The lubrication around your joints and exercise

In one of my personal training session with an elderly client, we had the discussion of why it’s important to exercise and why pain reduces in the joints when you do exercise. Our discussion lead to synovial fluid in our joints, something I was taught in my studies. Synovial fluid is located in the synovial […]

Should I exercise when I feel under the weather?

There are times when we feel a bit under the weather. You feel slightly ill, maybe a runny nose, sluggish feeling, you just know something is brewing but you just don’t know what. Exercising while feeling under the weather can be detrimental to your health and well-being. While regular physical activity is essential for maintaining […]

Body fat percentage testing

Testing your body fat percentage these days is as easy as eating pie. Many devices claim that they can take your body fat percentage accurately for example smartwatches and body scales. While these are great for the general population, those who are in the health and fitness industry might differ in opinion. After extensive research, […]

Cancellation of your workouts

A client mentioned to me last week that she almost canceled her session with me but that she decided against it, because when you cancel one session because you are tired or not feeling like it, then it becomes a second cancellation and then a third. Then before you notice, you stop exercising at all. […]

“I just don’t care anymore” weight gain

“I just don’t care anymore” weight gain

There are two reasons why people gain back the weight that they lost when there are no health conditions present.  I just don’t care This is the first reason why people gain back their weight. When things in our lives are spiraling downwards, we get depressed. In depression, the person doesn’t care anymore. They don’t […]

Why you should think about the lymphatic system

The first time that I heard about the lymphatic system, was from a client who was in tune with her body. She would regularly see a massage therapist and the therapy that was applied by the therapist, helped drain the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of your immune system. It consists of lymph, […]

What keeps you motivated?

What keeps you motivated?

Staying motivated when it comes to exercise, can be a tremendous effort. Not everyone sees exercise as a pleasure nor does everybody see exercise as something that they want to do. Many people exercise because they know they should and then it is something they drag their feet, as they go to the gym or […]

The reason why you should not Google ab workout

I once heard someone told another person:  “You can say what you feel because that means you are self-confident.” I love this. This person is right. When you are confident in yourself and who you are, you can say how you feel without worrying what others might think of you, especially when it comes to […]

Exercise Apps

These days you will find thousands of exercise Apps available on Google Play, iStore, and even fitness trainer’s websites. There are so many to choose from, that it can be an overwhelming choice. I follow many fitness trainers on Instagram and in my opinion, this is where many people will see a fitness trainer who […]

Exercise after Covid

Exercise after Covid

Written by Marleen Swart, Personal Trainer since 2014 in South Africa If you are one who had the Covid virus and you have recovered from it, we thank God for it but you might itch to get back to exercising again. Although we still have little information with regards to Covid and the aftermath of […]