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11 Jan 2017

3 Great Reasons You Should Start Boxing Right Now!

In keeping with our theme of fresh exercising ideas in the new year, let’s talk about boxing! Even though boxing has been around for hundreds of years, it has become more popular as of late, taking specialized exercise boutiques and gyms alike by storm! Many of you have noticed the new renovations we are making downstairs to accommodate more space for activities! These just so happen to include boxing and a few other things you all will be sure to appreciate and enjoy! Boxing is an excellent workout, and quickly gets you into shape with it’s high intensity, fat burning, cardiovascular moves. There are a multitude of reasons to make this a regular part of your exercise routine….here are 3...
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11 Jan 2017

Date Night! Couples Bootcamp!

Looking for a new, fun idea for date night?! Join us for Couple’s Bootcamp Friday, February 24 at 6:00 PM. Grab your husband, wife, bestie, workout buddy, sister, or coworker and partake in our 1 hour sweat session. Monica will lead you in a fitness class unlike any other and explore new ways to workout as a team! After your 1 hour sweat session join us for a drink in the bar! Tickets include: Couples Bootcamp, 2 drinks at the bar*, and a coupon for 10% off food at the restaurant to be used any time. Tickets:$30/Couple To reserve your spot and purchase tickets: http://datenightbootcamp.brownpapertickets.com   *Beer and wine only. Some exclusions apply.
6 Jan 2017

Racquetball League Starting Soon

It’s a new year and a new racquetball league is starting back up at the Athletic Club on January 9th. The league is a great way to improve your game at any age or skill level by competing against some of the best racquetball players in the area. With 9 courts at our main location you are likely to find a match any time of the day. Leagues are available to members for $20.00 + tax, $15.00 + tax for each additional league this session, as well as non-members for $72.00 + tax, $50.00 + tax for each additional league this season, and juniors for $15.00 + tax Juniors (under 18 on the start date of the league). As a member...
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6 Jan 2017

Gym Activities

Tired of that same old treadmill or bike? Looking for another form of cardio to switch it up? There are a  variety of activities in the gymnasium that you can do to switch up your routine and do something that you enjoy doing for fun. If you are basketball fan, basketball season is in full gear and so are the pickup basketball games. Find some buddies to play with or find someone new during open play time at The Athletic Club to stay out of the cold. Badminton is an activity in which you can play with anywhere from two to four people on the court. It requires you to move around while keeping your eye on the shuttlecock and hitting it with...
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5 Jan 2017

New Years Day Fun Run Recap

The New Years Day Fun Run at The Athletic Club of Overland Park was a huge success for 2017! Everyone seemed to have a great time and enjoyed the morning walk/run. There were 148 participants who signed waivers for the event. Three gallons of hot cider, two gallons of hot chocolate, six gallons of Einsteins coffee, nine dozen Krispy Kremes, six dozen bagels with cream cheese and 24 lbs of bananas were served during the event. Also, Kansas City Track Club tumblers were given out to anyone in attendance who wanted one. The run ended up being a great turn out and a great day, as you can see the 143 pictures on the Kansas City Track Club’s twitter account...
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2 Jan 2017

Basketball as Part of Your Weekly Exercise Routine

It’s that time of year again when it is getting cold and dark earlier and we find our avid outdoors sports fans looking for a place to release some of their competitive spirit. The fall and football seasons are coming to an end and basketball is getting into the heat of the schedule at all levels. Basketball is a great way to get together with some friends or colleagues and play some pick up basketball while staying in the warm, as well as many great benefits to your exercising. Many don’t like to walk, run, or bike in place, whereas an activity such as basketball can help you to increase your cardio. However, it should not be a replacement for lifting...
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2 Jan 2017

Swimming vs. Walking/Running

Is there one that is better for you? Should I stop swimming and start running since I am not losing weight? These are all questions that we ask when we put in the hard work in order to look and feel good. These answers are quite simple. They are both very beneficial forms of cardio and can both help you lose weight when done correctly. Swimming is a great way to cool off while also working your muscles in a way that is very stress-free on the joints in the body but there are other forms of cardio outside of the pool that aren’t stressful on the joints as well such as the bike, elliptical and ARC Trainer in which...
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2 Jan 2017

Staying Warm in Cold Weather

Hello friends, and Happy New Year! As we have all seen lately, this weather doesn’t want to make up it’s mind. It’s freezing one day, and like Spring the next! This makes it difficult to dress for the season, but one thing is for sure, when it IS cold, it is very cold! If you have lived here for long, or even grew up here, you can attest to that. We haven’t gotten much snow yet, but as the new year begins, we will likely see more of our brisk and frosty friend. I posted a blog recently about avoiding hypothermia, and wanted to follow that up with another about staying warm. The two go hand in hand. One of...
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27 Dec 2016

Working out in the New Year – How to stay inspired and enthusiastic!

Hello friends, and welcome! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! New Year’s week is upon us, and we all know what that means….time to pull out all the stops and prepare to work on some manageable and attainable resolutions! Most of us have probably already come up with a whole list of things we would like to change about ourselves; ways that we can better our station in life and look forward to a positive new year of growth and self actualization. Maintaining these goals can be the trickiest part though, even with the best of intentions in mind. So with that, I thought this week’s topic on motivation in the New Year would be a perfect choice....
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22 Dec 2016

New Year’s Schedule

Saturday, December 31 Club Hours: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Courtside Grill: Closed Play Zone: Closed Group Fitness Schedule 8:00-8:30 AM: Cycle Smash-Up with Paula 8:30-9:00 AM: Arms & Abs with Monica 8:30-9:00 AM: h2o Hover with Gloria 8:30-9:30 AM: Cycle with Paula 9:00-10:00 AM: Step with Monica 9:00-10:00 AM: Aquarobics with Gloria 10:15-11:45 AM: Dynamic Yoga with Amy   Sunday, January 1st Club Hours: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Courtside Grill: Closed Play Zone: Closed