PUMA Deviate NITRO™ 3 destined to deliver your PB

The new PUMA Deviate NITRO™ 3 is designed to help you break PBs and achieve peak performance during both training and raceday. It’s the everyday source of speed that runners can trust week after week, kilometre after kilometre.

Deviate means to do things differently. To not accept normal standards. To challenge the status quo. Deviate inspires you to not just go beyond your boundaries, but to shatter them in emphatic style.

Launched in the striking Fireglow colourway this third iteration of the Deviate NITRO™ 3 is engineered with more of PUMA’s cutting-edge NITROFOAM™ technology to deliver supreme cushion and responsiveness, elevating the legacy of its predecessor.

The carbon fibre PWR Plate offers a smoother and more consistent source of speed, resulting in an explosive toe-off that propels runners beyond their normal limits, while PUMA’s unrivalled PUMAGRIP enables multi-surface traction in even the most testing conditions.

A lightweight engineered mesh upper features strategically placed PWR Tape to provide support in high stress areas, with a padded collar offering additional comfort and fit.

While the Deviate NITRO™ 3 is a premium everyday hero, PUMA has also launched the Deviate NITRO™ Elite 3 – an elite raceday shoe that has already seen Fiona O’Keeffe make a statement in her professional marathon debut.

“We’re living in a world where athletes and runners have high expectations. They want to set PBs and break records, time and time again. To do that, you need a shoe that gives you the competitive edge – that’s where Deviate comes in,” said Romain Girard, VP Innovation at PUMA, about the double dose of Deviate.



Deviate NITRO™ 3 Specifications:

  • Weight: 265g (UK8)
  • Stack Height: 29mm – 39mm

Deviate NITRO™ Elite 3 Specifications:

  • Weight: 194g (UK8)
  • Stack Height: 32mm – 40mm

The Deviate NITRO™ 3 (R3 799) and Deviate NITRO™ Elite 3 (R5 399) Fireglow colourway will be available from 12 July on PUMA.com, in PUMA Retail stores, Totalsports and Sportsmans Warehouse. For more information, please visit www.puma.com

HUAWEI Changes the Smart Watch Game!

Having been a fan of the HUAWEI WATCH FIT series, I was incredibly excited to try out the new WATCH FIT 3. The marketing around the watch promised something truly special, and I can honestly say they weren’t lying. This is a game changer! Review by Roxanne Martin 


First impressions, the watch is incredibly fashionable, sleek and I would say timeless. The attention to detail is also incredible in that the watch face matches your chosen colour way. I went for the rose gold, it had a nice soft feel to it, and it was easy to match in with outfits so I knew it would work as an everyday watch.  There were plenty to choose from, Olive green, charcoal and white – covering everyone’s fashion choices. It is also worth noting that the straps are interchangeable so if you want to mix and match you can.

The watch itself, comes with a charging cable, and while some may be disappointed with that, the watch is packed with so many features you won’t be disappointed as soon as you start using it.


So where to start, this watch is packed full. I have to break it down a little, because if I list everything you will still be reading tomorrow!

The watch promises ten days of battery, so in our testing I made sure every feature was running to test their claims. I am happy to report that even with almost daily workouts of 30min to one hour, I did get ten days battery life exactly. What is more, I continued to get ten days, and the battery goes from zero to fully charged in one hour. I would say if you did a long run, or a longer training session this would shorten the battery life, but this isn’t a watch you will need to charge every day, maybe once a week.

Considering this watch is priced as an entry level smart watch, I was super impressed with not only the amount of workout modes available, but the functionality within each mode. I am going to focus on running as this is the mode I tested the most. What truly impressed me was the preset running courses that come with the watch. 

  • If you are starting out it gives you walk/run combos, at different levels, so the watch notifies you when you should be walking and when you should be running. It monitors your heart rate as well, vibrating to alert you if you are too high or too low. Doing these course weekly has really improved my fitness levels, and it makes my training a lot more structured.

