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Supplementation

Supplementation can be misleading and often times implemented poorly. There is no magic pill, drop, or powder that can get you into the best mindset, while helping you to fuel your body and build muscle. True success starts from a drive within you and it is not about a special, or fast fix. You can think of supplements in this sense….they are like an insurance policy. These “supplement” your diet […]

Confidence

Nobody’s perfect, yet many of us are perfectionists, pushing for what feels like a means to no end. A lot of people who want to get into shape have been spinning their wheels for years, trying to achieve “the perfect body.” Here’s the truth: We’re are all imperfect, wonderful, messy human beings. We have jobs, fears, wants, kids and pets. We have families, houses, responsibilities, dreams, and hopes. We mess […]

Healthy Summer Options

Summertime is all about being outside…at least in the Midwest! We cherish our Summer months and we head out to the patio whenever possible. The issue with our frequency of grilling out with family and friends is that these settings almost always come with potato chips, dips, sugary snacks or cocktails, and beers. Today, I’d like to give you an alternative for these Summertime classics. The Potato Chip & Dip […]

Trainers Are Worth It!

Why should someone work to reach their goals with a trainer or a coach, instead of just “working out”? It’s easy for us at Ellipse to suggest using a trainer…it’s our business, but what is true is that we KNOW there are results when a trainer steps in. We’ve seen time and time again people thinking they’ll get to it and years pass. Having a trainer is not a lifelong commitment if […]

Ellipse’s Take On Periodization

Periodization is a technique that trainers and coaches use to vary intensity, duration and volume of workouts from period to period..hence the word periodization! This is what is used with most athletes when they are ramping up for a specific challenge or event. Creating a program using this method always depends on the goals of the client. A big factor to consider when writing training programs using periodization is if the client […]

Summertime Slow Cooker

Does anyone else miss the easiness of the crock pot during Summer? Remember when you threw in your ingredients in the morning before work and came home to that ready to eat roast? There was zero cooking to do after a long day! A lot of us at Ellipse are morning people. Sometimes we are at the studio as early as 4:30 in the morning, which makes for a tired crew come evening. […]

Making a Difference

Ellipse Fitness has officially made it to their 10th year of running Victory over Violence! What is Victory over Violence? VOV is a 4 hour charity event to raise money for local domestic abuse shelters. Each Ellipse location puts on a fitness marathon to combat abuse; A crime that is more common than we all want to believe. All the proceeds from VOV go to shelters helping victims of this violence. So […]

Greens in the Kitchen

Bright green ingredients in the kitchen are not only appealing to the eye but nutritious, indeed! Are we taking for granted the nutrient-rich, vitamin and mineral packed characteristics of greens in our diet? Going back to a few of the classics, let’s highlight the importance of these greens and how you can incorporate them into your daily diet. Spinach I’m not here to give you the extended version of scientific […]

5 Strategies to Reduce Muscle Soreness

Exercise induces free radicals, boosts serotonin, and energizes. It aids us in burning fat and building muscle. If all goes as planned, we leave the gym feeling awake and accomplished! Exercise also causes our muscles to contract and our bodies to sweat, increasing our chances of muscle cramps, fatigue and dehydration. This is why it is equally important to not only exercise, but to take care of yourself before and after […]