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Ellipse Fitness Appleton West Announces New Training Center

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August 27, 2013

Ellipse Fitness Appleton West Announces New Training Center

Appleton, WI. – Ellipse Fitness Appleton West is expanding and will open a new training center in September 2013.  The new training center will be adjacent to the current large group exercise studio at 1200 N. Mayflower Drive, Appleton, WI.

According to Ellipse Fitness President Lisa Welko:

“Eleven years ago we changed the way fitness is done by doing all classes all the time.  We are now changing the way fitness is done again by offering personal training at an affordable rate.  I’m excited to offer another way for people to make fitness a part of their healthy lifestyle.”

Scheduled training center hours are 5:00am – 7:00pm.  Personal training services include customized programs, guidance and access to large group fitness classes.

 

About Ellipse Fitness

Founded in 2002, Ellipse Fitness is a classes only fitness and nutrition franchise specializing in providing regularly scheduled group exercise classes and nutrition programs for our members. Our proprietary workout programs emphasize functional movement, cardiovascular training, building core strength and increasing lean muscle mass.  For information on programs and locations please visit ellipsefitness.com.  For information about owning an Ellipse Fitness franchise please visit ellipsefitnessfranchise.com.

###For More Information, Contact:

Todd Weiss

Ellipse Fitness

Phone: 866-934-7167

Email: info@ellipsefitness.com

Please stop dieting!

Please stop dieting!

Everyone needs muscle. You need it to keep your metabolism as high as possible so you maximize fat burning.

Older folks, like our grandparents, need muscle for daily activities (from walking to gardening or even bike rides). It’s also important to be able to bend, stoop and move freely.

Young folks, like you and I, need muscle to look sexy. Because that’s what we do. We just sit around all day looking sexy, right? Tough life, I know. But hey, we’re good at it!

—Anyway, there are a few factors in avoiding muscle loss.

First, you must lift weights with the right amount of intensity and volume.

Another factor, dieting, is where most people go wrong (unless they are doing too much steady state cardio – that’s the big exercise no-no, of course).

So what’s the best diet to use?

One where you cut your calories every day? Or one that allows you to eat healthfully seven days per week?
Does the best diet demand that you eat obsessively and compulsively? Or can you just eat like a normal human being?

The good news is that you can eat normal healthy foods and just pay some extra attention to your protein intake and you can keep your metabolism rev’d up 24/7!

Questions? Give us a call or send an email – www.ellipsefitness.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

True or False: Stretching before Exercise Reduces Injury

A myth is defined by Webster as : a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon an untrue explanation for a natural phenomenon. Stretching before exercise to reduce injury is one of those myths.

Historically, it has been generally accepted that stretching decreases the risk of injury. This myth is based on the idea that pre-exercise stretching reduces the risk of injury through improvements in range of motion and blood flow, better proprioception and decreased stiffness in the muscle (Fredette, 2001). 
The fact that authority figures (e.g., coaches and sports medicine doctors) have long practiced pre-exercise stretching for lowering injury risk is likely the reason it has been so widely accepted as standard practice. However, researchers began to more closely scrutinize the evidence supporting this. Recently, Witvrouw and colleagues (2004) concluded that pre-exercise stretching has no beneficial effect on injury prevention for activities such as cycling, jogging and swimming. Also, in a current review (McHugh and Cosgrave, 2010), the general consensus was that stretching in addition to aerobic warm-up does not affect the incidence of overuse injuries.
Does this mean stretching has no impact on risk of injury? Absolutely not! In fact, it has been reported that stretching at other times, including post exercise and in the evening, can reduce injury risk. At Ellipse Fitness we do what we call a RAMP prior to our workouts. RAMP stands for Range of Motion, Activation and Movement Preparation. We work on movement patterns that we’ll be doing that day in effort to prepare the body for the workout.  We also suggest foam rolling prior to a workout, however we strongly suggest, in the essence of not wasting time, that our members save the stretches for AFTER their workout, when the muscles are warmed up and ready for the TRUE BENEFIT that stretching provides.
The Bottom Line: Stretching before exercise DOES NOT reduce the risk of injury

 

 

 

 

Fitness Trend: High-Intensity Interval Training

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June 18, 2013

 

Fitness Trend:  High-Intensity Interval Training

Appleton, WI. – Looking for a way to add variety to your exercise plan while taking your fitness to the next level? Then look at High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).

