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Endurance sports goes virtual in the age of coronavirus
If there’s one thing athletes miss most during the lockdown – other than the ability to head out on training runs and rides – is the thrill, challenge and camaraderie of racing. With all major sporting and mass participation events postponed or cancelled for the foreseeable future, many athletes... Read more
Power up your session with intra-workout supplements
The right intra-workout product feeds and builds muscle and boosts endurance and strength during a hard training session. After your intense workout, a well-formulated intra-workout supplement can also: Stimulate muscle protein synthesis Reduce muscle soreness and stiffness Help speed up recovery. Incorporating an intra-workout into your daily supplement plan... Read more
Comrades champ Gerda Steyn shares her lockdown training tips
Strava is currently littered with runs around gardens and on balconies, as serious and recreational runners attempt to maintain their fitness (and their sanity) during the 21-day lockdown. But there are only so many 100-metre laps a person can tolerate, no matter how committed they are, while many others... Read more
Fitbit Charge 4 now available at Dis-Chem stores
Fitbit has released the latest evolution of its most popular family of devices, the Fitbit Charge 4™, and is now available at select Dis-Chem stores. The Fitbit Charge 4 delivers what you want most in a health and fitness tracker, featuring Fitbit’s most advanced combination of sensors and features... Read more
Turn your daily at-home exercise into a game
If you’re struggling to stay motivated during the lockdown, perhaps it’s time to add a new dimension to your training. Various app developers have ‘gamified’ exercise by blending technology and fitness in the virtual world. What is gamification While the concept of gamification is by no means new, it... Read more
Join JEFF Together, powered by Vitality for daily at-home workouts
Looking for a fun way to stay fit, healthy, connected, hopeful and smiling during the lockdown? Join JEFF Together, powered by Vitality for free, daily, live workouts. The group was started by Johno’s eFitness Faculty and has grown exponentially in the last 2 weeks. Log on & get active... Read more
[FEB] TRANSCAPE 2021
Date: 6-13 February 2021 Take a seven-day, seven-stage detour through mountain bike heaven along the old Cape Epic route from George to Franschhoek. Transcape offers seven unforgettable days of losing yourself in the most breathtaking scenery that the Western Cape has to offer and finding clarity, equilibrium and peace... Read more
IRONMAN racing goes virtual amid Covid-19 pandemic
With IRONMAN 140.6 and 70.3 races around the globe cancelled or postponed, triathletes everywhere are fit, ready and eager to race, but have no outlet to unleash their peak conditioning. Until now, that is. The IRONMAN Group recently launched the IRONMAN Virtual Racing (VR) Series. It will be available... Read more
FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN cancelled, entrants to be refunded
The organisers of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN have announced the cancellation of the event that was scheduled to take place in the Mother City on Sunday 17 May 2020. President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed (on Sunday 15 March while addressing the Nation) that the World Health Organisation has... Read more
Maintain your training momentum at home with an online personal trainer
As more gyms close to contain potential Covid-19 contamination and transmission, dedicated gym members will have to resort to training at home or outdoors. Thankfully, advances in Internet-based technology means we can access professional advice and guidance at home from virtual trainers via our smart TVs, PCs, tablets or... Read more