Category: Coaching

Exercise Focus: renegade row

There are few better exercises for the whole upper body than this challenging movement. It is always good when you understand why a personal trainer is giving you an exercise and what benefit you are supposed to get from it. Here is one I…

What do I mean ‘aerobic base fitness’?

Your aerobic fitness is your ability to take air from your surroundings and produce energy for your muscle cells. Many factors influence aerobic fitness, including your lung efficiency, cardiac function, gender, age, training status and genetic makeup.

Exercise is great for the body and mind!

We know exercise is good for your body, but just as importantly, it’s good for your mental health with many studies showing that improving your physical health also improves your mental health. Little or no physical exercise can increase the risk of depression, and…

Whats is this Tabata craze all about?

A Tabata is a high-intensity workout protocol that has fitness and weight-loss benefits. It is also a very short workout. Is it like CrossFit? Is it like circuit training? It is a bit of both. Tabata training is attractive because it saves a lot…

Seeking motivation? Find it here!

This is another topic I was asked to write about recently. If you are seeking motivation, that means, in effect, you have a goal, but don’t know how to get yourself there, right? Well, here’s where you should start. 

Bottoms up! Creating your own ‘buns of steel’

Weak muscle areas can lead to injury, as one of my group fitness class clients has recently found out. Hip injuries, for example, can come from weak glutes. Here’s a few glute strengthening exercises to help you create your own ‘buns of steel’. 🙂