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Overtraining, to train or not to train

Highly motivated athletes can easily overtrain. Overtraining is a process of placing to much strain on your body and also demanding too much  over a period of time. If your training time is more than 5 hours a week and your training is becoming a borderline addiction even at the expense of possibly doing more harm than good, it would probably time to reassess your goals. The ideal position would be, if you have the assistance of an experienced personal trainer that would ... Read more

Raw Bar for fuel

Snack bars can be handy when you are on the go and require a quick pick me up.This might be an issue for the health conscious as some energy bars are nothing more than candy in disguise.  Bars that contain corn syrup, sugars and trans fat (heated oils) can be detrimental to your weight loss plan and won’t make a positive contribution to your daily nutrition. Healthy snacks are vital to balance blood sugar and rev up your metabolism. If you are the type of person that sabotage ... Read more

Challenge – Achilles Mile Quest

  We are proud to be involved in this great event. The Achilles Mile Quest is a fun obstacle fitness challenge of 1 Mile. Do not under estimate the distance, as there will be 15 gruelling obstacles to overcome. Join in the fun, eventful day and test your limits... Happening on the 11 October 2014 at Mykonos, Langebaan. For more information or to enquire about entry, do it here! Read more

To Spot or NOT to Spot

Spotting, some term the gym junkies use. Question is…do I know what it really means? Maybe one day you’ll be asked to spot, and then you’ll be glad you kept reading this! Here’s the scenario; You’re in the area where the guys bench, and you see a barbell stocked with the amount of weights that could dock a small boat. You see the chap wanting to lift this business and you think to yourself this guy is insane!! As he positions himself under ... Read more

Posture Perfect

How to improve posture at your desk From neck and back pain to blood flow and respiration, posture can have a major impact on how we live and how we feel every day. Here are a few tips to develop a more ergonomically sound computer setup: Correct desk posture Position your monitor. The top of the screen should fall below eye level. Because your eyes naturally gaze downward, that’s the best way to keep them relaxed (which will prevent eye strain and headaches). Keep your arms ... Read more

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


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

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

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
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