Along with the different running courses, you also get ‘fitness courses,’ which essentially are stretching and warm up routines, with a little model to follow and again timed, I found this incredibly helpful to ‘actually’ get me to stretch after a run.

GPS tracking, full disclosure, no watch will ever get this 100% right, there are a lot of factors, which arm you wear the watch, the way you turn the corner etc. I tested the tracking by measuring it against my phone, recording the run, using my GPS on my phone and then on the watch. Both rendered the same result, and using the watch with my phone and without didn’t change the distance. Full disclaimer this isn’t a vital for me, but I do know it’s important for a lot of runners. I tested the variables within my scope of expertise, but I am no expert. 

Post workout data is amazing, giving you access to your heart run zones, telling you how strenuous the activity was, your cadence data, and a full map of your activity, which you can share. It also tells you how long you should recover for, and it gives you insight into how the activity maintained your fitness. There is a LOT of data, but its given to you in an easy-to-follow format.

Does it connect to Strava? Yes it does, but only for outdoor activity, any indoor activities do no automatically sync. I am not too perturbed by Strava, so this was in no way a deal-breaker for me.

  • Through the Huawei Health app, you have access to a range of running training plans, everything from a simple 3km plan to a full marathon plan. You can personalize it to your goals, in terms of time, distance or general fitness. The plans are synched to your calendar so you can easily keep track, and within the watch you simply go to training plan and courses, so the workout is automatically loaded. You get weekly reports on how you are doing, and if you are on track.

 The watch offers full sleep monitoring as well, so in a sleep cycle you can track how you slept, how long you slept, and the quality of your sleep. It measures between light, REM and deep sleep, giving you an overall sleep score. I honestly always thought I slept well but looking at the data I had far too much light sleep with very little deep sleep. Consultation with my GP had me increase magnesium and would you believe I am sleeping better! It even measures respiratory and heart rate, showing you how you are breathing- the data available was incredible.

This is a fairly new feature, and it is there to help you if essentially live a fitter and healthier lifestyle by holding you accountable. You can choose your weight goals, and then by logging each meal, it helps you manage calories. Accurate in that it measures the calories burned and the calories consumed. It also gives you suggestions on activities to help your goals. I am not a calorie counter, I did try test the feature, but came short on day two. But would recommend if you need help loosing weight.


This is honestly just a short overview-there is a LOT more with this watch. 

Overall Opinion

This watch scores a nine out of ten, I have docked a point because it sometimes disconnects which means I have to refresh to get it to sync again. But other than that I can find no fault. If you want a watch that is going to give you value for money, buy this one. At R2999 it is cheaper than all of its competition, and in our opinion offers so much value for money.

Stay Ahead of the Pack with the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 3: Precision Fitness Tracking for Serious Athletes

Unlock your athletic potential with HUAWEI’s latest powerhouse, the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 3, now hitting the shelves in South Africa. This high-performance smartwatch features an ultra-thin design, a robust square-faced display, and an expansive 1.82-inch screen, perfect for tracking your training with precision and clarity.

With the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 3, experience the next level in sports technology. Engineered to deliver exceptional performance, this sleek wearable offers advanced fitness tracking capabilities to monitor your workouts, health, and well-being comprehensively. Whether you’re a professional athlete or a fitness enthusiast, the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 3 is your ultimate companion for every workout, every adventure, and every look.

Unmatched Display Technology

Experience unparalleled clarity with the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 3, featuring the state-of-the-art HUAWEI Hybrid AMOLED technology. With a stunning resolution of 347 pixels per inch, the watch delivers a vivid and crystal-clear visual experience. The large screen, boasting a peak brightness of 1,500 nits and equipped with automatic brightness adjustment, offers a comfortable and immersive viewing experience in any lighting situation. Enhanced by an ultra-narrow bezel, the innovative hybrid rigid-flexible screen boosts the screen-to-body ratio to an impressive 77.4%, combining a large display area with a slim and stylish profile.

