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. This is among other massive plus points. 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 truth about DOMS

The truth about DOMS

DOMS – which stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – is the stiffness you feel a number of hours or days after you’ve trained. You’ll fee this if you’ve introduced a new element into your workout routine. Commonly mistaken as lactic acid build-up, DOMS can affect anyone who performs some sort of exercise, no matter how […]

#TeamTrifocus Brand Ambassador Angie Roos

#TeamTrifocus Brand Ambassador: Angie Roos

Angie Roos is a personal trainer, golf-lover, competitive athlete and #TeamTrifocus Brand Ambassador. We catch up with Angie to find out what  motivates her, how she stays in shape, how Trifocus Fitness Academy helps her in her competitive career and what advice she has for others looking to enter the fitness industry. Angie’s Basic Stats Age: […]

How to avoid 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 […]

Some of the best cardio workouts

Bored With The Treadmill? 6 Awesome Workouts On Other Cardio Machines

Treadmills are great. This is because they provide wonderful potential for workouts. However, working out on the treadmill can become rather repetitive and boring after awhile. Switching up your workout routine can help you stick to a fit lifestyle in the long term. It can also prevent boredom and loss of motivation to reach your fitness goals. In this article, we’ll show […]

How to get the best running results

9 Tips For Better Running Results

When it comes to long-distance running – whether you are running for yourself, or professionally – not everyone is naturally a great runner. Being a great runner has a lot to do with genetics, the make-up of your muscle fibres (slow versus fast twitch), and of course personal training and nutrition. Some of these key […]

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 […]

What is osteoporosis

What Is Osteoporosis And How Can You Prevent This?

Osteoporosis is a debilitating disease that affects the health of your bones. Often mistakenly thought of as an illness that only affects older individuals, for example post-menopausal women, it has been known to strike people as young as 25 . What makes it that much more frightening is that most don’t know that they’re suffering from […]

Sources of protein decoded

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 […]

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 […]

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