workout foods

The best pre- and post-workout foods

You work out like a gladiator. But are you eating the right workout foods? We’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of the best foods to eat before and after your workout. Four super pre-workout foods Before your workout, you want foods that’ll give your muscles fuel but won’t slow you down. Don’t over eat on […]

Salmon contains healthy fats

Five fats that are excellent for fitness performance

If you’re trying to lose weight and boost your fitness performance, don’t make the mistake of avoiding fats altogether. Yes you should cut down on saturated fats but healthy ones are proven to enhance your performance (and could help you lose weight too). These compounds – which include monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (omega 3 and 6 […]

What are simple and complex carbohydrates

The most important difference between simple and complex carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are not made equal. They come in two forms: simple and complex. And essentially, the difference between the two lies in the way each is digested and absorbed by your body. Understanding the difference between the two means you’re able to make better choices about your nutrition. Let’s take a closer look. Simple carbohydrates […]

Juicing tips from the pros

Follow these six juice tips from the pros

Speak to any master nutritionist and you’ll be told that until you’re getting at least five servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit daily, you’re not going to achieve the kind of optimal health you deserve.  One simple solution is to juice your fruit and veg, so you get all those nutrients and vitamins […]

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: […]

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 […]

Why walking is better than running

Five reasons why walking is better than running

Aerobic cardiovascular exercise, like running, is a winner for a lot reasons: It’s an excellent way to lose weight and boost your energy levels. It beats down diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. It controls your blood pressure and tackles stress. And done right, it leaves you feeling exhilarated and content! The thing is, […]

worst fitness trends out

4 of the Worst trends ever to hit the fitness and nutrition industry

It’s no secret that there are some fitness atrocities that have reared their heads over the last 30 years, which would make any self-respecting personal trainer cringe . These movements gathered masses of followers in the hope of attaining beautiful bodies, better health or just to be in with what’s ‘trendy’. Why do we still […]

What you didn't know about sushi

Why sushi isn’t good for you

Sushi’s healthy, right? It’s good for your nutrition? Wrong! Yes, the fresh fish used is good for you: the tuna and salmon usually used are packed with omegas. However, as a general rule, sushi isn’t a good choice if you’re trying to follow a healthy diet – one that’s focused on low-GI carbohydrates, healthy lean […]

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