How to become a world-class personal trainer

How to attract the clientele you want as a personal trainer

If you rely on your personal training business as your main source of income, you need to be strategic and proactive about how you get and retain your clients. The fitness industry is growing at an incredible pace and a personal trainer is in high demand all over the world. So there is a lot of […]

Joint pain as we get older

Why we experience increased joint pain as we get older

As we get older, changes happen to our body. It gets a bit more difficult to lose weight when we don’t watch our diet and we experience joint pain when we perform certain movements. In this article, we look at the structure of the various joints we have in our body, their function and why […]

Bsic kettlebell movement: kettlebell swing

The foundational kettlebell movement: the swing

The swing is the movement that all kettlebell training is based on.  There’s a reason for this – says master kettlebell coach, Andrew Read. The swing – says Read – puts very little stress on one’s lower back so  making it a great exercise for people (who have lower back problems) to do. He also says that […]

Tips for group fitness instructors

How group fitness instructors can make their classes more engaging

Group fitness classes are a wonderful place for people to get fit, lose weight, get strong and make friends. But if the classes are not engaging, then clients won’t get the best results (and they’re less likely to keep coming back). Here are seven tips to make your group fitness classes engaging. 1. Music matters […]

The best exercises to work your medial deltoids

3 of the best exercises to work your medial deltoids

The deltoid muscle gives your shoulder its rounded shape. It is made up of the anterior deltoids (front) , medial deltoids (middle) and posterior deltoids (back). There are a number of exercises that are geared towards working your medial deltoids. Let’s have a look. Seated Shoulder Press with Dumbbells Start seated on a low straight-back […]

This is a picture of a kettlebells class

How to lose weight using kettlebells

People who love training with kettlebells use them because the exercises you do will combine cardio and strength training. This means that you will enjoy a time-saving workout. The amount of calories you can burn by using kettlebells is extremely high, i.e, around 400 calories in 20 minutes. It also strengthens your muscles and helps with back […]

Why aerobics is good for you

What are the benefits of aerobics?

Recent studies have found that 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise five days a week or 20 minutes of a minimum of three days a week is very important if you wish to achieve good health and – of course – lower your risk of chronic diseases. You would want to increase your heart rate to between […]

The exercises which are safe when you are pregnant

How to exercise while you are pregnant

The first and probably most important thing, during exercise when you are pregnant, is that you should not exhaust yourself. As your pregnancy progresses, or your doctor tells you slow down, you should. The rule of thumb is that you should still be able to have a conversation while exercising and if you are out of breath, […]

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 […]

The importance of your deltoids

Here’s a good reason to give your deltoids more attention

Ask any professional personal trainer and they’ll tell you that one of the most common injuries at the gym is a shoulder injury. The thing is, most of these shoulder injuries are sustained while performing non-shoulder exercises because we don’t have well-balanced deltoids. As it turns out, most of us are training our shoulders incorrectly. And […]

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 […]

killer leg workout

The best exercises for a killer quick leg workout

If you are looking for the perfect physique then you should never neglect leg development.  The common mistake people make – against the advice of many a personal trainer – is to skip leg day. This will lead your legs to be behind the rest of your upper body in overall development. In this article, […]

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