Elegant Design & Lightweight Comfort

The HUAWEI WATCH FIT 3 is a masterpiece of modern design, featuring a sleek, square shape with a three-dimensional arc surface that enhances its sophisticated look. The striking colour contrast in the crown adds a touch of elegance, making this smartwatch a fashion-forward accessory for any style. With its ultra-thin 9.9mm body and feather-light weight of just 26g, the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 3 is designed to be both a statement piece and a comfortable companion for your daily activities. Whether dressed up or down, this smartwatch is the perfect addition to any outfit, embodying a blend of fashion and function for the style-conscious individual.

Advanced Health Monitoring Features

The HUAWEI WATCH FIT 3 goes beyond aesthetics with its comprehensive range of health monitoring features designed to enhance your well-being. Introducing the latest in sleep technology, the HUAWEI TruSleep™ 4.0. This advanced sleep tracker offers science-based insights into your sleep patterns, providing comprehensive and accurate data to help improve your sleep quality. With personalised interpretations and suggestions, the WATCH FIT 3 turns every night’s rest into a step towards better health.

Equipped with the upgraded HUAWEI TruSeen™ 5.5 health monitoring system, the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 3 ensures precise heart rate readings and efficient analysis of both your workout performance and daily health metrics. This feature allows for more accurate monitoring, helping you stay on top of your fitness and wellness goals with ease.

For women, the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 3 offers an integrated Menstrual Cycle Management system. This feature provides a comprehensive and user-friendly care system, making information about menstrual cycles easily accessible and simple to manage. It’s designed to help track and predict menstrual cycles, offering support and personalised care right on your wrist.

  • Exceptional Battery Life and Quick Charging – Despite its multitude of advanced features and large, impressive display, the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 3 doesn’t compromise on battery life. Enjoy up to 10 days of use on a single charge, with typical usage lasting around 7 days. Plus, with the watch’s fast-charging capabilities, a quick 10-minute charge can power a full day’s use, ensuring you’re always ready to go.
  • A New Era in Smartwatches – The HUAWEI WATCH FIT 3 combines cutting-edge technology, elegant design, and comprehensive health monitoring features to redefine the smartwatch experience. This wearable is designed to revolutionise how we interact with technology and manage our health, making it easier than ever to lead a healthier, more connected lifestyle.
  • Experience Precision in Every Performance with the HUAWEI WATCH FIT 3 – Step up your game with a smartwatch designed for those who take fitness seriously—and want to do it in style. The HUAWEI WATCH FIT 3 combines state-of-the-art technology with robust fitness tracking to keep you ahead of the curve. This watch doesn’t just track your progress—it enhances your workout wardrobe. Get ready to push your limits and achieve your best.

The HUAWEI WATCH FIT 3 is available now. Get yours today for just R2999. EXCLUSIVE to Modern Athlete get a 15% discount using the coupon code ATHLETE15 at checkout! Buy now click https://bit.ly/44IBl8Z to buy now!

The Softest Fabric For Your Toughest Workouts

UNDER ARMOUR launches  new ‘soft you can sweat in’ collection with built-in cutting-edge Meridian Tech

Under Armour South Africa continues to take performance innovation to the next level.  This week the brand launched it’s eagerly awaited new ‘SOFT YOU CAN SWEAT IN’ collection featuring Meridian fabric, the ultimate quick-dry hybrid that lets you go hard without losing that super-soft feel.

The Meridian tech delivers on Under Amour’s promise to provide something you never knew you needed but can’t imagine living without. This specially engineered fabric delivers a unique type of softness that can still wick sweat like a champ.

When analysing consumer insights, Under Armour found that “soft” was one of the top attributes requested when consumers researched performance gear. Under Armour took this insight to heart and through numerous rounds of research and development, designed their softest performance gear to date. Under Armour  Meridian has been made specifically with comfort and versatility in mind. The impressive collection is ideal to wear to any fitness class, from spin to yoga to pilates but is also so flexible, lightweight and soft, that you won’t want to take them off once you get home.

