People trying get fit are more likely to be successful if they do it with a friend or join a team, studies have shown.

Even joining a Facebook group can be enough to boost your motivation. 

Besides the encouragement, the road to fitness is just more fun with a friend or two and the bond of reaching goals together can lead to lifelong friendships.

And to ease the aches and pains of your journey to fitness, enter IOL's #MyHeart competition and stand a chance of winning Mio Skincare's  Workout Wonder and Liquid Yoga.

Mio Skincare's  Workout Wonder instantly cools and revitalises your muscles, increases circulation, ease aches and inflammation and helps speed up recovery. The  is  muscle motivating workout gel is  ideal pre- and post-workout or anytime to ease tense muscles from daily life. 

Mio Skincare's Liquid Yoga is  your personal masseuse in a bottle, a  perfect milky-moisturising blend of essential oils, mineral salts and therapeutic herbs. 

Buy  Mio Skincare's  Workout Wonder here :  https://shop.poisebrands.co.za/products/workout-wonder

Buy Mio Skincare's Liquid Yoga here: https://shop.poisebrands.co.za/products/liquid-yoga

How to enter our #MyHeart competition:

Tell us who you love and why: whether it's the love of your life, your BFF, your cat, your mom, your boss or your second-removed cousin on your grandmother's side, we want to know why you appreciate them so much. If you are our pick for the best story of the day, you will win one of our amazing prizes, which includes a 3 months supply of Duo Calm, and be entered into our grand prize draw sponsored by Protea Hotels by Marriott. 

Whether it's an urban escape, going off the beaten track or a romantic seaside soiree you’re after, Protea Hotels by Marriott has just what you're looking for. Visit  protea.marriott.com/valentines-day for some unbelievable couple's experiences and imagine the possibilities this Valentine’s month.  

So send an email to [email protected] telling us your #MyHeart story.

You can also DM us on Facebook or Twitter, or tag us on Instagram.

Or download our app on Android or IOS and use our MOJO feature to send us your entry.

TIP: The more words the better, and if you have pics and videos, you can send that too. 

The competition runs from February 1 to 28.

Winners will be notified by March 1.

Winners will be notified by email or phone, so please send us your contact details with your entry.

Competition Rules:

Selected story entries, pictures and videos will be published on iol.co.za and our social media pages. The winners' names will be published on our website and social media pages.

Your privacy is important to us. When you enter a competition with us, we ask for your name, email address and mobile number. We use email addresses to notify winners to let them know they have won a prize. We use the mobile numbers provided in order to contact the winner and for prize delivery.

The competition is only open to people residing in South Africa.

Employees of Independent Media, the sponsors & their agents, or any company associated with the competition & their immediate families are not eligible to enter. • Prizes are not redeemable for cash. •  The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. •  Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged. • The entrant accepts that entry to the competition does not constitute a contract or any form of legal commitment between the entrant and IOL.