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 […]

Exercise will keep you younger

Four formidable ways exercise will keep you younger

Many of us exercise in the pursuit of a particular physique to prevent weight gain or to keep fit. And of course because we know that regular exercise is key to good health. And arguably, good health is all about longevity and long-lasting youthfulness, right? Take a look at this – it’ll make you want […]

Juicing tips from the pros

Follow these six juice tips from the pros

Speak to any master nutritionist and you’ll be told that until you’re getting at least five servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit daily, you’re not going to achieve the kind of optimal health you deserve.  One simple solution is to juice your fruit and veg, so you get all those nutrients and vitamins […]

calorie-burning exercises

12 calorie-burning exercises

If it’s your mission to burn away fat, then you should be signing up for calorie-burning exercises. Here’s a roundup of the 12 exercises that yield the highest burn. Incorporate them into your workouts and you’ll soon see the results. 1. Kettlebells There’s a reason why the original Russian kettlebell swingers boasted a very low body […]

The truth about exercise and genetics

The truth about your genetics and your weight

So you’ve been working out hard, for months. And you haven’t let one “bad” food past your lips. But you aren’t shedding the weight. Not as fast as you’d hoped. And now you’re watching your dad gardening. And he’s a little pudgy. And it occurs to you, your weight – and the way you just […]

How to tone your glutes

6 Exercises that’ll sculpt your glutes beautifully

Have you ever stopped to appreciate your glutes? Maybe you should because they do a lot more for you than you might have thought. Did you know your glutes play a major role in your balance? They are the muscles that move your hips, allowing your legs to move. Every time you lift one foot […]

Exercises for the best guns

The best exercises for the best guns

So you want a bigger pair of guns? Stronger, leaner, tougher arms that get envious stares from your peers? The question is: should you use concentration exercises that target individual muscles (or individual areas of muscles) to create the micro-trauma that results in muscle repair and growth? Alternatively, do you opt for compound bodyweight exercises […]

Why you haven't been able to stick to your exercise goals

5 Reasons why you haven’t been able to stick to your exercise goals

We all go to bed on New Year’s Eve (or New Year’s morning…) vowing to lose weight, exercise and get fit – with or without a personal trainer. To exercise regularly, to eat more healthily. To quit smoking or to break up with sugar .  Unfortunately, only a few of us actually follow through with these […]

Fitness myths

7 Common fitness myths

There are so many fitness myths that are out there. They start from a single source and spread like a wild fire and then people treats them as fact. Be warned – you need to be sceptical and question these facts as any good personal trainer would! Let’s look at some of them. Myths 1: […]

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 […]

How to perfect the squat

8 Tips for the perfect squat

Squats can be one of the best exercises to improve your strength and to tone as it is a functional exercise. However, with that said you, will need to do the squat correctly in order to achieve the maximum benefit. What most people do not realize is that they are already squatting every day; when you use […]

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