Biking for Fitness

Cycling is a great way to get in shape and stay in shape. It burns a ton of calories, gets your heart rate and metabolism revved up, and builds muscle. But how do you make outdoor riding safer, and what other options are available to ride if you don’t ever want to be on the road? Here are a few tips on biking for fitness! Continue reading Biking for Fitness

How My Health Club is So Much More Than Just a Gym

“Wherever you go, there you are.”– Confucious

For many Moms, going back to the gym after having a baby can be a lot like going back to work.  Will I be able to pick up where I left off?  Will anybody even remember me?  And what about the baby?  What if he cries, what if he gets sick?  For me, my gym hiatus lasted the better part of a year and I was terrified to go back.

My initial reasons for finally biting the bullet and getting back on track, on a regular basis, for real this time, were somewhat selfish.  I wanted to get my body back.  Furthermore, I was in need of social interaction, and to be honest, so was my 14-month-old son, who is home alone with me all day.  So on a Monday I woke up, took a breath, dropped my daughter off at school and headed straight for the gym.  I expected the feeling of anxiety that sat shotgun as I made my way to the gym.  What I didn’t expect was what would happen in the next hour and a half.  Continue reading How My Health Club is So Much More Than Just a Gym

8 Effective and “Easy on the Knees” Workouts

Your knees may not be the strongest, but that’s not going to stop you from getting in a great workout!

High impact workouts can be tough on the joints and can lead to improper form and cause more injuries. These 8 exercises are perfect for those with bad knees!

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A Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Cycling Classes

By Annie Farley, MS, CPT; Spinning Certified Star 3 Instructor & Group Exercise Director at Elite Sports Club-Mequon

Are you new to your gym and the indoor cycling (also known as “spinning”) scene? Well, have no fear! Indoor cycling is a great workout all year round for any level, expert cyclists and newbies alike. Nevertheless here’s 3 tips for those just starting a new spin class. Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Cycling Classes

A Healthier You: Finding Wisdom in Winters

Wisdom Comes with Winters –Oscar Wilde

The first time I came across this quote was in high school.  It was the topic of a college entrance essay to which I was applying.  I remember, clear as day, staring at the blank sheet of paper as if it was looking right back at me just asking for me to think of something clever, meaningful.  I managed to write something witty enough to stand out but meaningful enough to convey thoughtfulness.  The events of this past holiday weekend reminded me of this quote which I have never forgotten, yet I have never really understood, until now.  Continue reading A Healthier You: Finding Wisdom in Winters