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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
What Is BMI?
Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:58 AM
Categorized In Fitness
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
The Ins and Outs of Meal Prepping
Wednesday, September 13 2017 8:25 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
Prepping your meals every week can save you loads of time in the morning before work or in the evening preparing dinner. So, why doesn’t everybody do it? It makes sense, right? Spend three to four hours one day preparing meals for the entire week so you can sleep in that extra 30 minutes in the morning, or spend that extra hour in the evening playing with your children. But, let’s be honest, who… Read Article
Fight or Flight: Overcoming Gym Anxiety
Friday, September 8 2017 8:14 AM
Categorized In Fitness
Increased heart rate, perspiration, and rapid breathing are all physical effects of exercise; however, these are also indicators of fear. Taking charge of your health can be empowering, but what happens when someone’s knee-jerk response to coming to the gym for the first time leaves them weak in the knees with anxiety? Genesis Health Clubs Personal Trainer, Brad Jenson, explains that recognizing a… Read Article
Healthy Restaurants in Omaha
Thursday, September 7 2017 11:52 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
After learning that Omaha ranks in the bottom 25% on an America’s healthiest cities study done by Niche in 2016, we decided to do our part in helping the city of Omaha creep higher on the list. We provide easy gym access, but what about nutrition? As we all go to restaurants (hopefully in moderation!), it’s important to know which ones won’t leave you helplessly craving the wrong meal. Here are… Read Article
Why Personal Trainers Are Worth the Investment
Wednesday, September 6 2017 8:00 AM
Categorized In Personal Training
“Why don’t we ever do those”? a client asked me. She pointed across the fitness floor to another PT client performing burpees, as prescribed by his trainer. “Because you don’t need them,” I replied. “Why would we waste time on exercises that aren’t beneficial to you and your goals?” I’m a personal trainer. I charge by the hou… Read Article
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