FITNESS: Metro FM sports presenter Mpho Letsholonyane and choreographer Nkateko “Takkies” Maswanganye, who are both Shield fitness ambassadors, tell us about the use of apps in their world of fitness.
Truth be told, we’d be APPsolutely lost were it not for the many applications we have on our devices helping us to take notes, manage budgets, even reminding us when to drink water.

I asked Metro FM sports presenter Mpho Letsholonyane and choreographer Nkateko “Takkies” Maswanganye, who are both Shield fitness ambassadors, about their go-to fitness apps.

Mpho Letsholonyane

Absolute favourite fitness app?

I use two apps for fitness: the first one is the Fitbit app which works in conjunction with the watch to keep a log of my physical activity.

The Fitbit app then links to the MyFitnessPal app which I use to keep track of my food intake in the form of a food diary, which helps me stay on track of my diet.

Best features?

The nice thing about using these two apps together is that whatever the Fitbit app clocks in terms of my physical activity shows me how much calories I’ve burnt that day in MyFitnessPal app.

Why I love this app?

It is a great motivation to keep moving. As a Shield Ambassador and sports presenter, I am constantly on the move, be it at a Shield Sbonis’iDiski trial or in the studio talking football, and these apps give me the comfort of knowing I am keeping up with my fitness goals.

Nkateko “Takkies”

Maswanganye

Absolute favourite fitness app?

I don’t have a favourite app but at the moment I’m enjoying the 7-minute Yoga app.

Best features?

It’s got voice coaching, video workout examples, and my favourite is the regular workout reminders which leaves no room for slacking.

Why I love this app?

Yoga is a great workout and also a great exercise to just stop, breathe and relax.

I also love the fact that the workouts are short, which is ideal for a new mother like myself.

It is so tricky making extra time for anything, so the time frame works perfectly for me.

Being #ShieldReady doesn’t have to take up too much of your time.