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  1. PUMP IT UP
    PUMP IT UP
    Working out with no music is like eating cereal with no milk ' it can be done if it must, but it's a long, dry, rather unpleasant experience. There's no denying music is essential to peaked performance and a satisfying workout.
  2. Summer Shape Up by Cheryl Stevens
    Summer Shape Up by Cheryl Stevens
    With summer just around the corner, it's time to get off the couch and get back into your exercise routine or think of a new exercise to take you through to summer. Take up the challenge and start your exercise today.
  3. 7 SMART TRAINING TIPS  by Peter Olivier
    7 SMART TRAINING TIPS by Peter Olivier
    With new fitness trends launching every day, it's easy to get confused between different theories and drawn into a regime focusing on aesthetics. Training should focus on performance outcomes alongside a healthy eating plan. If you are running further, cycling faster and lifting heavier then aesthetics automatically improve. Remember, no matter what anybody says, there are no shortcuts.
  4. 5 Heart Healthy benefits of Yoga
    5 Heart Healthy benefits of Yoga
    Yoga has many health benefits, but can it help your heart stay healthy? More and more evidence says 'yes':
  5. Which Whey to go?
    Which Whey to go?
    We look at the different options and attributes of this muscle growing protein.
  6. LIVING YOGA by Zoey Lapinsky
    LIVING YOGA by Zoey Lapinsky

    It's easy to practice yoga when you love doing it. Bring commitment, dedication, passion and strength to your practice with some guiding principles.