“The Under Armour Meridien legging is absolutely phenomenal. Moving in them feels like they weren’t even there. Even while sweating, they still just felt really comfortable.”, says Rachel Garcia, Pro Softball Player.



The ‘SOFT YOU CAN SWEAT IN’ collection’s notable promises include:


Under Armour brushed the surface of the fabric to an ultra-soft finish for our softest feel yet.


Wicks sweat and stays comfortable, especially in those high-friction zones.


Super-breathable, lightweight stretch goes everywhere you do.

The ‘SOFT YOU CAN SWEAT IN’ collection also features the new UA Smartform Evolution Bra. The new ‘must have’ bra delivers strategic support, tailored for medium-support activities like cycling, weight training & boxing. Bending, jumping, and squatting can make your clothing shift or slip as you move, The UA Smartform fabric can help your clothes adapt to your movement moulding to the shape of your body which may help keep them from slipping or shifting during workouts.

The new ‘SOFT YOU CAN SWEAT IN collection will be available at Under Armour Brand House stores nationwide as well as online.


Hovering above Ground with Under Armour!

The UA HOVR Mega 2 Clone, the newest member of the UA HOVR running shoe family, is built with you, the runner, in mind. With NEW Clone Upper Tech the UA HOVR™ Mega 2 Clone is Under Armour’s first running shoe offering a 1:1 personalized fit with the new UA Clone technology that flexes and adapts to your foot as you move through your stride. This running shoe feels like it was made for you. The UA Clone upper locks in and centers your foot over our UA HOVR™ cushioning for a smoother run and better energy return.

The woven structure of the UA Clone upper gets stronger when stretched, becoming thicker perpendicular to the applied force. This internal layer of flexible, auxetic material moulds around the foot for a precise, glove-like fit and feel that’s truly customized to every foot, no matter the size. A 3D moulded sock liner made of 6mm of open cell PU foam cradles the foot with enhanced step-in comfort allow the HOVR Mega 2 Clone to perfectly adapt to the runner’s foot – not vice versa. The cushy but efficient HOVR Mega 2 Clone running shoes are great for long runs and high mileage training.

Designed for zero-gravity feel and great energy return, the HOVR Mega 2 Clone features a HOVR midsole and wide heel and forefoot gauges for a more plush feel. The transition from landing to toe-off feels incredibly smooth with an exposed UA HOVR foam outsole through the midfoot and forefoot pressure zones, providing a soft and pillowy yet responsive ride. Encased in a dynamic Energy Web, the UA HOVR foam is engineered to protect from impact and provides a smooth, stable ride. With comfort as a priority in the design of the shoe, the HOVR Mega 2 Clone features a padded heel collar that protects the achilles from irritation, a padded tongue, a thick sockliner, and an upper constructed specifically to meet the runner’s anatomical need.

With its compatibility with UA MapMyRun™, the shoe is designed to coach you, and ultimately make you a better runner. Don’t believe us? Under Armour, ambassadors tell us why they believe that the technology behind the shoe works in improving, not only your style of running but you as a runner too.

How does UA MapMyRun™ work?

These shoes form to your foot and coach you. By connecting your shoes to UA MapMyRun™ you get real-time Form Coaching tips based on your cadence, pace, and stride. An embedded sensor tracks, analyses and stores detailed running metrics to inform ways to improve your performance. And trust us when we say it can really pay off. In 2020, UA MapMyRun Form Coaching users ran 7% faster and 3% farther based on stats gathered from the community of users! This means that you will get real advantages in knowing what you need to improve on.

I don’t want to run with my phone

That is no problem, the app syncs to most running watches meaning you can still get all of this data following your run, and see where you need to make improvements to get faster and further quicker.

Available for R3199 you can get a 25% discount using the code MEGA25 click https://bit.ly/3AVt5ST to shop now!

