Tagged: running

Understanding Your Cardio Machine: What are Watts?

Watts. It is that number that you often see scroll across your display on the exercise bike or elliptical. It changes all the time, and you might not realize what you are doing or not doing to make it change. But what does that number even mean, and is it important to your workout?

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Member Stories: Laura Mark

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out 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:

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Andrew Schreier "Not just a diabetic."

My name is Andrew (A.J.) Schreier and I have recently passed twelve years working at West Brookfield of Elite Sports Clubs as well as working over eight years now as a primary counselor for addiction and correctional clients. Most notably of milestones however is being a type one diabetic for over seventeen years now.

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It’s Time to Put the "Magic" Back Into Motivation

“Things do not change. We change.” – Henry David Thoreau, Author/Philosopher There are many accomplishments for which I am proud.  Landing my first real job, receiving my Masters Degree, cultivating lasting friendships (some of which have lasted close to three decades); marrying my soul mate, raising my children…all of these come to mind.  But looking […]

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Staff Stories: Running for "Non-Runners"

If you are anything like me, you don’t really like running. Okay, let me rephrase that. I both like it and hate it at the same time. I like the challenge. I like what it does for my overall health and fitness. And at some level I like how it makes me feel alive. But as someone who […]

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Member Stories: John Borden "Exercise has turned from something dreaded to something I truly look forward to."

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out 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 John Borden. […]

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Member Stories: Nancy Ullmann "Get fit and stay healthy for life!"

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out 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: We have had a family […]

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Member Stories: Lloyd & Phelan Purnell "A Father-Daughter Support Team"

When you look at the accomplishments of father-daughter duo Lloyd and Phelan Purnell, it is evident competition, athleticism, motivation and perseverance run in the family. Phelan, 15, began her foray into sports and fitness when she was just a few months old. She was enrolled in Elite’s swim Parent & Tot class. The rest, as […]

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Member Stories: Margaret Zitzer "I always joked about losing my baby fat"

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out 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 accomplishments: I have struggled with excess weight […]

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Member Stories: Eric Ensminger "110 Pounds Later-Racing with Friends, Inspiring Others"

We’re extremely proud of our members. Over the years their work out 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 accomplishments: No secret way to lose […]

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