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  • Personal Training in Ultimo - Enliven Fitness - Hidden lies of before + after photos

    Hidden lies of before + after photos


    [A survivorship bias case study]
    Let me set the scene: I was working away preparing our group workouts for September (and flicking through fitness forums and social media channels at the same time, as you do) when I came across a pretty darn impressive before and after photo. It immediately piqued my interest, and I just had to take a closer look. Judging by the likes, comments and shares, the before and after picture was a hit. People loved James’* dramatic change – from pale and pudgy office worker to ripped gym god. He’d worked hard, trained hard, and transformed into a fit, healthy person – with a spray-can tan to match. The gym responsible for his ....

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  • Personal Training in Ultimo - Enliven Fitness - Want to hear a fitness and weight loss secret?

    Want to hear a fitness and weight loss secret?


    [Why survivorship bias is the fitness industry’s dirty little secret.]
    Humans are smart. Our intelligence and problem-solving skills have gotten us to where we are, sitting in our ezy chairs at the top of the food chain. But that doesn’t make us infallible. In fact, because we are so smart and adept at finding shortcuts, we’re also susceptible to errors in thinking. Sometimes we see something one way, when really it’s another. Sometimes, we’re convinced two things are connected, when really it’s random chance. What you’ve seen, heard or experienced has created a personal ‘bias’ - a skewed way of seeing the world - that feels rational ....

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  • Personal Training in Ultimo - Enliven Fitness - The unconventional way we’re running our studio

    The unconventional way we’re running our studio

    Like our modern food system, most gyms go for quantity over quality. More members, more classes, more promotions, higher turnover, less precision. But we’ve thought hard about who we are and what kind of service we want to provide and - surprise! - it’s very different to the usual health and fitness business. We’d prefer to have fewer, stronger, more switched-on and community-minded members as opposed to thousands of nameless faces who just want an ass-kicking.
    We’d rather invest in each and every member, creating unique plans and lifelong healthy habits that take time, energy and persistence, than have people show up for a month then hop to the next ....

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  • Personal Training in Ultimo - Enliven Fitness - 11 ways we’re different

    11 ways we’re different


    [featuring our zero motivation policy, fierce love of liver and five pillars of health]
    If you’re hungry for health and fitness alternatives or considering coming in for a trial, discover how we’re different - and see if our approach resonates with you.
    First things first: we are not a gym.

    Well, not as you know them anyway. To us, the word ‘gym’ conjures up treadmills, hunched-over bicep curls and strange, mechanical exercises that have no relevance in the real world. Coupled with the loud tunes, they’re usually more like a nightclub than a place of healthy movement. At Enliven, you’ll find functional equipment that makes sense for natural human ....

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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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