How tech can mean a healthier lifestyle for you

Written by Topco Staff Writer


Meet black-belt Ronald Abvajee, Winner of Future of HR Wellness Award 2019 – a leading health, fitness and wellness expert.

His entrepreneurial journey and commitment to personal development have positioned him as a key and respected thought leader in corporate and personal health and wellness.

He is the founder and owner of Healthy Living Consulting (HLC) and My Personal Trainer – two established business platforms driving the development of wellness forward in South Africa. He now consults to EOH on the GEMS Workplace fitness programme.

For over a decade, Ronald has been carving his space in the industry as a fitness expert and healthy living coach. As a qualified exercise physiologist with a degree in Physical Education and Human Movement Sciences he is passionate about engaging and inspiring audiences as a speaker at conferences, corporate and private events.

In addition, he is a 5th degree black belt and world champion in karate. He utilises his expertise in this discipline when conducting national self-defence programmes and his flagship Breaking Through Barriers programme.

As a businessman Ronald’s decorated career is highlighted by winning the 2011 Top Black Male Entrepreneur Award at the Oliver Empowerment Awards. He was also a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year category at the National Business Awards in 2011 & 2012.

Most recently, as a radio and television health expert he has inspired audiences on his own show called SHAPE YOUR LIFE, broadcast on DSTV. He also has a regular radio slot on 2000FM every Wednesday, educating and inspiring South Africa towards health and fitness. A noticeable appearance under his black belt was as the Special K cereal fitness expert featured on the side panel of over 1.1 million cereal boxes – a first ever in the world.

His goal is to create life solutions for people which embody all aspects of living well, including health, wellness, weight loss, and overall lifestyle victories. By sharing his unique and inspiring philosophy which stresses the integration of fitness, nutrition, and behavioural changes, he empowers people everywhere to define and reach their personal goals, both physical and psychological.

Ronald has a unique connection with his audience which stems from his own personal journey towards leadership and success; breaking through his barriers and finding the strength to rebuild his life one brick at a time.

HLC has delivered a series of online classes, webinars and videos to numerous clients. When Coronavirus (COVID-19) became global concern, all channels were immediately available to ensure optimal dissemination of information and support during this crisis.  As a result, health wellness became a driving force for a more engaged workforce, better informed, equipped and supported to take the necessary to steps to ensure healthier lifestyles for all HLC clients.

In addition, the company’s public platform, MYHealthTV, ensures the ongoing provision of health and wellness content to the public, ensuring additional, free-to-use tools so that health and wellness is an accessible commodity for all South Africans.

Fiona Wakelin

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