Fitness Specialist Gives Helpful Tips After Khayelitsha Father Goes to the Gym in Tights for the First Time

Fitness Specialist Gives Helpful Tips After Khayelitsha Father Goes to the Gym in Tights for the First Time

  • A Western Cape man went to the gym for the first time and was accompanied by his daughter
  • The man went all out on his first day and impressed netizens, who also trolled his attire because he was wearing his wife's tights
  • However, a fitness expert told Briefly News that senior citizens must always start light and not overexert themselves due to their bodies not being able to handle the stress
A man trains for the first time in his life
A man was given flowers and jokes after going to the gym fr the first time wearing his bae's tights. Image: @iminathi.dondolo
Source: TikTok

A Khayelitsha man took a leap of faith and went to the gym for the first time wearing his wife's tights.

His daughter recorded it, and a fitness expert gave tips on what older people should do if they decide to start working out.

The man starts working out for the first time in the video

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His daughter, former Miss Teen South Africa finalist Iminathi Dondolo posted him on her TikTok account. In the video, her dad did leg lifts, cardio, bicep curls and leg extensions. He was also wearing a green tight, which was his choice, according to the caption.

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Fitness expert tells Briefly News exercise tips for the elderly

Fitness and exercise specialist Karyn Pitcher told Briefly News that senior citizens have to be more careful than younger people when they exercise.

"If senior citizens want to start exercise, they must work on their strength, flexibility and balance. Cardio workouts and running are not the main focus. You're not too old to start exercising. Just make sure you don't do anything that hurts you. It's imperative to get a professional on board to make the right evaluation for your health and someone to support your strength, flexibility and balance," she said.

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Pitcher also pointed out that exercising for senior citizens varies according to gender and experience.

"When you get someone who hasn't exercised and has gotten older, their muscles are weak, and their balance is impacted too and are thus more prone to falling and getting injured badly. Because women have lower bone density than men, so they have a risk of osteoporosis, and for men, we look at heart issues, so there must be a focus on cardiovascular type of exercises. But it's important to stick to light exercise and start at your level," she added.

Watch the video here:

Netizens applaud and roast the dad for exercising and his outfit

His spirit inspired netizens to go to the gym, but they lightheartedly trolled him for wearing tights.

Killafilla said:

"Tights and a collared shirt. Inspiration for my next gym fit."

Abosede saluted his stamina.

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"Leg extensions and bicep curls at the same time are bonkers."

Nicole commented:

"The tights are dusting me."

Blou added:

"He's going to feel it in the morning."

CeeJay was impressed.

"He honestly did so well for a first-timer."

Connie Ferguson slays gym session

Briefly News also reported that veteran actress Connie Ferguson showed off her fantastic physique in a viral gym video.

The former Generations star, all-around TV producer, and actress showed the nation that she still has what it takes.

Netizens were shocked by the fact that she still had a six-pack.

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Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: