By Gerhard le Roux
PodBlog dedicated to inspire, motivate and encourage individuals from all walks of life to become a better version of themselves than what they were yesterday.
Episode 56: South Africa's Marathon Running Connoisseur
Christine and Gerhard chat to Stuart Mann from Fourways Running Club in Johannesburg. He is a man on the move with a mission to run every marathon and ultra in South Africa. Read more about him and his running stories http://runningmann.co.za/.
March 27, 2020
Episode 55: Sole Buddies & #LiveLife - Always Better Together
Christine chats about Sole Buddies and #LiveLife's partnerships and the importance of collaboration. As a small business owner herself, Christine values the motto "sharing is caring", and works vigorously to help support small businesses. Find out who Christine and Gerhard collaborate with and how you can support their partners.
March 13, 2020
Episode 54: Estelle le Roux - Running Saved My Life
This incredibly brave lady speaks out for the first time about her recovery from drug addiction, and the part running played in her healing journey. Keep living life Estelle!
February 28, 2020
Episode 53: June Smith - Rock Bottom to Rock Star
June Smith is a Warrior Woman who has survived traumatic experiences in her life, but has risen above these by choice, not by luck, and is now living her best life. She has transformed her life, inside and out, from being obese and a single unemployed mom in 2014, to now being a lighthouse for those burdened by their past and personal struggles. June embodies inner strength, willpower, determination and an unwavering belief that anything is possible!
February 21, 2020
Episode 52: Sore Bums for Old Legs
Gerhard chats to Ryan Moss about Road to Kili 2019, an epic adventure about 10 cyclists riding across 4 African countries, to raise over US$100 000 for the pensioners of Zimbabwe.
February 14, 2020
Episode 51: Craig Wright - Run for your Life
Gerhard and I chat to this incredible human being, husband, father and friend with a heart of gold. This Durbanite and I connected recently on Facebook through his Project Run Initiative, a similar concept to what we do in Fisantekraal with For The Long Run. We were blown away by the contribution to society he is making, the lives he is changing and his story (we all have one!) which resulted in him making the decision to live out his dream of helping kids realise their running potential. Craig has endured significant personal challenges that he could have allowed to make him bitter and resentful, including a mountain bike accident and illness, but he continues to forge ahead with a smile and the determination to keep on running. Craig's Project Run in Kwa-Zulu Natal includes collecting and distributing running shoes, running socks and running kits. Also on his project list is the collection and distribution of sports bras. He believes that this is just the beginning of something nation-changing and we certainly agree. If you want to get involved with Craig in the Durban area, please contact him on 083-292-0424 or email@example.com.
February 7, 2020
Episode 50: We Want To Connect With You!
Christine and Gerhard chat about #LiveLife and how they want to help people become better versions of themselves by sharing stories that will uplift and inspire others. If you have a story (or know of someone with one) of personal transformation, overcoming addiction or have taken on a "super cool" adventure that challenged you and pushed you past impossible, please tell us about it! You are an ordinary, everyday superhero doing amazing things - this is something to celebrate! Overcoming adversity and the curveballs life throws our way can be hurtful, testing and gut-wrenching. However, humans have a remarkable ability to bounce back even stronger after being challenged. Don't down-play your story - it is YOURS and it is UNIQUE. In my network of close friends and family, I know of at least 10 people off the top of my head that have the most inspiring stories of resilience to tell, but they feel that what they have accomplished is not significant enough to share. Sharing your experiences and what you learned from these is not arrogant or vain or patronising, if you are purposefully using your story to encourage, motivate and help people to be better than what they were yesterday. Stories often instil hope and healing inside people struggling alone, and show them that there is light at the end of the tunnel. So, find your voice, drop us an email or WhatsApp and remember, sharing is caring. #bettertogether #stories #betterlife #wisdom #healing #recovery #strength #peace #hope #forthelongrun #bethebestyou #healthyhabits #runtheworld #positive #adventure #sharingiscaring #livelife
January 31, 2020
Episode 49: Our Road To Ironman2020
This is the first episode of our other Podcast that entails all the trials, tribulations and laughter on our road to Ironman 2020. Find the rest of the episodes by searching for Road To Iroman2020 on all major Podcast platforms.
January 24, 2020
Episode 48: Our Transition to a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle
Christine chats about her and Gerhard's journey as they have transitioned to a whole food plant based lifestyle - the benefits for them have been tremendous so far, even while they train for Ironman South Africa in March 2020. They are proving that it is totally possible to live active lifestyles and be endurance athletes on a plant based diet without meat, animal products and dairy. Find out more about their why, how they made the changes, who their nutrition partners are and how they have practically incorporated this into their lifestyle - Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS). For more information about transitioning to a plant based nutrition plan, contact Christine on firstname.lastname@example.org. #plantbased #vegan #ironmansa #triathlongtraining #vegansofig #whatveganseat #govegan #vegetarian #healthyfood #crueltyfree #healthy #glutenfree #plantbaseddiet #organic #veganlife #veganrecipes #dairyfree #healthylifestyle #food #foodie #health #foodporn #veganlifestyle #nutrition #nutritioncoach #vegancommunity #fitness #livelife
January 17, 2020
Episode 47: Guess Who's Back?
