WHY DO WE FEAR THE GYM?

By Annie Farley, Elite Sports Club-Mequon Group Exercise Director & Trainer

Ladies…  put down those teeny dumbbells you found stacked in the corner at the gym and confidently march over to the heavier weights. Do not fear those iron barbells and dumbbells – I promise they will not bite!  Do not shy away from the squat rack – it’s not nearly as intimidating as it looks. Do not fear the sweaty, muscle-bound dudes that strut around you – they may look tough, but they’re not going to judge you.   In fact, they’re more likely to admire you for ditching the elliptical machines to join them on the other side of the room! Continue reading WHY DO WE FEAR THE GYM?

Workout Wednesday: Start Prepping for the Holidays Now!

Elite Workout Wednesday Start Prepping for the Holidays Now

We all know it’s a little crazy when we start seeing Christmas decorations popping up in stores immediately after Halloween. (If not before!) But maybe they have a point? Maybe we should start getting (our bodies) ready for the holidays a little earlier, rather than doing damage control afterwards. Continue reading Workout Wednesday: Start Prepping for the Holidays Now!

3 Ways Exercise Can Help You Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Elite Sports Clubs Trainers

3 Ways Exercise Can Help You Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder

We love this time of the year. Fall is here once again! The changes in colors, the smells, perfect outdoor weather that’s not too hot and not too cold. And of course Packer football!! However, each year we’re surprised by how our bodies and mood are affected by the change in season. Have you noticed a change in your mood lately? Are you more tired and irritable than usual? Do you find that you are craving more carbohydrates? Is it harder for you to get out of bed in the morning? All of these are common symptoms of a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder. Continue reading 3 Ways Exercise Can Help You Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Fiber! Part 3: The Benefits of Eating Fiber

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

Fiber Part 3 Benefits of Eating Fiber

This is Part 3 in a 4-part series on FIBER! (Read Part 1 & Part 2.)

Fiber is a substance found in the skins of fruits and vegetables and in whole grains, which is hard to digest and important for digestion. It is recommended that adults incorporate between 30 and 40 grams of fiber per day, but most adults only get 10 grams per day through their normal diet. There are a variety of health benefits to increasing the amount fiber in your diet. Continue reading Fiber! Part 3: The Benefits of Eating Fiber

Fiber! Part 2: The Downfalls of Eating Fiber

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

Fiber Part 2: The downfalls of eating fiber

This is Part 2 in a 4-part series on the wonderful world of FIBER! (Read Part 1 here.) In recent years, fibrous foods have received praise for their health benefits. Dietitians and doctors encourage their patients to increase their fiber intake. However, eating even a moderate amount of fiber foods can have some downfalls. Continue reading Fiber! Part 2: The Downfalls of Eating Fiber