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14 Jun 2013

The Benefits of Overland Park Zumba and Dance Aerobics

April 11th is World Parkinson’s Day! Zumba and other dance aerobics are great alternative workouts for those of us who’s bodies can’t withstand constant pounding or heavy lifting. The Athletic Club of Overland Park Zumba Instructors are here of you! Call us today for more information. Visit for more info! Parkinson’s disease is a progressive degenerative disease. It is characterized by tremors and shaking- typically in hands, arms and/or legs. Balance is often affected. The disease is caused by the breakdown of nerve cells that produce dopamine, the neurotransmitter that assists in smooth, controlled muscle movements. As dopamine decreases the nerve cells begin to misfire and cause jerky, shaky, labored movements. The disease affects all muscle groups in the...
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11 Jun 2013

The Road to Health and Wellness

The way to wellness has many paths. The widest and most traveled roads are Exercise and Diet. Anyone who has taken a vacation from either can recognize the importance of consistency and diligence. The Athletic Club also recognizes that while a calorie by any other name would burn the same, there is a difference in the quality of the calories consumed. The human body is bombarded on a daily basis by pollution, radiation, and toxic chemicals. Some we cannot avoid like cell phones, computers, air quality, or artificial lights. Some we can control like diet sodas, processed foods, hydrogenated oils and refined sugar and flour. The organic Food Movement began meagerly in the early 1900’s. In the 1940’s, pesticides and...
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10 Jun 2013

Gym Membership at the Athletic Club of Overland Park Creates Community

Gym membership at the Athletic Club of Overland Park provides its members with a Kansas City gym that not only offers state of the art athletic equipment, but also creates a sense of community amongst the members—an important facet of gym membership that so many other athletic clubs in the Kansas City Metro Area lack. The Athletic Club of Overland Park is a gym that has years of experience in putting its members first. In a large metropolitan area, like Kansas City, it is easy for members to feel overwhelmed and intimidated by the giagantic coporate athletic chains and monstrous, imposing gyms, luckily, however, the Overland Park Athletic Club has been able to create an environment that is supportive and...
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28 May 2013

Wallyball at The Athletic Club of Overland Park is Making a Comeback!

What in the world is Wallyball? It’s actually a fun, fast paced game similar to volleyball, only played in a walled court instead of in a traditional volleyball space. The walls and ceiling become part of the game, so you know this game’s gotta be fun. The sport was developed in 1985 and gained much popularity throughout the 80s and early 90’s. Sadly for Wallyball, as racquet court sports slowly began moving out of most fitness clubs the sport of Wallyball also faded into obscurity. We have not forgotten, and so Wallyball at the Athletic Club of Overland Park is back! The club maintains the largest number of courts in the area, so it was perfect to kick-start the Wallyball comeback! Wallyball at the Athletic Club means  fun for...
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2 May 2013

Racquetball Chicks! Join Coach Lucy’s Ladies Only Racquetball Clinic in Kansas City!

When I say the word Racquetball do you picture a man wearing a sweatband and matching socks? Well women play too, and we’re proud to say there’s a racquetball clinic in Kansas City designed solely for the ladies. It’s a fun sport, and a great way to get active, but for some reason some people may be reluctant to join in and play. Have you seen the movie Along Came Polly with Jennifer Aniston and Ben Stiller? It’s a charming love story, but there’s an amusing scene where Ben Stiller is invited to play a game of racquetball with his overzealous boss. Needless to say, Mr. Stiller may have enjoyed himself a little more if he had been paired with...
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30 Apr 2013

Kansas City Volleyball Leagues

We know it’s hard to believe, but Spring is just around the corner! Ignore that fresh blanket of snow, and listen to the birds chirping outside. What comes to mind when we think about Spring? Well, Kansas City Volleyball Leagues, of course! Whether it’s beach volleyball, grass volleyball, or good ol’ indoor volleyball, whenever we think about warm weather, green grass, and melting snow, we think about volleyball! Lucky for all of us at The Athletic Club of Overland Park, we don’t have to wait until warm weather arrives to play our favorite sport. Nope, we’ve got volleyball leagues year around! Every eight weeks, a new league starts, so there’s always something happening here! And what’s best about volleyball at...
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2 Apr 2013

Benefits of Personal Training in Overland Park

Personal Training is fun, social, and the most efficient way to get your fitness goals on their way to being achieved. Our list of benefits is hopefully enough to convince you to get started with a program of Personal Training in Overland Park. Enjoy! 1) Time Saving Having a personal trainer at your side to keep you moving through the whole session is really quite the time-saver! You won’t be wasting your time lolly-gagging around, watching tv, and “taking a break” after every set — your personal trainer will keep you going so you’ll get the most out of your 30 minutes or hour. Talk about efficient! 2) No more playing-hooky Having an appointment set up and knowing that you...
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2 Apr 2013

Overland Park Kickboxing at the Athletic Club

Kickbox Combo, the Athletic Club’s very own Overland Park kickboxing group fitness class is offered on Mondays at 12 pm, Tuesdays at 5:30 pm, and Fridays at 12 pm in time installments that range from an forty-five minutes to an hour. Our Kickbox combo class unites kickboxing, plyometrics, and rope skipping in a dynamic combination throughout a variety of changing, challenging intervals. The class also includes rousing equipment, such as heavy bags, mitts, kettle bells, track, stairs, and cycle bikes. One thing members don’t have to worry about in this class is getting bored. This class at the Athletic Club is exciting and fun. However in addition to the thrilling aspect of our combo class, kickboxing works wonders for your...
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15 Feb 2013

Kansas City Table Tennis – Things You Never Knew!

The more you know, the more you know you don’t know. — Truer words have never been spoken! When it comes to sports as obscure as Table Tennis is in Kansas City, it’s understandable why most of us might not know hardly anything. Well, here are some facts to get your Kansas City Table Tennis knowledge on the up and up. Enjoy! #1) According to the Kansas City Table Tennis Sports Commission, Table Tennis is the world’s most popular racket sport. Governing Table Tennis associations total more than 300 million active members. #2) Table Tennis balls are not lifeless and empty – rather, the inside of a Table Tennis ball is pressurized with gas. #3) Table Tennis was once banned...
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