5 ways to get the whole family active

Having a training partner with you on your fitness journey can do a lot in terms of keeping you motivated. Consequently, if you’ve committed yourself to a training programme or fitness regime, getting the whole family involved won’t just…

Here’s an 8-week training schedule for your next half marathon

A half marathon is often described as a “dress rehearsal” for a marathon. If you’ve always had the ambition to run the Comrades Marathon one day, running a half marathon isn’t just a requirement for qualification, it is also the perfect…

6 tips for keeping cool when running in summer

Despite South Africa’s sweltering climate, there are some benefits when running in summer. For instance, the sun rising earlier and setting later means that there’s a lot of extra time in the day. However, running in summer comes with…

How to warm up for your next ride

There are some things you can just jump into without warming up – a pool on a hot summer’s day, for instance – but going cycling isn’t one of them. Warming up your muscles before heading out on a ride helps to protect your body from…

5 bad runner habits you should fix today

Humans are creatures of habit, and not all habits are good ones. If you’re a runner and you feel like you’ve been hitting a wall in terms of training and performance, you might have incorporated bad habits into your training regime. But…

5 ways to stay mentally motivated during your next race

When it comes to endurance, being mentally fit is just as important as physical fitness. Like everything else, competing in a race starts in your head, and having a negative outlook or mental fatigue can have a definite influence on your performance,…

5 motivational videos to get you pumped up

When you’re feeling unmotivated and sluggish, few things have the ability to charge you up like a good motivational video. We’ve compiled a list of 5 videos to watch the next time you can do with some extra encouragement. 1. Watch this…

3 post-training recovery smoothies that’ll fuel your body

You’ve heard it numerous times: nutrition is a very important part of any training regime, and refuelling after training is something that simply cannot be ignored. Smoothies are an easy way to refuel after a session, provided that they…

Why I’m sold on my ON’s

For as long as I can remember, I have taken part in sports on some level. Swimming is my first love and go-to-sport for fitness or relaxation. Running on the other hand was never on my radar. In fact, for many years I was very vocal about the…

Any athlete can benefit from these 8 New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions don’t have a good reputation, and this phrase is typically associated with dreams that fail to ever come to fruition. Be that as it may, setting goals for the year is an indispensable part of any athlete or sports…