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FIVE GOOD REASONS TO HAVE AN ASSESSMENT

FIVE GOOD REASONS TO HAVE AN ASSESSMENT

Everyone is different.  We vary in our physiology, medical histories, exercise backgrounds, mental approach and goals.  It stands to reason that a unique approach towards achieving goals is required for each individual.  One size does not fit all!  The assessment process helps the fitness professional map each individual’s path towards their goals, safely and effectively. Assessment is a tool to help you establish clear goals and objectives, without which, we…

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DON’T GIVE YOURSELF ANY REASON TO FAIL – NO ESCAPE PLAN

DON’T GIVE YOURSELF ANY REASON TO FAIL – NO ESCAPE PLAN

I recently asked a friend how her eating plan was going, and her response was, “I’m trying, but it’s so hard”. My heart sank, because what she was actually saying was that she was going to fail. She gave herself two escape plans:- 1. “I’m trying”. By saying “I’m trying” you’re actually telling yourself that you’re weak in the face of a challenge, and somehow you doubt your ability to…

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BE ACTIVE OVER WEEKENDS!

BE ACTIVE OVER WEEKENDS!

Hey all GFit Followers, my weekly tip is something that has been spoken about quite extensively in the past, but it’s well worth repeating as we approach the weekend. BE ACTIVE OVER WEEKENDS! So often, we sabotage all the hard work done during the week through inactivity on the weekend. ( I say we, because at times, I’m just as guilty as the next guy). We may for example spend…

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DO IT FOR YOU

DO IT FOR YOU

My thought for the week, and very much an opinion. When you embark on a healthy lifestyle, and your own transformation, DO IT FOR YOU, nobody else. I’ve known friends and clients that start exercising in order to transform themselves with the intention of impressing an ex boyfriend, or winning the approval of a mother or father, or husband or wife. I hear things like “I’m going to look so…

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YOU CAN FIND THE TIME TO EXERCISE!

YOU CAN FIND THE TIME TO EXERCISE!

Have you ever caught yourself saying ‘I just don’t have enough time to train!’ Here’s why being busy, and HAVING LITTLE TIME TO TRAIN CAN BE YOUR BIGGEST ADVANTAGE on your fitness journey. I can honestly say from a personal perspective, that what has kept my training on track over the years is the fact that I’m busy, and have very little time to train. This is a blessing to…

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TOP THREE TIPS FOR SHEDDING UNWANTED KILOS!

TOP THREE TIPS FOR SHEDDING UNWANTED KILOS!

Hey Everyone! Here are my top three TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE TIPS. 1. Eat your way to victory. Consistently eating the right quantities of quality food is essential to your success. Choose real, unprocessed foods eg meat, veg, fruit, nuts, eggs, etc, and cut back on simple, processed sugars. This applies to whichever eating style you choose. Quantity is also very important – too much or too little can frustrate your progress.…

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LET’S GET BACK TO BASICS!

LET’S GET BACK TO BASICS!

Let’s get back to some exercise basics! Variety is the spice of life, and it is great to mix up your workouts. Adding variety to your routine, changing the type, order, tempo etc of exercises keeps you interested, keeps the body “guessing” and in a state where it is forced to respond to the different demands placed on it – which is conducive to achiving great results. A word of…

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JUST SHOW UP!

JUST SHOW UP!

In the gym, as in life, nothing is ever achieved without momentum. Success starts when we build momentum, and snow balls as we push forward and gain momentum. Sometimes the hardest part is the start, and once you’ve made a start it is surprisingly easy to finish! In the coming weeks we will once again be inspired by amazing success stories as the latest challenge results are revealed and talked…

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FAILURE IS YOUR FRIEND

FAILURE IS YOUR FRIEND

FAILURE IS YOUR FRIEND The gym teaches us not to fear failure, but rather, to embrace it! In a very real sense, the gym encourages us not to avoid failure, but sometimes even to push to failure, and this is the key to success: It makes us physically stronger.It builds mental strength. It teaches us to break through our perceived limitations. It highlights our strengths and areas we need to…

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FOCUS ON THE ECCENTRIC PHASE

FOCUS ON THE ECCENTRIC PHASE

My tip for the week is for anyone who has hit a wall in their strength and muscle gains: Focus on the ECCENTRIC phase. When performing an exercise, their are essentially two primary dynamic muscle contractions 1. Concentric:- in which the muscle shortens during contraction and 2. Eccentric:- in which the muscle lengthens under contraction. For example, the bicep curl:- when curling the bar up, you are contracting concentrically as…

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