Fitness Magazine’s Fit Affair series is gaining rapid momentum, as the fourth fitness event in the series is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 1 September 2018.
Fit Affair 3
Before I give you the low down on Fit Affair 4, let me recap Fit Affair 3. The event which took place in June at the Rietvlei Zoo Farm, was an energy filled event that catered for the entire family. There was definitely something for everyone with a wonderful line-up that saw everyone work up a sweat.
The line-up packed a punch with an energetic Boxercise workout by Mika Stefano, who was also the MC for the event. Participants got to muscle up with the functional fitness experience by @train_boutique_fitness. The days drew to a close with a cardio Zumba session with @gusmarimaritz.
The Main Reasons I Attend Fit Affair
The event caters for everyone including families. This means that my #FitFam gets to workout with me.
I get to meet and hang out with like-minded individuals. The regular Fitness Fanatics show up in all their glory to not only workout, but to encourage and motivate participants who are on their individual fitness journeys.
Rather honestly … Fit Affair is a vibe
Fit Affair 4
It’s definitely been an exceptionally cold and long winter. The welcoming of Spring just happens to coincide with Fit Affair 4. Its time to bring the heat and join in on the action as we get ever closer to the summer months. Fit Affair 4 will take place on Saturday, 1 September in Muldersdrift between 8-11am. The line-up includes celeb trainer Mika Stefano who will lead the warm up. So be prepared for to say #MikaMadeMeSquat! A bodyweight team challenge session with Simone Jacobs Fit is sure to get your heart pumping. You can also expect a fantastic resistance band session with wellness and fitness business owner, Lisa Raleigh. The days events will finish up with a killer ‘cardio-dance’ session by @macdavaan and @_fitnessicon_ so be prepared to get your party on!
I am giving away tickets to Fit Affair 4, so make sure to enter on my Instagram page. T’s & C’s apply.
The amazing thing about fitness is the endless options and possibilities.
The Warriors are Coming
Champions from around the world will face off in an epic battle that will test strength, stamina and skill in an international fight to see who will be the ultimate best. This is no ordinary c4ontest: it’s The Battle of the Warriors, a boxing extravaganza, and it will be coming to The Sun Arena, Times Square on 26 August 2018.
Eighteen men and women will fight it out for the championship title in what promises to be one of the most exciting international sporting events in the country this year. The matches held feature champions exclusively, lasting nine bouts each, providing riveting entertainment for the audience.
“We’ve secured top athletes in their divisions from around the globe to test themselves in this arena celebrate women’s month, Ivana Habazin from Croatia will be getting in the ring with Gifty Amanua Ankra from Ghana. International heavyweight, Vlad Sirenko, currently labled as the most lethal fighter on African soil, will be stepping onto the battlefield against Nuhu Azuma, What we will see on 26 August, really, is a real clash of the titans,” says Jani Hebler, of 5thElement Promotions, the organiser of the event.
The entertainment goes beyond the matches, however, and includes performances from South African favourites such as Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels as well as Dozi and his band. The SA Medieval Combat Team will also be displaying their prowess in demonstrations in between bouts, in preparation for the world championships.
It’s not all about the boxing, though. Spectators will also be able to enjoy specially choreographed performances from the current South African champion dance team, as well as witness the gravity defying acrobatics from South Africa’s pole dancing champions.
“With comedy legend, Barry Hilton, as master of ceremonies for the event, it can be certain that Battle of the Warriors will indeed have something for everyone. There is no doubt that this event has indeed brought together the very best of the best,” says Hebler.
Tickets for this exhilarating event are available through Quicket.
I recently blogged about the launch of FIBO Africa and the fact that I was over the moon to be one of the Fit Influencer for the event taking place later this year. I received tons of messages of congratulations and well wishes, but I don’t think any of us expected the next phase of my journey.
The Face & Body of FIBO Africa
Monday, 23 July 2018 FIBO Global Fitness named FitLikeMummy aka “ME”, as the Face & Body Ambassador of the Lifestyle and Fitness show. When I started my weight loss journey in January 2017, little did I know or even consider that 19 months later I’d be a Fitness Blogger, Fitness Influencer …. and definitely not the Ambassador of an international fitness show. I mean really, THE FACE & BODY OF FIBO AFRICA! Let me just pinch myself, because that’s actually me that they are referring to.
