RIVER GLEN WELLNESS

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.

Nutrition

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, 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 g of Carbs." 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

All in the family nutrition involves every member of the family. Members are able to work together for family-centered nutrition planning. The program involves each member to do his or her own intake monitoring. Your family will learn to make food selections together for meals, snacks, and meals away from home at restaurants and school functions. An overall focus of the program is for improved nutrition in the family through working together towards this outcome.

Lose It Now

Choose from three selections of diets that best fit your lifestyle and fitness plans. Diets concentrate on eliminating sugar while emphasizing high-quality protein, modified carbohydrates and variable fats. During the course of the sessions there are also discussions on nutritional ingredients, and new nutrition guidelines.

Ask the Dietitian

Our Dietitian has "office hours!" Just drop in and discuss your dietary concerns freely. No sign up needed, all are welcome. See the Fitness & Nutrition Calendar for days and dates.

Nutrition & Fitness Programs & Events Calendar

Rita Larsen Elite RDCD Rita Larsen
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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Spa Services

To learn more about each of Elite's spa services, please click your amenity of interest below.

  • Massage
    Relax as our certified therapists relieve your aches and stress. Elite massage will revitalize your entire body. (Click to read more.)
  • 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.

    Benefits:

    • Relieves pain
    • Increases flexibility
    • Promotes circulation
    • Reduces stress
    • Relieves mental & physical fatigue as it energizes the body
    • Improves overall sense of well-being, and athletic performance

    Rates:

    • Half Hour Massage....$45 member/$55 non-member
      Usually for clients with a specific problem area, i.e. shoulder injury that the therapist will spend the entire time working on.
    • Hour Massage....$65 member/$75 non-member
      Full body massage beginning with the face and including the arms, legs, back and neck. Any problem areas that the therapist finds can be worked on in depth during the one hour session.
    • 90 Minute Massage....$90 member/$95 non-member
      Has the same benefits of an hour massage with extra time to focus on chronic conditions and problem areas.

    Guidelines:

    • 24-hour advance reservations are recommended
    • 24-hour cancellation notification is mandatory
    • Late cancels and no-shows will be billed
    • Being freshly showered is appreciated by the therapist
    • For those of you who care to indulge beforehand: a hot whirlpool or bath will allow the body to relax at a deeper level
    • Please remove all jewelry
    • Clients are asked to disrobe to their level of comfort and slip under the covers provided
    • The massage therapist will knock and request verbal approval upon entering the massage room
    • Clients are draped securely and only specific parts of the body that the therapist is massaging are uncovered

    Therapists:
    When selecting a Massage Therapist it is best to examine the person's credentials. In general a certified Massage Therapist must have completed 600 hours of Massage training at an accredited Massage School. Ask about experience and if the therapist has at least one specialty such as reflexology, orthobionomy, or Swedish massage. Also ask other clients about their results and for recommendations.

    Tori McShane Massage Therapist Tori McShane (Master Therapist)
    For appointments call: 414-352-4900

    Tori has developed her own style that is as unique as it is effective. She likes to combine deeper techniques that get the blood flowing with subtle, gentle techniques that allow the body to relax. Each of Tori’s sessions is individually tailored to meet the client’s needs to restore a calm sense of well-being; whether that means relieving chronic pain and stiffness, relaxing a stressed nervous system, or invigorating the spirit. She feels providing and receiving consistent massage creates a more balanced life, and appreciates being apart of the process.

    Her mom was also a Massage Therapist, giving her a great understanding of body work at a young age. But the most important thing she learned is the idea that we are always in the process of being the best version of ourselves. After completing a degree in Journalism and Art from the University of Minnesota she attended the AVEDA School of Massage in Minneapolis to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Tori recently enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, a holistic nutrition and health coaching school, and will complete that next summer. She is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and now resides in Bay View with her dog and husband. She enjoys staying active and creative by painting, reading, going to shows, swimming, learning to cook, hiking, (sometimes running), cycling, and skiing.
    Brian Bellehumeur Massage Therapist Brian Bellehumeur
    For appointments call: 715-892-6863

    Brian is a nationally cerified, state licensed massage therapist. Brian trained in Ft. Collins Colorado, a hub of massage and healing in the U.S., he brings a fresh perspective on wellness to the midwest. Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone and M.E.T. (Muscle Engagement Therapy) are just some of the modalities that Brian shares with his clients. A strong belief in the power of touch guides his practice and interaction with others.
    Leo Goberman Massage Therapist Leo Goberman
    For appointments call: 414-352-4900

    Leo completed training in the former USSR, supporting the Russian Sports program, where the state's resources went deeply into their athletic programs. He graduated from the Institute of Physical Training in Minsk. He came to the USA and started working at Le Club in 1991 while finishing at the Lakeside School of Massage in 2000. Leo's massage techniques are efficient and effective. He has a nonsense approach where he goes right to the problem area and works it out. Leo often shows concern for the diet, lifestyle, and stress management of his clients, pointing the way to better posture as well as better living.

