3 Eating Tips to Get Your Summer Body Back

With Spring Break quickly approaching and summer (hopefully) right around the corner, this is the time that most of us dread thinking about those swimsuits hiding in the back of our closets. Here are 3 eating tips to help get your summer body back just in time:

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Jamison Soya

You’ve probably seen Jamison Soya around the clubs, even when he’s not working, because he’s here all the time! Jamison wears many hats at Elite Sports Club-Mequon, and enjoys working and generally being a part of the Elite community. Get to know the soccer extraordinaire who is Jamison Soya!

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Five Tips to Keep Up with Your Grandkids

Staying active and keeping up with your grandkids is essential when you become a grandparent. Being a grandparent is an honor. It’s a fun and exciting time. But grandkids can be restless and energetic because they love to play and are always on the move. By being a grandparent, you’ll want to join in on the fun. To keep up with your grandkids here are five tips:

1. Exercise Regularly

Exercising regularly will help you move better and to improve your stamina for when the kids are visiting. Increasing your stamina will allow you to enjoy the fun with your grandkids without having to slow down. Any type of physical activity will make it easier for you to keep up with your grandkids.

2. Know When to Stop

When playing active games with your grandkids, it can be hard to keep up because our bodies change as we age. Kids have so much energy that can last all day. If you cannot keep up with a game all afternoon, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t play that game ever again. It just means you should know when to take a break before injuring yourself or pushing yourself too far. Listen to your body so you know your limits.

3. Keep Your Balance

When picking up a child, bend at your knees and not your hips. Hold the child close to your body to the center of gravity and keep your shoulders back. Avoid slouching at all costs. Keeping your balance will prevent injury! Remaining balanced physically is just as important as a healthy balanced lifestyle. Make sure you have a balanced diet as well as a balanced exercise routine!

4. Encourage Your Grandkids

Encouraging your grandkids to be independent will take some stress away from your body. Lifting them in the car, stroller, booster seat, or pushing them on a swing can lead to you hurting yourself if you are not careful. This encouragement can also lead to your grandkids feeling a sense of accomplishment! Additionally, you’ll feel a sense of fulfillment watching them learn and grow!

5. Drink Water

Staying hydrated is always important, especially when you’re remaining active. Drinking plenty of fluids will leave your body feeling refreshed and energized. It is important to know that drinking caffeine to increase your energy can do more harm than good. Caffeine can leave you dehydrated and water plays an important part in maintaining your heart, muscles, and brain health.

Remaining fit and active benefits all of us. Keeping up with your grandkids can be a lot of work, but grandkids keep you young and young at heart! If you have any advice on how to keep up with your grandkids, please comment below!

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golf simulator at Elite Sports Clubs

While golf can be played year-round in some parts of the country, unfortunately that is not the case here in Wisconsin. For those of us that stick around Wisconsin through winter, we long for spring when we can hit the course again. However, you can now keep practicing your swing mechanics at our golf simulator at Elite Sports Club-River Glen!

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The DASH Diet - Nutrition Recommendations for High Blood Pressure

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, affects almost one in three Americans. The DASH Diet, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, is an approach to eating healthy that is designed to prevent or help treat hypertension. To follow this diet, you should reduce your sodium intake and consume a variety of foods rich in nutrients to help lower blood pressure. (more…)

Trainer Highlight - Tanya Earing

Tanya Earing is a certified personal trainer at Elite Sports Club – Brookfield. Although she’s new to being a personal trainer, she’s been an active individual for her entire life. She’s ready to bring that passion and drive to help others achieve their fitness goals. Learn more about Tanya Earing in our staff highlight! (more…)

Functional Fitness: A workout for everyone

A healthy fitness lifestyle is about how we live, not how we look! A functional fitness lifestyle will equip you to strengthen your body for everyday activities. Consequently, bad posture, aging, desk jobs, or lifting heavy objects will result in our bodies not functioning the way they should. No matter how fit or strong we become, our bodies will still have the potential for problems. Therefore, take charge of your own well-being through functional fitness. Functional fitness focuses on multi-joint movements that improve the way you perform daily activities.

Why functional fitness for daily activities?

Functional fitness training focuses mainly on strengthing your core and creating a stable foundation. Movements involve multiple planes rather than focusing on one motion and isolating the joints. Functional fitness exercises are for everyone. That being said, here are three reasons why functional fitness should be a part of your daily routine:

1. Balance and stability

In life, there are many things that can throw off stability, such as walking on ice or going up the stairs. Functional fitness can enhance balance and stability with certain exercises. Boosting your balance and stability will improve posture, coordination, and functional strength. Balance and stability will help prevent falls or help you recover better if you do fall.

2. Reduce the risk of injury

Practicing functional fitness will greatly decrease the risk of injury while performing daily activities. Picking up a potted plant, a brick, a heavy box, or furniture and throwing out your back is not something we hope for. Functional fitness training can reduce that risk by strengthening the muscles you use daily.

3. Increased strength

Functional fitness increases your strength. It can increase your core strength by creating a more stable foundation. For example, shoveling dirt or snow requires strength from more than just one muscle group. That being said, utilizing free weights in the gym allows you to have free motion. So, when building strength through functional fitness, it is best to have a full range of motion to apply multi-joint movements.

In short, to improve your everyday life, functional fitness will allow you to move better and feel better. If you are a beginner, start simple. Use your own body weight, and then slowly move up to heavier weights. Exercise classes can also count as functional fitness training! Yoga and Tai-Chi classes are great examples of classes that have multi-joint movement exercises. No matter what you try, functional fitness will be beneficial to your lifestyle.

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FREE 6-Week Plank Challenge

Want to strengthen your core and tighten your abdominal muscles? Try our FREE 6-Week Plank Challenge! (more…)

Healthy Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Whether you have Irish ancestry or not, you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this healthier take on the traditional Shepherd’s Pie!

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Monica Warren

If you’ve ever visited Elite Sports Club-Brookfield, you’ll likely have been met by the smiling face of Monica Warren, our Petite Elite Director and part of the front desk staff. Monica is always there to make sure our members are having a great experience, and to help your kids learn and grow under our youth programs. Read on to get to know Monica Warren!

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