Choosing the Time of Day for Workouts: Morning vs Evening

Is it better to work out in the morning or in the evening? It’s a question that’s been asked for ages, but it can be difficult to say for certain what time of day is best, especially since every person is a unique individual. We all have different schedules, bodies, moods, and preferences, and these can all affect the answer. To help you make your decision, this article aims to highlight the advantages you should weigh for each time of day.

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10 Best Exercises For a Flat Stomach

Time to get your sweat on with this workout for a flat stomach! These are the 10 best moves to tighten up that core and ditch that pooch. Do these moves a few times through for your workout or add them on to this thigh workout for a full body scorcher! Getting in enough physical exercise for your entire body is where you will see a difference and transformation, but consistency is key and having a good plan is crucial.

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What is Cardiovascular Fitness?

You know that to improve your health and wellbeing, you need to be able to move your body. Understanding your fitness needs is important and there are so many ways to incorporate cardiovascular fitness into your routines throughout your day. Cardiovascular training is also known as aerobic training and it’s just one of the methods you can use to improve your fitness. Cardio exercise can improve your heart and lung performance, keep the oxygen pumping around your body and increase your muscular endurance with the right cardio workouts. Whether you choose spin classes to improve your cardio fitness score, or you want to join a bungee fitness class, there are so many options to help. Cardiovascular exercise, done for at least 30 minutes continuously, also works large muscle groups. You can also choose to mix up your cardio fitness with lifting weights and even with slower movement, but your cardio fitness can be anything from walking to boxing!

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Understanding Why a Personalized Approach to Fitness is Important

Everyone has their particular ideas about what they want to achieve with their fitness plans. That’s why more and more people are opting for a personalized approach to fitness, and that could be the approach that works best for you as well. We’re going to talk today about why that’s the case and explain why a personalized approach can be so important and so effective. Read on and find out more.

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11 Reasons Cardio Fitness Classes Keep You Going Strong

Did you know cardio fitness classes can benefit more than just your heart health or help you lose weight? As if those benefits weren’t enough on their own, cardio fitness classes can do so much more for your body and your mind. At our Mitcham gym, we provide the classes necessary to improve your health and keep you going strong. From body combat classes to cycling to having a boxing gym in Mitcham, we are sure to have a fitness class that interests you. Still not convinced? Here are eleven reasons to join our cardio fitness classes today.

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4 Ways Working With a Personal Training Specialist Helps You Meet Your Goals

Do you struggle with knowing what workouts are best for you and your fitness goals? Or maybe you need a spotter to make sure you keep proper form. A personal trainer can be the answer you are looking for. Check out these four ways working with a personal training specialist can help you meet your fitness goals.

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Do You Know the Best Low-Impact Workouts to Try at Our Nunawading Gym?

Looking for a Nunawading gym that offers low-impact workouts? You’re in luck because Element Fitness has some of the best group fitness classes in the area with a variety of low-intensity options! Our Nunawading gym will have you coming back for more every week with these energizing and centering low-impact workouts. And to top it off, you can finish up your workout by relaxing in our state-of-the-art sauna.

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9 Tips to Stay Healthy for the New Year

Heading into the new year is a good time to take a look at your health habits over the past year and think of areas you want to improve on. Our bodies are constantly experiencing changes from what we eat, the activities we do, and environmental factors. That is why it is so important to continually keep an eye on your health status and stay knowledgeable about what you can do to help your body stay healthy! Check out these nine tips to keep your body healthy throughout the new year.

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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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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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10 Best Thigh Exercises to Use During Leg Day for Women

When you are serious about getting fit and healthy, I always recommend that you never skip a leg day. To build a solid foundation to crush your daily life like a Queen, you need to train the large muscle groups in the lower body. You might think that its better to do butt and leg exercises to sculpt your booty, but you need stability and a solid and strong core as well.

