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Art of finding the Zen in fitness

Finding your balance may be more difficult now more than ever, but one Langebaan yogi is hoping to help others find their centre.

Calmin Valentino is a fitness expert and yoga teacher from Langebaan.

“One of the lessons that I have learnt in my wonderful life path is that it’s not a bad thing to celebrate one’s outward appearance in any way one sees fit. It’s a part of who one is after all,” he writes on his yogi Facebook page, Calmin Valentino YOGA.

Valentino is a member of the Langebaan Athletics Club (LAC) and runs with the club colours albeit virtually now a days.

Like most other athletes lockdown has meant LAC members have taken to running as part of virtual events.

Valentino is a yoga instructor, specialising in intensive RYS 300 yoga, and studied with Jim Harrington.

“For me yoga means meditation,” Valentino said.

“Inner peace is not always a calmness, sometimes it is means accepting the tension inside yourself without reacting to it.

“Feeling it, without reinforcing it, acknowledging without over thinking, moving with it. Learning to dance in the rain, instead of trying to dodge every single drop,” he explains.

According to LAC’s Christopher Rodgers Valentino is an inspirational young man.

As a fitness instructor Valentino’s work was also affected by the national Covid-19 pandemic, yet has managed to keep busy.

Despite gyms being closed for months he has been working on various projects, which includes teaching yoga classes for Virgin Active as part of the gym’s online offerings during the lockdown.

As gyms only recently open back up again these digital classes cave folks the opportunity to get their regular yoga fix from the safety of their own homes during the hard lockdown.

Staying fit is part of the job, so for Valentino that means regular and fun exercise. Aside from yoga and CrossFitt he also trail-runs and runs marathons.

In June he, and many other LAC members, took part in the virtual Comrades 90 km race.

Visit Valentino’s Facebook page, for yoga inspiration and to get tips on mindfulness.

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