Time for Tabata

This past week marks the first time I have worked out since July 2013.  I have an excuse; at least for the first 9 months of my 17 month sabbatical.  I was pregnant with my son, and for numerous reasons, was advised not to exercise.  However, for the remaining 8 months each day was accompanied by a new excuse. “The baby was up 3 times last night,” “I ran out of coffee and I can only work out when I drink caffeine” (never mind the 24 pack of Diet Coke in the fridge), or my go-to, “I need to clean the house.” (Because, that takes at least 5 hours.) Well, sometimes it does but that’s not the point.  The point is that everyone knows the best clothes of the year come out in the spring, which means I’ve got roughly 4 months and 20lbs standing between me and a pair of seafoam dyed skinny jeans.

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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 Top 5 Reasons to Exercise with a Friend

Are You Willing to FAIL in Order to Succeed?

By Scott Eigenberg, Member Services Representative at Elite Sports Club-Brookfield

“I need to lose weight in 3 weeks for …”
“I want to get rid of my belly fat as quickly as possible…”
” I need to lose 25 lb in 4 weeks for this coming event…”

There’s a common theme here…other than the obvious time factor…they’re all fleeting thoughts. They are not real goals. This is why so many people that embark on a weight loss journey fail. Continue reading Are You Willing to FAIL in Order to Succeed?

When’s the Last Time You Tried Something New?

By Alison Wanie, Summer Marketing Intern at Elite Sports Clubs

Joining a new fitness club is always a little daunting. A new building, new people and new equipment can be an overwhelming experience. With the right staff and environment, your experience should be enjoyable and fun! Continue reading When’s the Last Time You Tried Something New?

Member Stories: Kari Cincotta “We truly feel like we have found our place”

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out agendas and sporting endeavors serve as healthy examples of how it feels to be “Elite,” and how exercise not only adds years to your life, but life to your years! Today we’d like to highlight another member’s experience:

My name is Kari Cincotta and my family and I have been members at Elite for about a year and a half. I have three children, ages 9, 6, 3 and another on the way. We came to Elite after belonging to many other health clubs in the area and I am so happy that we made the switch! Continue reading Member Stories: Kari Cincotta “We truly feel like we have found our place”