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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

Pilates or Yoga, which practise is best for you?

The differences Origin Pilates originated in Germany during the Second World War. Joseph Pilates created a form of strengthening exercises to rehabilitate bedridden soldiers. The origins of Yoga have been speculated to date back to around the sixth and fifth century BC in ancient India. Yoga gurus later introduced to practice to the west and in the 1980’s yoga became a popular form of exercise across the Western world. The Class Pilates is more structured and likely to be very similar at any studio. Yoga ... Read more

Summer bodies are made in winter

3 Tips to shape your body to prevent winter kilos from getting the better part of you 1. Start today As human beings we are really good at making excuses, even more so where exercise is concerned. Most of the times our excuses are so good that we even convince ourselves. But let’s face it, invariably they’re all lies. So, don’t wait for the beginning of next month. Don’t even wait for Monday. Get off the couch and ditch the fast food today. ... Read more

Training intensity 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 clients are asking their personal trainers every day. People 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 need to exercise ... Read more

Baby let’s move!

Exercise and Pregnancy Maintaining a regular exercise routine throughout your pregnancy can help you stay healthy and feel your best. It can also improve your posture and decrease some common discomforts like backaches and fatigue. If you were physically active before your pregnancy, you should be able to continue your activity in moderation. Don't try to exercise at your former level; instead, do what's most comfortable for you now. If you have never exercised regularly before, you can safely begin an exercise program during pregnancy after consulting with your health care ... 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

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

Witness the Fitness Programme

Join us for this 8 Week programme!! Also follow us on our FACEBOOK FANPAGE   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

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
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