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6 Reasons to Train for Strength

By Samantha Clayton, Senior Director, Sports Performance & Fitness for Herbalife Working on muscular strength and endurance can help you to achieve many goals related to health, fitness and weight loss. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, gain muscle or maintain your current body composition, strength training can help you achieve your goals, while also improving the way you feel. ...

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Regular Pelvic Checks Vital to Detect Cancer — Urologist

Early diagnosis of pelvic cancer is vital for successful treatment and women should have regular check-ups to help detect the disease at its onset, The Urology Hospital, Pretoria advises. Pelvic cancer refers to various cancers in the pelvic area, including cancer of the bladder, anus, rectum and cancer of the skin and soft tissue. For women, pelvic cancer also includes ...

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Fedhealth MTB Challenge Sanctioned by CSA

Currently in its 3rd year, the organisers of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge announced that the 2017 event will be sanctioned by Cycling SA (CSA). “Not only will the Fedhealth MTB Challenge boast with a new venue in 2017, but mountain bikers will now also be able to compete for Regional Colours,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Entrants are ...

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EMS Group Training: A Dangerous Development With High Consumer Risk

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Group training is becoming increasingly popular as a fitness programme. In groups of varying size and under supervision of a single instructor, the athletes approach their limits or the given training goal. Many activities are now offered in this manner today. The most popular courses are aerobic, aquaFit, yoga, Pilates or cycling, but more intensive training programs like Bodypump or ...

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Warrior Race Heading Back to Pretoria

Date: 16-17 September 2017 A brand new venue will play host to the 6th Toyota Warrior powered by Reebok race of the year.
 Tierpoort Adventure Farm, less than 30 minutes from Pretoria, is a fairly new venue that has hosted some running and cycling events in the past, and is an ideal location for the next Warrior race. Click here ...

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Varsity MTB Challenge

Dates: 30 September – 1 October 2017 The Varsity MTB Challenge is a 2-day stage race which takes place annually at the Nederburg Winery, located in the beautiful Paarl Valley in the Cape Winelands. The popular event sees a host of Varsity Alumni gather once a year to rekindle friendships at the vibey Nederburg race village and tackle some of ...

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Exciting MTB’ing Guaranteed at Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Date: Sunday, 17 September 2017 The 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge will boast a route experience like no other at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate. An exciting weekend of mountain biking will include junior mountain biking races on the Saturday, with the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events catering for ages 0 – 13 and featuring a 500m, 1.5km and 5km event. On ...

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Hit the Trails This Spring

Spring is the perfect time to channel your inner mountain goat and get trail running ready! National Product Development Manager at Virgin Active South Africa, Ceri Hannan, has five key pieces of advice for hitting the mountain paths in the best way possible. Build strength Trail running differs from road running in that it requires full-body strength. Uneven paths and ...

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Neon Run Race-day Tips

Neon Run

The highly anticipated Neon Run, already in its fourth year, has built a devout following that is ever-increasing. The fun-filled 5km night race is renowned for its awesome light activations along the course, as well as the thousands of brightly-dressed participants. This year’s race will take place on 2 September at St Stithian’s College in Sandton, and a fantastic line-up ...

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Monties – More Than Just A Mountain Run

In September, serious trail runners will line up yet again for the Old Mutual Wild Series Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge in the Royal Natal Park in KwaZulu-Natal. One of the country’s must-do trail runs, the popular “Monties” sees participants tackle a gruelling climb to the top of the Amphitheatre, reaching the high point at 3,100m above sea level, before heading back to ...

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