Some of you may know Katie Wilson, she and her family are members of Elite and she also works in the playroom at our Mequon location. She is also a pro athlete snowboarder who recently competed on the international stage at the Snowboard World Cup and NorAm Cup. Continue reading Katie Wilson: Elite Playroom Attendant and Pro Snowboarder
Without a doubt, skiing requires proper training ahead of time to enjoy yourself as well as avoiding injury on the slopes. Whether you are a beginner or a competitive athlete, the following functional ski exercises will be beneficial before your next ski trip. Continue reading Ski Prep Workout
by Susan Madden: Member, Mom, and Guest Blogger
“Confidence is the feeling you get before you understand the situation”-Anonymous
If you told me 10 years ago, I would be a snowboarder, I would have laughed in your face, right after making sure that you weren’t blatantly mocking my athletic ability (or lack thereof). Although I do enjoy being active, sports have never been my specialty. The peak of my athletic glory was the high school swim team. Therefore, when invited to play on a softball rec league, or run the 5K du jour, you can count on me to be the first one to offer up an excuse to refrain. But 8 years ago when my boyfriend (now husband) asked me to go snowboarding, I was all in. Sure, I wanted to impress him, but I realized this was an opportunity to try something completely out of my element. I also wanted to impress myself. What better way to test my inner athlete than by soaring downhill with your feet strapped to a board?
Continue reading Recovering from a Meniscus Tear: A Non-Athlete’s Experience and How I Bounced Back