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Disc-Chem Living Fit
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
[OCT] Clarens Mountain Matha Trail Run
DATE: 3 & 4 October 2020 The organisers and sponsors of the Clarens Mountain Matha Trail Run have announced a new race date following the event’s postponement due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. While there are no guarantees, based on the limited options for a new date in the... Read more
Friends of Falke South Africa encourage you to stay fit at home
Falke, a locally designed and manufactured leading local sock brand available at select Dis-Chem stores, is encouraging endurance athletes to stay fit, healthy, and positive during the lockdown. We spoke to friends of the brand, Falke-sponsored athlete Natia Van Heerden and Falke ambassador Ziyaad Solomon for useful tips on... Read more
How SA’s Fittest Man is training through lockdown
Jason Smith is South Africa’s Fittest Man – he’s a multiple SA CrossFit champion and a three-time CrossFit Games athlete – the pinnacle of the sport globally. And with the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games, which are scheduled to go ahead from 29 July to 2 August, not yet cancelled... Read more
4 moves for a full-body stretch
With gyms closed and outdoor exercise banned during the 5-week lockdown, we’re all moving less than usual. Faced with this new normal, it’s vital to work in set periods of activity to break up all that time spent sitting at your makeshift workspace at home, or the hours spent... Read more
New Rock ‘n’ Roll® Virtual Running™ series launches globally
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, a part of The IRONMAN Group, today announced the addition of the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Virtual Running™ (VR™) series to its portfolio of events. This innovative virtual running club platform gives walkers and runners a start line from anywhere in the world with... Read more