Exercise Not Only the Body, But Also the Mind: Mozart’s Gym

At Elite, we are proud to be able to offer our members state-of-the-art facilities. Our facilities are geared towards the members so they can achieve all of their fitness goals. However, Elite is more than just a fitness club. We aim at becoming an active part of many aspects of our members’ lives. A new service that will soon be offered here full-time at Elite is Mozart’s Gym – a music school for many different instruments. Continue reading Exercise Not Only the Body, But Also the Mind: Mozart’s Gym

Member Stories: Alan Gonzalez, Adolescent Weight Gain & Loss

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out agendas and sporting endeavors serve as healthy examples of how it feels to be “Elite,” and how exercise not only adds years to your life, but life to your years! Today we’d like to highlight another member’s experience: 

Meet Alan Gonzalez, a member of Elite Sports Clubs since he was a kid. This is the story of how he experienced adolescent weight gain and loss over a period of about a year through discipline in eating, exercise, and in the classroom.

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Staff Highlight: Carrie Bendrock

Carrie Bendrock has worked at quite a few of the Elite Sports Clubs locations and in a few roles. (Seems to be a trend around here, doesn’t it? What can we say, we’re multi-talented here at Elite!) Right now Carrie is rocking a position in membership services at Elite Sports Club-North Shore and is also the Playroom Director. Here’s your chance to get to know a little bit about her! Continue reading Staff Highlight: Carrie Bendrock

Adaptive Aquatics, Swimming for Everyone!

One of the highlights of our jobs as swim instructors is being able to work with students with different abilities. Swimming is a great physical outlet and life-saving skill for anyone, but for those with physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges, it is even more important.

Many times, these children and adults are naturally drawn to water, and swimming can aid in both their safety as well as their physical health, coordination, social interaction, and self-esteem. Swimming can help teach individuals with a number of developmental issues, including autism spectrum disorder, motor planning challenges, auditory processing problems, and attention deficit disorders. It also aids orthopedic, neurological, and congenital issues, such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, and Down syndrome. Continue reading Adaptive Aquatics, Swimming for Everyone!