Genesis Health Clubs Blog

Staying Motivated for Winter Exercise

Tuesday, November 29 2016 3:00 PM
Categorized In Fitness
The all too familiar feel of wintertime is drawing near. It’s freezing in the morning, dark when you come home from work, and the indoors are too cozy to part with. The motivation you once felt is still salvageable (don’t worry!), and you’ll be thanking yourself that you persevered with your workout regimen come spring. Here are some tips to help you avoid a winter workout hiatus: Set a… Read Article

Exercises That Are Easy on the Knees

Tuesday, November 1 2016 8:37 AM
Categorized In Fitness
You’ve finally decided to get into a solid workout routine and everything is going great until you feel that bothersome knee pain that so many people experience. You don’t want to back down at this point, your motivation is there, but you don’t know if you should continue with the same regimen in fear of making things worse. Knee pain is a common ailment for people of all ages and it’s a com… Read Article

Benefits of Swimming for Seniors

Wednesday, October 19 2016 11:35 AM
Categorized In Fitness
Swimming is one of the best full-body exercises available. You may hear it referred to as a “no-impact” exercise, which simply refers to any exercise that doesn’t have a harsh impact on the joints. Swimming targets every main muscle group and provides support for the body, which is why it’s such an ideal exercise for seniors. Here are several other benefits of swimming as a senior: Improv… Read Article

Personal Trainer of the Month- November 2016

Monday, October 3 2016 1:07 PM
Categorized In Personal Training
PERSONAL TRAINER OF THE MONTH: ROB AUBUCHON Rob says having enthusiasm is essential. "If I am excited and believe in what we are doing, that will help my client reach their goal. It makes them more willing to get fit with just as much enthusiasm." Follow Rob on Instagram >> @aubuchon_robert TELL US ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND. I was born and raised… Read Article

Desk Exercises

Monday, September 26 2016 3:48 PM
Categorized In Fitness
Our bodies were meant to be active. Sitting at a desk for eight hours a day increases our risk of obesity, neck and back pain, fatigue, and tense, achy muscles. The good news is that there are things you can do right at your desk to help keep fit. These desk exercises improve flexibility and strength (plus work out those pesky neck and back kinks) but are subtle enough not to draw the attention of the entire office. All you ne… Read Article

Pre-Workout vs. Post-Workout Meals

Friday, September 23 2016 9:01 AM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide
Pre- and post-workout meals play a key role in the effectiveness of your training sessions. They help you perform your best and shape your results. Let’s take a deeper look into the purpose of pre-workout vs post-workout meals, meal timing, and what to eat. Pre-Workout Meals The purpose of a pre-workout meal is simple: to fuel your activity and give your body what it needs to… Read Article

Personal Trainer of the Month- September 2016

Tuesday, September 6 2016 9:40 AM
Categorized In Personal Training
Personal Trainer of the Month: Alison Hager Alison states that if there is one person that should always believe in their clients, that should be their personal trainer. A trainer should always see a clients potential no matter what and never give up on them!   Follow Alison on Instagram >> @fit_not_skinny TELL US ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND.… Read Article

Building Muscle Mass: More Weight or More Reps?

Friday, August 19 2016 2:30 PM
Categorized In Fitness
What's better for getting bigger muscles? Heavy weight and few reps, or light weight and more reps? Here’s how it all breaks down. Low Reps with Heavier Weight The traditional method for building muscle mass, for both men and women alike, is to lift heavier weights and increase the amount of weight over time. On the intense end of the spectrum, powerlifters and many competitive bodybuilder… Read Article

Personal Trainer of the Month- August 2016

Monday, August 8 2016 11:46 AM
Categorized In Personal trainer of the Month- Heather K.
Personal Trainer of the Month: Clayton Rice When it comes to Clayton helping his clients fulfill their fitness goals, he knows that the key to making health and exercise habit forming is to make it enjoyable! TELL US ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND. I grew up in a small rural farming community in Southwest Missouri – Lamar, MO, the b… Read Article

The Benefits of Working Out With a Partner

Wednesday, July 20 2016 3:36 PM
Categorized In Fitness
When it comes to hitting the gym, two can definitely be better than one. Here’s why. Accountability Having a blah day? Don’t feel like going to the gym after a stressful day at work? You know working out will help you feel better, but without accountability, it can be all too easy to skip out. This all changes if you have a workout partner. After all, it’s one thing to cance… Read Article

Why Core Strength is Important

Friday, July 15 2016 2:05 PM
Categorized In Fitness
A flat stomach and six-pack abs may be the typical symbol of strength and fitness, but in reality, the abdominals are only part of a much larger interconnected area of muscles, called the core, that we use for most body movements. Looking for relief from low back pain? Strengthening your core may help. Want to improve your posture and balance? Try improving your core strength. Would you like to reduce your risk … Read Article

Personal Trainer of the Month- July 2016

Tuesday, July 5 2016 2:29 PM
Categorized In Personal Training
Personal Trainer of the month: Heather Klaassen Heather's goal is to help clients find their inner strength, teach them discipline, and help give them confidence. The result of this would not only transform their physical appearance, but also shine in her client's overall health. TELL US ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND. I was originally born in Providence, Rhode Island, bu… Read Article

The Benefits of Yoga for Men

Thursday, June 23 2016 1:10 PM
Categorized In Fitness
6 Good Reasons Guys Should Get Their “Om” On Yoga offers well-known benefits for both sexes, like improved flexibility and core strength. But there are some  other surprising benefits that just might have the guys striking warrior poses a whole lot more often. 1. Yoga Challenges Your Entire Body Unlike some workouts that target specific areas, yoga is a full-body resistance workout, stretc… Read Article

4 Ways Regular Exercise Can Help Reduce Stress

Wednesday, June 15 2016 3:24 PM
Categorized In Fitness
Stressed Out? Why Regular Exercise Should Be Part of Your Stress Relief Plan With so many things to do, it might seem like adding yet another activity— regular exercise sessions—would be counter-intuitive. But the stress-relieving benefits of exercise make it well worth the time spent. Here Are 4 Ways Regular Exercise Can Help Reduce Stress: 1. Endorphins: Your Brain's Natural Mood… Read Article

Should I Join a Gym?

