How to Start Off the Holiday Season on the Right Foot

The major “eating/drinking holidays” —Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, and Valentines Day are here! Once Halloween candy hits the shelves, the battle against the holiday bulge begins. To avoid feeling weighed down by every cookie and cocktail you consume at your family gatherings and holiday parties, try these tips to stay on track this holiday season.

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Inflammation Foods

(In)Flaming Foods

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

Did you know that the foods you eat can either help eliminate inflammation, or cause more of it? That’s right! What you are eating has a lot to do with how you are feeling. I’m not saying you can’t have some of your favorite foods, if they are pictured above, but if you are suffering from arthritis, Osteo- or Rheumatoid, MS or Fibromyalgia, or any other chronic pain caused by inflammation take a look below for foods that specifically CAUSE inflammation. Continue reading

Family Friendly Cooking Resources

Some of Our Favorite Family Friendly Cookbooks & Websites

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

There are so many great resources out there now for families trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Yet often too much information can be a bit overwhelming. So, that’s why today I decided to do a “round up” of some of my personal favorites in the kid/family-friendly cookbook and website categories. Continue reading

Heal Faster with ARPWave

Heal Faster With ARPWave Technology

By Mike Thompson, LAT, Director of the S.M.A.R.T. Clinic at Elite Sports Clubs

This story originally appeared in the Fall edition of our seasonal magazine. You can find a digital copy on our website or pick up a paper copy at any Elite location.

Many Elite members have used ARPWave Therapy to rapidly recover from sports injuries. Want to know if ARP is appropriate for your injury or pain? Continue reading


5 Exercise Myths Your Trainer Wishes You’d Stop Believing

Are you killing it in the gym and not seeing the results you’d like? Chances are you’ve fallen victim to bad advice. Here’s a handful of exercise myths to get you moving in the right direction and working your body to get the best results.

1. Lift less weight with more reps to get toned.
Why this isn’t so: Skipping the heavy barbells in favor of lighter weights with lots of repetitions won’t get you toned. To get toned, you need larger muscles and less fat. Challenging your body through heavier lifting and combining your strength training routine with regular cardio is the way to go. You will burn more calories, build more muscle and get the body you’ve been working so hard for.

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