Benefits of the smith machine

The Magic of the Smith Machine

The smith machine is one of those machines in the gym that many people dare not approach or use because they feel they will be criticised for using an ‘unsafe’ machine. It is a machine that everyone talks about but no-one really uses – or uses properly for that matter. Sure, it can be dangerous if […]

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 […]

Obliques roll-back

Obliques Roll-Back | Pilates Mat Exercise | Abdominal Exercises

What a way to work the waist! The obliques roll-back primarily targets the obliques however it also adds great mobility to the back, isolating one side of the body at a time and relying heavily on pelvic stabilisation. Your spine and scapulae are a focal point. You need to remain extremely stable during rotation as the […]

Bsic kettlebell movement: kettlebell swing

The foundational kettlebell movement: the swing

The swing is the movement that all kettlebell training is based on.  There’s a reason for this – says master kettlebell coach, Andrew Read. The swing – says Read – puts very little stress on one’s lower back so  making it a great exercise for people (who have lower back problems) to do. He also says that […]

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 […]

killer leg workout

The best exercises for a killer quick leg workout

If you are looking for the perfect physique then you should never neglect leg development.  The common mistake people make – against the advice of many a personal trainer – is to skip leg day. This will lead your legs to be behind the rest of your upper body in overall development. In this article, […]

How to tone your glutes

6 Exercises that’ll sculpt your glutes beautifully

Have you ever stopped to appreciate your glutes? Maybe you should because they do a lot more for you than you might have thought. Did you know your glutes play a major role in your balance? They are the muscles that move your hips, allowing your legs to move. Every time you lift one foot […]

Exercises for the weekend warrior

Six essential exercises for the weekend warrior

Are you a weekend warrior? If you truly don’t have time to get to the gym at all during the week, but are happy to commit to intense exercise on both days of the weekend, then you are a weekend warrior. The question now is, which exercises should you prioritise to get the best results? […]

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 […]

Incorporate Pilates principles into your weight training

Incorporate Pilates principles into your weight training routine

Pilates principles offer you some pretty impressive benefits: these give you true core strength, balance and control, to name a few. The question is, can you use the wisdoms of Pilates practice to improve your weight training? You can! Here’s how… Six Pilates principles that guide good form There are six principles that underpin the Pilates practice. […]

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