Tagged: parenting

Proper Pool Supervision: Actively Watching your Children Around the Water

School is out, it’s warm, and sunny days call families to the water. Swimming pools and waterfronts are fun places, but they can also harbor dangers. It’s the time of year for a few reminders on properly supervising your children around the water.

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Why Childcare is Crucial to Accomplishing Your Health Goals as a Parent

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop prioritizing your own health and fitness. Tending to the kids can certainly take up your time and energy, but it’s definitely possible to still maintain a balanced fitness routine. That’s where childcare comes in.

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Lessons I’ve Learned Teaching My Own Kids to Swim

The swim instructor in me knows that swimming is a life skill children need to learn. The mom in me knows that both sets of my children’s grandparents live on lakes, and that our family’s outdoor-loving lifestyle keeps us near water a lot. The athlete in me wants my children to embrace exercise as part […]

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Exercises for the Super Mom

It can be difficult for busy moms to find time to work out or go to the gym. With Mother’s Day coming up, here is a list of 10 fun, calorie-burning activities for the “Super Mom” — many of which can be done with your baby or toddler sidekick!

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Getting Kids Moving and Competing with Video Games

It’s redundant to explain that kids are falling short of the mark with regard to their physical fitness, but a look at the data paints an eye-opening picture: a whopping 80% of kids aren’t getting enough physical activity. The culprit is obvious—screen time is eating up much of our kids’ time. The fastest growing and […]

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Staff Highlight: Linda Fassbender

As Elite recently celebrated turning 30, we also want to celebrate our amazing staff, particularly those who dedicate their time to Elite’s youngest members. Linda Fassbender has been working at the Elite Sports Club – Brookfield playroom for the past 3 years. Her attentiveness to each child’s individual needs and concerns is what makes her shine […]

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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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Staff Highlight: Mary Bronek

Mary Bronek knows a thing or two about kids. As the Playroom and Kids Activities Director at Elite Sports Club – River Glen, she oversees everything from the everyday schedule of the playroom to birthday parties and the very popular Fright Night, held every year in October. She also has three children of her own, […]

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Playroom Time at Elite is Great for Your Kids and You!

For those of you who are parents, you have most likely used the playroom at Elite at least one time or another while you grab a quick workout or play with your tennis league. As a mother of 2 kids, I was thrilled to discover that Elite offers FREE childcare while at the club as well as […]

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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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