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10 tips to retaining your personal training clientele

You’ve worked very hard to build up your personal training client base. So it’s especially frustrating when a client disappears (more so when it’s a client who’s been with you for a long time!). Not only have you lost the regular income from this client, and also the referrals they send your way, you now […]

The truth behind bigorexia

Bigorexia: Why we should take it seriously

We’ve all heard of anorexia nervosa – the eating disorder characterised by obsessive and serious restrictions on food, fear of gaining weight and a total fixation with an impossibly thin physique. But did you know there’s a similar condition, called bigorexia? Since it’s claiming an ever-growing number of victims – predominantly male – it’s important […]

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Differences between aerobic and anaerobic workouts

When considering which exercise would be most beneficial, we often tend to think about aerobic exercises merely because we tend to find those types of workouts more often in a commercial gym. At first you need to understand the difference between ‘aerobic’ and ‘anaerobic’ exercises. To define these terms in the simplest way, it comes […]

What endorphins do to you

Endorphins and exercise: The drug of choice

You’ve heard it said that engaging in regular exercise is a powerful way to feel good, to stave off depression and to tackle the effects of stress. Ever wondered why? Specifically, it’s because when you exercise, the hypothalamus (in your brain) triggers the release of endorphins from the cells containing them. In a nutshell, endorphins […]

worst fitness trends out

4 of the Worst trends ever to hit the fitness and nutrition industry

It’s no secret that there are some fitness atrocities that have reared their heads over the last 30 years, which would make any self-respecting personal trainer cringe . These movements gathered masses of followers in the hope of attaining beautiful bodies, better health or just to be in with what’s ‘trendy’. Why do we still […]

What is a life coach

What is a life coach?

Life coaching is all about synergy. It is a relationship between a professional life coach and a client so that the client can realise their full potential. Pro golfers do not become pros without the guidance of their coach. Coaches provide insights, different perspectives and support. Many successful people today take on the services of […]

Become the life coach everyone wants to know

The secret to becoming the life coach everyone wants to go to

Every professional has a special something that keeps their clients coming back. Be it a personal trainer, life coach or Yoga teacher, if a client doesn’t “click with” or “vibe well with” you, they won’t come back. There is a secret to ensuring that your clients keep coming back to you. It works no matter […]

Optimise your weight-training routine

Optimise your weight-training routine to increase your endurance and strength

Gone are the days when the only people who trained with weights were men interested in bulking up. Today, weight training to increase endurance and strength has become popular with both sexes. Why? Building strength makes endurance activities, such as spinning, a lot easier. During a spinning class, you’re required to exert a high amount […]

How to grow your calf muscles

How to grow your calf muscles

The thought of walking around on your hands all day is exhausting, right? Well, that’s what your calf muscles do – they carry your weight around all day. Up and down the stairs at work, around the track at the gym on your personal trainer’s instruction, across the grocery store circuit. So the question then […]

How to perfect the preacher curl

How to perfect the preacher curl

The preacher curl – as all personal trainers know – is one of the best exercises that you can do that isolates the biceps. However, most people tend to perform these exercises incorrectly.  One of the biggest problems that is encountered when doing a preacher curls is not the technique itself but rather the equipment […]

Exercising with a friend will motivate you!

8 Reasons why exercising with a friend is psychologically a good thing

Exercising has proven time and time again that is holds some of the most valuable mental and physical benefits.  However, often the things that prevent us the most from exercising is doing it alone. This barrier can be overcome, if you can’t afford to hire a personal trainer, by having a friend that joins you […]