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25 May 2018

Memorial Day Hours and Group Fitness Classes

The Athletic Club is open limited hours on Memorial Day! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday! Memorial Day: Monday, May 28th Club Hours: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Courtside Grill: Closed Play Zone: Closed Group Fitness Classes: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Aqua Circuit with Gloria 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Bootcamp with Leslie 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Yoga with Annette
17 May 2018

Healthy Seasonal Sides That Won’t Break the Bank or Your Weight Goals!

Summer is an exciting time to spend time with family and friends outside enjoying the beautiful weather! Typically most of these times are focused around eating lots of delicious food while soaking up sun and good company. Eating seasonal means using foods that are grown and harvested the same season you‘re going to eat them. For example, squash is typically harvested in the summer and fall so it is best to use them in recipes during that time as well. Typically, in season foods are going to be more readily available for lower prices from local vendors and grocery stores. In season are not specially grown out of season so they will be produced fresh locally and won’t have far...
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15 May 2018

Kansas Table Tennis Spring Open Tournament

The Athletic Club of Overland Park welcomes The Kansas Table Tennis Center who will be holding a 2-start USATT sanctioned tournament May 19-20! Today, May 15, is the last day to enter. Late entries may be accepted at the director’s discretion, space permitting. There are many different events for all levels of play. Matches will be the best 3 of 5 games and played to 11 points. The semi-finals and finals will be the best 4 of 7 games, also played to 11 points. Player’s rating will be pulled from the USATT website. Unrated players may only play in the Novice (unrated) event. There will be $1,500 in prize money and medals! Click HERE to sign up and to learn more...
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11 May 2018

Breakfast Foods to Help You Lose Weight and Eat on the Go

We all have those mornings when you wake up and hit the ground running. Then you stop at the nearest convenience store and grab a donut. Doing this every once in a while ok, but then it tends to become a bad habit. When done right, eating breakfast in the morning is a healthy habit and one of the best ways to boost your weight loss. Research has shown that eating breakfast can help you be successful at losing weight and keeping it off. Prepare ahead of time and head out the door. Eat real food and enjoy more fiber and nutrition to keep you going! Try one or a few of these foods to help achieve your weight loss...
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8 May 2018

Limiting Sugar in Your Diet

We all know that it’s important to keep sugar intake, especially processed and added sugars, at a reasonable level to maintain good health. However, there are many foods and condiments that are hiding high amounts of sugar in them that you likely consume daily. For example, like many of you here in KC, I enjoy great BBQ! However many sauces contain more sugar in a serving than 3 or 4 servings of Oreo cookies! The great thing about being here in the BBQ capital though is we have a great variety of options from local area restaurants so finding something that’s enjoyable and less damaging to our diet is very possible. There are numerous example of these types of hidden...
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7 May 2018

Welcoming Joe Windham

The Athletic Club of Overland Park welcomes Joe Windham as a table tennis pro! Joe is a former nationally ranked junior and men’s competitor.  Although from Kansas City originally, Joe lived in Durham, NC in 2016 and 2017, where he worked as a pro at the nationally acclaimed table tennis center, Triangle Table Tennis. Joe offers lessons to recreational ping pong enthusiasts and competitive table tennis players of all ages.  Joe believes that professional instruction helps players (kids, adults, and seniors) get more fun, exercise, and value from their game and sport. Former Student Comments: Lavanya M. (Top Ranked National Female Player (2320 Top Rating) in Juniors/Women) “Joe helped Lavanya get a strong foundation with her table tennis fundamentals,” according...
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3 May 2018

Benefits of Incorporating Plants to Promote Wellness

Most everyone is aware that incorporating a few more fruits and veggies into a diet has lasting health benefits in many different areas. However, most people may not know about the many other areas of our lives that plants are able to improve! Air quality and home environment: House plants are so much more than living home décor. Many house plants act as natural air filters that work to improve air quality,  oxygen levels in the home and regulate indoor humidity. There is also research to suggest that house plants are able to improve feelings of peace and a stress free environment making the home a healthy clean environment to escape from everyday stressors! Improve working environments: In addition to...
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1 May 2018

Four Ways to Keep Yourself Motivated to Workout

Do you ever find yourself starting a workout program strong and then a few weeks into it, you start coming up with excuses to not workout? Let’s face the truth if it were easy to stay motivated we would all have rock hard abs. Here are a few tips to help you stay motivated to reach your workout goals: Access your personal power. Each one of us holds so much energy inside we just need a little push and direction to get us on the right path. Cultivate a strong relationship with yourself and make your fitness a first priority. Plan your workouts or hire a trainer to push you in the right direction.  Ask yourself what you need today. Do...
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24 Apr 2018

Benefits of Spring Cleaning!

The weather is warming up and the flowers are starting to pop up! It’s time to spring clean and get that great feeling from a cleaner home. You have been cooped up all winter and the toxins & dust have built up over the months. Cleaning your home is more than just an organized house. There are physiological benefits to having a clean home. You can find things after clearing all the clutter. More clutter means more stress. Cleaning your home can improve your mood and gets you active without even realizing it. Researchers have discovered that the cleaner your home is the more exercise you get by simply burning calories by cleaning. They have found that if individuals are motivated...
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13 Mar 2018

How Chia Seeds Help Make a Healthy Diet

When many of us think of Chia we think of the fun little sculptures or pets with green sprouts growing out but there is much to this super food that we are learning and can help contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Being so small and unassuming, they may not seem like much on the surface, but chia seeds are one of the most nutritionally-dense “superfoods” on the planet that many are just now discovering. Chia seeds have long been associated with a reduced risk of many adverse health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease and overall mortality. They have been shown to support a healthy complexion, increased energy, and overall lower weight. Fiber is a very important part of...
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