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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Using a Workout Buddy to Help You Reach Your Goals

By Melissa Abromovich, Certified Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Club-River Glen

Have you ever considered a workout partner? What about using your exercise as a way to bond with your partner, best buddy, or one of your kids?

As a trainer, it’s my job to motivate my clients to exercise, but I know (and you do too) that if you don’t work out in between our sessions, it’s not going to work nearly as well. In order to increase your fitness level, consistency is KEY to your success. So as I sit here and contemplate how to motivate you all to work to your best potential, it occurred to me that a partner workout might be an option. Continue reading Using a Workout Buddy to Help You Reach Your Goals

Tabata High Intensity Interval Training: The fastest way to fitness & fat loss!

Tabata Training at Elite Sports Clubs

Tabata interval training is one of the single most effective types of high intensity interval training, it’s also the most intense by far, and surprisingly it’s the shortest in duration, it only lasts for four minutes… but those four minutes produce remarkable effects! Continue reading Tabata High Intensity Interval Training: The fastest way to fitness & fat loss!

Why Should You Workout With a Personal Trainer?

Why Should You Workout With A Personal Trainer-Elite Sports Clubs

Let’s face it. Many of us simply cannot “do it all on our own.” There’s a reason gyms have those special people who go through years of higher education and certifications just to seemingly boss you around during your workout. Continue reading Why Should You Workout With a Personal Trainer?

Elite Outdoor Fitness Facilities: Mequon & Brookfield

Adventure course, obstacle course, boot camp, TRX rack, outdoor fitness structures, outdoor training facility, whatever you want to call it, we are excited to be able to offer such facilities to our members on BOTH sides of town! Many of you have been following our progress as we build our new outdoor fitness facility at our Mequon location, however not all of you seem to know that we have an existing functional training space and structure at our West Brookfield location. Check out photos of both facilities below!

Elite Sports Club-Mequon Outdoor Fitness Facility:

Elite Sports Club-West Brookfield Outdoor Fitness Facility:

Many of our small group training programs and personal trainers take advantage of each of these spaces when the weather permits. Check out our fitness calendar for current small group training programs. Interested in the outdoor facilities, but not sure where to start? Let us set you up with a trainer and a fitness plan!

Have you used the outdoor training facility at either club? What are your favorite exercises to do using the outdoor structures? Tell us in the comments!