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Fitbit Ionic officially launched in South Africa

Core Group announced the launch of Fitbit’s first smartwatch in South Africa. Fitbit Ionic™, the world’s first truly cross-platform high-end smartwatch, with industry-leading battery life, is available immediately at retailers nationwide at a Recommended Retail Price of R5499. Whereas other smartwatches typically excel on one of the three leading mobile operating systems, Fitbit Ionic was conceived to work seamlessly across ...

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Assault AirRunner

The premier running machine that packs an intense workout into a small package Whether you’re looking for a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) run or simply want a great addition to your WOD to shake up your normal routine, the Assault AirRunner is the latest evolution in cardio equipment, from the team that brought you the Assault AirBike. The name says ...

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5 Last Minute Summer Toning Tips

Daydreaming about your beach debut? Are you visualising toned limbs or wobbly bits? If you’re terrified that it’s going to be the latter, not to worry as there’s still time to get that summer body ready! Ceri Hannan, National Product Development Manager at Virgin Active South Africa, believes that “a focused exercise and healthy eating plan” is all that’s required ...

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What Not to Wear to Yoga Class

What you wear to yoga is as important as the workout itself. Far too many mishaps happen because of badly assembled yoga outfits. The simplest advice is to make sure it fits tightly. Bev Slauck is the resident yoga expert at Commander HQ, an online active wear store that also stocks the trendy Ali August printed leggings. In her own ...

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Bodyweight Training to Improve your Fitness

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The value of bodyweight exercise – using your own body as resistance instead of machines or equipment – is often underestimated. But Virgin Active’s National Product Development Manager, Ceri Hannan, says that bodyweight exercise has stood the test of time as an effective stand-alone workout or as an integral part of health club classes. Ceri highlights the key benefits of working ...

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Get Toned in Time for Summer

Not everyone who tries to lose a few kilos for summer will achieve their goal. For those heading to the beach this December, the need to get toned in time for summer will be growing in urgency with each passing day. While the terms “toning” and “getting ripped” tend to be used interchangeably, those who are more informed will insist ...

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Ride Trails for Free, for a Good Cause

South African cyclists are blessed with a cornucopia of different routes and terrains. And now, they have the chance to do good and benefit from it too. In the build-up to the annual Ride2Nowhere Race, Pedal Power Association (PPA) and Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) have partnered with tech giant WeChat and cycling app Engena to give cyclists a chance to ...

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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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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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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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