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5 things coaches and mentors should consider when offering advice

5 things coaches and mentors should consider when offering advice

If you’re a coach or mentor, then you’re dishing out advice – lots of it. But being a great mentor or coach means being very skillful in the art of advice-giving. Our experts share the five things coaches and mentors should consider before dishing out advice. 1. Were you actually asked for advice? For coaches… READ MORE

The world’s best sports coaches share these traits

The world’s best sports coaches share these traits

When your favourite sporting team or athlete disappoints you, the first person you criticise is the coach because their worth is measured on the performance of their athletes. And we know there are good sports coaches. And there are amazing coaches. But the question is, what separates the two? These are the traits that are… READ MORE

How our perception of nutrition has evolved

How our perception of nutrition has evolved

Today, many people understand that nutrition is not just a meal to take away your hunger. It’s about getting the nutrients, minerals, vitamins and energy sources to be healthy. But where did we get this notion of nutrition? The fact is, we’ve sort of known about the link between food and health for centuries. The… READ MORE

Four questions to ask yourself when choosing a mentor

Four questions to ask yourself when choosing a mentor

Many successful business-people admit that their mentor is their most important resource, and often a major driver behind their success too. However, mentors aren’t just reserved for the working world. You can have a mentor for your public speaking, for parenting, for marriage, or for fitness. And your mentor doesn’t have to be the world’s… READ MORE

Why you really shouldn’t lose weight too quickly

Why you really shouldn’t lose weight too quickly

So you start a new diet and exercise regime with a personal trainer and, a few days in, your scale tells you you’ve lost a bit of weight. Fabulous! If you could just lose a little more, a little faster… It’s very tempting to throw yourself into a very strict diet and work out harder… READ MORE

The best chest exercise: the incline bench press

The best chest exercise: the incline bench press

The incline bench press is the best exercise to shape your chest because it develops the mass and strength of your pectoral muscles (upper and middle region of your chest which will give a square-cut appearance with a vertical drop) and anterior (front) deltoids.  Your lower chest is naturally more responsive to growth. As you’d learn… READ MORE

The special requirements for training the elderly

The special requirements for training the elderly

Older people are advised to stay active as they age to maintain their good health. However, it’s not easy for them to participate in the sports and exercises that they might’ve once been comfortable doing. Here’s why they need special attention from a personal trainer when they’re exercising. 1. Heart rate matters As you age,… READ MORE

Dynamic DNA: How exercise can transform your genes

Dynamic DNA: How exercise can transform your genes

There’s been plenty written about the fact that your genes may predispose you to a certain level of fitness, a certain kind of appetite or a certain weight. For many of us, that’s a great get-out-of-gym-and-personal-training card… But, as we’ll show you, you can do a lot to change your genes. Exercise alters your DNA… READ MORE

How to get a gym-quality workout at home

How to get a gym-quality workout at home

We’ve all been there – when our cars drive themselves straight past the gym (even though we’ve been good and have our kits packed in the boot in anticipation of our evening’s workout.) Don’t beat yourself up about this – the warmth of home is much more appealing than gym – especially on a cold… READ MORE