Cooking Fun, Live!

To ensure that you keep experimenting and learning new ways to enjoy food during the lockdown, Vitality HealthyFood Studio bring you a brand-new and exciting initiative that'll bring professional chefs and their culinary prowess right into YOUR kitchen – in real time! Cook up a storm with Vitality HealthyFood Studio's live chef.

This live, interactive cooking experience is just the thing if you're looking for new recipes to whip up in the kitchen or need some at-home entertainment while practicing social distancing and staying home. Best of all, you can even dial in family, friends or work groups to ensure that you all stay connected and bonded while you stay at home.

Have fun with a personal video-call with a professional master chef and learn the tricks of the trade first-hand while preparing bountiful breakfasts, lavish lunches and delightful dinners, all in your own kitchen.

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How It Works

Wondering how this cooking experience works? Not to worry, it's simple. All you have to do is follow the below steps and you'll be well on your way to cooking like a pro, with a pro, in your own home.

  1. Book an hour-long breakfast, lunch or dinner cooking course, where you’ll learn how to make three carefully-designed and delicious dishes. Click here to book.
  2. The Vitality HealthyFood Studio will send you ingredients and equipment lists, so you have time to buy, gather and prepare what you need, as well as a hyperlink to an online meeting for your private class.
  3. They’ll also send you the three recipes you’ll be making during your live meeting, so you can prepare for your class.
  4. Then, on your selected date and time, video-call to connect with your very own professional master chef!
  5. Follow along as they guide you step-by-step, and feel free to interact and learn a few pro tips. Soon, you’ll have three healthy and scrumptious meals, plus skills to last a lifetime!

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How Much Is It?

Each live private class is R200 per household. And since we're all on lockdown, the cost of ingredients is not included.

Interested in cooking and connecting with Vitality HealthyFood Studio's live chef? Book your class now. There are limited classes per day, so be sure to book in advance.

Click here to book your Vitality HealthyFood Studio live chef course. 

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For More Information

For more information about Vitality HealthyFood Studio and their brand-new live chef initiative, visit their website at

You can also contact them on [email protected] or 011 529 6527.

And to keep up to date with the latest classes, news and information, visit Vitality Discovery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, #VitalityHealthyFoodStudio.

Welcome To The Yuppiechef Cooking School

Whether you're looking to broaden your horizons on ideas for dinner or want to try something new, the Yuppiechef Cooking School will have the course for you! Here, you will learn to master popular recipes, various techniques and cooking styles from the comfort of your own home. All you need is an internet connection, smart device, ingredients and all your cooking utensils in the kitchen.

Professional chefs, such as Peter Goffe-Wood, Sarah Graham and Franck Dangereux, will take you through a series of video tutorials that'll have you cooking like a pro in no time. All Yuppiechef online cooking courses include:

Also, if you're not ready to commit to a course just yet, do a FREE course to see if it's something you'd enjoy or not! Click here to sign up for your FREE Art of Baking course on Yuppiechef.

Now let's get onto the courses we think you'll enjoy!

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An Introduction To Craft Beer

Become well-versed and educated in the world of craft beer! As we all know, South Africans love their beer, so why not get clued up on the fundamentals? With this course, you'll learn how to tell the difference between craft beer and regular beer; get insight into how beer is made with four key ingredients; brush up on beer history; learn how to classify beer; and master the perfect pour. There's many more aspects to cover in this course, so you'll have to enroll to find out more!

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Decadent Chocolate Creations

For something decadent, how about some mouthwatering chocolate creations to satisfy that sweet craving? Presented by LINDT Master Chocolatier, Dimo Simatos, learn all the tips, tricks and techniques you need to artfully create amazing chocolate truffles, decorations, delicious desserts and the legendary chocolate fondant. This course is an absolute treat, especially for chocoholics!

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All Time Breakfast Favourites

There's no better way to start your day than with a hearty breakfast! And if you're looking to learn how to cook up the perfect breakfast spread for yourself, your family, friends and guests, then you need to check out Yuppiechef's All Time Breakfast Favourites course. Presented by Peter Goffe-Wood, this course will take you on a journey into the savoury and sweet morning delights. You’ll master making Eggs Benedict, as well as chef quality frittatas, omelettes, waffles and moreish flapjacks.

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French Classics

You don't need to purchase a ticket and fly to France to experience French cuisine! You can make it in the comfort of your own kitchen. All you need to do is learn how to do French Classics with Yuppiechef. Presented by accomplished chef and restauranteur, Franck Dangereux, brush up on the history and secrets of various French recipes; unravel the mystique around classic French-style soups, sauces, potato dishes and desserts; and gain the confidence and skills required to create timeless classics including Steak Au Poivre, Soupe Au Pistou and Crème Brulée.

creme brulee on a wooden serving board with a silver spoon

There are many more Yuppiechef Cooking School courses to choose from, click here to take a look at the others that they offer.

