Maximizing muscle recovery should be a key part of your fitness plan. The sooner your muscles recover, the less you will feel sore, and the sooner they can be efficient at burning calories for you. There are many ways to help aid your bodies recover. Here are a few for your tool box.
Continue reading How To Maximize Muscle Recovery After A Workout
By Grace Selwitschka, Certified Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor at Elite Sports Club-North Shore
You may have started the year with the best of intentions, vowing to exercise more, but after a few weeks of trying to stick to your resolutions, you may be feeling burned out and ready to abandon your goals. This is not uncommon. In fact, many people lose their motivation and feel burned out because they have had negative experiences with exercise. And those undesirable experiences can alter your resolve and make you question whether or not exercise is even beneficial or worth your time.
The good news is that it is possible to avoid burnout. These guidelines were created to help you make regular exercise a permanent lifestyle change. Continue reading 6 Ways to Avoid Burnout
Detox and rejuvenate your body in one of our steam rooms conveniently located at each of our Elite Sports Clubs locations. Towels are provided for all individuals who wish to partake in the wonderful benefits of our steam rooms.
Steam “baths” are known for relaxation and stress relief, but steam room benefits also include:
- Muscle soreness relief
- Stiff joint relief
- Immune system enhancement
- Lymph detoxification
- Blood circulation improvement
- Sinus congestion relief
Heat causes your blood vessels to expand, which increases blood circulation. As a result, more oxygen and nutrients can reach damaged parts of your body. This has a double effect of temporarily reducing or stopping pain as well as increasing your body’s healing rate. Spend 10-15 minutes in a steam room post workout and you will speed up healing of damaged muscle tissue.
The high concentration of moisture in steam baths has also been proven to be effective treatment for respiratory conditions such as:
Regular use of a steam room can improve not only your health, but also your appearance. Nothing is better for your skin than a heavy sweat. Heavy sweating cleanses your skin more thoroughly than soap and water because it opens your pores and allows deep-seated grime and dead cells to be flushed out. This is one reason steam baths can be helpful for acne treatment and some other skin conditions. The heat of a steam room also causes an increase in blood circulation, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to your skin surface. Over time, this can help contribute to a healthy, glowing appearance.
Steam Rooms are offered at all Elite Sports Clubs. Adult use of steam rooms is included with all Elite Sports Clubs memberships, along with towel service and luxury locker rooms. Come take a tour of any of our 5 Milwaukee-area Elite Sports Clubs locations today!