That's right. The Ox Effect is now your one stop shop for online fitness programs and personal training. I will be posting weekly blogs and workout tips so that you can continue to train and I can continue what I love, helping people to exercise for fun and to feel strong. If you would like to know more follow the button below.Read More
This month we get to do our fitness testing. For some of you it is your first time and for others it is your second, third or even fourth time. Fitness testing is necessary for everyone. It should be done in all gyms to ensure you are working within your means. It also will ensure you are challenging your body to make adaptations. If you want to gain muscle then you need to be continually progressing your workouts.Read More
I wanted an affordable gym that had Strength training, yoga and pilates all in one. The gym had to be passionate and inspiring. It had to make you want to come to the gym and leave wanting to come back again and again.Read More
Over the last few weeks of the year, I want you to keep pushing through wIth your health and fitness goals. Please know that on those hot days in summer we will do our best to look after your wellbeing. We will always adapt exercises if you aren't comfortable, so please speak up or send an email if you dont want to chat in front of other clients about your health.Read More
This month at The Ox Effect we are focusing on one of our key values, mental health and wellbeing. What it means to have a healthy mentality and ways we can try to improve that. It is a touchy subject for many people and that is exactly why we need to have a crack at working on it together. We have so many resources at our fingertips but sometimes we just don't really know how to get started. Let me give you a few ideas below.Read More
Ryan says "My goal is just to continue to be active and keep working to improve how I feel. This will link to both mental and physical benefits that come from the Ox Effect classes. Yoga and Pilates will help with flexibility and mobility. Downstairs classes will help with Strength and Fitness. All of the classes help with managing the stress and anxiety of work and daily life."
The Ox Effect will be back to 7 days. From the 23rd September, Sunday mornings will have a 9am class. Ox Fusion will be added due to popular demand.
This class consists of a normal HIIT circuit of various stations that are to be completed at high intensity in short bursts with timed intervals. At various points through the class, the HIIT circuit stops for the Yoga postures to commence for stretching and recovery. The Yoga intervals also serve as a longer rest period of the high intensity interval training. Stretching the muscles used in the circuit will aid the prevention of injury and relax your heart rate, as well as getting you ready to go again on the next part of the HIIT circuit.
Martin finished his course last month in Personal Training with High Distinctions. His attention to detail in programming was highly commended by his assessors and is a great testament to his hard work and study ethics. Martin is now taking clients and is ready to help people transition into the fitness world. If you are looking for help and need more one on one to make sure you are getting proper technique or recovering from an injury Martin will help you! Here is a little something Martin said earlier this week.Read More
Power Vinyasa Yoga is a great way to start your day because it energises the body through breath and movement.
Power Vinyasa yoga increases flexibility, strength, and stamina.
It is low impact - doesn't put as much pressure or stress on the joints.
All types of yoga improve posture and reduce back pain.
Whole body workout
It is the first day of winter today and that means it is time to set up those exercise habits. Yes it may be cold, yes it may be dark but have you been living under a rock? Exercise comes with a whole bunch of benefits. Let me name a few; Increased strength, improved moods, a decrease in anxiety, improves quality of sleep, lowers resting heart rate, boosts metabolism, builds muscle and most importantly it improves self worth. Now is the perfect time to make a change.Read More
Research shows that no matter your age or fitness level, exercise can improve your mental health and self-esteem. Daily exercise not only helps maintain a healthy weight, but as you get older it also reduces the risk of diseases, such as arthritis and heart disease. It also improves mental health, memory and provides a better nights sleep.Read More
Our mid-morning classes are a great time for mums and dads to get their workout in. You can mix your strength training with conditioning 4 mornings a week at 9:30am. The office is open for you to leave your kids in and that way you can workout and keep an eye on them.Read More
March is here and we have a great month of classes. Including two new classes to our Wednesday night and Martin will be taking over Saturday mornings.Read More
This month you will have noticed a few new friendly faces about the gym. I want to thank you all for referring your friends and family onto us. We rely on word of mouth referrals as a small business and I really appreciate the help.Read More
The Ox Effect has been open in Torquay for a year. We are a small group fitness training gym and are very excited and overwhelmed with how our community has grown. In the past year we have welcomed the most vibrant, fun and warm group of people through our doors. We have some awesome things in store for 2018, we are opening the doors for free this Saturday for non-members to enjoy our classes.Read More
Thank you for being a part of The Ox Effect - what an exciting start to 2018 with fresh goals and new years resolutions. We've created a new timetable for you with exciting new classes. Click through to read all about what we have in-store for 2018!Read More