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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Top 3 Benefits of Foam Rolling and Mistakes to Avoid

“Have you ever had those days where you feel like your knee is feeling a little sore, but you don’t remember hurting it while you were training?” asks Kayla Itsines? “Sometimes things like training and bad posture can cause your muscles and their surrounding fibres to become thicker and tighter, which cause tension and sometimes pain […]

The mind, body and spirit benefits of exercise

Mind, Body and Spirit. Approaching Fitness Holistically

With constant advancements in health and fitness personal trainers are recognising the benefits of taking a mind, body and spirit approach . Helping the human body reach its potential requires attention to the physical body, a well-rounded mental state and a tranquil spirit. If you have been looking to help your clients get the most out […]

How to do cardiovascular exercise safely

How to Increase Cardiovascular Safety

Cardiovascular exercise, also known as aerobic exercise, can be beneficial to your fitness regime. Examples of cardiovascular exercise are running, cycling and exercise that keeps your heart rate at a steady pace for a long period of time. For athletes, cardio can help with up and getting lean. In general, cardio exercises help with fat loss and increasing your […]

Steps to becoming a personal trainer

3 simple steps to becoming a top personal trainer

There are loads of jobs in the fitness industry. Gym instructor, fitness trainer, Yoga teacher, swimming coach, Pilates instructor… The list in endless! However, the ultimate job in the fitness industry is – without a doubt – being a personal trainer. Why do we say this? Read on to find out… What is a personal trainer? […]

Make a difference to your personal training clients

How to make a lasting impact on your personal training clients’ lives

People come to personal trainers for a number of reasons all to do with getting their body healthier. But what happens when they’ve achieved their goals and want to move onto the next goal? What happens to your personal training clients then? Do you lose the client or do you do something else with them? […]

The Pelvic Lift

The Pelvic Lift | Basic Pilates Mat Exercise | Trifocus Fitness Academy

When you start off a Pilates routine, there are certain fundamental exercises that you need to start off with doing before you get into the more complex work as these prep your body for what it needs to do. The Pelvic Lift – which is one such exercise – is performed on the mat and […]

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 […]

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 […]

The structure of the human heart

How is the heart structured?

Next to the brain, the heart is the most important organ of the body as it is responsible for pumping blood – which supplies oxygen and nutrients to the body’s tissues – through the body. The vessels that are responsible for transporting the blood are called veins and arteries. If these transporters get damaged, very […]

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