Why should you have a strong core

The core powerhouse explained

If you have read fitness and health related articles, or chatted to fitness influencers and personal trainers, you would have heard the word core quite a bit. Personal trainers especially love to talk about this and the importance of doing exercises that involve, support and strengthen it. But what exactly is it all about? What function […]

Train for endurance

Why you should train for muscular strength and endurance

People exercise for different reasons and to reach different goals. Some people exercise to increase their performance as professional sports athletes, to lose weight, gain weight, gain muscle, increase cardiovascular fitness or to look good. For every goal, there is a different way to exercise – such as endurance or strength training. However, that doesn’t mean […]

Obliques roll-back

Obliques Roll-Back | Pilates Mat Exercise | Abdominal Exercises

What a way to work the waist! The obliques roll-back primarily targets the obliques however it also adds great mobility to the back, isolating one side of the body at a time and relying heavily on pelvic stabilisation. Your spine and scapulae are a focal point. You need to remain extremely stable during rotation as the […]

Breastroke is a Pilates exercise

Pilates Mat Exercise | Breaststroke

Strength and flexibility take front and centre stage as equal partners in the vital endeavour towards correcting the dreaded back slump.  Not only is a spinal slump unsightly, it is also one of many causes responsible for back pain owing to muscle imbalances. Your back and abdominal muscles tend to get neglected unless you target […]

Pilates exercise - the hundred

Pilates Exercise | The Hundred | The Core Counts!

Founder of the Pilates Method, Joseph Pilates, has been hailed as being light years ahead of his time. The brilliance in his exercises is simply remarkable. Joseph designed a series of many highly effective warm-ups but the one we will be dissecting and analysing here is called The Hundred. True to its name, The Hundred requires you […]

This is a picture of a kettlebells class

How to lose weight using kettlebells

People who love training with kettlebells use them because the exercises you do will combine cardio and strength training. This means that you will enjoy a time-saving workout. The amount of calories you can burn by using kettlebells is extremely high, i.e, around 400 calories in 20 minutes. It also strengthens your muscles and helps with back […]

How to tone your glutes

6 Exercises that’ll sculpt your glutes beautifully

Have you ever stopped to appreciate your glutes? Maybe you should because they do a lot more for you than you might have thought. Did you know your glutes play a major role in your balance? They are the muscles that move your hips, allowing your legs to move. Every time you lift one foot […]

The wonders of the incline bench press

Why the incline bench press is the best exercise to shape your chest

The incline bench press is the best exercise to shape your chest because it develops the mass and strength of the: Pectoral muscles (upper and middle region of your chest which will give a square-cut appearance with a vertical drop), and  Anterior (front) deltoids.  The lower chest is naturally more responsive to growth. As you’d […]

How to perfect the squat

8 Tips for the perfect squat

Squats can be one of the best exercises to improve your strength and to tone as it is a functional exercise. However, with that said you, will need to do the squat correctly in order to achieve the maximum benefit. What most people do not realize is that they are already squatting every day; when you use […]

6 exercises to do for a total body workout

6 of the best exercises to do

Having one of those weeks where you’ve barely made it to gym? Do you find yourself missing leg day too often because life’s commitments are weighing you down? Maybe you just don’t know where to start… Well here’s your answer! Below are six important exercises, which will give you the perfect way to workout your entire body […]

Abdominal exercises to avoid if you have a bad back

Avoid these abdominal exercises to eliminate back pain

We know that one way to prevent back pain is to build a strong set of abdominal muscles. After all, these muscles are directly responsible for supporting the spinal column. However, what if your back is already bad – weak, painful, injured and vulnerable to further injury? In this case, you have to avoid the abdominal […]

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