Friday, May 27 2016 11:45 AM
Categorized In Fitness
Let’s face it: shuffling along on the “dreadmill” in your basement and doing the same fitness DVDs in your living room over and over again just isn’t fun. Joining a gym would give you access to more equipment and classes, but is a membership right for you? Here are seven reasons everyone should join a gym: 1. Meet Workout Buddies When you’re dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle, it can… Read Article

Personal Trainer of the Month- June 2016

Wednesday, May 25 2016 2:10 PM
Categorized In Personal trainer of the Month- steve G.
Personal Trainer of the Month: Steven Goldstein Personal trainers have the power to make or break their clients goals. Steven understands that before he starts any program with anyone, he sits down with them and listens to their goals, then finds the best way to get them to succeed. TELL US ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND. I'm from Long … Read Article

Tennis For the Health of It!

Monday, May 9 2016 11:06 AM
Categorized In Tennis
If you’re searching for exercise that works out your entire body, look no further than a game of tennis. Playing tennis improves your core, arms, legs and back as well as sharpening your agility, quickness and stamina. It’s also a great way to work off stress and improve mental focus. Is it any wonder that scientists and physicians around the world view tennis as the most healthful activity in which you… Read Article

What is Caloric Afterburn?

Friday, April 29 2016 1:23 PM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide
All exercise burns calories while you’re doing it, but with the “afterburn effect”, your body continues to blast fat and calories long after you’ve left the gym. How does this work, and how can you get it? We’ve got the answers.   The Science of the Afterburn Effect In simple terms, afterburn is additional energy your body expends after you’ve fini… Read Article

Benefits of Group Fitness Classes

Tuesday, April 19 2016 2:07 PM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide
Whether you’ve joined a health club for weight loss, sports training, or just improving your overall health, group fitness is a great way to start. Rather than trying to come up with your own exercise routine, you can choose the classes that fit your schedule, meet new friends with similar goals, learn good technique, and get an effective workout. Here are a few more benefit… Read Article

Full Speed Ahead

Thursday, December 10 2015 12:31 PM
Categorized In Rock Road
Article featured in Club Solutions Magazine December 2015 Issue. To read the full issue please click here: http://clubsolutionsmagazine.com/2015/12/full-speed-ahead/ Full Speed Ahead By: Rachel Zabonick The fastest rain in the world is China’s CRH380A, which propels its passengers at a cruise speed of 217 miles per hour. While the train carries its 480 travelers, the countryside becomes a blur. Houses and fields … Read Article

Personal Testimony from Derek Lee

Wednesday, September 23 2015 2:44 PM
Categorized In Salina
Derek Lee is one of our members at the Salina location.  He attended one of our previous Nutritional Seminars and was inspired to change his lifestyle for the better.  Here is his personal story on how he was able to achieve his goal and live a healthier life. "I just wanted  to say Thank You to Joe Humiston for putting on these Nutritional Seminars.  When I visited the last one, I realize… Read Article

Training Testimonials - Rock Road

Monday, September 14 2015 1:58 PM
Categorized In Rock Road
   “Joining Genesis was one of the best decisions I have ever made. When I retired almost two years ago I made a commitment to join a gym and get in good shape and feel strong. With my trainer, Mary Alice Morgan, I have achieved this goal. It makes all the difference to work with a trainer; especially someone like Mary Alice who has my personal health goals as her number one priority. Thanks … Read Article

Emporia Group Fitness Blog - September 2015

Wednesday, September 9 2015 3:31 PM
Categorized In Emporia
Feature Instructor of the Month: Javier Gonzalez Javier Gonzalez is the oldest of 7 born to a mixed Mexican- American Family in the small town of Arcadia, Florida.  Although blessed to be born an American citizen, he has spent a lot of his life in his family’s little ranch housed in the mountains of Guanajuato, Mexico learning the true meaning of hard work and appreciation for what the Uni… Read Article

Intra Edg3: An Intra-Workout BCAA Catalyst

Tuesday, September 1 2015 1:38 PM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide
Intra Edg3 is an intra-workout catalyst for maximizing training, performance and recovery. The SRX BCAA matrix found in Intra Edg3 contains more than 7 grams of essential branched chain amino acids (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine) per serving to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, plus more than 2 grams of L-Glutamine to promote recovery, as well as more than 1 gr… Read Article

Topeka Group Fitness Monthly Blog - August 2015

Wednesday, August 26 2015 9:38 PM
Categorized In Topeka
Featured Instructor: Featured Instructor: Kathy Webber I have been teaching fitness classes for 17 years. I teach Group Power, Zumba, Kick Boxing, Circuit, Step Aerobics, Floor aerobics, senior fitness and spin. I have been at Maximus which is now Genesis, since it opened. Before that I was at Wynmore Fitness Center, Kelly Lynn, The YMCA and Hunter’s Ridge Athletics up North. I was the Aero… Read Article