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Get motivated and moving with a workout partner

Lots of people struggle to find motivation to work out, or if they have the motivation they simply aren’t seeing any results or pushing themselves hard enough to achieve their goals. Here are a few ways on why having a gym or exercise buddy can help you. Motivation and Goals – By having social support even by just over the phone boosts your motivation to go and workout. The more you work out together, then you will have faster results to ... Read more

Friends & Family Workout Challenge

KEEN ON SOME FUN FOR A GOOD PURPOSE!? The Friends & Family Workout Challenge will be running for a total of 7 weeks from October - December 2017. Lots of fun activities are sure to keep the heart pumping and the calories burning as you learn different ways to stay fit. The challenge will take place at the Fit4u Studio in Piketberg and Sports Scientist, J.J.Benn will run each session. Workout format : 5/100 5  x Exercises and 100 reps per family. Workout Weekends: The challenge will take place each ... Read more

The importance of movement and how to get moving after prolonged period of inactivity

Movement would seem like one of the simplest things that you could do. Unfortunately, most of the people don’t pay attention towards the importance of movement. This can lead them towards a variety of health conditions in the long run. Movement can be considered as a medicine. You need to get this medicine to stay away from some of the frustrating health conditions such as obesity and diabetes. In addition, you will get the opportunity to avoid a variety of other chronic ... Read more

Review Blood Group Diet

The naturopath, Dr Peter D’Adamo, created the Blood Group Diet. He claims that by eating for your blood group, you’ll lose weight, feel healthier and lower your risk of many diseases. Unfortunately, none of his claims have been scientifically proven and therefore dieticians, as explained below, cannot recommend the Blood Group Diet. According to Dr D’Adamo, people with Blood Group O need to eat a high protein, low carbohydrate diet with large quantities of meat and fish and no dairy products, wheat or ... Read more

At what exercise intensity should I train for weight loss?

Will I burn a greater percentage of fat if I exercise longer at a lower exercise intensity? This is the question a lot of women are asking their personal trainers every day. Women all over the world have been walking and walking for hours at low exercise intensities, because they believed that that is the way to train if you want to lose weight. So you’ve heard about the “fat burning zone”. In other words, if you want to lose weight, you ... Read more

Athletic training and SAQ program

Speed, Agility, Quickness (SAQ) Speed, Agility, Quickness is a system of training that enhances performance levels in all sports. SAQ Training concentrates on proper running form and explosive movement patterns for sports which require speed, agility and quickness as a basic prerequisite for success. It is ideal for all field and court-based sports which are mainly multi-sprint events requiring fast multi-directional movement patterns in addition to anticipation, sharpness of mind, reaction and acceleration as key components of sports specific fitness. Gradual and progressive use ... Read more

Back Pain and Posture

Weight Gain Means Back Pain Added weight can and does cause back pain. The excess weight, especially in your belly, strains your back muscles and ligaments, causing back pain. Spine Problems from Weight Gain With proper posture, you stand upright with your chest out and your chin up. You stomach is tucked in and the sight curve of your lower back keeps your hips straight. If you’re carrying extra weight, however, every part of your body gets heavier. And your spine bears the burden ... Read more

Golf performance and importance of a conditioning program

Golf sport conditioning program and aspects of the golf swing: Golf requires not only flexibility and strength but also good muscle balance and postural stability. A typical day on the golf course can include swinging more than 100 times a day. Golf conditioning program includes both physical preparation and education to promote a lifetime of injury-free golfing. Knowing which muscles are primarily involved in different aspects of the swing can help develop a very effective golf conditioning program that will increase strength and ... Read more

Table View Sports Massage

We have an outstanding team of qualified sports massage consultants in Cape Town. Book your sports massage at the Fit4u studio (Table View). Contact 021 556 05 24 (week ) or 082 854 9862 (weekends). Sports massage is an effective and beneficial form of physical therapy, not only for active people, or those requiring therapy after a soft tissue injury, but also for those people seeking relief from muscle tension or requiring massage for the maintenance of healthy muscles. Sports massage involves the skill of manipulating ... Read more

Change it up ! Exercise outside

Change it up – exercise outside! By Tayla Chin Exercising regularly has been shown to reduce the risk of developing many life threatening conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, hypertension and diabetes (1). Studies have also shown a marked improvement in psychological wellbeing, particularly improved moods and stress management, as a result of exercise (1). Despite this, a large majority of people do little or no exercise at all. It is possible that the environment in which we exercise affects our enjoyment and ... Read more
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