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Fitness SA November - December 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.

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the mental re-feed

As we head into the holiday season the rationale to put exercise last is tempting. What if I told you that the trick to having the perfect “off-season” is to focus on your fitness? Feeling good about your fitness levels and your body image over the holiday is a powerful motivator to stay on track. The secret is making it a priority even when you have a dozen other things to do. Scheduling times to train with a friend or signing up for group training are two easy and fun ways to make sure you get the workouts in. Setting certain strength and fitness goals by way of changing up your routine will also help keep things fresh. While it’s certainly a time to rest and recharge, you don’t have to lose…

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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 athlete.…

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ICY ARNICA GEL Treat your joints and muscles with Icy Arnica Gel, a natural anti-inflammatory, to aid recovery with the added benefit of cooling relief. An intense cooling sensation is provided by the active ingredient, menthol, which has been combined with the anti-inflammatory properties of arnica. The blend of menthol and arnica assists with pain relief, inflammation and recovery. Wintergreen’s Icy Arnica Gel temporarily relieves pain associated with arthritis, simple back ache or muscle strains. Available from Sportsman’s Warehouse, Cape Union Mart and selected Dis-Chem stores for R44.99 (75ml) and R79.99 (500ml). GOOD SNACKS LAUNCHES IN SA Good Snacks offers a monthly subscription-based service that delivers healthy snacks that are carefully sourced and customised specifically to a customer’s preference. Good Snacks supplies clients with a month’s supply of healthy, wholesome snacks to help health-conscious…

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events calendar

LADIES-ONLY MTB STAGE RACE LAUNCHES IN SA The mountain biking mecca that is South Africa will also host a ladies-only race in 2016. Next year Titanium Sports Events will present the inaugural Tour de Femme, a three-day mountain bike stage race in the Cape winelands region. While the mountain biking at the Tour de Femme will be challenging, it won’t be too intimidating. All the off-the-bike elements will be focused on what women want, including a bike wash and lube station, mechanical support, quality, tasty food, great wine and plenty of comfortable social gathering points. Additional ‘spoil’ options include massages, manicures and/or pedicures. The Tour de Femme will be based at one location, creating a village-type atmosphere, with no camping. To maintain a high level of participant satisfaction entries will be…

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ask fitness

WINNING QUESTION Q Underweight I’m 31 years old and have a 10-month-old baby. The only time in my life I had a ‘normal’ BMI was when I was five months pregnant as I’m 1.8m tall and weigh 54kg. In a nutshell, my nickname is ‘Twiggy’ for a reason. I have seen numerous doctors and I’ve had many blood tests; my metabolism is normal, as is everything else with regard to my health. I have started doing weight training but I don’t feel that I eat well enough to really gain weight. Having researched many of the supplements available to assist with weight gain they seem to contain Tribulus, which is an element of testosterone as far as I understand, which I fear will mess with my hormones, and I don’t want that.…

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fit tech

DIVE INTO SWIM TRACKING WITH WITHINGS The Withings Activité Pop is the first activity tracker to automatically detect swimming, with your sessions logged automatically in the Health Mate app. All you do is dive in and the app will register the motion as swimming and automatically logs it. The Pop shows you how active you are in real time and the Health Mate app suggests easy changes to encourage you to be more active. With an eight-month battery life, it features a lightweight design, a PVD-coated watch case and a smooth silicone watch strap for ultimate comfort and durability, which is perfect for swimming. NEW RAZER NABU SMARTBAND The re-designed Razer Nabu includes a change in the placement of the button for a more intuitive user experience, and both the Nabu and Nabu X…