For More Information

For more information about Yuppiechef and their Cooking School, visit

You can also contact them on [email protected] or 0861 702 4969.

Don't forget to follow or like Yuppiechef on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest products, offers, courses, news and more.

What Is It?

These are exciting times! Join in on fun with baking classes at home with The Chocolate Den as they present exciting Lockdown Online Classes.

This is a great opportunity to learn some new recipes and get creative in the kitchen. And, the kids can join in on the fun and be your assistant chefs.

Contact The Chocolate Den if you have any other questions.

When Is It?

Tuesday, 07 April 2020

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Where Is It?

Online, join the Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 458 613 949

How Much Is It?

Class 1: Unicorn and Mermaid Cupcakes (R220)

Class 2: Chocolate Truffles (R100)

Book your spot by emailing The Chocolate Den at [email protected]

For More Information

For more information, click here.

The Little Turtles Swim School

The Little Turtles Swim School opened in September 2017. The owner, Samantha Evans, started the school in a swimming lane at Assumption Convent School in Bedfordview. After years of teaching all the lessons herself, she expanded her business and now has a branch in Greenside. This school provides PT lessons, conducted private lessons and assists with galas.

In Janaury 2020, Little Turtles Swim School will open another branch to Sydenhem.

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Lessons On Offer:

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If you are serious about being a swimmer or acquiring top class swimming skills, then visit Little Turtles Swim School and you'll be a pro in no time. To get prepared for your new hobby, make sure you are ahead of the game and get all the accessories and goods you'll need to start those swimming classes on a good note. Visit this website for more.

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For More Information

You can find the school at Sydenham Lifestyle Centre, 46 Kinfauns Street, Johannesburg.

For more information, contact Little Turtles Swim School on 064 705 1265 or email them at [email protected] Alternatively, visit their website or follow them on Facebook or on Instagram.

Join The Freestyle Academy Workshops at BOUNCE

Looking for an exciting extramural activity that will thrill and excite the kids? Well, why not sign them up for BOUNCE's Freestyle Academy Workshops. Now, just so you know, this isn't just a 'jump up and down on the trampoline' workshop. This workshop cover a wide range of Trampoline and Freestyle skills, ranging from beginner to advanced moves. Workshop participants must be seven year old or older and must be taller than 125cm. Visit their website to book your spots ASAP.

Do Parkour at George Lea Park

We are always looking for activities that'll keep our kids moving, active and busy while enjoying the outdoors. The Concrete Foundation Crew offers just the workshop for your kids. Ever considered letting your kids try out parkour? Not only is it 'cool', but it's also a great activity if you want the kids to step away from the TV, their phones or their Play Stations/Nintendos/Wii/Xbox/whatever. These parkour classes take place at the George Lea Sports Park every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 17:00 — 19:00 and Saturdays from 08:00 — 10:00 Contact them for more information.

Concrete Foundation Crew

Athlete: Bjorn De Klerk. Photo by Concrete Foundation Crew member, Shawn van Zyl.

Join A Guides Or Scouts Club

Guides and Scouts clubs have long entertained and provided valuable life skills for millions of children, so why not let your little ones join one of these special organisations to get them outdoors, learning new skills, camping and even selling brownies! Most clubs accept boys and girls from the age of seven to 17 and teach complementary skills. Most club members attest that these clubs taught them a few lessons that stuck with them for the rest of their lives. Take a look at Scouts South Africa or Robin Hills Scout Group.


Learn A New Language

There is nothing more interesting than learning a foreign language. When you first hear a new language, the sound is so unique and different that you cannot help but notice and listen. If you’re interested in offering your child the opportunity to learn about another world, its language, culture and customs, 2017 is the year to do it. For Italian, Società Dante Alighieri Johannesburg offers extramural classes for children and teenagers. If you’d rather want them to parlez vous français, Alliance Francaise offer French courses for students.


Take Centre Stage With Some Drama Classes

Is your child a born performer and wants to have a future in television or theatre? Then why not nurture that dream and passion with drama or acting classes for kids? Not only will it build your child’s self-confidence, but it will also provide them with life and communication skills. If this sounds like an amazing opportunity for your little one, check out the drama programs at Helen O’Grady Drama Academy or for acting lessons, try Kids On Camera.


