30 Things I Love About Elite

Nearly 2 years ago, I took my first steps into Elite North Shore as a member. As a Passport Member, I’ve had the chance to visit all of the Elite Clubs. I’ve come to find that each one has their own “personality”  that make them unique, and together, Elite becomes this wonderful community where staff, instructors, and members work together to make positive experiences, and achieve goals!

In just a couple of years,  I have become stronger, healthier and even a happier person. While fitness was a big part of this, it is the people that I have met and worked with that make Elite so great! So, in celebration of Elite turning 30, I’ve made a list of my 30 favorite things about Elite! Continue reading 30 Things I Love About Elite

How to Rediscover your Relationship with Tennis

Today, I played tennis for the first time in 20 years, and I’m hooked for life. The drive to Elite River Glen took only 10 minutes, but mustering up the courage to walk through the door and pick up a racquet took decades longer. The last time I played tennis was the summer before 5th grade through the Whitefish Bay Rec Department. I moved on quickly to other interests but somewhere in the back of my mind, I always thought that tennis may have been “the sport that got away.” So, when I heard about the Mom’s Tennis Group at Elite, and how it’s for beginners and seasoned players alike, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to rekindle my relationship with the sport. Once you know the Who, What, Where, When and Why about this group, chances are you’ll want in on it too!

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7 Reasons You DON’T Need to “Start” on a Monday

Does this sound familiar? You snuck a donut from the office café, then decided to have an extra serving of pasta for dinner, then thought, “It’s okay, I will start eating healthy and working out on Monday!”

For some reason many people have this idea that starting a healthy lifestyle should start on a specific day – like New Years, the day after their birthday, or “next Monday.”

The reality is that you can start eating healthier, exercising more, and practicing good habits at any time!

Here are 7 reasons you shouldn’t put off your healthy lifestyle until Monday: Continue reading 7 Reasons You DON’T Need to “Start” on a Monday

How to Keep the Weight Off for Good

By Rita Larsen, RDN; Elite Sports Clubs Nutrition Educator & Diet Counselor

So, you’ve worked hard to lose some weight this year, but how do you go about keeping it off for the long term? It’s often far too easy to fall right back into bad habits once you have reached a milestone or a goal. Use the following pointers to keep those pounds off for the rest of the year—and the rest of your life! Continue reading How to Keep the Weight Off for Good

How to Stay Healthy and Fit at the Office

Did you know that those who work desk jobs are more likely to lose muscle tone, experience back pain, gain weight, and suffer from high amounts of stress? People who have sitting jobs are 2x more likely to get cardiovascular disease, they only burn one calorie per minute, and the enzymes that help break down fat drops 90 percent! Sitting has become the silent killer.

We understand that working a desk job could be completely out of your control. But there are things you can do to improve your health while being at the office.

These tips will keep you happy, healthy, and fit even at the most demanding of desk jobs! Continue reading How to Stay Healthy and Fit at the Office