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7 Dec 2017

Christmas & New Years Hours and Group EX Schedule

Christmas and the New Year are almost here! Please make sure to check out our holiday hours and come celebrate the holiday season with your favorite Group Ex instructors! We have something for everybody. Jump start your New Year’s Resolutions with one of our amazing, fun, challenging classes this holiday season! Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 24th) Club Hours: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Courtside Grill: Closed Play Zone: Closed Group Fitness Schedule: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM – Restorative Yoga with Annette (Group EX) Christmas Day (Monday, December 25th) CLUB CLOSED ——————– New Years Eve (Sunday, December 31st) Club Hours: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Courtside Grill: Closed Play Zone: Closed Group Fitness Schedule: Classes as usual New Years Day (Monday, January 1st) Club...
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6 Dec 2017

8 Common Misconceptions about Exercise

So many questions have been asked  and half truths  have been told  about the science of exercise. There is not a magical method for getting in shape. For every two truths, there is a lie. Women shouldn’t lift weights because strength-building exercise will make them too bulky. Women have high estrogen levels, so for women to build large muscles it would require lifting large amounts of weights to create bulk. Women have nothing to fear when lifting weights. Lifting weights decreases body fat and shapes us beautifully. Lifting weights also increases bone density. Heart rate monitors will let us know how hard we are working. This misconception is a flawed science belief.  Its best to listen to your body’s signals...
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29 Nov 2017

5 Apps To Help You Get Fit

Thanksgiving has passed and it is time to get back on track before the New Year! These five apps will help you get into shape and maintain a routine. Couch to 5k Creates a nine-week plan for people who are trying to get back into shape and maybe do not have access to a gym membership. The plan includes three to four workouts a week that average about 30 minutes. The motivational tips will help you stay encouraged throughout the program. Fooducate Every exercise routine needs to be accompanied with a healthy diet. Fooducate has nutritional information on many products found in your grocery store and will help you determine what or what not to by. All you have to...
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26 Nov 2017

Tips to Make Your Shopping Trips Healthier

Changing up your eating habits can be daunting, but it is doable and with some tips to make it easier for you – make a few different choices for healthier meals during your shopping! First make a list, plan ahead and decide what you need before you go shopping. Planning ahead can save you time, money and stress! You are more than likely to purchase more when you are hungry; impulse purchases are hard to resist. Stick to your list! Shop the perimeter of the store! Produce is usually placed at the perimeter of the store. Strive to choose a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. Think variety, for example instead of white potatoes have sweet potatoes which are loaded with...
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24 Nov 2017

2017 KRA Racquetball Shootout

Please join us on December 9th for the 13th Annual Kansas Racquetball Association Winter Racquetball Shootout! This is a one-day racquetball tournament for players of all levels! There will be singles and doubles divisions for men, women, and juniors! If you sign up before December 1st, there will be an early registration discount! Come and join in on all the fun! For more information or to register, visit the tournament website HERE.
22 Nov 2017

Four Reasons You Should Start Exercising Today

Exercising is a great way to improve both your mind and body. There are a variety of different workouts that are easy to incorporate into your everyday life! But why should we do them? What makes working out so beneficial? Here are a few reasons why you should start exercising today: It increases your overall happiness Exercising every day helps keep your thinking and judgment skills sharp as you get older. It can also help you sleep better at night! Exercising is good for your muscles and bones Physical activity, like weight lifting, can stimulate muscle building when paired with adequate nutrition. It boosts your energy Exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and helps your cardiovascular system work...
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21 Nov 2017

It’s that Time of Year again! Holiday Punch Passes are Available to Members for Purchase!

Every year during the holiday season, The Athletic Club of Overland Park offers a joyous deal for loyal members. Holiday Punch Passes are available for purchase at the front desk for the gifting spirit! Your holiday punch pass allows (6) visits to the Club, a meal at The Courtside Fresh Grill & Bar (max $8), and a personal training consultation for $15.00 + tax. This deal makes a wonderful stocking stuffer for your family and loved ones. This limited time offer is perfect for those interested in fitness-oriented or athletic goals. The Club provides an all-around sport experience from badminton to pickleball, gift the experience in any of the sports we have available throughout the day.  Don’t miss out! There...
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17 Nov 2017

71st Annual Handballesta Handball Tournament

We’re excited to announce the 71st Annual Handballesta Tournament at The Athletic Club of Overland Park. This handball tournament will take place December 1st – 3rd! This one-of-a-kind tournament is open to all, there are opportunities for men, women, doubles and juniors levels! There is still time to enter! The entry deadline is Monday, November 27th! Please visit the tournament website to enter and to learn more about this awesome tournament! We hope to see you there!  
15 Nov 2017

The Benefits of Doing Squats

Squats are the king of lower body exercises. This type of exercise work not only the lower body but the upper body as well. This great exercise has some amazing benefits: They are superior for fat burning and toning your legs and buttocks Squats can improve your flexibility and muscle build Doing squats deliver nutritious oxygen to your tissues increasing the blood flow while preventing cellulite from forming in your body Squats strengthen the surrounding muscles around your knees and hips and help you enjoy better posture while strengthening your spine, improving your balance and making daily tasks easier Squats increase your by entire body strength by building your core muscles To do a proper squat, you need to remember...
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13 Nov 2017

3 Reasons That Prove Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal of the Day

It has been said many times before, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, but no one ever really tells you why. Below are three different reasons why breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! Number One: A morning meal helps energize your body A good and solid breakfast will help you tackle the morning by giving your body the necessary fuel to start the day and keep you going until lunch Number Two: A nutritious breakfast reduces risk for overeating later in the day Filling your body in the morning will keep you from grabbing snacks throughout the day and keep you fuller longer! Number Three: A morning meal helps your brain as well...
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