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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Low-carb beef enchiladas

Hold the tortillas! There’s no need for them with these tasty low-carb beef enchiladas. We wrap our spiced beef mixture in deli-style turkey breast and then top with grated cheese, a quick homemade enchilada sauce, and slices of jalapeño.

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4-ingredient chicken parmesan

There are many chicken parmesan recipes, but none is simpler than this four-ingredient chicken parmesan. Golden brown chicken breasts are slathered in sugar-free marinara and topped with a gooey layer of cheese

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Reformer Pilates Benefits

Is your workout routine feeling a bit tired? Have you wanted to try something new but you don’t know where to start? A Reformer Pilates course is a fun and very effective way to get a full body workout. There are many Reformer Pilates benefits that combine to make this one of the most popular types of exercise in recent years.

Reformer Pilates courses can be done by anyone, from people with zero Pilates experience to those who consider themselves experts. It’s versatile, challenging, and great for your health.

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Get Fit with a Gym Personal Trainer

Do you have specific fitness and body goals in mind, but aren’t quite getting the results you’d like? Have you ever stepped into your gym and felt overwhelmed by all of the equipment options? You’re not alone. It can be tough to create your own workout or learn what gym equipment is best for your body and fitness level. That’s why having a gym personal trainer is so important. With a trainer, you have someone there to not only motivate and push you but to educate you on how to reach your fitness goals

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4 Types of Yoga and Their Differences

Do you want to try a yoga class but are overwhelmed with all of the options? With so many different types of yoga being offered now, it’s no wonder that a lot of beginners are intimidated and don’t know where to start. The physical postures are the same for many of the styles, but there are subtle differences that may make some types better for you than others.

One thing is for sure: whatever form of yoga you practice offers valuable health benefits, especially if you practice consistently. From flexibility to stress relief to better sleep and heart health, yoga is definitely something you should incorporate into your wellness plan.

But there are so many yoga classes offered at so many studios and gyms – how do you find the right one for you?

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