Member Stories: Alan Gonzalez, Adolescent Weight Gain & Loss

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: 

Meet Alan Gonzalez, a member of Elite Sports Clubs since he was a kid. This is the story of how he experienced adolescent weight gain and loss over a period of about a year through discipline in eating, exercise, and in the classroom.

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Agility Training: Not Just for Professional Athletes

Agility training isn’t just for the hardcore professional athlete. It’s for anyone who is looking for improvement in speed, adaptability on your feet, balance, coordination, reflexes, and neuromuscular awareness. Continue reading Agility Training: Not Just for Professional Athletes

What We Can Learn from the Liverpool Soccer Team’s Diet

Rarely do experts say exactly what you need to be eating. Not the case with the popular nutritionist for the Liverpool Soccer Team, Mona Nemmer. Her success with the dietary input of the team has had real results in overall team success. Nemmer runs a team kitchen and requires that players participate in her unique style of eating. Here is what she does. Continue reading What We Can Learn from the Liverpool Soccer Team’s Diet

Recovering from a Meniscus Tear: A Non-Athlete’s Experience and How I Bounced Back

by Susan Madden: Member, Mom, and Guest Blogger

“Confidence is the feeling you get before you understand the situation”-Anonymous

If you told me 10 years ago, I would be a snowboarder, I would have laughed in your face, right after making sure that you weren’t blatantly mocking my athletic ability (or lack thereof).  Although I do enjoy being active, sports have never been my specialty.  The peak of my athletic glory was the high school swim team.  Therefore, when invited to play on a softball rec league, or run the 5K du jour, you can count on me to be the first one to offer up an excuse to refrain.  But 8 years ago when my boyfriend (now husband) asked me to go snowboarding, I was all in.  Sure, I wanted to impress him, but I realized this was an opportunity to try something completely out of my element.  I also wanted to impress myself. What better way to test my inner athlete than by soaring downhill with your feet strapped to a board?

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