Pregnancy workout

Three powerful reasons to work out during your pregnancy

In the old days, pregnancy was thought of much the same way as a disease. So pregnant women were given the same sort of advice we’d give someone who was ill: Take it easy. Rest. Don’t exert yourself. Luckily, we know netter today. We know that regular exercise actually benefits a pregnant mother tremendously. And […]

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The six traits of a formidable group fitness instructor

 Not all personal trainers make great group fitness instructors. That’s because it takes a special kind of fitness instructor to lead a group of people through a workout. Take a look at the six traits of exceptional group fitness instructors 1. They’re self-motivated and are also master motivators The best group fitness instructors are passionate […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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