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Strong By Grit

Monte Vista, Cape Town, WC (10.1km from Parklands)
Jacques - PT. Please contact me on Whatsapp - 068_177_1184. Proven training methods to reach your goals. I'll design an effective exercise program based on your goals where we'll cover full body measurements, bodyfat % measurements as well as set monthly goals where we can work towards. Daily macronutrients and a general diet plan will also be supplied to help you on your fitness journey. Training can be at Monte Vista (No Gym Membership required) or at your home for an additional travelling fee. Training cost of R250 per 1 hour for 1 on 1 and R200 for group training...
For a while I wanted a personal trainer, and found Jacques at Strong By Grit. He helped me from the first day we met with a plan of action on how we're going to achieve my goals. He provided assistance on a level which I want from a personal trainer....
 |  Posted 1 year ago

MYT Wellness

Parklands, Cape Town, WC
Specialise in weight-loss and obtaining overall health & wellness. My program offers a eating plan, moderate exercise regime and ultimately taking better care for yourself. Women can expect to lose 5 to 8kg per cycle whilst men on average lose between 7 to 10kg.

Rip Fat

Cape Town, WC (15km from Parklands)
Personal Trainer and Health Coach in the area helping individuals reach their full potential with healthy goals, body goals or general life goals.

Kim Decina Biokineticist

Cape Town, WC (15km from Parklands)
Biokinetics practice offering individualised rehabilitative exercise sessions for orthopedic injuries (pre- and post-surgery) and chronic conditions (heart disease, stroke, neuromuscular conditions, elderly, obesity). At Kim Decina Biokineticist we believe that our bodies were created to move, and that being able to move often and well leads to a healthier and happier life. If you need to get moving, we'll get you started! If you're moving with pain, we'll help you get your pain-free life back! And If you're an athlete, we'll help you reach your peak performance potential! The rehabilitation sessions are completely individualised to suit your needs, with the...

Exercise Therapy

Cape Town, WC (15km from Parklands)
I focus on helping 14-18 years old Girls who play tennis, hockey, swimming and running who are competitive, have been injured and need Strength and Conditioning to return to their sport. Personal Training for those that want to improve their fitness, strength, weight loss, coordination, core stability and movement patterns. I do both outdoor sessions or at a studio. Sports Massage for those that have tight muscles, neck pain, back pain or muscle imbalances. Sports massage is for both sports people and sedentary clients. I treat a variety of conditions including: Tight muscles- muscle imbalances- neck pain back pain -...

Personal Trainer

Cape Town, WC (15km from Parklands)
For all your personal training needs. From weight loss, weight gain to mental well being... Please note this is a Personal Training service,not a service for gym memberships... No gym membership required.

Lukhumba Training

Cape Town, WC (15km from Parklands)
Lukhumba is an organisation which specialises mostly in Health and Fitness. It is also involved in the Supply Chain Management, whereby we procure goods and services for any organisation. Our services are, but are not limited to: 1. Medical - Medical Consultation - Medical Advice 2. Sport and Fitness - Fitness Assessment - Personal Training (At your home or online) - Sport focused training - Recreation Activities for all ages - Sport and Recreation Programmes

Camp And Climb - Paarden Eiland

Cape Town, WC (15km from Parklands)
"Camp And Climb (formerly Canvas Workers est. 1925) opened our first retail store in the 1970’s. Over the past decades, we have proudly supplied quality gear for all type of outdoor endeavors from camping trips to mountain expeditions and more… We continue this tradition today as one of the premier camping equipment and tent suppliers in South Africa: At Camp And Climb you will find great quality gear at great prices, including many exclusive lines. So whether you are planning a short hike, a weekend at the river – or even heading to the mountains – Camp And Climb has...
"The International Academy opened its doors in Cape Town in 1990 and grew steadily to become one of the largest Health and Skin Care education providers in South Africa, serving not only local but international students as well. From the beginning, the International Academy of Health and Skin Care owned its flourishing success to: * The commitment and dedication of Ms.Grewe, founder and Chief Executive Officer of the International Academy. * Providing prestigious qualifications that are recognized globally. * Focus on practical working experience and building confidence within the Health and Skin Care industry. Whether you’re interested in a career...

