Breaking through barriers hindering South African Youth!
This traditional gym is located inside the Genesis Youth Centre in Marburg, KZN. It has an open gym floor comprising of the free weights, machines, stationary bikes, treadmills, and more. Our gym is big, clean, and friendly. Our gyms hosts an annual Strong Man competition, that has become a community fitness bench mark. We currently have 120 Marburg Gym members, who come from varying walks of life. They benefit from our staff that offers assistance and personal training where needed.
This community gym opened in April 2018, with a new allocation of equipment from Virgin Active. It is located 60 kilometers south of Port Shepstone inside the newly constructed, "Limitless Youth Centre." This gym is an an extremely rural area bordering on the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Although, it is still in its infancy the KwanZimakwe location promises have a big impact on an area where there is little or no constructive outlets. Thando has done a great job as supervisor of the gym, while Kabelo makes weekly trips to ensure all is running smoothly.
The Murchison Gym is a well established gym located adjacent to the Genesis After School Project. It is our smallest gym, but one of our most needed. This gym is located in a community with one of the highest incidences of HIV/AIDS in not only South Africa, but the world. Our gym offers a safe place off the streets for community members to engage in constructive activities, all the while improving the health of their bodies.
This gym is the most recent addition to the Genesis Gyms project. It will open the beginning of September 2018. It is located on the property of North Durban Baptist Church and will reach an entirely different cross section of the community. We are currently in the process of employee gym employees for this gym location, where we believe God is doing great things.