The best mind/body exercises

Our pick: Top five forms of mind/body exercise

We sit in traffic for hours every day. We do this to get to and from jobs where we juggle all sorts of stressful and demanding tasks. When we do get home, we’ve got to walk the dogs, cook supper and feed the kids. There’s very little room in all of that for meditation, inner peace […]

A sports coach v a personal trainer

Key Differences Between A Sports Coach And A Personal Trainer

There are hundreds of different professions in the sporting field. Sports coach, sports manager, sports conditioning specialist – the list is endless! (Follow this link to learn more about Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Sports Management Courses.) Although sports coaches help their teams get fit, this type of coach is not a personal trainer. Every one of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Exercises for the weekend warrior

Six essential exercises for the weekend warrior

Are you a weekend warrior? If you truly don’t have time to get to the gym at all during the week, but are happy to commit to intense exercise on both days of the weekend, then you are a weekend warrior. The question now is, which exercises should you prioritise to get the best results? […]

The benefits of suspension training

5 ways suspension training can improve your overall endurance

Suspension training isn’t just a passing fad. It’s proven to develop strength, stability and flexibility, all through the use of functional movements and compound exercises. Suspension training can also improve your endurance. Here’s how. 1. It works you core Suspension workouts activate your core. So even if you’re performing an exercise designed to target the […]

This is a picture of a woman doing aerial yoga

Arial Yoga; Fad or fantastic?

Aerial Yoga – or also known as anti-gravity yoga – is a workout that was invented by a former gymnast and Broadway choreographer, Christopher Harrison. This anti-gravity Yoga gives you a total-body workout something between the feeling of being in a circus but still doing Yoga. It is so much fun! What to expect when you trying […]

How to make carb-less baked goods

How to make carb-less baked goods

Over the years, there have been many attempts to cut carbohydrates out of our diets – one way or the other – and to replace these nutrients with proteins: it started with Atkins and has been followed up with, more recently, by Tim Noakes and the banting diet.  In nutrition and fitness circles, there has […]

Get the best out of your workout - go skipping!

7 Benefits of skipping

Skipping is a simple but yet complex exercise that improves your cardiovascular fitness in as little as few minutes. “Jumping rope is a great calorie-burner. You’d have to run an eight-minute mile to work off more calories than you’d burn jumping rope,” says  Leanna Skarnulis.  Here are seven benefits to including this exercise in your regular workout […]

How fit are you actually

How cardiovascularly fit are you?

If you’re cardiovascularly fit, your heart will pump blood around your body much faster than if your cardiovascular fitness levels were lower. If you’re wanting to lose weight, cardiovascular exercise is the best way to do this as it’s been proven that this type of exercise is very effective in burning the maximum amount of […]

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