Trainer Highlight: Matthew Bishop

Matthew Bishop is a certified personal trainer who recently joined the Elite family. Not only does Matthew have an enthusiastic personality, he is a dedicated trainer and will make sure you stay motivated in order to achieve success. Learn more about his personal philosophy, experiences, and outlook on fitness training! Continue reading Trainer Highlight: Matthew Bishop

Movement Patterns for Strength Training

Whether you are an aspiring bodybuilder or want to improve overall fitness, there are six basic movement patterns we all use that makes understanding strength training simple. It is these foundational movement patterns that are the backbone to all strength exercises. Continue reading Movement Patterns for Strength Training

Why Do Water Aerobics?

There are many stereotypes regarding water aerobics classes. Many assume this particular type of class is really meant for seniors. Others would prefer to just swim laps in the pool. Then there’s the majority of the population who never step foot in the pool unless it involves a floatie and a cool beverage, or just to goof around with the kids. But, you shouldn’t totally write off water aerobics, and here’s why. Continue reading Why Do Water Aerobics?

6 Lower Body Exercises to Do Instead of Squats

Hip mobility and strength are crucial for “simple” things like walking and getting up from a chair, but also come into play for sports and functional movement. The primary role of the hip extensors, which include the hamstring and adductor muscles of the thigh, is to extend the hip during gait (walking, running) and provide dynamic stability when performing one legged exercises or movements. They are responsible for lower body strength and for distributing power from the ground through the rest of the body.  Notably, lack of proper hip strength can lead to a low back injuries and pain.  Lower body exercises that incorporate the hip extensors as a group help mobility and protect your back. Continue reading 6 Lower Body Exercises to Do Instead of Squats

Instructor Highlight: Craig Charlton

At Elite Sports Clubs you’ll often find that many of our certified personal trainers are also group exercise instructors. That’s one of the values of Elite, you’re getting highly educated and skilled instruction from a trainer, but at a group exercise class price—free! Today we’d like to showcase another one of our great personal trainers/group exercise instructors, Craig Charlton of Elite Sports Club – River Glen. Continue reading Instructor Highlight: Craig Charlton