Ellipse Fitness Milwaukee Third Ward

Success Story

Cassandra Roberts “I’ve been a member at Ellipse for almost 2 years. Time flies when you’re having fun! I love the coaches, classes and personal training at Ellipse because they encourage me to be strong physically and mentally. Thanks to that, I was able to meet my goal of picking up my dog, Tank, who is about 105 pounds. I will always be a work in progress, but here I […]

The struggle to end night-time munching (part II)

A few weeks ago we talked about the common struggle of losing control with food at night. It is probably clear now WHY this happens, and it’s different for everyone, but there are common themes. One of the most common causes of overeating at night is being underfed throughout the day. Whether it’s because you haven’t taken time to eat, or are purposely trying to restrict because you think it will […]

The struggle to end night-time munching

  A common complaint from clients trying to lose weight is that they can’t seem to control themselves from bingeing before bed, after doing well all day long. If this is you, here is where you might be going wrong. When you are on a nutrition plan or watching your food intake, your definition of “doing well” should not be drastically under eating. This is a common mistake and an […]

Can Crunches Really Hurt Your Back?

Absolutely. According to Dr. Stuart M. McGill, author of Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance, spinal flexion (rounding the lower back) is a key contributor to disc herniations. Think about it. When do you “throw your back out”? Normally, when you are bending forward (spinal flexion). The exact same motion that is performed during crunches and sit-ups. The common misconception is that your core is only the group of visible muscles […]

The Power and Joy of a Balanced Diet

We all know from elementary school that eating healthy food is important. Now, even as adults, that doesn’t necessarily mean we like doing it or that it’s an easy task. When faced with the prospect of eating a slice of pizza or a chicken breast, you’re likely to always be tempted by the former. What countless articles and websites fail to tell you, is that eating healthy doesn’t have to be […]

The Ultimate & Actual Snack Food

We call this the ultimate and actual snack food because even healthier snacks like fruits and veggies…well truth be told, they sometimes just don’t cut it for movie night. Popcorn is a delicious snack and is fairly natural. Sorry to say, we are not talking about movie theater popcorn with loads of salt and butter, but rather dry popped natural popcorn. If it’s dry popped on the stove, there are no […]

Fitness After Injury

You’re getting to Ellipse, you’ve found your flow, you’re seeing results, AND THEN…out of nowhere, an injury throws you off. Not only can if be frustrating, but often times it can be discouraging or even demoralizing too. Thankfully, there are ways and means to get you back to full health and back in the gym. However, it is not recommended to rush back to the gym. Rehabbing an injury can sometimes […]

Skip The Carb With This Quick Meal

The beauty of switching out the carbs is that you can typically apply this to all meals that center around bread or tortilla. All you have to do is add in lettuce and you’re good to go on the low carb front! The Asian-style lettuce wraps are one of our favorite recipes using lettuce as an alternative to carbs. These asian-style lettuce wraps are the best because they are low […]

Our Need For Vitamin D

Did you go through winter without taking enough Vitamin D? We certainly hope not, however it’s never too late! If you don’t know the importance of Vitamin D, then definitely keep reading! Most people know that we get Vitamin D from exposure to sunlight, aka “the sunshine vitamin.” However, during the winter we spend less time outdoors and in the sun. Vitamin D is also in some foods, but unfortunately […]