Outfit Kids Adventure Camps in Namibia 2013

Outfit Kids Adventure Camps Namibia 2013
Outfit Kids Adventure Camps Namibia 2013

Outfit Namibia is hosting  “Outfit Kids Adventure Camps” in Namibia these school holidays in April & August 2013!

Here is more information on the Kids Camps:

OUR AIM

  1. TO TEACH NATURE PRESERVATION
  2. TO PROMOTE LIFE SKILLS
  3. TO FOSTER RESPECT
  4. TO  EDUCATE KIDS ON HEALTHY LIVING

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • BUSH HIKES
  • OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGE
  • SLING SHOT KETTY
  • RAFT BUILDING
  • WATER BALLOON FIGHTS
  • BASIC SURVIVAL TRAINING
  • FUNCTIONAL TRAINING
  • OPEN AIR CAMPING
  • COMMUNICATION & LIFE SKILLS GAMES
  • & MUCH MUCH MORE!

KIDS BUSH CAMPS – 3 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS (ALL INCLUSIVE)

  • KIDS BUSH CAMPS 23-25 APRIL & 17-20 AUGUST 2013
  • HOSTED AT HEJA GAME LODGE- N$1,650 PER KID
  • MEALS & ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED

DAY CAMPS – 3 DAYS, NO SLEEPOVERS (ALL INCLUSIVE)

  • 3 DAY CAMPS 20,21&22 APRIL 2013
  • HOSTED AT AVIS – N$1,050 PER KID
  • MEALS INCLUDED

WHO’S INVITED?

  • GIRLS & BOYS AGED 6+ FOR DAY CAMPS;                                              10+ FOR KIDS BUSH CAMPS
  • KIDS WHO LOVE ADVENTURE IN THE OUTDOORS!

 Need more info or want to book? Contact outfitnamibia@gmail.com 

Diary of an Athlete: Stuck in a Concrete Jungle

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The constant murmur of city life that never ending dull sound that engulfs my eardrums. Sometimes I wish I could make it all stop!

It’s been a few weeks since I last managed my way to that trail run just up the road. My dogs stare at my barefoot shoes with yearning eyes…my house keys exciting them as I leave to work, reminding them of that freedom.

I feel my heart pump as I daydream of that burn in my legs as my feet carry me to the top of the mountain. There’s just no time today. I’m stuck. Stuck in a concrete jungle with no fruit, no trees. The only green I see is the few trees and grass patches we’ve selected to keep. Ruminant of how we used to value nature.

I’m stuck, continuing my life, waking every day wanting to have just one hour to escape the constant drone of car tires on tar. It’s right there just up the road. I’ll go tomorrow.

Saddest of it all, I’m lying to myself. I’m stuck in a concrete jungle, fueling my own frustration.

But today is my day! Today I woke up 30 minutes earlier, yet I wasn’t in the mood to run just yet, so I hit work early.

Having finished work early, I have time. Laces tied, leashes ready. Then a phone call…work! I’m stuck in a concrete jungle, but I know the way out. It’s my time now, my time with my dogs, time for my soul. I love to escape this concrete jungle.

by Rowan Carstens

Take time to explore the outdoors with Outfit Namibia, learn more about what we do here

How to loose weight & burn fat (the healthy way)

Outfit Namibia Weightloss 101

Congratulations on taking the first step to a healthier, happier you! Admitting to yourself that you need to change is the hard part, it gets easier from here onward.

There are various weight-loss techniques on the market, however what you really need is a change in lifestyle. There’s a reason you’re unhappy with your current weight and to change this, you will need to look at the following to see the results you desire:

A.) Your diet
B.) Your exercise / physical activity levels
C.) Emotional & mental health

I’m sure you’ve heard that a healthy, balanced diet is essential to weight-loss. But what does that entail? All it means is that you need to watch what you’re eating. Your stomach is not a waste basket. You are what you eat.
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What to Eat

Focus on eating fresh vegetables, fruit and protein like eggs, chicken,       fish. The less red meat you eat, the better for weight-loss. Meat takes on average 7 days to digest in your system and most of it converts to fat. The same goes for any sugars or carbs like white bread, cakes, biscuits, rice etc., limit these and you’ll see a huge improvement in your energy levels and you’ll see and feel the results in your body.

Outfit Namibia- Model with smart waterWhat to Drink

Water is essential, you need to drinks at least 2 liters a day. This is a secret weight-loss technique that most models and athletes use. It’s so simple and yet so few people do it. The water not only hydrates you, but also flushes out toxins in your body. Often when you think you’re hungry, it’s actually just your body craving water. Do not drink alcohol during your weight-loss program. Most alcoholic beverages add weight, because it converts to sugar in your body. If you’re serious about loosing weight, you can have a glass of wine/beer/ or whiskey on a night out, not more.

Exercising Your Way to Health
Staying active is key in weight-loss. You cannot expect to loose all the weight on eating well alone. You need to burn fat through regular exercise and build muscles, to get the lean and strong build your body was designed for. It’s not just about looking good, it’s about feeling good too. The stronger you are, the more capable you are of dealing with life’s challenges.

Regular exercise means that you’ll need to get your heartbeat going by doing 20 minutes of cardio every day i.e. running, cycling, skipping rope, swimming, walking up stairs or going for a brisk walk. This will kick start your metabolism and trick your body into burning fat.

