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Should I Join a Gym? Reasons Why You Should!
Friday, December 11 2020 8:26 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
7 Reasons to Join a Gym | Genesis Health Clubs Let’s face it: shuffling along on the “deadmill” in your basement and doing the same fitness videos in your living room over and over again just isn’t that fun. Joining a gym would give you access to more equipment and classes, along with a sense of community, but is a Genesis Health Clubs membership right for you? Here are seven reasons everyone shoul… Read Article
Healthy Christmas Cookies - Grain and Gluten Free!
Tuesday, December 8 2020 12:34 PM
Categorized In Recipes
Ready for Christmas? So are we! This year, keep on the merry tradition of decorating Christmas cookies with your friends and family, but make it healthy! We have a delicious gluten-free and grain-free sugar cookie recipe for you, complete with a Paleo frosting recipe so you can keep up with the Holiday fun without sweating the scale so much. Healthy, Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies for Christmas&nbs… Read Article
Healthy Medicinal Veggie Chili Recipe
Tuesday, December 1 2020 12:25 PM
Categorized In Recipes
The chill of winter is upon us and crockpot cooking is one of the easiest solutions to creating a meal that will warm both your heart and belly. It's time to cozy up by the fire with this hearty, healthy crockpot meal together at home!  Medicinal Veggie Chili 1) Combine the following ingredients in a crockpot: 8 cups homemade vegetable stock (see recipe below) 1 large sweet potato, large dice 5 celery sticks, lar… Read Article
Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain
Wednesday, November 25 2020 8:26 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
The holiday season is a difficult time for people to continue with their healthy diet and exercise regimen. With the cold weather, cozy indoors, holiday gatherings, and delicious food, weight gain can happen to anyone thanks to a little festivity and a lot of indulgences. Even though it’s hard to resist temptations around you, there are some helpful tips to avoid holiday weight gain. Exercise In Th… Read Article
Become the Morning Person You Want to Be
Saturday, November 21 2020 10:41 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Do you wish you were a morning person? Do you wish you could wake up with energy so that you can fit in a good sweat session or spend some quality time with the fam before work?  Stop wishing! If you long for the day where you wake up to chirping birds and actually enjoy it, it’s time to make some changes so that waking up becomes easy. Here are some tips to help you become the morning p… Read Article
The Benefits of Taking Turmeric
Monday, November 2 2020 3:55 PM
Categorized In Supplements & Vitamins
Has someone ever talked to you about how awesome turmeric is? Have you ever been told to incorporate the ingredient into your diet or daily supplement intake? Today, we dive deep into Turmeric and the many advantages you get when you consume it. A quick snapshot of this blog? We agree with what you’ve heard. Take turmeric and reap all the health benefits! What is Turmeric? Turmeric is a … Read Article
Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
Monday, October 26 2020 12:08 PM
Categorized In Recipes
With the weather turning colder and the nights getting longer, it is natural to start craving some more filling, comforting foods like traditional beef chili, beef stews, and baked lasagnas. Keeping nutrition in mind sometimes gets left behind, with dishes carrying a high sodium, saturated fat, and cheese content. Sweet potatoes offer that filling and comforting sensation with a whole lot of flavor and sweetness,… Read Article
Weight Loss and the 80% Nutrition, 20% Exercise Rule
Monday, August 31 2020 12:36 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
When it comes to losing weight, we’ve all heard the formula “it’s 80% nutrition and 20% exercise.” What exactly does this mean and is there any truth to it? Let’s take a deeper look. The 80/20 Rule Creating a Caloric Deficit According to experts, weight loss is achieved when you take in fewer calories than you burn. To shed one pound, you need to burn or ha… Read Article
Supplement Savvy
Thursday, August 6 2020 6:17 AM
Categorized In Supplements & Vitamins
When it comes to making continual progress with your physique, you must... First, focus on creating an effective workout program that is geared specifically towards your personal needs and goals. (Need some help and accountability? Learn and train with the pros! Check out Personal Training at Genesis Health Clubs!) Secondly, you should turn your attention towards fueling your body with the proper nutrients … Read Article
How to Have a Healthy Back - Back Pain Relief Through Exercise
Monday, August 3 2020 10:31 AM
Categorized In Fitness
Did you break a new personal record in the deadlift, but feel like you broke something else the next morning trying to get out of bed? Did you squat the weight of Dumbo, but now feel trampled by a herd of elephants? Did you spend the weekend celebrating the local sport’s team victory by lifting too many bags of ice, but now your lower back feels hungover? Back pa… Read Article
Chicken Tostadas
Thursday, July 30 2020 1:00 PM
Categorized In Recipes
Ingredients 8 corn tortillas or tostada shells 3 medium tomatoes, diced 4 medium avocados, diced 3 tbsp red onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp chili powder 3/4 tsp salt Lime, juice of 15 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed 3 cups shredded chicken 1/2 cup feta or Cotija cheese Cooking spray Instructions To make tostada shells, line large baking sheet with silicone… Read Article
6 Tips to Take you from Beginner to Lifetime Exerciser
Monday, July 27 2020 2:29 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
You signed up for a gym membership - Great! But now what? You have all these new tools to help you stay fit - Awesome! But where to begin? At Genesis Health Clubs, we want our members to be lifetime gym rats and outdoor enthusiasts because we know that you need to be active to practice a healthy lifestyle. Switching from a non-exerciser to a gym-goer doesn’t happen overnight, so … Read Article