According to the American Council on Exercise, HIIT is a cardiorespiratory training technique that alternates brief speed and recovery intervals to increase the overall intensity of your workout. HIIT is used by athletes and everyday exercise enthusiasts to reach performance goals and enhance fitness and well-being.

How does it work?

Most endurance workouts, such as walking, running, or stair-climbing—are performed at a moderate intensity, or an exertion level of 5-6 on a scale of 0-10. High-intensity intervals are done at an exertion level of 7 or higher, and are typically sustained for 30 seconds to 3 minutes, although they can be as short as 8-10 seconds or as long as 5 minutes; the higher the intensity, the shorter the speed interval. Recovery intervals are equal to or longer than the speed intervals.

What are the benefits of HIIT?

The payoffs of pushing yourself with HIIT are plentiful, and include:

Significantly increased aerobic and anaerobic fitness

Decreased fasting insulin and increased insulin sensitivity

Reduced abdominal and subcutaneous (just under the skin) fat

The surprising thing about HIIT is that it involves such a small total amount of exercise. By including HIIT in your exercise plan, you can realize remarkable results in a short amount of time, which is good news for busy people.

Is HIIT safe?

High-intensity exercise of any type brings with it a higher risk of musculoskeletal injury and cardiac events. But along with healthy subjects, HIIT has been studied as a training method for people with heart disease and congestive heart failure. Under clinical supervision, subjects were able to tolerate high-intensity intervals without negative effects. Most importantly, they experienced bigger improvements in cardiovascular function compared to those undergoing continuous moderate-intensity training.

The bottom line? HIIT may or may not be safe for you. Check with your health care provider before adding it to your exercise plan.

 

About Ellipse Fitness®:

Founded in 2002, Ellipse Fitness is a classes-only fitness and nutrition franchise specializing in providing regularly scheduled exercise classes and nutrition programs for our members.  Our proprietary workout programs are set in a group exercise format and emphasize functional movement, cardiovascular training, building core strength and adding lean muscle mass.  For information on programs and locations please visit ellipsefitness.com.  For information about owning an Ellipse Fitness franchise please visit ellipsefitnessfranchise.com.

 

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Contact:

Todd Weiss

Ellipse Fitness®

866 934 7167

todd@ellipsefitness.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Welko Keynote Speaker at Oshkosh Money Conference

Lisa Welko Keynote Speaker at Oshkosh Money Conference Shares Money Saving Tips

  Appleton, WI. – Ellipse Fitness President Lisa Welko was the keynote speaker for the first ever Oshkosh Money Conference on April 20, 2013.  The Conference was sponsored by Asset Builders in cooperation with many area partners.   The goal of the Conference was to teach participants how to improve their finances.

Welko’s presentation helped conference attendees understand how to start the process of change along with sharing tips on preparing healthy meals and snacks on a tight budget.  Those tips include:

Money saving tips for the Most Important Muscle Building Block – Protein!

  • Chuck or bottom round roast has less fat and is cheaper than sirloin.
  • Buy meat in large bulk packages to save money.  Freeze portions you might not use right away to prevent spoiling.
  • Ultra-pasteurized milk has a longer expiration date and won’t spoil as fast.

Groups interested in booking Welko as a guest speaker should contact Ellipse Fitness at info@ellipsefitness.com or call (920) 882-9450 for more information.

Ellipse Fitness Provides Free Boot Camp for Kimberly-Clark Corporation

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April 23, 2013

Ellipse Fitness Provides Free Boot Camp for Kimberly-Clark Corporation

559992_599997846677986_1754967714_n Neenah, WI. – Ellipse Fitness recently provided a complimentary boot camp for employees of Kimberly-Clark Corporation as part of their Group Exercise Demo Day held on April 15, 2013.  This is one of many events Ellipse has provided in Neenah, Appleton and the Greater Fox Valley area of Wisconsin. 

