"I started thinking better. I started feeling amazing."
Fitness trainer Mapule Ndhlovu says exercise has changed her life: Growing up, she was a sickly child who had TB and now she's known as "Queen Fitnass".
On Weekend Breakfast, Ndhlovu opens up about her life journey and relates how starting with running in Alexandra to clear her mind, led to career opportunities when she was spotted later in a gym.
Fitness was a career that chose me.— Mapule Ndhlovu, Fitness trainer
When I started exercising I discovered the many other benefits I didn't know about health and fitness and taking care of yourself.— Mapule Ndhlovu, Fitness trainer
It really prevents chronic illnesses; it helps improve and prevent; it helps you want to eat a bit better.— Mapule Ndhlovu, Fitness trainer
She says people should be looking at exercise as a confidence booster, as well as an investment in living longer and more productively.
We are dealing with a lot of people who are dying from anxiety, depression and stress - things that you can't see.— Mapule Ndhlovu, Fitness trainer
If you take care of you, you will be able to take care of everyone around you.— Mapule Ndhlovu, Fitness trainer
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