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[Feature Friday] Why Women Should Lift Weights

[Feature Friday] Why Women Should Lift Weights

This weeks’ Fitness Chat Feature Friday is with Rochelle Louw, a Biokenist at the University of Pretoria and was recommended by the Biokinetics Association of South Africa. She discusses why women should lift weights in depth, backed by science. The idea is to change the […]

Workout Motivation Tips

Workout Motivation Tips

Do you have a gym membership but struggle to make use of it because you lack the motivation to workout? Did you set fitness goals for this year but are already battling to meet them because motivation has somehow fizzled? Do you want to exercise […]

4 Ways to Boost Metabolism

4 Ways to Boost Metabolism

As defined by the Mayo Clinic, metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. The body expends energy even when you are at rest. You burn calories sitting on the couch all day but there are ways […]

Best Ab Exercises for a Six -Pack

Best Ab Exercises for a Six -Pack

I have often found that people want to know the best way to get rid of tummy fat. They want to know the best ab exercises to get a six-pack or simply, how to get a flat tummy. But it doesn’t work that way as […]

Fitness Chat with USN Body Makeover Challenge Winner, Riaan Smit

Fitness Chat with USN Body Makeover Challenge Winner, Riaan Smit

After trying and failing numerous times over the last couple of years to lose weight and live a fit and healthy lifestyle, Riaan Smit finally had to sit down and figure out why his efforts were not successful. The answer was that his schedule simply did […]

Mika Stefano Shares How He Lost Weight

Mika Stefano Shares How He Lost Weight

Mika Stefano is South Africa’s socialite turned celebrity. The famous social commentator is widely recognised for his witty comments and sharp tongue on various TV shows and radios stations. Mika recently transformed himself and has added a new tag to his name – he has […]

Fitness Chat with Zaakirah Khalek

Fitness Chat with Zaakirah Khalek

Zaakirah Khalek is a beast in the gym; she currently squats 105kg and deadlifts 120kg. Zak, as she is commonly known, held a full-time corporate job in HR before quitting it in December last year to pursue a full-time career in fitness. She is now […]

No, You Don’t Need to Detox to Lose Weight

No, You Don’t Need to Detox to Lose Weight

We hear it all the time! “I need to lose weight, but first I must do a detox.” And around this time of the year when we are recovering from the festive season, almost everyone is looking for concoctions to help them detox.  The fact […]

Understanding CrossFit with Alan Foulis

Understanding CrossFit with Alan Foulis

CrossFit has been bashed left, right and center since its formal introduction in 2000. Negative opinions surround the sport. The common view? “CrossFit is dangerous and promotes bad form.” I, however, see bad form and bizarre stuff in the traditional gym almost every day that is […]

7 Running Tips for Beginners

7 Running Tips for Beginners

Setting out to road or trail running can be a complicated mission if you do not have the basic running strategies in place. Running becomes enjoyable when you learn the few tricks there is to it. Following these 7 running tips for beginners will help you […]