Springbok flyhalf and Lions skipper Elton Jantjies has converted his garage into a makeshift gym while completing his 14-day self-isolation period since returning from New Zealand.
The World Cup winner told the Springbok website about how he has kept fit after the 2020 Vodacom Super Rugby season was suspended due to the spread of the coronavirus.
‘We are now almsot two weeks into self-isolation protocols since returning to South Africa from New Zealand,’ Jantjies said. ‘The challenge is to try and stay fit, but with self-isolation and social distancing that means no regular gym training.
‘So, I’ve done the next best thing, which was to convert my garage into a gym! It’s quite fun and challenging, especially with the three boys around – they are very curious about what daddy is doing.’
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Jantjies said that he is in regular communication with the Lions players and management and has also kept up with some of his Springbok teammates – including Herschel Jantjies and Franco Mostert.
‘Our team – players and coaching staff – as well as the office are in daily touch with each other, linked by social media tools and other communication apps, so in that respect it’s OK and workable.
‘I messaged Herschel a few times to hear how he is doing with his rehab and I also messaged Kitsie [Steven Kitshoff] as he went off injured in their last match. The RWC group are all in regular contact with each other, supporting each other.’
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