  7. SPINE SAVVY  Dr Murray McDonald
    SPINE SAVVY Dr Murray McDonald
    Weight lifting, done improperly, can cause injury. Catherine Hayden speaks to strength trainer and chiropractor Dr Murray McDonald on technique, form and fallacy. 
  8. RISE & SHINE
    RISE & SHINE
    5 good morning stretches
  9. Meet our Supplier - CIPLA NUTRITION
    Meet our Supplier - CIPLA NUTRITION
    We speak to CIPLA AMBASSADOR MONIQUE LOPES
  10. BETTER BONES by Kirsten Alexander
    BETTER BONES by Kirsten Alexander
    Strangely, the festive season is a common time for household injuries; reports document injuries like those from falling off ladders while putting up Christmas lights; slipping while trying out a child's toy and adventurous fitness activities.
  11. THE THRILL OF THE MARATHON by Cheryl Stevens
    THE THRILL OF THE MARATHON by Cheryl Stevens
    Why would anyone voluntarily choose to run distances that could literally kill them? If it doesn't  kill them, it will certainly play havoc with their joints, their feet and their hearts.
  12. Moving with the Elements By Nicola Joubert
    Moving with the Elements By Nicola Joubert
    Learning to listen to your body and what it really needs is a skill many of us have lost touch with.  Nicola Joubert went on a yoga retreat with Shiva Rea and offers us a renewed perspective on how connecting to the elements and seasons can be a heart shifting practice that can open you up and re connect you to yourself.
  13. YIN YOGA
    YIN YOGA
    Be still like a mountain, and flow like a great river. Tao Te Ching
  14. Open your Hips by Cheryl Stevens
    Open your Hips by Cheryl Stevens
    Tight hips are a modern day phenomenon. Wondering if you have them? Chances are you do' and your job is to blame! Why do we have such tight hips you ask?  It's due to our hip flexors shortening throughout the day as a result of sitting for long periods of time. Whether it's at your desk, in the car or in front of the TV we are spending too much time sitting and being stationary.
  15. TRAIL BLAZING WITH RYAN SANDES
    TRAIL BLAZING WITH RYAN SANDES
    Bowled away by the monumentous acheivements and extreme staying power of Ryan Sandes, we had to find out for ourselves exactly what makes him tick. Cheryl Stevens catches up with Ryan in an interview.
  16. THE PELVIC FLOOR By Sylvia Lampe
    THE PELVIC FLOOR By Sylvia Lampe
    Admittedly, the pelvic floor is not something we generally think of including in our workout, who even knows its exact location or what it feels like if you flex it, but strengthening it has widespread benefits. We speak to Sylvia Lampe, President of the Callanetics Teachers Association of South Africa about the benefits and how exactly, to exercise it.
  17. Transform your life
    Transform your life
    Minessa Martin had her health 'ah-ha' moment at Kirstenbosch Gardens. Feeling exhausted from a short walk, she looked up at Table Mountain and realised she was too out of shape to enjoy the hikes in the natural beauty that so many Capetonians take for granted. This was the start of her journey towards a healthier and better life. 
  18. FITTER FASTER
    FITTER FASTER
    If you think you don't have time to exercise, think again. Here's a heart pumping, endorphin releasing routine that only takes 10 minutes and will make your body feel it's alive. Besides that you'll be energized, boost your circulation and build some muscles. Use this on days when you can't get to your normal training routine, your hike or yoga class.
  19. CARBS AT A GLANCE
    CARBS AT A GLANCE
    The mention of carbs can throw fear into most people trying to eat a healthy diet. With so much confusing info out there about carbs, let's simplify some of the facts:
  20. Keep Adapting Your Workout'Here's Why
    Keep Adapting Your Workout'Here's Why
    There is no Ideal Routine?If your current exercise regime routinely comprises the same types of exercises and activities, your margins of experience and comfort are limited. That means the breadth of your fitness and abilities are also limited. By constantly changing your workouts you grow your margins of experience and develop a far broader base of fitness.
  21. Natural Born Runner
    Natural Born Runner
    You see them out on the road, lots of them, running. People that simply have to run and unless you are a runner yourself, you can't help wondering why.
  22. Meet James Duigan
    Meet James Duigan
    We were lucky to catch up with James Duigan, world-renowned wellness guru and owner of Bodyism, London's premier health and fitness facility, on his new book tour in Cape Town. James is one of the World's top personal trainers with A-list clients like Elle McPherson, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Lara Stone and Hugh Grant. Cheryl Stevens gets the low down on all matters to do with lifestyle and healthy living.
  23. Fitness Supplements do you need them?
    Fitness Supplements do you need them?
    'Get ripped!' 'Gain muscle fast!' Just about every pharmacy and health shop ' including Wellness Warehouse ' has shelves of products designed to make you leaner, faster, and fitter. Unfortunately, the only way to make lasting changes to your body composition is to work out and eat healthily. And the more you want to change your body, especially when it comes to building muscle, the harder you have to work at it. Luckily there are supplements out there that will make a difference to the results you get. It all depends what you're looking for.
  24. HOT YOGA'S HEALTHY ADDICTION
    HOT YOGA'S HEALTHY ADDICTION
    Since our first hot yoga studio in Cape Town opened its doors twelve years ago, pioneer Fulvio Grandin has welcomed more than twenty thousand yogis through his doors and hosted numerous teachers. Cape Town now has five dedicated hot yoga studios. Each of them with hundreds of followers firmly dedicated to a daily fix of endorphin boosting hot yoga.
  25. CHANGE YOUR LIFE
    CHANGE YOUR LIFE
    When Brian Berkman's doctor told him he was dangerously unhealthy, he needed to radically change his lifestyle. Setting his mind to what seemed to be an impossible challenge, he lost 83 kg ' naturally.
  26. Forget how old you are
    Forget how old you are
    'Forget how old you are,' is Shirley Kaplan's advice to anyone over 50. At the age of 82 Shirley is more active than most 20 year-olds and way more adventurous than anyone you might meet. From hiking the Antarctic to climbing Table Mountain or waterskiing along rivers, it's all in a day's fun for the unstoppable Shirley.
  27. Yogi Eco Warrior
    Yogi Eco Warrior
    Combining eco issues and a love for yoga, Anupama gives us details about how she got involved bringing yoga products to South Africa under the Billy the Bee label.
  28. Salute the Sun
    Salute the Sun
    Learn a yoga routine that stretches all muscle groups with a flowing sequence called Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation. Not only does it improve the body's flexibility but it also helps regulate breathing and focus the mind. It's an energy giving sequence designed to make you strong, powerful, glowing and confident. Once you are familiar with the routine you can do it at home on your own but first get help from a yoga teacher to ensure you are doing the postures correctly.
  29. Yoga Baby!
    Yoga Baby!
    A happy baby doing the Happy Baby pose? When Hilaria Baldwin (yoga teacher and wife of Alec) posted a picture of herself doing the yoga position with her little one on Instagram this January moms across the world exhaled a collective sigh of '#Looooooove'. Yoga for baby and moms has since started exploding in popularity. So what's behind the craze? And is it safe?
  30. DODGING OBSTACLES
    DODGING OBSTACLES
    Obstacle coursing is the new fitness trend for the fun loving. Crawling through mud, jumping through fire hoops and climbing ladders has never been more fun.
  31. Man Up
    Man Up
    After a convincing conversation on the benefits of manning-up, Roddy Louther took himself off to a boxing gym to see how much testosterone he could invoke. He tells us how it all started.
  32. CAPOEIRA Fighting Fit
    CAPOEIRA Fighting Fit
    Having a slow start on his New Year resolution to get fit, reluctant exerciser Roddy Louther finally finds a movement form that does it for him. He gives us the low down on Capoeira, the movement, the history and the thrill of the 'game'.
  33. DEEP BLUE ZEN
    DEEP BLUE ZEN

    Combine the positive aspects of mindfulness and the healing effect of water and you get mindful swimming. This has the potential for significant healing on physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual planes. You start off with all your everyday worries and emerge with a feeling of happiness and freedom. Nicola Joubert is a firm advocate of mindful swimming, she even teaches it in Cape Town. 'Consciously appreciate the transcendent power of water and air, mentally capture the transition from land to water and you can take it home with you and tap into it at a later date', she says. We asked her for some of the wellness concepts and tips behind this movement practice.

  34. GLOWING FIT
    GLOWING FIT

    Q&A with Rushda Ebrahim

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