Lynn ‘Glammy’ Forbes, rapper AKA’s mother, talks wellness, health and fitness with us.
By: Keletso Modisakeng
1.Who is Lynn Forbes?
I’m a teacher by profession, although I’ve never spent more than six months in a classroom. My purpose is to motivate and inspire people through my writing and speaking engagements. I want to help women love themselves and feel good about who they are.
2. Did you struggle with health or weight at a younger age?
I have never suffered from any illness or disease, and I am grateful for that. I come from a family of good genes. I have gone through stages where my weight and other health indicators were outside “healthy” ranges. My interest in health and wellness started in 2004 when I was 34 years old. I have since acquired as much information as possible on the subject.
3. What does being healthy mean to you?
Being healthy is being happy and content. It is also about living my best life in my best body, as well as spending time with the people I love. I strive to find a comfortable balance between my body, mind and soul.
4. How do you include your grandchild Kairo in your fitness?
Just playing with her is a good start; we have a lot of fun. We spend a lot of time on the floor rolling, crawling and climbing. Playing with a baby can give you a great workout! I lift her up, swing her around, carry her on my shoulders, go for walks, etc.
5. What were your biggest struggles?
Sugar. I have a very sweet tooth and once I get started, I don’t stop. I had to train my mind to resist the temptation.
6. Tell us about your newly-launched Wellness Challenge.
The Wellness Challenge is something I decided to do as a result of the enquiries I received following my weight loss. Knowing how difficult it can be to maintain focus and motivation over a long period, I offer weight loss coaching on the programme. My aim is to give people an increased chance of being successful in reaching their goal weight, and making healthy lifestyle changes.
7. Who is this challenge aimed at?
Glammy’s Healthpointe Challenge (#GlammysHealthpointeChallenge) is aimed at anyone who wants to lose weight, and is serious about making healthy lifestyle choices. I need people who are willing to fully commit for at least 28 days, to apply focus and prioritise their health. I am offering the initial challenge to people in Johannesburg as I have to meet with them on a weekly basis. However, I have plans to expand my coaching to other provinces and ultimately, to anyone who requires my services. With technology today, the world can be my office!
8. How much does it cost?
Registration for the Wellness Morning is R100. Different options and packages are available.