WAYNE LÈAL, the creator of Four Elements Holistic Training, approaches life with a tenacious resolve that has become his driving force for success. His training is an expression of human creativity; mindful movement, form, shape and imagination. He says; 'A body in balance inspires 'confidence', that intangible thing that makes the incredible difference between feeling weak and being powerful.'
He has had a successful and varied professional career including being a 'Small Businessman of the Year' award winner, Creative Director and magazine publisher.
Wayne has also had to overcome invasive surgery and the injuring of every major joint in his body through contact sports, motorcycle accidents and general bad luck.
He see's exercise as a physical metaphor that teaches you to be still and to look at yourself from the inside out, rather than the outside in:- a means of addressing the self-defeating patterns that are holding you back and ultimately enabling sustainable change in every aspect of your life.
THE PIONEERING BASIS of 'Four Elements Holistic Training' is the encompassing of interchangeable holistic programmes: WATER (KUNAQUA), AIR and EARTH (JUMPGA). The fourth element, FIRE, manifests itself in the form of improved body image, self-esteem, and confidence. The precept is based on the Transtheoretical Model of Behavioural Change, a 35-year empirical study that conceptualises the process of intentional behavioural change.
The training is a combination of moderate and high intensity activity that goes far beyond mere athletic performance. It address focus, power, strength, flexibility, suppleness and balance, but is simultaneously low impact; making it suitable for all ages.
Four Elements Holistic Training creates a conducive environment for calorie burning, speeding up of the metabolism and strength gain. This is in contrast to exercise programmes driven by fear or desperation (eg for weight loss or muscle gain) that are not healthy because they suppress the metabolism, store fat and prevent the building of muscle.
Libby Grace: Business Life
IN 2013 I WON the World Middle Weight Boxing Title. It
still feels like yesterday because it's never something that
you forget when you've achieved a life long goal.
I owe a lot to Wayne because his mental approach got rid of my demons and his training approach kept me in the fight of my life. But the truth is if it were not for me carrying injuries and finding traditional boxing training painful I would never have entertained doing what I did with Wayne. It was so far removed from what everyone does; running, skipping, sit-ups and weight lifting. That I still pinch myself knowing that I became a champion without doing all that stuff. I am a huge fan and living proof that what he does works and want more people to know about him.
Darren Barker Former IBF World
THE FIRST BOOK of its kind to conceptualise the motivation of holistic movement, Four Elements Holistic Training draws on both the ancient healing techniques of mindfulness-based movement, and the more modern idea of 'exercise'. The precept is based on the Transtheoretical Model of Behavioural Change, a 35-year empirical study that conceptualises the process of intentional behavioural change. Wayne Leal developed the programme from a combination of study and experience; personally proving the healing power of movement after injuring every joint in his body.
The story in this book is not just that of Wayne, but also the personal success stories of those who have taken on board his training philosophy, followed his programmes, and hence made significant changes to their lives.
THE RETREATS ARE not focused on deprivation or what you should give up for greater health. Instead they are centred on exercises that you can incorporate and add into your life to create a platform for sustainable, age-defying health that you can continue on your own after the retreat. You will very quickly start to feel more energised, more engaged and more empowered. This is beyond physical performance: it is offering improved body image, self-confidence and self-esteem.
The retreat programme is for all levels of fitness; however it consists of around 3-4
hours of exercise per day. Attendees can lose around 10 pounds on the four-day retreat
and people typically experience a number of the following effects: improved complexion,
brighter eyes, increased energy, improved digestion and even looking 5 years younger!
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