How to End Back Pain Now

How to End Back Pain Now

Back pain is one of the main reasons people go to a doctor and miss hours at work. In fact, back pain has a tremendous influence on business and productivity. A recent report done by the Institute of Medicine calculates the loss of productivity annually between 297.4 billion and 335.5 billion dollars. This astronomical cost is due in part to lost hours of productivity due to pain, as well as lost days of work. But that perhaps pales in comparison to the human cost of back pain.

An individual with back pain is suffering. And that suffering can be caused by a plethora of issues, including but not limited to disc issues (bulging, herniated), arthritis, and sciatica. So how do we end the bleeding of money and time, and stem the flow of ongoing pain? Continue reading

Chickpeas Nutrition and Benefits

Chickpeas: Nutrition and Benefits

Chickpeas or Garbanzo Beans are one of the oldest consumed crops in the world. Today, it also remains one of the most popular foods across many continents. One of the reasons it is so popular as a food ingredient is be cause it is so versatile to many wonderful recipes. Many healthy diets incorporate this bean, including traditional cuisines that stem from the Middle East, the Mediterranean region, and African nations. Chickpeas are second only to soybeans. Continue reading

What We're Not

Breaking the Mold: What We’re NOT

As many of our members already know, Elite Sports Clubs are a little different than your typical “health club.” We often spend time explaining to new members who we are and what we do to help orient them to the club, but every so often the point tends to get across a little better by instead explaining what we’re NOT. Continue reading

Getting Fit Should Be About Being More - Not Less

Getting Fit Should Be About Being More – Not Less

When we think of getting fit, we think about shedding weight. We think about shedding pant sizes. We think about shedding inches, or clothes to show more skin. What we need to think about, is gain.

Gain confidence. Gain self appreciation. Gain discipline, strength, and muscle. Getting fit needs to mean gaining something. What’s one way to gain? Strength and weight training.

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Summer Survival Tips for a Stay-at-Home Parent

Summer Survival Tips for a Stay-at-Home Parent

As a mother of a 2 year old boy and a 6 year old girl, my life is constantly being pulled in different directions.  It is an endless quest to find balance and order especially when school is out and schedules become irrelevant.  This is my 3rd Summer as a stay-at-home parent with two children and after some trial and (plenty of) error, I have some tried and true tricks that have kept these long summer days sane and super fun for both me and my kids!  Here are some of my go-to rules to keep my days running smooth. Continue reading