Heather Hawkins

I joined as I was looking for a place with a rig to do weightlifting but also the flexibility of classes. Pilates has been my constant when I’ve not had the motivation to make it to workout in the gym. The team at Element have brought a community where you are met with a wave and a hello when you come in.

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The best foods for recovery

Is there anything worse than waking up with sore muscles? You go hard on a new workout, feel great about yourself and then…not so great the next day. Sore muscles are not only painful but they can also slow your fitness momentum as you wait to recover. But make no mistake: Recovery is crucial.

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Low-carb fried rice

There are countless variations of fried rice, or khao phat, in Thailand. Sahil Makhija of Headbanger’s Kitchen made sure to contribute a low-carb version of this classic Thai dish. Riced cauliflower stir-fried with quick-marinated pork and mushrooms.

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Keto vanilla panna cotta

Pure, unadulterated creaminess. For a luxurious keto dessert, look no further. Pomegranate and mint add holiday color, but you can enjoy this elegant, make-ahead finish to your celebrations year-round!

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6 Benefits of Sauna After Workout

There are many known benefits to working out, in general. When practised correctly, exercise can improve health, both mental and physical, as well as improve the overall quality of life. However, physical activity, especially regular workouts, puts stress on the body.

It is important to practice post-workout recovery techniques that will allow your body to properly adjust to the changes it is experiencing. It is a good idea to take advantage of the amenities at a fitness club such as whirlpools or saunas. If you are looking for a Nunawading gym, Element Fitness Health Club provides a clean, spacious workout facility with a complimentary sauna.

If you’re looking for the best post-workout recovery, there are few options better than sitting in the sauna. Check out these six benefits of a sauna after a workout.

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Should You Push It? 8 Tips to Exercising With an Injury

So, you got injured but you don’t want to get off track with exercising and consider “can I still work out? Should I push it?” Unfortunately, there is no cut-and-dry answer here. Each injury is unique and should be evaluated by a professional before beginning any physical activity, especially if it involves the injured area. Provided it is safe to do so, it is possible to continue exercising with an injury, however, there are several things to consider before you decide to hit your favourite Nunawading gym. Here are 8 tips for exercising with an injury.

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4 Fantastic Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues at Element Fitness

“Holiday Blues” is defined as a time of sadness or depression around the holidays, generally in November and December. This can happen to anyone and is often brought on by high stress and emotion during that time of year. Luckily, there are healthy ways to beat those holiday blues. Join us at Element Fitness, the premier Nunawading gym, and try out these four ways to improve your mood through the holidays!

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6 Tips on How to Find Time to Workout as a Working Mom

It’s no secret that moms have busy schedules, but adding in a full-time job just makes it all the more hectic. Between work deadlines, school meetings, extracurriculars, and family time, moms are left with little time for themselves. This leaves many moms wondering how to find time to work out as a working mom. Luckily, we have some tips for all the working moms out there!

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5-Minute Finishers: How To Speed Up Progress

Repetition is key when it comes to improving any skill. You don’t get better by setting goals—you get better by doing. “The goal is just an event — something that you can’t totally control or predict. But reps are what make the event happen,” says James Clear, author of Transform Your Habits.

Changing your body requires the same mindset. No matter the skill—torching body fat, improving flexibility, or increasing muscle size— you’re going to have to put in the repetitions. Lucky for us, this process can be accomplished by adding 5-minute workout finishers—simple workout circuits—to the end of your program. These finishers will add crucial skill exposure to your routine during the week, and dramatically shorten the path to your goals.

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