The secret to strengthening your weak body part

Why You Should Train Your Weakest Body Part First

If you have a certain fitness goal – whether it is to get fitter, lose weight, build muscle or get your physique to the next level – there are many, many different factors, methods, procedures and elements to consider that target each body part in turn. Regardless of what your goal is, your diet and your training […]

What do wellness coaches do

What Do Wellness Coaches Do?

If we turned around to you and asked you if you would rather be a personal trainer, nutritionist or wellness coach, chances are very good that many of you would turn around and reply: “That’s a silly question – they are all the same!” Nothing could be further from the truth. Take a look. What […]

Sources of protein decoded

Why You Should Worry About Protein

  Protein – which is made up of amino acids – is the essential building block of muscles. When you exercise, your muscles tear microscopically. As they repair themselves, you visibly see your muscles developing. This nutrient helps this process, which is why so many people who are interested in changing the way their body […]

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 […]

What motivational factors do you need to take into account as a personal trainer

What Motivational Factors You Should Take into Consideration When Training a Client

There are a few vitally important elements that make up a successful client-trainer relationship: your knowledge as a personal trainer; your client’s willingness to change, work hard, take action and trust you to help them get to their goal; the training environment; your attitude and your motivational skills. One of the most important of these […]

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 […]

Benefits of the smith machine

The Magic of the Smith Machine

The smith machine is one of those machines in the gym that many people dare not approach or use because they feel they will be criticised for using an ‘unsafe’ machine. It is a machine that everyone talks about but no-one really uses – or uses properly for that matter. Sure, it can be dangerous if […]

Bicep Strength

How to Increase Your Bicep Strength with Different Grips of the Bicep Curl

Your gym sessions can become quite boring and monotonous. This is especially if you constantly do the same routines and exercises. There are only so many kinds of exercises you can do per muscle group, right? Slight adjustments – like the way you grip the bar – are all ways to completely change a common exercise. By […]

Why exercise will keep you young

How Exercise Keeps You Young

That daily walk, jog or gym session is not just a chance to work out. There are so many more benefits to daily exercise than just physical fitness. Regular exercise has been proven to have a significant effect on a person’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. Of course, you can’t change your chronological age, but exercise […]

The role of a fitness instructor

Becoming a Fitness Instructor

The role of a fitness instructor can be very rewarding. Once you are trained and qualified, you will be able to work in a variety of settings. For example, you could work with individuals on a one-on-one level. Alternatively you could get a job working in one of the many fitness centres in South Africa. […]

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 […]

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