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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
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