January 24, 2017

A Little About Pilates: Yes, It Is Different Form Yoga!

Many have heard about this “new” and “fashionable” exercise method, but few know how it is different from others, its origins and unique benefits. Pilates is an exercise program that is, like all things German, systematic, precise and effective and was built over a hundred years ago by Joseph Pilates. He believed that the proper breathing technique, gentle yet through stretching and strengthening of the muscles and achieving optimal flexibility in the spine are the keys to a healthy body
January 24, 2017

Pilates for Sports Series: Horse Racing

Interview by Barend Vorster, Smartfit client and a multiple award-winning jockey. April 2016   Introduction I have been doing Pilates and Strengthen, Stretch and Condition training at SmartFit and working with Marina for two years.  I am a professional race horse jockey.  It is an intense sport that demands a high level of fitness. My training enables me to sustain that level. I ride 5-6 days per week. I race two days per week – 8 or 9 races per
January 20, 2017

Pre and Post-Pregnancy Workouts: Which One to Choose?

The joy of becoming a mother is beyond expression. And this happiness can be experienced to its fullest only when a woman stays fit, healthy and energetic through all the stages of pregnancy and post childbirth. At SmartFit, we know that the key to pre and post-natal fitness is working out in a safe, specialist-approved way and maintaining a harmonious and progressive workout regimen that prepares a woman’s body to endure the physical demands of childbirth and motherhood and helps