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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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Indoor Training To Become A Better Outdoor Athlete

If you’re preparing to run your socks off in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in September, or in any other long distance event, biokineticist Richard Woolrich advises that the road is not the only place where you should be training. Woolrich, who is also an award-winning personal trainer at Virgin Active, has five key reasons to use your health club ...

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Mentally Prepare For Race Day

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Mental performance coach, Tom Dawson-Squibb, shares his views on the importance of mental strength as well as some tips on how to mentally prepare for a big race. Most people would agree that being able to get the best out of yourself requires your mind to help you out during training and on the day of the big race. Unmanaged ...

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Running Shoe Buyers Guide

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One of the official sponsors of the Pretoria Spar Women’s Challenge, Asics provides tips for buying a new pair of running shoes that are perfectly suited to your needs. A good pair of running shoes is essential to your training and to your performance on race day – they provide the cushioning, support and stability you need to reach the ...

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Style Tips for the Fashion-Conscious Runner

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So you’ve just discovered running, but you can’t bring yourself to buy a pair of old man’s poly shorts and the thought of sweating off your mascara is enough to keep you trawling the mall. Thankfully times have changed and technology advanced, keeping all you style conscious fitness junkies top of mind. Fitness is, after all, not only about feeling ...

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How to Train for a Triathlon

Training for a triathlon? Maybe you’re a nervous first-timer who has no idea where to start, or perhaps you’re a seasoned competitor who’s looking to improve your performance?

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Run Your First 5, 10, 21km

Run Your First 5, 10, 21km

Inspired by all the recent marathons? You might be contemplating lacing up your running shoes for the first time since high school. This plan will help you reach your goal. Whether you’ve set your sights on 5,10 or 21km, we’ve got you covered. Who knows you may just become the next Caroline Wöstmann.

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