Member Stories: Lauren Janzen – Living with Pulmonary Hypertension

Lauren Janzen and her husband Joe have been members of the Elite Sports Clubs family and community for around 3 years now. Lauren joined shortly after her husband became a personal trainer at our Mequon location. She loves the activities and classes offered by Elite and regularly participates in cycling and yoga classes. The classes make her feel a sense of motivation as she works out with other people around her. She uses the club around 2 times a week in summer and 4 to 6 times a week in the winter. She uses the club less in the summer as the weather allows her to be able to cycle outside. Continue reading Member Stories: Lauren Janzen – Living with Pulmonary Hypertension

Barre Fusion and Barre 30, Class Review & Comparison

Two years ago, just after my son was born, I was watching an infomercial during his routine 2:30am feeding titled “Get a Dancer’s Body.” I should have known this program was purposefully placed to prey on sleep-deprived mothers everywhere who would give almost anything to regain the body, not to mention the confidence that existed 9 months and 30+ pounds ago. Continue reading Barre Fusion and Barre 30, Class Review & Comparison

Member Stories: Emily Sydnor “Motivation was the most difficult part.”

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 accomplishments:

About a year ago, I had a bit of a wake up call. For a time prior, I was under a lot of stress and, in turn, gained a bit of weight. I knew I something needed to change.

My family joined Elite many years ago and I had always been around the club. I was a multi-sport athlete in high school, so I was no stranger to training and conditioning. Like most people, motivation was the most difficult part of change. Training for sports is much different, and in my opinion less difficult, than training for “pleasure.” When training for sports, coaches and other players are there to guide and motivate you through the process. When training by yourself, you have to push yourself.

Luckily, my mom has been going to Body Pump class at West Brookfield for years. I began going to Body Pump three mornings a week and developed relationships with the other members in the class. Having someone to workout with made the process so much easier. They were always so positive and complimented me as my weight loss became apparent.

After months of Body Pump class, cardio training, weight training, and watching what I ate, I lost 60 pounds. Everyone, including me, was so proud. My Body Pump family and support from family and friends were instrumental in my weight loss journey. Thank you, Elite, for helping me attain my goal!

Congratulations Emily for meeting your goal! Body Pump is a great class, and we are happy that along with support from others, it could help you lose weight.

For those of you out there still trying to lose the weight, have you considered incorporating regular exercise classes in your routine? Clearly it’s not just about exercise, it’s also very much about support and finding those who will help you push yourself.

What’s your favorite group exercise class? What about it makes the class “awesome”?

Submit your own “elite” story. Or tweet us @MyEliteStory with not just your major accomplishments, but also those little everyday wins too.