Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Grey College wins state of the art gyms

There was a palpable air of excitement at Bloemfontein’s Grey College today as Coca-Cola® presented the winners of the 2013/2014 Coca-Cola® 30 Minute Heroes Challenge with three state of the art calisthenics gymnasiums.

Bloemfontein’s Grey College were named the winners of the 2013/2014 Coca-Cola® 30 Minute Heroes Challenge. They set a record with 199 boys completing the challenge in 30 minutes.

The Coca-Cola® 30 Minute Heroes Challenge promotes physical activity at school. It was open to schools which took part in the Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge. The concept of the challenge was to get as many students as possible through a 5-drill course in a 30 minute period. The school getting the most students to complete the course could win a state of the art outdoor gymnasium.

As part of the days formalities, the school was challenged by Coca-Cola® to re-enact their winning performance. Gravity Core, a Johannesburg based calisthenics group, performed a jaw dropping demonstration of the various ‘street workout’ routines that can be done using the gymnasium. The school body was given a personal one on one lesson by the Gravity Core team.

“Coca-Cola® South Africa is committed to promoting the benefits of leading an active healthy lifestyle. We encourage scholars of all ages to participate in at least 30 minutes of regular physical activity. The Coca-Cola® 30 Minute Heroes Challenge is just one of the programmes in which we get scholars active,” said Fetsi Mbele, marketing assets manager of Coca-Cola® South Africa.

Picture captions:
                IMG_2680 – A learner from Grey College runs through the slalom poles to test out the obstacle course.
                IMG_2996 – Deon Scheepers headmaster of Grey College and Sheenagh Kruger from Coca-Cola Fortune cut the ribbon to officially open the gym
                IMG_3027 – Athletes from Gravity Core show the learners from Grey College what exercises they can do on the calisthenics gym


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