ParkRun Harare : October

Come and run with us this weekend at the ONLY park run in Harare.

Place: Greenwood Park

Date: 14 and 28 October 2017

Time 5:30am for 6:am

Join us for a fitness filled morning at the park hosted by Fitness Bae in partnership with Steward Health.

  • 5K Run
  • Body Weight Training
  • Stretching

Bring your towel and bottle of water.  Remember to wear something pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

*Please be early, run starts at 6am sharp!*

Admission is Free!

28 October 2017

28 October 2017

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The GloRun

The GloRun is a youth initiative that started last year. It’s a 5km glow in the dark night run that is then followed with a Glow Party. (yes, you read right, Issa Party!!) Last year it was in aid of Magis Zimbabwe Pilgrims who were raising funds to go to the World Youth Day in Poland. After the success of last year, where over 600 tickets were sold in 3 weeks, we decided to continue and have managed to maintain the interest of our previous sponsors and gained a few in the process.

This year The GloRun is in aid of KidzCan Zimbabwe and we would love to raise as much as possible for this worthy cause. The run is on the 19th of August 2017.

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The GloRun is being held at The Country Club in Newlands starting at 5:30 pm with registrations at theglow painting booth.  GloRun participants then go under a UV light to activate the paint and will do a short dance warm up around 6 or 6:30pm then start a 5km (9 hole run) around the golf course.

After completion GloRun participants join a glow in the dark foam party with the resident DJ Smith.

ZiFM Stereo is the media partner for this event and they will also be partnering with KidzCan to celebrate Zi@5!

You already know I love all things fitness and I will be at the GloRun party.  It will be my first time attending this event and I am super excited! I am always happy to be part of a worthy cause and I hope you will join me next Saturday for lots of fun, selfies and fitness.

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Walk Against Cancer

Good Morning Team!

It’s good to note that there are a lot of activities were health and fitness are concerned over the past year.  This weekend there will be a walk against cancer.  If you have time please come through and be part of worthy cause.

Team #RunWithFitnessBae will definitely be taking part and we hope to see you there!

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Dare To Skip!

Welcome to the second part of the Winter Challenge.  I know a lot of you are relieved that we don’t have to run every day anymore.  Here is the breakdown for this month’s challenge, sit tight and grab some pen and paper it’s going to be exciting!

1.Floor Work

Make sure you invest in a pair of shoes that has a firm grip, you do not want to trip and fall during your routines. Don’t you just love that there is Rest Day on Saturday and Sunday?

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Image from Pinterest

2. Skipping Challenge

Be mindful of where you skip from. Skipping exercise should NOT be done on a carpeted surface or stone or asphalt surface. You should do the exercise on shock-absorbing surfaces, preferably wooden floors or other smooth surfaces to avoid tripping or rubbing, which can lead to injuries.

I also strongly advise that you wear a pair of trainers when you do your skipping.  Do not skip barefoot!  The challenge will be in reverse, we will start from Day 30 making our way to Day 1.  Get ready to sweat buckets!

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Image from Google

3. Running

This month we will be running twice a week.  Sunday for #JustDoItSunday 5K and Wednesday for a 3K run.

Nyasha did us all a huge favour and put the information on a very neat spreadsheet.  I suggest you print it, stick it on your fridge, kitchen cupboard, bathroom mirror, heck even stick it on your forehead if it will help you with remembering that you have work to do!

All the best in the July Challenge.  You will get very hungry this month, skipping does that to you BUT please make sure you have a healthy and filling breakfast.  Stay hydrated and make sure you prepare your own meals as often as you can.  You can do this!  If you could run for the most part of June, what’s a few skips in July?

For information on the benefits of skipping please read the link over here.

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Fitness In The Park : #RunWithReal

Look at you!  You made it through part one of the Winter Challenge.  Running everyday for 30 days was not easy but here you are making yourself proud!  I for one had never done such a challenge and it felt good to have a whole team to go through each day with.  A lot of different activities happened this month but I will highlight two of them.  We had a #RunWithReal Challenge and our monthly Fitness In The Park do.

