Think you’re fit?
You’re probably not, when compared to a member of the Smithers Saltos competitive gymnastics team.
On Feb. 12, to mark National Gymnastics Week, the Saltos are hosting a Fitness Challenge where members of the community are being invited to test their mettle in activities like push-ups, chin-ups, rope climb and wall sits.
The challenge also lands at the beginning of the Saltos’ busy competition season so it’s nice for the athletes to have a lighthearted event to let off some steam after long hours of training, said event organizer Becky Stavast.
“We want to promote gymnastics and have a fun event to showcase what our kids have been up to and the good work of the other organizations that compete,” she said.
Last year, the Saltos won the challenge. Shogun Dojo was second and The Peak placed third.
The Fitness Challenge starts at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. There will be refreshments and admission is by donation.
All money raised goes toward the purchase of new equipment for the gymnastics club. Smithers businesses have also contributed door prizes for the event.
“We want the gym to be packed for the Fitness Challenge,” Stavast said. “It’s good for people in the community to come into the gym and see we are a very busy club that produces some really high-calibre athletes.”