Muscle Quote

Staff Stories: The Relationship Between Weight Loss and Muscle

By Melissa Abramovich, Certified Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Club-River Glen

Aside from being eye candy, muscle does some really important things for your overall health.

At the bottom of this article, there is a video. This is a Q&A session with Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD about content related to the Metabolic Applied Research Strategy (MARS) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It was sent to me by an endocrinologist, who thought I might find the message interesting, which I did. And now, I would like to share it with you.

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What Will Exercise Be Like in 100 Years?

It’s a fact that time changes things. New theories develop, technologies are created, and before you know it yesterday’s norm has evolved to something completely different today.

Exercise is no exception. If you look back in history of the evolution of exercise equipment you will surely get a good laugh. In this day and age it’s hard to believe what people once thought would be effective. Clearly science and technology have made an impact on the evolution of the fitness industry. That leads to the consideration of what exercise will be like one hundred years from now. Will it evolve to be ruled by technology, or will the tried and true still prevail?

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Buddy Workouts

Buddy Workout: 3 Exercises You Can Do With a Partner

Now that you have your new workout buddy (still don’t? refer someone today!) you’ll need some fun workouts you can do TOGETHER! Check out this list of great partner workouts you can do with a friend, spouse, or even your trainer. Continue reading

Kids Cooking in Kitchen

Getting Children Involved in the Kitchen

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

Many children today, especially those that live in the city, rarely have a chance to see real foods grown, unless there is access to a city market or a garden at home. It is becoming very popular however by urban ecologists and school teachers who feel that this should be a part of their education to understand the science of horticulture and how things are a part of our natural existence. Continue reading

Buddy Workouts Heart Bikes

Using a Workout Buddy to Help You Reach Your Goals

By Melissa Abromovich, Certified Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Club-River Glen

Have you ever considered a workout partner? What about using your exercise as a way to bond with your partner, best buddy, or one of your kids?

As a trainer, it’s my job to motivate my clients to exercise, but I know (and you do too) that if you don’t work out in between our sessions, it’s not going to work nearly as well. In order to increase your fitness level, consistency is KEY to your success. So as I sit here and contemplate how to motivate you all to work to your best potential, it occurred to me that a partner workout might be an option. Continue reading