Speaking engagements and complementary fitness classes at health fairs and local corporations are an important part of Ellipse’s mission to improve the health and fitness in the community.  Over the last year the company has provided presentations on metabolism, weight loss, and fitness. 

According to Welko:

“If there is one thing we would like to do more of, it’s speaking to the community about the benefits of health and fitness.  There are a lot of people who want to learn more about how they can achieve their health and fitness goals.  This boot camp was a great opportunity for people to actually participate in a workout.  While many were exhausted, they had a lot of fun.”

The workout included many fun and innovative exercises including using sandbags, ropes, kettle bells and medicine balls.

About Ellipse Fitness®:

Founded in 2002, Ellipse Fitness is a classes-only fitness and nutrition franchise specializing in providing regularly scheduled exercise classes and nutrition programs for our members.  Our proprietary workout programs are set in a group exercise format and emphasize functional movement, cardiovascular training, building core strength and adding lean muscle mass.  For information on programs and locations please visit ellipsefitness.com.  For information about owning an Ellipse Fitness franchise please visit ellipsefitnessfranchise.com.

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Contact:

Todd Weiss

Ellipse Fitness®

866 934 7167

todd@ellipsefitness.com

Lisa Welko Keynote Speaker at Oshkosh Money Conference

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April 9, 2014

 

Lisa Welko Keynote Speaker at Oshkosh Money Conference

Appleton, WI. – Ellipse Fitness is pleased to announce President Lisa Welko is the luncheon keynote speaker for the first ever Oshkosh Money Conference scheduled for April 20, 2013.

Welko’s presentation will help conference attendees understand how to start the process of change along with sharing tips on preparing healthy meals and snacks on a tight budget. Welko states:

“Our goal at Ellipse is to help both our members and the surrounding community live happier and healthier lives.  This is something we are very passionate about.  We strive to help people not only get healthier, but feel better about themselves.”

The Conference is a nonprofit event and is a great opportunity for area residents to learn personal finance basics. There is no selling or pressure to buy anything. The goal of the Conference is to teach participants how to improve their finances.

To register for the conference contact Asset Builders at 608.663.6332 or www.assetbuilders.org.

Groups interested in booking Welko as a guest speaker should contact Ellipse Fitness at info@ellipsefitness.com or call (920) 882-9450 for more information.

 

About Ellipse Fitness

Founded in 2002, Ellipse Fitness is a classes-only fitness and nutrition franchise specializing in providing regularly scheduled exercise classes and nutrition programs for our members.  Our proprietary workout programs are set in a group exercise format and emphasize functional movement, cardiovascular training, building core strength and adding lean muscle mass.  For information on programs and locations please visit ellipsefitness.com.  For information about owning an Ellipse Fitness franchise please visit ellipsefitnessfranchise.com.

 

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Ellipse Fitness Talks “Metabolism” at Fab Five Woman’s Expo!

Appleton, WI. – Ellipse Fitness President Lisa Welko was a featured speaker at the Woman’s Fab Five Woman’s Expo at the Grand Meridian Hotel in Appleton, WI last Saturday.  The event was designed to help woman explore and improve the 5 priorities in their lives.  The five aspects discussed were “faith”, “family”, “finance”, “fun, and “fitness”.  The event featured over 75 local businesses, provided workshops and demonstrations to help people explore a variety of ways to live a happy and healthy life.

Ellipse Fitness President Lisa Welko was the featured speaker on both fitness and nutrition.  Welko helped co-found Ellipse Fitness which is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this month.  Ellipse Fitness is a fitness and weight loss franchise with 8 locations in Wisconsin and St Louis.

Since they opened, they have helped hundreds of people lose weight and get back into shape.  One of their greatest accomplishments is their nutrition and weight loss program.   To date they have helped many people lose more than 100 pounds!

