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28 Jul 2015

The Athletic Club has a Kansas City Indoor Track

Searching for a Kansas City indoor track? Look no further! The Athletic Club of Overland Park is all that you have been searching for and more. Do you find it frustrating when you want to run but it’s cold, raining, snowing, or even blistering hot? That is bound to happen living in Kansas. However, there is a simple solution! Consider utilizing a Kansas City Indoor Track! It will help you escape the elements outdoors and allow you to never miss a run. Check out some of the benefits of a Kansas City indoor track. You can run a greater distance- The Athletic Club offers a specially designed low-impact surface that isn’t hard on your hips or knees. This will make it easier...
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28 Jul 2015

Kansas City Basketball at ACOP!

Stop by The Athletic Club gymnasium for some recreational pick-up games of Kansas City basketball. Organized play takes place 6 days out of the week! We offer pick-up games on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, and on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If you’re new to the sport of basketball or maybe you just want to work on a certain area, take a look at some tips to improve your skills! Learn the basics- It may seem obvious, but really taking the time to learn the ins and outs of the sport can make a big difference in the way you play. Warm up- Your...
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23 Jul 2015

Kansas City Racquetball

The Athletic Club is the place to go for Kansas City racquetball! The Athletic Club features an impressive 15 racquetball/handball courts between our two facilities. Some of the most exciting racquetball tournaments are hosted here! Athletic Club of Overland Park offers a Kansas City racquetball league with a variety of options. Registering could not be easier, simply click here. Racquetball was created by Joseph Sobek in the mid-twentieth century. Sobek became bored of the usual indoor sports and decided to create something different. He begun playing handball using paddles. He continued to play in this fashion but adapted new rules from those of squash and handball. Then, Joseph created his own racket, which was similar to the tennis racket but shorter...
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21 Jul 2015

Kansas City Personal Training

Searching for some Kansas City personal training information? Look no further! The Athletic Club of Overland Park has all of the info you need in order to maximize your work out. The Athletic Club of Overland Park offers a variety of personal training option. Check out our Kansas City personal training information: One-on-One training is designed for one client with a trainer. You’ll get individual attention, motivation and inspiration. Personal trainers take the time to create specific, personalized programs to challenge you. These varying, progressive sessions eliminate plateaus. Results are soon to follow with this personal training style. Partner training is a modified personal training style that is designed for two clients and one trainer. Personal trainers give partner training...
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15 Jul 2015

10th Annual Summer Sizzler Racquetball Shootout

Our 10th Annual Summer Sizzler Racquetball Shootout  is coming up soon! If you already play and want to see how your game stacks up against others in the racquetball community consider registering for the Summer Sizzler Shootout Racquetball Tournament August 22, 2015. This is a fun one day tournament played in round robin format. Divisions for men, women, mixed, singles and doubles are available. Find out more about the tournament here. Tournament: 10th Annual Summer Sizzler Racquetball Shootout Tournament Director: Mike Wedel Date: August 22nd, 2015 Time:  9:00am – 5:00pm Price: Adults – $45.00 First event , $35.00 Second Event 16 and Under – $25.00 First event, $15.00 Second Event Location: The Athletic Club
15 Jul 2015

All About Kansas City Table Tennis

Kansas City table tennis continues to gain popularity. The Athletic Club of Overland Park offers Kansas City table tennis various times throughout the week. Learn more about the sport below. Table tennis tips: Determine what spin is on the ball- Based on the way an opponent hits the ball, you will be able to determine what type of spin will be on the ball. Hit based on spin type- Once you’ve determined the spin type, let this determine the way you angle your racket. Stay in a position of readiness- This will help you be prepared no matter which direction the ball comes from. Use your racket only- Rackets are different and can feel differently so using your own will...
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15 Jul 2015

Kansas City Yoga Benefits

Kansas City yoga at The Athletic Club of Overland Park is top notch! Check out some of the cool benefits you get from Kansas City yoga. Yoga can help you eat better- This is because you learn to eat more mindfully and focus on things like breathing and the food’s purpose. You can do it with you pet- Yes, that’s right. You can do yoga with your dog! Dogs can learn to pose with you or just sit with you for certain poses. Yoga can help your brain- Yoga helps you learn to be mindful and pay attention. This can help your brain to process information better. It can cause a decrease in stress- Yoga can relieve stress because it...
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14 Jul 2015

10 Tips to Stay Hydrated during Your Workout

It is easy to not even realize you are dehydrated. Take a look at these ten tips to stay hydrated during your workout! 1. Drink! It’s critical for rehydrating to have some good ole H20. Try to sip 7-10 ounces of fluid every 10-20 minutes during exercise to stay properly hydrated. 2. Sip on sports drinks and coconut water. When we sweat, we lose electrolytes (minerals found in the blood that help to regulate the amount of water in the body). Research suggests that sports drinks (Gatorade and Powerade, for example) can help prolong exercise and rehydrate our bodies because they contain electrolytes whereas water does not. These drinks are perfect for the middle of a workout. If you are not a...
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10 Jul 2015

Kansas City Social Club Makes Great Burgers!

Burger Basket Friday at Kansas City social club, The Athletic Club of Overland Park It is Friday and we all know what that means- Burger Day! It is practically a holiday at Kansas City social club, The Athletic Club of Overland Park! The special today and every Friday at Courtside Fresh Grill and Bar is the Burger Basket. For only $6.00 you get a hearty burger and your choice of a side. You can choose from the following types of burgers: Beef Turkey Gluten-free, organic, veggie You can customize your burger with any of the following toppings: Lettuce Tomato Onion Cheese (cheddar, pepperjack) Avocado ($.95) Bacon ($.95) Then, choose one of our great sides: Handcut Fries Cottage Cheese Miss Vickie’s...
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9 Jul 2015

All About Kansas City Badminton

Interested in Kansas City Badminton?  It is a highly popular sport so we can see why! Here are some basics you will want to know when playing Kansas City Badminton! Check out some tips to help improve your game! Practice until you are able to hit the shuttle on the center each time. Hit the top of the shuttle’s arc for optimum speed and height benefits. Return to your position in the middle of the back of the court. Getting back in position will help you be prepared. Try to aim for your opponent’s back line. This will make it harder for your opponent to return the shot. Stay on your toes and work on your footwork. Work on your...
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