Monthly Archives: March 2016

March Madness

“A rejuvenating concept of revolutionized personal training: extremely functional yet scientific, creatively insane yet structured and brutally tough yet enjoyable which provides optimum health and maximum results!” – Chris Walsh

March is drawing closer to the end and the seasons are changing, the new years resolutions set in January are long forgotten….or are they?

360 Specialized Training Gym introduced a March Madness special giving people the opportunity to try out this next level gym experience…I took on the challenge and I barely survived but I must confess even though the classes are highly intensive they are not static and that’s what make this experience enjoyable.

Walking through the doors you immediately realise this is not a conventional weight-lifting, treadmill running gym…360 is a place where Warrior’s and Beast are moulded, yip that’s right if you already look like a Spartan but looking for another challenge the Warrior Workout is for you…for the beginners the best place to start is…

Our New Beginner Class – Whatever your fitness! Whatever your goals! A great place to start your 360 journey and healthy lifestyle. By strengthening your core, aligning your posture and removing imbalances, your primal movement patterns will be restored and allow you to go play.

Other classes include Kettle Bell, Cardio Blast and Box Fit to name but a few, all classes are focused and specialized with a trainer on hand to drill and motivate you along the way to achieving your goals….ofcourse if you are looking for personalised services the trainers are happy to work with you in breaking the barriers to reach the next level.

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I tried the Cardio Blast….and uh I had a blast but my body took a beating haha those box jumps are something else. I loved the fact that even though minimal weights were used my body felt like I dead lifted an Olympic record weight.

Another class I was keen to try and turned out to be my favourite was Box Fit, here I felt like I was being trained to enter the EFC Worldwide hexagon and become champion hmmmm who knows dreams can come true right.

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For more information about the 360 experience follow the link below and JOIN THE LEGION.
http://www.360training.co.za

Peterson, Kemp, Shezi and Shaheen to leave Cape Cobras at end of season

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29 March 2016
MEDIA RELEASE

CAPE TOWN. – Robin Peterson and Justin Kemp, two names intimately associated with a golden period in the rich history of the Cape Cobras, will leave the franchise at the end of the season.

Kemp will retire from first-class cricket at the end of the 2015/2016-season after a splendid career in which he featured in four tests and 85 One Day Internationals for South Africa.

He was a major factor in assisting the Cobras to lift ten trophies in the past eight seasons as belligerent middle-order batsman, dependable and probing medium-pacer and one of the best poachers of a cricket ball ever produced by Western Province and the Cobras.

In 58 domestic one-day cup matches, he struck 1246 runs at an average of 31.94, while capturing 38 wickets.

He also assembled 1691 four-day runs and captured 83 wickets at an average of 27.45.

As a slip-fielder, his name is mentioned in the same breath as Brian McMillan and Neil Johnson as three of the finest who ever played the game under the Oaks.

He was a devastating finisher in one-day cricket. Kemp’s 89-ball unbeaten century against India at PPC Newlands for South Africa in 2006 is still fondly remembered.

Peterson, in the twilight of his first-class career at age 36, will leave PPC Newlands at the end of the season to ply his trade for a season with the VKB Knights.

In his only Sunfoil Series-match this season for the Cape Cobras before he was replaced by the returning national off-spinner Dane Piedt, Peterson captured 9-150 against the bizhub Highveld Lions at Boland Park in Paarl. It included a magnificent 5-62 in the first innings.

Peterson, like Kemp, was a match-winner with bat and ball for the Cape Cobras after joining them.

He took 18 wickets in the 2014/2015-season in Momentum One Day Cup-cricket at an average of 19.38. He comfortably topped the list of leading domestic bowlers.

Robbie P, as he is affectionately known amongst colleagues and fans, also starred for the Cape Cobras when they won the Ram Slam T20 Challenge in 2014/2015.

A left-arm spinner who represented South Africa in 15 tests and 79 One Day Internationals, Peterson is a three-in-one-star. He averages 25.33 with the bat in first-class cricket and has captured 389 wickets in 139 matches.

His change of pace, ability to bowl the Doosra and prowess in the field, where he can throw off both wings, make him an asset to any team.

“Robbie P was one of our finest players amongst a galaxy of international stars the past seven years. He performed several admirable feats for us.

“The emergence of Dane and the constant evolution of GF Linde make Robin’s decision to join the Knights understandable and he leaves the franchise with our blessing and best wishes,” said Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the Cape Cobras and the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA).

