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24 Nov 2017

2017 KRA Racquetball Shootout

Please join us on December 9th for the 13th Annual Kansas Racquetball Association Winter Racquetball Shootout! This is a one-day racquetball tournament for players of all levels! There will be singles and doubles divisions for men, women, and juniors! If you sign up before December 1st, there will be an early registration discount! Come and join in on all the fun! For more information or to register, visit the tournament website HERE.
22 Nov 2017

Four Reasons You Should Start Exercising Today

Exercising is a great way to improve both your mind and body. There are a variety of different workouts that are easy to incorporate into your everyday life! But why should we do them? What makes working out so beneficial? Here are a few reasons why you should start exercising today: It increases your overall happiness Exercising every day helps keep your thinking and judgment skills sharp as you get older. It can also help you sleep better at night! Exercising is good for your muscles and bones Physical activity, like weight lifting, can stimulate muscle building when paired with adequate nutrition. It boosts your energy Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work...
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21 Nov 2017

It’s that Time of Year again! Holiday Punch Passes are Available to Members for Purchase!

Every year during the holiday season, The Athletic Club of Overland Park offers a joyous deal for loyal members. Holiday Punch Passes are available for purchase at the front desk for the gifting spirit! Your holiday punch pass allows (6) visits to the Club, a meal at The Courtside Fresh Grill & Bar (max $8), and a personal training consultation for $15.00 + tax. This deal makes a wonderful stocking stuffer for your family and loved ones. This limited time offer is perfect for those interested in fitness-oriented or athletic goals. The Club provides an all-around sport experience from badminton to pickleball, gift the experience in any of the sports we have available throughout the day.  Don’t miss out! There...
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17 Nov 2017

71st Annual Handballesta Handball Tournament

We’re excited to announce the 71st Annual Handballesta Tournament at The Athletic Club of Overland Park. This handball tournament will take place December 1st – 3rd! This one-of-a-kind tournament is open to all, there are opportunities for men, women, doubles and juniors levels! There is still time to enter! The entry deadline is Monday, November 27th! Please visit the tournament website to enter and to learn more about this awesome tournament! We hope to see you there!  
15 Nov 2017

The Benefits of Doing Squats

Squats are the king of lower body exercises. This type of exercise work not only the lower body but the upper body as well. This great exercise has some amazing benefits: They are superior for fat burning and toning your legs and buttocks Squats can improve your flexibility and muscle build Doing squats deliver nutritious oxygen to your tissues increasing the blood flow while preventing cellulite from forming in your body Squats strengthen the surrounding muscles around your knees and hips and help you enjoy better posture while strengthening your spine, improving your balance and making daily tasks easier Squats increase your by entire body strength by building your core muscles To do a proper squat, you need to remember...
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13 Nov 2017

3 Reasons That Prove Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal of the Day

It has been said many times before, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, but no one ever really tells you why. Below are three different reasons why breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! Number One: A morning meal helps energize your body A good and solid breakfast will help you tackle the morning by giving your body the necessary fuel to start the day and keep you going until lunch Number Two: A nutritious breakfast reduces risk for overeating later in the day Filling your body in the morning will keep you from grabbing snacks throughout the day and keep you fuller longer! Number Three: A morning meal helps your brain as well...
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8 Nov 2017

How to Get Yourself Motivated To Get Fit

There are many ways to get yourself motivated, but finding the right way for you is key. Woody Allen said, “80% of success is showing up”. This is so true – just showing up even if you feel like you have 5 minutes worth of energy can make a big difference! Sometimes we just have to change our perspective on how to get motivated. Here are some ways to get yourself motivated: Rethink your positive thinking. Visualize the benefits of your behavior as a motivational strategy. When deciding to get out of bed in the morning to go for a run. Visualize the sun on your face and how energizing it feels to be outdoors and breathing in fresh air....
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6 Nov 2017

2017 Thanksgiving Hours and Group EX Schedule

We are open on Thanksgiving & Black Friday! Check out our modified hours & group fitness schedule below. We hope you all have a great holiday! Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23th) Club Hours: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Courtside Grill: Closed Play Zone: Closed Group Fitness Schedule: 8:30AM – 9:30AM– Turkey Roast (Bootcamp style) w/ Monica Start off your Thanksgiving right with this Boot Camp inspired class! Challenge your body in this cardio and strength workout to new levels. Turn your body into a calorie burning machine and blast away those pumpkin pie calories before you even consume them. This class will take place in the Gym. 9:30AM – 10:30AM– Turkey Spin and Strut w/ Monica Looking for a way to...
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6 Nov 2017

Five Fruits that Make a Delicious Sweet Treat!

We all have those late night cravings for a sweet treat; but sticking to a small, sensible portion can be hard. These fruits make it easier to satisfy that sweet tooth without overindulging. 1) Grapes Grapes have been proven to contain powerful antioxidants that are thought to slow and prevent many types of cancer. Aside from their health benefits, grapes come in large bunches and are easy to grab before heading out for the day! 2) Frozen Bananas Bananas contain many essential vitamins and minerals that support overall health. Slicing them up and popping them into the freezer give them a creamier texture. They also last for up to two months in the freezer making them a good alternative to...
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3 Nov 2017

Sleep and Exercise. Can the Two Be Related?

Do you want to wake up and feel rested and refreshed? Ditch your sleeping pills! Exercise is a safer method for gaining good rest. Exercise, Sleep, Diet and Stress Management are the four pillars of good health and wellness. It is important to make sure you are balancing these pillars for a healthy, productive life. A balanced lifestyle includes a vitamin-rich diet, functional stress relief, a deep sleep, and a mild exercise routine. Physical activity can help improve sleep quality. As little as ten minutes of walking can improve your quality of sleep! There a few tips to keep in mind when trying to decide on whether to hit the sack or go work up a sweat. 7 to 8...
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