Tag: Personal Trainer

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As a Personal Trainer and complete fitness fanatic, I have always had a very clear idea in my head about how my pregnancy is going to be. I mean, I have always had full control over my body, how ... Read More
January 20, 2019Theo Pretorius
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We all know the story: Monday through Thursday you’re the picture of discipline. You’re prepping your meals, you’re sweating it out, you’re drinking green tea by the gallon, and you feel great. Come Friday happy hour, everything goes down the drain. Between social commitments, eating out, disrupting your routine, and finding ... Read More
May 11, 2018Theo Pretorius
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Specialises in muscle and strength building and functional training, rehabilitative exercises, toning through Pilates and weight loss and management.
March 29, 2018Bodydynamics
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We all know that exercise is good for you-but it is possible to get too much of a good thing. When you overtrain, you put your body under unnecessary stress and the effects can be rather nasty. In this post, I aim to address the problem of over-training, how to ... Read More
February 9, 2018Theo Pretorius
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Calorie burn indicators and why you shouldn’t trust them One of the most satisfying feelings when you’re putting that cardio in is watching the feedback on the treadmill monitor. The kilometres, the minutes, the calorie burn…but what if they can’t be trusted? The amount of calories you burn depends on several factors: ... Read More
October 17, 2017Theo Pretorius
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With the fitness boom that has taken place over the last few years; wearable technology has flooded the market. Every second person is now walking around with a FitBit or a Garmin heart rate monitor. But what exactly is that number on your watch, and how do you know what ... Read More
September 12, 2017Theo Pretorius
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How to combat exercise induced muscle soreness Anyone who’s ever started a new training programme, had a period of time off, tried a new exercise or increased training intensity has probably fallen victim to muscle soreness. Delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMs as its lovingly know in the industry is characterised ... Read More
August 17, 2017Theo Pretorius
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Even though summer is fast approaching, late afternoons and evenings are still quite chilly, and we all know what that means-CRAVINGS! If you are anything like me, colder weather means I'm constantly on the lookout for something sweet (but nutritious and guilt-free as always) to nibble ... Read More
August 11, 2017Theo Pretorius
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Stand where you are right now and reach for your toes, keeping your legs straight. If you get there, congratulations, you are one of the very few people that can. If you’re currently touching your knees (or thighs), you’re like the overwhelming majority of people-inflexible and primed for injury. Of course, ... Read More
August 8, 2017Theo Pretorius
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Suffering from depression is one of the most isolating things in the world. It can leave you paralyzed with misery, unable to explain to anyone why you feel that way and why it isn’t as simple as getting “your mind right”. While clinical and serious depression will likely require therapy and ... Read More
July 26, 2017Theo Pretorius