Tricks of the Trade for Holiday Eating

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

Tricks of the Trade for Holiday Eating Elite Sports Clubs

All jokes aside, we all have some notions in the back of our minds about how we will “do” with our Holiday eating! Many people suggest that it is just too overwhelming to figure out how to lose weight or at least keep from gaining while attending a slew of parties over the holiday season. In fact, the average person will attend 12 more food-providing events over the holidays than their normal social calendar any other time of year. But, is it REALLY that difficult to do? Continue reading Tricks of the Trade for Holiday Eating

Member Stories: Claudette Lee-Roseland “I need my team at Elite!”

THE ART OF CLAUDETTE LEE-ROSELAND

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: Continue reading Member Stories: Claudette Lee-Roseland “I need my team at Elite!”

The Dos and Don’ts of Tennis

DON’T: Skip Your Warm-Up. Tennis demands a lot from your body – jumping into a tennis match without having warmed-up is like making a snow angel in your swimsuit.

DO: Make sure your pre-match warm-up consists of some light cardio and a few tennis specific warm-up drills.  And don’t forget to stretch after warming up – wouldn’t want to pull those hammys!
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What is a “Functional Movement Screen” and How Can It Help You?

By Melissa Abramovich, Elite Sports Club-River Glen Personal Trainer

What is FMS at Elite

Movement screens are tools personal trainers use to help determine what exercises are appropriate, and what issues you may have with how you move that could be improved through exercise. Continue reading What is a “Functional Movement Screen” and How Can It Help You?

So, Why Do I Do What I Do? Confessions of a Dietitian

By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor

The Holidays and Aunt Mary's Cake

Recently I had the fortune of arriving at my Aunt Mary’s house, and found that she had made my favorite Rum Cake for dessert. My mouth watered as the flashbacks of eating that wonderful cake began to return to memory. It was warm, light on the inside, and crunchy on the outside and rich with rum flavor! Before I had my coat off, I thought it wouldn’t be that bad just this once, to have not just one, but two slices of the cake when it was served. The anticipation was building! Continue reading So, Why Do I Do What I Do? Confessions of a Dietitian