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[Kettlebell Workout] Shape and tone in just 26 minutes!

HIIT those kettlebells to blast calories and build a better body! Due to its unique dimensions, with its horns and handle that alter the centre of gravity with the type of grip this design promotes, the kettlebell imposes a different type of resistance on the body than does a dumbbell. This more dynamic exercise tool, therefore, has the ability to ...

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Six Sharp Moves to Flatten your Mid-Section

After a combination of one too many mince pies and cheese platters, shifting the holiday kilos is usually the first fitness goal of the year.  National Product Development Manager at Virgin Active South Africa, Ceri Hannan, says regaining a flat stomach involves a good workout routine combined with getting back into the right dietary habits. Hannan suggests six specific exercises ...

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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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5 Winter Warmer Workouts

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If there’s ever a time when commitment to exercise is tested it’s on those winter days when it’s dark, cold and all too tempting to stay in bed. However, winter also tends to make our bodies go into hibernation mode, meaning we need exercise to fight off sluggishness and extra body fat. Virgin Active’s National Product Development Manager, Ceri Hannan, ...

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Lower Body Ladder Blaster

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If there’s one workout that’s better at getting your legs toned and building shapely muscles, it has to be plyometrics! Sure, you could stick with jump squats and jumping lunges and still get the benefit, but this workout packs the added punch of resistance, and incorporates some glute building, too. It’s great fun! What you need: All you need is ...

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Yoga Tips for Beginners


Yoga is a mind-body exercise that can be beneficial to your physical and mental health in many ways. Joëlle Sleebos helps you get started with a few yoga tips for beginners. Top yoga tips for beginners, to help you get started The health and fitness benefits of yoga are too rewarding not to try. If yoga has always intrigued you but ...

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#WW The ‘Tighten It Up’ Circuit

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Are you in need of a new circuit to boost your motivation? Those New Year resolutions are long forgotten, and some of us may even feel that we’ve regressed instead of progressed. But don’t fret! Our bodies develop at their own pace. The secret is to not give up! So get a new workout, change your gym, or find a ...

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