the benefits of creatine

Is Creatine Necessary?

Creatine is an amino acid that is naturally produced in the kidneys and liver. It is also found in meat and fish. This amino acid has been in the limelight since the 1990s as a nutrition supplement that does the following: Enhances athletic performance, and Increases physical power and strength. Therefore, it is responsible for building more […]

Difference between the food plate and food pyramid

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 […]

Why you should be taking protein powders

The Truth About Protein Powders

You will have heard a lot about protein powders. There has been a lot written in nutrition and fitness courses about – for example – the benefits, possible side effects, how these can assist you in reaching your goals. A lot of scientific research has also been done to determine if protein powders are good or bad […]

#TeamTrifocus Brand Ambassador: Tanya de Lange

Proud #TeamTrifocus brand ambassador – Tanya de Lange – is a business woman, entrepreneur and fitness professional. We catch up with her in her very busy schedule to find out how the Trifocus Fitness Academy Personal Training Certification and Personal Training Diplomas have helped her in her career. She also gives fitness professional newbies – who are looking […]

Learn about the history of personal training

What is the History of Personal Training?

The history of personal training illustrates some fascinating themes. For example, one of these is the close relationship between personal training and soldiers getting themselves ready for battles and war. These threads are still valid for us living in the 21st century. Take a look. The History of Personal Training Fitness training – and not personal training – dates […]

The benefits of strength training for women

How Can Strength Training Help Women Physiologically?

Strength training offers many physical, physiological, mental and emotional benefits. This is applicable to both men and women. The great thing is that people are starting to realise this. More and more people are adding regular strength training to their health and fitness regimes for many reasons. These are, for example, to get strong, stay fit, lose weight, […]

What type of fitness career is good for you?

What Fitness Career Path Is Right For You

  If you are passionate about health and fitness, and want a fitness career, there are many different career paths that you can consider before embarking on your journey as a fitness professional. There are many different factors to consider before making your decision. This is because not every fitness profession will suit your personality and character. […]

Fitness Trends for 2017

Top Fitness Trends for 2017

If you are considering joining the gym or starting a workout plan, transformation or weight loss journey – or you just want to join the world of health and fitness – you might want to know what the biggest fitness trends of 2017 are. Here is a comprehensive list . No. 1 of the Top Fitness Trends […]

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 […]

The different muscle fibres

What is The Difference Between Slow Twitch and Fast Twitch Muscle Fibres?

Why is it that some people are best at running marathons or cycling for hours but can hardly perform a box jump? Ever wondered why others can jump very far or high, or sprint exceptionally fast, but cannot run very far? Well, the difference lies in the make-up of their skeletal muscle, specifically their muscle fibres. […]

Why crossfit is tough but oh so worth it!

The Right Way to do Crossfit Training

Crossfit is one of the most popular sports and fitness activities. It is also one of the toughest workout sessions you will ever do in your life! Crossfit has boomed over the last few years, quickly becoming one of the most sought-after ways to stay fit, active and strong. Talk to a few crossfit athletes and […]

How the rectus abdominis works

How The Rectus Abdominis Works

Having beautifully defined abdominal muscles, or a ‘six-pack’, is an achievement for many fitness enthusiasts, athletes and competitors. Calling the abdominal muscles a six-pack is inaccura. This is because there can be eight or even 10 segments depending on anatomy and build. (The most important of these muscles is the rectus abdominis.) Visible abdominal muscles is a […]

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