Tagged: strength

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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Strength is More Than Just Lifting Heavy Objects

When you define strength, you probably think of the ability to move or lift heavy objects. However, strength can be measured in many different ways and can have many definitions. Being strong in all areas is much needed for your overall health and well-being.

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What Does It Mean To Be Superhuman?

Here at Elite Sports Clubs, we’re excited that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! Paired with spring finally arriving, it’s a great reason to get your exercise routine into high gear, and to feel superhuman. But aside from a quest for an increase in strength and speed, what can we do realistically, to […]

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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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Instructor Highlight: Marla Primack

Many of you probably already know Marla Primack, one of our instructors at Elite Sports Club – River Glen. She has great energy and brings a lot of fun to our complimentary group exercise classes offered every week. For those of you who don’t already know her, or just want to know a little more about […]

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6 Exercises for Stronger Triceps

The triceps is a muscle located on the back of your upper arm, and is responsible for extension. Along with the biceps brachii, it is responsible for powerful arm movements. Below, you will find 6 exercises for strengthening and toning that muscle. For us gals, that means less “arm dangles” and flapping, and a more […]

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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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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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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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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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