In the past we did a “Plank Off” challenge here in our fitness center at Elite Sports Clubs. Now I know the plank may not be your favorite exercise, even if it is good for you. But I can’t tell you the number of people who gave up before they even got started. Excuses started flowing like spring rain: “Well, some folks can already do a longer plank than I can, so why even try?” or “Oh, I’m not good at those. Forget it.” (Insert raised eyebrow here.) Excuse me? Isn’t that the whole point of this? We’re here to improve, to strive for better results, greater strength gains—what all of you need to do is work on your Sweatitude! Continue reading How to Improve Your Sweatitude!
By Molly Enright, Member Services Representative at Elite Sports Club-West Brookfield
Whether you have decided to make small changes or big changes, joining a health club is a great first step! Nevertheless, as we all know, that’s only the beginning. That little plastic membership card isn’t going to change your life all on its own, it has to be put to work! So, let’s get started! The helpful and knowledgeable staff at Elite Sports Clubs helped me compile these few tips to get you moving and grooving at your new health club in no time. Continue reading I’ve Just Joined a Health Club, Now What?
By Rita Larsen, RD, CD; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor
Researchers who study why some individuals do and some do not accomplish their goals, have a very compelling answer for us. “They are not ready!” As simple an answer as this may be, considerable study at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has shown that individuals go through “stages of change” which, when followed, will lead anyone to their desired outcome and, hopefully, their goal. Continue reading How the “Stages of Change” Affect Goal Planning & Outcome