Entries by Paul

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Periodization For Strength Training by Chris Gellert

Introduction Strength training is something that all individuals need to do, but as a personal trainer, do you know the science behind the training? This article will the fundamental principles of periodization training as it relates to strength training. Foundation of Periodization Training Why is it important to understand periodization training? Periodization training is the […]


Interview with Stian Weideman

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. I started my coaching career in 2007 and during the last 14 years I’ve had the honour and privilege to own 3 gyms, be a strength and conditioning consultant for multiple sports teams, become an online coach for one of the top fitness blogs […]

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Hlubi Mboya puts her fitness passion into practice with HFPA qualifications

Actress, adventurer, athlete and goodwill ambassador Hlubi Mboya-Arnold does it all. Driven by a desire for self-mastery and constant improvement, Hlubi actively seeks opportunities to challenge herself and step out of her comfort zone. Whether that’s stepping onto the competitive Bikini stage, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro or riding the world’s toughest mountain bike stage race, the […]

Entrepreneurship and the Personal Trainer

For many fitness professionals, their career choice is driven mainly by their passion for the industry, rather than the earning potential it offers. But for those who excel at their job, it is possible to create a lucrative business, says Robert Walker, an HFPA graduate and founder of Walker Strength, an online and personal training […]


The soft skills every fit pro should master

While a relevant certificate, diploma or degree is a mandatory requirement for a career in the fitness industry, a resume filled with qualifications is no guarantee of success. There are a number of factors beyond a fitness professional’s acumen and understanding of exercise science that will determine their success in this services-based industry, with their […]


Is your trainer up to date?

With the amount of new information that scientists unearth on a daily basis, coupled with the ever changing techniques being used to build muscle, burn fat, improve fitness and shape physiques, it is essential for fitness professionals in the industry to stay up to date with the latest trends. The best way to do this, […]