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Fitness SA January - February 2016

Fitness magazine covers all aspects of the female health and fitness lifestyle, with dedicated training sections that delve into everything related to gym based-training and various sporting codes. This includes health and fitness product news, trends and techniques, as well as expert nutritional and supplementation information from the industry’s top experts – all delivered in a well designed, attractive looking layout that entices readers to carry on feeding their hunger for information.

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rethink your resolution

THE WAIT IS OVER! OUR WINNER HAS BEEN CROWNED. ALRIETA DE WET WAS SELECTED BASED ON THE STRENGTH OF HER PERFORMANCE AT THE SHOOT, THE QUALITY OF HER PHOTOS, HER PHYSIQUE, PERSONALITY AND ATTITUDE! What if I told you that your New Year’s resolution shouldn’t be to start another diet. Instead of worrying about your weight for yet another year perhaps it’s time to start eating mindfully, and to educate yourself and your family about good nutrition. Your resolution then becomes applying these tips to your daily life. Did you know that diets are largely ineffective in their ability to help you lose weight and keep it off? Studies have shown that the average person regains all the weight they lost within five years, while a staggering 40% of dieters will surpass their…

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LAETITIA DEE, Life Coach CEO & founder of Laetus Life, Life Coach, weight management coach (HFPA), motivational speaker, and Supashape ambassador. Holds a BA Psychology Degree. www.laetuslife.com JAMES PATRICK Photographer Arizona-based commercial and editorial photographer specialising in sports, fitness, commercial and fashion. jamespatrick.com •fitmodelguide.com MARIO VAN BILJON, Microbiologist Co-founder and CEO of Scientific Sports Nutrition (SSN), and founder of Body Guru. A competitive IFBB bodybuilder.www.ssn.co.za NICOLE SEYMOUR, Coach and trainer Multiple national fitness champion, CrossFit competitor – 2014 Africa Regionals runner-up – and coach. Founder and owner of Iron Angel. www.IronAngel.co.za WILNA APPEL, Head coach and owner, CrossFit PBM CrossFit coach, trainer and competitor – 2012 female runner-up in Africa Regionals and member of 2014 Africa Regionals Team Champions. www.crossfitpbm.com SARAH HALL, Biokineticist Biokineticist and online coach specialising in exercise rehabilitation, running, contest prep and exercise modification. Also a competitive bikini…

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top reads this month

THE 2016 NEDBANK RUNNER’S GUIDE By Tom Cottrell The Runners’ Guide is arranged alphabetically by running province. Races are presented in date order within each province. The 2016 edition features both road races and off-road races. There are four indexes: a date index in the front of the book and a name index at the back. The qualifying index lists the Comrades Marathon and Two Oceans qualifying races for the 2016 events and an index of sponsors and advertisers. All essential event information is included – the date, time and venue. The contact details are comprehensive and are well researched. The course descriptions are comprehensive and a great number of races show the route profile. And with the Apple or Android app, users will be able to access the 2016 guide on…

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NEW ROUTE FOR IRONMANAFRICAN CHAMPS The Standard Bank Iroman® African Championship will undergo a route revamp ahead of the 2016 event on 10 April 2016 which should make for some fast racing in Nelson Mandela Bay. Changes to each leg of the iconic event will give seasoned athletes a new challenge and offers first-timers a fast welcome to the race. The biggest and most significant change will be on the bike route due to major road works in the city centre, which has necessitated the change. However, the new bike course offers enhanced safety for athletes with full road closure and contains significantly fewer crossover points for motorists. Consequently, the new route will also have a smaller impact on the city with access roads to Walmer, Summerstrand, Humewood and Port Elizabeth…

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events calendar

2016 XTERRA SA SERIES The action-packed Fedheatlh Xterra, South Africa’s leading off-road triathlon series, will host events across the country in Port Elizabeth, Buffelspoort and Grabouw. Each weekend-long event consists of Xterra Kids, Xterra Lite and Xterra Full races, and a Puma Trail Run. The season-ending Fedhealth Xterra Grabouw takes the form of the South African Championships and is part of the Xterra World Tour. Athletes competing at this event stand the chance to qualify for the world championship final in Hawaii later in the year. DATE: 22-24 January 2016 VENUE: Buffelspoort (North West Province) DATE: 29-31 January 2016 VENUE: Port Elizabeth DATE: 19-21 February 2016 VENUE: Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape Follow @XterraSA or @Fedhealthmed on Twitter, like Xterra South Africa on Facebook or visit www.stillwatersports.com or www.Fedhealth.co.za for more info. SANLAM CAPE MILE Open water swimmers in the…

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Q Finding the right balance I need some guidance, please. I have read a lot about micronutrients but I am not sure how to calculate my requirement and how exactly it all works. At the moment I am following the Leangains 16:8 intermittent fasting plan that I read about on the Internet. However, I’m not sure how to calculate my daily calorie requirements and micronutrient ratios. I’m scared that I’m eating either too little or too much. I exercise 4-5 times per week doing a combo of cardio and weight training. I also plan to include two CrossFit classes a week to up my training and variety. Although I have gone down from a size 22 to size 14 since March 2015, I’m not losing any additional centimetres. I don’t really…