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How to get that pregnancy weight off – fast!

How to get that pregnancy weight off – fast!

There is no more beautiful experience out than holding your new-born baby in your arms for the first time. It’s natural to put on weight – any personal trainer will tell you this – during your pregnancy as your body’s changing with every part of your baby that develops. However, after the birth it doesn’t… READ MORE

The power of potatoes

The power of potatoes

Potatoes have a bad reputation – thanks to French fries and potato crisps – as being enjoyed for a minute on the lips but suffered for a lifetime on the hips. It’s time to banish these unhealthy myths and see that potatoes pack a very healthy punch nutrition-wise. Read on to find out just how… READ MORE

The Ab Prep – a foundational Pilates exercise

The Ab Prep – a foundational Pilates exercise

Whether you are a newbie or an old hand in the world of Pilates, the Ab Prep is a time-honoured, classical abdominal exercise. Says physical therapists: “This exercise works the trunk flexors, first using the deep stabilising pelvic floor and abdominal muscles and then the obliques to pull the rib cage up off the mat.” Ab… READ MORE

The foods that will boost your metabolism

The foods that will boost your metabolism

As we all know, there are a number of methods of boosting your metabolism. One of these ways is to build muscle as muscle burns fat – even when you’re not moving. Another way that you can boost your metabolism is by eating certain foods. Here are five foods that nutritionists say will boost your… READ MORE

8 Reasons to start rock climbing

8 Reasons to start rock climbing

Rock climbing is a recreational sport that can be done indoors as well as outdoors, and you don’t need a personal trainer to assist you. Rock climbing can offer you benefits that fill all physical, mental and social needs. It is not only a sport for those extreme sporting people and with good instructions and safety equipment,… READ MORE

9 Tips to becoming a top personal trainer

9 Tips to becoming a top personal trainer

Ever wondered what separates the best from the rest?  If you want to excel in anything, discipline and determination need to be at the top of your list. It’s been said that if you make your passion your career, you will never feel like you are working. So if you are passionate about health and… READ MORE

10 expert tips for opening your own gym

10 expert tips for opening your own gym

You’re passionate about exercise and wellness, which is why you’ve become a personal trainer. The entrepreneur in you is screaming for the opportunity to open up a fitness studio or gym of your own.  Here are ten tips to guide you. 1. Know what you want Have you really whittled your plans down to one focused vision?… READ MORE

Three reasons to put music at the top of your list of gym priorities

Three reasons to put music at the top of your list of gym priorities

Think of your favourite song – the one that gets your toes tapping and your head bopping. It’s almost irresistible – the urge to move, to keep time with the beat. Hey, the ancient Greeks and Romans knew it: They used to play a drum when rowing their boats into war because it made their… READ MORE

Incorporate the Pilates principles into your weight-training routine

Incorporate the Pilates principles into your weight-training routine

Pilates offers you some pretty impressive benefits: It gives you true core strength, balance and control, to name a few. The question is, can you use the wisdoms of Pilates practice to improve your weight-training? You can! Here’s how… Six principles that guide Pilates practice There are six principles that underpin the practice of Pilates.… READ MORE