David O’Brien is Fitness Manager & Co-Founder of 5th Element Wellness in Melbourne.
“One thing has really resonated with me over the last few years, and that is our constant search for a mono therapy to being fit and healthy. Yogi’s, bodybuilders, it seems to be a one-method solution.
Would it not seem more sensible to apply the approach that each method has its obvious benefits, and in fact actually complement each other perfectly?
I have believed for many years now that a more rounded approach is needed in the fitness industry. Is training like a maniac 6 days a week the answer for everyone? For some people it may be. However, we need to stop putting everybody into the same one solution box.
Do some people need to increase lean muscle mass? More than likely! Do some people need to implement stress-reducing measures into their lifestyle? Probably! However, one approach for one particular individual may not be the right approach for another.
We believe balance is the key. Lean muscle increase, stress management, detoxification, nourishing foods, and flexibility help achieve optimal results. Take one of these out, and it seems that something suffers as a consequence. Focus on all combined and optimal health can be achieved.”