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Attaining Results

What is a reasonable goal, and how soon can you get there? Our trainers and fitness professionals will guide you in setting attainable goals within a realistic timeline. This means less frustration and better workouts.


Whether it's one-on-one attention from a personal trainer, or the encouragement that comes from working out with a group of like-minded individuals; you will stay motivated.

More Efficient Workouts

We can teach you the proper techniques for exercise and weight lifting, making your workouts more efficient. Our trainers can set you up with an individualized plan that will save you time and help you reach your peak fitness faster.


Set up a Fitness Center orientation to get an in depth look at our fitness floor, guided by one of our fitness professionals. We will introduce you to each of our machines to make sure that you know how to use them properly, safely, and effectively. The treadmills, bicycles, ellipticals, steppers, weight machines, and more are all covered in this one-on-one tour.

Stop in to the Fitness Center to set up an appointment for your orientation.

View the Group Exercise Schedule.

Fitness on Request/WellBeats (on-demand virtual classes).

Elite Sports Club-River Glen Fitness Center Weight Room
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Personal Training

Benefits of Personal Training:

  • Helps to increase adherence to an exercise program
  • Creates accountability for the client through goal sharing and establishing regular appointments
  • Education on program periodization
  • Decreases plateauing by providing variety within workouts
  • Continual verbal cueing on exercise form
  • Accommodates limitations and injuries with vast knowledge of exercise variance
  • Safer than solo exercise in the chance of momentary muscle failure
  • Challenges client to safely push beyond perceived capabilities
Matt Bartz Elite Fitness Director Matt Bartz
Personal Training Director

Matt has an M.S. In Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has worked at the River Glen location as a fitness specialist since 1997. Matt played NCAA Division I tennis while at UWM and enjoys personal training for a variety of different sports and activities. Matt specializes in working with both runners and tennis players utilizing a variety of different cardiovascular conditioning techniques and resistance training to enhance performance. He also enjoys training people for triathlons and overall wellness. In his spare time Matt has fun competing in ultra marathons and Ironman triathlons. He has finished over 50 trail ultra marathons and six Wisconsin Ironman triathlons. "God has blessed me with the ability to move and be active. Helping others to be active and healthy is a blessing and a privilege to be able to do."
Alex Shapsis Elite Fitness Director Alex Shapsis
Fitness Director

Alex has a Military Academy B.S in Physical Education & Fitness Management, is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) member, an International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA) member, a Certified Personal Trainer, and a State Board Certified Massage Therapist. He is also a certified Kickboxing, Boot Camp, Kettlebell, Spin, Bosu Ball, Reebok Core Board, and TRX instructor and specializes in weight loss, endurance training, and functional training. Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, Sasha. He believes that "if you have a goal and you really want to achieve it, it is always possible." Alex started his career in 1995 and has been with Elite Sports Clubs since 2000.

Get started with an initial fitness assessment and orientation.

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Small Group Training

Elite Sports Clubs offers many group training options to its members which can often be more affordable than individual personal training. Training with a small group provides a more social environment where you are held accountable for your fitness routine. Some group training programs are as small as 2 people, but others may be as large as 12 people. At Elite we want to make sure we provide exactly what our members are looking for, and therefore we are continually developing new group training programs.

View the Fitness Calendar for a listing of current small group training programs.

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Junior Fitness & Nutrition


Elite Sports Clubs prides itself on being a family-friendly club. And in doing so we strive to create a safe and enjoyable environment for both our youth and adult members. Please see our Youth Access Guidelines for detailed instructions in regards to youth at Elite Sports Clubs.

Junior Hours:

During the following hours junior members ages 10-16 are allowed to use the fitness center and multi-sport courts after completing TNT (under age 15) or a free fitness orientation (ages 15+).

Saturday & Sunday

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Teen Nutrition & Training (TNT):

Elite Juniors Ages 10-14, Juniors 15 years or older are required to take a FREE fitness orientation.

TNT is required for early entry into the Fitness Center. This comprehensive program will teach young members safety & fitness center etiquette, exercise routines, healthy eating, proper use of weights & cardiovascular equipment, etc. Upon completion of TNT graduates can workout in the Fitness Center during normal junior hours.

Group Sessions Mondays at 5 pm or Saturdays at 10:30 am: You may start any time, Free for Members
Individual Sessions: By Appointment 3-one hour sessions with Fitness Specialist, $120

Request more information about Teen Nutrition & Training.

Personal Training & Sport-Specific Training

Junior Personal Training teaches juniors the importance of strength training and general conditioning at an early age. Our certified personal trainers customize fitness programs for the junior member's specicfic needs and abilities. Sport-specific training is also available through our Athletic Movement & Performance program. More information on the AMP program is available via this online brochure.

Request more information about Junior Personal & Sport-Specific Training.

Camps & Lessons

Seasonal camps, often referred to as "Scamp," are offered at Elite Sports Clubs. These camps typically occur over winter break, spring break, and summer.

Elite Tennis Lesson Registration

Group Exercise

View the Elite Sports Club-River Glen Group Exercise Schedule. Please note that juniors ages 15+ or those who have completed TNT are welcome in these classes at the instructor's discretion.

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Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Modification is the key to any Pilates exercise success. All exercises are developed with modifications that can make a workout both safe as well as challenging for a person at any level.

We offer Pilates personal training & reformer pilates on a limited basis.

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Races & Trips

View the "Elite Life" events calendar.

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