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Ten Ways to Get More Out of Workouts
Thursday, September 15 2022 3:57 PM
Categorized In Fitness
Maybe you've indulged a little too much, workouts have become increasingly infrequent, or perhaps you just want to see more results out of your workouts! The experts at Genesis Health Clubs are here to help! No matter your goals, here are ten ways to up the ante. 10 Ways to Get More Out Of Workouts Start with Something You Like After you're warmed up, start your workout routine with som… Read Article
Building Muscle Mass: More Weight or More Reps?
Friday, July 29 2022 11:47 AM
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
HIIT vs. Cardio
Wednesday, July 13 2022 11:20 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard of High-Intensity Interval Training, or have at least seen how popular it’s become or how it has taken the fitness industry by storm. When it comes to working out for weight loss, generally, people think of steady state cardio at the top of the pound-shredding list, and those people would be right. Cardio is a great way to lose fat, but it's not the o… Read Article
8 Reasons Why Group Fitness Helps You Reach Your Goals Faster
Thursday, June 30 2022 10:29 AM
Categorized In Fitness
Lose Weight and Stay Strong with Group Exercise! With all the daily group fitness classes offered at Genesis Health Clubs, it’s hard to know which one is right for you. Why choose group fitness at all, you ask? Let's talk about the health benefits of group exercise and why it's a great way to find REAL RESULTS,  then discuss the various classes offered, so you can find the right ones for… Read Article
Workout Mistakes & How to Avoid Them | Prevent Gym Injury!
Monday, June 27 2022 1:38 PM
Categorized In Fitness
Let's face it! We all talk big when it comes to working out. Many of us assume that we know our stuff or claim to be experts when it comes to proper form. But honestly, are we? You might be making some workout mistakes unless you've studied, thoroughly researched, or worked in the fitness industry. Common workout mistakes can lead to major blows to the ego, but more seriously, physical injuries an… Read Article
Tabata Training 101 & Workout Plan for Fat Loss
Monday, June 13 2022 2:59 PM
Categorized In Fitness
How Do I Burn a Pound of Fat? 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 into 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… Read Article
5 Simple Post-Workout Snacks | Refuel After Workouts!
Tuesday, May 31 2022 2:35 PM
Categorized In Recipes
You might think that reaching for a snack after a workout is counter-productive, but you actually want to feed your body some calories to help replace the energy stored in your muscles. A protein snack also helps build and repair affected muscles by pushing them during your workout. Here are five great snacks to refuel your body. Easy Post-Workout Snacks | 5 Healthy After-Workout Ideas 1. Peanut Butter & B… Read Article
Tennis For the Health of It!
Sunday, May 1 2022 1:39 PM
Categorized In Tennis
May is Genesis Tennis Month! If you’ve been searching for an 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 sharpens your agility, quickness, and stamina. It’s also a great way to work off stress and improve mental focus. Tennis is a sport kids can learn early in life. What parent wouldn’t want th… Read Article
Best Alcoholic Beverages and Mixed Drinks for Weight Loss & Health
Friday, April 29 2022 11:29 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
Let's face it. It's hard to have a social life AND remain health-conscious when it comes to alcoholic beverages and mixed drinks. Keep in mind that indulgence is the key to leading a balanced life. Having a treat now and then can help you stick to your fitness goals, as you allow yourself some grace and give your body what it's craving. Here are some blogs to prove the point that it's… Read Article
Stay Healthy this Easter! Tips for Avoiding Holiday Over-Indulgence
Thursday, April 14 2022 2:55 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
How will you be celebrating the holiday this year?   Along with all the celebration, laughter, and cheer, holidays bring ever-tempting sweet treats and giant portions, big gatherings, and even bigger temptations. If you are trying your best to enjoy a holiday AND remain healthy and authentic to your fitness goals, here are some tips to help you avoid over-indulging.   Ways to Avoid Ho… Read Article
10 Top Health Benefits to Drinking Red Wine
Friday, February 18 2022 1:05 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
It's time to grab your corkscrews… Drink Wine Day is February 18th! Although this day comes once a year, we're here to tell you that it's okay to celebrate the day whenever, as there are many health benefits to drinking red wine (in moderation, of course!) Having alcohol in its contents, you wouldn't expect the delicious Pinor Noirs and Cabernets of the world to have many health benefits. But I'm he… Read Article
5 Tips for Keeping your Heart Healthy this Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 13 2022 12:58 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
This Valentine's Day, make sure to show yourself some love! And we don't just mean with decadent chocolates and flowers... Although, yes! What we really mean is to show your heart some love. Keep your heart healthy and ticking for many more holidays to come! 5 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy This Valentine's Day 1. Pump Up Your Cardio The American Heart Association recommends moderate to intense exercise for at leas… Read Article
Easy Couple's Workout for Valentine's Day
Saturday, February 12 2022 3:54 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
What's the saying? Couples who workout together stay together? Paxton Noll, a certified Personal Trainer at our East Central Genesis gym in Wichita, and Gina Cole, Group Fitness Instructor, have demonstrated some dynamic duo workouts just in time for Valentine's Day! These workouts can be done anywhere. So, before you head out with your Valentine for a romantic dinner or whatever activity you have planned, consider breaking … Read Article
