Benefits of exercising regularly

8 Reasons to get Exercising

Exercising on a regular basis has many benefits for you, the most obvious of which is keeping your weight in check. We’ve put together eight of the benefits which, we feel, you will benefit from the most when you start exercising regularly. 1. Exercising Regularly Reduces your Risk of Illness Experts at the Mayo Clinic say […]

Why Exercise Science is an Art

How to Up your Game with Exercise Science

Science is very specific. If you put two compounds together, you’ll get a certain reaction. However, if you change anything – be it ever so slightly – the result you’ll get will be totally different. This is sort-of true with exercise science. Yes, certain exercises will produce certain results but this may not be true […]

What is tops: food pyramid or food plate?

Food pyramid vs food plate: Which one should you follow?

The ‘traditional’ food pyramid, which was developed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) some 20-odd years ago, presented the food groups as a hierarchy and recommended that foods such as bread, pasta and rice make up the bulk of your diet. Unfortunately, these guidelines didn’t give any definite pointers about healthy eating. In the […]

What exercise science knowledge you need

What Fundamental Knowledge do you need to Understand Exercise Science?

The way the human body moves is a science. Unless the anatomy and physiology of a human being work perfectly, side by side, the way it’s supposed to, the human body won’t move and function the way it was intended to. This is why exercise science is the foundation that every great personal trainer relies […]

Value of Vitamin C

The Value of Vitamin C

For years, people have known the benefit of Vitamin C with its ability to fight off colds and flu. What you may not have realised is that this vitamin plays a vital role in exercise. Here’s why. Vitamin C is responsible for the growth of tissue It is essential in the production of collagen, which makes up […]

A personal trainer developing his client's mental fitness

How to develop your clients’ mental fitness

As a personal trainer, your clients will come to you with a variety of goals that they want to achieve, such as bulking up, losing weight or getting a perfectly sculpted set of washboard abs. However, getting there is not easy – nothing worth having is ever easy! This means that in order to achieve […]

Life coaching and body language

Why body language and life coaching go hand in hand

A person’s body language is a direct reflection of how they’re feeling on the inside. For example, if a person is feeling uncomfortable in a situation, he or she might hunch their shoulders or avoid making eye contact with the person that they’re speaking with. As a specialist in life coaching, you need to pick […]

Exercise for the elderly

Best exercises for the elderly

Staying active is good for you and it helps you to feel and look great throughout your life. Living an active lifestyle is especially important for the elderly because it can improve their health and help prevent heart disease, diabetes, certain forms of cancer and it can reduce the effects of arthritis. Staying active improves strength, […]

What a Pilates instructor does

Pilates vs Yoga: Similarities and differences

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s while Yoga has been around for hundreds of thousands of years. These two exercise forms, for example, focus on developing strength and flexibility something which fitness professionals love them for. Here are some other benefits of these two types of exercises. Both seek to strengthen the connection […]

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 […]

How an exercise ball is used at the office

Should you swop out your office chair for an exercise ball?

If you are looking to perform some core exercises while at work, you could replace your regular office chair with an exercise ball. This has become quite the trend but how effective is it actually? Sitting on a chair requires pretty much no muscle activity and it can actually hurt for a number of reasons: […]

The difference between a personal trainer and gym instructor

The difference between a personal trainer and gym instructor

If you thought that there isn’t a difference between a personal trainer and a gym instructor, you couldn’t be more wrong. Personal trainers and gym instructors can actually work hand in hand with each other but it is possible to have one without the other. What does a gym instructor do? A gym instructor will be hired by a […]

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