Why is exercise so important during pregnancy?

One of my first concerns when I found out that I was pregnant, was whether it was safe to continue exercising. Being a first time mom, I was very scared as I knew nothing about pregnancy and babies and did not want to hurt the little one that is developing inside me. Please remember to always first check with your doctor to ensure that it is safe for you to continue with your normal exercise regime. If you have exercised before getting pregnant, you should be able to continue as normal, should you have a normal pregnancy. Exercise during pregnancy…

Surviving your first trimester…

Soooo, yes, in my last blog I promised lots of new and exciting content coming and now it is almost the end of March and I still have not done anything! This year started with a bang…. it’s only March and so many things have happened. Our year started off with a really big but very nice surprise…I found out that I am pregnant on the 5th of January. What a start to 2022! Although our little bundle of joy was planned, it still came as a huge surprise as we did not think that I would get pregnant so…

Saying goodbye to 2021 …

Wow, can you believe that 2021 is over? Unbelievable. This year has gone by so fast. I haven’t written a blog in such a long time. So many things have changed this year. For starters, both me and my husband resigned from our jobs. It was time. Time to move on. Time to start over. Time for bigger and better things. We have been truly blessed this year. My husband started at a new company in July and I can now finally focus on rebounding full time. We also had to pack up our house in Potchefstroom and moved to…

Spring vs Bungee Rebounder

As I’m sure you know by now, rebounding is exercise that you do on a mini-trampoline. It is fun, and you will burn a lot of calories. There are so many benefits to rebounding, to see a list please click here. There are currently two different types of rebounders available and that is a spring and a bungee rebounder. Spring rebounder A spring rebounder is a rebounder where the mat is tied to the rim with steel springs. Spring rebounders tend to be more affordable and more widely available. This rebounder is great for travelling as it can fold up,…

How to start your rebounding journey…

Congratulations! You have decided that you would like to give rebounding a go and I promise you will not be disappointed. I would suggest that when you do start with this new form of exercise, that you start off with a few quick 5 minute sessions. Believe me – 5 minutes seem short – until you are on a rebounder. First try this 5 minute class a few times just so that your body can get used to this type of exercise. You can even do more than one session a day, let’s say in the morning and in the…

The pelvic floor muscle

The pelvic floor muscle is a very important muscle for both women and men. The pelvic floor muscle is made up from layers of muscle and other tissues and these layers of the muscle stretch from the tailbone at the back, to the pubic bone in front. The pelvic floor of a woman supports her bladder, uterus and colon. The reason why the pelvic floor muscle is so important, is that it may help urinary elimination, it may treat pelvic organ disablement and it may make sex better too. Basically everyone can benefit from pelvic floor exercises. A strong pelvic…

Why Is Sleep Good For You?

Oh I just love to sleep. There is nothing better for me than a good night’s rest. I feel good, I look good and everything is just great. With that being said, at the same time if I don’t have a good night’s rest I’m a horrible person to be with. I feel awful, I don’t look good, I’m irritated and the day is just a mess even though it just started. According to the dictionary, sleep is: “a condition of body and mind which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is inactive, the eyes…

What makes online training classes so great?

Despite everything that is going on around us at the moment where we are not allowed to attend group training classes, I thought I would give you some pro’s and con’s for working out online. In my personal opinion it is becoming more and more necessary for people to train from home at their own pace and on their own time. Most of us are working more than 8 hours a day and then have to sit in traffic for more or less another 2 hours traveling between work and home. This is making it very difficult for us to find time for…

Rebounding vs treadmill running

I have been asked this question quite a lot over the last couple of weeks – is rebounding better than running and especially treadmill running as both are done indoors. The short answer is YES. And that is not just because I love rebounding and believe it is the best exercise out there. Several studies have been done that have proved that rebounding is better and more effective than running on a treadmill. A study that was published in the International Journal of Sports Science shows that rebounding is twice as effective at improving cardiovascular fitness and 50% more effective…

Small steps that leads to a healthier you

I know it is not an easy thing to do and I know because I have been there before. Our lives tend to be so busy – we work 10 hours a day and it is just so easy to stop at a fast food outlet and get a burger, those amazing fries and a coke for dinner. The same goes for the mornings, we are in a rush to get to work and just drink coffee for breakfast and off we go and we will most probably skip lunch too. The sad reality is that this is the worst…