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 […]

What motivational factors do you need to take into account as a personal trainer

What Motivational Factors You Should Take into Consideration When Training a Client

There are a few vitally important elements that make up a successful client-trainer relationship: your knowledge as a personal trainer; your client’s willingness to change, work hard, take action and trust you to help them get to their goal; the training environment; your attitude and your motivational skills. One of the most important of these […]

Swimming is a great exercise

What is The Big Deal About Swimming?

As you know by now, there are many different ways to stay fit, active and healthy. Different strokes for different folks, as they would say! If you want to ensure that you’ve found the right kind of training you enjoy, are good at and that gets you the results you want, you have to try everything. One […]

Why exercise will keep you young

How Exercise Keeps You Young

That daily walk, jog or gym session is not just a chance to work out. There are so many more benefits to daily exercise than just physical fitness. Regular exercise has been proven to have a significant effect on a person’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. Of course, you can’t change your chronological age, but exercise […]

Benefits of resistance bands

Benefits of adding resistance bands to your workout

There are a number of number of powerful workouts that you can do with resistance bands say fitness professionals at Women’s Health South Africa. These include the seated row, push-up with resistance as well as the frog push. Watch the video below to see how to do a lateral raise with a resistance band. Our […]

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 […]

Exercises for people who suffer from lower back pain

Exercises for lower back issues

As a personal trainer, it is vital for you to know of every single injury and issue your client experiences. One of the most common issues many personal trainers have to work around is lower back pain. There is an increase in the number of men and women who suffer from back pain. Lower back pain and […]

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 […]

Incorporate the FITT principle into your life

How to add the FITT principle properly into your training

Reaching your body, weight and fitness goals depend on a few things: giving nothing less than 100% with every training session, being intelligent and strategic with your nutrition, and getting enough sleep so your body can recover properly. These are the most common and probably most important elements of reaching success in your weight-loss or […]

How to motivate athletes

Five brilliant ways to motivate athletes

Expert trainers and coaches are excellent motivators. They consistently get their athletes to perform better, and always with passion. What’s their strategy? They don’t use fear or incentives to motivate their athletes. Yes these methods do work but only for a short time. The athlete who’s afraid spends his time running away from the fear (and […]

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 […]

Page 1 of 212
REPSA
YTF
Virgin Active
planetfitness
IYF