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See How “South Africa’s Schwarzenegger” Aims To Lift Poor With Township Gyms


Tumi Masite is a pretty amazing guy. He wants to bring exercise to South Africas who cannot afford the hefty cost of a big chain gym membership.

He’s a bodybuilding champion who has trained mostly in a backyard gym he built himself and he hopes to lift the community by encouraging others to workout.

“A lot of black people lack basic education about a healthy lifestyle. Lots of people are not working. Ikasi Gym is here for the people,” he said in an interview with Reuters.

Ikasi Gym is helping around 50 people recover from strokes. Masite also trains young South Africans who have had run-ins with the law or drug problems. Some of Ikasi’s members have got jobs in security since joining.

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source: The South African.com

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