I actually laughed when Melissa Radmer from Elite Clubs brought this to my attention, because I truly didn’t think that running a marathon was possible until that moment. While the thought of running my first marathon scares the daylights out of me, I also see it as a great personal challenge. Continue reading Member Stories: Riley Enright Plans to Run His First Marathon
They are known by a few different names: mud runs, challenge races, and obstacle races, to name a few. You may have heard of some of the more popular ones like the Tough Mudder, the Spartan Race, the Dirty Girl, and the Warrior Dash. But what exactly are they? Do I have to get electrocuted? Will I have to run through fire? This article will cover a lot of the basics and hopefully clear up many questions. Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Challenge Races
The 5K race has become one of the most popular racing distances in the United States. While some people sign up for these races as a new training goal to accomplish, others sign up for these races just for the fun environment. Either way, 5K races are on the rise and before you go try one here are some training tips you need to know. Continue reading How to Train for Your First 5K (+Free Training Plan)
All right people! It’s time to get serious about whatever you are reaching for…what is your most important health goal right this very minute? Think about it, if you had to pick just one–SPECIFIC–thing to strive for RIGHT NOW, what would it be? Would it be to lose 5 pounds, lose 3 inches, fit into those jeans from last year, get your blood pressure down, be able to play touch football with the kids on Thanksgiving, sign up for that race this summer, or something else? Now write just that ONE thing down on a piece of paper (or even as a comment) and start telling everyone you know! Continue reading Workout Wednesday: Commit to Get Fit!
This article originally appeared in the 2013 Fall issue of our “Elite Life” magazine. Check out the digital editions for our West Side clubs and East Side clubs online.
By Dave Fidlin of Dave Fidlin Writing & Editing Services, LLC
When you look at the accomplishments of father-daughter duo Lloyd and Phelan Purnell, it is evident competition, athleticism, motivation and perseverance run in the family.
Phelan, 15, began her foray into sports and fitness when she was just a few months old. She was enrolled in Elite’s swim Parent & Tot class. The rest, as they say, is history. Continue reading Member Stories: Lloyd & Phelan Purnell “A Father-Daughter Support Team”