Instructor Highlight: Christy Beckmann

Some of you may know Christy Beckmann in her role as a member services representative and operations manager at Elite Sports Club – West Brookfield. Others may now know her in another new role as events coordinator for The Quad at Elite Sports Club – River Glen. But then of course many of us have known Christy for a long time as a group exercise instructor as well!  Continue reading Instructor Highlight: Christy Beckmann

Trek n’ Train Group Exercise Class Review

Trek n’ Train is a relatively new class at Elite, and before I get into the details, let me just say that this class is so much more fun than I had anticipated! I’ve tried a lot of classes at all of the Elite clubs, and Trek n’ Train keeps the workout fun, versatile, and challenging. Continue reading Trek n’ Train Group Exercise Class Review

Understanding Your Cardio Machine: What are Watts?

By Melissa Radmer, CPT, Group Exercise & Fitness Director at Elite Sports Club-West Brookfield

Watts. It is that number that you often see scroll across your display on the exercise bike or elliptical. It changes all the time, and you might not realize what you are doing or not doing to make it change. But what does that number even mean, and is it important to your workout? Continue reading Understanding Your Cardio Machine: What are Watts?

Andrew Schreier “Not just a diabetic.”

My name is Andrew (A.J.) Schreier and I have recently passed twelve years working at West Brookfield of Elite Sports Clubs as well as working over eight years now as a primary counselor for addiction and correctional clients. Most notably of milestones however is being a type one diabetic for over seventeen years now. Continue reading Andrew Schreier “Not just a diabetic.”

Quick & Dirty Workouts

You don’t have much time to do anything these days, let alone get in a decent workout. We get it, it’s hard to prioritize all of your “must do’s” and “should do’s” (plus some of those “really want to do’s”). You know that exercising every day is an important aspect of your long-term health. Well, luckily studies show you only need about 30 minutes of physical activity a day to reap the health benefits. So, here’s a few quick & dirty workouts that will only take about 30 minutes to complete and get you closer to that 30-minutes-a-day goal. Continue reading Quick & Dirty Workouts