Real, one of the members of team Fitness In The Park sponsored prizes for participants who were going to come out tops.  The challenge on that particular day looked like this:

Run 3K
Points will be given for:
Time
Distance
Elevation
Even pace
Using hashtags(#RunWithReal #RunWithFitnessBae) and displaying them on social media accounts
Completion

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Only 5 people submitted their runs to the point taker.  Real decided instead of sponsoring 3 prizes, he would get all 5 members something.  The prizes included

  1. A personalised hoodie – Tawanda
  2. A Tshirt – Onai
  3. A crop top – Ian
  4. A digital skipping rope – Dumisani
  5. A PVC skipping rope – Archie

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You can check out some of the merchandise from the shop here.  A big thank you to Real for sponsoring the prizes, it gave the team an extra drive to go out and run in the freezing cold weather.  I am still hurt that I was legible to win anything, how unfair is this??


Fitness In The Park is my favourite part of the month.  I get to meet the people behind the names I see on the WhatsApp group.  I had to make sure I got there early because I sent out a video telling members of the group that the first person to get to the park would win themselves a movie ticket and lo and behold, Archie was the first one to appear!

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Archie

We started off the day with a 2K run then proceeded to doing the already existing floor work challenge that comprised of ab workout and squats.  I strongly feel that it is important to work on your core because it is the centre of your balance.  I am sure a lot of members have seen pace improvements during their runs this month and I can safely say that ab workout I recommended did the trick!  What I love about meeting in the park is that we get to talk about different challenges anyone might be facing, get to share different variations for workouts and I can also get to see who is doing the workouts in proper form! I also make sure that I give almost everyone a chance to take the lead that way they will have no choice but to do the workout to the end and correctly.  Slacking is NOT an option.

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The floor work was tough but worth it.  Everyone was happy when it was time to take pictures; that’s like the highlight of the whole do.  To show everyone that we did the work and now we can muck around.  We usually play basketball afterwards and part of the team proceeded to the court for a couple of games.  This month the Fitness In The Park do was different in a good way because a number of people came through and not just adults but kids too and they loved it!  I have a dream that one day soon we will fill up the park and have a morning filled with fun and fitness.

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Fitness Flash

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Team Fitness In The Park


Lastly, I want to say congratulations to everyone who took part in the challenge.  It was not easy to commit to something that you had never in your wildest dreams thought you would do.  When I planned out the June Challenge I had beginners in mind and I am happy to note that they did me proud!  2K sounds like a very short distance but when you have to do it every single day when you could easily be in bed enjoying the comfort of your warm blankets…now that right there is commitment!  A few people shared their thoughts on the challenge:

Nyasha

I feel on top of the world!!! The challenge was in the mind… I have run longer distances but not with the same consistency. Getting up and putting gardening gloves to stay warm instead of staying in bed is where the battle for fitness was won!! 

Fungai

Running 2K is not necessarily hard when it gets tough you simply walk. I think it’s the everyday part, the waking up in cold weather, now that was horrible!  Oh!! and the fact that you committed yourself to this challenge, if you don’t do the challenge the the challenge would have beaten you 😂… I had a constant  voice that would make you feel bad for not running!

Onai

The challenge is in choosing the right picture to put your run info!

Faith

Day30/30 Done and dusted. I just completed a 30 Day Running Challenge. I didn’t even know I had it in me!

Real

I am heartbroken.  I am going to miss the people I used to see in the morning and the dog from number 45 that used to bark at me every morning.

To everyone in the team; I don’t think you realise this but you have acquired a new positive habit in your life without me having to force you into it.  I hope you will fall in love with running as much as I have and you will incorporate it into your daily exercise routine.  Remember to always use the hash tag #RunWithFitnessBae that way I can track your progress.  Thank you for joining us on this challenge I hope you will be a part of the second challenge which starts tomorrow.

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Yoga Classes

Hello my darlings!

I always want to keep you updated on what’s going on in the fitness world in and possibly around Harare.  Take your pens out and jot this down or take a screen shot of this blog post or better yet book mark it for future reference.

My fitness friend Tendai Angela hosts Yoga Classes every week and this is what her calendar looks like:

Monday: 18:45 – 19:45hrs 

(Set intentions of the week, relaxation) at Queen of Hearts. “The art of release and internal balance.”

Wednesday: 16:30 – 17:30hrs

(Mid week check in) at Queen of Hearts. “Nourishing Vinyasa Flow.”

Saturday: 08:30 – 09:30hrs

Franjipani in Mount Pleasant.  “Consciousness in Motion.”

Saturday: 12 – 13:00hrs at Queen of Hearts.  This is a free class for women with endometriosis or any menstrual related issues or pain.  “Self Love Series”

I hope to see you at one of the classes because I will definitely take some time out and let my body do the Yoga!

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Tendai Angela

For more information kindly get in touch with her on this platform.

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