  • Steam Room
    Detox and rejuvenate your body in one of our steam rooms conveniently located in each of our changing rooms. (Click to read more.)
  • 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:

    • Muscle soreness relief
    • Stiff joint relief
    • Immune system enhancement
    • Lymph detoxification
    • Blood circulation improvement
    • Sinus congestion relief

    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:

    • Asthma
    • Bronchitis
    • Sinusitis
    • Allergies

    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.


  • Sauna
    Enjoy the many therapeutic benefits of our dry cedar saunas, complimentary to all of our members. (Click to read more.)
  • 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.

    Locations:

    • A sauna is located in each of the changing rooms.

    A few recommendations to help you reap the best rewards in your sauna:

    1. Sauna bathing is not suggested for people with high blood pressure, pulmonary disorders or cardiovascular problems, and anyone who is pregnant or has multiple sclerosis, hypertension or hyperthyroidism should consult a qualified health professional before using a sauna. If you have some other health considerations, a conversation with your doctor might assist to put to rest any worries concerning your use of a sauna.

    2. Do not use the sauna under the influence of any type of alcohol, drugs, anticoagulants, antihistamines, vasodilators, vasoconstrictors, stimulants, tranquilizers or hypnotics.

    3. Stay away from eating a lot before sauna bathing. If you do eat beforehand, wait at least one hour before starting your sauna session. 

    4. Eliminate all metal items, such as eyeglasses and watches, and necklaces from your body prior to entering the sauna.

    5. If you wear contact lenses, be sure to remove them before going into a sauna.

    6. Shower before your sauna bath, and be sure to dry your body completely after you cleanse yourself.

    7. Drink some mineral water before taking your sauna bath. 

    8. Bring a minimum of two towels, one for sitting or lying on and wrapping in and another for drying off afterwards. Never dry your clean body with a towel soaked in sweat.

    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.

    10. If you are bathing with other people, realize that the sauna entry must not be kept open so long that it cools the sauna for those sharing it with you.

    11. Leave the sauna right away if you feel faint or dizzy. One of the most paramount principles to stick to when you are in the sauna is to listen to the messages your body sends you. A sauna bath is not meant to be an endurance test, so respect your body and its limitations.

    12. To prevent dehydration, always replenish your fluids after you come out of the sauna. Drinking mineral water is suggested, although a few sauna fans believe a beer can be rather refreshing. Just don't drink any alcoholic beverages while you're in the sauna itself only afterwards if you so want and, even then, not to excess.

    13. Get dressed only after you have stopped perspiring and your body temperature has returned to normal.

    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.


  • Whirlpool
    Sit back and soak in the tranquility of Elite whirlpools. Let the jets massage your woes away. (Click to read more.)
  • 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.

    Locations:

    • We offer a Co-ed whirlpool by the indoor pool.

    Stress, headaches and sleep
    Warm water massage stimulates the body to release endorphins that reduce stress naturally. In addition to stress reduction, a whirlpool’s hydrotherapy jets also dilate blood vessels to help prevent headaches.

    Muscles and joints
    The hydrotherapy use of whirlpools by athletes has skyrocketed. Tennis Magazine said it best: “Your skin and muscles loosen and relax from the increased blood circulation” adding that, if muscles are injured: "A soak in a hot tub or whirlpool increases blood flow to the injured area, bringing nutrients to help repair the damage."

    Arthritis 
    The Arthritis Foundation concluded that warm water hydrotherapy in a properly designed spa can help those with arthritis.

    Diabetes
    Whirlpool hydrotherapy in can also help control diabetes. The use of a whirlpool lowers blood pressure and blood sugar level.

    Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy and more
    The muscle relaxing and joint loosening benefits of whirlpools help those with depression, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Tendonitis, Scoliosis and Bursitis. Whirlpools have even been known to provide significant help for those afflicted with diseases as serious as Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy.

    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.


  • Therapy Pool
    The largest 90 degree theraputic pool in southeast Wisconsin, 880 sq ft. (Click to read more.)
  • Exercise and strength training helps you stay active longer and will help you look and feel younger.  Regular physical activity lowers your risk for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's and dementia, heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, high blood pressure and obesity!

    Location:

    • Aquatic Center

    Benefits:

    • Improves joint movement
    • Decreases pain
    • Increases mobility
    • Improves mental health and mood
    • Decreases anxiety for those with Fibromyalgia
    • Improves the quality of life by decreasing disability
    • Improves and maintains bone health of post-menopausal women

    Therapy Pool Hours:

    • 5:30am-10pm (Monday-Thursday)
    • 5:30am-8pm (Friday)
    • 7am-6pm (Sat/Sun)

    Adult Swim Only Hours:

    • 5:30am-8am (Monday-Friday)
    • 12-2pm (Monday-Thursday)
    • 9-10pm (Monday-Thursday)

    Arthritis Foundation Classes (Tues-Thursday 11:30-12:30pm)

    • Keep joints flexible, muscles strong & help reduce the pain associated with arthritis. Class routines are modified to the participant's fitness levels.

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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.

  • Sport Performance
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Taping & Bracing
  • Chiropractic
  • Physical Therapy
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Game Ready Ice System
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  • Graston
  • IKE
  • Orthotics
  • ARP Rental
  • Ice System Rental
  • Quality Service
  • Professional Staff

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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