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Disc-Chem Living Fit
Intensify home workouts with a kettlebell
It’s time to ring the changes to your home workouts with an innovative and versatile Dis-Chem Living Fit adjustable ‘bell. With the ability to perform a full-body workout using a single tool, a ‘bell (commonly known as a kettlebell) is the ultimate at-home training companion. A kettlebell is an... Read more
Exercising while sick: Is it a good idea?
Another flu season has arrived and there are few things more frustrating than missing training due to illness. That’s why many of us often train despite feeling under the weather. While it is important to take it easy when our bodies are fighting an infection, there are instances when... Read more
Gyms reopen under adjusted level 4 restrictions
After President Cyril Ramaphosa flexed his lockdown muscle and closed gyms for 2 weeks amid the third Covid-19 infection wave, gym members received good news during the presidential address on Sunday night. Under updated adjusted level 4 regulations, gyms can reopen from Monday, 12 July 2021 under strict Covid... Read more
Love for sport launches fitness career for Simhle
Provincial hockey player and NPL ambassador Simhle Plaatjies has used the foundation that competitive sport created to build a thriving career as a fitness professional and industry influencer. Simhle’s sporting development started at an early age, after her mom enrolled her in Playball sessions, which helped to hone her... Read more
Mom loses 10 kilos in 12 weeks to earn top spot in transformation challenge
Pregnancy and motherhood are life-changing experiences but the demands they place on your life and body can also take their toll. Julette Cordier was 34 years old when her first daughter joined the family. “I gained 25kg over the course of my first pregnancy but managed to lose all... Read more
What’s the best product to get on the gain train? We discuss mass gainers vs MRPs
There’s no free ride on the gain train. Arriving at destination ‘muscle’ needs an intense weight training program built around the core compound lifts and a comprehensive nutrition and supplement plan that supports recovery and muscle growth. Supplement support Consuming sufficient calories is the cornerstone of any successful bulking plan.... Read more
Can you power up your endurance with protein?
Serious endurance athletes are always looking for that extra edge, but sometimes it isn’t the latest bike or shoe technology that delivers that marginal performance gain. Most athletes already understand the importance of protein in their post-exercise nutrition and supplement regimens because the repair and recovery benefits are backed... Read more
Unleash the mass monster within: Hunting massive muscle with NPL athlete KK Sibiya
If getting swole is your goal, unlock maximum muscle mass with these 4 tips courtesy of NPL’s swoldier, bodybuilder Khulekani “KK” Sibiya. Here’s your ticket to jump aboard the NPL gain train and unleash your full mass-gain potential. KK has dominated the local fitness scene for years now, competing... Read more
4 reasons cyclists should focus on their hip flexors
Despite the important role they play in every pedal stroke, cyclists often neglect their hip flexors. And this lack of attention comes at a cost to your performance and, often, your general wellbeing. As the name suggests, the body contains a group of muscles that work together to produce... Read more
[MAY] Savanna Origin of Trails Training Run #1
Date: 22 May 2021 The Savanna Origin of Trails Training Run #1 is is happening at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate this coming Saturday. The training run will consist of a 12–15km route and runners can choose to join one of three groups, depending on the pace they would like to... Read more