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Fitness SA March - April 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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get back on track

It’s still early in the year, but some of us have already let our New Year’s health and fitness resolutions slide. Do you feel deflated when you fail to stick to your fitness plan? More often than not we let small setbacks derail our overall journey, ultimately resulting in the complete abandonment of our goals. Setbacks happen to everyone, but it is how you bounce back that ultimately determines success. You have to allow some degree of flexibility with an understanding that life happens. You’ll skip meals and workouts or have that extra piece of cake, but when you accept that fitness cannot be an all-or-nothing approach and understand that each time you do something right you’ll still be moving in the right direction, then you’ve already won half the battle. Failure (or the…

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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 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…

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top reads this month

THE BANTING SOLUTION: YOUR LOW-CARB GUIDE TO PERMANENT WEIGHT LOSS By Bernadine Douglas and Bridgette Allan This book on the Banting diet aims to answer any questions readers may have about the Banting lifestyle, and provides a solution to weight loss. The Banting Solution explains what Banting is all about, busts the myths that have cropped up around the diet, provides helpful meal plans and Banting-friendly food lists, helps readers understand food labels, and teaches how to‘Bant’on a budget. With solid research supported by actual case studies and before and after photographs, readers will now be able to access all the information they need about Banting in one book. R220 SOLVING THE PALEO EQUATION: STRESS, NUTRITION, EXERCISE, SLEEP (KINDLE EDITION) By Garrett Smith and Matt Stone The ultimate guide to customising diet and lifestyle practices…

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RECHARGE BODY: MOBILE CONVENIENCE Rechargebody.co.zais a mobile yoga, Pilates and massage service that has been launched in Cape Town to cater for the increase in demand for activities in locations outside the gym and studio environment. Visitors to the website are presented with several professional practitioners across the three different services on offer. The yoga options include Vinyasa, Bikram and Hatha, and the massage treatments include deep, swedish, sports and thai. Once a booking is confirmed and paid for, the Recharge Body practitioner travels direct to the client’s home, office, guesthouse, hotel, or preferred outdoor location, bringing with them all the necessary equipment. This new-age, mobile convenience service, makes booking a private yoga, Pilates or massage practitioner a breeze for at-home clients, busy executives and visitors to Cape Town. Visit rechargebody.co.za…

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events calendar

AFRICANX TRAIL RUN PRESENTED BY ASICS South Africa’s premier three-day stage trail run will return to the grounds of the picturesque Houw Hoek Inn in March 2016. Teams of two (male/female/mixed) will battle it out on a route varying in distance between 22-34km each day through the picturesque Overberg region of the Western Cape. Entries are limited to 300 teams. DATE: 11–13 March 2016 VENUE: Festival Village, Houw Hoek Inn, Western Cape Follow Asics Running South Africa or Stillwater Trail Running on Facebook or @Asics_ZA or @runtheafricanx on Twitter. To enter or for more info visit www.stillwatersports.com or email entries@stillwatersports.com. WARRIOR RACE SERIES The extremely popular Warrior Race series, South Africa’s biggest obstacle race series, begins its Gauteng leg with races in March and April. Events include the Warrior Bratz race (500m, 8 obstacles), Warrior Rookie (5km, 15…

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ask fitness

WHEN BUYING A SPORTS BRA LOOK FOR FEATURES SUCH AS STABILITY SUPPORT WITH AN X-SHAPED BACK THAT WORKS TO LIMIT BOUNCE WHILE STILL BEING EASY TO WEAR AND COMFORTABLE. LEVELS OF SUPPORT Light support – mainly for low-impact training, like in the gym. Medium support – good for spinning and general training. High support – needed for running and high-impact aerobics classes. Q Looking for extra support As my age has advanced I’ve decided to become more active. In general, this is helping to manage the effects and impact that ageing has on my body and mind. However, the parts of my body that seem to be suffering the most are my breasts. I do a fair amount of weight training to add some muscle tissue, improve my strength and help keep my bones strong, and…