What do wellness coaches do

What Do Wellness Coaches Do?

If we turned around to you and asked you if you would rather be a personal trainer, nutritionist or wellness coach, chances are very good that many of you would turn around and reply: “That’s a silly question – they are all the same!” Nothing could be further from the truth. Take a look. What […]

Sources of protein decoded

Why You Should Worry About Protein

  Protein – which is made up of amino acids – is the essential building block of muscles. When you exercise, your muscles tear microscopically. As they repair themselves, you visibly see your muscles developing. This nutrient helps this process, which is why so many people who are interested in changing the way their body […]

A good knowledge of nutrition is essential for personal trainers

Why It’s Crucial For Personal Trainers to be Clued up on Nutrition

The strong link between nutrition and health has been known for a long time. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, is famed for having said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This is why personal trainers – as custodians of their clients’ health and wellness – need to know what food […]

Social media is a great way to market your fitness business

How You Should Conduct Yourself on Social Media if you Want to Succeed

Personal trainers can be seen as business owners and brands on their own. And being a personal trainer means you need to have a variety of important business skills like time management, admin. skills and marketing skills. One of the most effective ways to market yourself and reach your relevant target audience is through social […]

The benefits of bananas

The Benefits of Bananas

 Besides being a delicious and filling snack, bananas have loads of benefits for people who train regularly. Read on to find out more about how bananas can benefit your clients’ training regime. Bananas are Packed with Potassium Potassium is well-known for its ability to get rid of cramps as well as speed up your recovery. […]

Fitness Trends for 2017

Top Fitness Trends for 2017

If you are considering joining the gym or starting a workout plan, transformation or weight loss journey – or you just want to join the world of health and fitness – you might want to know what the biggest fitness trends of 2017 are. Here is a comprehensive list . No. 1 of the Top Fitness Trends […]

The Benefits of Mind Body Exercise

The Benefits of Mind Body Exercise

If you are exercising just to reach a weight- or fitness goal, then you are missing out on one of the biggest benefits of fitness and exercise as a whole. Although exercise is mainly used for the sole purpose of improving your weight, lifestyle, health and physique, we cannot deny the mental benefits that come […]

What motivational factors do you need to take into account as a personal trainer

What Motivational Factors You Should Take into Consideration When Training a Client

There are a few vitally important elements that make up a successful client-trainer relationship: your knowledge as a personal trainer; your client’s willingness to change, work hard, take action and trust you to help them get to their goal; the training environment; your attitude and your motivational skills. One of the most important of these […]

The different muscle fibres

What is The Difference Between Slow Twitch and Fast Twitch Muscle Fibres?

Why is it that some people are best at running marathons or cycling for hours but can hardly perform a box jump? Ever wondered why others can jump very far or high, or sprint exceptionally fast, but cannot run very far? Well, the difference lies in the make-up of their skeletal muscle, specifically their muscle fibres. […]

Why crossfit is tough but oh so worth it!

The Right Way to do Crossfit Training

Crossfit is one of the most popular sports and fitness activities. It is also one of the toughest workout sessions you will ever do in your life! Crossfit has boomed over the last few years, quickly becoming one of the most sought-after ways to stay fit, active and strong. Talk to a few crossfit athletes and […]

Swimming is a great exercise

What is The Big Deal About Swimming?

As you know by now, there are many different ways to stay fit, active and healthy. Different strokes for different folks, as they would say! If you want to ensure that you’ve found the right kind of training you enjoy, are good at and that gets you the results you want, you have to try everything. One […]

Benefits of the smith machine

The Magic of the Smith Machine

The smith machine is one of those machines in the gym that many people dare not approach or use because they feel they will be criticised for using an ‘unsafe’ machine. It is a machine that everyone talks about but no-one really uses – or uses properly for that matter. Sure, it can be dangerous if […]

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