About FIBO Global Fitness
From Cologne to Shanghai and Johannesburg to the United States, FIBO is expanding its global activities and establishing a direct presence in the target markets. FIBO in Cologne, the Leading International Trade Show for Fitness, Wellness and Health, draws about 1,000 exhibitors and 150,000 visitors to Germany each year. This is where innovations are launched. This is where international trends are set. This is where the industry comes to invest. FIBO China has been the central meeting place of the Asian fitness industry since 2014. FIBO USA will also be launched in 2018, but first it’s time for FIBO Africa to bring the heat.
I am extremely passionate about helping individuals realise that there are #NoExcuses and that we shouldn’t allow anyone or anything from stopping us live our best lives. I’m a 40-year-old working mom who blogs part-time, and has managed to improve my health and fitness despite being a social butterfly. I’ve spent the past 19 months smashing stereotypes and I have no plans to stop anytime soon. #SMASHEDBYTASH
I’m going to record my nutrition and exercise regime daily on social media (so best you go follow me on social media if you aren’t already)
I will be doing a BIG REVEAL which will take place at the FIBO Festival on Saturday, 27 October. Yes, you heard right! I will be strutting this FACE & BODY on the Saturday, but I can’t do it without you. Please come show your support as I step out of my comfort zone to show your how I have found my FIT in FITness.
Many of you have been wanting to learn to Meal Prep Like a Boss, so join me at the FitFood Zone on Sunday, 28 October 2018 as I will be demonstrating a 7 day meal prep you don’t want to miss.
So with all that being said, best you head on over to www.computicket.com to purchase your tickets for FIBO Global Fitness Africa and come have loads of fitness fun with me and all the other amazing Fitness Influencers
The announcement came at the end of May 2018 that the world’s biggest trade show for fitness, wellness and health, FIBO Global Fitness is coming to South Africa. I followed the show that took place in Cologne, Germany via Instagram and I can’t express enough how excited I was to attend the FIBO Africa show. Those who follow my journey will tell you that I am the Queen of Fitness Events because FITNESS is indeed a lifestyle.
If I wasn’t excited enough already, I received a call asking me to be a Fitness Influencer for the event. An absolute surprise but one that has me jumping for joy.
Global Fitness Africa will take place at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg. Over the three days, FIBO will present an exciting summit and festival showcasing all that is hip, happening and futuristic in the world of fitness, wellness and health.
As a visitor, you will be will be able to explore the latest developments in the fitness and wellness world and immerse yourself in exercise apparel, work-out equipment and nutrition goods. You will be able to get active and get involved in various group fitness activities or feel inspired watching fitness competitions.
To ensure that visitors get the maximum out of your visit to FIBO, eight unique zones have been developed. They are:
FitBody: Focusing on wellness and beauty, visitors will be able to find out about the latest and best in the beauty business.
FitFood: Focusing on nutrition this zone is all about clean eating, health supplements and natural nutrients to boost your body.
FitGear: Focusing on interior, equipment and consulting services, this zone will showcase all types of machinery to maximize muscles and movement as well as the latest must-haves for gym.
FitKids: Focusing on starting kids’ fitness, this zone aims to uncover our future fitness stars.
FitStudio: Focusing on group training and fitness, visitors will discover trusted training to motivate movement.
FitTech: Focusing on the latest technology and trends in the health and fitness world, visitors will be able to experience fitness like never before.
FitTravel: Focusing on destinations that will keep you in shape, visitors will be able to plan their next trip knowing that their fitness needs will be taken care of.
FitWear: Focusing on apparel, this zone is all about getting fashion fit and to help visitors train in trending gear.
FIBO Global Fitness Africa is about action, power, passion, thousands of people enjoying fitness, clothing, shopping, nutrition, new equipment and exciting concepts.
The official launch of FIBO Africa 2018 took place at Go Health Club in Sandton on Wednesday 28 May 2018. To my surprise, FIBO Africa asked me to share my transformation journey at the launch. Truth be told, I was super nervous, talking about my experience made me exceptionally emotional. I didn’t realise how much my journey meant to me, until I stood on that stage and shared my story. It was great to listen to the other influencers share their stories. Real people, Real stories!!!