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Running Low on Exercise Motivation? Here are 10 Ways to Fall in Love with Fitness Again

Its not everyday that you have the motivation to get up and exercise, even the most avid ones have bad days. Start-of-the-year and New Year’s resolution spirit will only get you so far and as the months go by, your motivation will begin to wane. But there is a good way to build a genuine connection to exercise and become a commitment that you want to keep. Here are 10 ways to keep you loving exercise in the long run

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Choosing the right workout for your fitness goals

Undertaking the right workout for your fitness goals is essential for getting the results you want. Just as there’s no point in an hour of cardio a day if you’re looking to build muscle, you need to be structuring an exercise plan based around your desired outcome.

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The benefits of Myofascial release

Foam rolling is a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique that has been embraced throughout the fitness industry. This effective and simple to do technique delivers positive, feel good results. Foam rollers have become easily accessible, either shared at the gym or found in almost any sporting goods aisle to bring home for a minimal investment. This makes it one of the "go-to" pieces of equipment for fitness professionals. Using the foam roller can deliver improvements in flexibility, muscle recovery, movement efficiency, inhibiting overactive muscles, and pain reduction with just minutes of application!

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6 Reasons Why You’ve Suddenly Gained Weight

When you have no idea why you are adding on kilos, here’s what might be going on. Sometimes you don’t have to wonder why you’ve picked up those extra kilos, like when you’ve just come from that Tuesday night out where they had wings and brownies. Or when you had that busy week at work when you hardly had time to walk around due to the unusually heavy workload. These instances are very common and you actually don’t need to worry about small fluctuations in your weight. However, there are some times that you just accumulate some extra weight and you have no clue why and you are even at a loss where those pounds came from. If you’ve added 2 kilos in just a matter of weeks, it’s time to take notice and see what’s going on. Weight fluctuations of about 2 kilos or more is common among women, but not in men. If your weight has been stable for a number of months or years, what could be causing the sudden weight gain? Here are some things that could explain that.

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Strong and lean is the NEW Skinny!

Historically speaking, men and women have idolized different body figures. As much as the hourglass-figure of a woman is mouth-watering, some may argue that strong and lean is the best body type. By all accounts, a chiseled body is what women find attractive in men today. Of course, everyone’s different. Each person has their own unique preferences. As they say, every man to his taste. Having said that, there is a huge shift in how both men and women perceive beauty and aesthetics. Most women would like to be skinny. Men do too! But what about version 2.0?

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Struggling with with Motivation to Exercise? Here are 10 Ways to Fall in Love with Fitness Again

Its not everyday that you have the motivation to get up and exercise, even the most avid ones have bad days. Start-of-the-year and New Year’s resolution spirit will only get you so far and as the months go by, your motivation will begin to wane.

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When to change or stay with your program

How do we know if what we are doing is the right training plan? The important factor is what are we measuring against to determine if it is working or not? Is the plan not working if we don't have defined abs after a week of training? If you judge a plan based on that then any type of training regime is going to fail

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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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How to get TONED ARMS and feel confidence wearing singlets

Firstly, dispel the myth that lifting heavy weights will make you ‘bulk up’. Secondly, dismiss the idea that you can spot reduce a particular area of your body. Thirdly, recognise that consistency and effort is required to change your body, but know that it can be done.

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Are home workouts effective?

If you’re going to be training at home, can you get the same level of quality in terms of equipment and benefits from your training as you get from a gym? The answer is yes, but with certain provisos. Home training can offer many advantages over gym training but equally, it can be attractive to visit a dedicated facility to train, rather than carry out exercises in front of the TV or in a spare room.

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Try our new JLO ‘Hustlers’ body workout

Sure, JLO is genetically blessed. But she’s also very disciplined. So where does channelling the key muscle groups; the abs, glutes and booty just like her body, become a part of your routine? there’s a number of work-out moves she used for the ‘Hustlers’ movie that we would recommend. And here’s how-to perfect them

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