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Shhh! We're Recording a Podcast - E. 3: Summit!
Friday, June 22 2018 5:04 PM
Categorized In Miramont
On this episode of “Shhh! We’re recording a Podcast”, Sarah talks to two frequent summiters of Colorado’s 14,000 ft peaks about what to expect when hiking a 14er! Jolee Yager, Miramont by Genesis yoga instructor and massage therapist extraordinaire, and Justin Pearl, a Miramont by Genesis personal trainer andall-around rock star, join Sarah in the conversation about what gets them up… Read Article
Do it Anyway
Friday, June 15 2018 5:02 PM
Categorized In Testimonials
When I had the epiphany to start running, I expected to lose weight and have a healthier body. I also anticipated trying to catch my breath and a bit of sweating. Running met all those expectations and more. What I didn’t foresee, was how much I would actually enjoy the new me. I used to be that person who would rather surrender in a zombie apocalypse out of pure laziness than run for survival. Now, I’m a totally… Read Article
Shhh... We're Recording a Podcast - E. 2: Take a Hike
Thursday, May 17 2018 4:26 PM
Categorized In Miramont
On the second episode of Shhh! We're Recording a Podcast, Sarah is still trying to figure out how mic's work…  but we also have the amazing Youth Department team on board to talk about the fantastic things you and your  kids can do this summer in Fort Collins and with us at Miramont by Genesis. In this episode we hear from Christina Payne, maestro of the Youth Department,&nb… Read Article
Functional Fitness: The Key to Healthy Activity
Friday, May 4 2018 2:29 PM
Categorized In Personal Training
As you go about the hustle and bustle of your daily life, the last thing you should have to worry about is running the risk of getting injured or having difficulty performing the most basic tasks such as carrying groceries or lifting your toddler out of a car seat. Going to the gym and lifting weights may not be working out the muscles and tendons you need to perform everyday tasks. Th… Read Article
Exercise is 80% Mental and 40% Physical
Friday, April 27 2018 5:05 PM
Categorized In Testimonials
My music is what keeps me running. It pushes me to keep going and distracts me from what my body is actually doing. You see, I believe that exercise is 80% mental and 40% physical, don’t think about it too much and you can get through it. So during my runs, I have my phone clenched in my fist like it is my lifeline, and music blaring through my headphones. Sometimes I like to do small, hopefull… Read Article
A prescription for a healthy life
Friday, April 20 2018 3:32 PM
Categorized In Fitness
Downward Dog | Upward Dog |Tadasana | Warrior I Tying yourself in knots may be the solution to what ails you. Researchers around the world have been exploring the lasting effects of regular yoga practice on health and have discovered that yoga may provide assistance in the treatment of high cholesterol, insomnia, menopause, anxiety, depression and high blood pressure. Breathing techniques (Prana… Read Article
Shhh... We're Recording a Podcast - E. 1: Fig Newtons and Brake Checks
Thursday, April 19 2018 12:44 PM
Categorized In Miramont
On the debut episode of “Shhhh…We’re Recording a Podcast”, your host, Sarah, is joined by Janna Dickerson (Miramont by Genesis marketeer and Fort Follies Cycling Team member) and Kris Laine (the hardest of hard core spin instructors) to discuss the benefits of cycling both in the studio and in your community! Learn about the amazing resources that Fort Collins has to offer… Read Article
Food for thought - Foods that keep your brain sharp
Friday, April 6 2018 4:37 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
The importance of eating healthy goes beyond making sure that you have a balanced diet, are avoiding high caloric meals and drinking enough water. Every food you consume brings with it nutrients and vitamins that build muscle, improve the immune system and protect the brain from the effects of aging. The brain is made entirely of fatty tissue, 40 percent of which is DHA, the one of the fatt… Read Article
The First Lap
Friday, March 23 2018 2:08 PM
Categorized In Testimonials
I am not a trainer. I did not study exercise science or kinesiology. I am not a nutritionist. I am not a writer. I did not study marketing or advertising. I am just a Genesis member trying to get healthy one pound at a time. Growing up, I always knew I was extra-large. I have been for more than half my life. Every time I went to the doctor, I made the same ol’ promises to lose weight. It was like promising the dentis… Read Article
Reducing stress with exercise
Friday, March 16 2018 3:29 PM
Categorized In Fitness
At the end of a long day the last place you want to go is the gym. Between cleaning the house, working a full day and cooking dinner, life is stressful. When your brain experiences stress, it releases a surge of hormones invoking the fight or flight response. In the high-paced world we live in, tuning those hormones is difficult and long-term stress can have negative effects on your health and personal life. Ex… Read Article
Finding your fountain of youth
Friday, March 9 2018 3:26 PM
Categorized In Fitness
– How exercise reverses the effects of aging As we age cardiovascular health slowly declines. The heart rate of a 25-year-old produces the ability to pump over 2 ½ quarts of oxygen per minute throughout the body. Each year heart rate begins to decline, dropping 5 to 10 percent over the course of a decade. This decline is what creates diminished aerobic capacity over time, resulting in breathlessnes… Read Article
Debunking the calorie myth
Friday, March 2 2018 4:11 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
In the 1930’s a research study released findings that those who consume more calories weigh more than those who do not. Ever since diets that promote calorie counting have used this model to inspire weight loss through cutting calories. What is a calorie? Calories are not a measure of how much food you have consumed, they are a measure of energy. One calorie contains approximately enough heat/energy to r… Read Article
5 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Diet and Fitness Resolutions Stick
Friday, December 22 2017 11:02 AM
Categorized In Fitness
It’s that time of the year again—the time when you’re motivated to make a change and stick to it. However, that motivation can easily wither away as the new year becomes, well, not so new anymore. Diet and fitness changes are among the most common New Year’s resolutions, and it comes as no surprise that it’s one of the busiest times for gyms. Ther… Read Article
Holiday Enews - 2017
Friday, December 15 2017 3:05 PM
Categorized In Fitness
  Merry Christmas from Genesis Health Clubs! It seems like just yesterday 2016 was coming to a close, and yet here we are, wrapping up 2017 and getting ready for an exciting 2018. This year has been a remarkably eventful one for Genesis. After a huge explosion of growth last year, we’ve remodeled several clubs, completed lengthy construction projects and even acquired a few new ones, including our first clubs … Read Article
Low-Carb Dieting For Beginners
Friday, December 1 2017 8:30 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
A low carb diet can be hard to navigate, especially for beginners that are just getting familiar with the idea. Studies show that low-carb diets can result in weight loss and improved health markers, and just about everyone knows someone who has tried it once or twice. If you’re curious about hopping on the low carb train too, here’s where to start. What Is a Low Carb Diet? A low carb diet is one… Read Article
8 Tips For Eating Healthy During the Holidays
Monday, November 20 2017 3:19 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
The struggle is real. Eating healthy during the holidays almost requires a well thought out strategy so you don’t go over the deep end. We get it. Luckily, it’s possible to stay on track with a healthy diet by following a few simple steps during the holiday season. 1. Don’t Skip Meals Resist the urge to “save up” your calories and skip meals in order to indulge in… Read Article
When is a Backbend Not a Proper Backbend?