Your Little Ones Get Creative With Sewing Classes

Crafting is fun and it’s even more so when your child can use these skills throughout their lifetime – whether they’re looking to create unique items or make their way into fashion design. If sewing sounds like a great creative outlet for your little one, Sew ‘n Grow is just the place to be. Not only do they offer sewing classes, but they also have sewing holiday programs to keep crafty kids creating when school is out.


Have we left out any great unusual extramural activities for kids that you love? Let us know below!

Why You Need To Visit Baby College®

The saying goes, "it takes a village to raise a child", which is why Baby College® is just the place to help you find your bearings in the world of parenting, while having plenty of fun. Their classes are designed for both parents and children aged from newborn to three years old, taking little families through a variety of fun activities that not only offers bonding time, but also enhances every aspect of your child's development.

As parents, you'll gain valuable insight into the various areas of early development through the Baby College® classes, which will assist in your child's growth through linguistic play, music, movement and other activities. Their programme is designed to grow with baby, catering to three different age groups:

Infants: 0 - 9 months

Infant classes offer new parents insight into early development. It will also grow your confidence and understanding of your little bundle of joy. The classes consists of gentle activities suitable for babies as young as newborn, with the pace progressing as baby grows.

Toddlers: 9 - 18 months

As your little one starts exploring more, the Toddler classes will introduce them to additional learning themes that will include music play and rhythmic movement. These activities will promote language, listening and body awareness.

BC Juniors: 18 - 36 months

Junior classes are fun-filled and more active than the other two classes, assisting in developing your little one's cognitive and motor skills. Here, each individual child will be able to express their creativity and imagination. This will grow their independence and emotional understanding, build the confidence, as well as skills needed for later learning.

About Their Classes

Baby College® offers a wide range of classes that doesn't only cover the development of your little tot, but also caters to parents and their needs during this transition into parenthood. With everything from dietitians and consultants, to first aid and fitness fun for moms, they've got your back in every aspect along the way.

Baby College® Classes

Baby College® offers weekly parent and baby development classes, catering for babies aged from newborn to 3 years old.

Lactation Consultant

Baby College® are passionate about helping mothers and families breastfeed and enjoy making eating a fun experience.

Support Groups

Having a baby is a wonderful experience, but also trying at times. Mom-baby support groups can help you get through rough patches and allow you to make new lifelong friends.

First Aid & CPR

Be ready for anything with Baby College®'s interactive and informative child and infant CPR and First Aid courses. This course is fully accredited and are presented by First Aid Counts.

Infant Massages

The massage classes will teach parents how to develop and strengthen the bond with their new baby. This also aids in support and assists with optimal development.

Fit Mommy Classes

Pre- and post-natal health is important. Which is why Baby College® offers fitness classes that presents fun, body conditioning exercises with your baby. All fitness levels and ages welcome.

Visit their website and Facebook for more information on these classes and when they'll be held.

For More Information

For more information on Baby College, visit their website at

You can also contact them on 084 462 6313 or [email protected].

Don't forget to give them a follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest classes and blogs.

Craft Café

Craft Café is an arts and crafts store and café in Benoni. Aside from serving a good cup of java and freshly baked cakes that change daily, they also specialise in quality wool, scrap-booking necessities, a wide array of beads and beading tools, as well as a rainbow of mosaic tiles. They offer daily arts and crafts classes on beading, mosaics, quilting and scrap-booking for every level of experience. Check out their website to see what courses they are running on any given day. You can also see their Facebook page for handy arts and crafts hints and ideas and even memes.

Find more information here. 

Pottery Junxion

The Pottery Junxion in Edenvale is a specialist store in all things ceramic. They have a huge variety of ceramics, paints and mosaics. And they offer a variety of workshops for both young and old, professional or amateur. They also host some specialty courses. Some of the workshops they offer are ceramic painting, mosaics, Powertex and clock making. And they also host birthday parties, so you can make a day of art and craft fun with your friends and family. Check out their Facebook page to see their workshops.

Find more information here.


Craft Classique

This craft store in Kempton Park imports special 180gms Premium Italian Flower Crepe paper. They use this high quality crepe paper to sculpt the most beautiful realistic flowers. This shop also stocks various other fine craft materials. They offer classes to teach how to use their high class products to make crepe flowers and for decoupage. You can find the date and times of these classes on their Facebook page.

Find more information here.

The Yarn Tree

Needless to say, The Yarn Tree is a yarn store. What makes this store special is that they have a wide variety of yarn, available in natural, hand dyed, acrylic, imported and local. They also have crochet and knitting accessories in store. While knitting and crochet might be a little old-fashioned to some, it can still be an enjoyable hobby. You can join them for a class on knitting and crochet to learn beginner techniques or to make bags, shawls, jerseys, teddy bears and even baskets. Make sure to check out their Facebook page to see when their workshops take place.

