“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!

Get Summer Ready

As the warmer weather heats up and the days become longer, we are seeing ourselves spending more time outdoors. For some of us may be feeling a little self-conscious that we were not in the best shape we hoped to be in especially, being beach ready.

Feeling good should not come at a cost of sweating it out at the gym every day and eating zero calories but creating new habits to support your mindset change. Here are the 3 key things you should be doing that will get you in the healthiest mindset for this Summer.

While exercise being good for the body is widely acknowledged – be it maintaining body weight or building muscles and reducing fat – the benefits that exercising can deliver for mental health is often overlooked.

Earlier this year, Japanese professional tennis player Naomi Osaka halted attending press conferences saying she gets “huge waves of anxiety” before speaking to the media.

More recently at the Tokyo Olympics, American artistic gymnast Simone Biles backed out from the competition to savour her mental health.

In the unprecedented times that we are currently living in, COVID-19 has triggered more mental stress than ever before. When it comes to finding solutions for this issue, there is a need to talk about the mental health benefits of exercising. To reiterate emphasis on the same, exercise is even used as a tool to treat many mental illnesses.

When it doesn’t feel like there’s enough hours in the day and you have a massive list of things to do, it can be easy to retreat and procrastinate. It’s not a coincidence that the most successful people in the world follow similar daily habits as one another. These individuals are focused and productive and get what they need to do done. You too can develop and implement daily habits that will improve your work ethic and optimize your time.

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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

As luck would have it, today’s the day that you’ve chosen to become a mentally stronger person. You’ve had enough being a pushover. You’ve had enough being trampled and stepped on. Today, you’ve chosen to FIGHT BACK. Your objective is to become assertive, confident and mentally strong. LET IT BE KNOWN, that you’re more resilient than ever before. No more Mr. nice guy.

Mentally strong people tend to be extremely committed to the discipline and craft that they’re pursuing. They do not fear change. To the contrary, they welcome it.
They do not fold under pressure in the face of turbulent circumstances. Conversely, they view it as their playing field. It’s something they’ve conquered countless times.

Hollywood movies often depict ‘binge eating’ as a woman sitting in front of a television watching a love story with a huge spoon and a bucket of ice cream, sobbing after breaking up with her boyfriend. However the reality is far less dramatic and far more common than you might think

Vitamin D is an often-overlooked, under-consumed nutrient that plays a major role in your overall health and performance in the gym. Learn how to make sure you’re getting enough so you can be on top of your game!

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.

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.

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.

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.

The effects of the Coronavirus pandemic have pretty much affected everyone in one way or another. Whether you’re now forced to work from home or you’re in full blown isolation with your significant other, I’m sure at times you’ve felt like you’re going crazy. In this blog I will talk about ways to combat cabin fever and be your most productive self even if you’re stranded at home.

So I keep reading all these articles about the benefits of Meditation, but when I tried it, I actually found it quite challenging to sit still and I finished feeling frustrated which kind of defeats the purpose doesn’t it?

So in today’s blog I wanted to share some alternative ways to quieten your mind for anyone who wants the many benefits of meditation but hasn’t had success yet. These techniques will also help you be more productive, sleep better, have better relationships and be calmer at work with less stress.