5 Element Fitness

Bring balance and energy to your personal training through expert fitness knowledge that combines Western training concepts and Eastern arts.

Develop anything from your personal being to your home garden! Available for a wide variety of personal training and group exercise services. My training is grounded in the philosophy of keeping the 5 elements of your body in balance. I specialize in the areas below, but use all to create a completely customized training program for each individual based on their needs and goals. Through correctiv

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Photos from 5 Element Fitness's post 10/20/2021

"Metal King snaps his fingers, all the trees rust."

Feng shui / tao elemental principles say 'metal chops wood.' In disciplines based off this philosophy these simple statements can be applied to many realms - human personality, animal behavior, the laws of nature, etc. Understanding the true nature of things allows one to face life as it is and react accordingly. Why is it so that metal chops wood? On an elemental level it's because Wood likes to be comfortable and at a balanced temperature and metal is extremely polarized - hot then cold, sharp then dull. The plants and trees, Cactus and succulents HATE extremes, and they especially don't like dramatic temperature fluctuations. Metal gives way to water, and when temperate situation is not tolerated, wet conditions and pathogen set in. Colloquially people call the fungus you see show up 'rust,' and it is appropriate. These cactus displayed will be the true test if I can support a full spectrum of cactus fruit growing - they are native to areas either close to the equator or south of. These need to hold their flowers and fruit through our coldest months in san diego and also our most extreme swings in temp. This plant HAS set fruit but the question is can it maintain its own health while it does so? Luckily Wood's special power is regeneration, and if the weather takes a positive turn it's that much easier to bounce back. We will see in 3 more months if I am enjoying my Golden dragon fruit.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #fengshui #fengshuilifestyle #tao #taophilosophy #geomancer #metalchopswood #dragonfruit #pitahaya #hylocereus #hylocereusmegalanthus

Photos from 5 Element Fitness's post 10/06/2021

The age of the 'big box club' is coming to an end - large gyms are increasingly more expensive and don't even offer convenience or comfort anymore. What's worse is the entire model is to confine you and subject you to an internal agenda and a sales team always trying to get more money and contracts out of you. Weckmethod continues to shine and be a model of breaking free of that slavery. With the right pieces of equipment and just a little bit of space you can do everything you really need to do. Portable landmine + Olympic Bar, pulsers, clubs, and kettlebells are top choices. Do I have more than that? Yes, absolutely, but the things I just mentioned are all very affordable and can fit in your car even if you don't have a home studio.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #personaltraining #personalfitness #personaltrainer #personalfitnesstrainer #weckmethod #weckmethodized #landmineworkout #olympicbar #rmtclub #weckmethodpulsers #sandiegocoaching #vista #vistacalifornia #northcountysandiego

09/30/2021

The home base in Vista is finally what I would like to call "fully operational." A fully stocked selection of Weckmethod and functional pieces, sticks and bars to work on inversions, and a complete Olympic Weightlifting set. New clients welcome and if my home studio is too far lots of this stuff can be used for mobile training. 🤠

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #personaltraining #personaltrainer #vista #vistacalifornia #northcounty #northcountysandiego #northcountysd #oceanside #carlsbad #escondido #weckmethod #weckmethodized

The home base in Vista is finally what I would like to call "fully operational." A fully stocked selection of Weckmethod and functional pieces, sticks and bars to work on inversions, and a complete Olympic Weightlifting set. New clients welcome and if my home studio is too far lots of this stuff can be used for mobile training. 🤠

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #personaltraining #personaltrainer #vista #vistacalifornia #northcounty #northcountysandiego #northcountysd #oceanside #carlsbad #escondido #weckmethod #weckmethodized

09/26/2021

I don't usually take requests but @thepaintedladyflows is one of the few people that actively spins this prop so I figured I'd shake the dust off. Hammer dart is a prop you can go in many directions with.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #fireart #fireartist #fireperformer #fireperformance #fireropedart #firemeteor #firemeteordart #firepuppyhammer #hammerdart #puppyhammer #ropedart #ropedartist #meteorhammer

