Tagged: balance

The Importance of Functional Movement

In most things we learn, we often hear experts saying that you have to start from the beginning by learning the fundamentals. Exercise is no exception. Learning functional movements will have you using multiple muscles with each move and will minimize your risk of injury as you train. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete, a beginner, […]

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Member Stories: Becky Wiegand "Elite Has Changed My Life!"

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their workout 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:  My name is Becky Wiegand and […]

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How Travel Can Make You a Better Parent, Friend, and Person

In the months leading up to a much anticipated “girls trip” to Miami, I prepared how any other 36-year-old mother of two would for travel. Pinterest became my instant go-to between packing lunches and loading the dishwasher; searching for the “best” restaurants, beaches, hotels…you name it. Fast forward to the night before my trip…I was […]

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Instructor Highlight: Libby Mueller

Elite has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. My parents were founding members nearly thirty years ago. My mother signed me up for tennis lessons when I was nine and, as I got older, my dad took me to every group exercise class that was offered. The variety of […]

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Summer Survival Tips for a Stay-at-Home Parent

As a mother of a 2 year old boy and a 6 year old girl, my life is constantly being pulled in different directions.  It is an endless quest to find balance and order especially when school is out and schedules become irrelevant.  This is my 3rd Summer as a stay-at-home parent with two children and […]

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How Being "Selfish" Has Made Me a Better Mother

Today marks 6 years, 4 months and 28 days of me being a Mom. Nevertheless, although I’ve spent 35 years, 8 months, and 5 days on this earth growing, evolving and developing my identity up to this point; when I stop and reflect on who I am as an individual—which let’s be real, is usually […]

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Hot Yoga: A Very ‘Cool’ Class

The term “Yoga” comes with endless preconceived notions. Visions of kale-loving, naturally flexible, ageless athletes with California-kissed locks immediately popped into my head before I got out of my head and into a class. Elite has an incredible variety of yoga classes for everyone. And while I like them all, I love Hot Yoga.  Here’s why: I don’t […]

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The Real Life Eating Habits of a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

My eating habits didn’t start out so great, it wasn’t until a professor of mine called me out on it in college that I started to change my ways. It must have been in my junior year of college when my fellow students and I were asked by our nutrition professor to write down what we […]

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Aqua Yoga: Why You Need to Try it!

As someone who practices yoga rather inconsistently, I was eager to try Aqua Yoga at Elite in Mequon.  Besides being curious as to how it was possible to do downward dog in the water, (it is possible) I was looking forward to trying something out of my regular routine.  

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Do You Have Good Balance?

Most people believe their balance is adequate at the worst because their balance isn’t really tested on a daily basis. After all, if you don’t fall down randomly how would you know if you have bad balance? Try this: stand on one leg for 30 seconds with the other leg suspended in the air in […]

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