ICYMI: NikeWomen #Betterforit with Pearl Thusi recap


NikeWomen Week Joburg wrapped up with an epic Nike+ Training Club (NTC) Live Workout on the streets of Braamfontein on Friday evening, 29th January. True love senior Journalist, Phila Tyekana attended the event. Here is her account of what went down:  Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 5.02.04 PM Pearl Thusi and Caster Semenya The ladies of Johannesburg were pushed to their limits in the final workout as they celebrated completing a full week of Nike fitness training. I was one of the few journos invited to participate in the week and what an experience it was! The MC for the week was none other than our cover girl, Pearl Thusi who made us all feel comfortable. Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 5.07.14 PM The ladies begin their evening run, with Pearl Thusi in the fore front NikeWomen Week was all about pushing yourself to train harder and prepare for the next phase of #betterforit. The five-day fitness journey was led by fun, high intensity NTC workouts and Nike+ Run Club (NRC) sessions. Activities including a sport-inspired fashion and lifestyle presentation by stylist Boogy Maboi, in-store tight and bra fittings and professional Nike run analysis, inspiring appearances by Nike athletes Mapaseka Makhanya, Wenda Nel and Caster Semenya, and a healthy eating class by Master Chef SA winner, Kamini Pather, added to the experience. Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 5.02.31 PM The ladies working up a sweat As a newbie in the fitness world, it took a lot out of me. The first night kicked off with ‘Move Monday’. Hosted by Nike+ Training Club (NTC) Trainers outside the Lamunu Hotel in Braamfontein, the event included a high intensity workout powered by DJ Doowap.A further treat for the ladies included a sport-inspired fashion and lifestyle presentation by stylist Boogy Maboi who shared looks and inspiration from some of the most influential designers in the country, including Urban Mosadi and fashion icon Loot Love. I was drained by the end of this! But I stuck it through even with wobbly arms and legs afterwards. On the next day however I felt like a “baws” I was ready and my body was ready for the 4kms run. Well the pro-athletes ran 6kms. I took it easy. Despite that I almost puked my heart out during the run from fatigue and the run peppered with plenty of walking. I’m proud that I made it to the finish line.I couldn’t make it to the Wednesday and Thursday sessions but Friday was cardio again to wrap up the week. “Better For It and the original series 'Margot vs Lily – A Better For It Production’ is a celebration of athletes. It’s about personal growth and pushing yourself to be your best,” explains Kerri Hoyt-Pack, VP of Global Brand Marketing for NikeWomen and Women’s Training. "This message embodies a relatable range of human experiences and emotion – from self-confidence to self-doubt – that women encounter with sport and fitness. Being ‘Better For It’ doesn’t mean accomplishing an unbelievable feat; it means being bold enough to take on a personal challenge, like the characters Margot and Lily do.” Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 5.01.46 PM True Love Senior Journalist Phila Tyekana (far left) with other attendees. Despite my body bordering exhaustion by the end of the week, I’m glad I participated on the is great event. It allowed me to challenge myself and go beyond mediocrity with my body and mind. I came off more confident, learning that with exercising and achieving your ultimate body is just about doing it! No excuses just get on with it and as the days go by, your body adapts and things get easier. Thank you Nike. By Phila Tyekana

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