What is FiCT

On February 6-7, the Fittest in Cape Town (FiCT) competition will take place in Cape Town for the 6th time since its first iteration in 2011. FiCT is a test of functional fitness, in which Africa’s fittest athletes compete in a variety of workouts in order to determine who is the fittest woman, man and gym/team in the mother city.

FiCT is a competition that tests a broad, general fitness: Most other local competitions (such as the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon or the Cape Argus Pick’n’Pay cycle tour) predominantly test capabilities in Endurance and Stamina. FiCT goes far beyond that, testing all other physical skills – namely Strength, Flexibility, Speed, Power, Coordination, Accuracy, Agility and Balance – as well. Doing well or even winning the competition by mastering just one or two of these skills will be next to impossible, but rather require balance and proficiency in all of them.

The Fittest in Cape Town is intended as an annual competition, providing an opportunity to actually measure physical capacity and compete in functional fitness. As such, it will not only reveal who is fittest, but give each competitor an indication of how fit they are. Even spectators will get an idea of what fitness is about giving the event both educational and motivational qualities. FiCT is a community event promoting health and fitness and highlighting what anyone can do to become fitter. It defies the common belief that fitness must decline with age.

Are you Ready? Let’s get some.