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Paleo Brownies
Friday, July 10 2020 1:34 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
Paleo Fudge Brownies Ready for some brownies? We are too with these ooey-gooey delicious brownies, which use healthy alternatives you’ll hardly notice! Ingredients Cooking spray 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup almond flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 cup almond butter 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 large eggs 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract Sea s… Read Article
Reasons to Spin
Monday, July 6 2020 1:46 PM
Categorized In Fitness
It may come as no surprise that there is a mountain of benefits when it comes to spinning. Great for weight loss, your heart health, your mental health, your legs, butt, and core… If you haven't tried this incredible way to work both your mind and body, we highly recommend that you join a spin class at Genesis Health Clubs and see what all the fuss is about. The Benefits of Spinning Improved Heart Health While you … Read Article
Five HIIT Workouts You Can Do Anywhere
Thursday, July 2 2020 11:12 AM
Categorized In Fitness
HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, alternates between periods of maximum effort and short recovery, and is known for being an extremely effective way to improve respiratory endurance, cardiovascular health and metabolic function. Because HIIT workouts are performed at such high intensity, they don’t take as long to complete as other workouts—making them ideal for people with busy sche… Read Article
Five Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Tuesday, June 30 2020 11:12 AM
Categorized In Fitness
High-Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is an ideal workout for people who have busy schedules. Research shows you can achieve more progress in a fifteen-minute interval training session, three times per week, than you could by just jogging on the treadmill for an hour. It allows for muscle building and fat loss in a short amount of time, which is why it’s becoming such a popular… Read Article
Which Group Fitness Class is Right for You?
Thursday, June 25 2020 3:03 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
With all the daily group fitness classes offered at Genesis Health Clubs, it’s hard to know which one is right for you. Which class will help you reach your fitness goals? The simple answer is that all of our classes will help you see lasting results. Specially designed to target specific areas of the body, classes led by our highly trained instructors will lead you to success on your fitness … Read Article
The Warning Signs of Overtraining
Tuesday, June 23 2020 4:49 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Are you a workout junkie? Maybe in the gym more than five times a week or sometimes putting in two workouts a day? For this alone, we applaud you! It’s truly incredible that you take the time and put in the work day in and day out to reach your fitness goals. That being said, if you overwork your body too much it can lead to overtraining, which can halt your training routine with serious health concerns… Read Article
Benefits of Swimming for Seniors
Thursday, June 18 2020 4:40 PM
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
Desk Exercises
Tuesday, June 16 2020 4:40 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
Dump Your Fitness Slump!
Thursday, June 11 2020 11:56 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
We’ve all been there... Sometimes we just don’t wanna! Sometimes you reach a fitness slump where you can’t get yourself to go to the gym because you have an excuse or a lack of motivation. Genesis is here to help you fix your fitness slump, by answering to the following statements- statements we can all relate to because we’ve all said them one time or another.   Answers to Fix Your Fitn… Read Article
Foods to Keep You Healthy
Tuesday, June 9 2020 11:54 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
    With COVID-19 still spreading across the country, we wanted to share some foods and health tips that can keep you healthy. Along with wearing a mask, washing your hands and continuing to social distance, here are some more ways you can help keep yourself healthy and your immune system strong.       Foods to Keep Your Immune System Strong • Oranges and Grapefruits • Ginger… Read Article
Benefits of Yoga
Thursday, June 4 2020 3:37 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – Bhagavad Gita. For over 5,000 years Yoga has been the staple for healthy, mindful living. It has many benefits. It can help you relax after a stressful day. It can help with mobility and flexibility. It can clear your mind and put you in a meditative state.   You probably know about the traditional ways that Yoga can benefit you, but … Read Article
Building Muscle Mass: More Weight or More Reps?
