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Why 59% of people fail with New Year Resolutions & the Secret to Success

Chances are that December and January involved family, friends, fun, time-off and relaxation. Christmas time and the festive season is truly an amazing time to get together with the people closest to you and unwind from the year that has just passed. But with the festive season usually comes a bit of over indulgence in food, drink and all things enjoyable. We are all human, everyone tends to go a bit over board during this period. Now that we are into the new year it’s time to get back on the wagon and prioritise your health and fitness.

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7 Practical fitness tips for the festive season

The festive season isn’t called the Silly Season for nothing. All the good habits we try to maintain for the rest of the year go out the back door for two weeks of glorious overindulgence. Why? Who knows, it’s just always been like that.

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Nicole Nattrass

It’s so nice to be back at a smaller gym like Element where everyone is so friendly, all the members, instructors and reception staff. I always feel so welcome, Element is such an inclusive gym and I feel really connected and comfortable here.

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8 Daily Habits That Will Change Your Life and Wellness

Below are my top 8 habits that if followed will change your life, mind and ability to tackle bigger change. It’s important to note, none of these things are expensive, take lots of time or are hard to do. I believe every human regardless of his or her fitness goal should be following these habits daily. I also believe that if these 8 things are done every day as an absolute non-negotiable, it builds a platform from which massive success can be achieved in further, more advanced health and fitness goals. By doing these consistently, not only will you be in physically better shape but also you will be in a superior mindset that will help in every area of your life.

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Fresh Low Carb Pad Thai

This Pad Thai recipe is hands-down one of the easiest and tastiest recipes. It’s made with simple ingredients and can be made with chicken, shrimp or tofu! Vegan-adaptable. GF! Once your ingredients are prepped, it only takes 15 minutes!

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6 Benefits of Group Fitness Classes

Whether you’re a beginner at the gym or you just don’t have much fitness knowledge, group fitness classes may be your solution. Joining a class can help build a foundation and structure that you can use to fuel your personal health journey for years to come.

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Keto Cheesecake with Blueberries

Making a perfect keto cheesecake is easier than you think. This one is both sugar and gluten-free, yet still tastes like a dream. Rich and comforting creaminess, topped with juicy fresh blueberries. Heaven is a place on earth indeed!

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Keto chicken and mushroom casserole

Looking for comfort food? This creamy chicken casserole is a modern take on an old favorite. Loaded with savory mushrooms, chicken and cheese as well as cauliflower rice, this meal will leave you feeling warm and satisfied.

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Keto Asian chicken with peanut coleslaw

Tired of humdrum chicken legs? Add an Asian flare. A tamari-based marinade with garlic and ginger infuses the chicken meat with zesty flavor. Served on a bed of coleslaw with a spicy peanut sauce, then garnished with sliced avocado, lime and cilantro, this meal is an exotic trip without leaving home.

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Jennifer Jiang

I’ve joined the Virtual classes in April since the first lock down started. I enjoy the varieties and well balanced classes offered each week. Because it’s virtual, I have the convenience and time flexibility to try most of the classes and include my favorite classes into my daily routine.

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Wanty Widjaja

I am very grateful to be part of the virtual Element fitness community and it has been great doing virtual classes with the crew at Element during lockdown in Melbourne. I have enjoyed the interaction with all the instructors and other members. It is hard to stay motivated when you exercise at home by yourself so having virtual classes really help

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Use these six wellbeing tips to stay on track during lockdown

Lacking motivation or need a fresh start? Look no further than these tips to get you back on track at home during COVID19.

Finding your happiness in these times are indeed very tough, but there is light at the end of the tunnel especially with cases declining rapidly in Victoria! It’s so important to look after yourself, friends and family. Everyone is doing it tough or knows someone that is. Make sure you check in with not only yourself but others as it can be that one conversation that makes someone’s day or helps them change negative thoughts into positive thoughts.

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7 Ways To Lower Training Injuries

While injuries can be common to people who are beginning their exercise journey, there are seven simple things you can do to help avoid these so you can continue progressing your training

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Eat like Dwayne the ROCK Johnson

It’s then no surprise that adopting The Rock diet and workout plan isn’t a matter of access as much as it is a matter of conviction. Well, that and a decent budget, since you’ll be spending a lot on food. Should you take on this training regimen, however, you might one day flaunt a body like the one he did in “Hercules” or “Fast 5” or any other movie he’s been in because he’s pretty much always fit. But are you up to the task, young go-getter? Let’s find out.

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Sunday lamb roast with gravy and roasted vegetables

If you grew up in Australia, you grew up eating roast lamb for Sunday lunch. All over the country ovens are roasting legs of lamb, with all the trimmings. These succulent fragrances can instantly slingshot us back to our childhood and this highly anticipated family meal.

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Low-carb Goulash soup

Cold nights just got a little warmer. Once you’ve experienced the complex, gentle spices and rich textures in this low-carb version of the traditional Hungarian shepherd’s dish, you’ll always know where to turn on a chilly evening. Hearty. comforting. And oh-so easy.

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Craig Nicholson

During the second lockdown Craig has dedicated himself to a better diet and attending many of Element’s virtual classes.

“I have have lost 10.8kg in just over 2 months! ?‍♂‍”

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The workout Michael Jordan used to WIN 6 NBA championships!

Anyone who has watched the NETFLIX special on Michael Jordan called THE LAST DANCE will remembers Air Jordan because of his incredible ability to gain lightning fast position on his opponents, leap high and span seemingly inhuman amounts of air to the basket. However, what few people realise is that Michael spent five years as a pro basketball player before he and his team earned their first championship in 1991.

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Nutty Caramel Brownies

These Nutty Caramel Brownies are thick and fudgy, and are filled with a gooey caramel centre. The caramel layer is also stuffed full of salted peanuts which gives these brownies extra crunch.

What more could you want out of an indulgent brownie recipe?

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