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December 28, 2020 AnnouncementsExercisesNews

Update on Training at Plett Sports Clinic
The good news is, as an essential healthcare service we remain open and for the most part continue as normal. There are a few slight changes detailed below. Please have a read…

 

Exercise
“All indoor and outdoor gatherings will be prohibited for 14 days from the date hereof, except for funerals and other limited exceptions as detailed in the regulations, such as restaurants, museums, gyms and casinos,” explained Ramaphosa.

 

How does this affect us?
We are continuing business as usual with current Covid protocols in place.
– Sanitising
– Mask wearing
– Distance when training
– Limited group classes (need to book in advance)
– Maintaining strict Hygiene protocols

This will be reviewed continually, if changed we will be in communication with you.

 

Masks
“From now on it is compulsory for every person to wear a mask in a public space,” said Ramaphosa. “A person who does not wear a cloth mask covering over the nose and mouth in a public place will be committing an offence.”

Previously, only businesses and building owners faced sanction if someone on their premises didn’t wear a mask.

 

2A) The prohibition in subregulation (2)(c) shall not apply to a person who undertakes vigorous exercise in a public place, provided that the person maintains a distance of at least three metres from any other person, and subject to directions on what is considered to be vigorous, issued by the Cabinet member responsible for health. (Copied from level 3 regulations)

 

How does this affect us? 
– You’ll need your mask when entering the facility and signing in.
– You may remove your mask when you are in your training area.
– Masks to be worn again before leaving your training zone.

 

Curfew
“Across the whole country, the new curfew will be between 21:00 and 06:00.”

 

How does this affect us?
Our 6am group class and personal training sessions will commence at 6:15am. (be ready to leave you house at 6am to get to the gym on time!👍🏻. If you live further out, please consider the 7.20am class!👍🏻😎

 

7:15am class is now moved to 7:20am start.

 

All other classes remain the same, please check our class schedule.

 

Please wait for the floor to clear before entering your class.

 

See you in the morning!!😎👍🏻👍🏻🙏🏻💪🏻
We can do this! 🙏🏻💪🏻☝🏻



November 25, 2020 EventsFundraising

I, Sandra du Plessis, work in conservation development and community based natural resource management. In 2012 I was in Rwanda conducting community based natural resource management training at a Rwandan college. I met a young boy called Peter at the bus station in Musanze, on my way from the Volcanoes National Park to Kigali.

Peter although only twelve years old at the time was not attending school but working as a bus usher in Musanze. Bus ushers help attract customers who they help onto the bus with their bags and to find a seat. The local buses businesses pay young boys “pocket money” to “usher” because of the big competition between bus businesses, and a population who is highly dependent on local transport.

Peter ushered me onto my bus, and then went to the Spaza shop at the bus station to buy me water and food for my journey on my behalf. We exchanged contact details through the window of the bus, and I returned to South Africa the next day. When back home in South Africa Peter contacted me by email and we started communicating. My husband and I soon realized how important it was for Peter’s future that he attend school. Only primary school is state funded. Peter’s parents, peasants who were subsistence farmers and lived off the land in the rural areas on the outskirts of the Volcano National Park, had no money to send Peter to high school.

My husband and I decided to sponsor Peter to go to school. We were fortunate that I had Rwandan colleagues from the college where I trained in Rwanda, who could ensure the funds were allocated to Peter’s schooling (and other essentials) and who could check up on Peter on a regular basis. We continued to sponsor Peter’s full high school career. Once he graduated from high school we continued sponsoring him to study a tourism degree at the University of Kigali. Tourism is the highest contributor to Rwanda’s GDP. This is because Rwanda is one of the top tourism destinations for viewing the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Peter plans to become a Nature Guide once his degree is complete. Nature guiding is considered a good job in Rwanda. Peter is currently studying his last semester of the degree (2020), and will graduate early 2021.

We want to provide his three younger brothers the same opportunity to have a bright future.

Peter’s father died a couple years ago, and his mother was forced to move to Uganda to survive. She now lives off the land, as a peasant, in a rural area not far from the Rwandan border. Prince, Peter’s brother who is 19 years old is staying with Peter in Rwanda. Although Prince is already 19 years old, he wants to go to high school to complete high school.

Peter’s two younger brothers, Masengesho (16 years old) and Manirakiza (14 years old) who live with their mom in Uganda, also want to do the same.

We want to find a few people who are keen to help give these three children a second chance to go back to school. The support given will directly help secure their future and the future of their future children.

First prize if you can commit to paying a proportion of a termly fee (each term is roughly three months). Providing long term support ensures this family never have to leave school again, and that each child is guaranteed the opportunity to eventually earn a school qualification. The funds contribute towards their termly school fees, their boarding school costs, and school uniform and materials.

The cost to help Prince go to high school, including their uniforms, materials and boarding school for Prince is roughly R5000 per term. We are so thankful that he has been able to start his school term in November, but require the strength of community to come behind this boy, and are putting this out to you.

If you feel led to support this endeavour then please contact Sandra Du Plessis, or Gaylene Ravenscroft.


Sandra du Plessis

Cell: 0649074728 // E: treesofgoodnes@gmail.com

Gaylene Ravenscroft

Cell: 0610071183 // E: gaylene@ravenscroft.co.za


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August 19, 2019 AnnouncementsEvents

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The Lean & Clean Challenge is NOT another diet and is NOT a new fitness fad. It is also not a one size fits all program. The Lean & Clean Challenge focuses on you as an individual, transforming your relationship to food and how you fuel yourself.

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July 25, 2019 Sporting

Plettenberg Bay Physiotherapist and Ultra Distance Runner Andrew Jansen Van Rensburg, accompanied by Rhys Foster (Ultra Distance athlete and legend of the paddling world having completed 20 non stop Duzi’s) will be running the entire length of the Wild Coast. We would like to undertake this challenge of 330km and try help out the community along the way…..

The Wild Coast Crossing – we are super excited about this massive challenge that will hopefully uplift the Pondoland community in association with Pillars of Hope, Wild Child Africa and The Pondo Trail.

What: we will be running from Port Edward to the Great Kei – the Transkei, over 4.5 days and covering approximately 330km of the most amazing coastline.

When: we start our run midday on the 1st August 2019 and plan to finish 5 August 2019

Why: we love this area, it’s people, the coastline and the culture. We would like to not only leave our footprints along the coastline,  but to also leave it a better place by:
0.      refurbishing and equipping 2 local schools / crèches in Msikaba and Manteku (educating = empowering )
0.      Empowering locals to do the work (employment)
0.      Creating awareness of this amazing trail and area we love, so that it can be protected from some of the crazy planned roads and mining that would make this area into just another developed coast at the long term detriment of the locals, the environment and the sustainability of area. (Environment and Sustainability)

How can you help: we are raising funds through Pillars of Hope to start delivering on the above. All money raised goes directly to the work and material needed. All contributions will receive a Section18A tax certificate.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world “ – Nelson Mandela

Contact us should you want to make a contribution

rhys.foster@psg.co.za

www.pillarsofhope.co.za

Andrew Jansen Van Rensburg has a Physiotherapy practice inside the Plett Sports Clinic.

www.plettsportsclinic.com

www.avrphysiotherapy.co.za


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