Ani Polydorou: Body Work-out Coach

I am 52 years old, have a full and active life, surrounded by great friends and family and have reached a point where I find myself extremely happy and energetic each and every day. I am a dedicated Christian and the mother of four successful children aged between 20 and 30. I was born in […]

Embracing the Beginner’s Mind

Beginner's mind what is it ?

We all have areas of expertise. Whether it’s what you do for work or a hobby that you invest a lot of time into, everybody has something that they’re knowledgeable about. Sometimes, this depth of knowledge can take the magic out of something you love. If we assume that we know everything about something, there’s […]

Mark van Straaten – Navigating Change, Spirituality, Leadership

Mark van Straaten: I want to help people strategize the next seasons of life and business. I am currently working with leaders who need to “off-load” in a safe space with the prime interest in their well-being and leaving them with an expansive and hopeful mindset. After 40 years of working with people, my passion […]

Form a Habit in 21-Days

Forming a habit in 21 day, why so ?

So many of us wish that there were things we would do more consistently. Whether that’s exercising, meditating, cooking or spending time developing a new skill, it can feel very difficult to form a habit. It can even feel overwhelming at times, causing you to become paralysed by the thought of starting and resulting in […]

Who is Fit50 for?

Steve Cragg - Fit50

You are a beautiful human around 50-years-old. If you look back, it is very clear that you have been intentional about your life and have continually set goals and pushed yourself hard to succeed in whatever you do to be the best version of yourself – you gave it your all to be the best […]

Pain, what is it ?

Pain - the way we experience and interpret it

Pain in its various forms is something that almost everybody fears. It’s a deeply unpleasant experience to feel pain, and often we can’t help but let it consume us when we feel it. This is due in part to the fact that pain is a multi-sensory experience. The idea that pain is all in the […]

The Human Biome

The Human Biome and its importance

When we think of a biome, we might first think of what we learnt in geography class as kids. It is, after all, officially defined as “a large collection of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat”. In the case of the human biome, the major habitat is your body and the flora and fauna […]

5-star Cederberg retreat: “Doringbos”

Our Cape Town summer Fit50 retreat took place from 5pm Friday 12th and went through to 3pm on Sunday 14th November at “Doringbos” – an absolutely world-class, premium property on a remote 3000ha farm in the Cederberg, Western Cape. Twenty-one Fit50’s made the 3.5 hour trek out of Cape Town into the Cederberg and had […]

The Process of Methylation

Methylation- what it does and why its needed

Our bodies are incredible feats of nature that work tirelessly to protect us. There are many vital biological functions that occur within that we’re completely unaware of and don’t understand. One of these processes is methylation, something that many of us haven’t heard of. Methylation is a focal point in functional medicine, a practice that […]

Understanding the Role of Dopamine and Serotonin

Brain Chemicals- Dopamine and Serotonin

It’s likely that you’ve heard of dopamine and serotonin – these neurotransmitters are perhaps the most well known to most of us who aren’t particularly well versed in neurobiology. They play an incredibly important role in our mood and concentration and are considered to be our “happy” hormones that are responsible for our feelings of […]

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