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7 May 2014

Oooh I wanna dance with somebody…at the Friday Night Overland Park Dance Party!

Oohhh I wanna dance with Somebody… you should too! Oops I just lost about 30% of my readers. You shook your head and said- “Nope! There is no rhythm or coordination in this body…”, or  “I don’t dance”. Others think “Dancing is for young people out clubbing and shaking what the lord gave them— The lord taketh mine away a long time ago” Whatever dialogue you had within yourself (or out loud). Dancing is more that meets the eye- there may be enough reasons here to convince you to let the rhythm sink in. From our earliest moments in the womb we had rhythm. Our bodies operate on rhythm. Our heartbeat breathing, and speech follow a rhythm. Music affects babies...
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7 May 2014

Overland Park Summer Sports Leagues, Pick-up games, Tournaments OH MY!

Overland Park Summer Sports Leagues, Pick-up games, & Tournaments. It’s June. Summer is finally rolling. No chance of freezing weather. The sun is hot, water is warm and Kansas City is blanketed in BBQ smoke and humidity. The Athletic Club provides numerous competitive indoor activities for those looking to escape the heat. Take a look at what is offered and come by over lunch or after work to see the action for you. Do you play Basketball? The Athletic Club Basketball leagues are filling and expanding. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12:00-1:00 ballers serve layups for lunch. If you have to return to the office after your games the locker rooms offer showers, hot tub, cold plunge, steam room, sauna, and...
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7 May 2014

Overland Park Dance Party: Friday, June 13th, 5:30-6:30 pm

Overland Park Dance Party: Friday, June 13th from 5:30-6:30 pm. You are invited to the Friday Night Dance Party at The Athletic Club in Overland Park, KS. Group Fitness instructor Denise Wise pumps up the music and leads you through fun, energetic and sassy dances to popular hits from the past and present. All rules get thrown aside in this meant-for-sweat dance fitness class. Jeans? Dress? Skirt? You bet! Just be prepared to shake it from 5:30-6:30 pm in the Group Fitness room. When the music stops join the party as it continues in The Athletic Club’s Courtside Fresh Grill & Bar where you will find an awesome selection of wines, beers, mixed drinks, appetizers, and grill menu which is available...
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7 May 2014

First Annual Badminton Tournament at The Athletic Club in Overland Park, KS

24 participants took the court in the first ever Badminton tournament at The Athletic Club on Sunday April 28th, 2014. The Athletic Club held a strong presence.Reggie Chandra & Sajiv Joseph, members of The Athletic Club, took first place in their respective bracket. Badminton is an international sport. As in many other sports there are skill divisions. The categories of skill are different depending on where you are playing. In the United States you may see skill levels listed as A, B or C. In other countries you may find very specific and traditional rankings such as bronze, silver, and gold. Still in other places you may see skill broken down by beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The tournaments themselves are...
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7 May 2014

First 3-Wall Outdoor Handball Tournament of 2014

Wimbledotte Six What: A 3-wall outdoor handball tournament for people who have never played the sport. Handball is similar to racquetball, but much more awesome. The only equipment required are gloves, goggles, and complete and total stubbornness. (We’ll provide the gear, you bring the stubbornness) When: June 7th. We will do the blind draw Friday the night before. Feel free to come out then for pizza, drinks, and an intro to the 3-wall outdoor handball court. Bracket play Saturday, Finals on Sunday if needed. Where: At the Kansas City Athletic Club. 845 Armstrong, Kansas City, KS. The greatest 3-wall outdoor handball facility in the world. Seriously, try to find a better one. Who: Only people who have never played the...
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28 Apr 2014

P.O.W.E.R.- Overland Park Nutrition

Overland Park Nutrition Tip: If you missed the previous acronyms here is a recap: ABS DIET and now POWER All these suggestions come from the ABS DIET 🙂   P.O.W.E.R There are foods that, though they get a bad rap in some circles, should be included in a healthy diet. They are nutrient powerhouses. They are satisfying and control cravings. They provide important functions in the body and shouldn’t be eliminated. P is for Peanut Butter-  yes, you can have Peanut Butter! Choose Natural trans-fat free peanut butter with no added sugar – great spread on sliced apples or in your oatmeal! Peanuts are rich in omega 3. O is for Olive Oil – add flavor to dishes with this...
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27 Apr 2014

Overland Park Group Fitness – Motivation at its Finest

Overland Park Group Fitness – Motivation at its Finest In the heart of Overland Park group fitness exercise is all the rage! One of the best programs in the city is at The Athletic Club.  Not only do you get the advantage of variety of classes, you can take advantage of the motivation effects of exercising with a group. Advantages of Group Fitness: Varied types of exercise:  muscle toning, dancing, stretching, yoga, cardio/aerobic, cycling, kickboxing, and water workouts.  Performing exercise of various types is really good for your body. Muscle toning is good for bone health and preventing muscle strains and increases metabolism Stretching is good overall as it keeps tight muscle from inhibiting movement Yoga will benefit your mind and body as you...
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27 Apr 2014

Overland Park Personal Training Program

In the heart of Overland Park, personal training is offered like an exercise buffet:  You can choose the type of exercise that’s best for your body, your goals, your fitness level, your spending level, your schedule, and your interests. Where in Overland Park can you choose from so many different ways to exercise than at The Athletic Club?  The club has been offering varied and evolving forms of exercise since 1984 in the heart of Overland Park–Metcalf and I-435.  And today, Overland Park personal trainingis available to assist you in exercise in any way that fits you best.   Are you getting married soon?  You and your partner can train simultaneously (or separately) with Rachael and Anthony from Compound Fitness.  Be the best you can be on your...
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21 Mar 2014

David’s Success Story with Merriam Group Fitness Classes

David’s Success Story with Merriam Group Fitness Classes: I joined The Athletic Club about a year ago, through the Corporate Wellness Program at my previous employer.  Because I work in IT, I spend a majority of my day at a desk, staring at multiple screens and being sedentary.  Not moving had resulted in significant weight gain and losses in my overall fitness.  As a member of the Kansas Army National Guard for over ten years, I am expected to maintain a specific level of fitness.  These things factored into my decision to take a more proactive approach to my wellbeing.  Unfortunately, like a number of people without guidance, I initially wasted a great deal of time at the gym.  I...
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21 Mar 2014

Athletic Club Group Fitness: An Object in Motion Stays in Motion

The health benefits of exercising into later life is well charted. Simply put; an object in motion stays in motion. Case in point “The Early Riser Group”.5:30am racquetball and handball dynamites! Men well into their 60’s 70’s, and 80’s. For decades they have played their collective sport. They have slowed slightly, began playing doubles rather than singles, and take slightly longer coffee breaks between matches. But their resolve and commitment remains consistent. Their bodies are in motion. They attribute their health to staying active. After your done reading about the Mayo Clinic, find out more about Athletic Club Group Fitness. The Mayo Clinic offers the top 10 reasons you should stay active. They can be found online here http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/fitness/in-depth/aerobic-exercise/art-20045541?pg=2 Keep excess pounds at...
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