What a Pilates instructor does

Pilates vs Yoga: Similarities and differences

Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s while Yoga has been around for hundreds of thousands of years. These two exercise forms, for example, focus on developing strength and flexibility something which fitness professionals love them for. Here are some other benefits of these two types of exercises. Both seek to strengthen the connection […]

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 […]

The exercises which are great for the elderly

How to train the elderly

Elderly people are not often able to handle aerobic exercises on a regular basis because they don’t have the stamina they once did. This loss of stamina is caused by a decrease in the efficiency of the respiratory system and also a decrease in their muscle mass. This being said, there are ways to overcome […]

How to start a fitness business

Obesity is a problem in today’s society because fast food is incredibly cheap and you can find it almost anywhere. More and more people are also realising the importance of a regular fitness or exercise routine. However, most people don’t even know where to start when it comes to planning a fitness regime and they […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hamstring stretch

4 of the best stretches for hamstring flexibility

Having flexible hamstrings is incredibly important, not merely from an all-round flexibility point of view but experts say that having tight hamstrings could increase your risk of lower back pain. What do you need to watch out for during your stretching to ensure that you get the most out of your hamstring stretch? Don’t bounce […]

Yoga and the art of meditation

Why Yoga can help to keep your stress levels low

Yoga is a discipline that brings together the physical, spiritual and mental. The word ‘Yoga’ comes from the Sanskrit word Yuj, which means to unite, bring together or integrate. Central to the practice of Yoga are meditation and breathing. Experts have found that regular meditation and deep breathing will help in busting stress and increasing […]

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 […]

How children can beat depression

Five types of exercise that beat depression in children

We like to think that children (and teens) are content and playful. But they are as likely to suffer from depression as any adult. In fact, experts say depression affects 20% of our population at some point in their lives. And it can be debilitating for kids. Symptoms include a persistent sad or anxious mood; […]

This is a picture of a woman doing aerial yoga

Arial Yoga; Fad or fantastic?

Aerial Yoga – or also known as anti-gravity yoga – is a workout that was invented by a former gymnast and Broadway choreographer, Christopher Harrison. This anti-gravity Yoga gives you a total-body workout something between the feeling of being in a circus but still doing Yoga. It is so much fun! What to expect when you trying […]

Meditation musts

How to get the most out of your meditation practice

What a lot of people forget is that the vast collection of over 84 classic Yoga poses and their variations were traditionally practised with the sole purpose of finding comfort for extended periods of seated meditation. Meditation is an invaluable tool used to centre, calm and focus the mind, relieve stress and anxiety. Even just 10 […]

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