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Wellness walk promotes Lotus River community fitness <span></span><p>'The walk amplified our commitment to promoting an active lifestyle, fostering community engagement and encouraging recreation among residents. Through initiatives like this, we empower our community members to prioritise their health and well-being, while enjoying the beauty of our surroundings,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia van der Ross.</p><p>The event, made possible through ward allocated funding, brought together 60 men and women, aged between 18 and 80. <br></p><span><figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"><img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:855px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>The designated walking route, stretching from Lotus River Recreation Centre to the scenic Zeekoevlei Nature Reserve, provided a picturesque backdrop for the walk.</p><p>This inclusive event underscored the importance of holistic well-being, bringing the community together in the spirit of fitness and camaraderie. </p><p>Recreational activities were offered in addition to physical activity, reinforcing the value of an active lifestyle in a vibrant and healthy community.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>Communities are encouraged to become active through Lotus River Recreation Centre's fitness programme. </p><p> </p><p>The programme, for anyone aged over 18, consists of fitness activities aimed at enhancing health-related physical fitness, cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and skill-related physical fitness, such as agility, balance and coordination.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>The eldest participant, 80-year-old Minnie Davids, said she enjoyed the event and tries to participate as regularly as she can in the senior activity programme at the centre.</p><p>Residents interested in signing up can contact the Lotus River Recreation Centre team at 021 444 1365.<br></p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2024-03-17T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#72fd2076-7d36-47a9-adb0-027db8562fbd;L0|#072fd2076-7d36-47a9-adb0-027db8562fbd|exercise;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#3cc24fb7-843d-4263-8e61-b3d7292ff76d;L0|#03cc24fb7-843d-4263-8e61-b3d7292ff76d|Elderly;GP0|#d70000b8-8e1c-4339-9579-afdb0bf05aa6;L0|#0d70000b8-8e1c-4339-9579-afdb0bf05aa6|Lotus River10

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