Genesis Health Clubs Blog

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. … 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 Want to learn about the differences between steady state cardio and HIIT, or the benefits of HIIT altogether? Read the blogs below! benefits of HIIT HIIT vs. Cardio   Set 1 Cross Jacks – Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and arms straight out. … Read Article
How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Health
Wednesday, April 21 2021 11:40 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Accomplishing fitness goals requires 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 optimistic ou… 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
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