Welcome to New Element Training

Perhaps you are looking to increase your lean muscle tissue, get stronger, feel fitter and younger, improve your appearance and numerous markers of good health, or explore the mind-relaxing effects of NET’s mindful training approach.

Perhaps you want to get rid of lower back pain or some other nagging physical ailment.

Perhaps you find it hard to find time to take care of yourself.

We welcome you to “test-drive” and see for yourself how New Element Training (NET) is the safest, most efficient and most effective exercise concept you have ever experienced.

Based on years of University-level Research & Development

Supported by dozens of scientific studies

Personalized approach

quiet and Mindful atmosphere

Explore NET’s Story:

Everyone needs strength training

After the age of 25, we begin losing lean muscle tissue — somewhere between 5 to 10 lbs per decade. This leads to reduced metabolism, compromised health, reduced quality of life, and increased muscle and joint pain. 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 an experienced trainee or someone who needs to rebuild your strength and get back into shape, this program can be calibrated to help you reach your fitness and health goals efficiently and safely.

one or Two 30-minute net method strength training sessions per week is all your body needs

Two weekly NET method sessions give you the benefits of hours of conventional exercise — including improved flexibility and cardiovascular fitness — plus those associated specifically with training to Momentary Muscular Failure (MMF), a scientific term used to describe High Intensity Strength Training method.

Training to MMF offers the positive physiological adaptations no other exercise modality can match.
Read the scientific explanation here.

If you have a pre-existing physical ailment, our physiotherapist will assess you and work with you to help you to live a pain-free and functional life.

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world-class Exercise MACHINES

An ideal exercise modality puts least amount of force on our joints and produces maximum amount of positive stimuli on our muscles and organism in general. We can’t effectively exercise, and hence maintain our quality of life, if our joints are ruined. This is why at NET we utilize the world’s leading bio-mechanically precise resistance training and rehabilitation machines. NET machines not only ‘fit us like a glove’ for the proper muscle-joint function, they also continuously adjust resistance as we go. When our muscle is at a stronger position, the machine’s resistance increases; at a weaker position, it decreases.

Bio-mechanically the function of muscle is to contract and produce movement. Muscle will respond to all-sorts of stimuli (e.g., lifting rocks, body-weight exercises, machines, free-weights, etc). A machine that is designed around our human joint function is a form of safe and logical ‘barbell’.

Combined with our slow and CONTROLLED research-proven training method, the medical devices and the mindful approach, this makes NET one of the most safest and effective 30-minute exercise solutions there is.

   Learn    about our proven MedX lower back pain solution.

Learn about our proven MedX lower back pain solution.

a Strong Back Knows no pain!

Over the years our body ‘learns’ how to overcompensate with certain muscle groups, ‘forgetting’ how to engage smaller and weaker muscles. This leads to neurological and morphological atrophy of those unused muscles resulting in various physical ailments. NET's FDA-certified medical lumbar and neck extension MedX devices (learn more), and other medical-quality machines, help precisely strengthen weakened muscles and decrease or even eliminate your persistent musculoskeletal pain.

 Calm brain activity, bottom zone, during NET’s 20 min Mindful Strength Training session. (measured by Muse)

Calm brain activity, bottom zone, during NET’s 20 min Mindful Strength Training session. (measured by Muse)

Mind de-stressing effect

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

 

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.

  • If you suffer from a persistent lower back pain or tension in your neck, it will diminish or disappear entirely.

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.