Tagged: running

Yin and Yang: The Power of Yoga

It is amazing that a 5000 year old tradition has become such a popular way of life today. The power of yoga lies in its simplicity, flexibility, and diversity. The benefits range from inner peace, to increased overall fitness, to healing aches and pains. Many people think that yoga is “just stretching.” While stretching is certainly involved, the practice is really about creating balance […]

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Music: The Unsung Hero Behind Motivation

Certain types of music invigorate us. Everyone has a favorite genre, artist, or song that speaks to them on an individual level. Whether it’s to help you focus or to pump up your adrenaline, music serves as a valuable motivational tool.

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8 Ways You Can Be Fearless

October is a month commonly associated with Halloween, where everything revolves around horror and fear. Here at Elite Sports Clubs, we’re taking the opposite approach. Use this month to overcome your fears. Here are 8 ways you can be fearless in your social life, fitness routine, or playing tennis.

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Why Runners Should Not Run Away From Lifting

There are a number of misconceptions surrounding runners and weight training. Many runners feel they shouldn’t lift weights because it will hinder their performance. However, the opposite it true. Let’s look at some of these running misconceptions and how weight lifting actually benefits runners.

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Achieve Super Speed: 11 Foods for Runners

Do you want to optimize your running performance? Your brain plays a critical role in dictating fatigue levels during a run. Optimal performance while running will not only require a strong body, but a strong mind as well. There are certain foods that you can incorporate into your daily routine to ensure overall health, peak […]

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Member Stories: Isabela Sardas – Triathlete and Boston Marathon Runner

Isabela Sardas and her family have been members at Elite Sports Clubs since the day the pool opened in Mequon. An avid swimmer and runner, Isabela used the clubs to train for triathlons and marathons. Since 2008, Isabela has run 17 marathons, including the Boston Marathon 5 times. Even though she doesn’t run them as […]

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What is the Best Form of Exercise?

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why am I doing the exercises that I do?” The best form of exercise is the one that will accomplish your fitness goals in a timely manner without injury. With so many exercises from which to choose, it’s difficult to determine the “best” one. Of course, each have their own […]

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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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Member Stories: Riley Enright Plans to Run His First Marathon

I actually laughed when Melissa Radmer from Elite Clubs brought this to my attention, because I truly didn’t think that running a marathon was possible until that moment. While the thought of running my first marathon scares the daylights out of me, I also see it as a great personal challenge.

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How to Train for Your First 5K (+Free Training Plan)

The 5K race has become one of the most popular racing distances in the United States. While some people sign up for these races as a new training goal to accomplish, others sign up for these races just for the fun environment. Either way, 5K races are on the rise and before you go try one here are some training tips you need to […]

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