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Rietvlei Zoo Farm events

Dates: September 2018 Rietvlei Zoo Farm is situated in the south of Johannesburg, and offers a wide range of recreation, education, family and outdoor sports activities and events, including mountain biking, walking, running, hiking and cross-country. The venue also plays host to a number of popular events: 9 Sept 2018 – Muddy Princess 16 Sept 2018 – Paws in the ...

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Your last chance to become a certified EMS trainer in 2018!

Dates: 1-2 September 2018 (Bedfordview) and 29-30 September 2018 (Cape Town) HFPA, the leading educational institution for the Southern African fitness industry, will be presenting their last EMS Licence Trainer Course for 2018. The EMS Licence Trainer Course will provide fitness professionals with the fundamental knowledge base and content relevant for working as a trainer or as a consultant in ...

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Gut health linked to mental well-being — study

A new global study has reinforced the link between mental health and gut bacteria and indicates that a diet rich in many different types of vegetables may contribute to improved health. The global crowd-sourced study by the University of California of over 11,000 participants found that those who ate more than 30 different plant types a week had gut microbiomes that were ...

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The Beast Challenge

Date: 15 September 2018 The Beast obstacle course race (OCR) combines trail running, with climbing, crawling and sliding across various obstacles designed by professional OCR athletes. It’s an exhilarating challenge with race options suitable for all fitness levels. Choose from three races: The Savage Beast (11–12km with 50 obstacles), the Wild Beast (8km with 30 obstacles) and the Tame Beast, ...

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Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #4

Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018 A highlight on SA’s Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) calendar, the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge will celebrate a decade of OCR fun at Wiesenhof Wildlife Park in Stellenbosch. A trail run with a twist, the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge is known for its beautiful trails and challenging but fun natural and manmade obstacles. Focusing on family involvement, healthy ...

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Fix your squat: 6 ways you’re doing it wrong!

The importance of proper form during compound lifts cannot be overstated – it reduces your risk of injury and ensures that the exercise stress is being imposed on the targeted muscles to maximise the adaptive response. This will ultimately deliver more muscle and greater gains in performance over time. And if there’s one exercise that is performed with poor or ...

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Stay safe while cycling

Hit and run crashes involving cyclists have become a common phenomenon in South Africa. Many of these accidents occur in the early hours of the morning when drivers return from a night out on the town. “Many cycle in the early morning hours, out of necessity or preference. Especially over weekends, cyclists need to be extremely careful and alert on ...

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Can you get a Rooibos boost?

Can your cup of Rooibos tea give you a performance boost? Scientists at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and the Prime Human Performance Institute in Durban are trying to find out! Already known for its many health benefits, scientists will test home-grown Rooibos to determine the extent to which the tea could aid sportsmen and women. Established benefits ...

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Nissan Trailseeker MTB Series event #4

Date: 18 August 2018 Taking place at the heart of the Cape Winelands on The Bosman Family Vineyard, the second leg of the Western Cape series guarantees picturesque views and idyllic routes for all riders. There is a new route from previous years, with a wide range of distances available, including 70km, 40km, 20km and 10km options. Bring the family ...

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Show Report: IFBB Boksburg Classic

A total of 146 athletes from all over South Africa travelled to Kempton Park to showcase the fruit of their hard labour in the gym at this year’s edition of the IFBB’s Boksburg Classic, which took place on Saturday, 21 July at the popular Kaleideo Auditorium. History was made at the show when competitors took to the stage for the ...

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