|Nutrition | Spa Services | Physical Therapy (SMART Clinic) | Exercise Is Medicine|
Elite Sports Clubs are known for being full service facilities. We are proud to offer much more than just fitness and recreational options for our members. We have our very own dietitians, massage therapists, and physical therapists on staff; not to mention an extensive array of spa facilities, including saunas, whirlpools, and more.
At the Elite Clubs, we believe that you can be the best that you can be, through hard work and dedication to your fitness, and healthy nutrition planning. Research shows that when both are addressed personal improvement occurs twice as fast as any one of the two. Over the years, Elite Sports Clubs has been fortunate to attract well-trained fitness and health professionals to be on our staff. They provide a niche of expertise to our wellness team approach. Each new member has the opportunity to benefit from meeting our professional staff and learning more about their own personal needs and desires, whether it is fitness or dietary planning. It is all a part of a total plan for success!
Point Saver System Weight Management Program
The easiest form of tracking food intake known to date! Includes: calculated energy needs for weight loss, system for learning food portioning, weekly weigh-in, emailed dietary Q & A, and new easy-to-use materials! Available through appointment for individuals or small groups. Perfect for: new members looking for added nutrition with exercise start-up, Exercise is Medicine members, Exhale Studios members, SMART Clinic patients, families, and exercise groups looking for additional assistance.
Diabetes & You!
Attention adults with Type 1 or 2 diabetes! Eating right is a big part of keeping healthy with diabetes. Tracking carbohydrates has been made easy by simple instruction of what equals one serving, or "15 gms. of Carb". Your whole family can benefit by enjoying healthy recipe choices, and the long term improvement in overall health. How to monitor blood sugar and choosing foods that are best for your diabetic diet is provided in this program!
All in the Family Nutrition
Formerly HELP program for Youth and Teens, this "All in the Family Nutrition" involves each member of the family. Members work together for family centered nutrition planning for meals and set goals for improved health and wellness. Each family member also monitors his/her own food intake. Plans are made for meal selections, grocery shopping, eating meals out, and making better snack choices.
Lose It Now
Choose from three selections of dietary levels that best suit your needs, lifestyle, and fitness. Diets concentrate on on eliminating sugar while emphasizing high quality protein and modified carbohydrate and starches. Low gluten dietary needs are included. Weekly discussion of fundamentals of basic weight loss, how and when you lose weight, the development of energy balance,and positive mental attitude. Close monitoring of each individual throughout by e-mail, blogs, and weekly meeting. Members join any week.
Ask the Dietitian
Our Dietitian has "office hours!" Just drop in and discuss your dietary concerns freely. No sign up needed, all are welcome. Great for new members, and Exercise is Medicine members. See the Fitness & Nutrition Calendar for days and dates.
Registered Dietitian & Certified Dietitian (RDCD)
For appointments call: 262-391-1003 (cell)
Rita Larsen has a bachelors degree from Kansas State University, a masters in Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania and a dietetic internship from Indiana University Medical Center. Rita is a Certified Dietitian, Registered Dietitian, member of the Milwaukee Nutrition Council and American Dietetic Association, certified in Adult Weight Loss, Childhood Nutrition, and Diabetic Management. She has worked many years in the field serving families and those interested in improving their health through optimum nutrition. This includes providing dietary information of new food products, creating a better food plan to match individual fitness, and weight loss management. Rita enjoys discussing with families ways to create interest in family time together and preparing good foods while learning more about what foods are best for children of all ages. She finds it interesting to search for ways of cutting food costs, while still providing optimum nutrition through easy quick meal planning.
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To learn more about each of Elite's spa services, please click your amenity of interest below.
In an age of increased longevity, care of the body with adequate exercise and nutrition can improve the quality of life. Massage therapy can play an important role in attaining a high level of wellness.
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Unlimited packages for only $79 (introductory price)!
All four of our Elite Sports Clubs have convenient steam rooms in each of the changing rooms. Towels are provided for all individuals who wish to partake in the wonderful benefits of our steam rooms.
Steam baths are known for relaxation and stress relief, but steam room benefits also include:
Heat causes your blood vessels to expand, which increases blood circulation. As a result, more oxygen and nutrients can reach damaged parts of your body. This has a double effect of temporarily reducing or stopping pain as well as increasing your body's healing rate. Spend 10-15 minutes in a steam room post workout and you will speed up healing of damaged muscle tissue.
