Springbok wing Sbu Nkosi is using social media to his advantage in his quest to keep fit and connected during the lockdown.
South Africa has been in a nation-wide lockdown since March 27 in the fight to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, which will be eased gradually from May 1.
Nkosi, like his Sharks and Springbok teammates, has a daily fitness regime and also uses technology to keep in touch with his circle of friends, teammates and family members.
“Basically, social media has played a vital role in connecting us with our families, friends and our coaches,” Nkosi told www.springboks.rugby.
“We’ve been using various platforms to communicate depending on the need – there’s different stuff for meetings with coaches, and obviously for friends and family you will use WhatsApp, Instagram and so on.”
Before lockdown, the Sharks players were each issued with pieces of gym equipment to use during social isolation.
“I have a small home gym and fortunately I have a little patch of running space at home,” said Nkosi.
“Also, I have been using the Wattbike frequently to try and stay as conditioned as I possibly can in this time. The training programme goes in hand with eating well and trying my best to stick to a good nutritional diet.”
Nkosi revealed that although he can also play the piano, doesn’t have one at home, so he is honing his other musical skills with his brother.
“My brother is a DJ and he is using this time to work on his music. So, I’m trying to help him out because I would like to think I have a little musical know-how myself.
“This is a difficult time for humanity, but I am sure we will be okay in the end if we all do our part to flatten the curve of infections. I want to appeal to everyone to stay home so that we can stop the spread of the virus. We are always Stronger Together.”
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