• 3 tips on being less self-conscious to overcome intimidation at the gym

    We’re all into the new year, new me gig (well most of us at least). So naturally, in the month of January, my gym is fuller and busier than usual. Which I think is fantastic as people are working on their health and body goals. Some people might feel intimidated at the gym, actually I often still do. Mostly because I feel self-conscious at the gym. So here are a few tips that I use to be less self-conscious at the gym. Join a group class Group classes are fun, especially for people who don’t know what they’re doing (read me). Also, they’re generally really tough and if you’re feeling…

  • Move more, more or less

    I haven’t done a fitness update in while, mostly because there is not much to update. I’ve been going to gym on and off. This is dependent on my school and work schedule. There was a point where I went every morning to gym for a week. Then I fell ill and struggled to get back into my routine after 3 weeks. And basically, since then I’ve been going to the gym whenever the wind blows in the right direction. I also tried out the new Pound class at Virgin Active, and oh my word, it is so much fun. I went on Women’s day and unfortunately the only times…

  • How to choose a gym in 5 easy steps

    A few days ago, I received an email from the gym that I used to belong to. If you recall, I wrote earlier in the year that I joined Virgin Active at the Atrium, which is not exactly cheap (unless you’re a member via your medical aid, which I am not as my medical aid is not a part of VA’s programme) and quite a distance from my house. Even though VA is more expensive and further away than my old one, I realised that wouldn’t go back. Even if it meant spending more money.┬áThese tips on how to choose a gym, are basically the reasons why I chose my…

  • A short introduction to my fitness journey

    Well not quite, or not any more atleast. Three years ago I went exercise and diet crazy and became fit. Two years ago I was working out twice a day, five times a week doing circuit and cardio-strengthening training. I was at the lowest weight I was in years and I was toned. I gave up gym, but continued with cardio-strengthening training and slowly the pounds crept back up on me. Even though I was eating the same amount of calories as I did before, my three hours that I worked out each day, was slashed in half to just one and a half, but I didn’t gain all the…