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Under Armour Reversibles Collection

Apollo Brands (Pty) Ltd, official distributor of Under Armour in SA, introduces the ladies Reversibles Collection, the latest in technical training innovation, built to provide an ultra-tight, second-skin fit with more ways to wear than one. The ladies Reversibles Collection offers endless styles with a quick flip of the fabric. There are two sides to every story, where women can ...

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Steyn City’s Adult Play Parks makes Working out Fun and Trendy

Did you know that outdoor gyms, or adult playparks as they are also known, have been named as one of the key fitness trends for the year? Steyn City residents are lucky enough to have access to several adult playparks in the lifestyle resort, that offer interval training which spans over 2km of greenbelt and parkland. It’s easy for your ...

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Stay Ahead of the Pack

When preparing for a marathon, your nutrition plan is as important as your training programme. An optimal nutrition plan will address energy requirements, replenishment needs and muscle recovery. Vital Health Foods, the nutrition sponsor for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, plays an indispensable role in helping runners with sound nutritional advice. Andrea du Plessis, nutrition expert for Vital Health Foods ...

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Breedenet Cape Duo Challenge Launched

Breedenet Cape Duo

When the world’s first multi-discipline, multi-stage cycling event takes place in the Western Cape in October, it will put to rest an age-old question of who is better on the bike: roadies or mountain bikers? With South Africa’s fast-growing cycling industry ripe for innovation, the Cape Duo Challenge has a refreshing approach: a four-day, multi-discipline cycling event that will be ...

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Take the First Step to Fitness Success

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The hardest part about beginning an exercise routine for the first time is just showing up and walking through the gym door. If you can manage that despite the fear that lurks in the corner of your mind, consider it to be a win. It doesn’t matter what the voice in your head has been telling you so far, what ...

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What You Need to Know About Foam Rollers

Foam rolling is fast becoming an essential part of many gym goers’ warm-downs and recovery routines.  The foam cylinder is used to self-massage pressure points to relieve muscle tension and pain. The long-term benefits include better circulation, more flexibility, improved spinal health and less stress. “According to The American College on Exercise (ACE) the benefits are often compared to getting ...

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Tshwane Classic Secures Road Closure

Tshwane Classic

In a major coup for the event, Tshwane Municipality have given the green light for total road closure for the Tshwane Classic cycle event later this year. South Africa’s capital will join the country’s other major centres in presenting a signature mass participation event, which will take cyclists past a number of historical landmarks on November 5. This, of course, ...

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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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Skip Warm-ups, Cool-downs At Your Own Risk

With our busy lifestyles, it is easy to rush through our exercise routine. If you only have 30 minutes or an hour in the gym, it might seem more efficient to skip the warm-up and cool-down, and head straight into the hard-core workout. While these pre- and post-workout sessions don’t always feel like ‘real’ exercise, they benefit long-term fitness and ...

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Consistency is Key

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It doesn’t take walls lined with prestigious degrees, or fine expertise to discover that consistency is an essential ingredient in successfully changing your lifestyle and overall health. Evidently, it takes considerable effort to build a consistent routine of regular exercise and healthy eating, but as with anything worthwhile, it’s not an easy ride. Most days start off with a surge in ...

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