28 Aug, 2018

People who train together, grow stronger together!


Research is increasingly showing the importance of social interaction in influencing human behaviour. This is because the way we behave is strongly affected by our colleagues, friends and family.

Two heads are better than one, they say – and two bodies too, when it comes to an exercise regime! If you’re struggling to stick to a training schedule, the solution could be as simple as finding a friend. Behavioural research shows that exercising with a peer or loved one doesn’t just offer more accountability, but also more satisfaction.*

Training together taps into both our human desire for approval, and our capacity to influence others. 

When was the last time you and your partner experienced a first together?

If you have a training buddy and are looking for a challenge to face together – or if you want an excuse to find a buddy – look no further! This Spring, the world’s leading obstacle course is headed to South African shores.

The inaugural Discovery Tough Mudder will take place on 15 September 2018 in Elgin, Western Cape. This means that you and your fitness partner could be among the very first people to take part in a Tough Mudder event on African soil.

Discovery Tough Mudder’s full lineup of fun, team-oriented obstacles guarantees that you’ll cross the finish line with more friends than you started with. The event offers two distances to cater for all fitness levels – a 16 km and a 9km. Join the action and experience this first together by grabbing your training buddy and signing up. Visit to find out more.

If you are a Vitality member, you will get 800 points for 8km course while those braving the 16km route will earn 1 100 points.

It doesn’t have to hurt your pocket.

Making your way to the Discovery Tough Mudder won’t do much damage to your pocket if you are a Vitality member. You can save up to 35% on your flight, car hire and accommodation.

Challenge yourself and dare to do something new, this one should be one for the bucket list. Sign up and be among the first to experience the world’s leading obstacle course on African soil.


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