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Quick Leg Toner Workout in Time for Summer!

Now that holidays are near, there seem to be so many loose ends to tie! You may be feeling like you want to get in those highly effective, long workouts as your beach holiday approaches. There is no need to stress! Just fit in a short, effective workout that will leave you feeling tight and toned in no time! As ...

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The Ladder Drill Workout

Crank up your gym-based cardio with the speed agility ladder.  While it is mainly used to condition athletes, the inclusion of this training tool can put a fresh spin on a stale cardio routine and, who knows, it may even unlock your inner elite athlete! Workout Guidelines: Perform ladder drills at the beginning of your workout when you are fresh. ...

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Put Your Legs to the Test

If you are feeling like your workouts have been slacking lately, then you need this mix-up! Mixing plyometric moves with your basic leg workout can create the shift you have been looking for. Your muscles eccentrically contract and immediately lengthen with this powerful movement and this facilitates weight loss as well as defines your muscles further. With power (the explosive ...

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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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