5 Element Fitness updated their info in the about section. 09/24/2021

5 Element Fitness updated their info in the about section.

5 Element Fitness updated their info in the about section.

5 Element Fitness updated their address. 09/24/2021

5 Element Fitness updated their address.

5 Element Fitness updated their address.

Photos from 5 Element Fitness's post 09/20/2021

Cactus are champions of the day, but they are creatures of the night. First bloom from my Tricia (#hylocereusocamponis ) and much to my surprise it is open far longer into the morning than its relative Grullo that closed before 7 am. It is clear to me now that the reason the pollinator that created this variety was chosen in the attempt to produce a more day-active flower. The longer into the day your flower is open - the more likely it is that birds and bees do the pollination for you which is huge if you have many plants and/or aspire to commercial production. I always go out the night of as early as the flower opens and set pollen myself, but it's always good to be able to wake up and get some good pictures and see all the bees continuing to spread pollen around. Evidence has shown the more pollen the merrier - your dragon fruit will just consistently be larger.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #pitahaya #dragonfruit #hylocereus #cactushybrid #cactusfarm #cactusgraft #cactusgrower #cactuslife #cactusgram

09/17/2021

I'm almost done with the 'acquisition phase,' but there is still some room for the best of the best. 3 more dragons that might have enough time to get rooted and in the ground before our cold months.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #pitahaya #dragonfruit #cactusfruit #cactushybrid #cactusgrower

I'm almost done with the 'acquisition phase,' but there is still some room for the best of the best. 3 more dragons that might have enough time to get rooted and in the ground before our cold months.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #pitahaya #dragonfruit #cactusfruit #cactushybrid #cactusgrower

Photos from 5 Element Fitness's post 09/14/2021

"Mr. Woo" knew it was his birthday today, giving me its first flower as a full size plant 1 year to the day of getting it as an unrooted cutting.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #pitahaya #dragonfruit #hylocereus #hylocereuspolyrhizus #cactushybrid #cactusfruit #1yearold

Photos from 5 Element Fitness's post 09/09/2021

Cactus is nature's king of Sacred Geometry. Pilosocereus / Leucocephalus Palmeri. One of my favorites.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #cactusgrower #cactuslife #cactusgram #pilosocereus #pilocereus #palmeri #pilosocereuspalmeri #sacredgeometry #flowstagram

Photos from 5 Element Fitness's post 09/06/2021

Remember that purple flower cactus I posted in July? Well THIS is the fruit when fully ripe. Connie Meyer is exotic all the way through, having an eye-catching flower and a rind that stays almost entirely green! (When overripe it will get hints of yellow). This is EASILY one of the best tasting white fleshed DF I've had to date - hints of coconut with a smooth juicy texture. Looking forward to fruit from its 2 sisters, and an even better flavor from this girl next year.

#5elementfitness
#nikobolas #botanywithbolas #pitahaya #dragonfruit #rareflower #rarefruitgrower #cactushybrid #cactusgram #hylocereusundatus #hylocereusstenopterus #epicactus #droughttolerant #germanengineering

09/04/2021

Putting together a cutting order for a friend and fellow cactus collector of mine. All of these will grow into plants that make unique flowers and different color and flavor dragon fruit. Person paid for 5 but I threw in 2 extra as bonus - a little smaller but still perfectly healthy and aged for propagation. If cuttings are hand picked and chosen with love the piece will root and flourish quickly, often size being irrelevant to age and maturity. I try to offer ethical service and training, and by extension I like to run an ethical shop where people always get their money's worth and more. I want people to succeed when they get anything from me, not just feed my purpose at their expense. It's possible to make a living and make people happy.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #pitahaya #dragonfruit #dragonfruitcactus #cactusfarm #cactusfruit #cactusgram #cactuslife #cactusseller #hylocereus #hylocereusundatus #hylocereusguatemalensis #hylocereusstenopterus #hylocereusmegalanthus #hylocereuspolyrhizus #hylocereuscostaricensis #hylocereusocamponis