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How can a personal trainer help me?

A personal trainer is a brilliant guide for those who want to keep fit and healthy in a manner which optimizes benefit without straining the capabilities of the body. Personal trainers are also experts at toning certain areas of the body and building up strength and fitness according to each client’s abilities. A personal trainer will create a customized workout regime, ensuring safety is foremost for the client. It is all very well going to a gym and exercising on all the machines available, but you might just be doing more harm than good in your efforts. If, for instance, you have a chronic back problem, you may well be aggravating the problem by undertaking unsupervised exercises which put additional strain on the back muscles and joints. A personal trainer will assist in strengthening weak muscles and aiding mobility and endurance without causing any further deterioration or injury to the body.

How can a personal trainer help with different needs?

There are four main types of physical activity, being: aerobic, muscle-strengthening, bone-strengthening and stretching, and each activity works in a different way, has a different focus and end result. Aerobic exercise, for example, has a direct benefit on the lungs and heart, whereas strengthening exercises increase flexibility by placing the emphasis on the body’s joints and supporting muscles. Working with a personal trainer will ensure that you are carrying out exercises which are aimed at the areas you need to work on. If you are a little hesitant at being the sole focus of a personal trainer, it is possible to join a small group led by a trainer, with the same end result. Personal trainers assist in maintaining motivation in their clients by setting achievable goals and providing feedback and encouragement. 

Principles of good practice are vital

Principles of good practice are always foremost in the minds of personal trainers. For example :

  • being sore is not indicative of a good workout;
  • it is not necessary to ‘punish’ clients with harder workouts when they have exceeded their agreed dietary allowance;
  • there is a limit to the amount of protein that the body needs. Excessive protein intake does not equal muscle growth;
  • a good warm-up procedure is essential before hard training;
  • empathy and understanding of the client’s lifestyle and motivation is important to achieve the best results;
  • adopting a long-term focus with clients is vital in order to achieve long-term results;
  • there is no single exercise which will build fitness, muscle or strength;
  • ensure that instructions are communicated clearly to the client. PT jargon does not help the client to understand what needs to be done. A personal trainer knows what is required, but the client probably doesn’t, so explanation and, if necessary, demonstration may be necessary;
  • a personal trainer is not the sole decision-maker. He or she is there to guide and advise clients to make the best decisions for themselves and their lifestyles;
  • personal training should not consist of just counting repetitions and pushing the client’s endurance levels. It must involve taking the client from one fitness point to another in the safest, most effective and enjoyable manner;
  • if an exercise plan devised for a client is not achieving the desired results, be prepared to re-assess the regime and adapt it for better results. Nothing is set in stone, and what works for one person, may not work for another. This is all part of coaching for results.

The above are just a few of the principles which govern a good personal trainer’s approach and attitude. There are many more, which makes it clear that a personal trainer is a skilled, trained and highly knowledgeable specialist who operates in a disciplined sphere of expertise.

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Word of mouth may ultimately be the best way to find the right personal trainer for your needs, especially if you have friends or colleagues who are working with one of these specialists. Alternatively, you could locate them through various gyms where they might be based. Sports and allied magazines and publications are also good resources, as is the Yellow Pages. Whilst they may not yet be overly active in advertising via the internet, a good search site such as Uptasker may help in this regard. Uptasker provides online ratings, customer reviews and website links (if available) which are an invaluable aid. Since it lists in geographical locations, finding a personal trainer through this site is much faster than other search engines.

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Top personal trainer tips

If you are planning to employ a personal trainer, be prepared to listen to advice and follow the exercise plan. Don’t make excuses and think that you will actually achieve results without the effort involved. And, please, don’t think that periods of regular exercising will automatically recharge your metabolism and give you the freedom to eat junk food and indulge in sweet treats with abandon. Controlled and supervised exercise under the guidance of a personal trainer, together with a guided diet and perhaps certain lifestyle changes, will do wonders for both your mind and body. For more tips, see our personal trainer articles.

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