Quinoa Bread

New (Healthier) Versions of Old Favorites: Chips & Bread

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

There are lots of new products available for us to try this year! Many are in response to individuals needs to have lower salt and lower fat varieties of everyday potato chips. But now we have gone way beyond this to new ingredients and tastes of the “ancient” grains, such as quinoa. Here are just a few! Continue reading

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Superfoods to Maximize Your Recovery After Injury

Experiencing an injury can be devastating, not only physically but also, emotionally.  Injury catches us completely off-guard and can even stop the best of athletes dead in their tracks.  Often, emphasis on recovery is placed on physical therapy, excercises and stretches to help us physically strengthen our bodies.  While all the above is necessary and beneficial, let’s not forget how we fuel our bodies when we are recovering from an injury or surgery is equally as important to a complete and healthy recovery.  Consuming these vitamins and foods will not only boost recovery time, but will also give your body the nutrition and fuel it needs to maintain a happy and healthy you! Continue reading

Healthy Happy Children

How to Raise Happy, Healthy, and Active Children

By encouraging healthy eating and exercise habits now, you can make a huge impact on your children’s relationship with food and fitness for years to come. You have the ability to provide your little ones with the best opportunities to grow into healthy adults.

Providing your family with healthy and nutritious foods, and opportunities for exercise, will help boost their immune systems, provide energy, sharpen their minds and focus, and improve overall happiness.

Here are a few ways to raise healthy, happy, and active children! Continue reading

Old School Jump Rope Exercise

The Old School Exercise You Should Still Be Doing

By Luke Lewitzke, CPT, Personal Training Director at Elite Sports Club-Mequon

At times members, colleagues, and general fitness enthusiasts alike stumble across a new product and ask me for my take on it; the latest being the Smart Rope—”a high tech, new and improved jump rope empowered by LED technology and smart data.”

After watching this video, it does look like it could be a fun, new twist on jumping rope. Much like the fitbit, or some of the other new tech equipment, there is a novelty aspect to being able to link the information gathered from it to the phone or computer. It seems like the “it” thing to do. Not to say that this is bad by any means. If it helps get someone more active and provides a fun aspect to fitness, I’m all for it. And essentially that is what this product will hopefully do. Continue reading

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Roasted Cauliflower Steak Recipe

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

A wonderful side dish can be appreciated by all palates. These oven-roasted cauliflower steaks are dusted with a simple garlic-lemon sauce and are beautiful to serve. Continue reading