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Fitness related small businesses you can support during the Corona Lock Down

A list of small businesses that need your help (and can help you!)

Ah, Corona. South Africa is about to go into lock down and, a little more than 24 hours before lock down was announced the government made it pretty clear there would be no jogging, no dog walking and basically no leaving your house. At all. It got people into a bit of tizz and so I thought now would be the perfect time to share some Small fitness focused businesses you can help out. These entrepreneurs have been affected by the spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent lock down in South Africa. Some of their services will help you to stay healthy and sane during the lock down. Others will get you back into gear when the lock down lifts:

Here’s some fitness businesses to support:

GI Jane – March Movement Challenge

My incredible friend Jane is a personal trainer and has had to move much of her work online following the spread of Corona. She’s set up a March Movement Challenge for any lady in South Africa looking to do some fun home work outs while also getting support from a group of like minded women. The 6 week challenge costs R350. You join a private Facebook group and can do the workout at home in your lounge. All you’ll need is some bands and a yoga mat. Jane helps you source exactly what you need. She then posts 3 videos a week and you need to dedicate 3 days of that week to doing your workouts. The group stays open and you can jump in at any time. This is perfect for beginners or someone who has never been to gym. Jane is also available every day to comment and help you through. So you’ll get fitter AND make new friends! You can find out more information here.

Kheper – Gym clothes for the lock down lift

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I found Kheper awhile back. I’ve written about them and posted on social media. Every time they launch a new collection I try buy an item. Which is why this write up is a bit tough for me because their winter range launched at the start of the week and, for the first time in a long time, I didn’t jump on and purchase. I’ve been eyeing their new grape tights for AGES, but right now I need to see how this lock down effects my income. So I’m holding out, but it is tough. They have a range of active wear that is locally made and the best quality. They also sell affordable Bamboo fibre underwear. I bought 3 pairs the last time I shopped and really think it is the best underwear I’ve owned. While they can’t deliver during lock down all items order from now till 16 April will be shipped on the 17th. So go shop (please leave the medium Grape V Pop Tights alone, thanks).

Sheena Bagshawe – FREE Yoga and guided meditation classes

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Sheena is an awesome yoga teacher and one I’ve practiced with in the past. She has a soothing quality to her teaching that will allow you to switch off from the panic and concern you might be feeling around Corona. As we go in to log down, Sheena is offering free yoga classes via Google Hangouts, if you’re subscribed to her mailing list. She’s also offering live guided meditations on Instagram Live for those who need a little calm in their life. I’m hoping that by you taking part in her classes during lock down, it might be enough to convince you to go give a real life class instructed by Sheena, a try. If you want to find out more, head to her Instagram

Wardah Hartley – Fabufit Group Classes on ZOOM

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If you’re missing your hour in the gym working out with friends then these classes are PERFECT for you. Wardah did personal training with me for more than a year and her funky personality will have you hyped to get working. During lock down she is offering daily live classes on ZOOM with different exercise options available. She’s offering HIIT training, aerobics and even Yoga. Each class is 30 minutes and costs R50. Alternatively you can book for the week and pay R200. If you want to find out more information, check out her Instagram and send her a message.

Have any small fitness businesses you can suggest that might need support? Drop them in the comments below!

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