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Reasons to Spin
Monday, July 6 2020 1:46 PM
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It may come as no surprise that there is a mountain of benefits when it comes to spinning. Great for weight loss, your heart health, your mental health, your legs, butt, and core… If you haven't tried this incredible way to work both your mind and body, we highly recommend that you join a spin class at Genesis Health Clubs and see what all the fuss is about. The Benefits of Spinning Improved Heart Health While you … Read Article
Five HIIT Workouts You Can Do Anywhere
Thursday, July 2 2020 11:12 AM
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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
Five Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Tuesday, June 30 2020 11:12 AM
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High-Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is an ideal workout for people who have busy schedules. Research shows you can achieve more progress in a fifteen-minute interval training session, three times per week, than you could by just jogging on the treadmill for an hour. It allows for muscle building and fat loss in a short amount of time, which is why it’s becoming such a popular… Read Article
Benefits of Swimming for Seniors
Thursday, June 18 2020 4:40 PM
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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
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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
Building Muscle Mass: More Weight or More Reps?
Tuesday, June 2 2020 3:25 PM
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What's better for getting bigger muscles? Heavy weight and few reps, or light weight and more reps? Here’s how it all breaks down. Low Reps with Heavier Weight The traditional method for building muscle mass, for both men and women alike, is to lift heavier weights and increase the amount of weight over time. On the intense end of the spectrum, powerlifters and many competitive bodybuilder… Read Article
Motivation Tips For When You Don't Feel Like Working Out
Saturday, May 23 2020 4:19 PM
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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 … Read Article
Looking for Love: If Running Were a Tinder Match
Friday, May 22 2020 5:09 PM
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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
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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
What’s the Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?
Sunday, April 26 2020 4:22 PM
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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
Ten Ways to Get More Out of Workouts
Monday, February 10 2020 9:29 AM
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For many people, the end of winter is known as crunch time. You may find yourself rushing to try to look your best before the dreaded bikini weather hits. Maybe you’ve indulged a little too much over the holidays, workouts became increasingly infrequent, or maybe you just want to get more out of your workouts before swimsuit season. The experts at Genesis Health Clubs are … Read Article
Tips to Feel Your Best This Summer
Monday, February 3 2020 3:16 PM
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Summer is the perfect time to rejuvenate, get in shape, and reinvent your life. Summer’s not over yet, and there is still time to feel your best before the season’s over! Here are our best tips:   Low Sugar, High Protein It’s amazing how great you can feel the second you alter your diet to eat healthier. Choose foods that are low in sugar to avoid afternoon crashes, and replace them… Read Article
When is a Backbend Not a Proper Backbend?
Wednesday, November 13 2019 9:50 AM
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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
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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
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– 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
A prescription for a healthy life
Saturday, October 5 2019 3:32 PM
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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
Embarrassing Gym Moments and How to Deal
Thursday, October 3 2019 4:20 PM
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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 cha… Read Article
5 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Diet and Fitness Resolutions Stick
Friday, December 22 2017 11:02 AM
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It’s that time of the year again—the time when you’re motivated to make a change and stick to it. However, that motivation can easily wither away as the new year becomes, well, not so new anymore. Diet and fitness changes are among the most common New Year’s resolutions, and it comes as no surprise that it’s one of the busiest times for gyms. Ther… Read Article
Holiday Enews - 2017
Friday, December 15 2017 3:05 PM
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  Merry Christmas from Genesis Health Clubs! It seems like just yesterday 2016 was coming to a close, and yet here we are, wrapping up 2017 and getting ready for an exciting 2018. This year has been a remarkably eventful one for Genesis. After a huge explosion of growth last year, we’ve remodeled several clubs, completed lengthy construction projects and even acquired a few new ones, including our first clubs … Read Article
Genesis Health Clubs Continues Explosive Growth With Move Into Colorado
Thursday, November 2 2017 11:36 AM
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Miramont Lifestyle Fitness announces today the sale of all four health clubs, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, to Genesis Health Clubs. This includes the three main full-service health clubs under the Miramont Lifestyle Fitness name: Miramont North, Miramont South and Miramont Central, with amenities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and a climbin… Read Article
How Often Should I Go to the Gym?
Thursday, October 12 2017 8:52 AM
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There’s no magic number of times you should hit the gym every week. How often you go depends on your body, your fitness goals, and your schedule. Still, there are some general guidelines: General fitness: 4 - 5 days per week Weight loss: 5 - 6 days per week Muscle building: 3 - 4 days per week Let’s take a closer look at each. If you want to improve your general fitness and keep in shape... .… Read Article
What Is BMI?
Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:58 AM
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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
Fight or Flight: Overcoming Gym Anxiety
Friday, September 8 2017 8:14 AM
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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
Five Tips to Practice For Better Posture
Thursday, August 31 2017 3:57 PM
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We often don’t think about how our posture affects our everyday life when it comes to exercise, walking, sitting and balance. Our physical appearance and fitness goals can easily derail with bad posture. To maintain proper body alignment, strength and muscle flexibility is key. Practicing proper posture habits daily in the workplace and at home will help you acknowledge poor posture and correct i… Read Article
Does Cryotherapy Speed Muscle Recovery?
Monday, July 31 2017 9:36 AM
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If you’ve ever had sore muscles, you know how they can prevent you from sticking to your normal routine. For the lives of many, this simply isn’t an option. Professional athletes claim that cryotherapy works to speed muscle recovery, and now that it’s readily available to the public, it’s important to know if the results are worth the price tag. What is Cryotherapy? Cryotherapy … Read Article
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