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 […]

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 […]

How get six-pack abs

Here’s the reason why you can’t seem to get six-pack abs

Walk into any gym, and you’ll likely see someone doing crunches. Because crunches are the only way to get six-pack abs, right? Wrong!  So how do you get amazing abs? Simple: You need to make your body – especially your belly – as lean and strong as possible. Your abdominal muscles sit behind a layer of […]

The truth about exercise and genetics

The truth about your genetics and your weight

So you’ve been working out hard, for months. And you haven’t let one “bad” food past your lips. But you aren’t shedding the weight. Not as fast as you’d hoped. And now you’re watching your dad gardening. And he’s a little pudgy. And it occurs to you, your weight – and the way you just […]

Fitness myths

7 Common fitness myths

There are so many fitness myths that are out there. They start from a single source and spread like a wild fire and then people treats them as fact. Be warned – you need to be sceptical and question these facts as any good personal trainer would! Let’s look at some of them. Myths 1: […]

Dangers of too much exercise

Dangers of too much exercise

If you are a hard core fitness junkie, you will most likely feel that unless you kill every workout, each day – if not twice a day – you are just not doing it right. With the growing popularity of high-intensity exercise, there is an increasing number of people joining in bootcamps, crossfit and other […]

Why hire a personal trainer

Six Reasons to hire a personal trainer

Personal trainers used to be a perk afforded by the rich and famous. But since the benefits of training with a personal trainer are so powerful, hiring one is probably one of the best investments you can make. Besides, hiring a trainer doesn’t have to break the bank: You can team up with one or […]

Vegetables that are packed with protein

Six protein-rich vegetables (and grains) to add to your diet today

If you’re serious about your workout programme then you’re probably also serious about the diet that goes with it. You know, the one that tells you to eat a lot of protein to support your muscle recovery and encourage muscle growth. Yet many fitness fans don’t enjoy eating huge steaks or stacks of grilled chicken […]

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#TrifocusBrandAmbassador, Michelle van Zyl, makes the top 32 in the USN Face of Fitness

We are incredibly proud to announce that Michelle van Zyl – one of our #TrifocusBrandAmbassadors – has been chosen as one of the top 32 in this year’s USN Face of Fitness competition. We caught up with her recently to learn more about her fitness journey. The start of her love affair with fitness Michelle’s […]

Samanth Wonfor

Samantha Wonfor, #TrifocusBrandAmbassador, tells us why she entered the Face of Fitness competition

The final 32 competitors for the USN Face of Fitness competition will be announced tomorrow. Our very own #TrifocusBrandAmbassador, Samantha Wonfor, has entered this competition. We caught up with her before the big reveal. I have always loved sport Samantha Wonfor has always loved competing in different sports and fitness was just a natural progression […]

How to give nutrition information to your peers

How to give nutrition information to your peers

Get a few buddies together round a table, and ask them what foods are good (or bad) for you, and you’ll soon have a rather heated discussion. That’s because everybody has strong opinions about what constitutes the “ideal” diet. Even the experts agree. Says Dr Deborah Gordon: “I’ll start right off with admitting that it’s […]

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