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What Is BMI?
Monday, May 17 2021 10:58 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
BMI stands for Body Mass Index Body Mass Index (BMI) is the calculation of body weight in relation to height. It’s used to indicate whether a person is underweight, overweight, obese, or at a healthy weight for his or her height. BMI isn’t as accurate as methods that directly measure body composition, like hydrostatic weighing or Bioimpedance Analysis (BIA). But, it provides a reasonable estimate of body fat for most … Read Article
Swap It! Lower your Sugar Intake with Healthy Alternatives
Thursday, May 13 2021 4:10 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
Alrighty, folks. The holiday season is over. What does that mean? It means we have no excuse! It means we have the opportunity to lower our sugar intake with fewer temptations around. Without Grandma asking you to try her new batch of freshly baked Christmas cookies, without those holiday parties and dessert trays calling your name, without those ever-tempting chocolates going on sa… Read Article
Workout for Your Arms and Abs
Thursday, May 6 2021 11:32 AM
Categorized In At-Home Workouts
Arms and Abs Workout Complete each circuit as many times within 8 minutes then repeat! This 30-minute arms and abs workout is sure to make you sore tomorrow. Circuit 1 Jacknife Abs – 20 total (10 each leg)   Tricep Dips – 15   Striaght Leg Situps with a Twist – 10 each side   Pushups – 15       Circuit 2 Toe Taps … Read Article
5 Simple Post-Workout Snacks
Wednesday, May 5 2021 3:05 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 energy stores in your muscles. A protein snack also helps build and repair muscles that were affected by pushing them during your workout.  Here are 5 great snacks to refuel your body. 5 Easy Post-Workout Snacks 1. Peanut Butter & Banana on Rice Cakes&n… Read Article
8 Things to Avoid After Your Workout is Done
Monday, May 3 2021 5:23 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Having some trouble finding results? Perhaps it's something you're doing after working out...The time has come to delve into some post-workout pitfalls that you should avoid at all costs! Things to Avoid After Your Workout is Done Pitfall #1: Not Stretching Targeted Muscles Once the workout is done you should stretch the muscles that were just targeted. This will not only help them recov… Read Article
Pre-Workout vs. Post-Workout Meals
Tuesday, April 27 2021 2:28 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
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 perform at its peak. T… Read Article
Squats, Lunges, and Glutes - It's Leg Day!
Monday, April 26 2021 10:06 PM
Categorized In At-Home Workouts
Medium to heavy weights or no weight at all. It's up to you! Don't have weights at home? Find items at home to use such as a gallon of milk or laundry detergent. 30 seconds each move 15-second rest – 1 minute per combo 1-minute rest between each set   Set 1 Squat (Option: Hold weights at shoulders) Reverse Lunge - alternating (Option: Hold weights at sides) … Read Article
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
Monday, April 26 2021 3:41 PM
Categorized In Recipes
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) 1-1/… Read Article
HIIT Cardio
Monday, April 26 2021 12:00 AM
Categorized In At-Home Workouts
3 sets – 5 moves per set – repeat for 2 rounds 30 secs per workout with a 15-second break in between A 1-minute break between each set   Set 1 Cross Jacks – Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and arms straight out. Jump and cross your right foot over your left and your right foot over your left. Jump back to the starting position, then cross with the opposite arm and foot. Cross… Read Article
How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Health
Wednesday, April 21 2021 11:40 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Accomplishing fitness goals requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but one of the most crucial components of living a healthy lifestyle is attitude. Believing you can do something is the first step toward actually doing it. September 13th is National Positive Thinking Day, and although that date is a bit far away, it's never too early to celebrate or recognize the importance of an opti… Read Article
Happy Healthy Recipe from a Nutritionist - Breakfast Bars
Wednesday, April 21 2021 10:18 AM
Categorized In Recipes
Wanting a better breakfast that will keep you going all day long? Here’s one for you that’s sure to keep you satisfied.This recipe was made by Nutritionist Amy Lemezis, and make about 12 servings. Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Ingredients: ½ cup vegetable oil ¼ - ½ cup white or brown sugar 1 cup applesauce (no sugar added)  2 cups plain… Read Article
Protein Balls
Tuesday, April 13 2021 5:26 PM
Categorized In Recipes
QUICK & EASY PROTEIN FIX: PROTEIN BALLS Ready for a delicious and healthy snack that provides a boost of energy? Check out this quick and easy protein ball recipe - a perfect pre-workout snack that combines essential protein with good carbs and healthy fiber! INGREDIENTS 1 cup of oats 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut (optional - toast it for extra flavor!) 1/2 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter 1/2 cup ground flaxseed … Read Article
Cardio Blast - Burn Calories Like Never Before!
Tuesday, April 13 2021 2:32 PM
Categorized In At-Home Workouts
30 seconds per move, 15 second rest – 1 minute per combo move 1 minute rest per set   Set 1 Skaters Burpee Combo: 4 skaters – 1 burpee   Set 2 Squat Jump Bound – shuffle back Cross Jacks Combo: Sqaut Jump Bound Forward – Cross Jacks Back   Set 3 Butt Kickers In and Out Jump Squats Combo: 4 Butt Kic… Read Article
Core, Core, Core!
