So, it has been a while since we published our own podcast together - it is amazing that our first one as a couple was 26 episodes ago! We are excited about some significant changes personally, the explosion of our NPO in Fisantekraal called For The Long Run, and also the launch of our new brand called #LiveLife. We're looking forward to sharing these insights with you - thank you to everyone who has supported us on our journey so far - it means the world to us.
In Episode 40 we chat to Fiona Burdett from the Eastern Cape, as she shares her incredible story of transformation with us. For 30 years Fiona waged war against herself and her body. Fluctuating weight, from a destructive cycle of over-eating to starvation diets and over-exercising; had Fiona believing that for her; successful and lasting weight loss had become impossible... Finally she began a journey of personal development that changed her life. Fiona's coaching now helps other women to transform their bodies long term, by first changing their mindset. Find out how she did it!
Neal is an exceptional human being with a heart of gold, and we both had the privilege of meeting his over the weekend of the Cape Town Marathon. He is a TB survivor himself and a colourful personality in the Cape Town running community - check out his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/2Feet4TB/ to keep updated on his whereabouts - he is a busy man!
Through the 2Feet4TB initiative, Neal Stacey aims to inspire hope in TB sufferers across South Africa – educating them about the possibility of a full recovery by taking the correct medication and proper nutrition. He has pledged to participate in a minimum of one full marathon, ultra-marathon and/or road cycling race (as per the race calendar of Run & Cycling South Africa) every month, in each of South Africa’s nine provinces. There are 148 events in a calendar year. "I've pledged to participate in every marathon, ultra and cycling event as per the ASA & CSA road calendar between 2017 and 2022. For every kilometre covered in a specified road running or cycling event, a sponsored food parcel will be donated to TB sufferers who take their prescribed medication every day, under the supervision of the Direct Observation Treatment(DOT).”
We love you Neal, and wish you the very best for the adventures that lie ahead.
Seven years ago, Brandon Beack's Olympic dreams were shattered when a gymnastics accident left him paralysed. Now, the 24-year-old has set his sights on qualifying for next year's Paralympic Games in Tokyo. He has recently been selected to represent South Africa at the Para Athletics World Games and is jetting off to Dubai in November. Congratulations Brandon!
Beack, from Somerset West, was a gymnast gearing up for the Western Province trials before tragedy struck. The former Reddam House pupil had achieved his Western Province colours for eight consecutive years and dominated the gymnastics nationals for three consecutive years.
I met Brandon the day after his 24th birthday recently (and served him an awful cup of coffee) - I was blown away by his inspiring message of hope, his incredibly positive outlook on life and his determination to achieve no matter what circumstances he faces. He has forged ahead with the support of friends and family, and his belief in himself is rock-solid. Today, he is the South African T52 wheelchair record holder for the 100m, 200m and 400m disciplines. He is also the T52 record holder for shot put and discus.
Brandon is not only a talented athlete, but also the founding member of Walking with Brandon in Cape Town, an NPO that seeks to empower South Africans with neurological disabilities by offering advanced, financially accessible outpatient rehabilitation. You go you good thing!
Willie Richards is one incredible human being. He has recently cycled 755 km from Stellies to Plett...on a mountain bike....and then did 13 ultra distance marathons back on foot - UNSUPPORTED, to raise funds for a cause he believes so passionately in, which is African Tails. Willie is a big supporter of their work as they try to end suffering and neglect at the root of the problem by mass sterilization and educational programs in rural areas. Read more on their website at www.africantails.co.za
His training for the 2019 adventure? At sea, on a vessel...and running circles on a helipad!
#nojokes #inspiration #neversaynever # animals #love #running #pushpastimpossible #puma #trekbars #mtb #noexcuses #bethebestyou #willielivelife
Colleen is an inspirational firecracker entrepreneur from Kwa-Zulu Natal, and her Vaqua Spirit Cooler brand was launched in South Africa in 2018. She had dreamed of owning her own brand in the liquor industry ever since she can remember, and rambunctiously forged ahead to make this idea a reality. Find out more about Colleen, Vaqua and her new brand, Silifit Rings, that is taking the fitness industry by storm.
Simon Clayton has just completed the Border2Beach Psycle Tour from Beit Bridge to Cape Town, covering thousands of kilometres by bike, to help to reduce the stigma about mental health issues, especially dementia. Be inspire by his epic adventure, and remember to always live life! #SIMONLIVELIFE
Nollie is an inspirational mom and sales executive who made a CHOICE to change her life in January 2019 after seeing this photo of herself. Find out how she lost the weight of a small human, dropped nearly 5 dress sizes and ignited a passion for running in the process. This hot mamma is going place - watch this space in 2020!
Tegan is an inspirational young man who has just begun his own personal journey of self-discovery. On the 9th August he tackled a gruelling 25km in the Cape Gate Virgin Active swimming pool - on his own! Talk about mental strength - his story is nothing short of WOW.
Caz is a born and bred Capetonian, head of creative design at an innovative healthcare company and a mom to 5 year old Lily. She shares her remarkable journey of transformation with us, despite heartbreaking loss and tragedy along the way. Caz epitomises strength as a woman, inside and out, and displays tremendous resilience no matter what life throws at her.
Ryan is an inspirational speaker, businessman, single dad, extreme adventurer, ice water swimmer and magnificent story teller - he chats to#GerhardandChristineLivelife about his adventures in the open water and how governed we all are, in every aspect of our lives, by believing in our own limitations. He shares his perspectives about how so many of us under-achieve in our comfort zones and how we CAN push past impossible and live out our dreams.
Accomplished triathlete, Lynda Schonfeldt, from Somerset West, shares her story about how her inspiring comeback mentality has helped her continue pursuing her passions in life - swimming, biking and running.
In this episode I welcome Christine Prokopiak from Solebuddies on the show as my new partner. We also share some insights about how we hope the show will make a difference in individual's lives as well as the communities they live in.