5 Basic Dog Exercises for You and Your Furry Friend

5 Basic Dog Exercises for You & Your Furry Friend

We all know that dogs make awesome companions. They are outstanding listeners, are excited when we get home, and rarely ever talk back! As far as an exercise buddy they rate at the very top. They don’t have the excuses that human workout buddies come up with from time to time. Here are some fun dog exercises to get you and your dog moving together. Continue reading

Simple Tips for Getting in Control of Arthritis and Back to the Gym

Simple Tips for Getting in Control of Arthritis and Back to the Gym

My best friend just told me that she has arthritis and was pretty concerned about what to do next, as she really wants to keep playing tennis three times a week. She was afraid that her symptoms would keep her from being ready to play. Arthritis is also often misdiagnosed and is full of “old wives” tale remedies that people get from friends, family, or in the news. Continue reading

Elite Staff Highlight Mary Bronek

Staff Highlight: Mary Bronek

Mary Bronek knows a thing or two about kids. As the Playroom and Kids Activities Director at Elite Sports Club – River Glen, she oversees everything from the everyday schedule of the playroom to birthday parties and the very popular Fright Night, held every year in October. She also has three children of her own, two of which have grown up in the playroom at Elite River Glen.   Continue reading

Contact Point Tennis Drill Kids Ages 3 to 7 Years

Contact Point Tennis Drill | Kids Ages 3 to 7 Years

Here’s a simple contact point tennis drill you can do with your child. The drill consists of 3 steps that progress as your child masters the fundamental movements.

There are two key things you and your child need to understand when it comes to the contact point. First is the body position; you want your child to be sideways. So, often you will find that tennis pros and coaches will use a target positioned perpendicular to the net to help the kids understand that they should be facing sideways the whole time. The second thing to remember is that the contact point should be on the side of your body. Continue reading