Office Workouts

How to Stay Healthy and Fit at the Office

Did you know that those who work desk jobs are more likely to lose muscle tone, experience back pain, gain weight, and suffer from high amounts of stress? People who have sitting jobs are 2x more likely to get cardiovascular disease, they only burn one calorie per minute, and the enzymes that help break down fat drops 90 percent! Sitting has become the silent killer.

We understand that working a desk job could be completely out of your control. But there are things you can do to improve your health while being at the office.

These tips will keep you happy, healthy, and fit even at the most demanding of desk jobs! Continue reading

Squat Variations

Everyday Exercises Anyone Can Do: Squat Variations

By Jordan Meyer, Certified Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor at Elite Sports Club-North Shore

Squats are a great exercise to add to your routine if you don’t already do them. They work your entire lower body, and if done properly they will work your core and some of your back muscles as well. Good technique while squatting is essential to getting the most out of the exercise as well as ensuring you stay injury free. There are many different variations of squats that will give you varied benefits, but it’s important to have a good base set before you start branching out. Continue reading

Snacking at Work

Mid-Afternoon Snack Ideas to Kick that “2:30 Feeling”

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

During the course of our Team Weight Loss Challenge program, questions have come in from participants as to the best foods as snacks to include in their plan during the six week event. I thought I would share their comments and questions with you, in particular this one about snacking in the afternoon at work. Continue reading

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Working from Home: A Delicate Balance

Imagine.  After searching for a little over a year, you land a job for which you are a perfect fit.  It’s an exciting field, your co-workers share your passion for what they do, and best of all, you get to choose your own hours, including whether or not you work at the office or from home.  Who could ask for anything more?

Now, picture your first day on the job.  You’re pumped and ready to dig into your first assignment.  All of a sudden, out of nowhere, the smoke alarm goes off.  But here’s the catch.  You can’t turn it off.  It’s daily protocol for the company to sound the alarm every day for 20 minutes.  So, you take a deep breath and attempt to tune it out for a while, until a car alarm starts blaring outside the window.  You are so excited to start on this project, but the distractions are almost too much to bear.  If you stop working, you’re not performing your job.  But working with this chaos is nearly impossible.  So, what kind of job is this?  It’s the best, and at times the worst of both worlds; A part-time job working from home…with kids. Continue reading

2015 Fitness Trends

Fitness Trends for 2015

“I want to lose 30 pounds by Spring Break.”

“I want to improve my mind, body, and spirit this year.”

“In 2015, I want to get out of my fitness comfort zone.”

“This year I will prepare more nutritious and healthy meals for my family.”

Health and fitness resolutions are nothing new. Millions of people vow to make each New Year the year of change—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. But this year is a little different.

With each passing year, health and fitness have become more than just a blip on the radar. People are starting to understand the impact health and wellness has on all aspects of life—and they are taking action! Continue reading