It all started with the above fitness challenge by Personal Trainer and Fitness Model Tafara Muchechemera otherwise known as Tafinator, who lives in the state of Queensland, Australia. Tafara challenged ECCT Founder and Personal Trainer Teurai Chanakira to do the same exercise. Teurai (also known as ‘Tee’) took up the challenge and posted a video doing the exercise (see below). Tafara then challenged other Zimbabwean female fitness enthusiasts to join.
After a suggestion by another lady – Olivia Smith – based in Melbourne, Australia and in order to promote fitness amongst women, the ladies decided that they will do this for a worthy cause too. The World Health Organisation states that most cancers worldwide are caused by lifestyle factors such as poor diet and health. Fitness can thus help us to prevent the risks of some cancers.
Thus came the birth of the idea to have the ECCT FitChicks Global Challenge, and on social media, more commonly seen as – #ecctfitchallenge. Any woman worldwide can join this challenge by either doing one of the exercises someone else posts, or can post her own video challenging any of her friends or other ladies already in the challenge to do it. This is not for people advanced in exercise – it is for beginners to advanced fitness ladies. It does not have to be an advanced exercise – but something that is safe, and has a flair of creativity. For example, you could challenge someone to do 15-30 push-ups in a row on their knees or on their toes.
Anyone participating must also donate $1 (or more if they wish to contribute more) to the ECCT, with proceeds going to support the 4 patients and their families which the ECCT is supporting. The image above shows 1 of our families receiving a food hamper. Thank you for the $25 donation which we have received since the campaign started on Sunday 5 July 2015.
*To make a donation for at least $1 from wherever you are in the world to support the families, you can click on the fundraising page here now.