Marianne Kings’s Tips for Successful Fitness Recovery Programs

Personal Trainer Spotlight: Marianne King, Fitness For Life

ELIVATE’s personal trainer spotlight focuses on trainers that are invested in their clients’ goals and give back to the community through education or active participation. For 30 years, personal trainer Marianne King has worked with clients in corporate and community settings. She first started as a Fitness Coordinator for the Western Area YMCA, and from there King grew her business …

Back Pain Infographic

Posture and Back Pain Infographic

How is your facility’s attendance rate affected by poor posture? You may notice more members missing the days following a high-intensity interval training class than compared to a gentle yoga session. Sore back muscles and poor posture can lead to pulls and tears that keep members out of your classes for months on end. It’s important to guide members to …

Fun Fitness - Exercises for Clients Over 50

Variety: The Spice of Life for Fitness over 50

Your senior clients have been working out for decades—they’re all too familiar with a treadmill and dumbbells, and maybe their lack of enthusiasm is starting to show. To ensure that your older clientele isn’t bored, evaluate your current class and exercise offerings and see where you might fall short on exercise programs for seniors. So how do you keep your over …

Crossfit Older Athletes

Age Doesn’t Matter When It Comes to the CrossFit Games®

Think CrossFit is just for your younger clients? Think again! We compared how dedicated 60+ male and female competitors fared at the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games® compared to their 40+ counterparts. Check out the stats and see just how these older athletes performed during the clean & jerk, deadlift and snatch CrossFit events. It’s safe to say that our featured …

Best-Selling Anti-Aging Vitamins, Supplements, and Nutrients

ELIVATE™’s Top 10 Anti-Aging Vitamins and Supplements

It’s never too soon to start educating your clients about healthy aging. Following a consistent workout routine is a great way to maintain peak physical fitness levels, but crunches and multiple reps are only one faction of the healthy mindset and overall lifestyle necessary for aging gracefully. Just like exercise and lifestyle, nutrition is important. But with so many anti-aging …

Ways to Improve Your Posture for Better Healthy

The Missing Link to Healthy Aging: Posture

“Posture is everything… it’s one of the secrets of life and longevity.” – Helen Mirren Proper posture is key for your clients’ health regardless of age. Posture influences every move your clients make, including in your gym. Even a slight misalignment can cause a trickle-down effect through the neck, upper back and into the lower body. Clients who have reduced …

Healthy Aging & Exercise for Seniors

Facility of the Month: How One Senior Community Practices Healthy Aging

What started out as a small community gym in 1979 was outgrown in 2007, when Friendship Village of Bloomington in Minnesota expanded its fitness offerings thanks to the efforts of Karen Lloyd, Director of Wellness Programs and the community’s first Fitness Manager, Mia Bremer. In 2009, Friendship Village of Bloomington, a Lifespace Community, broke ground on an 18,000-square-foot-building with impressive …

Programs for Healthy Aging Month - September 14

10 Ways to Celebrate Healthy Aging Month with Your Clients

September is Healthy Aging Month—and the perfect time for you to reconnect with your senior clients! This month-long celebration is a prime opportunity for you to help your 50+ clients gain more knowledge about how they can “stay young” and how working out can help them do it. This is also a great time to test run new programs geared …