How To Maximize Muscle Recovery After A Workout

Maximizing muscle recovery should be a key part of your fitness plan. The sooner your muscles recover, the less you will feel sore, and the sooner they can be efficient at burning calories for you. There are many ways to help aid your bodies recover. Here are a few for your tool box.

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Trainer Highlight: Matthew Bishop

Matthew Bishop is a certified personal trainer who recently joined the Elite family. Not only does Matthew have an enthusiastic personality, he is a dedicated trainer and will make sure you stay motivated in order to achieve success. Learn more about his personal philosophy, experiences, and outlook on fitness training! Continue reading Trainer Highlight: Matthew Bishop

How to Do Lifts Correctly

Lifting can be a hard part of working out to take up. Without introduction to proper form and guidance through a workout, it may lead to injury and lack of results to show for the hard work one has put in. This is a guide to some easy lifts and workouts to help save your limbs and muscles and help you maintain proper form.
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Class Review: Body Pump

Although I managed to injure myself before class even started (knocking myself in the face with the barbell), I had a great time in Angie’s Body Pump class at Elite Sports Club – North Shore!  This was my first ever Body Pump class and although I was initially intimidated by the use of a barbell, regulars to this class (who were beyond friendly) immediately put my nerves at ease by explaining everything to me, from how much weight I should use to how to adjust the weights.

Body Pump is offered at all Elite locations with the exception of River Glen and is part of the LES MILLS™ series.  The idea behind Body Pump is to provide a full-body workout that shapes and tones your entire body while simultaneously increasing core strength. Elite offers both a 30 minute and 60 minute class, but both are designed to get you toned…fast!  Continue reading Class Review: Body Pump

Everything You Need to Know About Muscle

Learning the basics of muscle development can help you to reach your health and fitness goals.

Types of Muscle Fibers

We have two main types of muscle fibers in our skeletal muscles, Type 1, or slow-twitch, and Type 2, or fast twitch. The Type 2 are further separated into Type 2a, and Type 2b, and depending on your goals, your training methods will affect, to some extent, your results. Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Muscle