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Nike Shapa Soweto Opens To Nurture Upcoming Athletes

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Introducing the new world-class Nike Shapa Soweto Training Centre in the heart of Soweto. This is the home “for a next generation of athletes”

Nike Shapa Soweto was build in 2010 to nurture young soccer players in South Afriça's most famous township.

It relaunched in November 2021, and the updated Nike Shapa Soweto Traning Centre now also includes dedicated spaces for basketball, running, training, dance, judo and skateboarding.

It's a safe and secure environment that is built to cultivate the next generation of athletes from local communities. The training centre is open to people of all ages and accessed with a free membership.

Nike collaborated with Johannesburg’s contemporary design studio, Futura, to design the spaces at the training centre. The community basketball court, the football players' tunnel and the spaces around Shapa features designs by Gustav Greffrath’s Futura studio.

 

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Shapa offers quite a few amenities such as the skate park, football field, basketball court, studios, gym lockers, showers, and more. It offers track and field, distance running, yoga and dancing sessions. Caster Semenya's athletics club, Masai AC also has a designated training facility at Shapa. The training centre is equipped with world-class, qualified staff and equipment.

You can join clubs and sessions such as the “Running With the Pack”, “Skating With Girl Skate” and “The Nike Training Club”. And guess what? You can get all these benefits by getting your membership free! So why not sign up now and start committing to those New Year’s resolutions? You can book sessions online in advance. Book now as spaces fill up quickly! Come and explore your inner athlete with Nike.

Nike Training Club with Zaakirah

Train with fitness guru, Zaakirah of Tribe Fitness Studio. The Nike Training Club (NTC) is a one hour session. The basis and fundamentals of NTC will be covered in this session.

 

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Dancing with Tarryn

Join a two-hour dance session suitable for beginner and intermediate dancers, hosted by world renowned choreographer and dancer Tarryn Alberts. The hip-hop lesson offers an introduction to the styles of hip hop and jazz-funk dance. Hip-hop technique, choreography, and freestyle improv are all included in this session. There is also a warm-up and a cool-down meditation session in this class.

 

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Yoga with Banesa

This session involves the yogi adopting techniques such as movement, breath, meditation, and sound to relax and discipline the ego.

Running With the Pack

Join the two hour workout on a 3km soccer field perimeter. This is a low-intensity run, ideal for injury prevention. This session is suitable for all ages as it is a low impact and slow run.

Skating With Skate Girl

This is a two hour class for skaters who want to enhance their skating by practicing flat ground skills and tricks such as carving, kick turning, ollies, pop-shuvits, and flat ground skills.

Shapa Soweto Operating Times:

10am - 6pm on weekdays
8am - 5pm on weekends

Where Is It

Nike Soweto Football Stadium, Klipspruit, Soweto Sign up for FREE at Shapa Nike and join other members in staying active! Check out our sports and fitness guide for more of the ultimate updates on sports and fitness.

Written by Tendani Rabali.

 

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