“Justin was one of our king-pins in the middle-order with the bat. As fourth seam bowler, he grabbed wickets or generated so much pressure with his economic and probing bowling that benefited his colleagues. As a fielder, he set unprecedented standards for other members of his team.

“Robin and Justin were not just stalwarts. They were leaders who impacted younger players markedly. Both will leave a legacy at Newlands for many years to come,” Dien added.

Beresford Williams, president of the WPCA, saluted Kemp and Peterson as outstanding cricketers who were superb at what they did over many years. He said their resilience and strong leadership made a real difference to the Cobras team on and off the field.

Three other players who will not join the Cape Cobras’ professionally contracted ranks next season, are Shaheen Khan, Mthokozisi Shezi and SA Engelbrecht.

Engelbrecht constantly had to compete against senior South African players in a strong Cape Cobras line-up, but was particularly effective in the 2013/2014-season and 2014/2015-season in the Ram Slam T20-Challenge. He slammed 56 in the final in February 2014.

In the 2014/2015-season, he managed eight wickets with a best of 4-22 against the Warriors to set up a home-final for the Newlands-franchise.

Engelbrecht was in scintillating form with the blade at the back-end of this season’s Sunfoil Three-Day Cup, hammering 529 runs at an average of 58.77. His unbeaten 162 against KwaZulu-Natal set up a 10-wicket win at the Wally Wilson Oval as Province marched to the final in fine style.

As a fielder, Engelbrecht has conjured up comparisons with Jonty Rhodes, while he has improved his art as off-spinner gradually the past two seasons.

Khan, a medium-paced seam- and swing bowler and reliable lower-order batsman, had to overcome a stress fracture in his back to return to the first-class fold this season.

He has taken 101 wickets in 36 first-class games with a career-best 7-46 his most notable achievement.

Shezi will return to his KwaZulu-Natal roots next season where he has been on loan for half of this season.

Arguably his greatest moment for the Cape Cobras came in their magnificent win against The Unlimited Titans at Boland Park in Paarl last season when he captured 6-51 in their four-day clash.

In the Ram Slam T20 Challenge in 2014/2015, Shezi finished with eight wickets, including a best of 3-23 as the Cobras walked away with the cup-spoils.

“We always have mixed feelings when losing players of the quality of SA, Shaheen and Mthokozisi. We wish to thank them for their great service to our franchise and province, and wish them well with future endeavours,” Dien explained.

“We are grateful that SA has indicated that he still wants to be involved with the semi-professional team as he pursues a future professional contract with the Cape Cobras again.

“Mthokozisi is a fine player, yet we have an abundance of fast- and medium-fast bowlers, and we feel confident that his return to KwaZulu-Natal will spread the availability of top-class bowlers who constantly are utilized in domestic cricket,” Dien said.

Angelo Carolissen, chairman of Western Cape Cricket, said players are the major stakeholders in franchise-cricket.

“It is their regular match-winning performances which fill the trophy-cabinets…and the stadiums. Therefore we just want to salute the contributions of five departing heroes, Kempie, Robbie P, SA, Mthokozisi and Shaheen, whose feats have made the Cape Cobras a domestic powerhouse.”

Vitual Reality

When mentioning Rage you thinking gaming, computer, technology and Joburg….but this past weekend saw for the first time this exhibition being brought to Cape Town.

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Hundreds of Gamers packed into the Grandwest  market hall for 52 sleepstarved hours of playing games, sharing stories while slaying dragons is every geeks dream.

The exhibition hall gave gaming enthusiasts the opportunity to test their skills at various games on the XboxOne and PS4.

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Fifa, Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter were the most popular games but you could also grab a chance to control one of the hottest gaming heroines (in my opinion) Lara Craft.

The Lego games were also popular among the younger generation.

I enjoyed the opportunity to enter the vitual realm by just putting on goggles, every time I try these things I feel like I’m going to leave a piece of my mind in a bookcase like something out of Interstellar.

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The cosplay suits were also one of the highlights of the event…..to keep up with everyone I needed some energy and guess what?

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Monster Energy Drinks were there to provide it.

Forget UNO and Monopoly those board games are to simple at Rage you’ll get to control a Dragon from Game Of Thrones and a Spaceship from…

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This was a weekend which many geeks would not easily forget….there was even an oxygen bar for those who felt abit lightheaded from all the excitement.

