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22 May 2015

Fit Exercise into your Day with Tips from Lenexa Fitness Club

With schedules busier than ever, it can be hard to fit exercise into our days sometimes. Check out some tips from Lenexa Fitness Club, The Athletic Club of Overland Park to help you squeeze exercise into your schedule! An easy way to get in more exercise is by adding some extra steps to your daily routine. You can do this simply by parking futher from the door or taking the steps instead of the elevator! Another easy way to do exercise if you work in an office setting is by doing leg lifts while you are at your desk. If you’re looking for more leg work, try doing some squats when you are brushing your teeth in the morning or...
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15 May 2015

Benefits of Kansas City Personal Training

Kansas City Personal Training at The Athletic Club of Overland Park can help you on your fitness journey! The Athletic Club features an excellent personal training program. Often, personal training can be more effective than solely working out alone. Our Kansas City Personal Training staff are Nationally Certified Trainers and Sports Specialists. Working with a personal trainer can give you extra motivation. Personal trainers can push you beyond what you think you are capable of. Personal trainers can also help to hold you accountable. It can be easy to skip a workout if you have no one to meet at the gym. Developing a routine is easier to do when you are working with a personal trainer. Trainers are knowledgeable on...
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15 May 2015

Kansas City Strength Training Benefits

Think Kansas City strength training is just for body builders? Think again! There are many benefits of strength training for people of various ages and fitness levels. Kansas City Strength Training can be incredibly beneficial for people with health issues including those with arthritis or heart conditions. Take a look at a few of the many benefits of Kansas City Strength Training. Strength training can help protect your bone and muscle mass. After puberty we all begin to lose bone and muscle mass. You can help stop this process by adding strength training to your fitness routine. You can help the weight you have lost stay gone with strength training. You can increase the number of calories you burn by adding strength...
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15 May 2015

Our Overland Park Pool Party is next week!

Next Week is our Overland Park Pool Party! Join us for a summer kick-off on May 21st at our Overland Park Pool Party! Come visit us on Thursday, May 21st from 4:30-8:30 PM to help us celebrate the bubble around the pool coming down! The Athletic Club will be pairing up with a local non-profit, Stop Thirst Now, for the summer kick-off. They aim to raise money for people in third world countries that are in desperate need of clean drinking water. Stop Thirst Now is a non-profit organization run by a group of local teenagers who work to stop world suffering. A local winery, Aubrey Vineyards, will be present for a free wine tasting. Aubrey Vineyards is a family...
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15 May 2015

Energy Boosters from Kansas City Fitness Center

Wake up! Want to stop feeling so tired and groggy? Take a look at some energy boosters from Kansas City Fitness Center, The Athletic Club of Overland Park. Take breaks- whether it be at the gym or at work, taking short breaks can help you to re-focus and find extra motivation. Exercise moderately- exercise a moderate amount daily to help increase your energy. Try a new drink- instead of drinking your go-to coffee. try some homemade hot chocolate. Homemade hot chocolate will contain less sugar and will be less likely to give you that crash later in your day. Chew some gum- chewing gum can increase your alertness, boost your memory, and help you concentrate better! Volunteer- people often feel...
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15 May 2015

Hot Summer Squash at The Athletic Club of Overland Park

Wednesdays are about to get a lot hotter at The Athletic Club of Overland Park! Beginning June 3rd, The Athletic Club will have open squash play every Wednesday, all summer long. But wait! It gets better…participants of Hot Summer Squash will also receive 20% off of their food and drink orders all night at Courtside Fresh Bar and Grill on Wednesdays. What you need to know about Hot Summer Squash: What: Open Play for Squash Who: Everyone interested in squash! How much: Premier Members – FREE,  Fitness Members – $5 per night,  Non-Members – $7 per night When: Every Wednesday from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM Hot Summer Squash will last from June 3rd until August 26th. Don’t miss out on...
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14 May 2015

Morning Workout Tips from Kansas City Fitness Club

Do you ever want to skip your morning workout because you are just too tired to get out of bed? Well, there is hope! Check out some tips from Kansas City fitness club, The Athletic Club of Overland Park. Set 2 alarms- set your first alarm to go off 15 – 20 minutes before you want to get up. Set your second alarm to go off when you actually NEED to wake up. This will give your body time to adjust to waking up. Try cooling down- when the weather is cooler try taking an early bike ride or run. The cooler temperatures are sure to wake you up! Be prepared- getting as much prepared as possible the night before...
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7 May 2015

Local Tournament Director is Elected to USA Racquetball Board of Directors

Mike Wedel, tournament director for The Athletic Club of Overland Park was recently elected to the USA Racquetball Board of Directors. Mike has been involved with the Athletic Club for 10 years in various aspects. To be elected, Mike had to meet several requirements and was up against 48 other candidates from across the country. Candidates had to possess great communication skills and a strong work ethic. Mike has proven to possess both with his many years of experience in both business and sports. Another requirement required the signatures of 200 USA Racquetball members who would like the candidate to be added to the list of potential appointees. Mike was able to obtain the 200 signatures necessary, but not without...
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2 May 2015

Overland Park Sports Club: May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month!

Getting physically active while playing at an Overland Park Sports Club? Talk about right up my alley. Take this quick quiz. See if you can guess how Kansas as a state does on physical fitness. You’ll find the answers at the end.  (No cheating) Question: Can you match which percentage of Kansas residents are: 1. Obese: BMI of < 35-39.9 2. Overweight: BMI of < 25-29.9 3. Healthy weight: BMI of <18.5 -24.9 A. 35.73% B. 20.74% C. 35.53% Now glance down at the end of this article. Are you surprised by the results? Where does your BMI place you? Figure it out here… Divide your weight in pounds (lbs) by your height in inches (in) squared and multiply by...
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1 May 2015

Kansas City Gym TAC Healthy Recipe!

Kansas City Gym TAC Healthy Recipe! Looking for something healthy and delicious to make for dinner? Check out this healthy recipe, courtesy of Mollie Linkhart from Courtside Fresh Grill & Bar! Courside Fresh Grill & Bar is conveniently located off the front lobby of a local Kansas City gym TAC. Strawberry Spinach Salad For the Salad 8 oz Spinach 1/2 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced 1/4 cup purple onion, finely sliced 1/4 cup sliced almonds 4 grilled chicken breasts, sliced* For the Dressing 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1/3 cup Vegetable or Canola oil 1/2 cup light Mayo or plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp Dijon Mustard 1 Tbsp Poppy Seeds 1/2 tsp salt Tip: Marinate the...
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