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  • Personal Training in Ultimo - Enliven Fitness - Not breathing properly can make you sick and tired. Here’s how.

    Not breathing properly can make you sick and tired. Here’s how.

    Today, we’re talking about a thing you do 15000 times per day - even more if you’re stressed. (No, it’s not peering inside the pantry or checking your teeth in the mirror.)
    It’s breathing.
    Right now, you might be switching off. Breathing? Booooooo-ring. But the very nature of breathing - basic, everyday, unconscious - is exactly the reason why it’s so important.
    There’s no life without breath.
    Not breathing correctly can make you sick, stressed and even fat.
    Here’s an example.
    Somewhere along the way you started chest breathing - taking short, shallow breaths from the upper part of your torso and chest, rather than deep, relaxed breaths ....

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  • Personal Training in Ultimo - Enliven Fitness - Sometimes, we don't recommend exercise

    Sometimes, we don't recommend exercise

    What’s the first thing you hear when someone’s trying to get healthy? I should really do more exercise. It’s how we’ve been wired: more exercise = better for your body. But the truth is, we overstate the importance of exercise when it’s just one piece of a bigger picture of good health, requiring strong foundations to be beneficial and effective. Breathing, nutrition, sleep, hydration and thoughts are all just as essential to ‘getting healthy’ as exercise - but how often do you hear: I should really clean up my thoughts?
    Exercising on shaky foundations
    Up for some time travel? Let’s go back to when I was in my early 20s. I ....

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  • Personal Training in Ultimo - Enliven Fitness - Motivation - Friend or foe?

    Motivation - Friend or foe?

    Motivation - Friend or foe ? How is it that one day, you can feel invincible? On a high of motivation, and determined to work out, eat right, lose weight… But the next, even the smallest task feels like crawling up a mountain? Yesterday’s motivation has been replaced with a grey cloud of apathy, and you just want to hide under the covers. How is this dramatic change possible? Because motivation, like all emotions, is transient. Emotions change like the weather, and expecting them to stick around long enough to fuel long term , positive change is more than a little hopeful. ....

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  • Personal Training in Ultimo - Enliven Fitness - WANTED! Massage therapist to join our team.

    WANTED! Massage therapist to join our team.

    Massage Therapist - Enliven Fitness Glebe/Ultimo
    Great opportunity for a Massage Therapist! Who are we?
    Enliven Fitness in Ultimo is a holistic lifestyle studio which incorporates massage as one of its services. At Enliven Fitness we choose to be living examples of good health and fitness, inspiring our clients, staff and the community to be their best and healthiest self. We are looking to hire a Diploma Qualified Massage Therapist to join our team. Benefits of being a Massage Therapist at Enliven are:
    Rent FREE! All towels and material supplied, just turn up and enjoy! Pick your own hours Have your schedule managed with clients booked ....

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  • Personal Training in Ultimo - Enliven Fitness - Great Opportunity for NEW Personal Trainers!

    Great Opportunity for NEW Personal Trainers!

    Enliven Fitness - Ultimo NSW $60,000 - $100,000 a year Great opportunity for a NEW Personal Trainer! Who are we?
    Enliven Fitness in Ultimo is a holistic lifestyle studio incorporating group training, personal training, nutritional, lifestyle and fitness assessments as well as education. At Enliven Fitness we choose to be living examples of good health and fitness, inspiring our clients, staff and the community to be their best and healthiest self. Start your Personal Training Career with Enliven!
    Learn from our team of elite fitness professionals Grow your foundation of knowledge in the fitness industry Explore your passion for holistic ....

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  • Personal Training in Ultimo - Enliven Fitness - 9 signs your body's reacting to dairy

    9 signs your body's reacting to dairy

    And we don’t mean screaming for more ice cream. We’re talking about subtle signs that dairy isn’t working for you - and why.
    Before we list them, we want you to look deeply into our eyes. This might be hard. You may experience emotional distress. Cheese withdrawals. Dairy denial. Nobody wants to hear that their creamy morning latte or afternoon camembert is causing them grief. But it very well could be. And we want what’s best for you, OK? Stay strong, kid. Our stance on nutrition We aren’t crazy militant types. We’re flexible, and believe in personalised nutrition. You’ll never hear us hating on a food because the Paleo ....

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  • Personal Training in Ultimo - Enliven Fitness - Feeling bad about holiday feasting? Read this first.

    Feeling bad about holiday feasting? Read this first.

    Are you sick of reading articles making you feel bad about enjoying yourself this Christmas? How to pass on the alcohol and sip water? Why to load up on salad and avoid those ‘rich, fattening, meaty dishes’ you’ve been waiting all year for? Today, we’re relieving you of the guilt.
    In fact, we’re giving you 10 reasons to revel in your Christmas Day spread. As always, we’re pro sensible, well-sourced, organic & sustainable nutrition and aren’t suggesting a crazy binge like one of Santa’s reindeer. But there are plenty of reasons why a traditional Christmas lunch may be the healthiest midday meal you’ll ever eat. ....

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  • Personal Training in Ultimo - Enliven Fitness - Do I need a protein shake post-workout?

    Do I need a protein shake post-workout?

    My advice to clients is - real food post workout will replenish your body better than any powdered shake.
    That's why we have the Enliven Fitness Smoothie Bar, incidentally. The menu includes our favourite options to hydrate, restore & refeed after your training sesh. Here are some examples of dubious post-workout advice:
    * Slurp a fast-acting (processed) protein such as Whey Protein Isolate or amino-acid blend immediately post-workout! * Use pure glucose or powdered carbs to spike insulin so you can build more muscle. * If you're trying to lose weight, don't eat anything at all. All these points contain a speck of merit, but miss the mark in terms of sensible, ....

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  • Personal Training in Ultimo - Enliven Fitness - Eating Mindfully with the Seasons: Spring

    Eating Mindfully with the Seasons: Spring

    With the start of Spring a whole array of new fruits and veggies come into season. Winter vegies like brussel sprouts are on the way out for the year, with exciting spring vegies like asparagus, avocados, and fennel coming into fruition. Beautiful fruits like manadrins, oranges and grapefruits are still in season, with strawberries, melons and passionfruits making their appearance in the weeks to come so keep your eyes peeled in the Enliven Fitness fridge for them. Learning to eat seasonally is a fantastic way to develop a deeper connection with your food and with nature as well. Unfortunately when you visit a typical supermarket you can buy almost any fruit or vegetable at any time of ....

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  • Where's Michael?

    … you might be asking. Some of you have noticed that I’ve been spending less time in the studio, and it’s time for a public confessional. (No, no, I haven’t been hiding out in the back of an ice-cream van slurping soft serve and breaking all the rules of healthy living.) I’ve taken a breather.
    As the owner of a holistic lifestyle studio, maintaining integrity is part resolution, part duty and 100% non-negotiable. People’s health and well being is important to me and I feel as though Enliven fitness has room to expand. I am currently working on enhancing the level of service, satisfaction and results for you guys. To do this ....

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