Healthiest Foods For Your Heart
Wednesday, February 9 2022 11:27 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
Originally Written by Brooke Floerke, Registered Dietitian The Facts: 659,000 people die every year of heart disease in the U.S, according to the Center for Disease Control. That’s one in every four deaths! High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans (49%) have at least one of these three risk factors. Several other medi… Read Article
Staying Healthy While Dining Out & Sticking to Your Resolution
Wednesday, February 2 2022 11:43 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Most people would agree that with winter comes dining out and overeating. Why? Here are five reasons why we overeat during colder months. To name a few reasons, we're cold, less active, and unmotivated. (If you're having trouble with a lack of motivation, click here for ways to get motivation back.) Along with these reasons to overeat and dine out, there are also m… Read Article
Solutions For Your New Year's Resolutions: #RealisticResolutions
Saturday, January 8 2022 10:37 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
It's that time of year again. Everyone is ready to eat healthier and get back into an exercise routine. Sadly, according to researchers at the University of Scranton, 36% of people break their resolutions by January's end, with only 8% achieving their goals. Don't encourage the same outcome for yourself! Change the statistic this year and make 2022 your best year yet.… Read Article
5 Benefits of Working with a Personal Trainer
Wednesday, January 5 2022 2:37 PM
Categorized In Personal Training
Now that August has arrived, you will begin to have much of your time overwhelmed by back-to-school schedules, more strict work days, holiday events, and more. With these shifts, it can be easy to become overwhelmed and lose sight of one of the most critical factors of your life, YOU! Working with a personal trainer can help you adjust from your laid-back summer schedule to your busy … Read Article
5 Ways to Make Your New Year's Diet and Fitness Resolutions Stick
Monday, December 27 2021 11:02 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
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 quickly 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
Paleo Pumpkin Pie Recipe for Thanksgiving
Tuesday, November 23 2021 12:32 PM
Categorized In Recipes
Obsessed with pumpkin? So are we! There are so many recipes out there to enjoy this Fall, but a lot of the pumpkin spice favorites are packed with fat and tons of sugar. Thanksgiving is this Thursday! Make your pumpkin pie Paleo this Thanksgiving and stay on track with your fitness goals!  Yes, it's okay to treat yourself every once in a while. But if you're … Read Article
Bring Back Health to Holiday Meals | Keep it Healthy this Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 21 2021 12:17 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
With all the Friendsgivings, holiday get-togethers, office parties, and the extra sweet treats baked back at home, it can be hard to make it through the holiday season without adding 200-300 calories a day to your diet. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we have some holiday health advice to help you stay on track and meet your fitness goals! Use the following good-to-know, keep-me-strong kind of he… Read Article
Barriers to Weight Loss and Exercise | How to Get Motivated
Thursday, November 4 2021 2:27 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
We've all been there. One week you're in the gym five times a week, you're eating right, going to sleep at a decent time, and taking walks just to meditate. The following week, you're tired, you don't wanna, you just don't feel like it - you'd rather watch movies, wear PJs and binge eat an entire tube of cookie dough by yourself. It's normal to get bored of a routine or find an excuse not to continue health… Read Article
10 Gym Bag Essentials | Don't Forget #2!
Wednesday, October 27 2021 10:28 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Have you ever gotten to the gym and suddenly realized that you forget a hair tie? Or even worse, your sports bra or running shoes? You are not alone! Let's talk about gym bag essentials and what you can pack now so you don't forget later.  Pro Tip: Keep essentials in your bag and change out the items that need washing after use. Below are ten of the items we feel we can’t be caught without. Top 10 Gym Bag … Read Article
Bodyweight Workout - Upper Body
Thursday, October 14 2021 5:27 PM
Categorized In At-Home Workouts
  Today, we present our members and the public with an at-home workout for all ages and skill levels. The following bodyweight workout is designed for your upper body, with no weight machine or free weights needed. Let’s get it, fit fam!   Upper Body Workout You Can Do At Home   Part 1   Bird Dog Crunch - 30 reps (15 reps each side) Begin on all fours in a tabletop po… Read Article
The Skinny on Cheat Meals | What's the Science and How Do I Use Them?
Saturday, October 2 2021 12:00 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
When it comes to weight loss, the hardest part for most of us is diet. No questions asked. Point blank, period. Why? Because we all have a HUGE sweet tooth, a need for heavy carbs, or those ooey-gooey meals we know we shouldn't have while trying to get fit or be healthy. Cheat Meals Boost Your Metabolism... Say what? With most diets and nutritional health in general, th… Read Article
8 Things to Avoid After Your Workout is Done
Wednesday, August 25 2021 5:23 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Are you NOT achieving your fitness goal? Are you having trouble finding results?  There are so many variables that can keep you from reaching fitness success. Maybe it's a lack of consistency, a poor diet, or perhaps something you're doing after working out... Say what? That's right! Just as important as it is to workout and eat all the right foods, it's also what you do after gym time … Read Article
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