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 […]

How to become a great personal trainer

6 ways to become a more effective personal trainer

Think about it: What do clients want from their personal trainer? In a nutshell, they want their trainer to be effective. To get results. To help them achieve fitness or weight loss, or the summer body they want to have. You can become a more effective personal trainer. Here’s how. 1. Be super-educated about your […]

How to run perfectly

Tips to motivate you for that 10km run

Do you look at distance runners with envy? Wish you too could run 10km? You can – and don’t need a personal trainer to help you. Read on to find out more. 1. Invest in a good pair of running shoes If you’ve never run before, then you’ve never experienced the pain of runners’ injuries (shin […]

Magical tips to transform you into a morning workout person

For many of us, who juggle a full-time job, the demands of the modern household, kids and pets, making time to work out means getting out of bed early in the morning. The question is, how to actually make it out from under the duvet? Here are seven tips to make it easier than ever […]

Why you haven't been able to stick to your exercise goals

5 Reasons why you haven’t been able to stick to your exercise goals

We all go to bed on New Year’s Eve (or New Year’s morning…) vowing to lose weight, exercise and get fit – with or without a personal trainer. To exercise regularly, to eat more healthily. To quit smoking or to break up with sugar .  Unfortunately, only a few of us actually follow through with these […]

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: […]

Why hire a personal trainer

Six Reasons to hire a personal trainer

Personal trainers used to be a perk afforded by the rich and famous. But since the benefits of training with a personal trainer are so powerful, hiring one is probably one of the best investments you can make. Besides, hiring a trainer doesn’t have to break the bank: You can team up with one or […]

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Motivation techniques to enhance your clients’ personal training experience

Some personal training clients will hire you because they have no idea how to work out and meet their fitness goals. Others will hire you simply because they need serious motivation to stay committed to their workout programme. So the question is, how can you motivate your personal training clients more powerfully so you really enhance […]

The benefits of suspension training

5 ways suspension training can improve your overall endurance

Suspension training isn’t just a passing fad. It’s proven to develop strength, stability and flexibility, all through the use of functional movements and compound exercises. Suspension training can also improve your endurance. Here’s how. 1. It works you core Suspension workouts activate your core. So even if you’re performing an exercise designed to target the […]

Vegetables that are packed with protein

Six protein-rich vegetables (and grains) to add to your diet today

If you’re serious about your workout programme then you’re probably also serious about the diet that goes with it. You know, the one that tells you to eat a lot of protein to support your muscle recovery and encourage muscle growth. Yet many fitness fans don’t enjoy eating huge steaks or stacks of grilled chicken […]

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#TrifocusBrandAmbassador, Michelle van Zyl, makes the top 32 in the USN Face of Fitness

We are incredibly proud to announce that Michelle van Zyl – one of our #TrifocusBrandAmbassadors – has been chosen as one of the top 32 in this year’s USN Face of Fitness competition. We caught up with her recently to learn more about her fitness journey. The start of her love affair with fitness Michelle’s […]

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 […]

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