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Me, I was just excited this guy made an appearance…

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..we all know he is going to beat Superman right!!!!

Making History…

The thing about inaugaral events are that whatever happens you are a part of history in the making…

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This past weekend saw the launch of the Cape Town Sixes – Cricket and Culture Festival. Sport, Food, Awesome local Live music and ofcourse Cricket were all on offer with Table Mountain and Cape Town Stadium in the background this was 2 days of pure entertainment.

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Seven different leagues, from the Corporate league, Future Stars U13 and U17 to the Social League where some teams were just there for the beer yip there was something for every fitness level.

The spectators were spoilt for choice in terms of where they wanted to watch the games, imagine travelling to some of the worlds greatest cricket pitches in two days…at the Cape Town Sixes your dreams can come true. Stadiums like Eden Park, MCG, the Bullring and…

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..were all within walking distance from each other, that is super cool right!!

The food village had a variety of good food from some of the greatest cricket nations for you to sample….a samoosa from India sounds good to me while downing a beer from South Africa.

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Another highlight of the festival was seeing some of South Africa’s cricket legends live, giving back to the youngster with coaching clinics and signing autographs.

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Robin Petersen and Alan Donald showed off their skills with the bat and ball against one of the corporate league teams, being bowled out by a legend like Alan Donald would be an honour hahaha.

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Once all the cricket was done and dusted and prizes were handed out, a sunset concert ended off a fantastic weekend. Rory Elliot kicked off proceedings with some mellow beats easing us into a beautiful Cape Town sunset…

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Jimmy Nevis got us to our feet taking us back to his roots with 7764 blessing us with a little drizzle but in pure Cape Town style we continued to party as The Kiffnes and Mango Groove ended the night off in style.

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Many sixes were hit, run outs and awesome catches were made…the sore muscles the next day was all worth it as the players knew that they were a part of making history.

See you next year!!!

SA MUSIC AND CRICKET LEGENDS HEADLINE THE CAPE TOWN SIXES TOMORROW

MEDIA RELEASE

South African music legends Mango Groove as well as Jimmy Nevis, the Kiffness and Rory Eliot will be performing at the Cape Town Sixes Cricket and Cultural Festival this Sunday, 20th March, following two days of exciting amateur cricket featuring ex-Protea legends like Meyrick Pringle, Allan Donald and Aubrey Martin with ex-Protea player Brett Schultz getting involved as an umpire.

The two-day festival kicks off tomorrow (Saturday, 20th) at the Greenpoint Cricket Club.

The music line-up is a real treat for Capetonians who don’t often have the opportunity to see Mango Groove play live. An 11-piece Afropop band, Mango Groove has had more than twelve number-one hits including ‘Dance some more’, ‘Hellfire’, ‘Special Star’ and ‘Moments Away’. They recently released their first single in six years ‘Faces to the Sun’.

Jimmy Nevis needs no introduction, born and raised in Cape Town, his music has been dominating the airwaves for the last couple of years, including hits such as ‘7764’, ‘Jericho’ and ‘Heartboxing’.

The Kiffness makes jazzy, groovy and uplifting house music and are fast becoming one of South Africa’s favourite live electronic acts. ‘Where Are You Going?’ and ‘Find A Way’ are two of their most successful singles to date and the band was included in the iTunes list of “New Artists for 2014” to watch out for.

Singer-songwriter and ex-front man of SA band Plush, Rory Elliot completes the line-up for Sunday night.

Festival goers can take full advantage of the last days of the Cape Town summer season, watching two days of cricket, enjoying some great live music, participating in a host of other activities happening at the festival and sampling food from every stall in the food village. Comedienne and radio personality Dalin Oliver, will be the MC for the weekend and will be playing in one of the league teams.

The Cape Town Sixes Festival will showcase the City’s famous flair for fun, entertainment and community spirit with a Food of Nations Village featuring cuisine from the world’s great cricketing countries, a ‘Bigger Than Me’ precinct that highlights social development projects that are improving quality of life in Cape Town and a safe, friendly kids and family zone and the of course the live music to end of each day.

Get your tickets now at http://www.capetownsixesfestival.com  – ticket prices:

Full Weekend Festival pass: R220-00 to R350-00

VIP Festival tickets: R250-00 to R500-00

Saturday Festival pass: R70-00 to R150-00

Sunday Festival pass including live concert: R150-00 to R250-00

The Cape Town Sixes Cricket and Cultural Festival – good cricket, great food, warm African sunshine and a great musical spectacle to end off the weekend!

