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 […]

Top 3 Benefits of Foam Rolling and Mistakes to Avoid

“Have you ever had those days where you feel like your knee is feeling a little sore, but you don’t remember hurting it while you were training?” asks Kayla Itsines? “Sometimes things like training and bad posture can cause your muscles and their surrounding fibres to become thicker and tighter, which cause tension and sometimes pain […]

The mind, body and spirit benefits of exercise

Mind, Body and Spirit. Approaching Fitness Holistically

With constant advancements in health and fitness personal trainers are recognising the benefits of taking a mind, body and spirit approach . Helping the human body reach its potential requires attention to the physical body, a well-rounded mental state and a tranquil spirit. If you have been looking to help your clients get the most out […]

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 […]

Breastroke is a Pilates exercise

Pilates Mat Exercise | Breaststroke

Strength and flexibility take front and centre stage as equal partners in the vital endeavour towards correcting the dreaded back slump.  Not only is a spinal slump unsightly, it is also one of many causes responsible for back pain owing to muscle imbalances. Your back and abdominal muscles tend to get neglected unless you target […]

The exercises which are great for the elderly

How to train the elderly

Elderly people are not often able to handle aerobic exercises on a regular basis because they don’t have the stamina they once did. This loss of stamina is caused by a decrease in the efficiency of the respiratory system and also a decrease in their muscle mass. This being said, there are ways to overcome […]

Hamstring stretch

4 of the best stretches for hamstring flexibility

Having flexible hamstrings is incredibly important, not merely from an all-round flexibility point of view but experts say that having tight hamstrings could increase your risk of lower back pain. What do you need to watch out for during your stretching to ensure that you get the most out of your hamstring stretch? Don’t bounce […]

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 […]

This image depicts a woman doing foam rolling

The miracles of foam rolling

A foam roller hardly looks like a “miraculous tool of wellness”. But ask doctors and experts, and they’ll tell you that we should all be doing foam rolling – every day. Here’s why. 1. Foam rolling gives you a deep tissue massage that reduces inflammation and joint stress The kind of massage you get with a foam roller […]

Is Pilates beneficial for men?

Is Pilates beneficial for men too?

Is Pilates beneficial for men? Think about this: it was developed by a man called Joseph Pilates; it has been used as a training vehicle for top athletes, both men and women, for over 50 years; and men have been seen prominently as trainers and publicists of the method throughout its history. Even though men […]

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