Putting together a cutting order for a friend and fellow cactus collector of mine. All of these will grow into plants that make unique flowers and different color and flavor dragon fruit. Person paid for 5 but I threw in 2 extra as bonus - a little smaller but still perfectly healthy and aged for propagation. If cuttings are hand picked and chosen with love the piece will root and flourish quickly, often size being irrelevant to age and maturity. I try to offer ethical service and training, and by extension I like to run an ethical shop where people always get their money's worth and more. I want people to succeed when they get anything from me, not just feed my purpose at their expense. It's possible to make a living and make people happy.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #pitahaya #dragonfruit #dragonfruitcactus #cactusfarm #cactusfruit #cactusgram #cactuslife #cactusseller #hylocereus #hylocereusundatus #hylocereusguatemalensis #hylocereusstenopterus #hylocereusmegalanthus #hylocereuspolyrhizus #hylocereuscostaricensis #hylocereusocamponis

Photos from 5 Element Fitness's post 09/04/2021

Had a little harvest today. And what's cool about these 3 is they are actually siblings. From left to right S2 "Cosmic Charlie," S9 "Dark Star," and S3 "Delight." The way the history goes is that one of the pioneers of Dragon Fruit, Paul Thomson, bred Rixford (Purple Flesh Guatamalenesis) and Neitzel (White Flesh Undatus) and passed on what became some of the most popular and commonly seen plants to this day. The interesting thing about hybridizing is the children might act the same as one parent, or act like the other, or get all sorts of different combinations of both parents. Sometimes only one child is favored in the long run but maybe there was something special about the parents here because all of these are beautiful and delicious in different ways and the plants grow with distinct personalities. Someday I'll venture into creating something truly unique myself but for now I'm sticking to cultivating the greats.

#5elementfitness
#nikobolas #botanywithbolas
#pitahaya #dragonfruit #hylocereus #hylocereusundatus #hylocereusguatemalensis #cactushybrid #cactusgrower #droughttolerant #rarefruitgrower

09/03/2021

Not all my DF have been successes....my first El Grullo was so disappointing that I didn't even want to eat half. That's okay for Knives and Sui though, they ran over and devoured it.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #sulcatatortoise #sulcata #tortoise

Not all my DF have been successes....my first El Grullo was so disappointing that I didn't even want to eat half. That's okay for Knives and Sui though, they ran over and devoured it.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #sulcatatortoise #sulcata #tortoise

Photos from 5 Element Fitness's post 09/02/2021

Dark Star! This was one of my first plants to flower last year, but I was without a pollinator so the fruit eluded me until now. Another big one roughly the size of a soft ball. Extremely juicy with a sweet flavor. Another one that I look forward to eating more of.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #dragonfruit #pitahaya #darkstar #hylocereusguatemalensis #hylocereusundatus #cactusfruit #cactusgrower #cactusgrowing #cactusgram

Photos from 5 Element Fitness's post 08/30/2021

A big week of first harvests ahead as many of my Dragon Fruit that flowered mid July are almost ready to eat. All I've eaten thus far have been a "guatamalen type," I'm looking forward to trying several different varieties for the first time (Undatus, Ocamponis, Stenopterus, Setaceus)

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #cactusfruit #cactusgrower #cactusgram #hylocereusundatus #hylocereusguatemalensis #hylocereusstenopterus #hylocereusocamponis #hylocereus #pitahaya #dragonfruit #backyardorchard #backyardfarm #sustainableliving #sustainableagriculture

