A deeper look into core strength

Core strength is an important part of a well-rounded fit and healthy body. Aside from occasional situps and pushups, however, core exercises are often neglected. Read on to find out what your core is, why it’s important to strengthen your core and how to do this with some simple Pilates exercises. What is the core? Contrary to the popular belief that the core refers only to the abdominal or lower-back … Continue reading

The foam roller – how it works and why it’s such a great tool!

Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release technique that can relieve tension in the body. Foam rolling has become a familiar everyday practice for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Self-myofascial release is a term used for self-massage to release muscle tightness. If you work out regularly, have tight muscles, suffer from injuries, have muscular imbalances, feel stressed or experience tension in your body, then foam rolling will benefit you. What … Continue reading

How To Get in Shape for Summer

For those of us in Cape Town, around October we start to see a glimmer of hope that summer is on its way. We see a few days go by with no rain, the temperatures start to tip 20 degrees and the tell-tale wind starts to blow a little. Of course with those signs of good weather approaching, we also start to think a little more about our bodies. Come … Continue reading