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Part 4: To Becoming Unstoppably Fit!

 

Restoration is the last component of our Four Part Series on the 4 key pillars that need to be kept in balance to be Unstoppably Fit in all aspects of life.

The 4 key pillars:

  1. Mindset
  2. Nutrition
  3. Movement
  4. Restoration

RESTORATION

Managing factors beyond the workout is often neglected, but often more important than the workout itself for many people.

Our philosophy is based on the Ancient Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang, a holistic approach to achieving balanced, superior fitness.

This philosophy dictates that opposing forces compliment one another. Relating this to your training Yang is intensity (high) and Yin (low) is skill based work, yoga, mediation, mobility and maintenance, recovery swim, steam, sauna, ice bath, massage etc.

Understanding and implementing the relationship between these 2 is phenomenal, not only for training but also life. It is a principle that will stand the test of time!

Restoring the body and the mind is immensely useful for improving performance at work, in the gym and at home.

 

 

“Sometimes less is more”.

Todays high paced world has us overworked, overtired and over stressed. Implementing more Yin into your life, by taking genuine time out to unplug can often do more for your health than anything else.

Stress is a serious problem in todays society, through all the research and personal consultations with clients we seen the serious need for a place where people could go to truly restore balance. This is why we opened our Restoration Zone, a truly tranquil place to restore balance and regenerate.

If you are feeling stressed, your mobility is holding you back, or just want some time out to recover and restore balance, implement the following protocol:

Step 1:  Breathing

Breath and Cold are the best friends you never knew you had. The power of specific breathing exercises can help you gain control over your body and mind, and ultimately help you to influence your nervous system and immune system. There are hundreds of different breathing traditions from all over the world. Find one that keeps it simple – it’s what the breath does for you that matters.

Step 2: Cold

Cold Therapy Pools are commonly used by many athletes around the world as a recovery protocol to aid in reducing soreness, inflammation and flush lactic acid – minimising fatigue and maximising performance. In recent times, the treatment has been popularised by people such as world record holder Wim Hof, through his Wim Hof Method, with research showing a cascade of health benefits:

  • Hormone balance
  • Improved sleep
  • Endorphin production
  • Improved immune system
  • Reduced inflammation

Step 3: Heat

The high, dry temperatures of the sauna trigger an exodus of impurities and toxins present within the body, clearing pores and easing muscle tensions. Sweating alleviates symptoms of delayed onset muscle soreness, and causes blood vessels to dilate, which allows better blood flow and nutrient delivery to stiff areas. While our steam room still removes impurities from the body, its purpose differs from the sauna as it employs wet heat rather than dry heat. Detoxification occurs through its steam healing, replenishing skin complexion and promoting circulation.

Step 4: Contrast therapy

Many countries like the Russians, Finns, Romans and Chinese have all used the concept of contrast therapy, transferring the body from very warm temperatures to very cold temperatures, as part of a regular health and wellness routine. This contrast in hot and cold temperatures facilitates rapid constriction and dilation of the blood vessels, reducing inflammation and flushing out waste products.

Benefits:

  • Deeper sleep
  • Improved recovery
  • Increased metabolism
  • Reduction in muscle & joint pain
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Clearer skin

 

“YOUR BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT ALL LIVE SO CLOSE TO EACH OTHER THAT THEY WILL CATCH THE DISEASE OF EACH OTHER……THEY ARE CONTAGIOUS.

MAKE SURE THEY ARE ALL HEALTHY”

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