Why Try Small Group Training?

As a trainer, I’ve been offering small group training for about 10 years. It began because one-on-one training can get expensive, and some of my clients asked if there was a way to get additional sessions in the week for less, with about the same quality individual experience. So, at the time, I began putting small groups of individuals together for common workouts, but still planning it like a personal training session. Continue reading Why Try Small Group Training?

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

Swim Fit: Taking You from In Shape to Swim Shape

The last time I swam laps with any serious intention was when I was 17, representing my high school swim team. Fast-forward 18 years later. I’m standing on the edge of the lap pool at Elite Mequon, wearing the same competition suit that I wore in high school (which fits a bit differently since having children). I’m about to try one of the newest signature training groups at Elite, Swim Fit.

I used to love swimming. I still do, but most of my pool time these days revolves around splash pads and floaties. So in an effort to channel my inner competitive swimmer, I decided to give Swim Fit a try. Continue reading Swim Fit: Taking You from In Shape to Swim Shape

Shred-HIIT Group Training Program Review

As an Elite Sports Clubs member enthusiast and Member Ambassador, I am making my job a little more fun, and your job of finding that perfect workout a whole lot easier!  This fall, I am taking it upon myself to test the latest and greatest of Elite’s various training programs and group exercise classes, and then report back to you my experience.  Here’s the cool part;  I’m in ok shape, but I’ve got a ways to go.  I’m not a trainer, I’m not a fitness fanatic, and I even eat Oreos from time to time.  So, I’m one of you!  If I think a class is hard, I’ll tell you.  If I wore the wrong thing, I’ll tell you what not to wear and what to wear instead. You get the gist.  I hope that you will find this series to be helpful and inspire you to get out there, and find the perfect combination of workouts for you! Continue reading Shred-HIIT Group Training Program Review

Member Stories: Mark Westlake’s Mountain Climb for a Cause

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 first experience at mountain climbing/trekking was a two-day trek up Mount Fuji in Japan which sparked an interest and a realization that this was something I enjoyed doing and was a good way to keep fit. A few years later I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and then two years ago I went to Ecuador to climb four mountains in the volcanic area near Quito. Both of these were for charity organizations, the first for Cancer research after losing my brother to cancer (more info and donations via Just Giving website) and then Pancreatic Cancer after losing my mother to this in 2012 (more info and official Facebook Page). Continue reading Member Stories: Mark Westlake’s Mountain Climb for a Cause