The high concentration of moisture in steam baths has also been proven to be effective treatment for respiratory conditions such as:
Regular use of a steam room can improve not only your health, but also your appearance. Nothing is better for your skin than a heavy sweat. Heavy sweating cleanses your skin more thoroughly than soap and water because it opens your pores and allows deep-seated grime and dead cells to be flushed out. This is one reason steam baths can be helpful for acne treatment and some other skin conditions. The heat of a steam room also causes an increase in blood circulation, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to your skin surface. Over time, this can help contribute to a healthy, glowing appearance.
We are proud to offer clean and relaxing dry cedar saunas at Elite Sports Clubs.
Saunas leave your body soothed and your mind serene. However, it's main advantage lies in the fact that it promotes sweating, helping the body to rid itself of toxins.
The skin is a major eliminative organ. Due to our modern lifestyle many of us don't sweat, especially during the winter months. Modern synthetic fibres or tight clothing that doesn't allow the skin to breathe, can damage our skin and our natural ability for elimination, as does excessive prolonged sun exposure. A sedentary lifestyle also inactivates the skin.
Our skin is exposed to hundreds of chemicals during the course of our life, and is affected by them. From innocent bath products such as shampoos, shower gels, lotions and soaps to deodorants. Household cleaning solvents, detergent residues on clothes and chemicals from the bath or shower water also affect the skin.
Regular use of the sauna gradually restores the skin's elimination ability. Sweating removes toxic chemicals and metals faster than other detox methods. It is also believed that exposure of the skin to heat stimulates the production of white blood cells and strengthens the immune system.
A few recommendations to help you reap the best rewards in your sauna:
9. Give yourself sufficient time for your sauna session. The sauna is no area for anybody who's in a hurry. For many sauna buffs, a usual sauna sequence consists of: a warm shower; 15 minutes in the sauna heat; a cool shower and optional dip into the swimming pool, and then a ten to thirty minute relaxation period. People with high blood pressure or heart problems, however, are advised to avoid swimming in cold water after their sweat bath.
14. If you have any questions or concerns please speak with a member of our staff. We are happy to accommodate or help you in any way possible. Follow these basic suggestions for a satisfying, soothing and secure soak in the sauna, and you'll be a veteran sauna enthusiast before you know it.
Hydrotherapy, or warm water therapy in whirlpools, consists of three main healing ingredients; heat, buoyancy, and massage. Together, they create an experience that is both relaxing and healthy. Whirlpool hydrotherapy on a regular basis provides physical health benefits that go much deeper than just relaxation and pleasure. Water is so pure and simple, yet it can do the most amazing things. Whether you are experiencing joint or muscle pain, having trouble sleeping, or are just plain stressed out, spending time in a whirlpool can provide therapeutic benefits for just about everyone.
Stress, headaches and sleep
Muscles and joints
Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy and more
Overall, hydrotherapy studies have shown that the health benefits of immersion in warm water with massage jet action include the relaxation of muscles, lowering of blood pressure, loosening of arthritic joints, as well as help with the control of blood sugar and body weight.
Reminder: A body temperature of 101º F and above can raise concerns during pregnancy. It takes only 10-20 minutes in a standard whirlpool to raise your body temperature to 101º F or higher. Please use caution when choosing to partake in whirlpool therapy.
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|Physical Therapy (SMART Clinic)|
SMART is putting sports medicine physical therapy services inside a health club like no other. Elite Sports Clubs amenities provide resources unheard of in traditional physical therapy settings. Each of our our four locations is proud to house its very own SMART Clinic.
SMARTER is adding value to the rehab experience with the latest technology and equipment advances. Like ARP Wave Therapy and the IKE system program, invented by SMART Clinic director, Mike Thompson, LAT.
SMARTEST is all of this under one roof and all the while sensitive to the ever changing dynamics of health care delivery. We understand today that people want to get better twice as fast for half the cost. And they want to be more actively involved in the management of their health. So, in addition to being included in most insurance networks, we also have options for people with out-of-pocket costs. Take advantage of our flexible payment terms and options, home rental program or specialized products and technology, self help items, and injury/performance enhancement programs.
Visit us for a FREE injury assessment today!
Visit the S.M.A.R.T. Clinic website for more information on services or to schedule an appointment.
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