Welcome to 2020, the year of plenty. Plenty of inspiration, plenty of posts, plenty of goals, plenty of love, plenty of hope and plenty of adventures. You have the power to choose what you fill your year with - keep living life!
January 9, 2020
Episode 46: It's a Wrap
Gerhard and Christine are taking a break to refocus, rejig and rejuvenate. Explore our significant experiences, learnings and suggestions for setting and achieving 2020 goals that will help you to #LiveLife.
December 13, 2019
Episode 45: Paddling for Smiles
Richard Kohler makes the best cup of coffee ever! And....he kayaked the entire South African coastline, climbed Lion's Head with his kayak, and is in the throws of plannng his next unsupported adventure, the Atlantic crossing, Cape Town to Brazil. Have a listen - be inspired!
December 6, 2019
Episode 44: One Breath - Life Looks Better Under The Water
Christine chats to Gletwyn Rubidge, a lecturer, researcher, twin brother, devoted dad and husband, from Port Elizabeth . In October 2019 he participated in the Infinity Freediving Competition in Cyprus and broke 3 Records in Freediving, and came 2nd overall in the competition against some of the best Freedivers in the world. You go you good thing! Find out more about the fascinating world of Freediving, and what it takes to train for this competitive sport - fear is only as deep as the mind allows.
November 29, 2019
Episode 43: Jason Van't Slot - A Story Of Epic Proportions
Jason is a 24 year old financial advisor, cycling enthusiast and adventure seeker - I heard him speak at the Xplorex event in Cape Town recently and was so inspired by his tenacity, courage and positive spirit - I hope you be will too. At the age of just 8 months old, Jason was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF), and his parents were told that his life expectancy was 10 years. Despite this potentially life threatening disease, Jason grew up in an environment where he was encouraged by to play sport, live a normal lifestyle and not to give the disease power. In 2015, Jason and his friend Philipp Sassie, a German triathlete, took part in the worlds toughest mountain biking race, the Cape Epic. They rode for team Cystic Fibrosis Cycling RSA, raising R59 000 for CF and became the world's first team with a rider having CT, to complete the Cape Epic. Jason also ridden a sub 3 hour Cape Argus Cycle Tour - how amazing is that? #jasonlivelife #capeepic #cycletour #bikelife #cysticfibrosis #capetown
November 22, 2019
Episode 42: Rachel Lives Life
Rachel's story of transformation will inspire you - this is one tough lady with a heart of gold. This wife, mom, CrossFitter, runner and lover of life shares her story of how she went all in, did what she needed to do to become healthier and lose weight. Years later she and her active family have created their new normal, and are changing lives along the way in the process. #JustKeepRunning
November 15, 2019
Episode 41: Sneak Peak - What Have We Been Up to?
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.
November 8, 2019
Episode 40: Fiona Burdett - Change Your Mind, Change Your Size
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!
November 1, 2019
Episode 39: Neal Stacey & 2Feet4TB - Inspiring hope for TB sufferers across South Africa
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.
October 25, 2019
Episode 38: Walking with Brandon - Racing to the World Games
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!
October 18, 2019
Episode 37: Willie Richards - #WheresWillie2019
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
October 11, 2019
Episode 36: Colleen Riley - Realising Her Dream: Vaqua Spirit Cooler and Silifit Rings
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.
October 4, 2019
Episode 35: A Ride to Remember
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 Website: https://border2beach.co.za/
September 27, 2019
Episode 34: Nollie - Weight Loss Warrior on the Move
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!
September 20, 2019
Episode 33: Tegan the Swimming Man - 25km in a Virgin Active Pool
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.
September 13, 2019
Episode 32: Caz Nettle - From Brandewyn & Bikes to Bicep Curls & Bikinis!
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.
September 5, 2019
Episode 31: Ryan Stramrood - Pushing Past Impossible
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.
August 29, 2019
Episode 30: FITPatches - Innovation at it's best!
Find out how these Far Infrared Technology patches (made and tested in Italy!) can help relieve muscular pain and improve circulation, to ensure you stay on top of your game!
August 23, 2019
Episode 29: Vincent Nodangala - My Comrades Dream Came True
Find out how Vincent's dream of running the Comrades Marathon came true - an inspiring story about the power of the human spirit and mental toughness, as well as the power of collaboration.
August 16, 2019
Episode 28: Mandy Meyer - My Pursuit of Happiness
Find out how Mandy ended up Running4Meyer - a story of transformation, inside and out. Fuelled by strong coffee, sarcastic shenanigans and sweet potatoes, this determined woman tells it like it is.
August 8, 2019
GerhardandChristineLiveLife - Episode 27 - Lynda Schonfeldt - My Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback
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.
