10 Tips for Starting the New Year Right

Each new year offers up new possibilities, the opportunity to start fresh. For many, the new year is an opportunity to live healthier. If you’re one of those people, our Team Weight Loss Challenge is the perfect program for you – incorporating our top 10 tips for helping you stick to your New Year’s resolution.

1. Set Realistic Goals

smart goal setting concept

Goals don’t just help you measure progress, they also help you stay on track. But to be effective they have to be SMART. SMART goals break a big goal, like losing 20 pounds or running a 10K, into small, achievable steps that lead to your ultimate goal.

2. Get a Plan Set-up

Once you know what you want to achieve, you need a plan to help you get there.

When you sign-up for the Team Weight Loss Challenge you get a 1 hour Team Consultation with an Elite trainer coach to help you set SMART goals and develop a plan that enables you to reach those goals. Continue reading 10 Tips for Starting the New Year Right

Workout Wednesday: Don’t Forget to Limber-up!

Limber Up Warm Up Elite Sports Clubs

Many of us tend to forget the importance of regularly warming up before our workouts. Now, that warm up may vary from person to person, or workout to workout, but the point being, it should always be the first step you take before you even think of jumping into those Tabata sprints or that heavy lifting session. In this post, we’d even like to encourage you to limber up before you head out on your Black Friday or Small Business Saturday shopping sprees. Continue reading Workout Wednesday: Don’t Forget to Limber-up!

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