Photos from 5 Element Fitness's post 08/28/2021

This was my best tasting one so far! Very juicy with a more complex flavor than my previous fruits. This was a pretty large fruit and it ripened super fast - so fast with the large fog and nature watering this morning it got pushed over the edge and burst at only day 40. Luckily I checked early enough that ants hadn't gotten in it yet! But yeah, I'm inclined to believe there's more than 1 reason why it's good to hold off on watering directly before harvest. This was also my first technical 'pink' flesh ive harvested as my previous fruits (American Beauty, Condor, etc) were all considered more a solid "purple." Excited to see how this type develops when my first fruit first year was already so good.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #dragonfruit #hylocereusundatus #hylocereusguatemalensis #hylocereus #pitahaya #cactushybrid #cactusfruit #pinkflesh #sustainableliving #sustainableagriculture #droughttolerant

Photos from 5 Element Fitness's post 08/23/2021

Felt like a silly botanical Indiana Jones as I woke up early and raced against the clock, battling through bees, to get good photos and pollinate 4 flowers before they closed. Front and side shots in order: Orejona, Cebra, Natural Mystic, and an unknown nicknamed "cletus." The bees love these flowers and all but Cebra seemed like they would be open at least until 8 or 9 am, so once my garden is larger I can rely on nature to set fruit for me when I have neighboring blooms in one night. Setting fruit on your own though will always guarantee results.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #pitahaya #dragonfruit #redflesh #hylocereus #hylocereuspolyrhizus #hylocereusundatus #hylocereuscostaricensis #cactusfruit #cactusbloom #cactusgram #vista #vistacalifornia

08/18/2021

Picked and ate my 3rd home grown Dragon Fruit ever today. Condor was very similar to my other Guatamalenesis I tried recently, having a pink/purple inside and I sweet juicy flavor. This 1st fruit was still a little small with a bit of rind, but it is just a first season of production after all.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #condor #dragonfruit #pitahaya #hylocereusguatemalensis #hylocereus #cactusfruit #cactusgrower #cactusgrowing #backyardorchard #backyardfarm

Picked and ate my 3rd home grown Dragon Fruit ever today. Condor was very similar to my other Guatamalenesis I tried recently, having a pink/purple inside and I sweet juicy flavor. This 1st fruit was still a little small with a bit of rind, but it is just a first season of production after all.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #condor #dragonfruit #pitahaya #hylocereusguatemalensis #hylocereus #cactusfruit #cactusgrower #cactusgrowing #backyardorchard #backyardfarm

Photos from 5 Element Fitness's post 08/14/2021

Lots of fun cactus blooms last night with a first from Dragon Fruit Armando (Hylocereus Costaranacis), two more from "peruvian apple" (Cereus Repandus Monstrose), and one more from a Pilosocereus variation.

#5elementfitness #nikobolas #botanywithbolas #cactusfarm #cactusgrower #cactusgram #cactusbloom #cactusflower #hylocereuscostaricensis #hylocereus #selenicereus #cereus #cereusrepandus #monstrose #monstrosecactus #pilosocereus #pilosocereuspachycladus

08/14/2021

It's Armando's night tonight and he knows it! This is another OLD Dragon Fruit variety made famous on the Nicaraguan market, it is a Costa Rican that as a cactus might not grow the prettiest but always grows steady, resists fungus, and has a high flowering potential. These varieties require a pollinator but I have plenty on hand from some previous blooms.

#nikobolas #5elementfitness #botanywithbolas #dragonfruit #pitahaya #backyardgarden #backyardfarm #sustainableliving #sustainableagriculture #cactusbloom #cactuslife #cactusgram #hylocereuscostaricensis

It's Armando's night tonight and he knows it! This is another OLD Dragon Fruit variety made famous on the Nicaraguan market, it is a Costa Rican that as a cactus might not grow the prettiest but always grows steady, resists fungus, and has a high flowering potential. These varieties require a pollinator but I have plenty on hand from some previous blooms.

#nikobolas #5elementfitness #botanywithbolas #dragonfruit #pitahaya #backyardgarden #backyardfarm #sustainableliving #sustainableagriculture #cactusbloom #cactuslife #cactusgram #hylocereuscostaricensis

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