Welcome to New Element Training

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.

 

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

Two 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 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 preexisting physical ailment, our physiotherapist will assess you and work with you to help you getting pain-free and functional again.

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world leading Exercise MACHINES

We can define exercise as a physical activity in which we move our joints and muscles against resistance in order to create short- and long-term positive physiological adaptations. It follows that if we do the movement against a meaningful resistance as close to our proper muscle-joint function as possible, our exercise will be as safe and efficient as possible. This is why at New Element Training we utilize the world’s leading bio-mechanically precise resistance training machines. NET machines not only ‘fit you like a glove’, they also continuously adjust resistance as you go. When your muscle is at a stronger position, the machine’s resistance increases; at a weaker position, it decreases.

Combined with our research-proven training method, the medical devices and the mindful approach, this makes NET one of the most effective 30-minute exercise programs available for health and quality of life.

   Learn    about our proven MedX lower back pain solution.

Learn about our proven MedX lower back pain solution.

a Strong Body 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.

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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

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

 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.


 

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.