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We asked four fitness enthusiasts about new years resolutions

2019-01-28 10:52

Ncumisa Pongoma (23)

Trainee chartered accountant

What is your opinion on New Year’s fitness resolutions and do you think they work?

I don’t believe in them, rather set daily, weekly and monthly resolutions.

Why do you think people keep or break the resolution/s?

You need to want to exercise.

What is your opinion of dieting? Does it work or not?

I don’t think people should diet. Eating healthily needs to be a lifestyle.

Any advice for anyone failing to stay consistent?

Think about your goal often, programme your subconscious, don’t be hard on yourself.

What four basic workouts can one do to stay consistent?

Lunges, sit-ups, mountain climbers and skipping.

For home fitness, what basic equipment would you advise people to invest in?

A yoga mat, skipping rope, ab wheel and some resistance bands.

What has been the greatest lesson you have learnt about/with fitness?

You are always stronger than you think, you can hold on and keep going a little longer.

Nombulelo Mgabadeli (25)

Talent acquisition officer and fitness instructor

What is your opinion on New Year’s fitness resolutions and do you think they work?

They are hard to maintain. Fitness is a lifestyle that requires realistic and consistent work.

Why do you think people keep or break the resolution/s?

Setting unrealistic goals, a lack of vision and comparing their journey with someone else’s.

What is your opinion of dieting? Does it work or not?

It depends. When you have consulted a professional nutritionist, yes. It can work.

Any advice for anyone failing to stay consistent?

Trust your journey. Go at your own pace. Try finding people with similar goals.

What four basic workouts can one do to stay consistent?

Push-ups, jump squats, crunches and jogging.

For home fitness, what basic equipment would you advise people to invest in?

A yoga mat, skipping rope, ab wheel and 5kg dumbbells.

What has been the greatest lesson you have learnt about/with fitness?

Patience and consistency can go a long way.

Ophela Mhlauli (21)

Student

What is your opinion on New Year’s fitness resolutions and do you think they work?

They work only if you do.

Why do you think people keep or break the resolution/s?

Expecting to be a professional from the get-go. You don’t need that kind of pressure.

What is your opinion of dieting? Does it work or not?

It depends. If you believe that dieting is eating a balanced meal then you cannot go wrong.

Any advice for anyone failing to stay consistent?

Take it one day at a time. Routine helps you to stay consistent. Own your pace.

What four basic workouts can one do to stay consistent?

Skipping, jump squats, crunches and some burpees.

For home fitness, what basic equipment would you advise people to invest in?

A skipping rope, resistance bands, ab wheel and ankle weights.

What has been the greatest lesson you have learnt about/with fitness?

Nothing worth having is easy to obtain.

Candice Van Wyk (34)

Administrator

What is your opinion on New Year’s fitness resolutions and do you think they work?

They can work, depending on how dedicated and disciplined you are.

Why do you think people keep or break the resolution/s?

They, or rather we, are ill-disciplined.

What is your opinion of dieting? Does it work or not?

A good eating plan can work if you’re strict about not eating junk food.

Any advice for anyone failing to stay consistent?

Don’t be moved by group workouts, do it for youself and be self-motivated at all times.

What four basic workouts can one do to stay consistent?

Jogging, lunges (my favourite), squats and crunches.

For home fitness, what basic equipment would you advise people to invest in?

A bench and the kettlebell.

What has been the greatest lesson you have learnt about/with fitness?

When you have an illness, don’t just stop, do something simple.




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