Guest Post: How To Keep Fit In Harare by Robin Chaibva

Zim On Zip


Having moved from South Africa, I took fitness for granted. Being on a student budget and having no car meant my food and walking sustained my very slim figure. Gym there wasn’t expensive at all either. Maybe an equivalent of $30 for 3 months access per facility or class. These were world class facilities at the gym…yet I had zero interest.

Fast forward, moving back to Zim meant I had more food and less walking, thus I needed a gym. It took me 3 years to find a gym and start my fitness.

Here are some tips on how to survive:

Lower Your Expectations

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Okay get over yourself if you want a world class gym paying $100 membership, excluding the signup fee. That is $1200 a year. Subtract public holidays because in Zimbabwean gym culture, they close on Sundays and Public Holidays. In addition, the festive…

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2 thoughts on “Guest Post: How To Keep Fit In Harare by Robin Chaibva

  1. hey tatenda. it’s Gamu Chinodya, Danai, Faith’s friend’s little sister… Danai left some Vanilla essential oil for me at your Pharmacy. can we meet at westgate one morning so you can pass it onto me? my number is 0773 412 202. hope you are well and we can meet ups soon. hugs. Gamu… oh, you blog looks really great by the way. 🙂


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