Anxious about the holidays? Seven tips to help you avoid weight gain

Anxious about the holidays? Seven tips to help you avoid weight gain

To keep your body in tip-top shape during the summer holidays, follow these helpful tips:


  • Be proactive about being active, since it is likely that you’ll eat and drink more than usual whilst on holiday.
  • It’s simple – the more you eat, the more active you should be.
  • It could be as simple as going for a daily walk or in nature, or in your neighbourhood, in addition to doing the daily exercises provided on the LK Fitness app.


  • Exercise by playing with your children or pets.
  • For example, to tone your buttocks and thighs, you could:
    • Have your child (or a willing pet) lie down on a small mat or beach towl.
    • Pull your child through the house, making sure they remain safely on the mat/towel. You should walk backwards with your knees bent almost at a 90° angle for the best results.
    • If you don’t use your child for this exercise, use objects with a similar weight e.g., boxes, books or bricks that are as heavy as a toddler or pet (9-15kg).
  • This was one of my family’s favourites when my two boys were younger. Now that they’re all grown up, I try similar tricks with Pampoen (my beloved Frenchie), as seen below.


  • Get your heart rate up and tone your arms, by taking walks whilst holding hand weights.
    • If you don’t have weights, use canned food or water bottles and use these to do simple exercises to tone your arms whilst you walk.
    • Don’t let your environement hinder you: you can do this outdoors, on the treadmill, down the passage in your home, or quite simply by walking on the spot in your living room whilst you watch your favourite show.


  • If you have a step or staircase somewhere at home, it can be used for many exercises. I recommend this mini circuit:
    • To raise your heart rate, walk or jog up and down the step/staircase for 1 minute.
    • Then, do simple arm exercises with weights, bottles of water or cans of food, whilst stepping up and down for another minute.
    • Directly after that, work your thighs by standing on the step while lunging backwards with your left leg. Recover, and then lunge backwards with your right leg. Continue for a minute.
    • Repeat all 3 exercises 3 times.


  • To tone your arms, use a towel or excercise band.
    • While standing comfortably, hold a towel behind your back, with your right hand just above your head and left hand close to where your buttocks begins.
    • Both arms are bent and your elbows facing outwards.
    • Pull upwards with your right arm until straight.
    • Use the towel and your left arm as resistance as you hold the towel tighter.
    • Now do the opposite by straightening your right arm downwards and bending your rightarm.
  • Aim for 3 sets of 15, then switch arms.


  • Make and store LK Fitness detox water in the fridge, by cutting the following into thin slices and adding it to 1.5-2 litres of water:
    • Half a cucumber – has anti-inflammatory properties
    • Half a lemon – helps get rid of toxins
    • Half a grapefruit – it is said that grapefruit assists in fat   burning. Other fruit, like strawberries, oranges, blueberries can also be used.
    • A handful of mint – assists digestion.


  • Get your family or friends to join you in using the LK Fitness app during the holidays. Even if you do just one exercise suggested on the app per day!

Here’s to a fit and fabulous holiday, no matter where you spend it!

Yours in Fitness,

Linda xx

Weight Loss Transformations

Weight loss transformations. From ladies who do Linda Kriel:

Monique lost 25 kg in 2020

“At the end of 2020 I look back, and I’m so glad I downloaded the LK Fitness App. I’m glad I started – step by step, day by day. I’m glad and grateful I made time for myself – time to exercise, time to eat healthy, time to make my health a priority.I ‘m glad I kept going and going, and although I have not yet reached my goal weight it is important to celebrate how far I have come. I’m 25kg lighter a year later.  

Thanks to Linda Kriel. Her app made it so much easier. Thanks to everyone’s support and my training buddy. It definitely helps to have someone who trains with you.

I’m thankful that I do not have to shy away from the camera this Christmas! Looking forward to an active, healthy 2021! “

– Monique le Roux

Driana lost 32 kg and keept it off

Read what Driana has to say on her lifestyle change with Linda Kriel Fitness

“In December 2017 my husband and I went to Mauritius for our holidays. I weighed a full 104 kilos! Never had I weighed this much. Having to buy a size 20 swimsuit was terrible. The holidays came and went.

In January 2018 I decided that it’s time for a drastic change. I purchased a Linda Kriel program, and followed the diet and exercises. Daily walks and daily “Linda Kriel” became a habit.

I’ve now shed 32 kilos and I can’t put into words just how much you inspire me Linda.

Here we are on lockdown and I use the Linda Kriel App every day.

Thank you so much…. you are such a motivation. I do not know how I would have been able to do it without you.”



Daisa sheds 7kg in just under two months

“I would like to share with you that I have lost 7 kg in just under 2 months, all thanks to your fitness app! 

All my clothes are too big and I feel great! Best of all, this is no diet. Just a healthy lifestyle plan, and I do not have to rack my brains as to what we are going to have for breakfast, lunch and supper. 

The exercises make me fell great and all this in the comfort of my own home, at a a time that suits me.

I think EVERYONE should get this app it changed my life!”


Find out more about the: Linda Kriel Fitness App


AnneMarie lost 30kg
“Today I feel great”

“Two years ago I hit rock bottom. A young woman overweight (91kg) a size 42 jeans, unhappy and shy.

By shear luck I came across Linda’s Book that I ordered on-line and I started with the low GI plan. I was excited to lose 6kg in the first two months. In January 2019 I stared recording “Kry Daai Lyf” on KykNET, I never missed a day. Thereafter I went to Linda’s website and got her DVD’s . I also used her Beach Body Low GI Plan on-line. I am overjoyed to now have her app ! So convenient!

Today I weigh 61kg, a 34 jeans and feal great in my own skin.”


I would love to hear from you. Send me your story. Email:

AnneMarie used this DVD: Linda DVD’s (DVD’s are sold out)

Click here for the: Beach Body Low GI online plan (available online and on our App)

Click here for the app to get all the plans: App

Slip Into Your Skinny Jeans

Glip in jou skinny jeans in. Werk jou binnebene!

Met hierdie oefening hoef jy nie meer bekommerd te wees oor bobene wat teenmekaar skuur as jy op die strand loop nie. Dié isometriese oefening werk anders as gewone oefeninge wat jou binnebene versterk. Dit werk diep en intensief, daar waar jy dit die nodigste het.

Druk met jou voete binnetoe

Sit op die vloer met jou bene reguit voor jou uitgestrek en plaas jou voete weerskante van ‘n stewige stoel of kas. Hou jou rug regop en jou hande langs jou boude. Druk nou met jou voete na binnekant teen die stoel/kas, so hard as wat jy kan. Hou dit so vir 30 tot 60 sekondes, sonder om te ontspan.

Maak dit moeiliker

Om dit meer uitdagend te maak, moenie jou hande gebruik om jouself te stut nie. Lig dit op voor jou en hou jou arms voor jou gevou. Op die manier werk jou binnebene harder én jou maagspiere word ook betrek. Hou jou maag ingetrek. Jy kan hierdie oefening 3 keer per week, 2 of 3 keer per dag doen.


Weeklikse oefen- en eetplanne!

Kliek hier vir die app: LK Fitness App