Author: Maryse Pretorius

24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children

In light of Youth Month in June, we have collated the most recent Movement Guidelines for Children. What is the Importance of Movement for Children? Movement is an essential part of life, especially in the early stages of childhood as it is crucial for physical and cognitive development. Yet, only about half of South African […]

Se7en’s Blog: When Your Goal is the Two Oceans Half Marathon

I dreamed, I trained and I conquered… I did it, I can’t even believe it. My goal was to finish and I finished. I felt as it got closer and closer to race day the pressure building to run like a super athlete… but to be honest… look where I have come from, I am […]

Bring the HEAT! 3 Month SSISA Gym Membership

Temperatures may be dropping, but it’s only heating up here at SSISA. Our Bring the HEAT deal is back this winter, and it’s HOTTER than ever before! What is Bring the HEAT? Bring the HEAT is a 3-month membership with SSISA, giving you full access to our wellness and performance facilities. What you get: A […]

Exercising during Ramadan

Ramadan is coming up, and we often get asked whether you can exercise while fasting. While different circumstances will influence your ability to keep exercising during Ramadan, the benefits of keeping active during this period is worth considering. We chatted with one of our Muslim gym members, Zubayr Harneker, to get some inside tips about […]

How Healthy are Competitive Computer Gamers?

Participants Required for UCT Research on the Health of Gamers The Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town is recruiting volunteers for a research study exploring the cardiometabolic health and neurocognitive performance of competitive computer video gamers. If you consider yourself to be a gamer and have ever wondered […]

Participants Wanted for UCT Research on Weight Loss Maintenance

MIND THE GAP 2 UCT’s Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine is doing an exciting following up study to their previous research in weight loss maintenance.   What is the purpose of this research? Losing weight is never easy, but with a goal in sight it’s easier to motivate yourself to eat healthily and […]

Please be advised of our Fitness Centre operating hours during the Easter weekend:   Friday 19 April CLOSED Saturday 20 April OPEN 06:30 – 12:30 Rugby Saturday (Stormers vs Brumbies) Sunday 21 April OPEN 08:00 – 12:30 and 16:00 – 19:00 Monday 22 April OPEN 06:30 – 12:30 and 16:00 – 19:00

Expert Tips for the Two Oceans Marathon (and Half Marathon)

The “World’s Most Beautiful Marathon” is around the corner, and while most of the hard work is behind you, you may be wondering how best to prepare leading up to race day. Here are our top tips for preparing for the Two Oceans Marathon.   Preparing for the Two Oceans Marathon   2 Weeks before […]

Se7en’s Two Oceans Journey: Two Weeks To Go

My Current Goal There is only one thing on my mind right now and that is the Two Oceans Half Marathon. Absolutely everything I do is gearing up for this event. What I eat, what I wear, what I think about… this race is all consuming. For some reason I have chosen a hilly and […]

What we’ve learnt from the world most “researched” race! By Kathleen Mc Quaide (Sports Scientist, Health Promotions Manager, SSISA)   Arguably one of the world’s most beautiful ultra’s, particularly as it returns this year to the original route which includes the majestic Chapman’s Peak, the Two Oceans can also boast another title, that of being […]