Exercises to Tone Up Your Booty
Thursday, July 23 2020 12:30 PM
Categorized In Fitness
  4 Exercises to Tone Up Your Booty We all long for a pencil skirt-worthy figure that shows off two shapely buns of steel. No need to starve yourself with a crazy diet or dive into an extreme workout regimen. These simple but powerful exercises will tone up your booty in no time.       1. Squats with a Kick This exercise is like a regular squat but includes an extra element to rea… Read Article
Five HIIT Workouts You Can Do Anywhere
Thursday, July 2 2020 11:12 AM
Categorized In Fitness
HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, alternates between periods of maximum effort and short recovery and is known for being an extremely effective way to improve respiratory endurance, cardiovascular health, and metabolic function. Because HIIT workouts are performed at such high intensity, they don’t take as long to complete as other workouts—making them ideal for people with busy sche… Read Article
Benefits of Swimming for Seniors
Thursday, June 18 2020 4:40 PM
Categorized In Fitness
Swimming is one of the best full-body exercises available. You may hear it referred to as a “no-impact” exercise, which simply refers to any exercise that doesn’t have a harsh impact on the joints. Swimming targets every main muscle group and provides support for the body, which is why it’s such an ideal exercise for seniors. Here are several other benefits of swimming as a senior: Improv… Read Article
Desk Exercises
Tuesday, June 16 2020 4:40 PM
Categorized In Fitness
Our bodies were meant to be active. Sitting at a desk for eight hours a day increases our risk of obesity, neck and back pain, fatigue, and tense, achy muscles. The good news is that there are things you can do right at your desk to help keep fit. These desk exercises improve flexibility and strength (plus work out those pesky neck and back kinks) but are subtle enough not to draw the attention of the entire office. All you ne… Read Article
Dump Your Fitness Slump!
Thursday, June 11 2020 11:56 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
We’ve all been there... Sometimes we just don’t wanna! Sometimes you reach a fitness slump where you can’t get yourself to go to the gym because you have an excuse or a lack of motivation. Genesis is here to help you fix your fitness slump, by answering to the following statements- statements we can all relate to because we’ve all said them one time or another.   Answers to Fix Your Fitn… Read Article
Benefits of Yoga
Thursday, June 4 2020 3:37 PM
Categorized In Fitness
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” – Bhagavad Gita. For over 5,000 years Yoga has been the staple for healthy, mindful living. It has many benefits. It can help you relax after a stressful day. It can help with mobility and flexibility. It can clear your mind and put you in a meditative state.   You probably know about the traditional ways that Yoga can benefit you, but… Read Article
2,000 Crunches Does a Belly Good?
Friday, May 29 2020 12:04 PM
Categorized In Fitness
"Doing 2,000 crunches will get me a six-pack." Is this a fact or myth…? If you guessed “fact,” then, er, um, WRONG, nope, incorrect! Research has found that crunches have almost no effect on body shaping, which is shocking because we see people at the gym bobbing up and down all the time. Your abdominals, actually comprised of four layers of muscles, all need to be targeted. And remember, … Read Article
Recommit to Healthy Eating
Thursday, May 28 2020 2:39 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
  The month of May is National Recommitment Month. Now, is the perfect time to recommit to healthy eating! Pay close attention to what you choose to fuel your body with. After all, diet contributes to about 80% of overall health and well-being. If you’ve been hitting the gym but still aren’t seeing results, nutrition might be the answer. In honor of National Recommitment Month, we encour… Read Article
Exercise of the Day - Cable Row
Thursday, May 28 2020 10:55 AM
Categorized In Exercise of the Day
  Andy Held and Josh Ellis show you how to do a cable row that you can perform at the gym or with a band at home!      
Motivation Tips For When You Don't Feel Like Working Out
Saturday, May 23 2020 4:19 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
It’s 9:00 p.m. You just put the kids to bed and it’s time to finally squeeze in your workout for the day. You walk to your dresser to grab your workout shorts when your spouse asks if you want to get caught up on Games of Thrones. You can always work out double hard tomorrow, right? Unfortunately, you’re developing a bit of a pattern. You skipped your morning workout b… Read Article
Looking for Love: If Running Were a Tinder Match
Friday, May 22 2020 5:09 PM
Categorized In Fitness
With butterflies in my stomach, I read the bio again and again, “Slow and steady or a sprint to the finish line; either way, we’ll take it one step at a time.” Although this potential suiter seemed a little out of my league, the words ignited the feeling I get when I hold a 4th of July sparkler—alluringly simple with the potential to burn me. Like a sprinter poised on the… Read Article
Tips for Getting up Early to Work Out
Wednesday, May 20 2020 11:24 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
It’s 5:00 a.m. on a Thursday and your alarm goes off. You roll over and hit the snooze button, just like you did every day so far this week. And last week. “That’s ok,” you think, “I’ll get in a good workout tomorrow.” Well, you’re not alone. The hardest part of reaching your fitness goals can be just getting started and developing good habits. There is good … Read Article
Butt Blast Cardio Workout
Tuesday, May 19 2020 3:43 PM
Categorized In At-Home Workouts
We've got a great booty workout for you. We recommend doing this 4 times a week on alternating days. As you progress, each step should go up every 5. The goal is to reach 100.   GOBLET SQAUTS:  If you’re advanced, hold a 20-25 lb weight at your chest. Feet hip distance apart and squat squeezing your glutes when you stand. This can be done with just your body weight. Hold your arms acro… Read Article
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