Chad Prokop's Blog from South Africa exchange.

Friday June 5th, 2015 4:45pm

Across the continents and a world apart from everything I know,
I've landed with a vision to enhance fitness programming in The South Africa
YMCA's. In an unfamiliar environment
vested with centuries of heritage and diverse culture I find myself promoting
and the speaking the universal language that is fitness. Whether it's
California, or South Africa the act of striving for health through exercise is
common and shines strong. While kilometers and kilograms may differentiate from
miles and pounds the act of covering distance and moving weight to better
oneself and others remains the same.

My visit to South Africa comes at a special time. A time in which the YMCA looks to open a new,
and re-branded Y-fit center. Having an opportunity to present Health &
Fitness Models to a South African YMCA Team of Board Members allows the efforts
and work completed by our San Diego Association Health and Fitness leaders to
reach across the globe. At the culmination
of the evening there was a distinctive moment that I was inspired to be a part
of. The transfer of ownership from
current tenants to the YMCA was solidified, and Pietermaritzburg Y-fit was