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1 Aug 2013

Best Business by College Boulevard

Few streets are home to more businesses than College Boulevard in Overland Park, Kansas. The Athletic Club of Overland Park is just one of the many local businesses thriving near this location. At the Athletic Club of Overland Park we are proud that our small business doesn’t just offer our customer’s goods and services, it provides our members with a sense of community. Right here by College Boulevard the Athletic Club of Overland Park is giving its members so much more than a gym. With community events (like our Key Lime Party coming up on August third) and a staff that has personal relationships with its members and an invested interest in their success, it is easy to see how...
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31 Jul 2013

Bold Beautiful Basketball in Kansas

With both a women’s and a men’s league 3 days out of the week and impromptu recreational games popping up when members stopping by the gym, basketball in Kansas is a staple at the Athletic Club of Overland Park. Basketball is one of the few sports that originated in the United States and few sport/state pairs can claim a richer history than that of Basketball in Kansas. The original rules of basketball were designed by James Naismith, and even though he was Canadian, the game was invented when he was teaching in the United States. He invented the indoor sport of basketball in the winter of 1891 as a way to stay physically fit during the cold winter when outdoor...
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31 Jul 2013

Michael Williams’ Kansas City Gym Success Story

I became a corporate member at Kansas City gym, The Athletic Club two years ago and I feel great. In my spare time I officiate college and high school basketball, which requires giving everything I have to the game each and every night. Although I’ve always been in good shape, over the years I had gained weight and was not able to take those extra pounds off. What I really needed to do was get out of my comfort zone. Laura and Trish tried for over a year to get me in spinning and muscle work classes, and finally I relented. Once I started to attend class it helped to keep me on a regular schedule and added accountability. Finally...
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19 Jul 2013

Table Tennis near College Boulevard- The Athletic Club of Overland Park’s Featured Sport of the Week!

<a href=”http://athleticcluboverlandpark.com/index.php/sports-and-athletics/”><img class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-3000″ title=”table-tennis-plain” src=”http://athleticcluboverlandpark.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/table-tennis-plain-300×300.jpg” alt=”Table Tennis” width=”300″ height=”300″ /></a> The Athletic Club of Overland Park features leagues of table tennis near College Boulevard that play 5 nights per week all year round. With brackets for all ages and skill levels our seasoned organizers match up club members with competitors comparable to their skill level. The table tennis near College Boulevard is a sporting sensation at The Athletic Club of Overland Park and has been played internationally since the 1880s. As our featured sport, The Athletic Club of Overland Park wanted to give you some fun facts about this very popular, multigenerational game we like to call, Table Tennis: <ul> <li>The origins of table tennis have been dated...
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18 Jul 2013

Racquetball in Overland Park – 8th Annual Racquetball Summer Sizzle Shootout!

<a href=”http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=11390″><img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-2973″ title=”raquetball” src=”http://athleticcluboverlandpark.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/raquetball.jpg” alt=”” width=”150″ height=”122″ /></a> Racquetball in Overland Park has never been more exciting! Come join in the 8th Annual Racquetball Summer Sizzle Shootout on August 17. Play racquetball, win prizes, feel awesome! Sign up before August 10th and get a $5.00 discount. <a href=”http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=11390″>Click here to register now!</a> <p align=”center”><strong>Awards and Prizes!</strong></p> [column col=”1/3″] 1st Prize 2nd Prize 1st Consolation[/column] [column col=”1/3″] Men’s Open Singles $150 $80 $50 [/column] [column col=”1/3″] Doubles $150 $80 $50 [/column] <ul> <li>awards for 1st, 2nd, and 1st consolation. You must play to win.</li> <li>Players must be current USRA card or proof of membership</li> <li>Applications for USRA are available online at usra.org or at the club</li> <li>* the...
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14 Jul 2013

Advice from your local Kansas City health club

If you’ve been working out and striving for better health, chances are you have stepped on the scale to determine your success or accomplishments. If that number has moved slowly, or even increased, it can be enough to throw in the towel and give up. There is much more to gaining fitness and health than your weight. Here at The Athletic Club, a Kansas City health club, we’ve compiled these tips and tricks to help you out. Enjoy! Change Your Focus to Change Your Body There are several tools to track progress that incorporate you as a whole – from a physical make up to the intricacies of caloric metabolism. Following are easy calculations that give a better, more rounded...
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2 Jul 2013

Calling All Kansas City Table Tennis Junkies (and Wanna-Be Junkies!)

Can you hear us over the “PING-PONG”? We’re calling you, Kansas City table tennis lover! The Athletic Club of Overland Park, KS is your home for Kansas City table tennis leagues and table tennis tournaments. Each year, The Athletic Club hosts the Annual TTT: Table Tennis Tournament, the biggest Kansas City table tennis tournament you’ll ever see! This year, the TTT will take place on May 4th, 2013. Whether you want to play or just watch, you’ll enjoy yourself and you’re sure to be impressed by the popularity and huge turnout this tournament brings. Kansas City table tennis players know that The Athletic Club is the only place where they have access to all things table tennis: leagues, gym times,...
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27 Jun 2013

Badminton in Kansas, A History- Courtesy of Overland Park Athletic Club

The Athletic Club of Overland Park offers a wide variety of sports from the games you played in grade school like volleyball and basketball, to other less traditional choices like racquetball, handball, squash, table tennis, and badminton. Actually in the case of badminton, maybe the proper phrase would be “more traditional.” Although it has only been an Olympic sport since 1992, Badminton can be traced all the way back to mid-18th century India where its ancestor (a game called Battledore and Shuttlecock) was played by the British military families. When the military officers retired they took the sport back to England, where the rules were refined and it was eventually given its name by the Duke of Beaufort of the...
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27 Jun 2013

Ladies put your hands up! (For Kansas City handball that is…)

Play Kansas City handball like a Girl… “You play ball like a GIRL” !! Why yes I do- and I’m proud of it! I am a girl. A strong, athletic, fit, competitive girl! I have been put on assignment to build women’s courts sports here at The Athletic Club. I’ve even been given a fancy title “Ambassador of Women’s Court Sports.” I being the “girl” that I am wanted to make sure I knew the sports I was talking about. Volleyball- check, Basketball- Check, Racquetball- Check, hmmm— badminton…table tennis…squash… all are kind of obscure to me but I am ready to give them a try. Handball… no way- I need my hands. I can’t do anything with my left hand...
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20 Jun 2013

Swimming in Overland Park this Summer!

The Overland Park Athletic Club offers a wonderful swimming facility for all of your pool and spa needs. Swimming in Overland Park had never been easier as we help our Athletic Club members find their paradise a little closer to home than they expected. Our pool is 25 meters and four lanes, equipped with a hot tub and lawn chairs- perfect for devoted swimmers and sunbathers alike. However thanks to the Overland Park Athletic Club swimming in Overland Park isn’t just an activity that is reserved for the summer months. During the winter, the Overland Park Athletic Club is covered with a state-of –the-art climate controlled dome. Members of the Athletic club can enjoy swimming in Overland Park all year...
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