The Truth About Dietary Myths: Fresh, Frozen, or Canned

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

Dietary Myths-Fresh Frozen Canned-Elite Sports Clubs

Should we use canned fruits and vegetables? Aren’t frozen vegetables really the best you can use in cooking?

For years we have been instructed to use fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, identifying them as the best for nutrition. Many times, the nutritional conversation outlines that fresh or frozen are the best for nutrients and the best for fiber. Today, this message has all changed. Individuals are encouraged to use what best fits their needs and schedule. But, for the most part, research done by independent studies has shown that, fruits and vegetables, fresh, frozen, and even canned, are very comparable. Continue reading The Truth About Dietary Myths: Fresh, Frozen, or Canned

Member Stories: Cindy Carlson “Elite is different than any other club we’ve joined”

Cindy Carlson Elite Sports Clubs Team Weight Loss Challenge
Cindy Carlson and her teammates for the Weight Loss Challenge

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 was pessimistic about joining a gym AGAIN, but I must say, Elite is different than any other club we’ve joined. It really truly does feel like a family here. Continue reading Member Stories: Cindy Carlson “Elite is different than any other club we’ve joined”

Andre Agassi’s Innovative New BILT Exercise Equipment Rolls Into Elite

By Ray Hirn, Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Club-Brookfield

BILT Equipment Now at Elite Sports Club-Brookfield

As a personal trainer, I’m always on the lookout for “what’s new” in fitness; equipment that helps me build the best possible program for my clients to help them achieve their fitness goals. When we received these new BILT weight training machines, it felt like every gift giving occasion jammed into one! We haven’t had the chance to really dive in and try them all out yet but I’ll give you an overview on what they are and which pieces we have. I also encourage all you members reading to give them a try and let us know what you think! Continue reading Andre Agassi’s Innovative New BILT Exercise Equipment Rolls Into Elite

7 Important Tips for Resistance Training

By Alex Oldakowski, Elite Sports Club-West Brookfield Personal Trainer

Important Tips for Resistance Training-Elite Sports Clubs

We all know it’s important to incorporate resistance training (or free weight training) into our normal exercise routine–or at least you should by now if you have been regularly reading our blog. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of those workouts! Continue reading 7 Important Tips for Resistance Training

The Truth About Dietary Myths: Weekend splurges & cheat days

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

Dietary Myths-Weekend Splurges and Cheat Days

Can I eat a careful diet during the week, and do what I want on the weekend? As in, one or two free days per week?! This has come up often and is popular in the press! That is, “free days.” But what exactly is a free day? Continue reading The Truth About Dietary Myths: Weekend splurges & cheat days