Road Warrior

Have you ever been to the West Coast?

The road is not that exciting all you see is dry land for miles but hey we have our imagination, why not use it to the road more enjoyable…

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At least there are these windpompe to show you the direction the wind is
blowing.

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There’s a lot of optimism in changing scenery, in seeing what’s down the road.
– Conor Oberst
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Our mini roadtrip lead us to Saldanha and the change of scenery did wonders to the mind, body and soul. Driving into the town has that calming holiday feeling, must be the sea air.

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Getting there is another story luckily there is such a thing as google maps otherwise you might end up on a dirt road to Hopefield.

Did I mention we were in Saldanha to celebrate a young talented lady’s birthday and yes a selfie was taken..

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I just go with the flow, I follow the yellow brick road. I don’t know where it’s going to lead me, but I follow it. – Grace Jones

When in another town the best way to take in the surroundings is visiting the local hangout spot…in this case it is The Funky Lemon. Random tip of the day and a helpful tip to Google, please add speedbumps to the next update of Google maps it will be highly appreciated thank you.

You know a club is awesome when the stamp you get on a Sunday morning says Funky Friday hahaha memories the West Coast really has that chill factor, timeless.

Thank you Saldanha and the birthday girl for a weekend of note there is a reason the number plates read CFG this place will suck you in and you’ll want to Come For Good.

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Yvette Hess – artist, click the link to see more of her amazing work.

One last random point it feels like all roads into and out of Saldanha lead to Saldanha Steel the place looks like a scene out of the movie Mad Max, pretty cool.

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Hit Cape Town for a six…

Imagine an event that combines one of South Africa’s most loved sports, music, food and social development with the iconic Table Mountain in the background….

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Well look no further as Cape Town welcomes you to the most exciting amateur 6’s cricket event in the world.

The 2 day festival (19–20 March 2016) features seven cricket leagues, a food of the nations village, a Bigger Than Me change precinct, a kids and family area and ends with a music concert on the Sunday (Monday is a public holiday) featuring the legendary South African band Mango Groove, Jimmy Nevis, The Kiffness and Rory Elliot.

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This event is for everyone bring the family down to Greenpoint Cricket Club to enjoy a day of fun in the sun and get your GROOVE on, no need to be NEVIS because the next day is a public holiday, now that’s what I call KIFFness. Did I mention that there is a social development effort too, this means that by supporting you are helping to HIT POVERTY FOR A SIX…

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“I am delighted to have been asked to become an Ambassador for the Cape Town Cricket 6’s. This sports programme is set to deliver one of the most exciting amateur 6’s cricket events in the world. The CSR initiative #HitPovertyforaSix will also serve to enhance awareness and accessibility to the sport for those less fortunate. It’s a great initiative and I’m looking forward to being involved.” -Brett Schultz , legendary South African Protea cricketer from 1992 to 1997.

COMPETITION – COMPETITION


COMPETITION CLOSED CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!!!!

VENUE: GREENPOINT CRICKET
CLUB
2 day festival (19–20 March 2016)
DAY 1
Cricket tournament and welcome party, food village, music….
DAY 2
Cricket tournament, food village and music festival featuring Mango Groove, Jimmy Nevis, The Kiffness and Rory Elliot. (Monday is a public holiday)

Ok so here’s the deal I’ve got 5 sets of double weekend passes to giveaway if you addicted to cricket and love Jimmy Nevis…

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All you have to is get onto Twitter and follow me @S3ngel and @cptcricketsixes and tweet the following:

Lets hit Cape Town for a 7764 at @cptcricketsixes together with @S3ngel http://wp.me/p3Uk77-AV.

For more info about this amazing event follow the link below:
www.capetownsixesfestival.com

Closing date for competition is Wednesday, 16 March 2016 The winners will be contacted via email or telephonically and will receive one of 5 double weekend passes to the Cape Town Sixes.

Terms and conditions
– Winners will be selected via random draw.
– Judges decision is final.
– Prize cannot be exchanged for cash.
– Winner will be disqualified if they are unable to provide us with all requested information, including an ID number.
-There is a limit of one entry per person.
– The competition is open to South African residents only.