MyPlate and the History of Food Guides The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has presented several Food Guides over the last 70+ years to help consumers create the ideal diet. These guides are visual representations of the nutritional recommendations for that time period. The newest of the USDA Food Guides is called MyPlate. Before we get into what MyPlate is, let’s take a quick look at the history of USDA Food Guides. (more…)
Trainer Highlight - Curt Minter Curt Minter is a certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor at Elite Sports Club-River Glen and Elite Sports Club-North Shore. Curt strives to help his clients feel and move better because he understands the struggles they face. Learn all about Curt Minter and his take on health and fitness! (more…)
Boosting Your Self-Esteem Through Fitness We are all our own worst critics, and your perceptions of your own capabilities play a part in negative thinking. In today’s blog, let’s focus on increasing your self-esteem and self-worth through the benefits that exercise can provide. (more…)
What the Pilates Reformer Can Do for You Pilates is most often performed on a mat. But did you know there is another way to do Pilates that will make your workouts even more effective? Enter the Pilates Reformer. I’ll tell you what it is, what Pilates exercises can be performed, and how it will impact your body. (more…)
Lessons - A Foundation for the Future With structured and focused instruction, lessons can be a gateway to a new hobby for kids, and can also lay the groundwork for life-long skills. Here are some positive results from taking lessons early on. (more…)