Sunglasses Built for Modern Athletes

Under Armour Launches Performance Eyewear Collection in SA

Apollo Brands, the official distributor of Under Armour in South Africa continues to take performance innovation to the next level with the unveiling of their new, best-in-class eyewear range.

The collection has performance, innovation and quality at its core and sets the benchmark for athletic eyewear. Designed to meet specific athlete needs, whether going for a run or engaging in high impact sport, the eyewear range protects an athletes eyes from harmful rays and enhances player performance.

Designed with the lightest weight thermoplastics to provide the highest level of durability and maximum flexibility, the frame construction provides an anatomical fit that auto-adjusts without pressure points.

Under Armour Eyewear boasts vision performance solutions you never knew you needed and can’t imagine living without. From the scientifically engineered lenses for ultimate visual clarity and precision by sport to the 100% UVA & UVB lenses featuring enhanced impact protection that provide the armour to protect your most valuable asset, your eyes.

There is no bouncing and sliding down off the nose when engaged in high impact activity, nor any side of the head “squeeze” that causes discomfort. Athletes can experience Under Armours renowned comfort and fit that stretches and recovers with your movement to let you perform at your highest levels.


Every Under Armour piece of eyewear offers key performance features and benefits. Whether it’s the Nose Pads, Temples, or Lenses there are no shortcuts to provide long lasting wear and all day comfort. UA is built on performance and key to the eyewear is making sure athletes are prepared to perform at the highest level with no setbacks.




Innovation is a fundamental pillar for Under Armour. UA Tuned TM performance lenses are built to give athletes an advantage in varied sport environments. Under Armour has developed UA ArmourGrip and UA BubbleGrip Nose Pads for the utmost levels of comfort with added performance benefits, giving an edge on the competition.


The collection is manufactured with top technical materials. For example, TR90 Frames lock on the face to avoid stress fractures or eyewear bouncing or sliding off during exercise. Rubber nose pads fit more securely whilst sweating and built-for-Sport Temples are flexible and designed with laser engravings for comfort.



All of the frames enhance the capacity for longer wearing during sporting activity. Lightness is important for zero distraction which is key for extended sessions of running, training, cycling, golfing, or even high impact sports like baseball.


All Performance Sunglass lenses & UA TUNEDTM lenses have hydro/oleophobic coating applied to the front & back of the lenses. The hydro/oleophobic coating repels water, dust, oil and dirt from the lenses and stays clean longer offering optimal visual results.


UA TUNEDTM performance lenses are scientifically engineered for ultimate visual precision by sport. Each UA TUNEDTM lens filters in the light you need to create a sharper colour separation enhanced visual detail and heightened contrast within varied sport environments

  • 100% PROTECTION – defends against 100% of harmful UVA/B/C rays
  • DEPTH PERCEPTION – increase depth perception and deliver the brightest field of vision with maximum image definition.
  • SHARP VISION – the right compromise to see higher contrasts and vibrant colours in their surroundings and details of the environment with more balanced colour perception.


The Polarized lenses contain a filter that polarizes the light, blocks reflections, and prevents glare.

High contrast polarized lenses have filters with a special dye inside the mixture which blocks the areas of overlap between the colours offering greater contrast between the colours and consequently higher definition of the image.


Multilayer mirrored lenses are a combination of mirror coatings offering top quality, performance, durability & scratch resistance. Specific colours, such as the Infrared Mirror, additionally absorb harmful infrared waves offering further protection to the eye.

To shop the new UA Eyewear Range visit the website: https://underarmour.co.za/collections/sunglasses

It’s only cold when you’re standing still. Keep warm and fit with Team Vitality

Winter is here but that’s no reason to quit. With Team Vitality by your side, you’ll always keep warm and fit. Join South Africa’s most rewarding running and cycling club this winter and receive special edition Team Vitality spoils.

If you want to keep fit Team Vitality can help with that. Join Team Vitality this winter and enjoy the support of South Africa’s favourite running and cycling club.

