last week I went to
meet Chad yo the launch of the new GNC concept store in Gateway. This is the first store in KZN and the fourth store in the country. They offer high-potency vitamins, herbal supplements, slimming products and sports nutrition products. So basically anything you would need to support you in your health and fitness journey.
They have our very own Westville Boys hotshot gold medalist Chad Le Clos on board as an ambassador. And they brought him over to the store to chat to everyone and hang with us. What a guy, I mean yes we all know how pretty he is, but also just generally nice and down to earth.
I know some of you only came for the Chad pics
He smiled and posed a hundred times with Jane and I trying to get the perfect shot on everyone’s phone plus camera. So polite and lovable! And the whole time suffering with his wisdom teeth and still managing to look great in a suit. Beautiful boy indeed.
I have been trying to keep fit and healthy, aside from sorting out any health issues that I had I am set on keeping fit. I have been really enjoying keeping active and of course living on the beach makes it so much easier. I used to be terribly lazy but now all it takes is a look out the window to make me want to move.
Example of a shake MAS talks about below, in Peanut butter guys!
The beauty of it is that the more I moved the more I wanted to. I now exercise at least 3 or 4 times a week. I started out just walking along the promenade. Now I have incorporated resistance and core training plus I’ve amped up the walking to interval running/jogging/walking
and taking selfies. Anyway this is a whole other post and if you guys would like to read about what I am doing to keep fit and the changes I’ve made drop me a line.
Sports nutrition supplements were something I only heard about or saw gym bunnies and big buff guys using, so I was afraid of them and what they do. Now I am learning that something like whey protein can be really beneficial in helping you build muscle and tone up. Plus I’m learning all about giving my body the fuel it needs to support my physical activities and choosing the right foods pre and post workout. This is where a brand like GNC comes in. I met someone at the GNC store launch and asked him to settle a few questions.
Muhammed Arshad Saib is a nutritional advisor, personal trainer, body building competitor and now part of the GNC Live Well team. Here is what he had to say:
Me: Who are nutritional products and supplements for?
MAS: For anyone seeking to make a healthy lifestyle change and transform their bodies
Me: When to start supplementing?
MAS: If you want to see the best results from the start, you need optimal supplementation from the start of your journey to a better lifestyle.
Me: Give me an example of Introductory products for the average female on her way to fitness?
MAS: The average female (assuming a healthy diet is already introduced) would need the right combination of vitamins, CLA (body toner), protein powders and meal replacement shakes (for when time is an issue as it usually is) to reach her goals day to day.
Me: Any downside to supplementing?
MAS: You should never forget that a healthy diet is very important and you should stick to the prescribed dosages and directions on the products. Then there should be no downsides.
Me: Also, why GNC as opposed to other brands?
MAS: GNC is all about healthy living and great results. GNC performs 150 checks including, raw materials testing, purity testing, potency testing and expiration date check. I’m not opposed to using other brands, but I believe in GNC as the top brand used around the world. We are very fortunate to have them available all around South Africa, at the moment in Clicks Pharmacy’s and designated GNC stores.
If you want to bother this guy or need GNC product advice hit him up on twitter @Vegitha786 or Facebook
Check out the GNC SA website here and follow them for health and fitness tweets @GNC_SA