Monday, November 13 2017 9:50 AM
Categorized In Fitness
Backbends (or heart openers for us yogis) are a common pose that, when done properly, can increase mobility, strength, improve posture and help alleviate pain. Let’s take a look at whether the backbend you're doing is truly a backbend, or if it's something else entirely. What Does ‘Opening the Heart’ Mean? When we backbend, the goal is to ‘open the heart’, not literally,… Read Article
Genesis Health Clubs Continues Explosive Growth With Move Into Colorado
Thursday, November 2 2017 11:36 AM
Categorized In Fitness
Miramont Lifestyle Fitness announces today the sale of all four health clubs, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, to Genesis Health Clubs. This includes the three main full-service health clubs under the Miramont Lifestyle Fitness name: Miramont North, Miramont South and Miramont Central, with amenities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and a climbin… Read Article
What Is the Difference Between a Vegan and Vegetarian Diet?
Tuesday, October 24 2017 8:48 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
Here’s the short answer: vegetarians don’t eat meat (including poultry and fish) but may eat dairy, eggs or both. Vegans take it a step further and don’t consume any animal products. Many vegans also avoid clothing, personal care and household products that are tested on animals or contain animal products. All vegans are vegetarians, but not all vegetarians are ve… Read Article
Embarrassing Gym Moments and How to Deal
Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:20 PM
Categorized In Fitness
We’ve all been through it—you just had an embarrassing gym moment and you're 100 percent positive everyone else saw it. You either tripped on the treadmill, or even tripped just walking toward the treadmill, or maybe you put too much weight on your bar and now you’re struggling to lift it. Embarrassing gym moments happen to the best of us, but how we deal with them truly shows our cha… Read Article
How Often Should I Go to the Gym?
Thursday, October 12 2017 8:52 AM
Categorized In Fitness
There’s no magic number of times you should hit the gym every week. How often you go depends on your body, your fitness goals, and your schedule. Still, there are some general guidelines: General fitness: 4 - 5 days per week Weight loss: 5 - 6 days per week Muscle building: 3 - 4 days per week Let’s take a closer look at each. If you want to improve your general fitness and keep in shape... .… Read Article
Spinach Protein Pancakes Recipe
Tuesday, October 10 2017 10:37 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
Spinach and pancakes, you ask? Before you go running for the door, consider giving these simple yet nutritiously delicious pancakes a try. Much like a smoothie, the other ingredients quickly hide the taste of spinach, and the same happens with these pancakes. The spinach flavor takes a backseat and you're left with a nice, slightly sweet pancake packed with protein and whatever toppings you desire. Try this … Read Article
Motivation Tips For When You Don’t Feel Like Working Out
Thursday, October 5 2017 9:04 AM
Categorized In Fitness
It’s 9:00 p.m. You just put the kids to bed and it’s time to finally squeeze in your workout for the day. You walk to your dresser to grab your workout shorts when your spouse asks if you want to get caught up on Games of Thrones. You can always work out double hard tomorrow, right? Unfortunately, you’re developing a bit of a pattern. You skipped your morning workout … Read Article
Looking for Love: If Running Were a Tinder Match
Tuesday, October 3 2017 8:47 AM
Categorized In Fitness
With butterflies in my stomach, I read the bio again and again, “Slow and steady or a sprint to the finish line; either way, we’ll take it one step at a time.” Although this potential suiter seemed a little out of my league, the words ignited the feeling I get when I hold a 4th of July sparkler—alluringly simple with the potential to burn me. Like a sprinter poised on the… Read Article
What’s the Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?
Thursday, September 28 2017 4:06 PM
Categorized In Fitness
Yoga and Pilates are often put into the same category, but they each have key differences. They both look like a relaxing way to exercise, so how do you choose between them? Pilates and yoga both use a mat, both are available as a group fitness class at the gym and both help to create a lean, toned physique. Here are the main differences between Pilates and yoga so you can decide which is best fo… Read Article
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