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By Lins on 23/10/2014 11:52
A few runs we have pinpointed to get us started with something to aim for and a focus for our training :)
By Lins on 23/10/2014 10:51

Boxing in your first Fight Night is an amazing experience and some say 'it's a once in a lifetime' - but what happens when someone wants to come back and do it again?

By Lins on 23/10/2014 10:13
Matt Snelus explains how after a lifetime of rugby and fitness training, after doing the half marathon last year, he wanted a new challenge...
By Lins on 23/10/2014 08:50
How we overcame our hatred of running by running together and having a laugh!
By Lins on 13/10/2014 15:14

Without doubt, Running is one of the most accessible and widely used forms of exercise across the globe, from childhood through to adulthood, we are literally purpose built to run. As an activity that thrives on mechanical repeatability and resiliency, even under extreme fatigue, the aim always remains a perfectly executed, complete leg cycle from the first stride to the last. At Elite Fitness we are fortunate enough to work with a variety of individuals, including those who have experienced various levels of success within running both recreationally and competitively. Yet across these individuals in various sports and recreational activities that we work with, no group has such consistent injury occurrence as a result of faulty movement patterns and asymmetries as runners.

Yet what we witness day to day is not unique to our gym or even the UK in general, research across the pond undertaken by the American Academy of Physical Medicine estimate that 70% of individuals participating in...
By Lins on 07/10/2014 09:11
Get your business noticed by 2500 people!

On the Fight Night alone we will have 400 spectators, 20 boxers and our Fight Night Emails are sent over to over 2500 people.

By Lins on 05/08/2014 09:19
The Group Effect

Are you training to see improvements? Do you often repeat the same workout and maybe lack inspiration when it comes to training? Would you find it useful to train in a group rather than relying on your mate to turn up or training on your own?

Well there is a solution.

Small Group Training (SGT)

Small Group Training in a variety of different formats and names is now the biggest growing trend in fitness and looks to continue to grow in popularity. 

First off group training not only adds motivation and competition with one another, but drives you to further increase your performance than what you would achieve by yourself (Hodges and Carron., 1992). Group training offers the element of support and camaraderie that drags you out of bed early morning to come to the gym.

For us at Elite Fitness we believe that Small Group Training (SGT) is one of the most important developments to happen here. It gives our members the chance to try different types of training...
By Lins on 16/07/2014 17:35
Keep going even if you can't make it our sessions...!
By Lins on 10/07/2014 09:23
Ciara Richards, Welsh International Squash player, changes her training balance with Elite Fitness and improves her performance
By Lins on 29/06/2014 19:59
Fitter Faster Stronger FAQ

2.     How will Fitter Faster Stronger benefit my child? But my child is already taking part in sport, why do they need this as well?

3.     What does a Fitter, Faster, Stronger Membership involve?

4.     How old does my child need to be?

5.     Does my child need to have a sporting background?

6.     What do these sessions involve?

7.     Does that mean he will be lifting weights?

8.     What days and times are the FFS classes

9.     Does my child need to attend every single class?

10.  Can my child also take part in the teen fitness classes?

11.  How do I book onto a FFS session or a teen fitness class

12.  Who will be delivering these sessions?

13.  Does my child need to bring anything to session?

14.  What is Functional Movement Screening and why is it used?

15.  What is Physical Competency Assessment and why is it used?


1.     How will Fitter, Faster,...
By Lins on 29/06/2014 19:11
As a child growing up, I would spend hour after hour outside playing. Desperately trying to be like those sporting heroes I would see on the T.V.  I would spend what must have seemed to an outsider an absurd amount of time trying to “bend the ball like Beckham” or hit a back-hand like Roger Federer. Fiercely determined to mimic those individuals I considered masters of movement, people who moved with such control and precision it had looked magical. This, I suppose, is how I first became interested in the way in which people move, and its importance to all of us.

In spite of my never-dwindling enjoyment and subsequent further education in sport, health and exercise, it wasn’t until college that I began to consider the possibility that this life-long interest could be a genuine potential career path. As I continued to progress through levels of education, finally culminating  in the completion of an MSc in Performance Coaching,  I was fortunate enough to be provided with the opportunity to work with Cardiff...
By Lins on 03/04/2014 09:45
Ez Facility an easy guide to register yourself and book classes
By Lins on 30/03/2014 11:24
Jessie Hutchings was born and raised in Los Angeles, California to a musician father and a yogini Mother.   

Jessie was very fortunate to grow up practicing all types and styles of yoga with some of the most inspirational yoga teachers in the world. Whether it it was Kundalini, Iyengar, Anusara or Vinyasa, Jessie was always most at peace and at home on her yoga mat.  At Natasha Rizopoulos' encouraging, in 2005 Jessie completed the 100 hour YogaWorks 'Roots of Yoga' training followed by the renowned YogaWorks 200 hour Teacher Training Course in 2006 run by instructors Natasha Rizopoulos and Jeanne Heileman. She has been living in Cardiff now for several years and has built a great following within the local yoga cricuit and is highly though of amongts the teaching community - she is skilled in teaching both beginners and advanced yogis - after a short break to have her baby girl she is back and ready to continue spreading the yoga word! Jessie teaches a fluid Vinyasa yoga with precise Iyengar inspired...
By Lins on 06/03/2014 20:06

Are you training to see improvements? Do you often repeat the same workout and maybe lack inspiration when it comes to training? Would you find it useful to train in a group rather than relying on your mate to turn up or training on your own?

