Why You Should Worry About Protein

Protein – which is made up of amino acids – is the essential building block of muscles. When you exercise, your muscles tear microscopically. As they repair themselves, you visibly see your muscles developing. This nutrient helps this process, which is why so many people who are interested in changing the way their body looks […]

The benefits of bananas

The Benefits of Bananas

 Besides being a delicious and filling snack, bananas have loads of benefits for people who train regularly. Read on to find out more about how bananas can benefit your clients’ training regime. Bananas are Packed with Potassium Potassium is well-known for its ability to get rid of cramps as well as speed up your recovery. […]

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. […]

Swimming is a great exercise

What is The Big Deal About Swimming?

As you know by now, there are many different ways to stay fit, active and healthy. Different strokes for different folks, as they would say! If you want to ensure that you’ve found the right kind of training you enjoy, are good at and that gets you the results you want, you have to try everything. One […]

Benefits of magnesium

Why Magnesium is a Must

Magnesium is an essential ion in the body as it regulates over 300 biochemical reactions including synthesising protein, regulating how muscles and nerves function, controlling blood glucose and regulating blood pressure. But what if you have a magnesium deficiency? How can you supplement your diet with magnesium? What are the Symptoms of a Magnesium Deficiency? […]

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 […]

Value of Vitamin C

The Value of Vitamin C

For years, people have known the benefit of Vitamin C with its ability to fight off colds and flu. What you may not have realised is that this vitamin plays a vital role in exercise. Here’s why. Vitamin C is responsible for the growth of tissue It is essential in the production of collagen, which makes up […]

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 […]

How an exercise ball is used at the office

Should you swop out your office chair for an exercise ball?

If you are looking to perform some core exercises while at work, you could replace your regular office chair with an exercise ball. This has become quite the trend but how effective is it actually? Sitting on a chair requires pretty much no muscle activity and it can actually hurt for a number of reasons: […]

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 […]

Avoid suffering from exercise burnout

Five signs you’re suffering from exercise burnout

Committing to an exercise routine  – and sticking to it – feels great! You feel energised, you’re lean and fit, your self-esteem is flying high… And before you know it, you’re just a little bit addicted to your workouts. That can’t be bad, can it?The quick answer is: Yes, it is bad. The routine that’s […]

Food to help you get a good night’s rest

Tips to eating your way to a good night’s rest

It’s been said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Well, we think this phrase should be adapted slightly. A good night’s rest is an often overlooked, underrated activity that directly affects your mental and physical health. Our energy levels, focus, productivity, creativity, to name a few, are all directly linked to and […]

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