Member’s Stories: Jim Horvath – The Inner Spirit

It was seventeen years ago when the staff at Elite Sports Club – North Shore first met Jim Horvath. He is a native to Milwaukee and now lives in Glendale. Over the years, most of the Fitness staff and the Front Desk staff have gotten to know “Jim”. He is friendly and open to discussion. You can tell that he is intellectual and contemplative as he often engages conversations in the lobby and coming and going to his favorite place, the fitness department. Continue reading Member’s Stories: Jim Horvath – The Inner Spirit

Planning a Vacation? Prepare Your Body

Planning a vacation to Europe or somewhere exotic this summer? Here’s what you need to know about what kind of shape you need to be in to make the trip worthwhile.

Summer is a popular time to take fun and exotic trips. But many places require long flights, have a challenging landscape, or require a great deal of walking. Before you go, make sure you are in shape for your vacation of choice! Continue reading Planning a Vacation? Prepare Your Body

How to Burn More Calories While You Walk

The simplest of exercises: tie on your favorite walking shoes and go! But how can we maximize that basic walk outside? Getting out and enjoying the fresh air is one thing, but we want to be efficient about our exercise. And as fun as walking is, you don’t want to have to be out there for 4 hours to burn off that one piece of cake that you just had to have. So, let’s take a look at options for burning more, so you can do other things in your day and not just exercise. Continue reading How to Burn More Calories While You Walk

5 Benefits of Exercising in Water

Using pools and water as a means of exercising can be very beneficial to your body and your workout routine. You can use your time in the pool doing laps, or even water aerobics. What? Water aerobics? No, it’s not just for “old” people, but for anyone looking for a new challenge and a great way to cross train. We’ll get into that later, but first let’s start with the benefits of water. Continue reading 5 Benefits of Exercising in Water

Member Stories: Tim Stark “When I retired, I wanted to do something big”

This story originally appeared in the Fall edition of our seasonal magazine. You can find a digital copy on our website or pick up a paper copy at any Elite location.

“When I retired, I wanted to do something big.” Tim Stark, a veteran marathon runner and Elite Sports Clubs member, took his retirement plan to a whole new level and walked across Scotland in the fall of 2012. Having accomplished such a feat, Tim has acquired a few meaningful philosophies on maintaining one’s health and fitness as a means to better enjoy life. Continue reading Member Stories: Tim Stark “When I retired, I wanted to do something big”