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 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 perfect your running style

How to perfect your running style

Running is great exercise! It’s a fabulous way to burn calories and boost cardiovascular health. And if you have the option of running outdoors, then it’s more entertaining than the usual gym workout… Many of us start running as a way to get a little fitter and a little leaner, or perhaps to complement a […]

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 […]

Selfies are good in the gym – find out why

Going to the gym is all about improving your health, fitness as well as the way you look. The explosion of the practice of “selfie-taking” rests on people wanting to show their friends on social media where they’ve been. Taking selfies at the gym can help you make headway in your workout routine. Don’t believe […]

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 […]

Benefits of boxing as a form of exercise

Boxing is a phenomenal form of exercise. According to expert martial artist, Jake Wayne: “A 155-lb. boxer will burn between 420 and 650 calories in a 60-minute boxing workout, depending on the exact activities in a given session. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Read on to find out about the other benefits […]

Fat burning exercises

8 training techniques for fat burning

If you are serious about fat burning, first make time in your daily schedule for proper nutrition. People often tend to try and lose weight by only doing intense metabolic resistance training and high intensity interval training (HITT). The key is to switch consistently between different strategies. Keep the following training techniques in mind when […]

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, […]

Protein rich foods

18 Protein-packed foods to add to your shopping list

Nutritionists all know that protein is an essential macronutrient – more so for those of us who are active and athletic. After all, it is the macronutrient building block that our bodies need to build muscles, among other things. Plus, if you’re practising good nutrition principles to prevent weight gain (or lose weight!) then you […]

Yoga for parents and children

Yoga for the Parent and Child

Parenting is one of the most challenging forms of Yoga. Sound strange? Well let’s look at it for a moment: We are required to be healthy and strong, both in body, mind and temperament. We are expected to be loving and kind, and to practice no harm. We have to be honest and moderate, calm […]

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