How to Squat – From Ellipse Fitness

How to Squat – From Ellipse Fitness

The squat is a foundational exercise done at Ellipse Fitness, and by many for fitness in general.  Done properly, the squat builds lower body strength and cardiovascular stamina.  One of the greatest advantages of the squat is that it can be done in the comfort of your home with the only resistance being gravity (no fancy equipment)! To perform a squat correctly, stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Extend […]

The First Leg – Strength Training

How does a carpenter balance a 3 legged stool? They’ve got to make sure it’s foundation is solid and the legs are evenly balanced!  When planning your weight loss/fat loss and healthy lifestyle, I suggest the same!  You’ve got to get the three things in line that will change the way you look, think and feel about your body.  Eat Right, Exercise Right and THINK Right! Let’s talk about exercise […]

Ellipse Fitness names Rebecca Blankfield as Fitness Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2012 Ellipse Fitness names Rebecca Blankfield as Fitness Director Appleton, WI. – Ellipse Fitness is please to announce the hiring of Rebecca Blankfield to the position of Fitness Director.  This position is one of the most important roles within the organization as the Fitness Director is responsible for the creation, oversight and management of the exercise programs for the company.   Ellipse classes incorporate kickboxing, […]

Yolkless Deviled Eggs from Ellipse Fitness

Eggs are a terrific source of lean protein!  However, 1 egg yolk has approximately 5 grams of fat!  Go yolk-less and give these delicious deviled eggs a try!   Yolkless Deviled Eggs 12    Hard-boiled Eggs 1      Cup Non-fat Cottage Cheese 1      Tbsp. Green Onion, minced 2      Tbsp. Dijon Mustard 2      Cloves Garlic, minced 1/4   Tsp. Curry Powder Paprika to Taste Ground Pepper to taste   Directions:  Shell eggs and cut […]

A Three Legged Stool – The Beginning

Ten years ago I was a dental hygienist married to wonderful man, working part time and raising two young children. Along with living the American dream, I’d blossomed to a size 14 and couldn’t seem to get that one part of my life under control. Well, a friend told me about a class she had taken at a karate studio that was done as a group; involved some tubes and […]

St. Patrick’s Day Shake – From Ellipse Fitness

Have you ever wondered, “Why am I hungrier on a day when I lift weights vs. the day when I do a cardio workout?”  Most people would think that you’d have a large appetite on the day that you do a cardio workout simply because our mindset is that the cardio workout burns more calories than a lifting workout, right???  Actually, studies prove that the after-burn effect of the weight […]

The Reverse Fly – From Ellipse Fitness

Do you sit at a desk, drive a car or walk long distances for a living? If you answered yes then you may have experienced a nagging pain in your upper back located between your shoulder blades.  This blog is not a lecture about keeping posture, but an important tip on how to deal with that overwhelming tenderness many of us simply tolerate on a daily basis. As we lean […]