Simple Tips for Getting in Control of Arthritis and Back to the Gym

My best friend just told me that she has arthritis and was pretty concerned about what to do next, as she really wants to keep playing tennis three times a week. She was afraid that her symptoms would keep her from being ready to play. Arthritis is also often misdiagnosed and is full of “old wives” tale remedies that people get from friends, family, or in the news. Continue reading Simple Tips for Getting in Control of Arthritis and Back to the Gym

Instructor Highlight: Craig Charlton

At Elite Sports Clubs you’ll often find that many of our certified personal trainers are also group exercise instructors. That’s one of the values of Elite, you’re getting highly educated and skilled instruction from a trainer, but at a group exercise class price—free! Today we’d like to showcase another one of our great personal trainers/group exercise instructors, Craig Charlton of Elite Sports Club – River Glen. Continue reading Instructor Highlight: Craig Charlton

Tips For Keeping Your Aging Parents Healthy & Fit

So, your parents have entered their golden years.

The days of going to a 9-to-5 job are over, and now their time is occupied with playing bridge and spoiling your children.

And while the stresses of being young and working are beginning to wear off, so too can the desire to remain fit and active. Continue reading Tips For Keeping Your Aging Parents Healthy & Fit

Seniors Cheat Sheet for Hot Weather Activity

By Luke Lewitzke, CPT; Personal Training Director at Elite Sports Club-Mequon

It’s summertime in Wisconsin, and as the weather starts to warm up, thoughts start to turn to being active outside. We’ve spent the last couple of months sitting in the house watching the snow melt and the rain turn everything green, and now we want to enjoy the warmth of the sun! We go for walks, ride bicycles, work in the garden, play tennis, and exercise. But, as nice as it is to feel the warmth of summer and spend our time outside, it’s important to remember that being active in the summer heat carries a new set of challenges.

When active outside in the warm, sometimes hot and humid weather; seniors need to really pay attention to how your body is feeling. Heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and dehydration are all serious concerns that seniors need to take steps to avoid, so I am going to give you a couple of tips to help you prepare for your active, outdoor lifestyle this summer season. Continue reading Seniors Cheat Sheet for Hot Weather Activity