What do wellness coaches do

What Do Wellness Coaches Do?

If we turned around to you and asked you if you would rather be a personal trainer, nutritionist or wellness coach, chances are very good that many of you would turn around and reply: “That’s a silly question – they are all the same!” Nothing could be further from the truth. Take a look. What […]

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 […]

Social media is a great way to market your fitness business

How You Should Conduct Yourself on Social Media if you Want to Succeed

Personal trainers can be seen as business owners and brands on their own. And being a personal trainer means you need to have a variety of important business skills like time management, admin. skills and marketing skills. One of the most effective ways to market yourself and reach your relevant target audience is through social […]

What motivational factors do you need to take into account as a personal trainer

What Motivational Factors You Should Take into Consideration When Training a Client

There are a few vitally important elements that make up a successful client-trainer relationship: your knowledge as a personal trainer; your client’s willingness to change, work hard, take action and trust you to help them get to their goal; the training environment; your attitude and your motivational skills. One of the most important of these […]

Become a mind and body exercise practitioner

What is Mind and Body Exercise?

In the early 1990s, the fitness community defined ‘mind and body exercise’ as ‘physical exercise that is executed with a profound amount of directed focus’. There are basically five characteristics of mind and body exercise: Concentration on muscular movements, Inner mental focus, Synchronising your movements with breathing patterns, The belief in life energy (chi), and […]

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 […]

Every considered becoming a personal trainer?

Ever Considered Becoming a Personal Trainer?

Some people just seem to have a knack for fitness and being a personal trainer, an understanding of the power and capabilities of the human body, and the substantial energy and ability it required to turn health into a worthwhile, productive and lucrative career. If you have ever wondered what it takes to become a […]

Improve your running gait

How to Improve your Running Gait

Running is an extremely popular hobby and form of exercise. Millions of people around the world run for various reasons such as to lose weight, to improve fitness levels or simply to spend time exercising. They do this with/without the help of a personal trainer. To run is fairly simple and straightforward:  choose a destination and start running. That […]

History of personal training

What is the History of Personal Training?

The history of personal training illustrates some fascinating themes. These are still valid for us living in the 21st century. The History of Personal Training Fitness Training – and not personal training – dates back to the ancient Greeks. Says Michael Gautheier: “Serious fitness training dates back to the ancient Greeks who trained and held athletic events […]

How to crack it in the fitness industry

Do You Have What it Takes to Crack it in the Fitness Industry?

To succeed in the fitness industry, you need to have a certain set of skills and expertise. The first thing that you need is a love of fitness. You need to eat, breathe and sleep fitness. If you don’t do this, fitness as a career is not for you. Next, you need to have passed […]

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? […]

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