Now, more than ever, you would want to spend the next three minutes of your life reading all the way to the end. This could be the difference between your current life and just how much quality needs to be added to it.

Covid-19 brought about challenges that if not recorded; we would have no way of explaining ourselves to the generation of 2045: why we rocked up lumpy, full of illness, and out of breath. It’s tough to maintain quality of life when it’s so much easier to slouch back into a couch with a bag of your favorite goodies. Like any bad habit, this becomes customary quickly and before you know it you are facing these challenges.

The World Health Organization declared an International Public Health Emergency nearly two years ago, which means that for most, it’s been that amount of time on that couch, neglecting your body’s needs. Now, following that realization, your body will soon go into shock but don’t panic – YET.

Tygerberg medical campus has been nothing livelier than your favorite morgue, with a total shutdown of every activity. This gave you an excuse to open that second packet of potato chips.

Slowly but surely, out of the shadows, Maties gymnasium facilities clawed its way back to having its doors open. We were expecting a hoard of members to come rushing through the doors and were met with only a few guys and girls who we could see have all their ducks in a row.

We will however roll our eyes and ignore them (for now), and focus on nothing, but the shape of your new neglected body embedded into that couch, as you are now unable to pull yourself out.

Now panic!

BUT, being the resilient person that you are, and with 2022 well underway, right now is the perfect time to be everything that you dreamed about being. Starting with one step at a time. Prioritize your life into sectors that need attending to. A healthy mind and body should be right up there on the priority list. Investing in yourself should be of utmost importance.

Life is full of bad choices, so let us save you some time by alerting you that you are not able to undertake this journey alone. People need each other, we’re social beings by nature after all.

That’s where we come in.

Your fitness journey should not be one that’s taken alone, recovering from being sedentary requires support, companionship, and most importantly, a professional. We have the perfect combination of world-class equipment, fantastic fitness instructors, and of course, an amazing community of members to help you on your fitness journey.

A lifestyle change can be made one day at a time and all you have to do is show up. Showing up is half the battle already won. Meeting with other enthusiasts sharing your journey will motivate you even more. Put yourself in an environment where you can share ideas while working out, have fun – while working out, sweat and laugh – while working out.

At Maties gymnasium Tygerberg, you will be met by staff who understand that your fitness journey is unique to you. There is no time limit to reach your goals, and we will be with you every step of the way!

We wanted to conclude with one of our fine gym motivation quotes but let’s be real, by now you wasted another three minutes that could have been used to get down to Maties gymnasium Tygerberg.

See you soon Ta-Maties!