How to become a great personal trainer

6 ways to become a more effective personal trainer

Think about it: What do clients want from their personal trainer? In a nutshell, they want their trainer to be effective. To get results. To help them achieve fitness or weight loss, or the summer body they want to have. You can become a more effective personal trainer. Here’s how. 1. Be super-educated about your […]

What are simple and complex carbohydrates

The most important difference between simple and complex carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are not made equal. They come in two forms: simple and complex. And essentially, the difference between the two lies in the way each is digested and absorbed by your body. Understanding the difference between the two means you’re able to make better choices about your nutrition. Let’s take a closer look. Simple carbohydrates […]

Exercise will keep you younger

Four formidable ways exercise will keep you younger

Many of us exercise in the pursuit of a particular physique to prevent weight gain or to keep fit. And of course because we know that regular exercise is key to good health. And arguably, good health is all about longevity and long-lasting youthfulness, right? Take a look at this – it’ll make you want […]

Juicing tips from the pros

Follow these six juice tips from the pros

Speak to any master nutritionist and you’ll be told that until you’re getting at least five servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit daily, you’re not going to achieve the kind of optimal health you deserve.  One simple solution is to juice your fruit and veg, so you get all those nutrients and vitamins […]

The beauty of natural steroids

How to get your body to produce more steroids naturally

Steroids. Is it really the dirty word you – and the rest of the personal training fraternity – think it is? When we hear about steroids, most of us take it to mean the synthetic chemicals that some bodybuilders and athletes use to bulk up their muscles and enhance their performance. Seeing as these chemicals […]

Supplement with creatine

Nine reasons why you should be supplementing with creatine

For most of us, the supplements lining the shelves of our local gym shop are intimidating. They promise to make us leaner, faster, harder and stronger… And it seems there are dozens upon dozens of supplements available.  All you need to know is that there’s one supplement in there that you SHOULD be taking if […]

Why you should train with a spotter

10 Reasons you should train with a spotter

At first you need to realise a spotter is not the person that lifts up weights for you. If you are not able to lift it by yourself, you most probably need to go lighter. A spotter’s role is only to assist the person training to lift the weight into the correct position to prevent injury […]

How to run perfectly

Tips to motivate you for that 10km run

Do you look at distance runners with envy? Wish you too could run 10km? You can – and don’t need a personal trainer to help you. Read on to find out more. 1. Invest in a good pair of running shoes If you’ve never run before, then you’ve never experienced the pain of runners’ injuries (shin […]

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Five incredible tips to improve your sleep

Insomnia, whether it’s exercise related or not, can literally drive you crazy. Sleep deprivation kills your immunity, making you more susceptible to a range of diseases (including chronic disease like diabetes). Yes, exercise does help you sleep, so it’s a good idea to exercise regularly. But be aware that working out too late, or engaging […]

Benefits of weight training for women

The benefits of weight training for women

Visit any gym and you’ll see the dudes lining up to use the free weights. But only one or two women (and they’re usually there with a personal trainer or a boyfriend!). Women have, historically, avoided weights and weight training, for lots of reasons. There’s the belief that weight training is a masculine pursuit (kind […]

How to become a morning workout person

Magical tips to transform you into a morning workout person

For many of us, who juggle a full-time job, the demands of the modern household, kids and pets, making time to work out means getting out of bed early in the morning. The question is, how to actually make it out from under the duvet? Here are seven tips to make it easier than ever […]

calorie-burning exercises

12 calorie-burning exercises

If it’s your mission to burn away fat, then you should be signing up for calorie-burning exercises. Here’s a roundup of the 12 exercises that yield the highest burn. Incorporate them into your workouts and you’ll soon see the results. 1. Kettlebells There’s a reason why the original Russian kettlebell swingers boasted a very low body […]

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