What to do When Spring is Still Sleeping & We Long to See Green Again!

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It’s clear that spring slept through the season alarm clock and, as we roll into April, the forecast has us wondering if the power went out at mother nature’s house or maybe the season alarm clock’s batteries died leaving spring to snooze its life away. Bouncy ball temperatures along with everyone’s favorite, snow/rain hybrid precipitation, make it difficult to enjoy our favorite outdoor activities like tennis. Spring’s seemingly perpetual state of hibernation also makes it difficult to spend quality time with your family, unplugged from the house, playing sports, going on picnics or a bike ride through the park. Continue reading What to do When Spring is Still Sleeping & We Long to See Green Again!

Skip the Donuts, Here’s a Dozen Reasons to Exercise

Donuts-Dozen Reasons to Exercise

Now that our Team Weight Loss Challenge has wrapped up–and we are so proud of everyone’s accomplishments!–those of you who made that concerted effort to change your lifestyle for the healthier have probably been bitten by the health bug. You may even feel like shouting off the rooftops the wonderful changes (for the better) you have experienced while becoming more active and eating right. Or at the very least, you are working to get your friends, family, and maybe even co-workers onto the health & fitness train. As many of you have probably realized by now, fitness is more than muscles, it’s medicine. Continue reading Skip the Donuts, Here’s a Dozen Reasons to Exercise

How the “Stages of Change” Affect Goal Planning & Outcome

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

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Researchers who study why some individuals do and some do not accomplish their goals, have a very compelling answer for us. “They are not ready!” As simple an answer as this may be, considerable study at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has shown that individuals go through “stages of change” which, when followed, will lead anyone to their desired outcome and, hopefully, their goal. Continue reading How the “Stages of Change” Affect Goal Planning & Outcome

Member Stories: Team Weight Loss Challenge 2014

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!

Elite Team Weight Loss Challenge 2014 Finale Party
Elite trainers/coaches congratulate their teams at the finale party. View all the photos from the party on our Facebook page.

Last week marked the finale of Elite’s 6-week Team Weight Loss Challenge, the first ever of its kind in the history of the clubs. Teams of 4-6 members as well as non-members got together with a singular goal in mind, to lose weight. For some that was just a few pounds, others quite a bit more. Nevertheless, it was an admirable goal for all those who participated. Continue reading Member Stories: Team Weight Loss Challenge 2014

Are You Up for a March Madness Fitness Challenge?

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Let the madness of March begin! You’ve spent hours laboring over your bracket until it was filled with absolute NCAA basketball perfection. Your living room has been transformed into your personal March Madness command center, you’re ready to do some bball power watching right?

Now, what if, instead of spending the next 2.5 weeks glued to your super comfy March Madness commander’s chair, you made it into a bit of a fitness game? Huh? Before you roll your eyes and mutter your disapproval of that idea to your computer screen (or mobile device), read the idea out. Continue reading Are You Up for a March Madness Fitness Challenge?