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Fitness SA September - October 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
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celebrating 10 years of fitness

A decade ago local newsstands were lacking something credible; something dedicated to what was happening locally; something that offered relevant content to the local fitness industry, not just new research on ab crunches and sweatpants. That’s when, two years into the publishing business, we decided to create what would become our flagship magazine title, fitness mag. Working from the experience (and later success) we gained in niche publishing with our first magazine, Muscle Evolution, we sourced and produced South Africa’s first truly independent fitness magazine. Sure, other mags paved the way to health, sport and fitness reporting, but nobody was producing content that was 100% local and relevant. Furthermore, it seemed nobody was talking about the real hard work and dedication required to get the right results. As publishing goes, it was…

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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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nutrition news

NATURE’S SUPER DRINK – COCONUT WATER: Forget super foods, coconut water, is nature’s super drink. The facts show that: • It takes a coconut about one year to ripen on the tree. • Coconut water is drawn from the unripened drupes when they are 6-7 months old, which is when the liquid is at its greatest volume, most appetising and nutrient-dense. • Coconut water is a natural isotonic drink. • Coconut water is virtually fat-free, with less than 2,2g of natural sugar per 100ml. • Coconut water contains a blend of essential electrolytes so similar to human blood plasma, that it was used in transfusions in the past as an intravenous fluid alternative. • The pure liquid from young, green coconuts offers trace elements such as selenium and manganese, as well as vitamins C and B. • Coconut…

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FIT.NETTRAINER Billed as the ‘video fitness trainer’, this app uses your device’s camera to deliver personalised fitness instruction and guidance. As you follow workout videos from qualified personal trainers, the Fit.net app uses the camera on your smartphone or tablet to analyse your ‘synchronicity’ with the trainer and users are provided with real-time feedback on their performance. The app’s seven-day planner gives users the ability to easily build a workout schedule at the most convenient and realistic pace to reach personal fitness goals. Workouts can be as short as five minutes. Free on iTunes for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices.…

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events & news

BOOTY-BARRE NOW IN SA The global exercise phenomenon, Bootybarre is now available in South Africa. This fun, energetic workout fuses techniques from dance, Pilates, and yoga to tone, define and chisel the whole body. It delivers a combination of strength and flexibility with an added cardiovascular element utilising the barre. Instructors focus on proper biomechanics for a safe and well structured class that can be modified for any fitness level. Bootybarre was created by celebrity trainer Tracey Mallett in 2009 and is now available in over 25 countries. Bootybarre classes are available at Blu Core Pilates. For more info visit thebootybarre.com or www.blucorepilates.co.za. VIRGIN ACTIVE FUSES DANCE WITH FITNESS LOSE YOURSELF IN THE MUSIC AND MOVE IN THE NEW ‘JUST DANCE’ CLASSES INTRODUCED AT VIRGIN ACTIVE. Designed exclusively for the health chain by Elvina “Vee”…

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is it time for a re-feed?

And yes, this is all correct. However, and this is the spanner in the works, this rigidity can limit the effectiveness of our diets when it comes to weight loss. By consuming the same amount of calories every day we effectively start to reduce the production of certain hormones, which can hinder our weight loss, and this approach to regimented calorie-counting can also reduce our metabolic rates. So, how should one lose body fat while eating a clean and calorie controlled diet then? Most dieters would have, at some stage, experienced a ‘plateau’ in their weight loss journey, despite doing everything right. Fat loss happens when a calorie deficit is created. There are a few nuances to this statement, such as the role of insulin, but that is the basic premise.…