Pop Up Gym comes to Durban!

Ok Durban, we always complain that nothing comes here, but now Pop Up Gym is coming here so rejoice!

Pop Up Gym

Pop Up Gym is the brainchild of Khethiwe Mhlangeni and Letshego Zulu. It is the most amazing Pop Up Gym event, that I have been admiring on social media for ages, and now it is finally in Durban!

We always complain that we don’t get cool things, well it is here and we better support it or we won’t get nice things guys…

This once off event is taking place THIS Saturday at Suncoast on the Sundeck. It is from 8-12 and is going to be tons of fun! There will be workouts like kickboxing, aerobics and partner workouts. There will be awesome giveaways as well, including a R5000 goodie bag to a lucky participant on that morning. *I’m gunning for that!

Pop Up Gym

 

What will you do with the kids you say?

Did we mention that you can bring your children as well? Incase you were worried about who is going to look after your little ones at the event there is a fun plan for them. They will be learning about their health and fitness the best way they know how to – with games.

 

 

Sounds like fun right?

Grab your tickets here

You can find Pop Up Gym on Instagram and Facebook if you want to see what it’s all about.

The Facebook event can be found here

Who is joining me? See you there!

 

I am giving away TWO Double tickets to this event. One set on Facebook and one on instagram. Go enter now! 

All you have to do is pop over to Facebook or instagram and be following myself, and Pop Up Gym and comment with the person you want to take with you! It’s as simple as that 🙂

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Monday Motivation 

Our Monday Motivation this week is quite fitting for our new 21 day challenge! In the next 21 days we are all going to have to take this advice. Go with the flow, not against it.

If you want something bad enough, you’ll fight for it. So go out there and fight for it. Don’t fight against it. Don’t make excuses. Don’t give yourself the leeway to wonder if you should do that workout today or have that coffee. If you set those goals, then go do it. Put the work in.

Your life is not a lottery. You make the decisions. You have the control. So stick to it!

Have you joined our #21DaysOfAwesomeness challenge? Go find it HERE

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How to survive the holidays 

I keep getting asked “How do I survive the holidays and not put on tons of weight?”
So I thought I would just give you all some basic guidelines to help you along in this time of need!

People are so used to their daily routine of work and working out, that when the holidays come up they tend to start panicking. Most people know that they won’t put in as much effort, or be able to eat exactly as they would at home, but they also don’t want to undo all the hard work they have done throughout the year.

 

FYI, your body doesn’t know it’s on holiday. So keep exercising and keep in your movement routine as much as possible. Your body is a machine and responds to demands, so make some demands and it will! A holiday is about relaxing, but its also about staying healthy.

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You don’t need to be doing an hour a day, you can do 20-30 minutes and still be active enough to maintain your fitness. That being said, your diet can’t be chocolate and burgers every day or you really will need two hours!

Simple tips and tricks:

  • Get a workout in as soon as you’re up in the morning.
  • Go for a run, walk or swim depending where you are.
  • Do a bodyweight circuit, you really don’t need any equipment.
  • Eat a little lean as much as you can, and use your Christmas meal as your cheat meal that week! You do it weekly anyway, so why should it be any different?
  • If you have a fitbit or alike, then use it daily to get in your 10 000 steps and set a calorie goal
  • You can use a calorie tracker like MyFitness pal or MyFatSecret (Tacky name I know) to track your calories in the day so you’re not going over.

We all love our creature comforts and routine of going to the gym, but how nice is it to just do something different and out of the ordinary? Holidays are about being adventurous, so why not be adventurous with your training?

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Most people are rounding off work today and that means they’re heading out for some cocktails to put them in the holiday mood! You need to set some limits and know your goals. Obviously if you want to be chugging 4 cocktails a day you really aren’t going to be happy at the end of it (and neither will your head). So maybe have one cocktail then switch to whiskey for example. Just make small sacrifices for this short period of time. You will still be feeling festive and indulging more than usual, but you’ll be happier knowing you are making healthy-ish changes that won’t ruin all of your hard work.

“Earn it or pay for it” as Andrea Orbeck says. Pick your cheats.
If you want wine and dessert, then your dinner should be light and not include chips but rather a salad.

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Get out there in the fresh air and be active. 20-30 minutes is really not a lot of time in a day, and your body will love it. You’ll have energy for the day and sleep better that night. If you’ve put in the effort to get to this point, don’t ruin it over a holiday.

There are plenty of HIIT bodyweight circuits on youtube, we all have no excuse really!

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Here are some workouts I love for travelling:

 

Source: http://eatprayrundc.com/2013/06/20/more-at-home-workouts/

 

Source: http://theberry.com/2013/02/18/daily-motivation-25-photos-36/da-mo-12-24/

Source: http://theberry.com/2013/02/18/daily-motivation-25-photos-36/da-mo-12-24/

Source: http://fitfluential.com/2013/05/a-week-of-workouts-may-13th/

Source: http://fitfluential.com/2013/05/a-week-of-workouts-may-13th/

 

How do you stay fit in the holidays? Share your best tips!

 

Happy Holidays!

Jane

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Getting to know Robyn Thomas 

Robyn Thomas is a blogger that is all about inspiring you to be the best version of yourself. I am all about that! We need to be kinder to other women, and ourselves, and that is the message she gets across. Be inspired and enjoy the beautiful life you have in front of you. It was such a pleasure getting to know her.

Lets get to know Robyn Thomas:

 

What does healthy mean to you?
To me, being healthy means being free from illness, exhaustion, and stress.

 

What is your chosen form of exercise?
Kickboxing. I’ve been training at Fighterz Inc for the past few months and have really fallen in love with the sport.

 

What does your way of healthy eating look like?
I eat according to my blood type: B+. It seems a bit extreme but it really helps to know which foods agree with my body and what I should avoid, especially for my skin and unnecessary weight gain. Typical food to avoid is chicken, coconut, peanuts and shell fish, while red meat, olive oil, kidney beans, and pineapple are fine for example.

 

What is your passion project?
Visiting a different city every year.

 

What does a typical day look like for you?
I spend most of my day writing for various travel and hospitality brands.

 

What would you like people to know about you?
I can be described as a Cape Ruby Port of wines with soft, sweet top notes and bold undertones. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll know exactly what I’m like.

 

What would you like people to know about your work/business?  
It is a lifestyle blog founded on my mission to live well, and has developed into a platform where people who aspire for a fulfilled life, may be inspired.

 

Favourite exercise and why?
Sit-ups. I have some ab goals right now and it’s the best workout that doesn’t remotely affect driving.

 

Favourite workout song? Locked up by Larcy 😀 

 

Favourite quote/advice?

“To those whom much is given, much is required.” – Luke 12:48

 

Go and read her blog HERE! and be sure to follow her on instagram HERE

 


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