Do you have a gym membership but struggle to make use of it because you lack the motivation to workout? Did you set fitness goals for this year but are already battling to meet them because motivation has somehow fizzled? Do you want to exercise regularly but can’t seem to find the time to do so? Well, many of us battle with smashing our fitness goals because life can at times be hectic and at the end of the day, you just want to go home, eat and sleep. Fitness is about you and only you and you have to find out how to motivate yourself to workout, learn what works for you to stay on top of fitness goals.
Winter weight gain is real and unless you are a bear or squirrel, there shouldn’t be any need for you to go into fitness hibernation in winter. Your focus on your fitness goals in winter should be as solid as any other season. Exercising in winter may seem impossible especially if you are reading this from under your duvet but if you are truly determined, you can avoid winter weight gain.
People gain weight when temperatures drop because they suddenly shift from being fairly active to becoming more sedentary. And not only that, colder temperatures present the perfect need for us to stuff our faces with winter comfort foods, or simply run Netflix marathons on the couch.
The intimidation in most fitness centers is such a huge demotivating factor for the beginners and often results in them giving up on their fitness journey before they even start.
Some of the people who resolve to get fit or lose weight in the new year fail to stay on the grind, not because they lack motivation but because of the attitudes they get from the already fit crowd. At one stage, we all were beginners, without a clue on gym etiquette or how to use certain equipment.
We should be supportive of anybody who wants to get fit, share with them gym tips for beginners and correct them without being judgmental or sharing their mistakes on social media.
As someone who has been prone to cellulite since I can remember, I have searched high and low over the years for the best way to reduce the appearance of cellulite on the thighs and bum. After trying a thousand remedies and cellulite creams, my searches have finally yielded successful results as far as reducing the appearance of cellulite and some of the easiest ways are cutting down on dairy, sugar and bread and also using bio oil for cellulite.
I will take you through how to reduce the appearance of cellulite to a point where you can barely see that it is even there. The methods to get rid of cellulite that I am about to share with you work, and probably the best part is that they are affordable and way cheaper than the expensive cellulite creams that claim to work.
For a beginner, running can be a complicated mission if you do not have the basic running strategies in place. Running becomes enjoyable when you learn the few tricks there is to it. Following these 7 running tips for beginners will help you experience that runners’ high in no time and you will be going on about how great running is.
Some of us can testify that we have on numerous occasions received unsolicited fitness advice in the gym. There are two sides to this. Some of the advice is legit while the rest is just broscience. The solid and legit fitness advice is welcome because it saves us, especially beginners, from making cringe-worthy fitness mistakes.
Nowadays, there’s always someone selling a diet that ‘works’, skinny teas that will help you lose massive weight and so on. If you are female and want to dive into strength training, you will hear repeated choruses about how lifting weights will make you bulky; that you will practically turn into the incredible hulk should you attempt to lift any weights heavier than the lovely pink and purple dumbells designed for ladies. If your knowledge is limited, you will spend your life believing these common fitness myths.
Gym muscle soreness occurs between 6-48 hours after you have fatigued your muscles during exercise. The good news is that the more frequently and consistently you train, the less soreness you will eventually experience. But while you are still building up your workout frequency, try these effective muscle soreness recovery tips.
Joan Venter considers herself a late bloomer in the sense that fitness and living a healthy lifestyle became part of her life only after her kids had been born. Joan started to train regularly only in her late 20s. Up till then, she never had an interest in exercise or getting fitter as she deemed herself an academic and always had her nose in books. But that all changed once she got into it and has never looked back, except for the time that she was involved in an accident and had to undergo operations. Today at the age of 54, Joan Venter still trains six days a week and reveals her training splits in this Fitness Chat.
Marisca de Beer is a fitness fanatic who is currently in a relationship with peanut butter, enjoys the occasional butt rub and a pizza date.
In her younger days, she participated in sports such as athletics, netball, and tennis but was never really the “A team” sporty type. In fact, Marisca de Beer has been more on the creative side of life and her main passion has always been art.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) saves time and boosts metabolism. What makes HIIT workout effective as a fat burning workout is that it produces excess post-oxygen consumption, (EPOC). HIIT increases the resting metabolic rate for the following 24 hours. This means the fat-burning party isn’t over once you step off the treadmill – it keeps going and going and going!