Work out from home: A guide to fitness applications, blogs, vlogs and social media


Time management and long-term commitment to time management is something many students struggle with, particularly if it is not related academics. Students sacrifice many things in their lives for the pursuit of education, with an active lifestyle being one of them.

However, technology has enabled people to work-out from the comfort of their homes with the use of the internet. Gone are the days of missing the gym, exercise routines and money on membership subscriptions that are not utilized. Now people can get fit and healthy in the comfort of their homes at any time of the day, depending on their needs, and at no cost.


Five minutes with TuksNetball’s Tshina Mdau


Tshina Mdau was one of Tuks Netball’s 2017 team star players. Perdeby had the opportunity to get some insight from Mdau on last season’s success, as well as her take on the role that is played by sport in a student’s life.


The team in general has had a wonderful and successful season. What do you think are some of the factors that have contributed to the team’s success?

We just didn’t dwell on the past, and we were not willing to let the past define us. So, we were [fortified] mentally. We had a few new girls [on] who brought different dynamics [to] the team. Furthermore, we all had the same goal as a team, and there was no time for personal ideals. We were all very team-oriented.


Get fit with Patience Masara


Perdeby had the pleasure of speaking to Patience Masara, a third year Social Work student, about her fitness journey and how it has motivated other people.


Why did you decide to become a fitness trainer?

I made the decision to start training because I would always get people who would ask a lot about how I train, what I eat, and how I remain consistent. That’s when I realized that I could actually help people [on] their fitness journeys.


TuksArchery: A springboard for local archers


TuksArchery has shown exponential growth. In 2017 alone, the club has hosted events ranging from the TuksArchery Provincial Championships, the June Autumn Championships, the TuksArchery Winter Challenge and the North Gauteng Provincial Indoor Championships.

Athletic success may most accurately be depicted by pointing towards the qualification of Tuks athletes for the July World Cup event in Germany, the Senior World Championships in Mexico, and the Junior World Championships in Argentina.

Five Tuks Archers represented Team SA in the compound archery divisions at the World Cup in Berlin and another five competed in the Rosario 2017 World Archery Youth Championships held in Argentina. Six players from the club were chosen to represent South Africa at the IFAA World Indoor Archery Championships held in Romania from March to April.


TuksSport host 2017 Colours and Awards


TuksSport held its official Colours and Awards ceremony at the Rembrandt Hall on LC de Villiers Sports Campus on 18 October. The event celebrated TuksSport’s unprecedented sporting success this year and honoured 368 athletes and their achievements.

Rower Kirsten McCann and 100m sprinter Akani Simbine won the main awards of the night as they were named Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year respectively.

Olympian rower McCann started off her spectacular year by winning gold at the SA Senior Champions in the Women’s Heavyweight Scull in April. She continued her winning streak by claiming gold at the World Rowing Cup III in Switzerland. McCann’s biggest success came in September when she won gold at the World Rowing Championships where she made history by becoming the first South African and African female rower to win an individual world title.


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