What is the Best Form of Exercise?

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I doing the exercises that I do?” The best form of exercise is the one that will accomplish your fitness goals in a timely manner without injury. With so many exercises from which to choose, it’s difficult to determine the “best” one. Of course, each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s look at five common cardiovascular exercises and see which one is the best form of exercise.

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The Positive Effects Walking Has on the Body

Believe it or not, walking is a great activity for your body and mind. Not only is it easy to do, but it has many positive effects on the body. For starters, it improves your cardiovascular fitness, reduces back pain, and improves your functionality. But is it too good to be true? Well, not exactly. Walking has more benefits than most people realize. Let’s take a look at some of the many benefits of walking. Continue reading The Positive Effects Walking Has on the Body

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