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Tales of transformation success: Loretta’s 12-week journey to a new life
We’ve all experienced the tell-tale signs that suggest our weight is creeping up, like tighter fitting pants and feeling a little softer around the edges. But alarms bells start ringing when your grandmother asks when you’re due, despite not being pregnant. That’s what happened to Loretta Ntsuka. It was... Read more
Get the balance right to get the most from your weight-loss efforts
If you’ve researched weight loss or fat loss in an attempt to achieve the body they’ve always wanted, you’ve would probably have heard about the 80/20 principle. The widely accepted definition and use of the 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto principle, states that, for many events, roughly... Read more
2019 champs ready for Virtual Comrades Marathon
Organisers of the iconic Comrades Marathon will stage the world’s largest virtual event – Race The Comrades Legends – this Sunday, 14 June 2020. The cancellation of the race due to the Covid-19 pandemic was a massive blow to the sporting calendar. The next best thing to the real... Read more
Avoid the winter workout rut
Are you using the weather as an excuse to miss those home workouts? Are you struggling to find your mojo when it’s cold? Training during winter is not always easy, but it is possible. Here are 6 ways to stay motivated and on track throughout the colder months: #1... Read more
Beat the bonk and boost your endurance
Just about every endurance athlete knows what “hitting the wall” feels like. It’s probably one of the most descriptive terms used by athletes as it precisely expresses the physical sensation experienced. The dreaded ‘bonk’ When an athlete reaches this point, they lose all power to working muscles. You feel... Read more
Why your fitness tracker needs GPS
If you’re serious about your sporting performance or your fitness, then you need to get as much information as you can from your activity tracker or fitness device. Endurance athletes, in particular, can derive immense benefit from GPS-enabled devices as they accurately track variables such as distance, various speed... Read more
A beginner’s guide to fat-loss supplements
With your new, calorie-controlled eating plan and intense exercise program well entrenched into your healthier lifestyle, it’s probably time to add a new dimension to your fat-loss and body transformation efforts. While many people buy supplements in the hope that they will deliver a ‘magic pill’ solution to their... Read more
Local pro triathlete shares his virtual racing experience
Kyle Buckingham is a double Ironman Champion and one of South Africa’s most successful pro triathletes. Based in the spiritual home of local triathlon, Port Elizabeth, Kyle has become renowned the world over for his potent bike leg and his strength on the run. Kyle attributes these strengths to... Read more
5 reasons to start running
With no immediate end in sight to lockdown restrictions, we’ll all need to find new ways to stay fit and active. So rather than becoming frustrated by being cooped up indoors, why not take to the streets and join all those walkers and runners for some fresh air and... Read more
Living fit in lockdown: 6 weeks to your first 5km
Gyms remain closed and those bodyweight home workouts are probably starting to feel a bit stale. So what’s a fitness fanatic in lockdown supposed to do? Well, we now have a short window of opportunity every morning to fit in some outdoor exercise. Why not use it to finally... Read more