Going for gold
Going for gold

Charity event is fitness gold

One hundred and eighty eager exercisers descended on the gym last Thursday night for the Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre’s (MUSAC) ‘Gold’ Bodyattack charity event.

The class was free for members and their guests, but $955 was raised from gold coin donations that will go to the Special Olympics, the world’s largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The Special Olympics provides year-round training and competitions to more than 4.2 million athletes in 170 countries and gives people with an intellectual disability opportunity, choice and the possibility to reach their personal best. A number of Special Olympians attended the event and had fun participating in MUSAC’s biggest ever Bodyattack class.

This was MUSAC’s second mass-member participation event, with the first being a ‘Record Raiser’ event last March featuring supersized Zumba and Bodypump classes to raise funds for the One Girl Foundation.

While these mass classes are special one-off charity events, MUSAC regularly holds themed group fitness events to launch the new fitness programs. The next of these, Super Silver Saturday on 12 July, will see each of the four studios decorated,  and members, guests and instructors are all encouraged to come dressed in their best silver workout gear! It is a fun free day and a great chance to try classes you have never had a chance to try, so keep an eye out for more details closer to the date.