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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....
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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 having 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...
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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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27 Feb 2018

5 Tips To Help You Stick With Your Diet

One of the most difficult parts of any diet is staying consistent and following through to reach your goal. As time goes on we may lose interest or get tired of saying no to Taco Tuesday with friends. Try these helpful tips to stick to a healthy diet and reach your goal! Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water between meals and try to drink one glass of water before a meal to make you feel fuller and prevent overeating. Staying hydrated also helps improve the overall function of our metabolism and digestive systems. Anticipate that you’re going to want to eat something not on your diet and have a plan ready when that happens! Check out pinterest for a...
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22 Feb 2018

IAKC Table Tennis Tournament

Welcoming The India Association of Kansas City for a Table Tennis Tournament on March 10th! The Athletic Club of Overland Park will be hosting IAKC in the gymnasium for competitive table tennis matches. Entry fees are $10 for members; $12 for non-members. Please register on their website at www.iakc.org. All ages are welcome! Categories include kids, mens, womens, in singles and doubles. Matches will begin at 9am until 5pm. Spectators may enter for free, please check-in at Front Desk. Not quite ready for friendly competition? Come in during open table tennis times for some practice! All ages and all levels are welcome! Table Tennis Open Gym Times: Monday: 7 – 9pm (Half Court) Tuesday & Thursday: 6 – 9pm (Full...
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19 Feb 2018

Best Cardio Exercises to Cut Fat

Cardiovascular exercise helps you stay lean and show of the muscle gain you attained from hitting the weights. Endless crunches are not the secret to cutting fat because they strengthen the underlying fat tissue. Any activity is positive, moving at a high intensity is the key to burning more fat. Walking is the simplest and most convenient exercise! It’s great to burn calories and it is a low impact workout that anyone can do! Walking has many positive benefits to your health such as maintaining a healthy weight, improving your mood and strengthening your bones and muscles. Stair climbing can provide a sizable calorie burn. For example, a 150 pound person running stairs for an hour can burn up to...
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6 Feb 2018

Ways To Workout With Your Everyday Schedule

If it were a perfect world, we would be able to fit in a workout anytime we wanted. It’s easy to feel motivated with the idea of working out; we talk about running a marathon or doing a push up challenge but our schedules are too busy to follow through.  Luckily, there are some exercises that can be combined with everyday tasks. Sometimes all we need is a new thought or new idea to make lasting change. It’s best to make small changes instead of trying to reinvent yourself overnight. You are most likely to stick with a exercise routine with small steps.  Sometimes we just have be creative in the ways we can fit a workout into our busy day.  Work...
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1 Feb 2018

13th Annual Winter Classic Racquetball Tournament

We are excited to announce that the 13th Annual Winter Classic Racquetball Tournament will be held at the Athletic Club of Overland Park! The tournament will be held on February 16 through February 18. The tournament will start at 5:00 pm on Friday and 9:00 am on Saturday and Sunday. Each match will be 2 games played to 15 points. There will be divisions for singles and for doubles. As an added bonus, all tournament players will receive a free pair of cotton blended sweatpants! Be sure to stay late on Saturday because there will be a party at the Courtside Fresh Bar & Grill, located inside the club from 8-11 pm. Click here for more information on the tournament and...
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26 Jan 2018

The Best Foods to Help You Build Muscle

There is truth in the saying, “You are what you eat”. To build muscle and lose fat, you need a variety of proteins, carbohydrates and healthy fats for optimal health. Protein uses more energy to digest and is essential for muscle building.  Carbohydrates are vital to any weight training routine to provide energy to workout.  Healthy fats also enhance muscle growth. Here are a few of the best foods you should put on your plate for a lean body. Milk: it offers a dynamic, low calorie combination of protein and carbs. The amino acids in milk closely resemble muscle tissue protein. Eggs: eating eggs with yolk will be beneficial because they contain choline which is a B vitamin and will help...
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23 Jan 2018

What To Expect At Your First Group Fitness Class

Group fitness has been a staple in the fitness world for many years. It is a great way to get active and stay fit without having to come up with your own workout routine. It is also a great way to workout with your friends. From yoga to spinning, there are many different classes out there, you just have to try them out to see which ones work best for you and your needs. So now that you have made the decision to take a class, what should you do? A lot of people like to introduce themselves to the instructor. This will help because some times there is specific equipment needed for some classes and the instructor will be...
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