So if you would like to hear more about our stories and how we have found our FIT in Fitness, you can find us at the show. You will be captivated by the wide range of exhibitions and activities; from trendy functional sports clothing, equipment, innovative training techniques, nutrition and wellness treatments to active participation in various special fitness classes and competitions.
Be a FIBO-natic and find your Fit in Fitness. Book your tickets now through Computicket and join the biggest gathering of the fitness tribes in Africa at FIBO Global Fitness Africa, Ticketpro Dome from 25 – 27 October 2018.
If you have been following my journey, you are probably asking yourself why I attended Fitness Magazine’s Fit Affair 2.0 that was held in Pretoria this weekend.
Well, it’s pretty simple. Firsly, I love fitness events. Secondly, fitness is a lifestyle and even though I may be battling an injury it is important that my mental game is strong. That’s why attending Fit Affair 2.0 was a no brainer. Thirdly, you can’t beat the energy and vibe at a fitness event. Events like these allow me the opportunity to keep the momentum going. Besides, it means I get to hang and workout with my #fitfam and that’s the best part of it.
It’s the beginning of winter and the temperature at 8am was a chilly 8 degrees celsius. The cold start didn’t last very long and the sun soon began to bake down on us, it wasn’t long before we started to feel the heat.
The lineup started off with a stretch and activation session, which was followed by a Brazilian Booty workout which had us moving to the beat. This was pretty much the only workout I could get involved in so I did my own thing and made the most of it. It’s about listening to my body (and my doctor) but keeping my energy and spirits high. It’s super easy to become demotivated and frustrated when faced with an injury, which in turn can see you fall off the bus. I’ve come too far to let a set-back mess me up, so I’d rather be the girl who finds the silver lining.
The last session was a HIIT workout, which I couldn’t do at all. I must admit I had a serious case of FOMO watching from the sidelines. I was however able to play photographer and it was amazing to watch my friends embrace this fitness event. They were in it to win it and gave it their all. I was so glad they decided to join me for this event because they left feeling amped and motivated. Now this is what fitness events do for me and I was glad that I got to share it with my friends.
All in all another fabulous morning of getting up and getting moving. Really hoping to see you at the next fitness event. Check my Instagram account for more deets.
Hi! My name is Natasha and I am addicted to fitness events.
If you are following me on Instagram then you will know that I absolutely and totally love attending Fitness Events. I really can’t seem to get enough of them. Is it the actual fitness, hanging out with like-minded individuals or the unbelievable amount of fun and feel good vibes experienced? Well, for me it is actually all of the above.
I recently attended Botle’s Fitness Fest. Adidas brand ambassador, Botle Kayamba hosted her first of many fitness events in Johannesburg. For weeks leading up to the event she had promised us loads fun and a whole lot of sweat …. and boy did she deliver.
Botle asked me to be the MC for the event and I really couldn’t say no to a woman I admire and respect tremendously, but this was a first for me and very much out of my comfort zone. I however have to admit that it was loads of fun and I love that my journey is forcing me to operate well outside of my comfort zone.
After registration and striking a pose for the camera guy, the proceedings were underway. Ntsekie Majoro and Sello Seboka, put us through our paces. The high intensity boot camp had everyone sweating up a storm. I honestly don’t think I ever moved that fast in my entire life. Both personal trainers were completely amped and pushed the crowd to give their very best. It was super special to see Ntsekie again as he was the person pushing me when I started this journey in January 2017. I couldn’t afford him as a personal trainer, but that didn’t stop him from motivating me to push myself.
After a well-deserved and much-needed water break, it was time to shake what our mammas gave us. Loads of fun was had as we did the Vosho, Gwaragwara, lotsa twerking, Pantsula, Kwasakwasa, Qopetsa, Twalatsa and NaeNae. Some of you are wondering what the hell am I talking about. Well these are dance styles synonymous with South Africa. They are dance styles that get those hips moving while you listen to the beat of the music. YouTube it, if you must and then try it. Even Rihanna knows how to Gwaragwara.
I almost forgot to mention that Botle’s Fitness Fest produced one of the coolest fitness goodies bags ever. We were definitely spoilt at this event and I can’t wait for the next one.
Best of all, is that I got to hang out and workout with friends, work colleagues and insta friends who are now real friends. I absolutely love my #FitSquad. Friends who workout together most certainly stay together.
I can’t wait to see you at the next fitness event Beautifuls.