In the month of February, my kids and I headed off to the Neon Exercise Night in Centurion at the Els Club hosted by Karmically Fused. Karmically Fused was founded in 2009, by best friends, who both have the passion for helping people to become better versions of themselves.
Managing Director, Clair Buck said they wanted to create an exercise event for the whole family. As a fit mom in the making, one of the biggest frustrations I face is not always being able to workout with my kids. Fitness events are on the rise, however there isn’t much that caters for simultaneous workouts for both parents and kids. Yes some gyms have these facilities but they do come at a price and let’s be honest not everyone can afford a gym membership for each child. Gyms also have restrictions in terms of supervision and the type of exercises performed by them which means that the kids are often bored and frustrated. Which really translates to “parents are frustrated AF”.
This is why the Neon Exercise Evening appealed so much to me. The line-up included kiddy yoga lead by Clair herself, African gumboot dancing, Zumba and even bootcamp for the kids. The line-up also included the kid’s yoga Brand Ambassador for Magic Mat and its Little Secret. The Magic Mat series is a magical tool for teaching yoga to 5 to 12-year-old kids.
We arrived in our neon gear ready for some fun under the stars. Upon arrival and after registration, we made our way to the talented face painters who used special glow in the dark paints. I opted to have my tattoo coloured in instead of my face.
Seeing as the event is done in the dark, specialized lighting was used to ensure everyone glowed beautifully. I must admit it looked fantastic and the kids absolutely loved it.
The Neon Exercise Evening was filled with energy and fun. Classes were run by qualified instructors, dancers and personal trainers. The weather on that particular Friday wasn’t great at all and a few minutes into the workout the rain began. The amazing part is that almost everyone continued to dance and workout in the rain. The kids were in their element and the eccentric Zumba instructor had us laughing like crazy while we moved to the beat. All music and instructions for the event were actually heard through headphones. My boys said that was the coolest part of the evening.
There were also various stalls selling goods from health products, natural cosmetics and food.
Sharing the experience with my kids was really awesome and we had such a wonderful evening that we are looking forward to the next Neon Exercise Night.
Events such as these reinforce the importance of fitness, healthy living and quality time spent together as a family. Fitness workouts help develop athletic skills. The kids get the opportunity to learn basic goal-setting skills and it definitely boosts ones self-esteem.
The Neon Night will be held in various locations throughout South Africa. This was the first event and with it being the first event you always get a few teething problems. Despite some issues, it was a fantastic night and I can see this event growing from strength to strength.