Tag: Benefits of exercise

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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
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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
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Without going into too much detail, we all know by now just how serious the current situation is.  Needless to say, after the lockdown is over we might have to practice social distancing and even some self-quarantine time for the remainder of the year.  Yes, it sucks. Also, we are ... Read More
April 16, 2020Theo Pretorius
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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
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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 I eat and train, and we studied all the recommended do's ... Read More
January 20, 2019Theo Pretorius
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As we say hello to 2018, some of us attempt the age-old tradition of making New Year’s resolutions. You sit down with pen and paper and try to think of all the things you swore you’d do last year. More often than not our goals are vague, overwhelming and sometimes ... Read More
January 18, 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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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