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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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30 Apr 2015

Kansas City Fitness Can Help With Stress Relief

Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed with all of the things on your to-do list? Do you have life challenges that are causing you added stress? Well, Kansas City fitness can help with relieving some of that stress! Thanks to Fitness Magazine for the great information. A majority of us feel stressed out on a daily basis. This stress can do harm in a multitude of ways. It can cause us to eat more and sleep less. It can also contribute to chronic diseases and do damage to our mental health. With all of those negatives how do we handle all of the stress? One simple way is by using Kansas City fitness. As you begin to exercise on...
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30 Apr 2015

Kansas City Aerobics

Want to get your blood pumping? Try some Kansas City Aerobics!  Aerobic exercise takes place when you do exercise that pumps oxygen-filled blood through the body into the muscles that are working. An excellent place to go for Kansas City Aerobics is The Athletic Club of Overland Park! We offer many different ways to get in your aerobic exercise. One way is by using our great equipment like our treadmills and ellipticals. We also offer a an indoor track so you can walk or run all year long! One of the best ways to get in your aerobic exercise is by attending one of The Athletic Club’s group fitness classes, specifically one of the aerobics classes! A Few Aerobics Classes...
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24 Apr 2015

Kansas City Aquatics

Summer will be here soon! As the weather warms many people choose to work out outside. Did you know you can be in the pool and still be getting in your workout?! That is what you do in a Kansas City aquatics class. The Athletic Club has several great Kansas City aquatics classes to choose from. We offer several aquatics classes including Watermoves, 3D Aqua, H2O Hover, Heavy H2O Hover, Aquarobics, and Aqua Box. Aqua Box involves using various jabs and punches to increase your heart rate. If you are looking for a class that mixes things up, 3D Aqua may be the class for you! It mixes some dancing, sports drills, and moving through deeper water with water toys....
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20 Apr 2015

May 21st 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 owned and operated winery and vineyard, from south...
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15 Apr 2015

Courtside Fresh Grill and Bar Gets a Makeover!

Courtside Fresh Grill and Bar, located inside The Athletic Club of Overland Park, has recently undergone some renovations! We have appreciated our members’ patience as we have been renovating. We started by giving Courtside an updated look with a fresh coat of paint. We also installed 6 brand-new, flat-screen HDTVs for your viewing pleasure. We invite you to stop by a watch the next big game right here! Courtside Fresh Grill and Bar is the perfect place to grab something easy and delicious pre or post-workout. With daily specials and fresh food, it’s no wonder so many choose to indulge in our tasty menu! In addition, we can also host parties and events and offer catering and beverage services for...
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