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Beat the stress and unwind this holiday | Inspiring summer workouts

Beat the stress and unwind this holiday | Inspiring summer workouts

Find out how to stay fit, beat the stress and unwind this holiday. Get motivated, stay lean and toned with “Inspiring Summer Workouts” from our resident fitness and yogi expert Sam Smith. She shares her top summer activities to help boost body and mind wellness wherever you are. Here is what Sam has to say: Summer is

Your summer holiday essentials guide

Your Summer Holiday Essentials Checklist

While you’re confirming your Air BnB reservations and eagerly awaiting the end of exams and fast approaching summer holidays, it’s time to ensure that you’re well equipped for a healthy, happy and flawless season. We’ve compiled a list of essentials to help you look and feel your best from cityscapes to seascapes. From

Supercharge your athletic prowess with Chia Seeds I Benefits & Recipes

Supercharge your athletic prowess with Chia Seeds I Benefits & Recipes

After centuries of relative obscurity, chia seeds have made a popular revival due to their many health benefits. From weight loss to gastrointestinal health, mental wellness and sustained endurance for athletes, it is the must add superfood. Chia Seeds made unofficial debut in Christopher McDougall’s New York Times b

Put your best foot forward I Why it’s important to wear the correct shoes

Put your best foot forward I Why it’s important to wear the correct shoes

Choosing a proper shoe can not only help to protect against injuries but can also maximise performance and improve comfort and posture. Little can derail your fitness goals and progress like injury, aches and pains. Whether your workout involves running, walking or gym equipment, the correct shoe and fit is essential.

Speedo | Which swimsuit colours suit your skin tone?

Speedo | Which swimsuit colours suit your skin tone?

When it comes to looking and feeling great in our swimwear, it’s not just about the style we choose, but the colour, too. Here’s our at-a-glance guide to which swimsuit colour to choose – and which to avoid – for your most flattering result. When it comes to looking and feeling great in our swimwear, it’s not just abou

Best practice tips to help you avoid being a gym offender

Best practice tips to help you avoid being a gym offender

Gyms and fitness centres are usually a hive of hard-core regulars, people getting back on the fitness wagon and those who’ve just realised that their summer bodies have not been made this past winter. With the mercury steadily rising many of us are heading to the gym hoping to make some last minute gains for the summer

5 reasons why practicing yoga helps you regain self-love, confidence and a healthy attitude to life!

5 reasons why practicing yoga helps you regain self-love, confidence and a healthy attitude to life!

Women tend to be overcritical with themselves. Whether it's a fixation on a physical flaw, an obsession with calorie-counting or general anxiety about ones appearance it can take a toll on your well-being and self-esteem. There are endless reasons why and where low self-esteem and negative body image begins, but only o

Put your best foot forward I Why it’s important to wear the right shoes when working out

Put your best foot forward I Why it’s important to wear the correct shoes

Choosing a proper shoe can not only help to protect against injuries but can also maximise performance and improve comfort and posture. Little can derail your fitness goals and progress like injury, aches and pains. Whether your workout involves running, walking or gym equipment, the correct shoe and fit is essential.

Crowning Glory - CommanderHQ's selection of workout hairstyles

Crowning Glory | Commander HQ's selection of workout hairstyles

There's just something about that extra little oomph of a good hair day that gives you a skip in your step and leaves you feeling confident and self-assured. The environmental elements contributing to frizz and dryness and unruly day old hair can dampen the brightest spirits. I’m a firm advocate for the “look good fee

Grunting Dad Moments and Broad Shoulders - by Andrew “Tank” Lanning

Grunting Dad Moments and Broad Shoulders - by Andrew “Tank” Lanning

In honour of Father’s Day, the former Western Province prop forward shares some heart-warming childhood memories and anecdotes about Fatherhood exclusively with CommanderHQ. Andrew “Tank” Lanning, the rugby-loving digital media guru and the founder of Front Row Grunt, is the quintessential sports-mad Mr. Nice Guy. He i

Layering for your run | Commander HQ talks to our club member Geanne Darke

Layering for your run | Commander HQ talks to our club member Geanne Darke

At CommanderHQ, we are fortunate to meet and engage with our host of remarkable and inspirational members. Not only do we share a mutual affinity for health, wellness and all things active but also a passion for the outdoors, adventure fashion, beauty and family. We strive to “live our best life” (Thanks Oprah), to ins

Stay ahead of the game! Meet our In-House Physio and Pilates expert

Stay ahead of the game | Meet our In-House Physio and Pilates expert

In our bid to support your best, healthy, active lifestyle we thrilled to welcome T-J Malherbe to the Commander HQ trusted panel of in-house experts. We chatted to her about sports injuries in general, prevention and why children shouldn’t specialise in a sport at an early age. Over the coming months she’ll cover a r

Cover up | Commander HQ and the benefits of wearing Sunscreen Every Day

Cover up | Commander HQ and the benefits of wearing Sunscreen Every Day

Like it or not, aging is a natural, unavoidable, chronological fact. At best, especially those genetically blessed, we can hope for a graceful and elegant progression, but there are definite factors and lifestyle choices that accelerate the biological clock. Sun exposure, particularly UVA rays, is the number one cau