Apart from her 8-5 hustle as a business sourcing consultant, 25-year-old Zinhle Masango wears many other hats. She is an online coach, fitness motivational speaker, Planet Fitness influencer and NPL brand ambassador. Zinhle is also a mum and owns her own fitness company. She shares training, motivations and nutrition tips in this Fitness Chat.
Until recently, I did not ever think that I would ever classify myself as an emotional eater. But stressful situations in the recent past have had me questioning my eating habits and this caused me to reach out to a wellness expert and nutritionist and seek some answers about emotional eating.
There are days and times when workout motivation is solid and you kill it in the gym without even using the ultimate gym playlist. Then there are days when you feel like you need a pair of binoculars to find the motivation to workout. This is called life. It happens to most of us and on days when the workout motivation is hard to find, you have to have an insane playlist of the best workout songs.
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.
During her last few years in high school, Faith Aviwe Majodina watched a weightlifting demo and instantly decided that was what she wanted to pursue. And after participating in the sport for about three years, Faith took part in the Western Cape provincials’ competition, where she placed first in the under 63kg division. Later, she was selected to represent the Western Cape in the Junior South African Championships under 63kg and she placed second.
But due to her studying and work commitments Faith had to put weightlifting aside for about 4-5 years. She wasn’t training at all during this period and wasn’t happy with what that did to her body and health. In this Fitness Chat, Faith Aviwe Majodina shares how she got back on the grind, her training, fitness motivation, and nutrition tips, and plenty more.
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.
Joan Venter considers herself a late bloomer in the sense that fitness and living a healthy lifestyle became part of her life only after her kids had been born. Joan started to train regularly only in her late 20s. Up till then, she never had an interest in exercise or getting fitter as she deemed herself an academic and always had her nose in books. But that all changed once she got into it and has never looked back, except for the time that she was involved in an accident and had to undergo operations. Today at the age of 54, Joan Venter still trains six days a week and reveals her training splits in this Fitness Chat.
There are days when a new fitness wardrobe is enough motivation to hit the gym and then there are some days when you need the best fitness motivational quotes to remind you of why you have to stay on top of our fitness game. Regardless of your current mental state, you have to bring your A game every. single. day to the gym! No excuses.
Marisca de Beer is a fitness fanatic who is currently in a relationship with peanut butter, enjoys the occasional butt rub and a pizza date.
In her younger days, she participated in sports such as athletics, netball, and tennis but was never really the “A team” sporty type. In fact, Marisca de Beer has been more on the creative side of life and her main passion has always been art.
At 45 years of age, she has a smoking hot physique that will give most 20-year-olds a run for their money!
Tercia Dawes is extremely passionate about living a fit, healthy lifestyle and is motivated by knowing that her journey inspires others. For Tercia, her lifestyle is about being healthy on the inside, as well as the outside. And that is why she is incredibly passionate about building muscle in the healthiest way possible and she has managed to achieve her current results 100% naturally, relying on wholesome nutrition and consistently training hard and pushing the limits.
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.