The traits of top personal trainers

5 traits of the world’s top personal trainers

What is it that makes personal trainers stand out? What makes one personal trainer better at his job? There are, in fact, five qualities that the world’s best personal trainers have in common. Take a look. 1. They’re properly qualified (and never stop learning) Great personal trainers are experts in their fields and have the qualifications to […]

Life coaching and body language

Why body language and life coaching go hand in hand

A person’s body language is a direct reflection of how they’re feeling on the inside. For example, if a person is feeling uncomfortable in a situation, he or she might hunch their shoulders or avoid making eye contact with the person that they’re speaking with. As a specialist in life coaching, you need to pick […]

Exercise for the elderly

Best exercises for the elderly

Staying active is good for you and it helps you to feel and look great throughout your life. Living an active lifestyle is especially important for the elderly because it can improve their health and help prevent heart disease, diabetes, certain forms of cancer and it can reduce the effects of arthritis. Staying active improves strength, […]

What a Pilates instructor does

Pilates vs Yoga: Similarities and differences

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s while Yoga has been around for hundreds of thousands of years. These two exercise forms, for example, focus on developing strength and flexibility something which fitness professionals love them for. Here are some other benefits of these two types of exercises. Both seek to strengthen the connection […]

Benefits of resistance bands

Benefits of adding resistance bands to your workout

There are a number of number of powerful workouts that you can do with resistance bands say fitness professionals at Women’s Health South Africa. These include the seated row, push-up with resistance as well as the frog push. Watch the video below to see how to do a lateral raise with a resistance band. Our […]

Nutrition principles for life

The 8 nutrition rules to live by

For any head sports coach at a top level, one of the most key components to holistic player development is to provide nutrition education to the players/athletes. Years of research and study have proved that proper nutrition will lead to better performance. Many top-level sports teams will employ the skills of a qualified nutritionist with […]

How an exercise ball is used at the office

Should you swop out your office chair for an exercise ball?

If you are looking to perform some core exercises while at work, you could replace your regular office chair with an exercise ball. This has become quite the trend but how effective is it actually? Sitting on a chair requires pretty much no muscle activity and it can actually hurt for a number of reasons: […]

The difference between a personal trainer and gym instructor

The difference between a personal trainer and gym instructor

If you thought that there isn’t a difference between a personal trainer and a gym instructor, you couldn’t be more wrong. Personal trainers and gym instructors can actually work hand in hand with each other but it is possible to have one without the other. What does a gym instructor do? A gym instructor will be hired by a […]

Lovely lemon water

Six amazing reasons to ditch the morning cup of coffee – and drink warm lemon instead

The bad news: You’ve got to ditch that morning cup of coffee. The good news is, the drink you’re about to replace it with promises to make you healthier and happier, fast. What is this elixir we’re talking about?Warm lemon water. Expert fitness professionals recommend you start your day with this brew, every day. Here’s why. 1. It […]

Develop a mind-body connection

What is the “mind-body connection” and how can it help you?

More and more scientists and doctors are talking about the power of the mind-body connection. It’s not a new idea: Hundreds of years ago, medicine men were treating the minds and bodies of their patients. But as Western medicine evolved, it somehow zoomed in on the body and forgot all about the mind. What is […]

Pregnancy workout

Three powerful reasons to work out during your pregnancy

In the old days, pregnancy was thought of much the same way as a disease. So pregnant women were given the same sort of advice we’d give someone who was ill: Take it easy. Rest. Don’t exert yourself. Luckily, we know netter today. We know that regular exercise actually benefits a pregnant mother tremendously. And […]

This is a picture of a group fitness instructor taking a class

The six traits of a formidable group fitness instructor

 Not all personal trainers make great group fitness instructors. That’s because it takes a special kind of fitness instructor to lead a group of people through a workout. Take a look at the six traits of exceptional group fitness instructors 1. They’re self-motivated and are also master motivators The best group fitness instructors are passionate […]

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