Mental Benefits of Exercise

In my last blog I talked about the physical benefits of exercise. And I did not address weight loss on purpose. Exercise is usually recommended to people who want to lose weight (actually they want to lose body fat as explained in my blog about why the scale is not a good gauge of success).…

10 Physical Benefits of Exercise

In my last week’s blog I talked about a different approach to weight loss by focussing on your health first. A healthy weight is the result of a healthy body. In this framework, exercise is not a means to an end - exercise is not a means to lose weight, but rather part of a…

A Working Approach to Weight Loss

It’s probably no surprise that I see the topic weight loss come up all the time. I write a blog about fitness and I follow a lot of people on social media that are active in the “fitness universe”. I am passionate about fitness and nutrition and read books and articles about it daily. On…

How Do I Choose the Right Gym For Me?

A friend of mine is looking to join a gym and asked me how to choose one. I think that’s actually a great question and she’s probably not the only one who isn’t sure how to go about it. So let me give you some tips here. First of all, if you are asking yourself…

Getting Beach Ready in 3 Weeks

I have 3 weeks left before I will be on my beach holiday. I am super excited about it! I am sure you feel the same way about your upcoming summer holiday! Sun, sand, naked feet and bikinis. Bikinis. There we go. Most of us probably want to look their best in it and wear…

Why Your Body Needs Rest Days

Have you heard someone say “Rest day? Where is my rest muscle and how do I train it?”  or “Rest day. Aka thinking-about-the-gym-all-day.” For some, rest days are really hard. I am sometimes one of those people. Working out at the gym, doing circuits, spinning or Muay Thai training makes me feel so good that…

What is Overtraining and How to Avoid it

If you are regularly working out or you just have started and you’re feeling a bit tired and sore, you may have wondered if you are overtraining. People around you may suggest that you are overtraining because your sudden enthusiasm for exercise may worry them. Some people may feel that anyone who trains more than…