Category: Benefits of Exercise

Just to start off with a disclaimer that this is not meant to be a comprehensive article but rather an overview. Metabolic Adaptation (or metabolic damage as we like to call it) is basically when your metabolism is changed or altered to function under circumstances that have deviated from what it ... Read More
June 4, 2021Theo Pretorius
At the start of the lockdown there was so much uncertainty going around that we (Theo and Yolande) poured ourselves into a routine and we believed that the 3 weeks is all that we would be needing to follow.  Weeks and weeks later here we sit on a level 3 ... Read More
June 25, 2020Theo Pretorius
I remember writing the previous blogpost about my experience of working out during pregnancy. I remember being so excited to get back to my old fitness routine and getting super fit again after pregnancy.  Also not even thinking about how much my body would change after having our precious little ... Read More
October 30, 2019Theo Pretorius
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 I eat and train, and we studied all the recommended do's ... Read More
January 20, 2019Theo Pretorius
Knowledge is POWER; especially when it come's to what you are putting into your body! In order to take control of your health, you need knowledge. And one of the fundamental aspects of healthy eating is knowing how to decipher the food labels on things you buy. There are 2 aspects ... Read More
April 10, 2018Theo Pretorius
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
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
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
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
Running sounds too intimidating? Get started , because anybody can run! Have you ever heard the saying "I have never seen a runner smile while they are running”? This is most people's mentality when presented with the opportunity to take a long jog. The burning of your lungs and legs often ... Read More
July 19, 2017Theo Pretorius