Body Conscious Gym

Situated in the heart of Randburg, Body Conscious Private Gym offers everything you need to get your body fit, strong and in shape: cardio, weightlifting, spinning, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submission grappling. Choose from their eight personal trainers for one-on-one work that’s tailored to your fitness level and needs. They also have a biokineticist on site to help with rehabilitation or injuries, as well as a massage therapist and a café.

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Fit X-Treme

Started 12 years ago by owner Ryno Botha, Fit X-Treme is now found in two locations: Benoni and Olivedale. It prides itself on being a gym where everyone feels welcome and accepted, and every member is taken care of and treated with the utmost care. After signing up, the team will complete a full-body assessment and supply you with a tailored training programme just for you. They offer cardio, weights, swimming, yoga, aerobics, kick-boxing, judo, nutrition and a steam room.

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With a super circuit, cardio, weights, boxing area, functional training and a steam room, BDA Gym should be your first option if you’re in Bedfordview. They’re an official Discovery Vitality partner, so you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be earning those points every time you clock in and sweat it out. And besides the juice bar that boasts a full menu of healthy juices, there’s also an established sports medicine unit with physiotherapy, biokinetics, a GP and a dietitian opposite the gym.

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Shapes For Women

This gym in Vanderbijlpark caters for women of every age, size, shape and fitness level. The circuit workout, which burns fat, builds muscle and improves your cardio performance, takes only 30 minutes, which they recommended you attend three times a week. This really is a great option for the modern woman who is time pressed and prefers to be surrounded by women who want to get the same thing out of their exercise programme: a personal level of fitness and sense of well-being in a secure, relaxed yet upbeat environment.

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This Discovery Vitality member is another women-only fitness club that provides a full-body solution of fitness, nutrition and coaching. The 30-minute strength training workouts focus on your arms, core and legs, stretch and strengthen muscles, and improve your balance, stability and core strength. Chat to their resident dietician, Dr Tuschka Reynders, a clinical dietician who has been working in the field of nutrition for 10 years, for a personalised meal plan. There are 10 different branches around Joburg, so there’s bound to be one near you.

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Roark Gym

Roark Gym in Sandton offers women-only sessions, which are customised to meet the fitness requirements of women by combining strength, intensity and cardio workouts. The circuit-based classes, each run by one of their expert coaches, change daily and focus on building strength and fitness. Besides the classes, you’ll also find circuit equipment, spin bikes, free weights, boxes and squat racks.

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Body Mechanix

In the leafy green suburb of Craighall Park is where you’ll find Body Mechanix, one of the largest private health studios in the country that’s owned by Mark and Ashley Ritchie. It’s a qualified Body Arts Science International (BASI) Pilates teacher training centre that offers Pilates, gym, gyrotonic classes, a chiropractor, massage therapists and physical rehabilitation to help you achieve your goals.

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Disclaimer: Always consult with your doctor first before starting any training programme.

Cedar Square 

A stone's throw away from Fourways Mall, Cedar Square is a wonderland for the little ones. With downhill skiing, tubing and even snowboarding there's tons to do. On the ground floor, there is a massive play area filled with jungle gyms, soccer pitches and goalie posts and even a restaurant where the little ones can make their own pizzas. To be a kid at Cedar Square is something adults can envy. Speaking of adults, there's a lot of cool shops to check out while the kids do kids stuff. The play area is under supervision, and young adults play with the children and make sure that they do not scrape their knees or bump their heads during play time.

Clearwater Mall

With a dedicated play area right next to the food court, a frozen yoghurt parlour upstairs and a massive 3D cinema, Clearwater Mall is packed with fun stuff to do. Kids can run up and down, and climb and slide their way to happiness. You can keep an eye on the little ones as you enjoy one of the many fine restaurants that litter the massive food court... or maybe send them off to the cinema upstairs with popcorn money. Either way, they are sure in for a great time.

Greenstone Shopping Centre

Kids are super welcome at Greenstone Shopping Centre. With a designated play area, loads of cool gadget stores to check out and a Rush trampoline park... the sky is the limit. Jimmy Jungle's premier indoor adventure park is a must visit for the kiddies as well. There's also a bowling alley and a 3D cinema. The only thing left to do is let the children run wild while you sit back and enjoy a bingo session or a hearty meal at one of the many brilliant restaurants.


Fancy some ice skating? Then head to Northgate and get carving on the ice. The little ones will have a ball as they race up and down the rink and learn a new skill or three. Right across the hall from the ice rink is one of the last decent gaming arcades to hang out at. From table soccer to Time Crisis III can be jammed at the arcade. There is a wide a selection of racing games too. Other than that, there's the cinema equipped with a super cool slushy machine... grape flavored slushy, anyone?

By Shawn Greyling

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Kids can also play pool or table tennis and there are even Playstation 3 consoles for those who enjoy gaming. They have enormous multi-story jungle gyms that are netted for safety and provide hours of fun for kids who want to climb, balance and slide down into a pool of balls! There are also various party rooms that provide exciting themed kids parties, and best of all Orango Tango's will organise the party from start to finish – meaning that you get to host a stress-free party for your child .

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