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WHO ARE WE ?

The Adventist Athletics Club was formed at the end of 2012 by a number of Seventh-day Adventists who were running for different clubs in Gauteng. The club was registered in 2013. The vision of the founder members was to get Adventists to embrace a healthy lifestyle by being physically active. In addition to that, the founders wanted to share the good news of the soon coming King hence the Maranatha inscription in the vests.

Adventist Athletics Club is a health and fitness Club formed to champion healthy and responsible living initiatives within and outside the Adventist Church community at large, our tag line being “Fitness for Witnessing” and our goal is to be Physically, Mentally and Spiritually fit!

  • Our sole aim is to pronounce the second coming of Christ through the promotion of a healthy lifestyle

OUR FOUR PILLARS

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy a fit and healthy lifestyle. So we made, achieve their personal health goals.

Health and fitness

Evangelism and Outreach

Fellowship

Excellence

That a healthy and responsible lifestyle free from narcotics prevents people from lifestyle diseases, the health message is the right arm of the gospel and as 3 John 1:2 says Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. Physical exercise and a healthy diet are key to achieving good health and the club is instrumental in assisting members to adhere to a healthy lifestyle.

As the club is represented in over 4 continents and different countries, it affords the members to have meaningful and fulfilling fellowships with each other. This includes major worship events such as the Comrades Sabbath , Soweto sabbath and many more. There is a designated Chaplain in every region that works on the spiritual nourishment of the members and they can reach out to each other for such support.

The club has identified an Elite Runners initiative that identifies talent and grows it within the club to a point where the athletes can be fully sustained through their athletic endeavours. Some of the athletes come from people outside the mainstream Adventist faith and they find a home at the club and soon they enrol in the baptismal programes. With this band of gifted runners the club is able to compete at the highest level and this becomes a key element of witnessing.

The club’s motto is fitness for witnessing – this is seen in the message of the vest that says “Jesus is coming again”, as runners take to the streets to run, this messages reverberates through the running streets across the globe and reaches fellow athletes as they participate in races. The Club also does book distribution at major races to reach across to runners.

1064

Members

5000

books distributed

40

Training groups

11

Branches

SUPPORTED SPORTING CODES

Running

Regular running or jogging offers many health benefits. Running can help to build strong bones, as it is a weight bearing exercise. It strengthen muscles and improves cardiovascular fitness. You burn plenty of kilojoules to help maintain a healthy weight

Swimming

Swimming is a great workout because you need to move your whole body against the resistance of the water.Swimming is a good all-round activity because it keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body. Swimming builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. it also helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs. Swimming tones muscles and builds strength and provides an all-over body workout, as nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming.

Cycling

Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level. The health benefits of regular cycling include increased cardiovascular fitness, increased muscle strength and flexibility, improved joint mobility,decreased stress levels improved posture and coordination, strengthened bones, decreased body fat levels and the prevention or management of disease as well as reduced anxiety and depression.

Hiking

Hiking outdoors has plenty of perks: nice views, fresh air, and the sounds and smells of nature..It’s good for you, too. Hiking is a powerful cardio workout that can lower your risk of heart disease, improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, boost bone density, since walking is a weight-bearing exercise, build strength in your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and the muscles in your hips and lower legs.Hiking strengthens your core, improves balance and helps control your weight

Walking

Walking for 30 minutes a day or more on most days of the week is a great way to improve or maintain your overall health.If you can’t manage 30 minutes a day, remember ‘even a little is good, but more is better’.Walking with others can turn exercise into an enjoyable social occasion.

MEET OUR TEAM

This is the team that is responsible for the taking care of the well being of the club and making sure everything runs smoothly.