Instructor Highlight: Dory Karinen

Maybe you’ve taken a class or trained with Dory Karinen. Or maybe you’ve read her blog posts on comparing yourself to others, and drinking water for weight loss. Or maybe you don’t know her at all! We’ll here’s your chance to get to know a little bit more about Dory and how she got started as an exercise instructor. Continue reading Instructor Highlight: Dory Karinen

Class Review: Body Combat

The first time I took a Body Combat class, I woke up the next day feeling every muscle in my body. Since then, I have committed to a regular cardio and weightlifting routine, and I’m stronger and more fit than I have ever been. Yet, when I left Body Combat yesterday, I felt like the workout was just as challenging as it was the first time I attended. This class is the real deal. It’s a challenging cardio workout that uses all muscle groups and if you haven’t tried it yet, you need to! Continue reading Class Review: Body Combat

Class Review: Body Pump

Although I managed to injure myself before class even started (knocking myself in the face with the barbell), I had a great time in Angie’s Body Pump class at Elite Sports Club – North Shore!  This was my first ever Body Pump class and although I was initially intimidated by the use of a barbell, regulars to this class (who were beyond friendly) immediately put my nerves at ease by explaining everything to me, from how much weight I should use to how to adjust the weights.

Body Pump is offered at all Elite locations with the exception of River Glen and is part of the LES MILLS™ series.  The idea behind Body Pump is to provide a full-body workout that shapes and tones your entire body while simultaneously increasing core strength. Elite offers both a 30 minute and 60 minute class, but both are designed to get you toned…fast!  Continue reading Class Review: Body Pump

Elite Instructor Highlight: Jill Jelinski

We’d like to introduce Jill Jelinski for those of you who don’t already know her. She’s an instructor over at Elite Sports Club – West Brookfield and has been teaching group exercise classes for 30 years!! And 29 of those years have been at Elite! Continue reading Elite Instructor Highlight: Jill Jelinski

Elite Instructor Highlight: Amy Dobson

Part of what makes Elite Sports Clubs so great are the skilled staff that work here! So, to help you get to know them a little better, we’d like to start highlighting a few here on our blog. First up, Amy Dobson from our Elite Sports Club – Brookfield club! Continue reading Elite Instructor Highlight: Amy Dobson