Tagged: core

6-Week Plank Challenge

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

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The Importance of Balancing Your Workouts

Have you ever seen someone who has a really strong upper body but skinny legs? Or perhaps you’ve noticed someone who has toned calves but not much upper body strength? Balancing your workouts is key to develop well-rounded results.

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Core Exercises for Runners

With summer fast approaching and the weather starting to get nicer, people are going to be heading outside to start running more in the fresh air. Some will run just for exercise for fun, or for training for a 5k, triathlon, marathon, challenge course, etc. But no matter your distance and skill level of running, […]

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Under 5-Minute Workout

Feel like you don’t even have 5 minutes to spare? Well, you can still get a workout in! Check out this under 5-minute workout you can do anywhere with no equipment (except for maybe a timer…but there’s an app for that, right?!)

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Elite Instructor Highlight: Matt Bartz

Today you’ll get to meet another great instructor and staff person from Elite Sports Clubs. Take a few minutes and get to know Matt Bartz of our Elite Sports Club – River Glen club location.

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Elite Instructor Highlight: Amy Dobson

Part of what makes Elite Sports Clubs so great are the skilled staff that work here! So, to help you get to know them a little better, we’d like to start highlighting a few here on our blog. First up, Amy Dobson from our Elite Sports Club – Brookfield club!

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How to Do the Burpee Exercise Correctly

If you’re looking for an exercise to get your heart rate up quickly and get the sweat machine working, the burpee definitely fits the bill. You’ve probably seen a dozen different variations of the burpee, some of them on the tamer end of the spectrum and some of them on the masochistic end. The good […]

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How to Do the Mountain Climbers Exercise Correctly

Mountain climbers end up near the top of many people’s list of least favorite exercises. They’re hard, plain and simple. However, like with most things that are challenging, they can also be really good for you. The goal of this article is to teach you how to do mountain climbers properly, thereby making a difficult […]

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How to Train Like a Pro Soccer Player

When’s the last time you saw a professional soccer player and thought “Wow that person is out of shape,” or “Wow that person is just unathletic”? Probably never, because unlike being a lineman in football or being 7’2’’ in basketball, you have to be lean, athletic, and in shape in order to excel at soccer. […]

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Battle Ropes Basics and Sample Workouts

The use of battle ropes in workouts today is increasing tremendously. Gyms are providing them and trainers are continuing to incorporate them into client’s workouts. With the many benefits and simple execution, they’re becoming more and more popular for active people everywhere. According to John Brookfield, creator of the original battling-ropes system, “They’re a must-have tool […]

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