This Week in Fitness – 9 February

mariskaEverything you need to know about the local fitness scene.

What’s happening right up to what’s new and what’s hot (and what’s not!

Join me every week as I give you the industry wrap up, news and reviews of events and new products. 

Two is better than one.

PUMA Speed 600 IGNITE 3 Hit Stores With The Gift of Netfit

Two new pairs of training shoes are always better than one, right? Of course! Get your hands on the PUMA Speed 600 IGNITE 3’s and get the IGNITE Netfit 4’s FOR FREE!

PUMA have an incredible offer which we think is worth talking about, perfect for any short or middle to long distance runner – when you buy the PUMA Speed 600 IGNITE 3’s you receive the IGNITE Netfit 4’s for free.

The Speed 600 IGNITE 3’s dual-layer midsole with IGNITE FOAM provides cushioning and responsiveness during every run, and the customizable NETFIT upper locks your foot onto the platform for a secure fit, making it an excellent choice for runners.

Buy the Speed 600 3’s for R2 499 for women or R2 599 for men in select stores from 1 Feb 2018 and get the IGNITE NETFIT 4’s worth R1 999(women) R2 199(men) for free.

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HIIT it!

Global Fitness Phenomenon F45 to Launch in Cape Town in March

Gone are the days where the only solution to getting fit and healthy is hitting the gym. People’s interest in creating maintainable fitness routines that helps them lose weight, makes them stronger and fitter, and keeps them healthy, as well as the rising popularity of fitness cults, has led to a plethora of functional training facilities opening all over. So it’s no wonder that F45 is the fastest growing fitness brand in the world, and soon, we’ll get a taste of it too!

F45 will open its first Cape Town studio in Camps Bay early March. The Australian-born brand was initially designed for celebrities like Leonardo di Caprio and Nicole Kidman by trainer Luke Istomin. Founded in 2012, it quickly amassed a cult following, now boasting an impressive portfolio of 1000 studios in 36 countries.

F45 is based on HIIT (high-intensity interval training) which is ideally suited to today’s time-tight and health-conscious society. In contrast to many traditional gym routines, F45 focusses on everyday movements like lunges, squats, jumping for twisting, so the risk of injury is low.

We can’t wait to give one of their classes a go.

The first Cape Town franchise will open in Camps Bay on 1 March. To find out more or to sign up for a free one week trial, visit www.f45training.co.za/campsbay.

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Move Better

Adidas Alphaskin Performance Layer Helps Athletes Raise their Game.


There’s no doubt that adidas have spent a lot of time and effort improving their brand and product offering over the last few years. It’s evident that they care about catering for athletes of all levels.

One of their latest base layer offering – #alphaskin, focusses on empowering athletes in training and competitions. Alphaskin is wrapped around the athlete’s moving body to follow the direction of their movement, and the new design eliminates distracting seams to help athletes focus on their performance in training and competition.

Mapule Ndhlovu, a South African Fitness Influencer, says: “Alphaskin offers a full range of motion, so it’s really easy to move in. It’s easy to tear muscles when they’re cold so the warmer, the better, as it improves their elasticity.”

To join the Alphaskin conversation follow @adidasZA and use #ALPHASKIN.

To view the Alphaskin range, visit www.adidas.co.za/alphaskin

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Buddy up!

Train for Free in March at Virgin Active

Training is always better with your bestie. Having someone to push you through tough workouts makes training so much easier! Get your bestie or training buddy on board – refer a friend who joins the Virgin Active movement by 15 February, and you get March for FREE!

Visit http://www.virginactive.co.za/join-red-now for more.

 

 

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A Healthier South Africa

February is National Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Month

Unhealthy lifestyles can lead to many illnesses, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. These diseases combined claims more than 276 142 (60% of all deaths) lives per year in South Africa.  

The National healthy Lifestyles Awareness Month aims to educate South Africans about the importance of good nutrition and regular physical activity. Many people believe they need to follow healthy diets and exercise regularly only if they want to lose weight, or if they have a specific fitness goal to reach. However, regular physical activity and especially a healthy, balanced diet should for a part of every person’s daily life to improve their overall health and wellness but more importantly, decrease the risk of disease.

So during February, aim to educate those around you about the benefits of following a healthy diet and exercise regime and let’s get South Africans aware and healthy.

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Author: Mariska du Plessis

Mariska is the editor of Fitness Magazine, Bootcamp Instructor, Writer, Photographer and Wellness Blogger.

Follow her on Instagram: @justmariska_