Keep warm and fit with Team Vitality

You can’t go wrong with Team Vitality Club Manager Khethiwe Mlangeni and legendary athletes Bruce Fordyce and Nic White cheering you on. Let’s paint winter a warm sunny orange together.

Plus, if you join Team Vitality this winter from 1 June 2021 until 31 August 2021, you’ll receive a special-edition Team Vitality buff and pair of socks to keep your face and toes toasty. You’ll also get a myrun timing band to keep you fit and safe at a myrun social run. Terms and conditions apply.

But that’s not the only reason to join Team Vitality …

Keep active and rewarded with Team Vitality

Earn even more rewards and enjoy amazing benefits when you join the Team Vitality running or cycling club.

  • Get 50% off your Strava subscription for access to in-depth performance data, safety features, route planning and tracking, and much more.
  • Join a global community of runners and cyclists and stay active and engaged from the safety of home.
  • Enjoy weekly virtual challenges and stay on top of your game with exiting virtual runs on Strava and cycle meet-ups.
  • Plus, get 50% back on select race entry fees
  • Look your best in FREE premium quality race kit from ASICS and Bioracer.
  • Enjoy VIP hospitality at select events and get virtual hospitality from Woolworths after your online races.
  • Finish the quarter as a top performer on Strava and get a personalised Team Vitality kit for free.

Keep winning all year round with Team Vitality

Join our Team Vitality running or Team Vitality cycling communities on Strava for free to enjoy fantastic rewards and recognition:

Every three months, the Vitality top performers on our leaderboards win a personalised Team Vitality training shirt at the quarterly award ceremony. The next one is in July – so start crushing your goals today.

Also, earn entries into the quarterly draw for completing Team Vitality events and challenges. Stand a chance to win personalised training kit, running shoes, fitness devices, Nike performance apparel and so much more. Over 90 runners and cyclists won prizes to the total value of R50 000 in April 2021, and you can too. Earn bonus entries into the draw for being a Vitality member, a Team Vitality Club member and achieving your weekly Vitality Active Rewards goals.

Terms and conditions apply.

Stay warm. Stay fit. Stay rewarded with Team Vitality.

Train with Trusted Trojan

Introducing the brand-new Trojan Supplement Range, available in Makro stores nationwide!

As your trusted health and fitness brand, they have listened to your requests, and they have delivered! The NEW Trojan supplement range is scientifically formulated from the highest quality raw materials and market-leading formulations, carefully curated to bring you advanced supplementation. They aim to elevate your lifestyle and be your partner in achieving your best mental and physical results.

From boosting your strength, aiding in building muscle, increasing your stamina, fast-tracking muscle repair and recovery, benefits to name only a few, our new product range will empower you every step of the way. They are always looking for new ways to support your journey with us, which is why we offer you uncompromised commitment to quality products, to help you achieve every fitness goal you set yourself!


 All-in-One Muscle Protein (4kg)

 Vanilla Cream, Strawberry Cream & Chocolate Cream

Key benefits:

  • Supports muscle growth & recovery.
  • 41g highly bioavailable protein per serving.
  • Low in fat

  •  Highest rates of nitrogen retention & amino acid conversion.
  • Added lactase enzymes in the form of Tolerase™ L to ease lactose digestion.

Recommended use: 700900ml water or milk + 5 scoops (300g)

  • Mix 5 scoops (300g) with 700-900ml of cold water or full cream milk.
  • Vary the amount of liquid to achieve desired consistency.
  • Take a full 300g serving once daily or as divided portions, to satisfy your protein or mass-gaining requirements.
  • Use as a recovery drink after training and/or a snack between meals.

TROJAN BCAA 10:1:1 Ratio

Muscle Armour (250g)

Flavour: Citrus Blast

Key benefits include:

  • Pump & energy
  • Supports muscle
  • Strength & recovery
  • Stamina
  • Muscle repair 

Recommended use: 300ml water + 2 scoops (10g)

  • Mix 2 scoops (10g) with 300-350ml water in a handheld shaker and leave to stand for 30 seconds before drinking.
  • Sip before and during a training session.
  • If you had a strenuous training session, take another serving immediately after training.


