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Youth Tennis Progression: How to Become a Top Junior Tennis Player

Progressing your child’s tennis game can be a daunting task. Elite Sports Clubs, through its decades leading Wisconsin junior tennis players to the top, has a suggested progression for your child. We provide two paths, one for the 10 and under tennis player and another for the 11 and over tennis player. Each path offers […]

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Why the Word Diet is Often Seen in a Negative Way

As early as the 1920’s, the American Academy of Nutrition began to speak about the changes you made in the foods that you ate, as your “diet.” That is; any change that you made to improve health or for the better was a good diet. Today, in a more popular way, we can often be […]

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Exercises to Build Rotational Strength & Stability

The professional baseball season is in full swing (bad pun!), and that signals the start of youth & bar leagues. Baseball involves a lot of rotational movements, especially through the trunk (from your shoulders to your hips). The exercises below are good for building rotational strength and stability. Do them slowly and deliberately to avoid injury. […]

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Fitness Equipment Tutorial: The Back Extension Machine

Muscles Targeted This machine is primarily used to strengthen the muscles of the lower back, but also works the glutes and hamstrings. Setup You want to make sure you adjust the thigh pads so the tops of the pads come to just below the crease in your hips. This allows your body to hinge forward […]

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There is Not Only One Way to Approach Eating, Diet & Nutrition-Finding the Program That Works for You!

Many people will be confused in the thought that there is only one way to approach a new eating plan. If they do not follow it, they are sure to be a failure. Truthfully, diet and related eating plans will work in your favor almost every time as long as you have created enough change. This […]

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Star-struck! U.S. Olympic Swimmer & 12-Time Medalist, Dara Torres was at Elite Sports Clubs!

Wow! How could we ever describe yesterday at our Mequon club?! We were lucky enough to host a 5-time U.S. Olympic swimmer & 12-time medalist. Dara Torres was not only extremely friendly, but also very informative! She was quick to share her experiences as an athlete training for the Olympics as well as a mom […]

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May is Exercise is Medicine Month: How to use exercise to prevent disease

May 1st embarks the first day of the month-long journey known as Exercise is Medicine® Month. This is the time for you, your family, co-workers, friends and others to advocate and promote physical activity as a lifestyle change. There is no question that regular physical activity is one of the best things you can do […]

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Using Rates of Perceived Exertion to Help You Determine Your Exercise Zones

Everyone is unique when they exercise and the use of standardized formulas to determine your target heart rate zones can often lead you to exercise at either higher or lower than your actual effective rate. By combining the “Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale” with “Target Heart Rate Zones” you can more effectively estimate how hard […]

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