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4 Mar 2016

New Overland Park Group Fitness Class!

The Athletic Club has added a new Overland Park group fitness class to our schedule! Join us Mondays from 5:45 AM – 6:45 AM for Cycle with new instructor Kevin! Cycle is a great workout! In our cycle classes you will utilize various drills to keep your body guessing and burning calories long after tho workout is over. Check out some great things about Cycle classes! They give you energy- Spin classes are often upbeat and really get you pumped during class! Burn extra calories- Doing intervals light and heavy resistance helps to increase the number of calories you burn. Get pumped up- Listening to the upbeat music will help you to keep a good pace. Work more than legs- Different...
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1 Mar 2016

Overland Park Pickleball Info from TAC

Overland Park pickleball has come to the Athletic Club! What is Pickleball you may ask? Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America today! Overland Park pickleball is a sport that people of various ages and levels of skill can have fun with! Pickleball is a combination of different parts of badmintion, ping-pong, and tennis. It can be played on a court either inside or outdoors. It is played with a plastic hollow ball and a pickleball paddle. Pickleball was started in 1965 by 3 men, Bill Bell, Joel Pritchard, and Barney McCallum who wanted to create something different for their children to do. Over time, pickleball has evolved and gained popularity. A pickleball court can be easily set up...
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24 Feb 2016

2016 Kansas City Table Tennis Open Tournament & Table Tennis Camp

Tournament Join us April 15th – 16th for the 2016 Kansas City Table Tennis Open Tournament! This is the first USATT sanctioned tournament for Kansas City Table Tennis. There are multiple events and entry fees vary based on event. Not to mention, participants can also win great cash prizes! Date: April 15th- 16th Time: Friday beginning at 5:30 PM, Saturday beginning at 8:30 AM Entry Deadline: April 8th How to enter: Online HERE or by filling out the tournament flyer & returning it to the address listed with the entry fee. This USATT 2 Star Sanctioned Tournament is hosted by Kansas City Table Tennis and being held at The Athletic Club of Overland Park. We hope to see you there!...
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19 Feb 2016

Fight High Blood Pressure with Tips from Overland Park Gym

Find out how you can fight high blood pressure with these tips from Overland Park Gym, The Athletic Club! High blood pressure occurs when your heart goes into overdrive to get your blood throughout your body. It can cause major problems for you down the road if you don’t get it under control, including increasing your chances of getting heart disease. Exercise 5-7 days per week- This gets your heart pumping and also helps to counter issues caused by office jobs that require extended periods of sitting. Limit alcohol intake- Excessive drinking can cause your blood pressure to rise. Instead, drink in self-restraint. Limit your salt intake- The easiest way to do this is by cutting down on foods that...
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18 Feb 2016

Restorative Yoga Workshop

The Athletic Club has an event coming up! Join us March 12th for a Restorative Yoga Workshop taught by Amy Rader! What is this workshop like? A yoga class unlike any other. Designed to help you relax, restorative yoga is a series of passively held postures intended to help you calm your nervous system and leave feeling incredible. Come learn the benefits of this practice, how to incorporate it into your home life, and then experience the relaxation of restorative yoga. No yoga experience necessary. Who: Open to members & non-members Date: March 12th Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Place: The Group X room Price: $25 – Pay the day of the event Sign Up: Sign up online HERE prior...
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15 Feb 2016

Overland Park Swimming Lessons Now at TAC!

The Athletic Club is now offering Overland Park swimming lessons! Swimming Lessons are available through certified instructor, Rochelle Stone-Hartstrom. Rochelle has an extensive background in most areas of aquatics ranging from life guarding to swim lessons, fitness and aquatic management. She has been teaching swim lessons for a little over 14 years, beginning with her professional Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course and some continuing education in a learn to swim program. She also holds certification in aquatics post-rehab training. Rochelle loves the water and all things swimming and offers 30-minute swim lessons for children ages 3 – 8 and 45-minute swim lessons for ages 8 to adults. Whether you are a beginner just taking your first step into the water...
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9 Feb 2016

Healthy Valentine’s Day Recipe from Overland Park Health Club

Overland Park health club, The Athletic Club is here to help you with dinner this weekend! After all, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Check out this yummy recipe from The Athletic Club’s own, Melissa Moore. Healthy Pizza: Start with a tortilla. I use a whole wheat tortilla, any tortilla of your choice would work. Add a tablespoon or more of Shatta or other sauce.  My favorite is Yummy’s Choice. It’s spicy! Add your choice of toppings:  onion, peppers, tomatoes, olives and always walnuts. Then, shred your choice of cheese on top.  I usually use organic white cheddar or fresh mozzarella. Finally, put into toaster oven directly on wire rack on 400 degrees for ten minutes. Note: Be sure...
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9 Feb 2016

Overland Park Table Tennis is Awe-Inspiring!

.As Overland Park table tennis continues to gain popularity, we welcome new members looking for a place to play! The Athletic Club of Overland Park offers open play various times throughout the week! Additionally, you may call the front desk at 913-383-9060 to reserve a spot to play table tennis during open gym reservation time. With 12 tables, there is plenty of room for everyone! Table Tennis open play schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Saturdays: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM Check out these excerpts from an article by Charles Redfield in a special to the Kansas City Star! “Table tennis, or as it is sometimes called, ping pong, is not a highly visible sport in the United States, but there is a...
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2 Feb 2016

Women’s Overland Park Racquetball & Squash

The Athletic Club is experiencing a pleasing growth in women’s competitive Overland Park racquetball and squash. Predictably, once the players find out they burn calories at an alarming rate while having great fun, it is an easy decision to become involved, most often in league play where all players are grouped into equivalent skill groups, where any given match can produce a different winner on any given day. While other areas of a fitness center’s offerings are focused on maintaining health and fitness, both racquetball and squash help one reach the same fitness goals. But what separates both squash and racquetball from the other club fitness activities is that incredibly, both of these sports burn as many as 700 calories per...
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21 Jan 2016

Overland Park Fitness Club – Healthy (Delicious) Salad Dressing Recipe

Overland Park fitness club, The Athletic Club, has a salad dressing recipe your taste buds won’t be able to resist! Start with a healthy salad like our grilled chicken salad from Courtside Fresh Bar & Grill. Salads are a nutrient-dense meal choice, often much lower in calories than other choices. Salads are also very convenient meals that you can eat anywhere, as they don’t need to be heated. Not to mention, they are quick to make! The best part is there are so many different ways you can make salads so you don’t have to get bored with the same recipe. Fresh Grilled Chicken Salad Ingredients: Romaine Lettuce or Spinach Tomatoes Carrots Onions Cucumbers Grilled Chicken Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe, compliments of...
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