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18 Jan 2018

Tips to Stay Healthy During the Winter

With shorter days and winter weather, finding the motivation to stay fit can be difficult and that can lay the foundation for a weakened immune system. The chilly and unpleasant days can make it difficult to find the motivation to venture out. Here are some ways to stay healthy this winter: If you are struggling to find the motivation to workout, plan your exercises in advance. Plan to do workouts that will have you up and moving! You can even listen to upbeat music to help yourself! Head to a sauna or steam room, if you find yourself experiencing depression or high levels of stress. A sauna or steam room can help. It helps relieve tight muscles and the heat...
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11 Jan 2018

Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk

While it is important to exercise, sometimes it is hard to find the time to fit it in a workout. However, being sedentary can lead to obesity and contribute to back pain, which is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions among office workers. According to experts, we spend more time sitting than we do sleeping. So how can we use the time that we spend sitting more effectively? Try some of theses stretches and exercises to do at your desk to help counteract all that tension that accumulates from being idle most of the day. Walk in place or jog in place Perform an ab strengthening  move Engage your core muscles and extend opposite arm in front of you. Bend to the...
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10 Jan 2018

Welcoming Swim Instructor, Cody Byrns!

The Athletic Club of Overland would like to introduce Cody Byrns as our new swim instructor! Cody has been a water safety instructor for over 12 years and counting! He masters in teaching infant survival classes, stroke performance training/critique, adult lessons, and master swim training. There is never an age gap when it comes to learning proper swim techniques and Cody intends on helping perfect your comfortability and style! Swimming yields many different benefits. The Athletic Club of Overland Park offers a heated, 25-meter, 4-lane swimming pool. The hot 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...
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9 Jan 2018

How to Get Yourself Motivated to Workout

There are a lot of people that struggle with getting motivated to work out. You have these grand ideas of going to the gym and getting fit, but you have trouble finding the drive to actually work out. Here a a few tips and tricks that can help motivate yourself to go to the gym! Plan It seems kind of silly, but lay out your clothes the night before or have your gym bag by your door. If you have all of these things easily accessible, it will be harder to come up with reasons to not go to the gym Have Alternate Ideas On days that you don’t feel like going to the gym, have a list of some...
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5 Jan 2018

New Year’s Meltdown- Join Now!

New Year. New You. Ready to shed those extra pesky pounds? Looking for motivation to get you moving? Well look no further. New Year’s Melt Down has everything you need to jumpstart the new year and crush all your health and fitness goals in 2018. New Year’s Melt Down is 21 days of tips, tricks, workouts, motivation, and accountability lead by Katie Metzger- trainer, instructor, and Group Ex Coordinator at The Athletic Club. Need even more reasons to join the challenge? Enter for the chance to win a FREE Month Membership, Free Personal Training Session, and Gift Card for some new Fitness Gear! All motivation and tips are shared through a Private Facebook Group managed by Katie. You’ll be given...
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5 Jan 2018

Welcoming Swim Instructor, Rob Cole!

The Athletic Club of Overland Park would like to introduce Rob Cole as our new swim instructor.  He brings over 30 years of experience of teaching children of all ages basic fundamentals of water safety and turn them into swimmers with proper stroke technique.  He also teaches physical education and coaches high school and club swimming.   Rob aspires to help children enjoy and feel comfortable in the water.  Every lesson program is specialized and customized for each student and is fully insured.  Lessons are offered in private, semi-private, and a small group setting. Rob works with students all learning styles, including; children, adults, competitive swimmers, master swimmers, and triathletes.  Let him customize your program. Swimming yields many different benefits. The...
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4 Jan 2018

Tips to Help You Complete Your New Years Resolution

Chances are you have made a resolution before and broken it. So here we are, another new year and you have made the decision to change your life! Don’t waste any time! Walk through the gym doors and go for it! Here are some ways to keep your resolution of getting fit: Have a plan. Don’t just walk into a gym and go for the first thing that catches your eye. Make a detailed plan and schedule to follow! It is also important to set goals for yourself! Set goals, write them down and make them specific, attainable, measurable and timely. Hire a personal trainer for motivation and direction. A mentor may have some useful advice and training tips. You...
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2 Jan 2018

New Year’s Resolutions and Resets

Welcoming in the New Year, 2018, is here to shake up your routines and habits. For most of the world, resolutions and dedications are made for better eating, better sleeping, fitness goals and overall betterment of the self! Before hopping on the resolution hype train, take some time to reflect on 2017. December alone can be a stressful time balancing personal time, family & friends’ events, shopping trips, decorative planning, etc! Reset the body and mind before charging towards your 2018 goals. Reflection: Reflect on the goals you accomplished and recognize all your efforts to meet your goals! Encourage yourself with truth and give thanks. Admit your flaws but perceive them as an opportunity to be observant of your strengths...
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28 Dec 2017

How To Train For Your 1st 5K

It is almost a new year and if you are anything like me, you have thought about what resolutions you can make to make 2018 the healthiest year yet. Like most people, I have said that I will eat better and exercise more. But one thing that I am really going to try and do is run a 5K. I have been a part of different 5Ks before, but I never really trained or took it serious and ended up walking most of the way. But in 2018, I really want to try and compete in a 5K. However, as a novice runner, I have no idea how to start to train for my first 5K. So, naturally, I took...
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21 Dec 2017

4 Great Gifts For A Healthier Christmas Holiday

Healthy-inspired gift ideas for Christmas or ideas to keep in mind for a birthday or holiday! Fruit Infuser Water Bottle Load up the center infuser of the bottle with the fruit of choice such as lemons or cucumbers and enjoy fruit-rich water. Hydrate with full-flavored water all day and curb hunger! Purchase BPA-free water bottles and check for dishwasher safe options! Fitness Tracker/Watch The choices are nearly endless for wearable trackers from Fitbit to Garmin. Most fitness trackers syncs your basic metrics – steps walked, calories burned, distance traveled. Other high-end fitness watches can detect your sleep patterns, water-resistant, receive notifications from your smartphone, and connect to other synchronizable devices. Sweatproof Headphones/Earbuds For the runners, the bikers, the hard-core weight...
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