Member’s Stories: Jim Horvath – The Inner Spirit

It was seventeen years ago when the staff at Elite Sports Club – North Shore first met Jim Horvath. He is a native to Milwaukee and now lives in Glendale. Over the years, most of the Fitness staff and the Front Desk staff have gotten to know “Jim”. He is friendly and open to discussion. You can tell that he is intellectual and contemplative as he often engages conversations in the lobby and coming and going to his favorite place, the fitness department. Continue reading Member’s Stories: Jim Horvath – The Inner Spirit

Moving Beyond the ‘Gates’ of Your Comfort Zone

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” We’ve all heard some version of this quote, and most of us not only believe it, but have lived it. Yet, time and time again, we build up walls and gates to protect ourselves from the potentially wonderful unknown.

With the holidays coming to an end, and the New Year just beginning, lots of stuff is coming down in our home. It’s always bittersweet to take down the tree and store the stockings, but I know that before I can take a moment to blink, we’ll be trekking out to the tree farm once again.

But other things like baby gates and playpens are also coming down in our home and in all likelihood; we will be putting them away for the last time. And while this truth stings a bit, I know that in order for me and my family to grow, I need to let go of what has been familiar to me for the last six years, which has been a home filled with baby gates and safety nets. Continue reading Moving Beyond the ‘Gates’ of Your Comfort Zone