After all these years, spinning has proven that it’s no longer a fad. Here’s how spinning can seriously help you melt fat away. Spinning burst onto the fitness scene in the 90s in chilly rooms lit with neon signs and loud EDM soundtracks. And almost immediately it was knocked as a fad. But years later, almost every gym now has a spinning class on its roster. The great thing about spinning is that it helps melt fat. Some exercises aren’t as effective at helping you lose weight because they’re repetitive and your body gets used to the unvaried intensity. Treadmill…

Whether you’re in the middle of winter or summer, there’s always room for a good sweet potato curry. It’s not intentional, really, it isn’t. These days I just seem to be drawn to curries. And yummy, comforting curries too! I tried this recipe a while ago and my husband absolutely loved it. You can make the curry as hot/spicy as you’d like, all depending on your taste and comfort level lol The original recipe for this creamy sweet potato curry, from which I was inspired, can be found over here at pinchofyum.com. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil 1 onion, thinly sliced…

Inspired by Black Panther’s gqom soundtrack, Spin Mix 38 is all about them rolling hills. So who hasn’t seen the movie Black Panther?! Don’t worry if you haven’t, though, there are no spoilers in this spin mix. This month’s spinning playlist is all about the gqom music though, with local South African artists leading the pack. (With the exception of that one Fifty Shades track. 🙈) The spin mix also pulls together a few tough climbs and then sprints downhill. As always, I hope you enjoy this spinning playlist. Any requests? Drop a comment down below! Ride guide 1. All…

Looking for the best YouTube yogis? Keep reading for my list of YouTube yoga stars. Someone asked me the other day, what kind of yoga I do. And while I know she meant hatha or bikram or yin etc, the only thing that came to mind at the time was “I do YouTube yoga.” I giggled a little to myself as I saw the confusion on her face, and then explained that I prefer to do yoga at home, by myself, while following along to instructional videos on YouTube. YouTube is pretty much my asana yoga practice. I tried going…

Avoid pain and stiffness these spinning mistakes you could be making without even knowing. When I first starting spinning I had no idea what I was doing. And after a few classes, I thought had this spinning thing down! But I couldn’t figure out why I was still feeling sore and stiff after so many weeks. So I turned to Google (mainly because I was too intimidated to ask the spinning instructor for pointers) and boy was I due for a wake-up call. I had so much to correct, but after a few sessions, the stiffness and back pain started…

I must admit I was a little skeptical at first when I read about making veggie burgers with beetroot. Don’t get me wrong, I love beetroot! It just gets a little messy when you add it to a dish. Any dish really. Beetroot doesn’t always play well with others. But I was pleasantly surprised when making this beetroot lentil burgers recipe. Yes, it gets a little purple, but there are enough lentils to give the burger patty some brown consistency. The patties fried pretty easily, but I did leave my mix to chill in the fridge overnight. I wanted to…