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Fitness SA May - June 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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we celebrate # strong women

CULTIVATE YOUR INNER STRENGTH IN THIS ISSUE WE CELEBRATE #StrongWomen: OUTER RESILIENCE, INNER RESOLVE. Paging through this issue of fitness you'll find wisdom that extends beyond just creating a lean and sexy body, offering a more comprehensive blueprint to creating a #strong you, emotionally and mentally, too. What does being a strong woman mean to you? For me, it's the capacity to withstand tough times, not just under a loaded barbell, but the ability to also tackle challenging times head on. We've all been there, facing situations that test our resolve. So it comes as no surprise that we approached Hlubi Mboya Arnold to spearhead this issue as we launch our #StrongWomen series. Tenacious and tough are but a few words that best describe this energetic pocket rocket. As an adventurer, athlete,…

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digi fitness

app Tuff ‘n Muddy of the month Train for any obstacle course race with Tuff n Muddy. The workouts provided will prepare you both physically and mentally to complete OCR. Certified personal trainer Trish Blackwell provides customised and progressive conditioning through this app’s video coaching and programme structure. Extensive running coaching is provided to help build the endurance conditioning needed in long obstacle races. Features 12 Weeks of Tuff Progressive Challenge Workouts that will prepare you for anything ; 12 Weeks of Full Body Cross-Training Programming; 12 Weeks of Trackable Test Sets; 12 Weeks of Running Progression Programming; 60+ Exercise Videos and Explanations; Dynamic Warm Up and Recovery Training Video Coaching for Injury Prevention; and Video Coaching Tips For Racing and Training. $2.99 Available on iTunes #what’s hot right now? TRX LAUNCHES CONNECT DIGITAL PLATFORM TRX, an…

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what’s happening?

20 APRIL 2017 REEBOK CROSSFIT ONLINE QUALIFIER New this year, teenage athletes will join the masters in The Online Qualifier following the Open. The top 200 masters and teenagers from each division will be invited to compete in the four-day, online competition. The qualifier will decide the 20 fittest masters and teenagers from every division who will each receive a ticket to the Games. DATE: Ends 24 April 2017 Visit Games.CrossFit.comfor more info. 26 MAY LAST MAN STANDING TEAM EVENT This is an event for the community, by the community. The concept has grown from a single event activation in 2014 into a brand that represents the lifestyle, generating year-round activity through its live events, global online events and its engagement with community partners. The Team Event will pit teams of two men and two ladies against…

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winter training woes

It is also unwise to train while still on antibiotics or other medications prescribed to cure your illness , even if your symptoms are gone.IT’S IMPORTANT TO GIVE YOUR BODY THE TIME IT NEEDS TO FIGHT OFF AN ILLNESS, ESPECIALLY AS INTENSE EXERCISE CAN ADD STRESS TO YOUR SYSTEM AT A TIME WHEN IT’S ALREADY OVERLOADED WITH TRYING TO RESTORE HEALTH. Q As winter approaches I’m bound to get sick – it happens every year – but I hate missing training due to illness. Can I exercise when I’m sick and how can I tell when it’s best to stay home? Phumzile, via email A It’s understandable that time away from gym due to illness can be frustrating, especially if you’ve been making good progress and were in a routine. However, it’s important…

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gym germophobe

Carrying a small bottle of hand sanitiser with you during your session, for use between sets or exercises, can significantly reduce your risk of getting sick.IT IS ALSO WORTH CONSIDERING USING TWO SWEAT TOWELS WHILE YOU TRAIN – ONE TO WIPE THE EQUIPMENT DOWN BEFORE AND AFTER USE – AND ONE TO USE ON YOUR FACE AND BODY. AYou’re certainly not being a hypochondriac when worrying about the heightened risks of getting sick from bugs you could pick up at the gym. As a location where there’s a high concentration of individuals, who are all working out in close proximity to one another, often in a hot and humid environment, the gym becomes a breeding ground for cold and flu germs in autumn and winter. Unfortunately many of the people with whom…

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week as a mom angelique van der linde

“I’m bit softer around the edges, but I’d trade a perfectly chiselled physique for the joy and fulfilment of motherhood.” monday 06:00 Wake up, get dressed, then spend time with baby after his swimming bath session with dad. 07:00 Breakfast of Live protein whey shake, All-bran and a fruit, like a green apple. 08:00 Get to work at law firm Schoeman Attorneys. 16:00 Head home while snacking on fruit, biltong or Provitas, I collect baby for afternoon activities like swimming. 17:15 I take Live pre-workout and Hemo-Amp before class. 17:30 Aerobics class. Cardio and a targeted arm toning routine. tuesday 07:30 Pack my JVL ready-made meals for the day and head out the door. 13:00 Lunch of chicken, some wild rice and a Greek-style salad. 17:15 A 3–5km run, as fast as possible, with baby in his pram, with some toning with resistance bands, and skipping. 18:00 Make baby some butternut, sweet…