By Lins on 03/03/2014 19:52
A word from Obi Obadike - World Famous Fitness Model and Trainer
By Lins on 04/02/2014 09:23
Roha Yoga with Katy (Sanskrit word for blossom) Katy has been practicing yoga for over ten years and is a qualified RYT200 Yoga Alliance, she is a UK Hatha yoga teacher who trained with the traditional school Yoga Vidya Ashram, India.

Katy teaches relaxing hatha yoga which has been adapted to include more dynamic and strengthening elements including core work. The class will have both flowing sequences and calm moments of holding and developing your practice with specific poses. Suitable for beginners and more experienced practitioners, pose will be adapted to the right level for you.

She has taught recently in London, Kent and Columbia - and has now relocated to Cardiff to complete a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy - so you are getting the whole package! Katy is taking 2 trial classes with us here at Elite on Wednesday 12th Feb at 7pm, and Sunday 16th Feb at 10am - these are free classes, so we can all get to know eachother.  Katy will also be taking 1-2-1 sessions in...
By Lins on 21/01/2014 11:18
Define what you want and you'll get it much quicker!
By Lins on 21/01/2014 11:02
Here's what they had to say!
By Lins on 06/12/2013 08:39
After our successful first seminar through Elite Fitness Educates....
By Lins on 30/11/2013 14:47
'As a spectator at the last three Fight Night Extravaganzas, I finally run out of excuses and succumb to Simon Harling's taunts and emails .  As the great Ali said ‘he who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life’.

For the past 9 years I have focused on different fitness challenges but one has kept me as driven as white collar boxing!  Although the actual fight only lasts 6 mins, the training has been a real challenge both mentally and physically.

My weekly training schedule of 3 aerobic sessions and 5 boxing sessions, has undoubtedly taken my body to the best overall fitness I have ever experienced.  As my confidence increases weekly I still find myself worrying as fight night approaches.  Its not about the losing or getting hurt it’s the potential humiliation in front of 30 mates!

Its very hard to think positively when you know over 400 people will be watching 2 men fighting as hard as they can, but I will try to remember what Tyson says…

‘I'm scared every time I go into the ring, buts its how you handle it.  What you have to do is plant your feet, bite down on your mouthpiece and say ‘Lets go!’”

By Lins on 14/11/2013 14:32
Andy has been called is In huge demand as an adviser, mentor and performance coach to high performing individuals in diverse professions, including some of the UK’s highest profile international sports stars and coaches and consultant to the Welsh Rugby Union and staff member for the Wales Team at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Previously an award-winning teacher of physical education, he is in demand as an adviser, mentor and performance coach to high performing individuals from many walks of life including some of the UK’s highest-profile sports stars. He has also been involved in international and World Championship events as a competitor, coach and referee.


With a passion for helping individuals understand how they best learn and feel empowered to perform on the world stage, Andy is an accomplished conference key note speaker, with specialities in the development of mental toughness/readiness in high performance/challenging situations, His accessible style...
By Lins on 06/11/2013 11:32
Whats different to the old format....
By Lins on 27/10/2013 23:00
All the details of our revamped Small Group Training programme including timetables, prices and example work outs....
By Lins on 30/09/2013 18:32
I will beat my ass today to kick yours tomorrow...
By Lins on 04/04/2013 10:58
Teaches HIIT Boxing, and Spinning
By Lins on 20/03/2013 14:41
Won't I get bulky lifting weights.....? by Joel Toledano CEO and Founder of The Tabata Times
By Lins on 22/02/2013 14:58
We now stick Biona Coconut Water in our vending machine - the perfect way to rehydrate after Hot Yoga
By Lins on 14/02/2013 09:07
Intoducing som new and exciting equioment to every one at Elite
By Lins on 14/02/2013 09:06
Molly Melhuish a local, very experienced and highly recommended pilayes instructor will be basing her practice here wth us at Elite Fitness
By Lins on 17/12/2012 18:31
What we need you guys to do to ensure you all get a great experience!
By Lins on 17/12/2012 18:29
A burning question that you are sure someone must have asked...?
By Lins on 07/12/2012 14:24
We love to make sure that everyone can try everything here at Elite, but there are several reasons why you can't and shouldnt take part in our new Hot Yoga classes, for your own safety...  
By Lins on 07/12/2012 14:15
A nice winter warmer :)
By Lins on 25/11/2012 08:40
Why do it...?
By Lins on 07/11/2012 09:27
Pump Elite is on of longest running an dmost successful classes at Elite...Here's why
By Lins on 05/11/2012 19:58
Really tasty - and make it Paleo by taking the pitta bread away!
By Lins on 05/11/2012 19:45
Sounds pretentious...actually easy and tasty!!
By Lins on 19/10/2012 19:00
Tastes the B*%&$ks according the Si!
By Lins on 11/10/2012 18:50
A yummy recipe for the Paleo dieters out there...and just as tasty of you're not!
By Lins on 03/10/2012 19:49
Korean steak and lettuce wraps - healthy, and easy!! :)
By Lins on 25/09/2012 19:56
A yummy and healthy alternative to a fast food burger
By Lins on 18/09/2012 20:00
What we've been eating this week...
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