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. […]

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 […]

Why it is important to do exercises as well, not only running

Why it is important to do exercises as well, not only running

Sometimes there’s a misconception or belief some runners have, that the more they run, the better they will become. This is not entirely untrue. Running more and you will become more fit but there are muscles involved in running, which means you need to strengthen them to become a faster or better runner.  The anatomy […]

Taking one day a week off from your daily routine

Do you have one day a week, where you get up and do everything except the things you do for the other 6 days of your week? I have a day like that. Why? Because it helps me to feel recharged, energized, and “holiday-like.” That sounds weird but taking one day in a week by […]

Depression & anxiety = adapt your workouts

This is a topic which isn’t written about much. Depression and anxiety are real and we read that exercise can lower stress levels and people can benefit from the “happy hormone” that is released in their brains after they have exercised. All this is true, just not for those who suffer from depression or anxiety. […]

Glutes exercise which are for lower limb amputees as well

In this video I am illustrating an exercise which will strengthen the glute muscles on either a chair or stability ball. It’s also a good exercise for lower limb amputees. I am showing two variations of the exercise.