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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    
21 Dec 2016

Staying Healthy in Cold Weather

Hello friends, and welcome! Christmas is almost here, and I for one, am very excited! This is definitely my favorite time of the year! Even though the season is abundant with merriment and celebrations, there is one thing we are constantly reminded of….this cold and inclement weather. Staying warm is a tough thing to do, especially when there is ice and snow, and the temperatures are below zero. This kind of weather makes us want to stay inside and avoid it altogether, however for most of us, this is a difficult thing to accomplish! Only in an ideal world, right? Haha! Today’s blog topic seems fitting, as the Winter season has really only just begun. I thought it would be...
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20 Dec 2016

New Year’s Day Fun Run/Walk!

Hello friends, and happy Tuesday! If any of you all are looking for something fun to kick off your new year, I’ve got just the thing for you! We are pleased to announce and support the annual New Year’s Day Fun Run/Walk held here at The Athletic Club! We would love to see all of your shining faces out here on Sunday, January 1st, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Everyone will meet here at The Athletic Club, and then run on the ‘Trail West’ nearby. There will be no prizes, shirts or awards. There are also no entry fees. This is a totally FREE event!! All you have to do is come to have a good time, and run out in...
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13 Dec 2016

Healthy Holiday Eating

Hello friends, and Happy Holidays! The season is in full gear! With parties, celebrations and gatherings galore, this means food is everywhere! Snacks, desserts, dinners, pot lucks; all of the extra indulgences that are just so hard to say no to are tempting you at every turn. If you are anything like me, this time of year is definitely the most difficult as far as watching your weight is concerned. I have a big sweet tooth and that is the most enticing area I have trouble saying no to. So I thought what better an idea than to find some different recipes that are healthy and don’t make you feel like you are missing out on the spirit of the...
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29 Nov 2016

Good Things Come to Those Who Sweat – Part 3

Hello friends, and welcome! I hope this finds you all in good health and happiness after the Thanksgiving holiday! My blog this week comes at a good time. The holidays are officially in full swing, and treats sweet and savory are abound! You can’t avoid it, someone at your office is going to bring in a basket of delicious baked goods that you only see once a year; another person will bring in their favorite buffalo chicken dip to tempt you with…and then there are the parties and pot lucks! Oy vey! I believe that everything in moderation is always a good rule to abide by, especially at times like these. Everyone is in good spirits, and we are naturally...
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29 Nov 2016

Defend and Protect! Self Defense 101 Workshop!

Join us on Sunday, December 11 from 1pm-5pm at the Athletic Club of Overland Park for Self Defense 101 taught by Sergeant Humphrey. This class is a great introduction to learn what to do if you and your loved ones are ever placed in harm’s way, or a great time to brush up on old skills! This class will emphasize the realities of violent encounters, attack prevention, and simple but effective self defense techniques lead by Shannon Humphrey. Both males and females of all ages will benefit from the knowledge and skills gained during this 4 hour workshop! Shannon is a Sergeant at the Blue Springs Police Department. He is a Marine Corps Infantry combat veteran, a generalist instructor for...
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