Minute-by-minute as effective as exercise gets: 

Workout: Our evidence-based, slow motion, high intensity of effort style of training, combined with our medical-grade resistance training equipment, will help you build strength, fast and safely; feel more energized; improve your physique; improve your aerobic fitness; improve your mobility and flexibility; improve your cognitive function; improve plethora of health areas; and it overall will increase your capacity to experience more life.

Therapy: Our medical, FDA certified lower back, neck, knee and other rehabilitative quality machines, combined with an in-house physiotherapy service, will help you decrease your muscle-joint pain.

Mindful: Our workout environment, muscle-focused approach, and specific mindful training cues will heightened your workout experience while allowing you to take a break from the chattering in your head.

Time Efficiency: 1x or 2x 30-minute NET method sessions a week

is all you need.

Everyone needs strength training

Strong muscles are foundational to good health and a pain-free body that does what you need it to do, with elegance, grace and ease. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or someone who needs to get back into shape, this program can be calibrated to help you reach your training goals efficiently and safely.

 

Two 30-minute strength training sessions per week is all your body needs

Twice weekly New Element Training™ (NET) sessions give you the benefits of hours of conventional exercise — including improved flexibility and cardiovascular fitness — plus those associated specifically with high intensity strength training.
Read the scientific explanation here.


Time-Saving Bonus:

The body does not overheat in the short duration of each exercise, so you will probably not feel the need to shower after your workout.


 Your personal fitness level has a big impact on your stroke technique and the length of your drive. Of particular importance in meeting the requirements of a long round of golf is a strong back and conditioned spine.

Your personal fitness level has a big impact on your stroke technique and the length of your drive. Of particular importance in meeting the requirements of a long round of golf is a strong back and conditioned spine.

Golfers Take Note: strength training can improve your game

Most sports put pressure on the body in ways that are not necessarily healthy, and golf is no exception. During a round of golf, your back is exposed to:

  • compression forces
  • lateral deviation of the spinal column
  • shear forces on the spine

Of particular interest to golfers are five of our precision machines that adapt to your body:

  1. Core lumbar strength machine
  2. Core torso rotation machine
  3. Core 4-way neck machine
  4. Core ab isolator machine
  5. Core super stretch machine

 

A growing body of academic research supports the ability of brief, intense contractions of skeletal muscle to produce far-ranging health benefits.

These equal or exceed the fitness and general health improvements conferred by conventional exercise, but in a fraction of the time and with additional health benefits.

 

 

Muscles keep us upright, pain-free and counteract the effects of gravity.

Less known is their role as an active endocrine ­producing organ, which influences many functions affecting our general health. If we don’t take preventive action, we lose 3 - 8% of this precious muscle mass per decade after age 25, a degenerative process which accelerates after age 50.

 

 

loss of muscle mass is not irreversible: strength training can rebuild atrophied muscles and regain the power, elegance and ease of your more youthful self.

 
 
 

Our approach translates cutting edge academic research into a practical, time-efficient, safe mode of exercise that produces results … fast. These are some of the benefits the average person can expect to enjoy:

  • You will grow stronger and build endurance. Incrementally, you’ll notice that everything gets easier: from hefting a bag of groceries to portaging a canoe to cross-country skiing. You’ll experience a spring in your step.
  • You will feel less tired. Think of your muscle mass as your ‘engine’, which gets more powerful with strength training. With a bigger engine, you will be able to carry out your usual activities with less strain on your system and have energy to spare at the end of the day.
  • As you become stronger and feel more energetic, you will regain a sense of youthfulness, empowerment and confidence.
  • Your muscles will become younger at a cellular level and you will experience cascading benefits to your general health.
  • Your posture will improve. As a result, lower back pain and tension in your neck will diminish or disappear entirely.

Why our gym is so quiet and peaceful

New Element Training harnesses the power of your mind in the transformation of your body.

The New Element Training environment is designed to be distraction-free: there are no mirrored walls, no pounding music, no split television screens. An essential part of our training protocol is to stay fully focused on the physical work you are doing over your 30-minute session. It is a way of harnessing the power of your mind in the transformation of your body by paying attention, by maintaining perfect form to optimize your efforts, and by using precise, controlled movements to keep your body safe. Producing the all-out effort required to access and fatigue the targeted muscles in each exercise takes intense concentration.

A quiet, focused workout session can also be seen as a form of dynamic meditation and an opportunity to de-stress in the midst of a busy day. Giving your entire focus to executing each movement, one inch at a time, leaves little room to fret about other areas of your life. Practicing a non-judgemental approach to dealing with the sensations  and discomfort associated with this intense effort is also good mental training that can be applied to other areas of your life.

 

“My favourite spot in Toronto for mindful workouts.”

— Barnet Bain, award-winning producer/director,
creativity coach, author

Technique

Your goal in these workouts is to deeply fatigue targeted muscle fibres in order to create a stimulus for them to rebuild and grow stronger. You accomplish this by keeping constant tension on the targeted muscle(s), moving at a slow, even tempo, until you reach the point where you cannot finish the movement without breaking your form. At this point, you can try to use momentum to complete the movement, again while maintaining perfect form. When at last you can generate no further movement, you hold the weight under a static contraction for ten seconds and then slowly, and with control, lower the weight. The rest of your body remains relaxed throughout.

Intensity

The body is efficient and will not generate new muscle tissue until it is really needed. Initially, it will respond with neurological adaptations to increase strength without changing the size of the muscle (by improving coordination, for example). In order to achieve the desired adaptation response, muscle fibre must be fatigued or stressed to a sufficient level.

Consistency

Assuming you are practising good technique at an effective level of intensity, you can count on getting stronger, week by week. You will see results if you train once a week, but twice weekly is optimal. When training at this level of intensity, the number of exercises you are able to complete per session is limited: the best approach is to target larger muscles in one session and smaller, stablilizing muscles in the next. Your body needs at least 48 hours between workouts to recover and rebuild muscle.

 

Initially, all training is supervised one-on-one; once you have mastered the technique and the machines, there are options for training semi-independently, if that is your preference.