Steps to becoming a personal trainer

3 simple steps to becoming a top personal trainer

There are loads of jobs in the fitness industry. Gym instructor, fitness trainer, Yoga teacher, swimming coach, Pilates instructor… The list in endless! However, the ultimate job in the fitness industry is – without a doubt – being a personal trainer. Why do we say this? Read on to find out… What is a personal trainer? […]

The Pelvic Lift

The Pelvic Lift | Basic Pilates Mat Exercise | Trifocus Fitness Academy

When you start off a Pilates routine, there are certain fundamental exercises that you need to start off with doing before you get into the more complex work as these prep your body for what it needs to do. The Pelvic Lift – which is one such exercise – is performed on the mat and […]

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 […]

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” […]

This picture depicts the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise

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 […]

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