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Fitness SA January - February 2017

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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commit to be fit in 2017

“BY CONSTANTLY SETTING GOALS THAT ARE DIFFICULT BUT ACHIEVABLE, YOU BUILD A BROADER SET OF SKILLS AND CONSEQUENTLY BECOME STRONGER, WHICH MAKES YOU CAPABLE OF STRETCHING YOURSELF EVEN FURTHER.” THE NEW YEAR ALWAYS BRINGS WITH IT THE MOTIVATION AND ENTHUSIASM TO TRY DIFFERENT THINGS. THIS MEANS GYMS ARE PACKED AND PERSONAL TRAINERS ARE AT THEIR BUSIEST. The reset switch has been flipped and you feel capable of achieving even greater feats and are ready to try just about anything. So, what 'new thing' will it be this year? Have you had a serious think about your goals for 2017? If you're a die-hard gym gal, consider changing it up by hitting the trails or joining a park run, dabble in the world of CrossFit, or attempt an OCR event and get a good…

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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 CINDY ELLIS, Photographer As a former competitive fitness athlete and an active CrossFit competitor, Cindy’s ability to capture the human body and movement is unrivalled. www.cindyphoto.co.za NICOLE WARBURG, Coach and trainer Multiple national fitness champion, CrossFit competitor – 2014 Africa Regionals runner-up – and coach at The Yard Athletic. @nicolewarburg 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 LIL BIANCHI KIMBLE, Head coach & owner of OTG Athletic World Champion powerlifter, deadlift world record holder…

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top reads this month

LOW CARB IS LEKKER: THE EASY LOW CARB HIGH FAT LIFESTYLE COOKBOOK By Iné Reynierse Cooking with fewer or no carbs need not be boring or bland. Author Iné Reynierse has made it her mission to bring back normal dishes to the LCHF menu. Her unique dough recipes mean that you can start enjoying bread, muffins, doughnuts, nachos, pizza, vetkoek and koeksisters again – but without the carbs! If an easy and budget-friendly low-carb lifestyle is what you’re after, this book is your answer. Includes 170 easy-to-follow recipes, including variations, recipes for all occasions to suit the LCHF lifestyle, and many no-carb or low-carb versions of favourite local dishes. www.lowcarbislekker.co.zaR200 REAL MEAL REVOLUTION: BANTING 2.0 By Jonno Proudfoot Following the success of the bestseller The Real Meal Revolution and Raising Superheroes, Real Meal Revolution: Banting…

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power up

ARENA BOUTIQUE FITNESS HUB Arena is a new fitness boutique hub situated in Morningside Shopping Centre in Johannesburg. Arena’s workout approach is based on the concept of high-intensity interval training and its train-move-play philosophy. The gym’s hour-long sessions work the body across multiple natural planes of movement to recruit multiple and bigger muscle groups and burn more energy for a more effective workout. Each workout includes agility and speed training, power and strength training, flexibility and core strength. For more info, visit www.arenawellness.co.za ELITE ATHLETE EXTRAVAGANZA 2017 A new show on the local physique competition calendar is aimed at preparing, conditioning and developing new and upcoming South African athletes and gym enthusiasts, by providing a non-affiliated platform to encourage and enable athletes to achieve their dreams at a competitive level. The show will take…

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events calendar

NIGHT NATION RUN CAPE TOWN The world’s first running music festival, the Night Nation Run© combines running, dancing, walking and fun with a 5km race that is interspersed with electronic dance music (EDM) and supports The Pink Drive. It’s an event that appeals to all ages and levels of fitness. DATE: Saturday, 21 January 2017 VENUE: Grand Parade, Cape Town Tickets are available online at www.nightnationrun.co.za. Follow @nightnationrun for more info. #CTNightNation #CapeTownNightNation #IrunForTheAfterParty XTERRA SA RACE SERIES The 2017 Fedhealth Xterra SA season, South Africa’s premier off-road triathlon, will kick off in the North West, at the picturesque Buffelspoort Dam, before heading to Nelson Mandela Bay for round two and then the grand finale at Grabouw Country Club in the Western Cape. Taking the form of the South African Championship, the Fedhealth Xterra Grabouw event…

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bulging belly

NO AMOUNT OF ‘TARGETED’ TRAINING THAT FOCUSES ON THESE AREAS CAN ACCELERATE THE RATE OF FAT LOSS Q I have abs but they are hiding under a few layers of flab. A This is often a frustration for many who embark on a training programme and diet to lose excess fat and weight and build a shapely body. The belly is usually the last place where we lose excess fat for one of two main reasons. Firstly, as this is the first place we tend to add weight, the highest proportion of stored body fat is often carried in this location around our waist, stomach, hips, bum and thighs. This means it will take longer for this area to lose the excess fat than other areas. And no amount of ‘targeted’training that focuses…