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 […]

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 […]

What is periodisation

Understand what periodisation is

To get the best results for your clients from the training that you do with them, it’s vital that you plan it correctly. Experts recommend creating short-term as well as a long-term plan, in other words one for every week as well as one for your goals for that year. One of the best methods […]

How to motivate your clients

How to motivate newbies to stick to a workout routine

As a personal trainer, your duties can vary: from a nutritional advisor and therapist to a trainer, coach and motivator. One of the main reasons some people pay for personal training is because they cannot motivate themselves. They need someone not only to push them to their limits with every session and guide them through […]

The best exercises to work your medial deltoids

3 of the best exercises to work your medial deltoids

The deltoid muscle gives your shoulder its rounded shape. It is made up of the anterior deltoids (front) , medial deltoids (middle) and posterior deltoids (back). There are a number of exercises that are geared towards working your medial deltoids. Let’s have a look. Seated Shoulder Press with Dumbbells Start seated on a low straight-back […]

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 […]

Why it is difficult to tone your calves

Why it’s difficult to tone your calves – part 3

In the last instalment of the series of articles on how to tone your calves – written by #TrifocusBrandAmbassador Ashleigh Frost – we’ll learn the best exercises you can do to train this part of your body. _________________________________________________________________________ As with any joint, if you are going to do a “pull” exercise you need to counteract that with a “push” […]

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Differences between aerobic and anaerobic workouts

When considering which exercise would be most beneficial, we often tend to think about aerobic exercises merely because we tend to find those types of workouts more often in a commercial gym. At first you need to understand the difference between ‘aerobic’ and ‘anaerobic’ exercises. To define these terms in the simplest way, it comes […]

How to perfect the squat

8 Tips for the perfect squat

Squats can be one of the best exercises to improve your strength and to tone as it is a functional exercise. However, with that said you, will need to do the squat correctly in order to achieve the maximum benefit. What most people do not realize is that they are already squatting every day; when you use […]

What exercises are best to build youir biceps

Which biceps exercises are best for building mass?

So many people are obsessed with arm training (especially some men) and building great biceps. This comes with  a big chest and arms.  If people notice your good-looking arms, they will know you are on top of your training game.   When you aim for maximum size, the importance of lifting should be emphasised.  A good idea […]

At what age should young men start lifting weights?

At what age should men start lifting weights?

The question that often comes to mind is at what age men should start lifting weights. The biggest concern is that young men’s bodies are still developing and their epiphysis – also known as growth plates – are not closed yet. Of concern is that repetitive injury to the growth plates may hinder growth. So what is the answer? […]

6 exercises to do for a total body workout

6 of the best exercises to do

Having one of those weeks where you’ve barely made it to gym? Do you find yourself missing leg day too often because life’s commitments are weighing you down? Maybe you just don’t know where to start… Well here’s your answer! Below are six important exercises, which will give you the perfect way to workout your entire body […]

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