Complete Pump System (600g)

Flavours: Jungle Juice & Berry Punch

Key benefits:

  • Pump & energy
  • Focus, strength & power
  • Thermogenic
  • Supports recovery 

Recommended use: 250-300ml water + 2 scoops (30g)

  • Mix 2 scoops (30g) with 250-300ml water and stir or shake well.
  • Take 30-45 minutes prior to training.
  • New users may wish to assess tolerance with half a serving (1 scoop) and increase to a full serving (2 scoops), once tolerance has been achieved.


Premium Protein (900g)

Flavours: Vanilla, Strawberry & Chocolate

Key benefits:

  • Fast-digesting whey protein isolate & concentrate.
  • 20g of highly bioavailable protein per serving.
  • Easy mixing & great tasting.
  • Source of dietary fibre.

  • Added lactase enzymes in the form of Tolerase™ L. 

Recommended use: 150-200ml water + 1 scoop (30g)

  • Mix 1 scoop (30g) with 150-200ml of cold water or milk.
  • Vary the amount of liquid to achieve desired consistency.
  • Mix thoroughly in a blender or shaker for about 30 seconds, settle for 60 seconds, shake again before drinking.
  • Consume between 1 and 3 servings per day, depending on physical goal and protein requirements.
  • Servings may be doubled.


Training System (148g)

Flavours: Grape Kick & Berry Kick

Key benefits:

  • Pump & energy
  • Focus, strength & power
  • Thermogenic
  • Creatine-free

Recommended use: 200-250ml water + 1 scoop (7.4g)

  • Mix 1 rounded scoop (7.4g) with 200-250ml water and stir or shake well.
  • Take 30-45 minutes prior to training.
  • Can be increased to 2 rounded scoops (14.8g) with 400-500ml water, if tolerated.

Trojan, Your Partner in Health and Fitness

Boost your body with IV vitamin therapy at The IV Bar

Our Medically safe vitamin lounge offers a range of health, wellness and restorative solutions

Intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy has moved out of the hospital and into the mainstream with The IV Bar, a medically supervised intravenous vitamin therapy lounge in Douglasdale, Fourways, that offers a range of vitamin drips to boost immunity and support recovery from training, illness, or even the after-effects of Phuza Thursday.

IV therapy is part of the global shift towards preventative and holistic treatments to enhance health, wellness, beauty, and aid with sports recovery and endurance. It does not replace the vital basics of eating well and exercising often, but enhances health and reduces illnesses.

Making use of intravenous therapy assures a 100% absorption rate of vitamins and minerals, with users enjoying its benefits directly and immediately. This contrasts with the 20-30% absorption rate of oral vitamins, and the 60% absorption rate of injectables.

IV vitamin therapy is extremely popular internationally, where its instant benefits are popular with high-performance athletes and fitness enthusiasts, as well as among people with illnesses that impact how their body processes and absorbs nutrients. It’s also been shown to boost the health of fibromyalgia and Lupus sufferers, reduce the effects of anxiety and stress, and assist with migraines, eczema and fatigue.

The IV Bar’s menu of drips help with hydration, improving skin tone and evening of pigmentation, enhancing energy, increasing immunity, and help sports people boost their endurance and recover faster. Drips take as little as 15-30 minutes to infuse, with dosage frequency varying according to individual needs.

Each of the vitamin drips offered by The IV Bar is compounded in a sterile laboratory and administered by a registered professional nurse. IV Bar clients can rest assured that they will receive their therapy in the safest and most sterile of environments, with minimum discomfort and maximum effectiveness during the dripping process.

The IV Bar’s central location in the easily accessible Douglasdale Village Shopping Centre is also within easy reach of many of Gauteng’s most popular gyms and fitness centres.

