The Old School Exercise You Should Still Be Doing

By Luke Lewitzke, CPT, Personal Training Director at Elite Sports Club-Mequon

At times members, colleagues, and general fitness enthusiasts alike stumble across a new product and ask me for my take on it; the latest being the Smart Rope—”a high tech, new and improved jump rope empowered by LED technology and smart data.”

After watching this video, it does look like it could be a fun, new twist on jumping rope. Much like the fitbit, or some of the other new tech equipment, there is a novelty aspect to being able to link the information gathered from it to the phone or computer. It seems like the “it” thing to do. Not to say that this is bad by any means. If it helps get someone more active and provides a fun aspect to fitness, I’m all for it. And essentially that is what this product will hopefully do. Continue reading The Old School Exercise You Should Still Be Doing

How Cyclists Can Benefit From Yoga

By “Yogaman” Tom Feest, Elite Sports Clubs Exhale Studios Yoga Program Director

6 ways cyclists can benefit from yoga

Awhile ago I read a long article on yoga for cyclists I decided to rewrite my own version in a shorter format for this blog, as it very beneficial to our members who ride both in and outdoors. Hope you enjoy it! Continue reading How Cyclists Can Benefit From Yoga

New Aqua Endurance Program, Strength Training in the Water

By Ryan Holtzman, Elite Sports Club-Brookfield Personal Training Director

Aqua Endurance Training is a revolutionary new form of personal training that allows individuals of all different populations to break through mental barriers and physical limitations. By incorporating many of today’s most proven workout strategies in an aquatic setting, physical limitations are eliminated and real progress can be made. Aqua Endurance Training reduces stress on muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments, making it possible for many people who simply cannot exercise comfortably on land to achieve personal fitness through water resistance based strength/aerobic exercises. This would include but is not limited to individuals with Arthritic conditions, weight bearing limitations, and pre- and post- surgical requirements.

Top 5 benefits of Aqua Endurance Training:

  • Rapid fat loss and effective toning through water resistance.
  • Ability to increase your exercise work load and burn more calories in less time.
  • Stay cooler, even while exercising hard.
  • Reduce stress on your joints, bones, and muscles.
  • Look forward to your workouts with an ideal combination of fun and effective training!

Types of exercises and equipment used with Aqua Endurance Training:

What our clients have to say about Aqua Endurance Training:

I am a very active person who enjoys working out and going to the gym. Having said that, I am always looking for different ways to sweat and get a good workout in! When I first noticed the Aqua E program, I was intrigued. I had to try it! I was a little reluctant due to the fact that I wasn’t sure of the intensity of the workout, and I wanted to make sure it was worth while. Well, it was. The intensity of the workout completely depends on what your looking to get out of it; in other words it IS for everyone. I love the variety of the exercises, and the way it makes me feel when I am done. I always thought I wasn’t a “water person” but this was great! Ryan is great too! He will put you through an awesome workout where the time flies by!!! I would absolutely recommend it to anyone; all different fitness goals or even any limitations. (Melissa Elgert, trains twice a week)

I work with Ryan Holtzman in Aqua endurance. It is a great program for me. I am 71years old, with arthritic knees. This workout is strength building without the stress on my knees. I also lost 6lbs. mostly around my waist. My blood preassure is 117 over 78. Plus Ryan is a great trainer. (Vaughn Trudell, trains twice a week)

Let us know if you are interested in trying Aqua Endurance training for FREE (currently only available at our Brookfield location). We also offer many water aerobics classes, swim lessons, lap swimming, and other types of aqua personal training; all in our salt water pools.

Do you include water workouts in your fitness routine? Tell us in the comments!