Episode 33: Tegan the Swimming Man - 25km in a Virgin Active Pool

An episode of GerhardandChristineLiveLife

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 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 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:
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 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 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.
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
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