Exercise Buddies-Elite Sports Clubs

Top 5 Reasons to Exercise with a Friend

Sometimes working out alone is well…lonely! But working out with a friend can be just the motivation to help us not only get into shape, but stick with it long-term. After all, fitness is more fun with friends! So, here’s our “top 5″ reasons we like to exercise with a friend. Continue reading

Yoga Woman

10 Signs You Should Be Taking A Yoga Class

Are you working hard toward your goals, yet finding yourself stressed out with tight muscles, body aches, and having issues getting a good night’s rest? Those, and several other reasons are signs that you might benefit from taking a yoga class. Yoga is a great way to work on your flexibility and posture. It has breathing benefits and is good for your heart. On top of all of that, it helps you keep your stress level under control. Here are 10 signs that you should sign up for a yoga class to reap the calming benefits.

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Fail to Plan Quote

Making your Decision a Success: Plan, Prepare, Practice

By Shae McNamara, Elite Sports Clubs Performance & Wellness Coach

“People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan.”

This was a favorite quote of my father’s. When it seemed as everything was going wrong; many times it was self-created. He liked to say this to me when I was being lazy or failed to put effort into getting things done efficiently or in a timely matter. This quote would put me in my place and gave me the realization that I had no one to blame, but myself. Continue reading

Preparing meals together as a family

Raising Healthy Eaters from Preschool to High School

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

Food, nutrition, and eating skills are among the most important things you can share with children — food to fuel busy, successful lives, nutrition to nourish strong bodies and smart brains, and eating skills to enjoy the social aspect of meals with family and friends.

As with any part of raising children, no one does a perfect job with nutrition, not even nutrition professionals. As a parent, grandparent or adult caregiver, you can help raise healthy eaters during these critical years by doing your best to: Continue reading

New Red Cross Swim Lesson Levels

Safer Swimming for You & Your Child with New Red Cross Lesson Program

By Jessica Heller, Aquatics Director at Elite Sports Club-Mequon

All parents need to start their children on a journey to learn how to be safe in, on, and around the water and to swim well. The American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program is made up of six levels of swimming and water safety instruction. As participants progress through the levels and develop these skills, they become safer and better swimmers. Continue reading