These gogos can throw a mean punch

Former bodybuilder and lifestyle coach Claude Maphosa wanted to give back to his community. He thought what better way than to help empower the elderly, with boxing training.

Maphosa owns a gym, called 'The A–Team Lifestyle Gym' located in Cosmo City, Johannesburg. He says the gym and boxing classes are meant to help senior citizens with health and stress related issues.

He says while growing up, he always loved sports, and when he reached his teens he was introduced to body building. Maphosa explains that because townships didn't have gyms he used halls to begin his fitness classes.

Maphosa tells 702 anchor, Azania Mosaka that his gym and boxing classes are dominated by more women than men.

When I opened the gym, it was the pensioners who approached me to help them with their fitness.

Claude Maphosa, bodybuilder, lifestyle coach and founder of The A–Team Lifestyle Gym

We not only train the older citizens but we learn from them as well.

Claude Maphosa, bodybuilder, lifestyle coach and founder of The A–Team Lifestyle Gym

Take a listen:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Small business lessons from ‘Mayweather vs McGregor’

Small business lessons from ‘Mayweather vs McGregor’

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Aurik Business Accelerator’s Pavlo Phitidis.

Athol Trollip: We are better off without Bobani

Athol Trollip: We are better off without Bobani

The UDM has threatened to withdraw from the coalition amidst the feud between the UDM and DA in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro.

Weighing in on #MayweathervMcgregor

Weighing in on #MayweathervMcgregor

The boxing ‘fight of the century’ has taken place but was it worth all the fuss?

The Money Fight: 'McGregor just has an aura, he doesn't give a damn'

The Money Fight: 'McGregor just has an aura, he doesn't give a damn'

Boxing promoter Savva Savvas weighs in on the highly anticipated Money Fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

COMMENT: Conor McGregor will be left disappointed

COMMENT: Conor McGregor will be left disappointed

Conor McGregor takes on Floyd Mayweather in what will be a historical boxing match this weekend.

Technobyte: A robot that can tell how you're feeling

Technobyte: A robot that can tell how you're feeling

A chatbot that monitors your mood, Elon Musk sends a warning about AI and how robots are making an impact in e-commerce.

Legend Letta Mbulu talks 'King Kong', SA's iconic '50s musical making a comeback

Legend Letta Mbulu talks 'King Kong', SA's iconic '50s musical making a comeback

Music legend Letta Mbulu reflects on her bittersweet memories of the original production and how she was cast in her role.

Boxing legend Nick Durandt laid to rest

Boxing legend Nick Durandt laid to rest

Veteran boxing coach Nick Durandt died in a motorcycle crash near Clarens, in the Free State in April.

'Nick Durandt was larger than boxing'

'Nick Durandt was larger than boxing'

The legendary boxing promoter and trainer died on Friday aged 53. Boxing correspondent Peter Leopeng remembers him.

Breaking News: Legendary boxing promoter and trainer Nick Durandt has died

Breaking News: Legendary boxing promoter and trainer Nick Durandt has died

Durandt died in a bike accident near Clarens on Friday afternoon.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

The singer who says he's 'on the border of being Afrikaans and being African' joined Azania Mosaka for this week's #702Unplugged.

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

Naked Scientist Chris Smith explains.

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Eusebius McKaiser facilitates a debate on whether or not American actor Jussie Smollet faked his own attack.

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

Vele Investments CEO Robert Madzonga's estranged wife Khosi shares her side of the story on the VBS saga.

‘We’d be crazy to copy! Sometimes we get it wrong. There's no culture problem'

‘We’d be crazy to copy! Sometimes we get it wrong. There's no culture problem'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Ian Moir, CEO at Woolworths.

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen van Coller, CEO at EOH Holdings.

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adrian Gore, founder and Group Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Limited.