Tricks of the Trade for Holiday Eating

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

Tricks of the Trade for Holiday Eating Elite Sports Clubs

All jokes aside, we all have some notions in the back of our minds about how we will “do” with our Holiday eating! Many people suggest that it is just too overwhelming to figure out how to lose weight or at least keep from gaining while attending a slew of parties over the holiday season. In fact, the average person will attend 12 more food-providing events over the holidays than their normal social calendar any other time of year. But, is it REALLY that difficult to do? Continue reading Tricks of the Trade for Holiday Eating

WHY DO WE FEAR THE GYM?

By Annie Farley, Elite Sports Club-Mequon Group Exercise Director & Trainer

Ladies…  put down those teeny dumbbells you found stacked in the corner at the gym and confidently march over to the heavier weights. Do not fear those iron barbells and dumbbells – I promise they will not bite!  Do not shy away from the squat rack – it’s not nearly as intimidating as it looks. Do not fear the sweaty, muscle-bound dudes that strut around you – they may look tough, but they’re not going to judge you.   In fact, they’re more likely to admire you for ditching the elliptical machines to join them on the other side of the room! Continue reading WHY DO WE FEAR THE GYM?

Black Bean & Corn Salad Recipe

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian & Nutrition Counselor

Elite Sports Clubs Black Bean Corn Salad Recipe

Here’s another easy recipe you can use as a side for upcoming holiday parties, or in place of a traditional salad for Thanksgiving dinner with your family! Do you tend to go the traditional route when it comes to holiday dinners? Do you have any secrets to “healthify” those often not-so-good-for-you dishes? Tell us in the comments! Continue reading Black Bean & Corn Salad Recipe

Fit Food Trainer Comes to Elite

In mid November Elite will be launching its partnership with Fit Food Trainer, a weekly meal service run by Sarah Dusseau out of the kitchen at Elite River Glen. In today’s blog post, we talk about what Fit Food Trainer is, answer your most frequently asked questions and get to know the owner, Sarah Dusseau, a little bit better. Continue reading Fit Food Trainer Comes to Elite

Fiber! Part 3: The Benefits of Eating Fiber

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor

Fiber Part 3 Benefits of Eating Fiber

This is Part 3 in a 4-part series on FIBER! (Read Part 1 & Part 2.)

Fiber is a substance found in the skins of fruits and vegetables and in whole grains, which is hard to digest and important for digestion. It is recommended that adults incorporate between 30 and 40 grams of fiber per day, but most adults only get 10 grams per day through their normal diet. There are a variety of health benefits to increasing the amount fiber in your diet. Continue reading Fiber! Part 3: The Benefits of Eating Fiber