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.
Continue reading How to Have the Best Possible Group Exercise Experience
By Betty Brown, Member Services Representative at Elite Sports Club-River Glen
When I tell guests that Elite’s pools are salt water they are very surprised. Most people in our area have never heard of a salt water pool. The first question they ask is what is it and why? Continue reading Why Salt Water Instead of a Chemical Chlorine Pool System?
By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor
How many servings of fruits and vegetables do adults actually need per day? 5-servings per day will be sufficient to supply needed nutrients. A serving is considered ½-cup cooked vegetables and 1-cup raw or fresh vegetables. Whatever the case, it will take some dedication to provide these important foods to your diet. It will, however, make a tremendous difference.
So, why eat MORE fruits and vegetables? Continue reading Think You Are Eating Enough Fruits & Vegetables? EAT MORE!
Remember when you were a little kid and your mom took you to the playground? You’d leap from the car and make a beeline for the place every kid loved to play…the sandbox.
But as quickly as those wonderful memories of making sandcastles assembles in your mind, you can’t help but think of that one kid that always ruined your beautiful masterpiece. The kid that wouldn’t share the shovel & pail. The kid that would make a mess and leave without cleaning it up. The kid whose lack of sandbox etiquette made your blood boil.
That kid was the absolute worst. Don’t be that kid when you’re playing in the adult sandbox…ahem, gym. Continue reading How to Play Well With Others in the Fitness Center
By Scott Eigenberg, Member Services Representative at Elite Sports Club-Brookfield
I’ve worked in the fitness industry professionally since 2006 and really have been around in other capacities working since I was 14 years old. So needless to say, I’ve seen a lot. One question I often get is, “with so many options out there, how do I thoroughly compare health clubs and figure out which is the best for me?” Continue reading 10 of the Less Obvious Things to Look for When Choosing a Health Club