15 Exercise Games and Activities for Kids

In today’s age of smartphones, video games, and YouTube, getting kids away from their screens can sometimes be a challenge. At Elite, we encourage parents to start the healthy habit of keeping kids active early, so that they form the habit and grow to love an active lifestyle. So how do you start? Well, kids like to have fun, so we suggest choosing activities for kids that are so much fun they don’t even realize that they’re exercising. We’ve put together a list of our favorite exercise games and activities for kids that will keep them moving, and have them giggling the whole way through. Continue reading 15 Exercise Games and Activities for Kids

Exercise Not Only the Body, But Also the Mind: Mozart’s Gym

At Elite, we are proud to be able to offer our members state-of-the-art facilities. Our facilities are geared towards the members so they can achieve all of their fitness goals. However, Elite is more than just a fitness club. We aim at becoming an active part of many aspects of our members’ lives. A new service that will soon be offered here full-time at Elite is Mozart’s Gym – a music school for many different instruments. Continue reading Exercise Not Only the Body, But Also the Mind: Mozart’s Gym

Staff Highlight: Linda Fassbender

As Elite recently celebrated turning 30, we also want to celebrate our amazing staff, particularly those who dedicate their time to Elite’s youngest members. Linda Fassbender has been working at the Elite Sports Club – Brookfield playroom for the past 3 years. Her attentiveness to each child’s individual needs and concerns is what makes her shine as a playroom staff member. You may also know her daughter, Melissa, who works at both the Brookfield and North Shore locations. It’s obvious that Linda loves kids. She admits that working in the playroom is “something she doesn’t have to do, but really wants to do, because I love playing with the kids.”  Well, the kids love you too, Linda! Continue reading Staff Highlight: Linda Fassbender

Staff Highlight: Mary Bronek

Mary Bronek knows a thing or two about kids. As the Playroom and Kids Activities Director at Elite Sports Club – River Glen, she oversees everything from the everyday schedule of the playroom to birthday parties and the very popular Fright Night, held every year in October. She also has three children of her own, two of which have grown up in the playroom at Elite River Glen.   Continue reading Staff Highlight: Mary Bronek

Summer Survival Tips for a Stay-at-Home Parent

As a mother of a 2 year old boy and a 6 year old girl, my life is constantly being pulled in different directions.  It is an endless quest to find balance and order especially when school is out and schedules become irrelevant.  This is my 3rd Summer as a stay-at-home parent with two children and after some trial and (plenty of) error, I have some tried and true tricks that have kept these long summer days sane and super fun for both me and my kids!  Here are some of my go-to rules to keep my days running smooth. Continue reading Summer Survival Tips for a Stay-at-Home Parent