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Video: Keeping fit doesn’t need to cost a cent

Meet the Soweto fitness instructor who says it does not have to cost a cent to stay fit.

South Africa is the fattest country in sub-Saharan Africa and ranks among the world’s top 20 fattest countries. Almost 20 percent of South African children below under the age of 15 years are overweight or obese.

Health Minister Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi has said that unless South Africans change their unhealthy lifestyles, healthcare costs will spiral out of control

Staying fit and healthy does not have to cost a cent. Vincent Masobe has run the Phiri Aerobics Club for more than 20 years solely on donations to ensure everyone can exercise and have fun doing it.

We spent an afternoon sweating it out with Vincent as he took us inside his club and showed us some moves you can do at home to stay fit.

An edited version of this post also appeared on Health24.com

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Fathima Simjee

Fathima Simjee is a television journalist with Health-e News. You can follow her on Twitter @FatzSimjee