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The Warrior Race is Coming to Town

The Warrior Race is about to take over the Western Cape, and with an unexpected twist. Adventure-seekers are in for a treat as the penultimate round of South Africa’s largest obstacle course racing (OCR) series comes to Meerendal this weekend. The Meerendal Wine Estate will host the event, one of South Africa’s leading wine farms that boast over 300 years ...

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Take the Challenge To Fight Cancer

Cancer is a scourge that appears to be on the rise. The most common form among women is breast cancer, with about one in nine South African women likely to suffer the disease, which is no respecter of boundaries. Women of all races and all classes are susceptible. The good news is that, if caught early, breast cancer is one ...

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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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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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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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Fedhealth MTB Challenge Sanctioned by CSA

Currently in its 3rd year, the organisers of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge announced that the 2017 event will be sanctioned by Cycling SA (CSA). “Not only will the Fedhealth MTB Challenge boast with a new venue in 2017, but mountain bikers will now also be able to compete for Regional Colours,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Entrants are ...

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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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Exciting MTB’ing Guaranteed at Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Date: Sunday, 17 September 2017 The 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge will boast a route experience like no other at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate. An exciting weekend of mountain biking will include junior mountain biking races on the Saturday, with the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events catering for ages 0 – 13 and featuring a 500m, 1.5km and 5km event. On ...

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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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Monties – More Than Just A Mountain Run

In September, serious trail runners will line up yet again for the Old Mutual Wild Series Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge in the Royal Natal Park in KwaZulu-Natal. One of the country’s must-do trail runs, the popular “Monties” sees participants tackle a gruelling climb to the top of the Amphitheatre, reaching the high point at 3,100m above sea level, before heading back to ...

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