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Fitness SA March - April 2015

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.

South Africa
Muscle Evolution cc
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choose wisely...

My journey in the fitness industry has been a very rewarding one thus far. Not only have I been able to connect with interesting, like-minded people, but I also help to produce content that inspires and motivates others, and educates and creates opportunities for those who’ve needed some help. All in all, I’ve helped to change a few lives, whether directly or indirectly. A personal favourite is sharing the successes of some of our readers (which is part of the reason why the fitness team decided to produce our annual special issue, fatloss). There’s so much value in seeing someone transform their life, learning how they did it, and witnessing the positive knock-on effect that has. Our current cover model, Jen Jewell, has her own story to share in this regard. She’s been…

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health news

Go for the weights Too many people neglect resistance exercise, particularly women, for whom it’s crucial in preventing muscle and bone loss with age. THE 10 BIGGEST WORKOUT TRENDS OF 2014 (ACCORDING TO GOOGLE) WERE: 1. Insanity2. Focus T253. PiYo Workout4. 7-Minute Workout5. P90x6. Kettlebell Workout7. Tabata Workout8. Body Beast9. Burpee Workout10. 5×5 Workout 10 things that raise your blood sugar levels 1. Skipping breakfast2. Drinking coffee, even without sugar3. Artificial sweeteners and refined sugar4. Many sugar-free foods, which still contain starches5. High-fat meals6. Colds and flu7. Stress8. Skimping on sleep9. Certain OTC medications10. Various alcoholic beverages SURPRISING PURPORTED HEALTH BENEFITS OF YOGA: • Boosts immunity• Eases migraines• Boost sexual performance• Helps with sleep• Fights cravings ONE CUP OF GRAPES CONSISTS OF ABOUT 100 CALORIES, AND PROVIDES OUR BODIES WITH MORE THAN A QUARTER OF THE DAILY RECOMMENDED AMOUNT…

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our top fitness reads this month

1 THE 20/20 DIET: TURN YOUR WEIGHT LOSS VISION INTO REALITY By Phil McGraw In The 20/20 Diet , Dr Phil McGraw identifies seven reasons why other diets fail , over and over again: hunger, cravings, feeling of restriction, impracticality and expense, boredom, temptations, and disappointing results or plateaus. He then addresses each of these roadblocks by applying the latest research and theories that have emerged since his last best seller on the same topic, The Ultimate Weight Solution. Dr Phil and his team have created a plan that you can start following right now, and will continue to work for the rest of your life. In this diet, readers will start by eating only 20 key ingredients, called the“20/20 foods”, which theories indicate may help enhance thermogenesis and help you feel…

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events & stuff

FITNESS FORT OPENS IN LINDEN The Fitness Fort recently opened its doors to the general public in and around the Linden area, in northern Johannesburg. Set in a transformed double stand property in this tree-lined suburb, this new training facility offers a host of different fitness activities and training options. It boasts an outdoor training pool, spacious studios, shower facilities, physiotherapy rooms, a complementary coffee bar, and access to top trainers in their respective fields. Phase one of the project has officially launched, and includes the internationally acclaimed Crazy Monkey Defense Program, functional fitness, kickboxing, MMA (holistic and suitable for adults and children), Pilates, advanced indoor cycling, physiotherapy and sports massage. Phase two is expected to launch in April 2015, and will be host to a fully stocked 2½ story gym and climbing…

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supplement news

PURE NUTRITION TECHNOLOGY Pure Nutrition Technology offers nutrition products that aim to improve performance and training intensities, maximise recovery, and maintain optimum health. Based on current research, all products in the range are outcomes-based and formulated with the highest quality ingredients to achieve optimum results. All products are soya-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, and are free of substances listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited list. The range includes Pure Acti-Woman, an all-in-one daily pack for active women. Each multipack contains one vitamin and antioxidant capsule, two essential fatty acid capsules, and one mineral capsule. OMNIFLEX OmniFlex, by Ethical Alternative Products, combines five clinically proven ingredients at effective levels, in a single, easy-to-swallow softgel capsule, to help alleviate joint pain. The product does not contain glucosamine or chondroitin, like most common joint support products. Instead,…

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you are what you eat

Furthermore, some people find it easy to maintain their weight afterwards, while others pick it all up again, and then some. It’s clear that there are many discrepancies when it comes to dieting success and the application of various eating styles. One of the reasons offered as a possible answer is willpower, or rather a lack thereof. My clients often ask me how they can overcome this burden that‘keeps’them from sticking to their diets. Willpower is probably the most liberating, yet also frustrating and devastating feeling a person can experience during a diet. It seems simple; some people have it, while others don’t. The truth is not that they/me/ we lack willpower, but rather we possess and express it in different ways. There are so many factors that influence the way we…