Fall Prevention – Just in Time for Fall!

It can happen to anyone—tripping and falling is just a part of walking upright. But as we get older, the odds of taking a tumble increase, and the repercussions are potentially more serious. So, how can we stack the deck in our favor? Here are some fall prevention tactics and exercises. Continue reading Fall Prevention – Just in Time for Fall!

The Importance of Functional Movement

In most things we learn, we often hear experts saying that you have to start from the beginning by learning the fundamentals. Exercise is no exception. Learning functional movements will have you using multiple muscles with each move and will minimize your risk of injury as you train. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, a beginner, or an older adult, you will reap the benefits of taking exercise back to the basics with functional movement training. Functional movement focuses on training movement patterns, rather than isolating individual muscles. Below are some of the many benefits of this type of training. Continue reading The Importance of Functional Movement

Member Stories: Becky Wiegand “Elite Has Changed My Life!”

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: 

My name is Becky Wiegand and I have been an Elite member since January of 2017. My husband Bob and I live in New Berlin and we have two young kids, Leona (3-1/2) and Lincoln (20 months). Elite has changed my life! Continue reading Member Stories: Becky Wiegand “Elite Has Changed My Life!”

How Travel Can Make You a Better Parent, Friend, and Person

In the months leading up to a much anticipated “girls trip” to Miami, I prepared how any other 36-year-old mother of two would for travel. Pinterest became my instant go-to between packing lunches and loading the dishwasher; searching for the “best” restaurants, beaches, hotels…you name it.

Fast forward to the night before my trip…I was set! Reservations were made, beaches were researched and flip-flops were packed! Everything was perfectly planned.

Now, I consider myself to be a relatively seasoned traveler and confident when it comes to exploring new places. But Miami had surprises up her sleeve that no travel website, or social media platform could ever have prepared me for. What was supposed to be a weekend of mindless relaxation transformed into an eye-opening lesson on friendship, self-esteem, and living! Continue reading How Travel Can Make You a Better Parent, Friend, and Person

Yin and Yang: The Power of Yoga

It is amazing that a 5000 year old tradition has become such a popular way of life today. The power of yoga lies in its simplicity, flexibility, and diversity. The benefits range from inner peace, to increased overall fitness, to healing aches and pains. Many people think that yoga is “just stretching”. While stretching is certainly involved, the practice is really about creating balance in the body—developing both strength as well as flexibility. Yoga is also known for uniting mind, body, and spirit. Anyone can start a yoga practice, I say if you can breathe you can do yoga! Continue reading Yin and Yang: The Power of Yoga