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Colorado October Newsletter
Monday, September 30 2019 2:08 PM
Categorized In Miramont
PERSONAL TRAINING DEMO   FEATURED GROUP FITNESS CLASS   Build your full-body cardio and muscle conditioning with BodySTEP! This is a higher impact workout that will help you improve bone health & density. The stepping motion will also target your glutes & legs, shaping your rear end. This workout is a calorie torcher, and students can expect to burn up to 620 per hour. Try a BodyS… Read Article
6 Easy Tips to Reduce Stress
Monday, September 9 2019 1:12 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
With the craziness of day-to-day life and that inevitable extra project that has to be done today, we can all agree that life can get a little stressful. Don’t let yourself get bogged down with the stressors in your life, take a deep breath, and try a few of these easy ways to wind down:   Get moving Exercise releases stress and tension-reducing hormones and helps your body’s ability t… Read Article
Colorado September Newsletter
Friday, August 30 2019 2:42 PM
Categorized In Miramont
PERSONAL TRAINING DEMO   FEATURED GROUP FITNESS CLASS   R.I.P.P.E.D. combines resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance, and core in one fun class! It's designed to help everyone meet their ultimate fitness goals in a super fun, group exercise environment. Try a R.I.P.P.E.D. class today! South Centerra Monday | 12:15 pm Monday | 5:30 pm Wednesday | … Read Article
Healthy Food Hacks for Back to School
Monday, August 26 2019 3:42 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
The crush of back-to-school backpacks, meet the teachers and school lunches is upon us. Don’t drown in the ads for “healthy” snacks; we’ve got some creative tips to help make food healthy and fun, without eating up all your time!   Healthy Grab easy to eat fruits and veggies for snacks, not chips and cookies! Some of our favorites are: baby carrots, berries, grapes (try… Read Article
Tips to Feel Your Best This Summer
Monday, August 5 2019 3:16 PM
Categorized In Fitness
Summer is the perfect time to rejuvenate, get in shape, and reinvent your life. Summer’s not over yet, and there is still time to feel your best before the season’s over! Here are our best tips:   Low Sugar, High Protein It’s amazing how great you can feel the second you alter your diet to eat healthier. Choose foods that are low in sugar to avoid afternoon crashes, and replace them… Read Article
Colorado August Newsletter
Thursday, August 1 2019 1:20 PM
Categorized In Miramont
Climbing Wall Open House | August 24, 10 am - 2 pm Grab your FREE day pass and join us Saturday, August 24 to check out the wall! Rental equipment is buy one, get one free, we'll have Team Members available to belay if you don't have a partner, and a few of our coaches will be facilitating practices for the kids!   Personal Training Equipment Demo Do you know how to use the ski ergometer? Do you even kno… Read Article
Colorado July Newsletter
Friday, June 28 2019 1:34 PM
Categorized In Miramont
TGIF Pool Party Join us for a TGIF pool party at South Friday, July 12 from 5 - 8 pm. Yes, we will have a cannonball contest at 6 pm and karaoke. Bring your best splash and singing voice!  Full details here   Personal Training Equipment Demo Do you know how to use our tire flip equipment at the South location? Personal Training Assistant Manager Rob demonstrates proper technique here!   … Read Article
10 Best Tips to Get Your Pedals Turning This Summer!
Wednesday, June 26 2019 3:32 PM
Categorized In Miramont
Have you ever noticed how utterly happy a dog looks with his head hanging out a car window? Well that’s how I feel when I’m riding my bike; the wind in my face, heart pumping, and a smile from ear to ear. I’d love to get you to that same level of thrill, whether you’re riding for fitness, function, or just plain fun!   I’ve got five things for you to che… Read Article
Colorado June Newsletter
Friday, May 31 2019 4:42 PM
Categorized In Miramont
TGIF & Trivia Join us for trivia, climbing or CrossFit at Miramont North for TGIF on Friday, June 7. Climbing and CrossFit kick off at 5:30 and we'll bring out the beer and put our trivia hats on at 7:00 pm! Full details here   The Cafe at Miramont South is OPEN The Cafe is open 11:00 am - 7:00 pm daily. Don't stress if the kids are hungry after playing hard at the pool, we've got a kids menu, lunch… Read Article
Colorado May Newsletter
Tuesday, April 30 2019 12:42 PM
Categorized In Miramont
Looking forward to FriYAY! Join us for Pilates, volleyball and tacos at TGIF this Friday, May 3 at the Fort Collins Club!     The cat’s pajamas! Things are better in pajamas, right? This Friday, May 3 is our 1st Annual Pajamarama Bouldering Comp at Miramont North at 6:00 pm. Register today! https://bit.ly/2Vlcvrt CategoriesRec | Int | Adv | OpenRedpoint Round | 6:00 - 9:00 pmF… Read Article
Colorado April Newsletter
Monday, April 1 2019 10:49 AM
Categorized In Miramont
Wellness The Environment and Your Health In the spirit of celebrating Earth Day on April 22, we wanted to share a few ways spending time outside can be beneficial to your health! Nature Heals - Being in or viewing scenes of nature helps reduce blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and even mortality (Stamatakis & Mitchell, 2013). Nature Soothes - Viewing nature helps us tolerate and cope with ph… Read Article
Colorado March Newsletter
Tuesday, March 5 2019 1:04 PM
Categorized In Miramont
Wellness March is National Nutrition Month! Trying to eat healthier can be a daunting task; we've been there too! To celebrate National Nutrition Month (without that extra cookie!) we've got some simple ways to improve your nutrition on a daily basis.  Drink more water - filling up on water from morning to night does great things for the body. Try to replace sugary drinks with water. Keeping a reusabl… Read Article
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
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