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 […]

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 […]

Exercise will keep you younger

Four formidable ways exercise will keep you younger

Many of us exercise in the pursuit of a particular physique to prevent weight gain or to keep fit. And of course because we know that regular exercise is key to good health. And arguably, good health is all about longevity and long-lasting youthfulness, right? Take a look at this – it’ll make you want […]

Supplement with creatine

Nine reasons why you should be supplementing with creatine

For most of us, the supplements lining the shelves of our local gym shop are intimidating. They promise to make us leaner, faster, harder and stronger… And it seems there are dozens upon dozens of supplements available.  All you need to know is that there’s one supplement in there that you SHOULD be taking if […]

Why you should train with a spotter

10 Reasons you should train with a spotter

At first you need to realise a spotter is not the person that lifts up weights for you. If you are not able to lift it by yourself, you most probably need to go lighter. A spotter’s role is only to assist the person training to lift the weight into the correct position to prevent injury […]

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 […]

Benefits of weight training for women

The benefits of weight training for women

Visit any gym and you’ll see the dudes lining up to use the free weights. But only one or two women (and they’re usually there with a personal trainer or a boyfriend!). Women have, historically, avoided weights and weight training, for lots of reasons. There’s the belief that weight training is a masculine pursuit (kind […]

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 […]

How get six-pack abs

Here’s the reason why you can’t seem to get six-pack abs

Walk into any gym, and you’ll likely see someone doing crunches. Because crunches are the only way to get six-pack abs, right? Wrong!  So how do you get amazing abs? Simple: You need to make your body – especially your belly – as lean and strong as possible. Your abdominal muscles sit behind a layer of […]

Weight training and the skeleton

Why weight training is as important for your bones as it is for your muscles

When we think about weight training, we usually think about its impact on our muscles. However, your skeleton is impacted by exercise just as much as your muscles are. Any personal trainer will tell you that weight training, more than say cardio training, benefits your skeletal system more than you might have thought. Weight training […]

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 best guns

The best exercises for the best guns

So you want a bigger pair of guns? Stronger, leaner, tougher arms that get envious stares from your peers? The question is: should you use concentration exercises that target individual muscles (or individual areas of muscles) to create the micro-trauma that results in muscle repair and growth? Alternatively, do you opt for compound bodyweight exercises […]

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