Why Women Should Strength Train

By Melanie Mauer, Fitness Specialist & Personal Trainer, Elite Sports Clubs – West Brookfield

In some cases, the moment that we make mention of strength training to female clients can be a tense one—one that tends to be full of excuses. “I don’t want to bulk up.” “Ha! I’m not a body builder.” “But cardio burns more calories.” The truth is, strength training is one of the best things you can add to your exercise regimen 3-4 times a week—not only for a strong, lean-looking physique, but also for body-fat loss and overall long term health. Continue reading Why Women Should Strength Train

7 Important Tips for Resistance Training

By Alex Oldakowski, Certified Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Club-West Brookfield

Resistance training is an important aspect of any workout regimen, but there are a few things you need to remember in order to reap all its benefits. If you don’t keep these tips in mind, you may not see any progress, or worse, get injured. So, read on to see if you have been forgetting something important all along! Continue reading 7 Important Tips for Resistance Training

What is CrossFit and Is It Right For You?

By Annie Farley, MS CPT, Group Exercise Director at Elite Sports Club-Mequon

Unless you have been living in a cave for the past few years…you’ve probably heard of the biggest fitness craze in recent times, CrossFit. Continue reading What is CrossFit and Is It Right For You?

Staff Stories: The Relationship Between Weight Loss and Muscle

By Melissa Abramovich, Certified Personal Trainer at Elite Sports Club-River Glen

Aside from being eye candy, muscle does some really important things for your overall health.

At the bottom of this article, there is a video. This is a Q&A session with Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD about content related to the Metabolic Applied Research Strategy (MARS) Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It was sent to me by an endocrinologist, who thought I might find the message interesting, which I did. And now, I would like to share it with you.

Continue reading Staff Stories: The Relationship Between Weight Loss and Muscle

7 Important Tips for Resistance Training

By Alex Oldakowski, Elite Sports Club-West Brookfield Personal Trainer

Important Tips for Resistance Training-Elite Sports Clubs

We all know it’s important to incorporate resistance training (or free weight training) into our normal exercise routine–or at least you should by now if you have been regularly reading our blog. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of those workouts! Continue reading 7 Important Tips for Resistance Training