What is periodisation

Understand what periodisation is

To get the best results for your clients from the training that you do with them, it’s vital that you plan it correctly. Experts recommend creating short-term as well as a long-term plan, in other words one for every week as well as one for your goals for that year. One of the best methods […]

How to get washboard abs

The truth behind washboard abs

Let’s be honest. At some point, we’ve all wanted to have six-pack abs.  Most people, when embarking on a weight-loss journey, make having visible abs an end goal of their journey but few know how difficult it really is to have and maintain that perfect six-pack. The truth is that there are no shortcuts. There is […]

Men and women need progesterone and oestrogen

Why men need oestrogen and progesterone

When many people hear the word ‘hormone’, they tend to picture a heavily-built, ultra-muscular man or an emotional woman. This is indicative of the misconceptions surrounding hormones. Yes, there are certain hormones specific to men (such as testosterone) and women (such as oestrogen and progesterone) howevero certain hormones are present in both genders and actually serve […]

Train for endurance

Why you should train for muscular strength and endurance

People exercise for different reasons and to reach different goals. Some people exercise to increase their performance as professional sports athletes, to lose weight, gain weight, gain muscle, increase cardiovascular fitness or to look good. For every goal, there is a different way to exercise – such as endurance or strength training. However, that doesn’t mean […]

How to motivate your clients

How to motivate newbies to stick to a workout routine

As a personal trainer, your duties can vary: from a nutritional advisor and therapist to a trainer, coach and motivator. One of the main reasons some people pay for personal training is because they cannot motivate themselves. They need someone not only to push them to their limits with every session and guide them through […]

How to become a world-class personal trainer

How to attract the clientele you want as a personal trainer

If you rely on your personal training business as your main source of income, you need to be strategic and proactive about how you get and retain your clients. The fitness industry is growing at an incredible pace and a personal trainer is in high demand all over the world. So there is a lot of […]

Joint pain as we get older

Why we experience increased joint pain as we get older

As we get older, changes happen to our body. It gets a bit more difficult to lose weight when we don’t watch our diet and we experience joint pain when we perform certain movements. In this article, we look at the structure of the various joints we have in our body, their function and why […]

Selfies are good in the gym – find out why

Going to the gym is all about improving your health, fitness as well as the way you look. The explosion of the practice of “selfie-taking” rests on people wanting to show their friends on social media where they’ve been. Taking selfies at the gym can help you make headway in your workout routine. Don’t believe […]

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 […]

The beauty of natural steroids

How to get your body to produce more steroids naturally

Steroids. Is it really the dirty word you – and the rest of the personal training fraternity – think it is? When we hear about steroids, most of us take it to mean the synthetic chemicals that some bodybuilders and athletes use to bulk up their muscles and enhance their performance. Seeing as these chemicals […]

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 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 […]

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