TRX has been a round for a while, apparently innovating the industry. But is all the hype really true? Training with ropes isn’t really new and rumor has it that it was introduced to US soldiers serving during the Iraq war in an effort to keep them fit and fight the boredom inherent to being

Set the Right Goals for Success, Part 1

Monday, 21 December 2015 by

There is a lot more to goal setting than just picking a goal and moving forward. While that is important, it’s also important to ensure that you are setting the right goals at the right time so that you can truly be successful. In order to ensure that you are setting the right goals for yourself

5 Reasons Why Athletes Should Do Yoga

Sunday, 11 October 2015 by

Yoga is fantastic for everyone, and those who need it most are those athletes who neglect regular and consistent flexibility training

Personal Trainers: More Than Rep Counters

Wednesday, 09 September 2015 by

Personal trainers are often given a bad rap because some of them consider the job a mere pastime and they don’t really understand that training people successfully requires more than a clipboard and a pair of sneakers. Some trainers undermine the credibility of the whole profession, especially in places where freelancers with questionable business methods

You are what you eat – really?

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 by

Everybody has heard of the old saying ‘you are what you eat’. A study suggests that the more accurate version would be ‘you are what you ate as a baby.’ Childhood conditions us to an extent that we previously hadn’t fathomed. Aside from moulding your personality, childhood experiences also impact on what you like to

Protein supplementation has been around for more than fifty years now. Back in the days, protein powder were tasting very bad, were hard on the stomach and had the texture of sand. Not the best post workout meal… Time and technology have done us a great favor: modern protein supplementation is now tasty, rich and packed

Workout of the week: Beautiful Buttocks

Sunday, 06 September 2015 by

This one is for the ladies who envy Kim Kardashian’s gluteus maximus and who just don’t know how the heck she managed to get such a ‘well-rounded’ derrière. Here are three exercises that will tone the problem area, lift it up and give it some curves. The glutes are quite larges muscles and unfortunately, unless

Whether it’s 4am or 4pm, the thousands of food stalls, restaurants and eateries of Bangkok are always ready to delight your palate with their never-ending list of exotic dishes. The choice is vast but almost all of the local culinary propositions involve an ingredient that many of us shouldn’t include in their diet: white rice.

Fitness Is A Marathon Not A Sprint

Saturday, 29 August 2015 by

The biggest mistake most people make when they are trying to get into shape, is they want to do it all at once. They may have let themselves go for years, or even decades, and they wish to get their body back to the way it used to be, as quickly as humanly possible. They

Most weekend warriors and froghair primadonnas outthere have something in common: they don’t exercise (clubhouse parties excluded). The much-maligned Tiger Woods once said that his level was mostly the result of sweating it out in the gym. To many though, it seems that golf is all about technique or worse, all about equipment. While this

Here’s a 30 minute workout built for explosiveness, cardio and strength. This type of functional training is what we love here at the Aspire Club. Now it’s for you to practice what we preach! After a thorough 10-15 minute warm up (treadmill @ 4-5 mph)you can start. Note that these exercises are supposed to be

If you’re like me, you must spend an awful lot of time waiting for the customs officer to wake up, waiting for the conveyor belt to belch out your luggage, waiting for the hotel receptionist to process your credit card… You’re a frequent flyer but have very little time to dedicate to maintaining your shape

Kettlebells for the win!

Monday, 17 August 2015 by

Kettlebells, kettlebells, kettlebells. Say it 12 times with a stone in your mouth and you’ll burn 8 kcal per hour! Seriously. While these big steely devices never quite made it to mainstream, kettlebells have achieved cult status among fitness connoisseurs.Rustic and manly, the handheld cannonballs were invented by the Russian and extensively used to toughen

Running – Quantity vs Quality

Sunday, 25 September 2011 by

There is an ongoing debate whether endurance training should stress quantity or quality in order to get better results. Should the bulk of a runner’s training regime consist of easy-medium intensity long runs or should the focus be high intensity intervals? Not many respected running experts suggest it is either or, the argument is rather

Do you Coach or Train?

Friday, 30 October 2015 by

Do you Teach or Train your young athletes? If you are like most coaches and trainers I am familiar with, you likely ‘train’ your athletes as a means to elicit biomotor improvement. You work on various forms of sprints and jumping in order to develop ‘blazing speed’. You lift weights or perform bodyweight exercises to

Why Fitness for Golf?

Friday, 30 October 2015 by

Daniel Remon B. HMSc, TPI-GFCI. Golf fitness is a catch phrase these days, just like functional training. But how can exercise benefit the average golfer? And what ‘is’ a good golf fitness program and how can it help? Like any sport specific training programs, we must break down the components of the sport and develop

How to Choose a Personal Trainer

Friday, 30 October 2015 by

Having your very own personal trainer has several great advantages: Trainers provide motivation, professional expertise, and personalized attention – all key components of reaching your personal health and fitness goals. All Fitcorp Asia personal trainers are certified by an accredited professional organization (ACSM, ACE, etc.) and tertiary educated with a degree in Exercise Science. However,

Exercise Tips for Busy Professionals

Friday, 30 October 2015 by

Exercise can be a time-consuming affair for people who lead busy lives. Successful business executives and managers exercise regularly. Time equals money! However, time also equals health! It is no use having all the riches in the world if poor health won’t allow us to enjoy it. Health is a priceless commodity. No matter how

Exercise on the Move, Anywhere Can Do

Friday, 30 October 2015 by

Exercise anywhere, anytime is the message of Fitcorp Asia. Exercise does not need to be complicated, nor does it require expensive equipment. You have all the tools to effective get fit and lose fat with you right now, as you are reading this article. With the right instructions and the right amount of motivation the

Physical Limitations of Your Backswing

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 by

Part 1 – Flexibility By Daniel Remon – B. HMSc TPI Certified Golf Fitness & Conditioning Specialist Physical limitations of some kind or another are responsible for the majority of swing faults for most golfers. Many swing faults are generated through poor technique throughout the back swing and are the result of poor flexibility, strength,