Become a mind and body exercise practitioner

What is Mind and Body Exercise?

In the early 1990s, the fitness community defined ‘mind and body exercise’ as ‘physical exercise that is executed with a profound amount of directed focus’. There are basically five characteristics of mind and body exercise: Concentration on muscular movements, Inner mental focus, Synchronising your movements with breathing patterns, The belief in life energy (chi), and […]

Top 3 Benefits of Foam Rolling and Mistakes to Avoid

“Have you ever had those days where you feel like your knee is feeling a little sore, but you don’t remember hurting it while you were training?” asks Kayla Itsines? “Sometimes things like training and bad posture can cause your muscles and their surrounding fibres to become thicker and tighter, which cause tension and sometimes pain […]

Exercise for children

The Importance of Exercise for Children

With each year obesity becomes an increasing problem worldwide. Owing to the easy accessibility of junk food children may be at greater risk of becoming obese. That is why it is extremely important to keep children healthy and active. Aside from preventing obesity exercise for children is important as it will help prevent future health problems […]

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 […]

Little-known nutrition facts

Nutrition Facts You Never Would Have Known

There is SO much fokelore about nutrition facts out there. Carbohydrates are bad for you. Lots of protein is good for you. Drink as much water as you can.  The list is endless! The good news is that there are a number of nutrition basics that will set you up for life but in order […]

Core principles of pilates

The Core Principles of Pilates

Pilates is a very simple exercise form. There are a set of principles of Pilates that govern every single Pilates session or Pilates class. There aren’t very many but those that do exist date back to the origin of Pilates as Joseph Pilates himself set out. And to get the true benefit of this exercise […]

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 is involved in a sports administration job

What is Involved in a Sports Administration Business?

Interested in a career in sports administration? Well, you’re in luck because there are loads of jobs in the sports administration arena out there! Out of all the fitness careers out there, a career in sports administration is probably the most rewarding. Here’s why. What Goes on Behind the Scenes in a Sports Administration Office? […]

What a pilates instructor needs to know

What Every Pilates Instructor Needs to Know

As with all group fitness instructors, there are certain things that every great Pilates instructor needs to know.  These must-know pearls of wisdom range from an intimate knowledge of Pilates principles to how to run a group fitness class and making a success of their own Pilates business. Take a look. Fundamental Knowledge for a […]

How to crack it in the fitness industry

Do You Have What it Takes to Crack it in the Fitness Industry?

To succeed in the fitness industry, you need to have a certain set of skills and expertise. The first thing that you need is a love of fitness. You need to eat, breathe and sleep fitness. If you don’t do this, fitness as a career is not for you. Next, you need to have passed […]

How to become a pilates instructor

How a Pilates Instructor Differs from a Yoga Instructor

Being a Pilates Instructor differs enormously from being a Yoga Instructor. Why, you ask? Because Pilates and Yoga are fundamentally different. Here’s why. What is a Pilates Instructor actually? A Pilates Instructor is responsible for instructing clients in how to perform the art of Pilates. Kara Mayer Robinson describes Pilates as a workout: “It’s demanding, […]

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