Why core training is essential

Is Core Training Really That Important?

So many people are struggling with their physical health these days. If it is not constant lower back pain, it is an injury, a pulled muscle or even bad posture. These are all issues people are dealing with more and more in today’s day and age. This is partly as people do not look after their physical […]

What is the function of the pineal gland

The Key Functions of the Pineal Gland

The pineal gland is a small, pine-cone-shaped endocrine gland in the centre of the brain. Although it is one of the smallest glands, its functions are vital to the human body. What are the key functions of this gland? Why are these important? The Main Function Of The Pineal Gland Is To Produce And Secrete Melatonin […]

What does range of motion mean

Why Is ‘Range Of Motion’ Important?

In the specialised world of personal training, as with all other disciplines, there are a number of terms that are specific to that field and industry. In this article, we’ll have a look at what ‘range of motion’ means and how it fits in with the world of personal training and the fitness industry in […]

Why time management as a fitness professional is crucial

How You Should Manage Your Time As A Fitness Professional

  Being a personal trainer or a fitness professional of any kind means that you essentially run your own business. You are a company and a brand on your own. This means you need to ensure everything you do is contributing to your success, helping you grow and is not keeping you back or wasting your time. However, working […]

A good knowledge of nutrition is essential for personal trainers

Why It’s Crucial For Personal Trainers to be Clued up on Nutrition

The strong link between nutrition and health has been known for a long time. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, is famed for having said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” This is why personal trainers – as custodians of their clients’ health and wellness – need to know what food […]

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 role of a fitness instructor

Becoming a Fitness Instructor

The role of a fitness instructor can be very rewarding. Once you are trained and qualified, you will be able to work in a variety of settings. For example, you could work with individuals on a one-on-one level. Alternatively you could get a job working in one of the many fitness centres in South Africa. […]

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 […]

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 […]

What a career in personal training means

The Advantages of Choosing Personal Training as a Career

Many, many fitness enthusiasts are deciding to choose personal training as a career in fitness. Why? Because it’s an industry that ‘s growing exponentially in the world. According to market reports released in November 2016: “The Personal Trainers industry has enjoyed steady growth over the past five years, fueled by rising demand for weight-loss services […]

Elite personal trainers

What are the Lifestyle Benefits of Being a Personal Trainer?

Come on! You cannot deny that you marvel at well-known athletes! Yes you! We know you are fascinated with the Facebook and Instagram feeds of well-known personal trainers … The Internet and social media have given birth to the fitness culture of today. Everyone has got the fitness bug – from your average stay-at-home mom to the wannabe fitness athletes […]

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