What Not to Wear to the Gym

Annie Farley, MS, CPT; Spinning Certified Star 3 Instructor & Group Exercise Director at Elite Sports Club-Mequon

Getting yourself to the gym requires motivation, but believe it or not, what you wear plays a big part in your success. Baggy sweats and cotton T-shirts may be comfortable, but are usually the wrong choice for the gym. Choosing the right workout clothes and accessories, on the other hand, can wick away sweat, smell less, display movements clearly, and protect sensitive skin. Before you lace up your old sneakers or pull on your college t-shirt, let’s figure out what NOT to wear to the gym! Continue reading What Not to Wear to the Gym

Why One-on-One?

By Paul Alexander, Elite Sports Club-North Shore Personal Training Director

Why One On One-Elite Personal Training

Boot camps and small group personal training are all the rage these days. They make sense in a lot of ways; it is motivating to be surrounded by other like-minded people, it is cost effective to train this way and it is just plain fun to train in a group setting. You may ask, why should I personal train one-on-one with all these other options? Continue reading Why One-on-One?

Member Spotlight: Dan Buss “I decided I needed to make a change”

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 accomplishments:

Photo of Elite Member Dan Buss My name is Dan Buss and I’ve been a member of Elite for about two years now. I’ve never been someone who lived a very active lifestyle and have been overweight most of my life. Two years ago, it all came to a head. I hit an all-time high weight, the result of bad eating habits and no exercise while I juggled getting my MBA and frequent travel for work. I decided I needed to make a change!

That’s where Elite comes in. I decided to join the club on the recommendation of a coworker. It was a great experience from day one. Since I was so new to the fitness scene, I took advantage of a promotion the club was running for a package of personal trainer sessions. I worked with Ariel to do a fitness assessment and come up with a base workout plan that I could build on. What I appreciated most was how comfortable everyone made me feel. Ariel would offer encouragement whenever she saw me, and other trainers like Rob and Sue would stop and give me pointers when they saw me trying something new. While the facilities at Elite are wonderful, it really is all the great people that make it such an outstanding experience!

Today, I’m happy to say that I’m down over 100 lbs from my peak! That’s a goal I thought was impossible two years ago. I’m working out six days a week doing strength training and some running. I’ve participated in several 5K races, including the Warrior Dash and have even started taking swimming lessons with Laura, for a new challenge. My time at Elite has become part of my routine and I look forward to it every day. Thanks for helping me completely change my life!

We are so proud of Dan for reaching his goal and exceeding his own expectations. We are happy our staff could be there to help you on your fitness and health journey! You are truly an “elite” member!

If you have an “elite” story to share about your own personal accomplishment or someone else’s please share it with us at MyStory@eliteclubs.com or tweet it to us @MyEliteStory! We’d love to hear from you too!