Find more information here.



This gallery and studio in Kensington focuses on pewter. Pewter is a clay like substance made from a mixture of metals that hardens. The final product from pewter crafts looks similar to silver. Mimmic offers beginner workshops that includes a kit with all the necessary tools and supplies. They also offer workshops in copper and other techniques. Check out their Facebook page to see their upcoming workshops.

Find more information here.

Lavender and Time

Lavender and Time are also based in Edenvale. They sell and repair sewing machines and stock everything needed for quilting, embroidery and crocheting. These include fabric, wool and cotton, thread and needles. They host classes in quilting, embroidery, crocheting and even have the occasional smocking class. To see when and where their workshops are, check out their Facebook page.

Find more information here.


Do you know of any other arts and crafts courses we may have missed? Let us know about them in the comments section below!

If you're ever at the Blubird Shopping Centre do yourself a favour and stop by Belle's Patisserie's oh-so-beautiful concept store. You'll find all the decadent desserts, pastries, cakes and other baked goodies they are famous for, such as candy-coloured macaroons, almond croissants and French apple tarts, as well as something savoury at their deli like gourmet sandwiches, salads, artisan bread and bagels. There's even a menu for the health-conscious among us with paleo, banting and low-GI options.

Belle's Patisserie

Planning a Party?

Why not let Belle's Patisserie do the catering at your celebration? Their birthday cakes are legendary and they also do gourmet platters of finger foods (plus a skinny version, ladies!). Belle's will take the pressure off you so you can do the hosting. Whether an intimate dinner, big bash, corporate event or wedding, Belle's does it all and with style.

Belle's Patisserie

For More Information

Call 082 968 5389, email [email protected] or click here.

Belle's Patisserie

Belle's Patisserie Blubids Has Had A Makeover!

If you're ever at the Blubird Shopping Centre, do yourself a favour and stop by Belle's Patisserie's brand-new and oh-so beautiful concept store! You'll find all the decadent desserts, pastries, cakes and other baked goodies they are famous for, such as candy-coloured macaroons, almond croissants and French apple tarts, as well as something savoury at their deli like gourmet sandwiches, salads, artisan bread and bagels. There's even a menu for the health-conscious among us with paleo, banting and low-GI options.

Belle's Patisserie

Planning a Party?

Why not let Belle's Patisserie do the catering at your celebration? Their birthday cakes are legendary and they also do gourmet platters of finger foods (plus a skinny version, ladies!). Belle's will take the pressure off you so you can do the hosting. Whether an intimate dinner, big bash, corporate event or wedding, Belle's does it all and with style.

Belle's Patisserie

For More Information

For more information about Belle's Patisserie Blubird (next to Checkers and Dischem), you can call them on 082 968 5389 email [email protected] or click here. 

Belle's Patisserie

What Is It?

So, as you can see that this is indeed something to look forward to in 2020. The African Diaspora, and BRICS countries will meet to showcase their best work at The Market Theatre. This year being its fifth edition, RapidLion will launch the premiere screening of the award-winning film Letters of Hope, directed by Vusi'Africa Sindane. Set in 1976 South Africa, ​Letters of Hope​ tells the story of 16-year-old Jeremiah who wants to be a policeman and can’t understand why his father, the local postman, won’t let him be one but would rather have him follow in his footsteps. So, be sure to join in if you know you are a huge fan of film. See you there!

When Is It?

Friday, 06 March 2020 - Sunday, 15 March 2020.

Where Is It?

Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana Street, Newtown, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are from R45 - R1 750 per lecturers and students, tickets will be available on Webtickets:

For More Information

Make sure you visit this website for more information.

What Is It?

Gather your girlfriends and make you way to the Wanderers Club for a weekend of fitness, fun and plenty of fantastic excitement! Two days, three stages, 50 speakers, 28 brands, all at one place - Women's Health Live! Expect a whole weekend of wellness and inspiration with an amazing line-up of celebrities, cover-stars, influencers and the Women's Health experts who'll be sharing their incredible stories, expertise, advice and star power. And to add to the entertainment, don't forget to check out the incredible beauty pop-ups, food trucks, drinks, shopping, movement classes and much more.

When Is It?

Saturday, 10 November 2018 - Sunday, 11 November 2018 from 10:00 - 17:30 daily.

Where Is It?

The Wanderers Club, 01 North Street, Illovo, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R175 - R250 per person (excluding booking fee) and can be bought at Quicket.

