Who is #GekoFit?

#GekoFit is the joint project of Dawie the fit diver, and MariskaFit, the fitness fanatic and wannabe mermaid.

What is #GekoFit?

Scuba diving is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world. Anyone can sign up for a PADI course, and they’ll be in the water in no time. Scuba diving can take its toll on the body. Ask any diver how tired they were after their first dive, and they will testify to the fact that it is exhausting. Scuba diving is actually a great workout. It targets specific muscle groups, including the legs, glutes, core and back to enable divers to manoeuvre effortlessly through the water. And that is where #GekoFit comes in.

Rugby players don’t simply pitch up for a game without any training. And it is the same principle for scuba divers. The more you prepare your body for the activity it is about to perform, the better it will handle the physical strain and challenges that comes with the activity. Strengthening the muscles used most while scuba diving will immensely improve your overall diving experience.

Improving your level of fitness will also help with your oxygen capacity (VO2max). Here, you need to concentrate on high intensity interval training.

#GekoFit will be a platform where avid scuba divers can get fitness and nutritional information that will help them improve their diving experience, as well as their overall health and fitness levels. We will be sharing the best workout videos, tips and information, as well as healthy eating tips right here on Geko Divers.

We hope to see you around!

DawieDuik & MariskaFit

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