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Running for Weight Loss

Running is an excellent activity to assist weight loss and improve cardiovascular fitness. Herewith a few tips to help you on your way to a new you: The Key to ensure results Consistency is vital, commit to scheduled runs and you will see a gradual decrease in your waist-line. Line up your workouts with a running partner like a friend or colleague to prevent boredom and to maintain motivation. It is more difficult to cancel a session when you have a regular commitment. Also, set aside ... Read more

MENTAL IMAGERY

 MENTAL IMAGERY 1)      What is mental imagery? Mental imagery is using your imagination to see and experience positive things, imagining success and positive outcomes. Mental imagery is one of the many techniques used to get certain things under control and improve performances. The idea of mental imagery is one that has been around for a very long time in sports and sports training, but one that only now are athletes starting to incorporate into their training programs. Mental imagery however does not ... Read more

FRIDAY LIE DAY

FRIDAY LIE DAY!!! Trying your best to eat healthily and lose weight, but still not seeing any results? Perhaps you're falling for one of these common told myths. Don’t become a victim of diet fads, trends or myths. Today some diet myths are revealed – hopefully you haven’t fallen for any of these; and if you have, now you know it’s  time to change your approach! Myth 1: Drinking more than 2L of water a day will help you lose weight and flush out toxins. Truth: Drinking ... Read more

THERABAND THURSDAY

THERABAND THURSDAY Today our focus is on Theraband exercises.   Therabands are a small, convenient piece of equipment which can target all areas of your body. It can easily be taken with you when you go on holiday, or stored in your home requiring limited space. I have noticed how at some stage, most households have acquired a theraband and are unfamiliar with the use for it. Different colours symbolize different strengths/tension. Therabands cost around R50.00 depending where you buy them from, which is ... Read more

WEDNESDAY FRIENDS DAY

WEDNESDAY FRIENDS DAY!!!   Find yourself a training partner if you don’t already have one!   A partner provides motivation and encouragement, and will not let you miss a session, other than when you are sick or injured. Having a partner is especially great for those who don’t enjoy exercise. Training with someone else will also make time go faster and making exercise seem less intimidating. And let’s face it, you don’t want to be the only one “suffering” during a session feeling like you’re ... Read more

Tuesday Choose Day

TUESDAY CHOOSE DAY   Most of us have certain exercises we just intensely dislike. Well this week we have great news for you: “There is more than one exercise to target each muscle group” and we will provide you with a few options for various areas of the body.   The special thing about “Chooseday” is that you have the option to choose your preferred exercise for each of the muscle groups.   We have provided 4 exercises per muscle group Step 1: Choose your favourite exercise from ... Read more

Monday Madness

MONDAY MADNESS Today our focus is on High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). This workout can be done at home with minimal equipment. For a Mad Monday Insane HIIT session, perform each of these exercises 2-3 times for 30-45sec. Allow yourself 30 sec rest between each exercise, and 1min rest between each round. Complete the movement as many times as you can. The faster you move the more intense it will be. But NEVER compromise technique in attempt to complete more reps... To make your Monday Madness ... Read more

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

by Bianca Holdstock - Sport Scientist at FIT4U What’s this HIIT all about: HIIT is training at a high intensity interval (+80% max heart rate) followed by a low intensity interval. An example would be 30 seconds of sprinting followed by a 1 minute walk. These intervals are repeated based on your training goal and fitness level. A light warm up and cool-down is a must as to avoid the risk injury and delayed onset of muscle stiffness that is associated with high ... Read more

To your Success

by Jim Rohn... Any day we wish; we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish; we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we wish; we can start a new activity. Any day we wish; we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year. We can also do nothing. We can pretend rather than perform. And if the ... Read more

Its a Choice…

Welcome to our all new website. Here we like to share what we regard as important to us.When dealing with us you will get to see how we regard fitness, and that one of our most valuable lessons we coach is that…Fitness is a lifestyle.We make it our business to understand your unique goals and ensure that your obstacles towards a healthier lifestyle are overcome. Here are some steps that will ensure your change to a better lifestyle succeed; First, you need to ... Read more
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