Newsletter: October 2023


Newsletter: October 2023

By: Elemental Fitness Ltd newsletter, martialartsleeds, kickboxingleeds

Newsletter: October 2023

Greetings, everyone!

Spooky times ahead, that’s right its almost Christmas. Weren't we soaking up the June sun just a moment ago?

As we gear up for the final stretch of the year, embracing the chill and darker nights, here at Elemental Fitness and the EKA, our training is as intense as ever. Remember, those summer bodies are sculpted in the winter.

We've witnessed charity events, made subtle yet significant enhancements to our facilities, seen many of you climb the ranks in grading, and so much more. Stay healthy and committed!

Let’s get to it!

Kickboxing Classes

Charity Sparring Event: In the EKA, we've witnessed some intense bouts, especially when pursuing those coveted black belts—typically 10-plus rounds, culminating in an adrenaline-packed 5 vs. 1 showdown. But have you ever considered the madness of 50 rounds of relentless fighting? Well, Josh did, and it wasn't just a whim—it was for a noble cause.

In support of Cancer Research, Josh embarked on a remarkable challenge. Starting his Saturday like any other, around 13:00, he stepped into the ring for a gruelling 90-second bout, followed by a mere 60 seconds of rest. And guess what? He repeated this punishing cycle another 49 times. Even those jumping in and out of the ring with him found it challenging, and they had extra rest!

Great work Josh, a true inspiration and model member of the EKA. We are lucky to have you.

For a front-row seat to this incredible event, check out the videos on our page.

Fight Club: Prepare for action! The next Fight Club is locked in for October 28th at 12:45, right after the Saturday class.

We've emphasized the importance of these special sessions before, whether through newsletters, app chats, or in-person at class. If you're serious about kickboxing, grading, sparring, or nurturing a dream of competing, attending these Fight Club classes is non-negotiable.

We understand diaries can be a tricky puzzle, but the more committed participants we have, the more frequently we can organize these Fight Clubs. Imagine them becoming a regular highlight on the class roster! So, mark your calendar now—no excuses. The next Fight Club awaits on Saturday, October 28th at 12:45. We'll see you there!

EKA Challenge: We're thrilled to announce our triumphant return to the kid's challenge after a well-deserved break! And what better way to make a comeback than with Halloween lurking just around the corner?

Get ready for a thrilling, themed challenge that's bound to get your adrenaline pumping. But here's the real treat: if you make it to the top 3 on the leader board, you'll earn yourself some cool stickers to proudly display on your chart. And that's not all – those stickers will also unlock a fantastic 30-minute personal training session with the one and only Ryan!

So, even if you think it might be a bit challenging, don't let that stop you. Take a leap of faith, give it your all, and who knows, you might just surprise yourself!

Member Mention: A big shout-out to Steve Dunn for his generous contribution to Elemental Fitness and Elemental Kickboxing Leeds! Steve's purchased a brand-new set of strike shields for the gym this week. Over time, some of our older strike shields have started to show signs of wear and tear, making these new additions another asset to our arsenal. The quality of these strike shields is impeccable, and we're eagerly looking forward to putting them to good use!

Now, let's delve into the many advantages of strike shields. These pieces of equipment are a must-have in any martial arts or boxing gym. They serve as a crucial tool for enabling athletes to train and refine their most powerful kicks while ensuring the safety of their trainers. The specialised target pads excel at absorbing the brunt of the impact, empowering strikers to unleash their full potential and enhance their skills.

What sets strike shields apart is their rectangular design, providing ample surface area for athletes to practice their kicks with precision and control. While various types of strike shields exist, they all share the same fundamental purpose. Their distinctions primarily lie in factors such as size, thickness, and storage convenience. Top-notch strike pads are built to be robust and enduring, often featuring multiple handles to ensure a secure grip and offering flexibility in training routines.

These meticulously crafted strike shields are tailored for serious fighters, aiming to equip them for successful sparring and achieving victory in the ring. With these new additions, we're gearing up to take our training and performance to the next level. Once again, thank you, Steve Dunn, for your invaluable support in elevating our training facility!


A round of applause for all those who have successfully moved up to their next belt. Your dedication and hard work truly shine through. We continue to raise the bar, pushing you to earn those belts with a sense of accomplishment and readiness for the challenges that lie ahead, especially the rigorous 4-hour First Dan Black Belt examination.

Well done to:

Asiyah Arshad

Danielle Raw

Eduard Covoran

Gemma Baxendale

Hollie Whelan

Isabelle Marsh

Jensen Gilfeather

Joseph Marsh

Kathryn Raw

Kavi Moore

Leon Dunn

Maira Freire

Mohamed Shoman

Oliver Toft

Raj Chahal

Ronnie-James Friend

Saathana Muthukrishnan

Sharon Robinson-Marsh

Hailey-Jo Ager

Elliot Trivett

Elemental Fitness Online Training

With the end of the Online Training Trials and some positive and constructive feedback we now want to give everyone the chance to use our software to build on their fitness goals!

This innovative platform provides you with unlimited access to a wide range of training resources right at your fingertips. Whether you're seeking fast and easy-to-follow workouts, building your own routines, or looking for inspiration, our app has you covered.

Here's a quick overview of what you can expect from our package:

• Full Programmes: Gain access to a diverse library of complete training programmes. These programmes, ranging from 6 to 26 weeks, are carefully crafted to help you achieve your fitness goals effectively and efficiently.

• 300+ Individual Workouts: Explore over 300 individual workouts that cater to various fitness levels and preferences. Whether you're targeting specific muscle groups, improving cardiovascular endurance, or enhancing overall strength, you'll find workouts tailored to your needs.

• New Workouts Added Regularly: We are committed to keeping the content fresh and engaging. Expect regular updates with new workouts to keep your fitness journey exciting and dynamic.

• Integration with Fitbit, Apple Watch, and Other Apps: Seamlessly integrate your favourite fitness tracking devices, such as Fitbit and Apple Watch, to monitor your progress. Additionally, our app can sync with other apps like MyFitnessPal, ensuring a comprehensive approach to tracking your goals, calories, and workout progression.

• Track Your Goals, Calories, and Workout Progression: Stay motivated and accountable by monitoring your progress within the app. Set goals, track calories burned, and witness your workout performance improve over time.

All these incredible features are available to you for just £8.99 a month! We believe this accessible pricing allows everyone to take advantage of the app's benefits without breaking the bank.

Join us on this journey to optimize your health and fitness with our comprehensive training app.

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