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Besides cardio, you should also focus your workout on building muscles. Building muscles helps your body do the following:

1. Burn calories (by maintaining muscles instead of maintaining fat)
2. Increases your metabolism ( to burn more FAT)

Exercises to build muscles include: Lifting weights, push ups, sit ups, squats – ask your personal trainer to help you. Don’t have a personal trainer? contact: outfitnamibia@gmail.com (Namibians only, sorry 😉

 

Emotional & Mental Health Check

Emotional eating is the surest way to never see any results during your weight-loss regime. You need to be emotionally ready to make a lifestyle change, in order to eat right, be committed to training every day and achieving your fitness goals. Changing your lifestyle is hard, but the results are worth it. Silence the critic in your head and mentally and emotionally prepare yourself for a rough ride. To begin is always the hardest. Persevere, the devotion pays off.

Outfit Namibia- fitness motivationWhen will you see results?

It takes 4 weeks for you to notice your body is changing, 8 weeks for your friends to notice & 12 weeks for the world to notice.Give yourself 12 weeks to change your body, mood, health & your lifestyle!

T.E.A.M = Together everyone achieves more.

T.E.A.M = Together everyone achieves more. Read about the benefits of team building, why you need it and how it will improve your business and relationships:

What is Team Building?

Team Building is a variety of activities, presented to businesses, schools, sports teams, religious or nonprofit organizations designed for improving team performance, improving communication & interpersonal relationships.

Do I need Team Building?

To identify if you need team building in your business/at work, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are there conflicts between certain people that are creating divisions within your team?
  • Do team members need to get to know one another?
  • Do some members focus on their own success, and harm the group as a result?
  • Does poor communication slow the group’s progress?
  • Do people need to learn how to work together, instead of individually?
  • Are some members resistant to change, and does this affect the group’s ability to move forward?
  • Do members of the group need a boost to their morale?
  • Do I feel isolated or misunderstood from any member of my organization?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then team building is for you!

Benefits of Team Building

  • Improves Communication & Problem Solving Skills
  • Boosts Morale
  • Improves Productivity
  • Identifies Strengths & Weaknesses 
The 4 Pillars of Team Building

  1. Communication 
  2. Problem Solving / Decision Making
  3. Adaptability & Planning
  4. Trust Building

Teams cannot efficiently work together without communication. Improving communication allows teams to make complex decisions together and therefore resolve problems faster.

Teams are also built on mutual respect which enforces trust. This trust is vital in maintaining successful relationships, as without it, companies/partnerships are unable to adapt to changes in their environment and to plan for the future.

Outfit Namibia’s Team Building

Outfit Namibia has developed team building activities that involve communication, problem solving, as well as trust building and planning skills. Our team building is hosted outdoors in nature. By activating the mind and body, our team building ensures that team members are engaged with all their senses. By ensuring fun and challenging activities (as well as the occasional water balloon), we ensure that team building doesn’t become tedious and boring. An engaged and stimulated team, is after all the goal for our team building.

So what next?

Contact us at outfitnamibia@gmail.com and let’s chat about your team building needs!

Team Building options range from Cycling & Hiking Trails, Bush Retreats, Water Sports, Obstacle Course Challenges and Communication Games – the world’s your oyster, we have it all!

 

Rowan Carstens – Why we founded OUTFIT NAMIBIA

Rowan CarstensI’ve always had an active life, even as a child I spent most of my time outside climbing trees, exploring the river beds and surrounding bush in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia.

I was always intrigued by the Power of the Human Body and often questioned, what the limits to the human body really were. It wasn’t until later in life, that I discovered that these limits could be pushed further and further, the harder one trained.

Having participated in Karate, Hockey, Rugby, Cricket, Indoor Football, Sailing and a number of other sporting activities, I realized that the approach to training varied and in some instances, rather drastically. Although these variations had similar, if not identical underlying principles, “Train Hard & Get Results!”.

I felt this to be true to a certain extent, but I still realized that, at least in my experience, some training regimes became rather repetitive and didn’t quite challenge the human body outside the normal motions of that given sport.

This is the basis for us developing OUTFIT NAMIBIA. Not only to enjoy training outdoors and increase one’s appreciation of nature, but to construct a training program that will improve an individual’s performance through “Functional Training”. The unlimited obstacles, which the outdoors provide, is a perfect backdrop to achieve this.

Who We Are : OUTFIT NAMIBIA

Rowan Carstens & Dunja Berger Outfit Namibia

WELCOME

Welcome to Outfit Namibia, Namibia’s first health & fitness brand! If you love fitness, a healthy lifestyle, understand the need to eat well, live your passion, appreciate the  outdoors & are a team player, then Outfit Namibia is for you!

WHAT IS OUTFIT NAMIBIA

Outfit stands for “Outdoor Fitness” and we’re based in the natural paradise of Namibia!

Outfit Namibia is a proudly Namibian company that offers:

  • Outdoor Training Camps
  • Wellness Bush Retreats
  • Kids Adventure Camps
  • Cycling & Hiking Trails
  • School Camps
  • Team Building  (Sports & Outcome Based)
  • Corporate Fun Days
  • Adult & Kids Fitness Classes (Windhoek only)
  • Corporate Training Programs
  • Outfit Lifestyle Store (coming soon!)

We operate from a premises in Klein Windhoek & in locations all over Namibia.  To contact us, simply email us on outfitnamibia@gmail.com

WHO OWNS OUTFIT NAMIBIA

Outfit Namibia is owned and managed by Rowan Carstens & Dunja Berger. Rowan is a a talented athlete, passionate about health & fitness , whilst Dunja comes with a wealth of marketing, sales & business development expertise.

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