With Cape Town’s views, mountains, water masses and innovative activities, there is an array of fun ways to stay fit while not breaking the bank.
Here, we have identified our Top 5 proudly Cape Town activities for you to enjoy:
Ignite Fitness: A Gym, just more!
A gym, just more! With an array of offerings in Cape Town (Claremont, Somerset West, Milnerton and St. Georges Mall) as well as Johannesburg and PE, Ignite Fitness offers clients a space to build strength – mental and physical! With exciting classes and Arenas such as Blood, Sweat and Tears, Tread & Shred, Rumble and classes like The Gauntlet, it’s more than your regular gym and it’s no surprise so many members, including influencers and celebrities, choose Ignite Fitness. Think; euphoric music, open spaces, interesting equipment and lights. Whether you opt for a morning, lunch or evening session – it’s always a vibe!
F45 Training is a global fitness community specializing in innovative, high-intensity group workouts that are fast, fun, and results-driven – all within 45 minutes. They also offer members a F45 challenge which includes a nutrition and training programme focused on holistic wellbeing with prizes for the winner(s). F45 is dedicated to achieving goals while having a great time!
Fees start from R1000 per month during off peak time allocation.
Strictly speaking, it’s not tennis. It’s known as Padel, a hybrid between tennis and squash, and it’s universally referred to as the fastest growing sport in the world, with more than 10 million people playing in over 60 countries. It can be played in groups of mixed ages and abilities as it is not dominated by strength, technique or serve. An important skill is match-craft, as points are won by strategy instead of by sheer strength and power. It is played mainly in a doubles format on an enclosed court, surrounded by walls of glass and metallic mash about a third of the size of a tennis court. The rules are broadly the same as tennis, although you serve underhand and the walls are used as part of the game with the ball allowed to bounce off them like with squash.
From R400 per outdoor court per hour (R100pp), members get 25% off. There is a Club in Camps Bay, Cape Town
SUP Cape Town offers introductory lessons in Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boarding as well as rent out boards for use on the canals, and long-term rentals for your holiday trip. During the summer months – from December through to February – they rent boards on Clifton 4th beach.
SUP Cape Town has a SUP store located on the canal next to the Battery Park near the V&A Waterfront.
Last, but certainly not least, take your dog (or dogs) for a run on the promenade, on Table Mountain or up Lion’s Head. You also have access an array of forest offerings with safety measures in place as well as beautiful dedicated pathways. It’s Free and your best friend will thank you for it!
Gone are the days where you workout in oversized T-shirts and sweatpants, Athleisure has graced us all with its presence which means a follow up for a coffee and breakfast at your favorite local café is a must…and they’re probably dog friendly too.
Your skin refresh!
Reduce redness and freshen up your skin with a quick application of face cream such as the Light Facial Cream from Terres d’Afrique, which consists of complex, fast absorbing formulation that hydrates, restructures and regenerates skin, while fighting free radicals and boosting skin elasticity. This light cream is perfect for summer and hot, humid climates. Follow it up with the Hydrating Tonic Mist from Lulu & Marula, consisting of a soothing blend of Rose and Geranium waters, Cucumber and Aloe Vera, as well as brightening Gingko Biloba and Grape Seed extracts. This will leave your skin feeling smoother, softer and totally refreshed. This hydrating mist gives your complexion an instant boost of radiance and antioxidants, acting as a light serum to guard your skin from harmful free radicals.
Both products, and brands, are local and cruelty free!