SAPS mass aerobics held in Cosmo City

“A healthy body is a healthy mind, and this is necessary to the police,” said Honeydew Police spokesperson Captain Balan Muthan during mass aerobics held at Multipurpose Centre on 30 July.

Honeydew South African Police Services (SAPS) hosted SAPS members from different areas in Gauteng Province to participate in the aerobics. Maintaining fitness among the police was the main agenda of the event, Captain Muthan said.

“It is very important for the police to be always fit,” Muthan added, “because it gives them the ability to chase after criminals. We brought some specialized instructors to lead our aerobics event. Therefore, we will be able to bring peace and security within the communities we operate in.”

The Captain added that SAPS’ mass aerobics are set to be happening on a monthly basis  the country to promote police health and fitness.

“We would like to see more members involved in physical fitness,” said Chris Molapo the Honeydew SAPS fitness coordinator. The challenge of stopping criminals requires police officers to be physically fit, he added.

“We were tasked by Gauteng Province to work on fitness exercises within,” he said. “We have members from as far as Carletonville and Pretoria joining us on this program. We are trying to encourage all the members to take health and fitness seriously. They should take care of their bodies by eating healthy food and doing regular exercises.”

Molapo said that the programme rotates SAPS members to make sure that police services are not interrupted.

“Of course we want every police member to participate,” he said, “but they cannot all participate at the same time. We understand that while doing this programme, service delivery should be always rendered.”

Molapo thanked all the members who participated in the aerobics. “We want to express our gratitude to our top management for allowing SAPS members to come together and do fitness exercises,” he said. “We also want to thank the Ward Councilor Mapula Mosito for allowing us to use the Community hall.”

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