5 Steps To Boost Your Health & Maintain It

Did you know that South Africa has the highest overweight and obesity rate in sub-Saharan Africa? With over 70% of women and a third of men being classified as overweight and obese, South Africans are facing some weighty problems! Not only is obesity a major cause of diabetes but it is also said to have […]

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Overtraining | Signs & Symptoms

5 Signs You’re Overtraining At FITstrong, we’re all about training to keep healthy, fit and happy.  And there’s nothing that we love more than seeing our clients succeed at their fitness goals. However, we do also understand that training too hard for too long can be detrimental to your long term goals. So to make […]

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The Benefits of Pilates

Top Four Reasons You Need to Try Pilates  Pilates, pronounced puh-lah-teez, was first established by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th Century. It is one of the most popular forms of exercise to hit the fitness scene in the last decade and it has become an acclaimed regime for many fitness fanatics worldwide. And for […]

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The Basics Behind Spot Training

Spot training |What is it and does it work? Spot training is yet another idea that has been the center of some pretty heated debates in the fitness industry for many years. The idea behind spot training is that you can train one area of your body at a time and get amazing results in […]

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What should you eat before a workout?

The Best Pre-Workout Foods to Fuel Your Workout Whether you’re gearing up for a hectic HIIT season at the gym or you’re in for the long haul on a trail run; you’ll need some good quality pre-workout fuel to keep you keeping on. And while there are so many synthetic options out there, we like […]

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How Strong Is Your Core?

What’s so important about core strength? You’ve probably heard the term “core strength” being thrown around in conversation but do you really know the importance of it? More than toned abs, your core refers to the muscles around your pelvis, abdominal wall, hips, lower back and diaphragm. Strengthening these muscles can help improve your power, […]

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Why Are Strong Glutes So Important?

The Benefits of Having Strong Glutes Your glutes are the largest and by far the most important group of muscles in your body. And no, that isn’t because strong glutes look great, it’s because they consist of three muscles that work together to abduct, rotate and extend the hip making them vital to everyday movements. […]

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Can Exercise Really Boost Your Productivity?

5 Reasons Exercise Can Boost Your Productivity Can you guess what Richard Branson’s secret is to being so productive? Exercise! Yeap, Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, revealed that being physically fit is one of the major driving forces behind his productivity. And we’re not surprised. Exercise causes your body to release endorphins which […]

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The In’s & Out’s of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting | What is it & how does it work? If you haven’ t heard about it yet,the intermittent fasting craze is here and it’s been attracting a lot of attention in the fitness world. On the one hand, some suggest that the idea of intermittent fasting is unsuitable for athletes, while some stress […]

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