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The Sports Science Institute of South Africa extends its reach Study through the home of sport science in South Africa The Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) is internationally recognised as a leader in the field of sport science. In 2019, the Sports Science Institute of South Africa launched its campus-based, SETA accredited one-year […]

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RETURNING TO SSISA The SSISA fitness centre reopened on Wednesday, 19 August and we’re happy to see our members back! To ensure the safety of our members and staff, we have safety protocols in place that may change the process of your visit to SSISA. This article contains the answers to […]

    What to expect when you visit the SSISA fitness centre during the COVID-19 pandemic The Sports Science Institute of South Africa has been re-operational since September and we’ve received great feedback from our members. The centre has implemented a variety of safety measures aligned with government regulations to ensure a safer exercise environment […]

SSISA Position Statement on Alternative Services during Level 3 Lockdown: Workout Stations As of 3 August 2020, the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) will be facilitating exercise sessions to our members, within safe spaces outside of our Fitness Centre. In accordance with the current Level 3 regulations, the SSISA fitness centre remains closed […]

Personalised coaching: Strength and conditioning for the trail runner: With many of our favourite mountain trails opening under level 3 lockdown, many runners are returning to the trails for their much-needed dose of fresh air, nature and adrenaline. With no organised races in the immediate future, now is the perfect time to build up time […]

Dear SSISA Member,  In a media briefing on 15 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic a national disaster. In his address, the President listed a number of restrictions to curb the spread of the virus and called on businesses to take all necessary measures to intensify hygiene control.  We wish to advise you that the […]

This memorandum is informed by information collated from the World Health Organisation and South African Health Authorities. It includes direct extracts from previously published guidelines from these entities. Situation Update: South Africa Risk Profile (4 March 2020) In the latest WHO situation report dated 4 March 2020, there were no reported cases of Coronavirus in South Africa, […]

Khayelitsha are you Moving for your Health?

With this year’s Khayelitsha 10km run and 5km fun run/walk just over 4 weeks away- planning is in full swing with some exciting developments unfolding. Scheduled for 25 August 2019 and organized by Khayelitsha Athletics Club (AC),  the Two Oceans Marathon (TOM), with 50 years of race organization experience has come on board  to lend a […]

What exactly is RIPT?

In 2015, the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) introduced a new group-based training programme offering members to get the most bang for their buck. With an overwhelming increase in the popularity of group-based training, especially in the areas of high-intensity interval training and weightlifting, SSISA sought after the development of a programme which […]

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 […]