The new mats have (finally) arrived and been installed bringing our martial arts mat space to just over 200 square meters. We now have more than enough space to accommodate all of grappling, punching and kicking needs. Big thanks to Corbin and Brendan for all their work getting them fitted and framed.
We are also officially launching our new Muay Thai program. This will replace Crazy Monkey Defense as the striking program at Elements. We are always striving to further develop our skills and ourselves as martial artists and Muay Thai was the natural choice to build upon the excellent foundation that CMD laid.
Along with the new mats and the Muay Thai program come some timetable changes:
Last year was a big year for Elements – 2017 saw us greatly expand our Jiu Jitsu program, host more seminars and workshops than ever before, have new coaches join the team and of course meet, coach and train alongside the many excellent people that make Elements Fitness the amazing place that it is.
And I’m not kidding when I tell you that 2018 is going to be bigger. In fact, 2018 might just be our biggest year yet.
First up, the new strength and conditioning area will soon be finished and ready to go. For those of you who haven’t already heard we have secured use of the downstairs area beside the door where you come in which will be set up as a greatly expanded strength and conditioning area. There’ll be a few new toys to play with and few new faces floating around as well.
New faces like Simon Foscarini, strength coach extraordinaire and probable shaved bear, who is coming on board as a coach at Elements. In addition to being a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt, Simon is highly successful at both training athletes for and competing in Powerlifting and Strongman competitions. Simon will be available for personal training and will be running our new Strongman training program.Speaking of which – we are proud to announce that we will shortly be launching the Elements Strongman program. To help celebrate the opening of the new strength and conditioning room we will soon be offering dedicated Strongman training classes. These classes will feature coaching in traditional Strongman events like the log press, yoke walk and atlas stone lift as well as a variety of other exercises designed to strengthen and prepare the body.
We will be starting off with a single class per week on Sunday afternoons – henceforth known as Strongman Sunday – and more classes throughout the week as the year progresses. People who join the program early on will make significant savings on membership.
There are also a couple of changes to existing programs. First, the Saturday morning Freestyle Wrestling classes are now 10am to 11.15am and are being run by the ever fabulous Coach Nick Delatovic. Also, the Sunday morning No Gi BJJ classes are now officially a part of the timetable and will continue to run 10.30am to 11.30am. These Fundamental classes have proved very popular and run under the guidance of our BJJ Competition Coach Damien Letcher.
In addition to all this there’s going to be plenty of seminars, workshops, open mats, powerlifting not-comps and special events.