Ellipse’s workout programs are designed to work with people of all fitness levels.  Some people simply want to lose a few unwanted pounds, while others wish to shed more weight.  The bottom line is everyone has different needs and goals so it’s important to understand the needs of the client.

Welko’s presentation focused on one of her favorite topics – helping people learn how to safely and effectively increase their metabolism.  It’s designed to teach people the importance of the concept of metabolism, and how they can make changes in their daily eating and exercise routines to improve their fitness and weight loss results.  According the Welko:

“One of our core principles is that life is NOT a perfect circle.  We all need coaching and accountability. Our goal is to help both our members and the surrounding community live happier and healthier lives.  This is something we are very passionate about.  We strive to help people not only get healthier, but feel better about themselves.”

Lisa Welko is heavily involved in the fitness industry.  She is a best selling author, featured speaker and a regular participant on the Fox morning television program Real Milwaukee.
About Ellipse Fitness

Founded in 2002, Ellipse Fitness is a classes-only fitness and nutrition franchise specializing in providing regularly scheduled exercise classes and nutrition programs for our members.  Our proprietary workout programs are set in a group exercise format and emphasize functional movement, cardiovascular training, building core strength and adding lean muscle mass.  For information on programs and locations please visit ellipsefitness.com.  For information about owning an Ellipse Fitness franchise please visit ellipsefitnessfranchise.com.

 

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For More Information, Contact:

Todd Weiss

Ellipse Fitness

Phone: 866-934-7167

Email: info@ellipsefitness.com

Ellipse Fitness to Open in Neenah Wisconsin

Ellipse Fitness to Open in Neenah Wisconsin

Neenah, WI. – Ellipse Fitness, a classes-only fitness and weight loss studio has announced they will be opening a location in Neenah, WI. The facility will be located on 1526 S Commercial Street, at the intersection of Commercial and Bell Street. The location is currently being built out and they anticipate opening mid December. For more information please visit www.ellipsefitness.com call 920-727-4788, or email neenah@ellipsefitness.com.

About Ellipse Fitness
Founded in 2002, Ellipse Fitness is a classes-only fitness and nutrition franchise specializing in providing regularly scheduled exercise classes and nutrition programs for our members. Our proprietary workout programs are set in a group exercise format and emphasize functional movement, cardiovascular training, building core strength and adding lean muscle mass. For information on programs and locations please visit ellipsefitness.com. For information about owning an Ellipse Fitness franchise please visit ellipsefitnessfranchise.com.

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For More Information, Contact:
Todd Weiss
Ellipse Fitness
Phone: 866-934-7167
Email: info@ellipsefitness.com

Ellipse Fitness President Lisa Welko Featured Presenter at UW – Oshkosh

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May 13, 2011

Appleton, WI. – Ellipse Fitness is pleased to announce President Lisa Welko was a featured speaker for juniors and seniors enrolled in the Kinesiology program at UW – Oshkosh.

Welko’s 45 minute presentation focused on how to differentiate your business in the competitive fitness field.  She also shared tips on running a fitness business and working with different member demographics.  Welko states:

“It was a pleasure to meet with students interested in the fitness business.  Their interest and enthusiasm to learn was invigorating.  What a wonderful opportunity to share real world business experience with tomorrow’s leaders in fitness!”

Groups interested in booking Welko as a guest speaker should contact Ellipse Fitness at mayflower@ellipsefitness.com or call (920) 882-9450 for more information.

About Ellipse Fitness

Founded in 2002, Ellipse Fitness is a classes-only fitness and nutrition franchise specializing in providing regularly scheduled group exercise classes and nutrition programs for our members. Our proprietary workout programs emphasize functional movement, cardiovascular training, building core strength and increasing lean muscle mass.  For information on programs and locations please visit ellipsefitness.com.  For information about owning an Ellipse Fitness franchise please visit ellipsefitnessfranchise.com.

 

 

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For More Information, Contact:

Todd Weiss

Ellipse Fitness

Phone: 866-934-7167

Email: info@ellipsefitness.com