Last Saturday, on 4th March 2019, Planet Fitness took over Nelson Mandela Square for their pilot SWEAT Workout Party. Over 800 fitness lovers, Fitness Chat editor included, gathered at the square for a 5-hour workout marathon. The sweat session started out with a warm-up of yoga, followed a variety of group exercise classes that Planet Fitness offers to its club members.
For over 20 years, Planet Fitness has been growing its health clubs and keeping South Africa fit, at a very steady pace. But now all is about to change as Planet Fitness embarks on an aggressive growth path which will involve the opening of two new fitness clubs every month for the next 24 months. With this expansion program, Planet Fitness will ultimately grow its clubs from 45 to 93. To kick off the campaign, Planet Fitness opened the first of its signature clubs, in Morningside at the Wedge Centre, on 9th June 2018.
My workouts and nutrition for the month of February are being fuelled by the Exox Lean-Pro Protein and Protein Synergy Bars from Evox, a leading local and international supplements brand. Evox has been around for years and I have been one of their devoted customers ever since I discovered their ‘to die for’ flavour of their Whey Protein Advanced, the apple crumble custard flavour.
Have you ever been on a hunt for a raw bar that doesn’t taste like cardboard dipped in sugar? Or have you been in search of a raw bar that is free from all the bad stuff such as preservatives, and added sugar? Well, I once was on such a chase and now I have arrived. I am excited to introduce you to the Rush Training Bars which are powered by ingredients such as pumpkin seeds, raw honey, dates, coconut, cinnamon and a load more of other unprocessed goodies which I will unpack as this awesome introduction unfolds.
As Fitness Chat turns one year this week, it is time to look back at what a year 2017 has been for this fitness blog and share with you the top 10 Fitness Chat blog posts.
Making this selection wasn’t an easy job particularly because plenty of quality articles giving no-frills fitness tips were published on Fitness Chat. South African fitness trainers and athletes shared valuable fitness and training tips, nutritional advice from qualified dieticians was dished out, and upbeat workout motivation tips, as well as brilliant suggestions for workout plans, were part of the buzz on Fitness Chat. Read on to find out which article made the list and also to recap on the best no BS fitness tips.
I know you are well aware that the Color Run Superhero Tour has been doing rounds this year since it’s 2017 world debut, in Soweto, back in April. If you claim not to be aware, no worries, I will tell you all about it and the best part? I will even rub photos in your face of me participating in The Happiest 5K on The Planet.
A couple of months ago I wrote about running safety tips, an article that had been inspired by an American woman, Kelly Herron, who had been assaulted in a public restroom at a park during an afternoon run. Kelly shared on Instagram that she had taken self-defence lessons and she utilised what she had learned from the self-defence class to fight for her life during the attack. The self-defence moves that she had learned, saved her.
X-Pole, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of dance fitness poles, gave me the opportunity to try out pole dance fitness. The arranged session took place at Sultry Studios in Centurion, owned by Lindi Gyökösi, a Pole Fitness coach. The hour-long class was led by Sune Van Staden and assisted by Natalie Myburgh.