August 2, 2019
GerhardandChristineLiveLife - Episode 26 - Yolandie Naude - Mama on the Move
In this week's episode we chat to this mom on the move, and find out why trail running sets her soul on fire.
July 25, 2019
GerhardandChristineLiveLife - Episode 25 - Robin Lary
In this weeks episode we chat to Robin Lary and his journey from couch potato to Comrades finisher
July 19, 2019
GerhardandChristineLiveLife - Episode 24 - Body Evolution
In this weeks episode we chat to Snowy from Body Evolution who went from being a lawyer to a full time entrepreneur
July 12, 2019
GerhardandChristineLiveLife - Episode 23 - Credé Natural Oils And All Things Good For You
In this weeks episode we chat to Amore from Credé Natural Oils about their journey, their product range and some developments that is lined up for the future
July 5, 2019
GerhardandChristineLiveLife - Episode 22 - Marelise Stodart-Lochner: Summiting my Everest
In this Episode we chat to Marelise on her amazing journey of transformation from turning her life around at 113kg and how she started to live a better life
June 28, 2019
GerhardandChristineLiveLife - Episode 20 - Becoming a Better You - Part 4_Sharpening The Saw
June 14, 2019
GerhardandChristineLiveLife - Episode 19 - Becoming A Better You - Part 3_Giving Back
In the 3rd part of our 4 part miniseries we chat about getting involved in your social circles and community and giving back
June 7, 2019
GerhardandChristineLiveLife - Episode 18 - Becoming A Better You - Part 2_Excercise
In this episode we continue with the journey on becoming a better you with how to start exercising
May 31, 2019
GerhardandChristineLiveLife - Episode 17 - Becoming A Better You - Part 1_Nutrition
We are embarking on a 4 part series on how you can become a better you. In part 1 we look at healthy nutrition and how it can benefit you in your everyday life
May 24, 2019
GerhardandChristineLiveLife - Episode 16 - Synergy In Motion
In this episode, Gerhard welcomes Christine onto the show as his new partner (in business and in pleasure!). They explore how sharing inspirational stories will help the world become a better place. Paying it forward and showcasing the successes of ordinary people living extraordinary lives changes lives. We are always better together.
May 16, 2019
gerhardlivelife - Episode 15 - Christine Prokopiak From Solebuddies
In this weeks episode I open the Podcast up to a guest speaker for the first time. Christine chats about her journey from tough teenage years all the way through to the successful coach she is today.
May 10, 2019
gerhardlivelife - Episode 14 - Discovery Vitality
In this weeks episode I share in layman's terms how the Discovery Vitality business model has been beneficial for me both from a motivational and financial point
May 3, 2019
gerhardlivelife - Episode 13 - Relationships
In Episode 13 I chat about relationships, the sometimes great sometimes messy thing in our life
April 25, 2019
gerhardlivelife - Episode 12 - Why Are Runners Always So Happy
In this episode I chat about why runners seem so happy all the time and I share some insight into what goes on in a runners world leading up to a big race
April 18, 2019
gerhardlivelife Episode 11 - Parenting - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
This weeks episode is all about parenting, how we can grow our children into their best version possible
April 11, 2019
gerhardlivelife Episode 10 - Balancing Life
In this episode I chat about how you can go about to try and keep your life in balance and make sure you spend time on the things that really matter
April 4, 2019
gerhardlivelife Episode 9 - Getting off the couch
In my latest Podcast episode I chat about the two most important factors you need to focus on when starting your journey to become a better version
March 28, 2019
gerhardlivelife Episode 8 - Making peace with your past
In this episode I chat about how I made peace with my past so that I could thrive and be happy in my future
March 21, 2019
gerhardlivelife Episode 7 - Nutrition
In this episode I chat about how nutrition has improved not only my performance in running, but also my life in general
March 14, 2019
gerhardlivelife Episode 6 - Be the Change
In this episode I chat about helping each other to become a better version of ourselves
March 7, 2019
gerhardlivelife Episode 5 - Time Management
In this episode I chat about how you can spend your time more effectively and in doing so become a better version of yourself
February 28, 2019
gerhardlivelife Episode 4 - How Running became my Therapy
In this episode I talk about the health benefits an active lifestyle had on me as a person and helped to get me through some difficult stages in my life.
February 21, 2019
gerhardlivelife Episode 2 - Paradigm Shifts
In this episode I talk about my good, bad and ugly paradigm shifts I underwent in life and how it shaped me into the person I am today
February 14, 2019
gerhardlivelife Episode 3 - Implementation
In this episode I focus on making sure you implement the blue print you want in your life
February 14, 2019
gerhardlivelife Episode 1 - Living with Purpose
In this episode I talk about my discovery on how to live a purposeful life
February 14, 2019
gerhardlivelife Intro Episode
My introduction episode deals with how my journey took me to this point where I've started a PodBlog and what I hope to achieve with it's content
February 14, 2019