The Teachers Corner

Our Fitness League teachers have a wealth of knowledge and experience. We’ll share tips, information and tricks here as part of your Fitness League Journey.

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Can Breathing Improve your Exercise Workout?

Can Breathing Improve your Exercise Workout?

I recently joined a yoga class in which the instructor constantly emphasised breathing (‘inhaaale’ and ‘exhaaale’), and then, later in the week, during an aerobics class the instructor also gave breathing instructions (‘puff, puff, puff’). There seemed to be little rhyme or reason (or rhythm) to the instructions, and the directions given by the two instructors at times seemed contradictory. So I started wondering: what is the optimal way of breathing during exercise – when should you breathe out and when in, and is there an optimal technique? And of course, am I applying it to best effect in my Fitness League classes?

What Everyone Should Know About Vitamin B12 Deficiency

What Everyone Should Know About Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Some years ago I did a talk to the Cape Town teachers subsequent to my own experiences with Vitamin B12 deficiency. I would like to revisit the subject now in this article. Most people don’t know much about Vitamin B12 and what it does but I can sum it up by saying that without it nothing in the body can function. It is involved in the creation of blood cells, in the health of the neurological system, in the DNA of every cell in the body.

Butterbean Brownies

Butterbean Brownies

Looking for a healthy tea time treat? Our butterbean brownies are just the thing. Butterbeans have a creamy texture, a neutral taste and are a great source of fiber and protein – making these brownies a smart treat choice.

Vegan Orange Cake

Vegan Orange Cake

Looking for absolutely delicious, incredibly simple VEGAN cake recipe? The search is over with our VEGAN Orange Cake – the perfect treat for afternoon tea.

7 Health Benefits of Laughter

7 Health Benefits of Laughter

We all know how great it makes us feel when we have a good laugh, or even a giggle. Did you know that there are proven health benefits to laughing? See seven reason’s why laughter is the best medicine.

Ways in Which to Help your Brain Function Better

Ways in Which to Help your Brain Function Better

Which is the most important organ in your body? You may think it is your heart, but although the heart is a vital organ, the most important organ is your brain. The brain and the spinal cord control the nervous system and together make up the most critical organ...

The Importance of Ginger for Bone Health

The Importance of Ginger for Bone Health

“People have dug up Zingiber officinale, a.k.a. the root more commonly known as ginger, for its health benefits and spicy flavour since the beginning of time (Fun fact: It’s actually in the same family as turmeric, another powerful good-for-you ingredient). But just because it’s been around awhile doesn’t mean it’s a cure-all for your health. Ginger should be used in addition to a healthy diet, exercise, and regular visits to your doctor.

Keeping a Healthy Diet During a Pandemic

Keeping a Healthy Diet During a Pandemic

"While no foods or dietary supplements can prevent or cure COVID-19 infection, healthy diets are important for supporting immune systems. Good nutrition can also reduce the likelihood of developing other health problems, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes and...

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