Here’s a simple tennis drill you can do with your child to help them understand the basics of consistency and that “the ball will always come back.” This basic consistency tennis drill works through three exercises that progress as your child masters the fundamental concepts. Continue reading Basic Consistency Tennis Drill for Kids Ages 5-9
Here’s a smoothie recipe from one of our Elite Sports Club – Mequon members. It’s a go to for parents as a favorite smoothie that kids love and will drink. Several of our other members have also tried this particular peanut smoothie recipe and enjoyed it. Continue reading Dirty Peanut Smoothie Recipe
Leading a healthy lifestyle is a family affair. But keeping everyone on board with the plan to be healthful can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of healthy family habits. Get in a routine and before long, your clan will be reminding YOU how to stay on top of your health.
Continue reading 10 Habits of a Healthy Family
It’s redundant to explain that kids are falling short of the mark with regard to their physical fitness, but a look at the data paints an eye-opening picture: a whopping 80% of kids aren’t getting enough physical activity. The culprit is obvious—screen time is eating up much of our kids’ time. The fastest growing and most profitable sector of screen time options for kids is video games. The level of imagination, engagement, and sensory immersion involved with this $100 billion dollar per year industry was unimaginable years ago, when the games consisted of two paddles and a ball going back and forth. Almost as unimaginable as the fact that about 8 out of 10 kids are now relatively inactive. Continue reading Getting Kids Moving and Competing with Video Games
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