I’ve Just Joined a Health Club, Now What?

By Molly Enright, Member Services Representative at Elite Sports Club-West Brookfield

Whether you have decided to make small changes or big changes, joining a health club is a great first step! Nevertheless, as we all know, that’s only the beginning. That little plastic membership card isn’t going to change your life all on its own, it has to be put to work!  So, let’s get started! The helpful and knowledgeable staff at Elite Sports Clubs helped me compile these few tips to get you moving and grooving at your new health club in no time. Continue reading I’ve Just Joined a Health Club, Now What?

Member Stories: Chris Lausche “the people are what make it so great”

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:

I work on cars for a living as a mechanic and love what I do. In the winter I also “work” part time as a certified snow sports instructor teaching kids and youth how to snowboard. I enjoy traveling and being outdoors with friends and family. I participate in many recreational activities like softball, volleyball, basketball, kickball, ultimate frisbee and disc golf. Snowboarding out west or in Canada is my favorite vacation destination/activity. Exercising, working with youth groups, volunteer work, mission trips, and helping others is what I like to do with my spare time. Continue reading Member Stories: Chris Lausche “the people are what make it so great”

How Yoga Healed My Back & Could Help You Too

By Vicky Nelson, Member Services Representative at Elite Sports Club-North Shore

In 1970, I had a terrible back problem. I went to my doctor and he gave me a prescription for muscle relaxers and told me to take them and go to bed for FOUR DAYS(!!!)—well, I had a 2 1/2 year old and a 6 month old.  I said, “I’ll hop right on that,” but we all know that as a mother of young children, that’s pretty much impossible.

I read in the newspaper there was a yoga class starting at the YMCA in a week. I signed up for an eight week course. The first four sessions I thought, “this is a waste of time,” after the 5th week my back stopped hurting and I had a six pack (really!) on top of it! Continue reading How Yoga Healed My Back & Could Help You Too

How to Have the Best Possible Group Exercise Experience

Staying motivated to workout or push yourself hard enough to break a real sweat can be difficult, especially when you’re doing it on your own. Group exercise classes may be the solution to these dilemmas. Here are a few of our top “Do” and “Don’t” tips to make your first group exercise class a little less intimidating.

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