What is a “Functional Movement Screen” and How Can It Help You?

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

What is FMS at Elite

Movement screens are tools personal trainers use to help determine what exercises are appropriate, and what issues you may have with how you move that could be improved through exercise. Continue reading What is a “Functional Movement Screen” and How Can It Help You?

Workout Wednesday: Don’t Forget to Limber-up!

Limber Up Warm Up Elite Sports Clubs

Many of us tend to forget the importance of regularly warming up before our workouts. Now, that warm up may vary from person to person, or workout to workout, but the point being, it should always be the first step you take before you even think of jumping into those Tabata sprints or that heavy lifting session. In this post, we’d even like to encourage you to limber up before you head out on your Black Friday or Small Business Saturday shopping sprees. Continue reading Workout Wednesday: Don’t Forget to Limber-up!

Workout Wednesday: Start Prepping for the Holidays Now!

Elite Workout Wednesday Start Prepping for the Holidays Now

We all know it’s a little crazy when we start seeing Christmas decorations popping up in stores immediately after Halloween. (If not before!) But maybe they have a point? Maybe we should start getting (our bodies) ready for the holidays a little earlier, rather than doing damage control afterwards. Continue reading Workout Wednesday: Start Prepping for the Holidays Now!

3 Ways Exercise Can Help You Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Elite Sports Clubs Trainers

3 Ways Exercise Can Help You Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder

We love this time of the year. Fall is here once again! The changes in colors, the smells, perfect outdoor weather that’s not too hot and not too cold. And of course Packer football!! However, each year we’re surprised by how our bodies and mood are affected by the change in season. Have you noticed a change in your mood lately? Are you more tired and irritable than usual? Do you find that you are craving more carbohydrates? Is it harder for you to get out of bed in the morning? All of these are common symptoms of a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder. Continue reading 3 Ways Exercise Can Help You Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder

Elite Sports Clubs Trainer Interview on Kettlebells

We don’t like to brag (okay, maybe we do) but often our Elite Sports Clubs trainers are sought after by area writers and bloggers for their fitness expertise. Our trainers are featured regularly in Modern Health and Living, and have been a source of information for the Chin Up blog on JSOnline, among others.

Anthony Moro Presses a Kettlebell Overhead at the RKC Workshop
Photo via Dragon Door

Recently, Elite Sports Club-Mequon trainer Anthony Moro was interviewed about his experience with kettlebell training by Dragon Door. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:

Dragon Door: How did you first get involved with fitness?
Anthony Moro: I’ve been an athlete my whole life. My parents kind of pushed me in that direction—as a kid I played nearly every sport! In high school I played football and ran track. And I’ve been in the Marines since high school graduation at age 18. When I finally came into the Reserves, I went to college for a semester before I was deployed again. So during my freshman year I played football and went to Afghanistan. After I came back, I started back with football and running track right into my senior year this year.

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