Hey my lovelies. I hope that wherever you are in the world, you are staying safe and sane during these very trying and unpredictable times. Here in South Africa, we are entering our fourth week of official lockdown, although many people were already staying home and self-isolating for days and weeks prior to this. It feels very long now, although we haven’t had it half as bad as some other countries.

In South Africa, we are not allowed to exercise outside our homes – so no walks or runs or swims or any of that. I know many people who are very frustrated about this and feel a little lost about how to exercise or bring in movement to their day. It can be easy to just throw in the towel and become a complete couch potato during this time. Please don’t feel bad if that has been your response – I’ve had a couple of couch potato days myself! If you’re reading this though, then I assume you are interested in either staying fit and healthy or at least bringing some kind of movement into your lockdown days. In all honesty, who knows how long this situation will prevail… we have to adapt… We need to keep strong and healthy, not just for vanity’s sake, but also for our mental health, as well as keeping our immune systems strong.

Enter virtual fitness classes!

I am so grateful for technology right now. It is allowing me to continue to do what I love and to help people stay fit and well even when they can’t leave their homes. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been offering daily fitness classes on Zoom. Although it’s not quite the same as being in a room and feeling everyone’s energy, it’s a pretty good stand in. Anyone who has done my virtual classes can testify to their effectiveness, even though I’m not in the room with you, you’ll be encouraged and challenged and finish the class feeling better than when you started!

I offer three different types of classes: HIIT, Body Love and Tone & Stretch, so there’s something for everyone and also a nice variety if you want to train a couple of times a week or everyday. Teaching these classes everyday, has been very therapeutic for me and it’s also helping balance out the more than usual consumption of baked goods, snacking and comfort foods. (Anyone else?!)

The wonderful thing about these Zoom classes, is that you can join from anywhere in the world. Just check your timezone against South African Time. I’ve also slashed my prices for these virtual classes, to make them as accessible as possible. If you convert Rands (ZAR) into most currencies, the classes are almost for free! Hah. So you can workout without breaking your budget. YAY!

I think I might even keep going with these Zoom classes after this pandemic has passed, so hopefully I will “see” you in class soon.

If you’d like to learn more about my classes, or to book a spot in one of my classes, please click here. You can also email me directly to book: oona@bespokebody.co.za

Please keep checking the schedule, as I may change or add more classes during the weeks to come. If you’d like to request a specific class or time, please let me know! I’m here to help.

Sending you all a big virtual hug.

Love Oona