Core Exercises for Runners

With summer fast approaching and the weather starting to get nicer, people are going to be heading outside to start running more in the fresh air. Some will run just for exercise for fun, or for training for a 5k, triathlon, marathon, challenge course, etc. But no matter your distance and skill level of running, keeping a your body strong will also be important. Continue reading Core Exercises for Runners

How to Overcome Failure

How do you succeed when others (and maybe you too) have previously failed? You’ve tried everything. You’ve gone on all of the diets. You’ve followed them to the letter. You’ve exercised. Now what? How do you turn a previous failure into success? Continue reading How to Overcome Failure

Why There’s No Such Thing as the Best Exercise

Last week we discussed the new and intriguing field of “nutrigenetics“, and how all of us, while we share a lot in common, do have individual differences in how our bodies respond to food, exercise, and other environmental factors. This week, I want to emphasize that in exercise, there’s no “one size fits all” solution. There is no one best exercise, there are lots of different types of cardio, weight lifting strategies, combination workouts and sports that people either naturally gravitate to, or find over time. As a trainer, I find that people come in with sets of issues, and it’s my job to navigate those to find not only the safest workout, but also the most palatable. And it needs to produce results! This can be a challenge, as you might imagine. Continue reading Why There’s No Such Thing as the Best Exercise

Member Stories: Riley Enright Plans to Run His First Marathon

I actually laughed when Melissa Radmer from Elite Clubs brought this to my attention, because I truly didn’t think that running a marathon was possible until that moment. While the thought of running my first marathon scares the daylights out of me, I also see it as a great personal challenge. Continue reading Member Stories: Riley Enright Plans to Run His First Marathon

Katie Wilson: Elite Playroom Attendant and Pro Snowboarder

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