Lisa’s Blog

No’s vs. Knows

I read a blog recently with this title.  It was business based, but I couldn’t help but think of my successful members and how, when they learned the difference between these words, their world’s opened up! There are a number of reasons people lose weight or fat and successfully keep it off.  It boils down to what you KNOW and what you say NO to. Everybody KNOWS that when it […]

Zucchini Bread is not a Vegetable!

Hi There!    Hey, It’s Lisa at Ellipse!  Do you have zucchini coming out of your ears yet!?  I wanted to share a delicious recipe that my friend Brett Riesenhuber developed a few years ago (This is HIS photo, mine wasn’t as pretty!)  We’ve loaded it to the Ellipse Blog for everyone! Stuffed Zucchini Squash – Healthy Weight Loss! Recipe: 2-6 Large Freshly Picked (if possible) Zucchini Pot of salted […]

Is Your Metabolism Slow?

My recent emails have caused some questions! YEAH! Here’s one you may relate to: Thank You for the great information, Lisa!  I love your little snippets of information and look forward to your emails! I feel that through chronic, yo-yo dieting, in addition to my increasing age, that I’m suffering from a sluggish metabolism.  I’m currently trying to lose 20 pounds (again) only this time it’s coming off VERY slowly.  […]

Ready For Some Football!?

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!?  It’s not just Footaball season in WI, it’s PACKER SEASON! Anyway, here is a short-article on one of the greatest coaches of all-time, Coach Lombardi. Here are some GREAT Lombardi quotes! What a legend!? Enjoy! 1. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of WILL. 2. Leaders aren’t […]

Perfect Plan? No Such Thing…

One of the major blocks to body change is the idea that there is a perfect plan for you and all that is required is to diligently follow that plan without deviation. Since when do things in life go exactly according to plan? The only certainty in life is that things are not certain and are going to change. The name Ellipse Fitness comes from the fact that “Life isn’t […]

What to Eat Before Bed!!!

You may have heard that eating before bed is a big-time “no no” for those looking to lose weight. In fact, you’ve probably even heard that eating late at night will undoubtedly cause you to GAIN weight…even worse! Well, there’s good news, and that good news is that not every food that you eat past 7PM will be automatically deposited to your butt, thighs, and love handles. In fact, there […]

It’s the “NEXT STEP” that matters!

“Don’t worry about the last step, worry about the next step.”  Thomas Plummer I love this!  Thomas Plummer is my business mentor, but this quote definitely applies to those who are striving for health, fat loss, muscle gain, and any type of “getting in better shape”.  When we sit down and consider our ultimate, I mean ULTIMATE goal, it can be scary and daunting.  It’s actually MUCH easier to give […]

Let’s Talk “POWER SURGE”!

I received a great email from a fellow fitness pro, Todd Durkin! It was about the Super Bowl! Not necessarily the game or the commercials, but what caught my eye was what he said about the POWER OUTAGE. He commented on how it massively shifted the momentum of the game. The 34 minute break in action right after an already long half-time almost sparked the 49ers to victory. He thought […]

Where Everybody Knows Your NAME!

An Ellipse member posted this to my Facebook page after a 4pm workout that I happened to be coaching. It made my day and I wanted to share it!  Honestly, people ask me often…how did you do it? How did you stay with it for 10 years…WHY? We know there’s always heart break and drama behind the scenes, I’m sure there were times you wanted to quit. It’s hard for […]

The Metabolic Effect & Large Group Training

This study was posted by my friends at The Metabolic Effect in North Carolina.  Here is a study that gives us insight to what it takes to change.  It asked a group of participants to exercise for 20 minutes at some point over the next week.   Group 1: Got the instructions above with no other details Group 2: Were asked to exercise for 20 minutes in the next week […]