As Elite recently celebrated turning 30, we also want to celebrate our amazing staff, particularly those who dedicate their time to Elite’s youngest members. Linda Fassbender has been working at the Elite Sports Club – Brookfield playroom for the past 3 years. Her attentiveness to each child’s individual needs and concerns is what makes her shine as a playroom staff member. You may also know her daughter, Melissa, who works at both the Brookfield and North Shore locations. It’s obvious that Linda loves kids. She admits that working in the playroom is “something she doesn’t have to do, but really wants to do, because I love playing with the kids.” Well, the kids love you too, Linda! Continue reading Staff Highlight: Linda Fassbender
In the months leading up to a much anticipated “girls trip” to Miami, I prepared how any other 36-year-old mother of two would for travel. Pinterest became my instant go-to between packing lunches and loading the dishwasher; searching for the “best” restaurants, beaches, hotels…you name it.
Fast forward to the night before my trip…I was set! Reservations were made, beaches were researched and flip-flops were packed! Everything was perfectly planned.
Now, I consider myself to be a relatively seasoned traveler and confident when it comes to exploring new places. But Miami had surprises up her sleeve that no travel website, or social media platform could ever have prepared me for. What was supposed to be a weekend of mindless relaxation transformed into an eye-opening lesson on friendship, self-esteem, and living! Continue reading How Travel Can Make You a Better Parent, Friend, and Person
Mary Bronek knows a thing or two about kids. As the Playroom and Kids Activities Director at Elite Sports Club – River Glen, she oversees everything from the everyday schedule of the playroom to birthday parties and the very popular Fright Night, held every year in October. She also has three children of her own, two of which have grown up in the playroom at Elite River Glen. Continue reading Staff Highlight: Mary Bronek
For those of you who are parents, you have most likely used the playroom at Elite at least one time or another while you grab a quick workout or play with your tennis league. As a mother of 2 kids, I was thrilled to discover that Elite offers FREE childcare while at the club as well as a drop-off service that charges less than you would pay a sitter. What I didn’t know at the time I joined Elite was that the playroom service would become such an integral part of my children’s lives and would help me out more than I ever imagined. Continue reading Playroom Time at Elite is Great for Your Kids and You!
For anyone who has used the Playroom at Elite North Shore for their children, you know that it is so much more than just a dropping point for your kids to stay while you get in a run. The playroom at North Shore is a place where your children get to learn, grow and thrive in a fun, safe and enriching environment. This is the result, in part, due to the staff who work tirelessly in the playroom. Today I’d like to introduce you to one of them, Apinya Jordan. Continue reading Staff Highlight: Apinya Jordan