Genesis Health Clubs Blog

Debunking the calorie myth
Wednesday, December 11 2019 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
When is a Backbend Not a Proper Backbend?
Wednesday, November 13 2019 9:50 AM
Categorized In Fitness
Backbends (or heart openers for us yogis) are a common pose that, when done properly, can increase mobility, strength, improve posture and help alleviate pain. Let’s take a look at whether the backbend you're doing is truly a backbend, or if it's something else entirely. What Does ‘Opening the Heart’ Mean? When we backbend, the goal is to ‘open the heart’, not literally, but rather to in… Read Article
How to Perform a Proper Bench Press
Wednesday, October 9 2019 8:29 AM
Categorized In Fitness
John, the Fitness Manager at the Genesis Health Clubs Tara Plaza location, walks through the form and technique to perform a bench press properly. The bench press is an upper body exercise that consists of pressing a weight upwards while your body is in a supine position. This exercise targets the pectoral muscles, or pecs, and triceps. To start a bench press, sit on a bench with your feet on the ground … Read Article
Finding your fountain of youth
Monday, October 7 2019 3:26 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
– 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 breathlessness… Read Article
A prescription for a healthy life | Yoga
Saturday, October 5 2019 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
Functional Fitness: The Key to Healthy Activity | Personal Training
Friday, October 4 2019 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
What Is the Difference Between a Vegan and Vegetarian Diet?
Friday, October 4 2019 8:48 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
Here’s the short answer: vegetarians don’t eat meat (including poultry and fish) but may eat dairy, eggs or both. Vegans take it a step further and don’t consume any animal products. Many vegans also avoid clothing, personal care and household products that are tested on animals or contain animal products. All vegans are vegetarians, but not all vegetarians are ve… Read Article
Embarrassing Gym Moments and How to Deal
Thursday, October 3 2019 4:20 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
We’ve all been through it—you just had an embarrassing gym moment and you're 100 percent positive everyone else saw it. You either tripped on the treadmill, or even tripped just walking toward the treadmill, or maybe you put too much weight on your bar and now you’re struggling to lift it. Embarrassing gym moments happen to the best of us, but how we deal with them truly shows our char… Read Article
6 Easy Tips to Reduce Stress
Wednesday, October 2 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
Low-Carb Dieting For Beginners
Tuesday, October 1 2019 8:30 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
A low carb diet can be hard to navigate, especially for beginners that are just getting familiar with the idea. Studies show that low-carb diets can result in weight loss and improved health markers, and just about everyone knows someone who has tried it once or twice. If you’re curious about hopping on the low carb train too, here’s where to start. What Is a Low Carb Diet? A low carb diet is one… Read Article
Colorado October Newsletter
Monday, September 30 2019 2:08 PM
Categorized In Colorado
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
Colorado September Newsletter
Friday, August 30 2019 2:42 PM
Categorized In Colorado
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
Colorado August Newsletter
Thursday, August 1 2019 1:20 PM
Categorized In Colorado
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 Colorado
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 Colorado
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 Colorado
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 Colorado
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 Colorado
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 Colorado
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
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