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15 Jun 2015

Workout Effectiveness from Kansas City Fitness Club

Sometimes we can feel like we are not getting the most out of our workouts. This could be for several reasons. Check out some tips for making your workouts effective from Kansas City Fitness Club, The Athletic Club of Overland Park. You can use these tips to help you create your own fitness routine that is effective while not being time-consuming. Make a plan- If you want to make the most of your time while at the gym it is important to go in with a plan. Knowing exactly what you are going to do while help save you time and make your workout more effective. If you are not sure what exercises you should be doing, consider working with...
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15 Jun 2015

Kansas City Pilates Rocks!

Kansas City Pilates can be very beneficial for those who participate. The Athletic Club will now be offering the class Pilates Barre on Tuesdays from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Pilates is a great workout for your abdominal muscles. Pilates works your core better than a lot of other exercises. Do you have chronic lower back pain? Pilates may be able to help! Pilates has been shown to help relieve lower back pain by strengthening your core. Pilates is easier on your joints than most workouts. This is because Pilates uses movements that are slower and controlled which puts less impact on your joints. With so much going on in our lives it is nice to take a break from...
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9 Jun 2015

All About Racquetball from Kansas City Fitness Center

Kansas City Fitness Center, The Athletic Club is the place to go for racquetball! The Athletic club features an impressive 15 racquetball/handball courts between our two facilities. Some of the most exciting racquetball tournaments are hosted at this Kansas City Fitness Center! New to Racquetball? That’s okay. Now is a great time to learn a little about the sport! Racquetball is a sport similar to handball but is played with a racket, instead. The rules are a combination of those found in squash, handball, and paddleball. The game begins when the ball is served by bouncing the ball one time, hitting it to the front wall, and the ball landing past the short line. After this the ball is considered...
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2 Jun 2015

Benefits of Kansas City Swimming

Kansas City swimming yields many different benefits. The Athletic Club of Overland Park offers a  heated, 25-meter, 4-lane swimming pool. The hut tub and pool create an outdoor oasis for sunbathers and swimmers alike. During the colder months, the pool is covered by a state-of-the-art climate-controlled dome. This allows our swimmers to enjoy the pool year-round! One of the benefits of Kansas City swimming is you get constant cardio. Swimming requires you to be constantly moving to keep your body from sinking. Not only that but swimming also provides strength training! That’s right, water creates a strong resistance and when you swim, your body is working and building strength. Swimming is also low impact! Swimming is a great choice of exercise...
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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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