Everyday superheroes raising money for worthy cause

15 September 2014

On Saturday 27 September, the Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre will see gym goers don their best superhero outfits for a day of fun and fitness while raising money for the Sydney Upper North Shore Special Olympics.

Superhero Saturday is a fun, free event for members and their friends, giving them opportunity to try out an exciting range of group fitness classes dressed up as their favourite superhero.

The day will feature an all-star class line-up including BodyPump, RPM, Zumba and Hoola Hoop Dance, with a special appearance from 2014 Australian Strongman, Ben Simpson.

Amidst the array of comic book decorations, tights and crop tops, participants have the opportunity to donate to The Sydney Upper North Shore Special Olympics, who work tirelessly to make a positive impact on the quality of life of over 600 children and adults with an intellectual disability every year.

“The fundraising has been fantastic,” said Chairman of the Kur-ing-gai Chase Organising Committee Supporting Special Olympics Upper North Shore, Greg Simmons.

“The relationship we have been able to build with Macquarie University Sport is really exciting for our athletes and families.”

Previous Super Saturday events have also seen many Special Olympians enjoy the classes throughout the day, with each of them achieving new goals and personal bests.

“It’s so rewarding to see the Special Olympians participate in our Super Saturday classes and try new physical skills and succeed at them,” said Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre Group Fitness Team Leader, Leisl Klaebe.

“The parents of the Special Olympians are staggered at what their athletes can do, that neither of them thought possible.”

For more information or to donate to The Sydney Upper North Shore Special Olympics visit www.campuslife.mq.edu.au/supersaturday.

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Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre staff and instructors. Credit: Campus Life

Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre staff and instructors. Credit: Campus Life

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