We’ve chosen Douglasdale because it offers an upmarket environment for our clients who will receive their drips in acomfortable, tranquil therapy lounge. The IV Bar experience is one of peace, calm, and rejuvenation, not to mention the ongoing health benefits of receiving regular boosts of the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to function optimally.

The IV Bar offers energy boosting JetFuel (Myers Cocktail), Skin Radiance, Immune Boost, Sports Endurance and Recovery, Hangover Cure, Fertility Boost, Anti Inflammatory and Auto immune, and Detox Infusion options on its menu.

Why drip?

Look, feel and perform better

IV drips deliver vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly to the body for maximum absorption. This allows the nutrients to flood your body and nourish itself at the cellular level. By using this method, infusions can safely deliver larger doses that would not otherwise be tolerated orally.

Top 10 reasons to drip:

  1. Feeling run down: Illness means that your gut is often inflamed, making it difficult to digest vitamin supplements. Intravenous vitamin infusions are absorbed directly into the blood stream, without having to be processed through the digestive system.
  2. Sports recovery: Athletes often turn to vitamin and nutrient rich IV therapy for an added boost before a big event, and after an event for faster recovery.
  3. Stress and fatigue: Chronic and adrenal fatigue are caused by so much more than stress – they are most frequently caused by a vitamin and nutrient deficiency. Set this right by choosing a drip that will restore the vitamins and nutrients you need and give you the energy boost you require.
  4. Skin radiance: Hormones, stress, environment and ageing all affect our skin. Skin brightening drip tightens and brightens skin and helps with a natural glow.
  5. Migraines: Drips with a high magnesium boost can help decrease the frequency and severity of migraines.
  6. Auto-immune: IV vitamin therapy supports the treatment of autoimmune conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma by providing essential nutrients and decreasing inflammation.
  7. Phuza Thursday (or Phuza weekend!): Say goodbye to hangovers and hello to feeling 100% again in just 30 minutes.
  8. Fast: IV vitamin therapy is quick – it takes just 15-30 minutes to infuse, depending on the cocktail you choose. You can read, catch up on mail or make phone calls while the infusion takes place – or you can choose to make your IV vitamin therapy your down- time – a chance to disconnect and de-stress.
  9. Immediate benefits and no side effects: You will feel the benefits of IV vitamin therapy almost instantly, depending on which infusion you choose. There are no side-effects of IV vitamin therapy, there’s no need to prepare in any way before the infusion, and there’s no recovery time once the infusion is complete.
  10. No appointment needed: You don’t need an appointment and there is no consultation fee, just pop into The IV Bar and enjoy the benefits of IV therapy.

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Life is all about balance

OsteoEze® is excited to introduce the newest member of its product line OsteoEze® Alkaline Powder to help give us back what our everyday lives take from us. Stress, smoking, caffeine and poor eating can interfere with our acid/alkaline balance and cause a strain on our bodies, triggering symptoms such as muscle spasms, constipation, heartburn, fatigue, burning urine, sore joints and headaches. It is also beneficial in managing the symptoms associated with Gout.

“Our daily lives can be extremely stressful especially when it comes to keeping a work/life balance,” says Odette Vass, brand manager for OsteoEze®. “Making sure that we are eating correctly, exercising the right amount, and handling stress accordingly is almost impossible, which is why we need a little help to keep our bodies well-balanced.”

The formula is high in potassium, has the correct ratio of calcium to magnesium and is sodium-free. OsteoEze® Alkaline Powder gives back to the body the correct minerals it needs to compensate for an insufficient intake of fruit and vegetables and counters the acidifying effect of proteins, cereals, sugar and other sugar forming foods.

“Keeping our bodies in check is even more important nowadays with the growing negative impact our stressful lives have on us,” says Vass. “Using a supplement which is quick and easy to take, gives us an edge when it comes to keeping our bodies in good condition without giving it too much thought.”