3 Minute High Intensity Interval Workout

Let’s do some High Intensity Interval Training! I have 3 minutes of exercises for you—40 seconds of one exercise alternating with 20 seconds of another exercise. There’s basically three little mini circuits total. Doing an interval workout is a great way to get in a variety of quick and intense exercises in a short amount of time. So, if you’re ready to get started with me, check out the video below and follow along! Continue reading 3 Minute High Intensity Interval Workout

Work HARDER to Get the Most Out of Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training isn’t exactly a “new” concept anymore. We’ve talked about interval training before here on the Elite blog (see: “Tabata High Intensity Interval Training: The fastest way to fitness & fat loss!”) and we offer plenty of classes and training programs that incorporate it as well. Lately though, the newest craze is just how long that interval needs to be; i.e. 20 seconds, 60 seconds, 90 seconds? How long (and how hard) do you actually need to work out to reap the benefits of interval training?

Well, Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had the same questions, and luckily Elite Sports Club – North Shore’s Group Exercise Director and Certified Personal Trainer, Amy Hall was here to debunk some of the myths and misconceptions popping up in the news about high intensity interval training. Check out the video and excerpt below from the interview: Continue reading Work HARDER to Get the Most Out of Interval Training

Congrats! Another Successful Team Weight Loss Challenge

This is the third year of Elite Sports Clubs’ annual Team Weight Loss Challenge. Thank you everyone for joining us this year and for your efforts during the challenge, we know the weight loss journey is a difficult one, and all of our participants are “winners” in our minds. Continue reading Congrats! Another Successful Team Weight Loss Challenge

Beginner’s Guide to the Lat Pulldown Machine

The lat pulldown machine is a staple at most fitness and health clubs. You’ll see all kinds of people using it, due in part to the fact that it’s a relatively simple machine to figure out how to use. Using the lat pulldown machine properly to maximize the benefits you receive is a whole different thing though, so let’s figure out how. Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to the Lat Pulldown Machine