Tickets include:

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit

Also, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I drove past the studio every single day for six years when I finally moved to the bustling city. Never did I ever think I'd be one of those smiling faces I saw daily waltzing from window to window. I'm usually a hermit. The most in public I like to be is hustling to and from the office five days a week. But with the big 30th birthday on the horizon, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and do something I've always wanted to do... dancing. And I was going to start with some help from Five6Seven8 Dance Studio.

Five6Seven8 Dance Studio is situated in the Fontainebleau Village Corner in Randburg (just before CityROCK). You can easily spot it from Republic or Rabie Road. This past weekend, I went for my very first session of my eight week Latin and Ballroom dance course. What I noticed from the moment I walked in is that this isn't just your typical dance studio. It's a home and sanctuary for those who want to indulge their inner dancer,  a fun and safe environment for dancers to build their dance education, a supportive space to learn and have fun. Everybody knew everybody, newcomers were welcomed by exceptionally friendly and helpful staff and the vibe was just happy and energetic! It was contagious.


Since I arrived early (as I ALWAYS do for EVERYTHING), I took the time to suss out the place a little bit. There are a few studios hiding in the vicinity in various sizes, perfect for rehearsals and private lessons. There are loads of comfy couches to get comfortable on while you wait for your class as well as trophies and pictures on display of their professionals. And then there's the massive studio where I was going to take my first steps as a wannabe dancer. Wooden floors, sound system, big open windows, lots of natural light... definitely loads of room to shuffle around while finding your dancers' feet.

As for the classes, there are a variety of lessons for you to choose from, whether you're looking to sign up the kids or want to take a class yourself. They have everything from African Dance, Ballet, Bollywood and Breakdancing to Burlesque, Contemporary, FlexiFit, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Tap and much more. Looking to learn a dance for your wedding day? They'll happily help you out with that too!


And the instructors... just wonderful! For Latin and Ballroom, we had Bianca and Andre who kicked off the beginners' course. They made the steps look super easy, gave super easy instructions to follow and helped each and every one of us newbies with their super easy attitudes. We spent an hour learning how to do the Boogie and the Rumba box step. I made plenty of mistakes (sorry Andre!), but I think I finally got it down by the end of the session. After the first session, I was already amped for the next one. I highly recommend this dance studio if you're looking to try something new or get moving.

One class down, seven more to go. This is going to be fun!

For More Information

For more information about Five6Seven8 Dance Studio and their classes, visit You can also contact them on 011 791 5997 or [email protected].

Also, check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Zumba has taken Johannesburg by storm, offering an effective yet fun way to bump up your heart rate while having a good time. Zumba promises a serious cardio fix minus the boredom. This high-energy, dance fitness class is just the way to go if you want to get a little more out of your workout. Dance to great music, while meeting new and interesting people, and have a blast while working out. Cardio sessions have never been more exciting!

What are you waiting for? Let's get ready to Zumba in Johannesburg! Check out the list of venues in and around the city that offers Zumba classes. All you have to do is book your class or sign up for a membership, throw on your gym gear, grab your sweat towel and water bottle and make your way to the nearest class. And, if we have missed out on a few classes, be sure to let us know!

Zumba Classes In The City

Dance Fun

+27 82 903 4257 / [email protected]

Viva Gym

Mad About Dance SA

+27 74 817 7092 / [email protected] /

Katz Dance

+27 11 886 0529 / [email protected]The Nicolway, 61 Woodlands Avenue, Hurlingham, Bryanston, Johannesburg /

Dance On Main

+27 82 940 3469 / [email protected]

Select Virgin Active Health Clubs

0860 200 911 /

Select Planet Fitness Clubs

0861 496 463 /

Zone Fitness

Join The Capsicum Culinary Studio Family!

Capsicum Culinary Studio has a growing reputation for producing highly successful chef graduates, who work at all levels within the industry, locally and globally. A winning combination of industry-trained lecturers, internationally-recognised City & Guilds chef courses, as well as a thriving student life, sets Capsicum Culinary Studio apart as SA’s leading chef school.

The Rosebank campus offers students easy access to public transport. Now is the time to turn your passion for food into a reality and gain a globally-respected qualification.


What’s On Their ‘Menu’?

With Capsicum Culinary Studio, you can expect:

2017 Seats Are Filling Fast - Enroll Today!

The Sandton campus invites you to be a part of the magic and experience the training kitchen first-hand. Phone the campus on 011 234 1896 or email [email protected] to make an appointment to visit the team and talk to a helpful course consultant.

All of their courses are available on a full-time or part-time basis and cover everything from Patisserie to Food Preparation and Cooking and everything in between.


For More Information

For more information about the Capsicum Culinary Studio click here, call them on +27 11 234 1896 or email [email protected].

You can also check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.