Aqua Yoga: Why You Need to Try it!

As someone who practices yoga rather inconsistently, I was eager to try Aqua Yoga at Elite in Mequon.  Besides being curious as to how it was possible to do downward dog in the water, (it is possible) I was looking forward to trying something out of my regular routine.   Continue reading Aqua Yoga: Why You Need to Try it!

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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10 Easy and Effective Ways to Become More Active

We have all heard this,  “A body in motion stays in motion, a body in rest stays at rest.”  The concept, as much as it probably goes in one ear and out the other, couldn’t be more true . As we get older, it is imperative that we keep our bodies moving as much as we possibly can if we want to keep as active as we desire.  I admit, I am guilty of making up one excuse after another as to why I can’t exercise every day.  But being active doesn’t always mean following a regimented schedule of cardio and weights 3-5 times a week (although, that is ideal for those who are physically able and who have the time).  For the rest of us, there are other ways to be active when we can’t make it to the gym.  Here are a few ways to incorporate more activity into your daily schedule. Continue reading 10 Easy and Effective Ways to Become More Active

Sports Injury: A Mini Guide to Maximum Recovery

by Susan Madden- Member, Mom, and Guest Blogger

No pain, no gain, right?  Wrong! 

It seems as if these days, we are constantly running.  Today more than ever before, we are bombarded with inspiring quotes, miraculous YouTube videos, and poignant blogs encouraging us to overcome our pain, stress, and anxiety by trucking on and toughing it out.  But sometimes, it’s necessary to stop, think, and take inventory of what is really going on with our bodies, especially when it comes to pain.  Continue reading Sports Injury: A Mini Guide to Maximum Recovery

Time for Tabata

This past week marks the first time I have worked out since July 2013.  I have an excuse; at least for the first 9 months of my 17 month sabbatical.  I was pregnant with my son, and for numerous reasons, was advised not to exercise.  However, for the remaining 8 months each day was accompanied by a new excuse. “The baby was up 3 times last night,” “I ran out of coffee and I can only work out when I drink caffeine” (never mind the 24 pack of Diet Coke in the fridge), or my go-to, “I need to clean the house.” (Because, that takes at least 5 hours.) Well, sometimes it does but that’s not the point.  The point is that everyone knows the best clothes of the year come out in the spring, which means I’ve got roughly 4 months and 20lbs standing between me and a pair of seafoam dyed skinny jeans.

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