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 […]

What every successful personal trainer needs to know

What Every Successful Personal Trainer Needs to Know

To succeed in your chosen profession, you need to have an edge. You can’t just rely on knowing the theory like the back of your hand. You need to be able to offer your clients and customers something that every other person in your profession doesn’t offer. Every personal trainer knows this and they strive […]

What exercise science knowledge you need

What Fundamental Knowledge do you need to Understand Exercise Science?

The way the human body moves is a science. Unless the anatomy and physiology of a human being work perfectly, side by side, the way it’s supposed to, the human body won’t move and function the way it was intended to. This is why exercise science is the foundation that every great personal trainer relies […]

A personal trainer developing his client's mental fitness

How to develop your clients’ mental fitness

As a personal trainer, your clients will come to you with a variety of goals that they want to achieve, such as bulking up, losing weight or getting a perfectly sculpted set of washboard abs. However, getting there is not easy – nothing worth having is ever easy! This means that in order to achieve […]

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 […]

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