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What’s the Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?
Monday, September 14 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 … Read Article
How to Have a Healthy Back - Back Pain Relief Through Exercise
Monday, August 3 2020 10:31 AM
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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
Exercises to Tone Up Your Booty
Thursday, July 23 2020 12:30 PM
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  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
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
Which Group Fitness Class is Right for You?
Thursday, June 25 2020 3:03 PM
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With all the daily group fitness classes offered at Genesis Health Clubs, it’s hard to know which one is right for you. Which class will help you reach your fitness goals? The simple answer is that all of our classes will help you see lasting results. Specially designed to target specific areas of the body, classes led by our highly trained instructors will lead you to success on your fitness… 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
Benefits of Yoga
Thursday, June 4 2020 3:37 PM
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“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
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
2,000 Crunches Does a Belly Good?
Friday, May 29 2020 12:04 PM
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"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, t… Read Article
Tabata Training
Monday, May 25 2020 10:57 AM
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The Facts: To burn a pound of fat you must burn 3,500 calories. In essence, an individual with more than 50lbs to lose must burn 500 calories per exercise 6x a week to lose one pound of fat. Maximize your Fat Loss With this fact taken in to account we must set the participant on the road to burning this amount at every workout.  With a proper combination of strength training and cardio, you can maximize your fat loss… 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
Is there a quick fix to getting rock-hard abs?
Monday, May 18 2020 3:42 PM
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How do you get a set of rock-hard abs everyone dreams about? Isn’t that the question we’re always asking ourselves (unless you are that person with the rock-hard abs). How do you get from flab to fab? Can you work abs every single day? The answer to that is yes you can but it is not going to give you the results you are hoping for. Your abs are of course muscles, but thin in comparison to other muscles i… Read Article
5 Warm-Up Exercises Before a Run
Saturday, May 2 2020 12:56 PM
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There’s nothing quite as great as getting your heart pumping and muscles moving with a nice Spring run. The key to a perfect run is stretching out properly beforehand. Don’t skip this important step – it will only lead to ineffectiveness and pulled muscles. Here are a few good pre-running warm-up exercises to get you started.   Pre-running Warm-up Exercises   1. Swing Legs B… Read Article
Common Mistakes We Make While Working Out | Part 3
Friday, May 1 2020 2:10 PM
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The past few days we’ve been discussing common workout mistakes. Find Part 1 and Part 2 of this series below: Common Mistakes We Make While Working Out | Part 1 Common Mistakes We Make While Working Out | Part 2 Today, we give you part three of the series, ending with the same message that we’ve had all along: be aware of the mistakes you could be making and stay safe while you… Read Article
Common Mistakes We Make While Working Out | Part 2
Thursday, April 30 2020 2:03 PM
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Are you hurting yourself while working out? Don’t! Yesterday, we talked about workout mistakes that are commonly performed all the time. Whether you’ve been working out for years or you’re just getting started, it’s good to be aware of common workout mistakes so that you protect yourself from injury. Today, we’re giving more you more mistakes to be aware of, so… Read Article
Common Mistakes We Make While Working Out | Part 1
Wednesday, April 29 2020 12:05 PM
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Let’s face it: We all talk big when it comes to working out. A lot of us assume that we know our stuff or claim to be experts when it comes to proper form. But are we?   Unless you were born all-knowing and almighty, unless you’ve studied, thoroughly researched, and/or work or have worked in the fitness industry, you might be making some mistakes. Mistakes that could lead to a maj… 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
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
A prescription for a healthy life | Yoga
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
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
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
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