How to avoid exercise burnout

Five signs you’re suffering from exercise burnout

Committing to an exercise routine  – and sticking to it – feels great! You feel energised, you’re lean and fit, your self-esteem is flying high… And before you know it, you’re just a little bit addicted to your workouts. That can’t be bad, can it? The quick answer is: Yes, it is bad. The routine […]

Water's health benefits

Why Fitness Professionals Are Hooked On Water’s Health Benefits

It is a well-known fact that water’s health benefits are the most important elements for life. Without these, we simply cannot exist. It is said that a person can go longer without food than without water. It is essential not only to our health and well-being but to life as we know it. You may have […]

How to get the best running results

9 Tips For Better Running Results

When it comes to long-distance running – whether you are running for yourself, or professionally – not everyone is naturally a great runner. Being a great runner has a lot to do with genetics, the make-up of your muscle fibres (slow versus fast twitch), and of course personal training and nutrition. Some of these key […]

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 […]

How to detox

The correct way to detox after an indulgent summer holiday

Summer holiday mean lazy days on the beach or by the pool, sipping on soda or drinks, and snacking on everything we missed out on. After a tough year, we deserve a break, not just from work, but from our strict diets and routines as well. Over December and throughout summer, we let go a […]

Hypertrophic gains in your muscles

8 tips for hypertrophic gains

If you’re trying to grow your muscles, to achieve a certain physique or increase your physical strength, then you’re pursuing something called hypertrophic gains in your muscles. It’s when your muscles grow because they either store more glycogen (i.e. sarcoplasmic hypertrophy) or because the myofibrils are bigger (i.e. myofibrillar hypertrophy). We asked the professionals how […]

Losing weight can be difficult

Why you may not be losing weight as you would like to

Sometimes, people can diet, work out and track their calories and do everything right but still not succeed at losing weight. Usually, when someone seems to be doing the right things but not making progress, a list of possible reasons that can lead to not losing the weight that is needed. Here are some reasons […]

Stay fit and healthy on holiday

How to stay in shape, active and healthy on holiday

Staying fit and healthy is a year-round commitment. Unfortunately, that seems to wane around this time of year… Guest author, Mariska du Plessis – of mariskafit.com – shares her top tips to staying in shape this silly season. Let’s be honest, we tend to let go a bit and pick up a few cms around the […]

workout foods

The best pre- and post-workout foods

You work out like a gladiator. But are you eating the right workout foods? We’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of the best foods to eat before and after your workout. Four super pre-workout foods Before your workout, you want foods that’ll give your muscles fuel but won’t slow you down. Don’t over eat on […]

Supplement with creatine

Nine reasons why you should be supplementing with creatine

For most of us, the supplements lining the shelves of our local gym shop are intimidating. They promise to make us leaner, faster, harder and stronger… And it seems there are dozens upon dozens of supplements available.  All you need to know is that there’s one supplement in there that you SHOULD be taking if […]

Yoga and the paradox of life

Yoga and the Paradox of Life

These are indeed challenging times we are living in and the practice of Yoga can help us overcome these. For some it feels like we are in our darkest hour before the dawn and yet some are already living in the light. It may be just our perception but we have attracted into our lives everything we […]

Benefits of water

Why water is the most powerful health booster

Go and get a glass of water as the benefits of drinking this liquid are huge! Take a look. 1. Helps maintain the body’s fluid balance The human body is about 70% water. That’s because every cell in the body is made up of it and a lot of our bodily functions require it as well. If you […]

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