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February 2014

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FIT & BUILT

Let’s get South Africans into shape


CONTENTS FEBRUARY 2014

Clever products

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2 ZIVA

New range of small-scale, big-impact products

3 POLAR

The Fitness Friend is always on hand

Events wrap-up

4 CRICKET CLINICS Young cricketers learn new skills

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4 BOLAND TENNIS 400 juniors battle it out

5 CLAASSEN HALF MARATHON

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5000 turn out in Pretoria

5 JUMPERTRAX RUN Trail runners celebrate Heritage Day

Staff moves & Store news 6 Store promotions 6 Store appointments 7 Sea Point opens doors First-ever branch on the Atlantic seaboard

8 Nelspruit’s new look

Fantastic deals showcase revamped store

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8 Port Elizabeth saves pets Pooches thank gift-wrappers

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Portable workouts from

Designed to sculpt the body and strengthen the muscles

Aerobic Resistance Bar

40000 • Ideal for many core and stretching exercises • Double latex tubes and comfortable foam grips

Weighted Jump Rope 2,9 m

Speed Jump Rope 2,9 m

22000

160

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• 100 g weights in each handle • Ball-bearing movement for smooth action • Comfortable foam grip design

• Ball-bearing movement for smooth action • Comfortable foam grip design

Core Roller 45 cm

Pilates Band Set

45000

200

00

• Supports and massages lean tissue • Improves balance, stabilization, flexibility and core strength • High-density EVA foam cover • Closed-cell material prevents absorption of moisture

• Light, medium and heavy resistance bands • Durable TPE material

Light Resistance Band 1,4 m

20000 Medium Resistance Band Heavy Resistance Band Extra Heavy Resistance Band • Excellent for upper and lower body exercises • Comfortable, ergonomic, slip-resistant foam grips INSIDE TRACK | FEB 2014 | 2

240,00 260,00 280,00


24/7 guidance & motivation from a true fitness friend

Loop Activity Tracker for Wrist

129500

• Worn on the wrist to track activity 24/7 and provide guidance and motivation to reach activity goals • Shows daily activity, calories burned, steps taken, time of day and activity feed back on 85-LED display • Also monitors sleep patterns • Automatically syncs to the free Polar Flow app and training community via Bluetooth Smart. (For best results use the updated Flow app version 1.0.1.) • Custom-fit bracelet is waterproof for swimming and has rechargeable battery. (The battery life is 5 days of continuous use.) Optional extra (sold separately): Polar H6 or H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor

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LATEST EVENTS

Flying our flag around the country

Cricket clinics W. Cape, Gauteng & KZ-N

The Cricket School of Excellence hosted a series of three-day clinics in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Ladysmith over the December festive season. These were well received by local communities and a number of eager young cricketers attended, smartly turned out in their clinic T-shirts.

At the end of the final day of each clinic an awards ceremony was held where various awards and Sportsmans Warehouse prizes were handed out. Thanks to Lee Ramdeen and the Pietermaritzburg team for branding the Ladysmith event and to Luzipo of Head Office for making sure branding was ready for the Cape Town clinic.

Sportsmans Warehouse Boland Key Health Tennis Tournament W. Cape

This tournament, held from 19th to 23rd December created a showcase for talented junior tennis players from all over the country. The tournament was played by around 400 young contestants at clubs in the Strand, Somerset West and Stellenbosch. INSIDE TRACK | FEB 2014 | 4

All displayed tremendous skill while battling it out for title honours. Thanks to staff from Sportsmans Warehouse Somerset West who ensured our brand stood out so well at the venues.


LATEST EVENTS • Flying our flag around the country

PwC George Claassen Half Marathon Pretoria

The PwC George Claassen Half Marathon is an annual event that takes place in Menlyn, Pretoria, wending its way through the city’s picturesque Eastern suburbs. As a popular event amongst locals and visitors, the race this year had close to 5000 participants.

Apart from the 21,1 km event, there were a 10 km race and a 5 km fun run. Thanks to Frikkie and the 20 staff members from Atterbury, Centurion, Zambezi, Woodmead and East Rand for manning two water stations en route.

Jumpertrax Heritage Day Run Gauteng

The Jumpertrax 14 km and 6 km trail runs took place on Sunday 19th October, starting and finishing on the Hakahana farm located in Tshwane, 14 km west of Pretoria. This ex horse farm consists of huge paddocks, rivers and pristine bushveld koppies. We were once again delighted to sponsor these races, the first of the 2014 Jumpertrax series.

Staff teams from West Rand Crossing store, together with Frikkie’s matchless organization, ensured that our branding was tops.

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Staff moves & Store news We’re going places and growing our brand

Store promotion JACQUES WHITE BRANCH MANAGER

Jacques has moved from the Eastern Cape to the Western Cape, having been promoted from Assistant Manager in Port Elizabeth to Branch Manager of our West Coast store in Milnerton, Cape Town.

Store appointments SCHANDRE ADAMS ADMIN MANAGER

Tokai store welcomes Schandre to her new position of Admin Manager at this busy branch.

THANDI BUTHELEZI HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Congrats to Thandi on her appointment as HOD (Outdoor) at our Woodmead store.

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NEW SEA POINT BRANCH raises Cape Town’s total to seven

Our first-ever Sportsmans Warehouse on the Atlantic seaboard opened to great excitement on Saturday 14th December, in time for the last ten days of festive season sales. Staff and contractors worked hard to transform the newly built space into an enticing retail experience – as our photographs prove. It certainly paid off and many enthusiastic customers visited the sparkling new store, enjoying the excellent opening deals. Well done to regional manager Craig Pike, branch manager Waylon Schaffer and the dedicated store staff who made this opening such a roaring success. INSIDE TRACK | FEB 2014 | 7


Nelspruit is relaunched with a brand-new look

When all the hard work was over, Nelspruit store opened its doors on Saturday 7th December to reveal its beautiful new look. To celebrate, the branch treated Laeveld sports lovers to a weekend of fantastic deals, making the re-launch a welcome event that drew the customers.

Port Elizabeth wrap stars boost Save-a-Pet drive Gift wrapping certainly paid off for pets in PE this season. Our Moffett Retail Park store raised R11 000 from this handy service and donated the entire sum to the local Save-a-Pet charity. The grateful Save-a-Pet organizers visited the store to receive the money, bringing along two appealing pooches to meet and mingle with staff.

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For your nearest store call 0800 003 051 toll-free

ALSO BUY ONLINE www.sportsmanswarehouse.co.za

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