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Workout Wednesday: Commit to Get Fit!

All right people! It’s time to get serious about whatever you are reaching for…what is your most important health goal right this very minute? Think about it, if you had to pick just one–SPECIFIC–thing to strive for RIGHT NOW, what would it be? Would it be to lose 5 pounds, lose 3 inches, fit into […]

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Black Bean & Corn Salad Recipe

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian & Nutrition Counselor Here’s another easy recipe you can use as a side for upcoming holiday parties, or in place of a traditional salad for Thanksgiving dinner with your family! Do you tend to go the traditional route when it comes to holiday dinners? Do you have […]

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Member Stories: Cindy Peterson "I feel healthy!"

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:

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Women's Flexibility is NOT a Liability in Yoga

A recently published article in the New York Times “Women’s Flexibility is a Liability (in Yoga)” inspired me to write this post. The article discusses how women are at greater risk for hip joint damage because they tend to be more flexible, especially in the hips, than men. Some of the poses in yoga require hip positioning that moves beyond normal mechanical limits this factor paired with high flexibility increases the chance of injury. I believe it’s more a matter of taking basic safety precautions, the same that you would (or should) take when engaging in any other form of physical activity.

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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.

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Spicy White Bean Dip Recipe

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian & Nutrition Counselor Here’s a great dip recipe to bring to a Packer party or other Fall gatherings! It’s grain and dairy free, so it can easily accommodate some of the most common dietary restrictions these days. What’s your go-to party platter or side? Do you try […]

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Member Stories: Lloyd & Phelan Purnell "A Father-Daughter Support Team"

This article originally appeared in the 2013 Fall issue of our “Elite Life” magazine. Check out the digital editions for our West Side clubs and East Side clubs online.  By Dave Fidlin of Dave Fidlin Writing & Editing Services, LLC When you look at the accomplishments of father-daughter duo Lloyd and Phelan Purnell, it is […]

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3 Ways Exercise Can Help You Deal With Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Elite Sports Clubs Trainers 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 […]

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