Award-winning dancer Mbongeni Marcel Nxumalo has capitalised on the opportunities brought to him by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown by establishing an online personal training company.
The Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (Iyasa) front man is offering dance classes, choreography and fitness personal training to anyone who wants to stay fit during the lockdown.
He revealed that the initiative was meant to keep people healthy as gym facilities are closed under the lockdown regulations and also as a way for him to generate an income for self-sustenance.
The trainings are conducted through WhatsApp, which the dancer revealed is the easy way for him to reach the targeted clients as the platform is accessible to almost everyone.
“I have decided to start a personal training enterprise because of the opportunities that have been brought by the Covid-19 lockdown. We must note that gym facilities are closed for now. However, that doesn’t mean people must sit back and relax in improving their health and fitness.
“Apart from personal training I am offering dance lessons to those who wish to become dancers because dancing on its own is part of exercising. All these lessons are conducted through WhatsApp,” said Nxumalo.
The initiative which is less than a month old has attracted at least 30 clients to date.
Nxumalo revealed that he was happy for the support he was receiving from his clients and they positively drive him in helping shape their fitness and dance skills as they were dedicated to improving their health.
“So far I am working with 34 people which is a sign that people are concerned about their health, and it motivates me to do more for them because I started this project in less than a month, it also helps me in fending for myself during the lockdown,” said Nxumalo.
Apart from personal training, Nxumalo is also working with a colleague Arron Chikondawanga as they have teamed up in creating a dance group called Soul Dudes which specialises in contemporary dance.