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 […]

Exercises for the weekend warrior

Six essential exercises for the weekend warrior

Are you a weekend warrior? If you truly don’t have time to get to the gym at all during the week, but are happy to commit to intense exercise on both days of the weekend, then you are a weekend warrior. The question now is, which exercises should you prioritise to get the best results? […]

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Motivation techniques to enhance your clients’ personal training experience

Some personal training clients will hire you because they have no idea how to work out and meet their fitness goals. Others will hire you simply because they need serious motivation to stay committed to their workout programme. So the question is, how can you motivate your personal training clients more powerfully so you really enhance […]

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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 […]

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#TrifocusBrandAmbassador, Michelle van Zyl, makes the top 32 in the USN Face of Fitness

We are incredibly proud to announce that Michelle van Zyl – one of our #TrifocusBrandAmbassadors – has been chosen as one of the top 32 in this year’s USN Face of Fitness competition. We caught up with her recently to learn more about her fitness journey. The start of her love affair with fitness Michelle’s […]

Samanth Wonfor

Samantha Wonfor, #TrifocusBrandAmbassador, tells us why she entered the Face of Fitness competition

The final 32 competitors for the USN Face of Fitness competition will be announced tomorrow. Our very own #TrifocusBrandAmbassador, Samantha Wonfor, has entered this competition. We caught up with her before the big reveal. I have always loved sport Samantha Wonfor has always loved competing in different sports and fitness was just a natural progression […]

Calorie-burning exercises

3 Calorie-burning exercises

Let’s face it: we’ve all fallen into the trap of reaching for the phone and ordering a take-away pizza or hamburger. But what we don’t think of – when we’re placing that all-important order – is how long it will take to work off what we’ve just eaten? What are the best calorie-burning exercises? Before […]

The wonders of the incline bench press

Why the incline bench press is the best exercise to shape your chest

The incline bench press is the best exercise to shape your chest because it develops the mass and strength of the: Pectoral muscles (upper and middle region of your chest which will give a square-cut appearance with a vertical drop), and  Anterior (front) deltoids.  The lower chest is naturally more responsive to growth. As you’d […]

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 […]

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