Hey! Hello! Don’t get a surprise! It’s just me, dusting off the keyboard and sharing a few words with you all. How is everyone coping under lockdown? More importantly, have you baked banana bread? Eaten all the sweets? Stood on your bathroom scale? I’ve been doing the JEFF Together workouts every day in an attempt to counteract ALL THE CARBS and I’ve been so pleased with the results!

What is JEFF Together?

In a nutshell – JEFF Together is a free, daily, coach-led training sessions designed to keep us fit, active, body and mind healthy during lockdown. Thousands of people are tuning in daily at 8am and 3pm for 30 minute live workouts led by Johno Meintjes and his special family in the mornings, and the exceptional JEFF coaches with their kids in the afternoons.

 

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DAY 5 of #lockdownsa⠀ ⠀ Just checking in with all of you, how are you all holding up guys?⠀ ⠀ Aside from some anxiety, I’ve been fine so far, keeping the kids busy and working from home and we seem to have found a nice routine.⠀ ⠀ How are you guys keeping active?⠀ ⠀ I am literally carbo-loading like a marathon runner, except there is no marathon but I CAN’T STOP EATING! So I’ve forced myself to remain active in an attempt to neutralize all the damn snacks!⠀ ⠀ I’ve started doing the free @efitnessfaculty JEFF Together daily workouts and loving it. I’ve smashed my @discovery_sa Vitality points for the week already and it’s only Tuesday.⠀ ⠀ To join in the free workouts, go to Facebook and search for the group JEFF Together. It’s awesome! I’m getting my husband and my kids involved and keeping up an as normal as possible routine that includes fitness is helping to keep us all sane! #vitalityathome #jefftogether #jeffprogram

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Did I mention these workouts are free? I’ve had SUCH amazing results, after more than two years struggling with injury! Check this out:

 

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SOMETHING AMAZING HAPPENED!⠀ ⠀ I knew going into lockdown that I would need to find an exercise program that I could do from the confines of my home. As a long term anxiety and depression sufferer, I knew that not only would regular exercise during lockdown keep me mentally healthy but physically healthy too.⠀ ⠀ But what happened was so much more than I could have hoped for.⠀ ⠀ I’ve been doing the #JEFFTogether free, live, coach led daily workouts since going into lockdown and aside from loving these high-intensity interval training sessions, which are helping me smash out my Vitality goals weekly, something even more incredible has happened. ⠀ ⠀ If you’ve followed me for a while, you will know that just over two years ago, I took a really hard, high-speed fall off a horse and I’ve really battled to come back from that injury. I tore my calf muscle, developed a huge hematoma that drained into my foot, did tremendous damage to my Achilles tendon and hurt my back so badly that at one point I struggled with pain so badly that my legs kept buckling under me.⠀ ⠀ It’s been a very long road to recovery. Obviously injuries like this take much longer to recover from in your mid-forties than they do as a teenager. My health & fitness have really taken a beating during this recovery, and my weight has spiraled. I’ve gone from being a half marathon runner to being a plodder. The range of motion in my right leg has never returned to normal. The shape of my leg is hideous and probably won’t go back to normal either. But the biggest issue I’ve struggled with is my Achilles tendon. It is so tight that I have difficulty walking without a limp at times. And no amount of physio, strapping or stretching has fixed it. ⠀ ⠀ Then I started doing #JEFFTogether 2 weeks ago with @efitnessfaculty and this week it suddenly dawned on me. My limp is gone! The pain and tightness in my Achilles tendon is GONE! I don’t even know how to describe it! After more than 2 years of pain and tightness and limping, I can go walk and move around without pain! ⠀ ⠀ Find out more about the #JEFFtogether workouts in my bio! ⠀ ⠀ Shout out to @solal_sa for the awesome home workout goodies which are being put

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Amazing right? Also, I am smashing my Vitality target every week and enjoying all the baked goods during lockdown, guilt free thanks to these daily workouts!

 So what’s next for the JEFF Together Community? #SABiggestWorkout.

JEFF Together powered by Vitality is going to be hosting South Africa’s BIGGEST WORKOUT online on the JEFF Together Facebook Group on Family Day, Monday 13th April, 8-9am. We may be separated, but we can all be together for this awesome initiative!

Join the group and sign up for reminder notifications – it’s that simple! Sign up here!

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Will you be joining me?