Tuesday, June 2 2020 3:25 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
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
Sunday, May 31 2020 3:41 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
Recipe adapted from The Yummy Life Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Makes 7 (3/4 cup) servings Ingredients: 2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2-1/2 to 3 cups chopped) 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk (or substitute non-diary alternative like almond milk) 1-1/2 cups water 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or substitute maple syrup or other desired sweetener) 1-… Read Article
Barriers to Weight Loss and Exercise
Saturday, May 30 2020 2:27 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Originally written by Michelle Stout, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer & Health and Wellness Coach We’ve all heard excuse after excuse before when it comes to reasons why people can't work out... “I don’t have time.” “I’ve tried in the past and I failed.” “Exercise is too hard.” “I have a family and put myself last.” “Exercise … Read Article
2,000 Crunches Does a Belly Good?
Friday, May 29 2020 12:04 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
"Doing 2,000 crunches will get me a six-pack." Is this a fact or myth…? If you guessed “fact” then, er, um, WRONG, nope, incorrect! Research has found that crunches have almost no effect on body shaping, which is shocking because we see people at the gym bobbing up and down all the time. Your abdominals, actually comprised of four layers of muscles, all need to be targeted. And remember, th… Read Article
Recommit to Healthy Eating
Thursday, May 28 2020 2:39 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
  The month of May is National Recommitment Month. Now, is the perfect time to recommit to healthy eating! Pay close attention to what you choose to fuel your body with. After all, diet contributes to about 80% of overall health and well-being. If you’ve been hitting the gym but still aren’t seeing results, nutrition might be the answer. In honor of National Recommitment Month, we encour… Read Article
Exercise of the Day - Cable Row
Thursday, May 28 2020 10:55 AM
Categorized In Exercise of the Day
  Andy Held and Josh Ellis show you how to do a cable row that you can perform at the gym or with a band at home!   GET A FREE ONLINE PERSONAL TRAINING SESSION WITH OUR EXPERT PERSONAL TRAINING COACHES.      
The Benefits of Taking Turmeric
Wednesday, May 27 2020 3:55 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Has someone ever talked to you about how awesome turmeric is? Have you ever been told to incorporate the ingredient into your diet or daily supplement intake? Today, we dive deep into Turmeric and the many advantages you get when you consume it. A quick snapshot of this blog? We agree with what you’ve heard. Take turmeric and reap all the health benefits! What is Turmeric? Turmeric is a bright yellow … Read Article
Exercise of the Day - Pull Up
Tuesday, May 26 2020 10:52 AM
Categorized In Exercise of the Day
  Joe Frangenberg and Josh Ellis teach you how to do a proper pull up and the correct form to accomplish one correctly.   GET A FREE ONLINE PERSONAL TRAINING SESSION WITH OUR EXPERT PERSONAL TRAINING COACHES.      
Become the Morning Person You Want to Be
Tuesday, May 26 2020 10:41 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Do you wish you were a morning person? Do you wish you could wake up with energy so that you can fit in a good sweat session or spend some quality time with the fam before work?   Stop wishing! If you long for the day where you wake up to chirping birds and actually enjoy it, it’s time to make some changes so that waking up becomes easy. Here are some tips to help you become that mo… Read Article
Tabata Training
Monday, May 25 2020 10:57 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
The Facts: To burn a pound of fat you must burn 3,500 calories. In essence, an individual with more than 50lbs to lose must burn 500 calories per exercise 6x a week to lose one pound of fat. Maximize your Fat Loss With this fact taken in to account we must set the participant on the road to burning this amount at every workout.  With a proper combination of strength training and cardio, you can maximize your fat loss … Read Article
Tips for Enjoying for Memorial Day and Staying Healthy
Sunday, May 24 2020 11:39 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Tomorrow’s Memorial Day! How will you be celebrating the holiday this year? It’s important to remember what Memorial Day is truly about, remembering those who we’ve lost and those who have fought for our country. It’s also known as the unofficial start of summer! This year, however, it’s can also be known as the beginning of our new normal! Places are starting… Read Article
Motivation Tips For When You Don't Feel Like Working Out
Saturday, May 23 2020 4:19 PM
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
Friday, May 22 2020 5:09 PM
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
Food for thought - Foods that keep your brain sharp
Thursday, May 21 2020 5:05 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
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 fatty … Read Article
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