Elixir of Life Personal Training Gym key principles for success in your exercise:
  • There is no good or bad exercise. Rather it is the right exercise for the right person, at the right time and performed the right way.
  • Exercise is a stress and every session has a cost. Balance your training with the right amount and quality of recovery to ensure the effects are positive.
  • Fitness is made up of many factors. The fitness to run a marathon is very different from that required to sprint 100m, throw a discus compete as a bodybuilder. The type of training that you should do depends on your particular goals. 
  •  Like the saying goes if you fail to plan you are planning to fail. Get clear about your goals and set objectives for your training.
  • Lifestyle and energy needs set the tone for all training. Elixir of LIfe does not follow the No Pain / No Gain concept - to borrow from Martin Rooney, the No Pain / No Brain approach! Yes, training may produce pain and fatigue but that is not a goal we recommend you strive for - planning your training brings results!
Keith Donald's Big 5 of Success:
  • Strong in Body - Move / Nourish / Recover
  • Strong in Mind - Passions / Dreams / Goals
  • Strong in Spirit - Quiet / Space / Connect
  • Strong in LIfe - Yin/Yang Balance
  • Strong in Creation - Doing / Being / Create

"Wellbeing and movement create strength and power in body, mind and spirit" 

Remember, optimal health and vitality begins with these six foundational principles
  • Thoughts.  Healthy thoughts create healthy bodies
  • Breathing.  Focusing your attention on deep healthy breathing reduces stress
  • Hydration.  For optimal health drink .033 L of water for every kg of your bodyweight daily 
  • Nutrition.  Eat high quality organic food that is right for your biochemical individuality 
  • Sleep.  Getting to bed before 10.30pm every night will promote optimal health 
  • Exercise and movement.  Exercise regularly and include energy building exercises for vitality