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  • Ten reasons why everyone should incorporate weightlifting into their training schedule
  • When I began training in the gym with a personal trainer, he started me on a weight-lifting routine. Ignorantly, I complained, using the excuses that I don't want to get big, and that only men should lift weights. My trainer laughed at me, and quickly squashed these myths as soon as they came out my mouth. Turns out, there are countless benefits to a weightlifting regimen - and it's something b... ››› more
  • [27 October 2015]
  • This banana berry yoghurt snack makes for a great post-workout eat
  • This tasty and easy-to-prepare banana berry yoghurt snack is the perfect post-workout eat. It's packed with nutrients that'll boost and replenish your energy levels quickly after an intense workout. Enjoy! Banana berry yoghurt snack You’ll need: 1 cup fat-free Greek yoghurt (plain) 1/2 cup low-fat blueberry yoghurt (you can also acai yoghurt) 1/2 fresh banana, sliced ... ››› more
  • [20 October 2015]
  • Blend up this salted caramel smoothie bowl after your next workout
  • Salt and caramel - is there anything better? Actually, yes - a healthy version. This is one of my go-to post-workout snacks. It helps replenish protein and glycogen stores and build lean muscles (which in turn burns calories - yay!). The maca powder is what gives this dish a delightful toffee flavour. It also works to alleviate stress and anxiety in the body. Plus, it's high in iron and great f... ››› more
  • [14 October 2015]
  • These are the benefits of HIIT - high intensity interval training
  • High intensity interval training, better known as HIIT, is the way to live out the fastest fitness mantra, “strong is the new skinny”. While its principles may have been around for a while now, the newly awakened HIIT trend has got fitness connoisseurs back in the ready position! Here's what HIIT is, as well as a few of the benefits of it. What HIIT is HIIT consists of the perfect ba... ››› more
  • [14 October 2015]
  • Four tips for using a fitness tracker
  • In my books, there's nothing worse than exercising solo or always being dropped by an unmotivated friend. Do you agree? That's why I enjoy fitness trackers! They're super-reliable exercise pals that you won't regret choosing. If you choose to invest in one, be sure to following these great tips for using it effectively. How to use a fitness tracker #1: Set yourself attainable goals ... ››› more
  • [13 October 2015]
  • Four tips for getting off your spin bike and taking your cycling outside
  • With summer well on its way, who wants to be stuck in a cycling studio? Put that spin bike in park and hop on a real two-wheeler! While a lot of your indoor skills will translate outdoors, you have to make a few keys adjustments, according to Janette Sherman, global communications manager at Liv Cycling (an all-female bike brand). Here's how to pedal right! Four ways to adjust to cycling ou... ››› more
  • [07 October 2015]
  • Do runners need performance gels for long runs?
  • If you're a runner, there's a good chance you've heard of energy gels, also called running gels - especially if you regularly compete in races. But how do these gels actually help, and is it necessary to use them? Let me fill you in… Why you should use energy gels for running Because carbohydrate is stored in the muscles and the blood, your performance on race day relies on using the glyc... ››› more
  • [07 October 2015]
  • Five great tips to stay motivated to work out every day
  • When you first start a new fitness routine, you're stoked. For weeks! You practically pop out of bed to hit the gym - come rain or shine. And then life happens: A colleague calls an early-morning meeting. You get the flu. You start feeling deflated. And willpower fades… Fast. Sound familiar? It's a “vicious cycle of failure”, according to Michelle Segar from the University of Michigan ... ››› more
  • [06 October 2015]
  • Twenty signs that you've found a great gym partner
  • I'm sure you agree that there are lots of obstacles to getting a good workout in. Some of us have a hard time getting out of bed, while others simply lack the motivation. There's one simple solution to problems like these, though: Find a gym partner! Having that all-important friend is likely to help you stay on track and motivated. Plus, you'll also form a lasting friendship! Here are some sig... ››› more
  • [02 October 2015]
  • Try this banana, cacao and peanut butter smoothie after your next workout
  • Making smoothies is something I do very often at home - at least four or five times per week. I find it to be a very easy way to include powerful nutrients in my diet - and they taste oh so delicious! This banana, cacao and peanut butter smoothie is just delightful. If you're a chocolate lover, you'll love it! It's a great smoothie for starting your day. The energy-boosting ingredients will giv... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
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