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Africanx Training Runs Kick Off This Festive Season

  In preparation for the 10th anniversary of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS, event organisers have announced that six training runs will be hosted between December 2017 and April 2018. Open to the public, the first training run will kick off in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 16 December 2017. “We would like the 2018 AfricanX experience to be a memorable ...

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6 Easy Ways To Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle These Holidays

People tend to give themselves free passes to indulge in whatever they want when they go on vacation. Don’t be that person! It’s possible to enjoy a holiday as well as the local food that comes with it, without having to worry about putting on extra weight. It’s important for you to understand what your destination has to offer for ...

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No Downsides To Exercising Upside Down

Suspension Yoga is a combination of yoga, Pilates and gymnastics that can deliver major benefits for your back and core. The novel exercise programme is all done in a hammock with plenty of inversions which are moves done completely upside down. Now at Virgin Active Virgin Active’s Master Suspension Yoga Trainer, Geraldine Anderson, describes it as “a great fun way ...

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#StrongWomen Feature: Botle Kayamba

Botle Kayamba was diagnosed with an Ameloblastoma type 3 tumour, which led to swelling in her face and the loss of her left jaw. The tumour eventually ended her modelling career. Today, Botle is a successful personal trainer and an inspiring strong woman in her community and in the fitness industry. We catch up with Botle to find out more ...

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Turn That Frown Upside Down With Exercise

Just like laughter is the best medicine for when you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps, so is a good dose of exercise! Piet Oosthuizen, Head of Product at Virgin Active South Africa, says that activity not only makes us physically stronger, it also improves our mental outlook. “There is plenty of medical research which has established exercise as ...

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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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Neon Run Race-day Tips

Neon Run

The highly anticipated Neon Run, already in its fourth year, has built a devout following that is ever-increasing. The fun-filled 5km night race is renowned for its awesome light activations along the course, as well as the thousands of brightly-dressed participants. This year’s race will take place on 2 September at St Stithian’s College in Sandton, and a fantastic line-up ...

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Bootcamp for One

This is a workout that can be done at gym or at home. I love to throw together a few exercises and time myself, or count reps for 5-6 rounds. Here’s just one example of how I do just that… Don’t overthink things, just challenge yourself as best you can. Before my bootcamp ladies arrive, I love to perform a ...

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On Cover

The self-styled Instagram Queen of Workouts, Alexia Clark is featured on the cover of our Spring September-October 2017. She shares some of her top tips on how social media savvy can increase your influence and build a fitness career. We also profile South Africa’s top #fitfluencers.

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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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