Tuesday, April 13 2021 1:10 PM
Categorized In At-Home Workouts
Work out those abs with this intense core workout!     Part 1 Dead Bug 3 sets of 15 reps Plank Punches 3 sets of 10 reps V-ups with Toe Reach 3 sets of 15 reps Rest 30 seconds!   Part 2 Plank Leg Extensions 3 sets of 15 reps Straight Leg Sit-ups with a twist  3 sets of 15 reps Crunch Leg Lift  3 sets of 15 reps Rest 30 seconds!    Par… Read Article
Upper Body Stretch
Friday, April 9 2021 10:13 AM
Categorized In At-Home Workouts
Stretches for your Arms, Back, and Neck! After arm day, stretch it out! Help yourself recover and get back to it, with these amazing upper body stretches! Do each stretch in 3 sets of 5 reps. Hold each stretch for 5 seconds.   Part 1 Single Arm Pec Stretch 3 x 5  Single Arm Lat Stretch 3 x 5 Forearm/Bicep Stretch 3 x 5     Part 2 Double Arm Lower… Read Article
Lower Body Stretch
Thursday, April 8 2021 10:27 AM
Categorized In At-Home Workouts
Stretches for Your Glutes and Legs! Extra sore from a hard-core workout at Genesis Health Clubs? In need of some major stretch time? We got you! Here are some amazing lower body stretches that will help you recover. Do each stretch in 3 sets. Hold each stretch for 5 seconds.   Part 1 Hip Flexor Chair Stretch 3 x 5 reps each leg Inchworm 3 x 10  90/90 Hip Mobility 3 x 5 reps each leg … Read Article
Peanut Butter Green Smoothie
Tuesday, April 6 2021 11:59 AM
Categorized In Recipes
Perfect Post-Workout Smoothie: Peanut Butter Green Smoothie All you need is 5 ingredients, 6 if you add protein powder. This nutrient-packed shake is perfect as a breakfast or as a post-workout snack! If you need a quick and easy option, this smoothie is perfect for you! And with 22 grams of protein, you can feel confident refueling with it after a hard workout.   Ingredients 1 Frozen Banana (in place o… Read Article
Arms, Back, and Shoulders
Wednesday, March 31 2021 10:03 PM
Categorized In At-Home Workouts
Light to Medium Weight  Slow: 4 counts down, four counts up Quick: 2 counts down, 2 counts up Use At-Home Objects like water bottles if you don't have weights available!     Set 1 Traditional Pushups: 4 slow, 8 quick Tricep pushups: 4 slow, 8 quick Combo: 2 traditional pushups, 2 tricep pushups – repeat 4 times   Set 2 Bicep Curl: 4 slow, … Read Article
Core and Booty
Monday, March 29 2021 4:54 PM
Categorized In At-Home Workouts
1 minute each workout with a 15-second break in between each move 30-second break between each set 2-minute break between each round   Set 1 Plank toe taps Single Leg Glute Bridge   Set 2 Plank Leg Lift Glute Bridges     Set 3 Side Plank Elbow to Knee Superman   Set 4 V Sit Toe Tap Reach Pistol Squat   S… Read Article
What Are the Best Low-Calorie Alcoholic Drinks?
Monday, March 15 2021 11:29 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
Let's face it... It's hard to have a social life AND remain conscious about what you’re consuming, especially during a holiday. 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 oka… Read Article
Bodyweight Workout - Upper Body
Wednesday, March 10 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
Lower Body Exercises - Bodyweight Workout
Monday, March 8 2021 4:35 PM
Categorized In At-Home Workouts
Bodyweight Workout for your Lower Body We've got an amazing body weight workout for you today! One that will fire up those legs and booty! This lower body bodyweight workout is perfect for both men and women, for levels beginner, intermediate and advanced!   Part 1 Forward Lunge - 20 each single leg Stand tall with feet hip-width apart and engage your core. Take a big step forward with yo… Read Article
Reasons Why Parents Enroll Kids in Summer Camp
Monday, March 8 2021 4:25 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
It’s almost that time… Summer is fast approaching and soon the kids will be out of school! Do you have a plan to keep your kids active and engaged this Summer? If not, don’t fret! At Genesis Health Clubs, we offer Mighty Camp, which helps maximize the fun in sports and self-development activities designed for children ages 5-12 years. At Mighty Camp kids participate in STEAM ac… Read Article
Summer Grilled Vegetable Salad
Saturday, March 6 2021 2:40 PM
Categorized In Recipes
Recipe by Amy Flannegan, Certified NutritionistOriginal Recipe adapted from   One concern we see a lot in the nutrition world is how to stay interested in and make healthy foods taste great. A lot of healthy, plant-based meals are lacking in the ingredients that trigger our drool-response—melty cheese, fried or greasy foods, and creamy, buttery sauces. As we continue in spring … Read Article
Using Massage Therapy to Recover from Your Workout
Wednesday, March 3 2021 10:50 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
There are many direct and indirect benefits to massage therapy, and the different levels and types of bodywork can have different goals. Not only does massage therapy feel good, but it also accomplishes profound changes in the body’s soft tissue (muscles, fascia, tendons, etc.), leading to improved range of motion, injury rehabilitation, a more balanced body, decreased pain, and better p… Read Article
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