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Health Benefits of Kombucha

Friday, June 23 2017 4:09 PM
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Known as the “Immortal Health Elixir” by the Chinese, kombucha is a beverage with many health benefits. The fermented drink has been around for centuries but recently became popular in the U.S. because of its reported perks. What is Kombucha? Although you may hear it referred to as mushroom tea, kombucha is not actually made from mushrooms; the bacteria and yeast that grow on top of kombucha result in… Read Article

Nine Signs of Dehydration

Wednesday, June 7 2017 10:51 AM
Categorized In Fitness
Our bodies are made up of 50-75% water, so it makes sense that we need to replenish the water that’s lost. When we fail to do that, whether it’s because of sweating, overexertion, hot weather or just not enough water, we can begin to feel sluggish and weak—or worse. Here are nine signs that your body may be experiencing dehydration. Fatigue When your body is experiencing dehydration, your blood pr… Read Article

How to Train For Your First 5K Race

Thursday, May 25 2017 2:42 PM
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Congratulations for signing up for your first 5K race. It’s common to be nervous; you may be wondering if you’ll be able to finish or if you’ve prepared properly for the big day. Race morning will come fast, so here are some tips on how to train for your first 5K as painlessly as possible. 5K Training Schedule Training for a 5K race should never start too fast, too soon. There needs to b… Read Article

Five Back-Strengthening Stretches and Exercises

Monday, May 8 2017 2:44 PM
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Our backs are part of our core, which makes up everything except our arms and legs. Almost every movement that we make can be traced back to our core, which is why it needs to be the powerhouse of our bodies. A strong, well-conditioned back can withstand more stress, and protect the spine better, than a back that has not been conditioned through exercise. Here are five back-strengthening exercis… Read Article

Top Five Ways to Loosen up Your Hamstrings

Friday, April 28 2017 8:16 AM
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Whether you are a weight lifter, runner, a yogi or cyclist, you probably have noticed the importance of keeping your hamstrings flexible. Tight hamstrings are a very common problem that can limit your athletic performance or even lead to an injury. It could also strain your back during day-to-day activities. Tight hamstrings could be the result of many different things but it could be from an old inj… Read Article

Where Does Omaha Rank on the Healthiest Cities in America List?

Wednesday, March 22 2017 3:46 PM
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Your personal decisions, such as diet and exercise, are crucial to living a healthy life. But, some cities make healthy living a lot easier and can have a huge effect on the population’s overall health. So, where does Omaha rank on the healthiest cities in America list?   Healthiest Cities in America Study In 2016, Niche assessed over 200 cities to find the top 25 he… Read Article

What is a Ballet Barre Method Workout?

Wednesday, March 1 2017 8:48 AM
Categorized In Fitness
Discover the results you can achieve from a Barre workout class The Barre workout originally began as a warm-up exercise routine for ballet dancers has been brought to Genesis Health Clubs as group fitness classes. If you are unfamiliar with the Barre method, it is full-body workout that uses a bar or handrail (hence the name: "Barre") for support to hold your body still while contracting specific sets of muscles to increase … Read Article

Ten Ways to Get More Out of Your Workouts Before Swimsuit Season

Tuesday, February 28 2017 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. No matter what your goals, here are ten … Read Article

Five HIIT Workouts You Can Do Anywhere

Tuesday, February 14 2017 2:09 PM
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

Five Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Tuesday, January 31 2017 10:59 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

How Music Can Benefit Your Workout

Tuesday, January 10 2017 11:29 AM
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Everyone at the gym either has their headphones on, or if they don’t, they’re listening to the music playing on the speakers. So, if you’re like most people, you need music to get the most out of your workout. Upbeat tunes can really motivate you and give you the extra push you need to get through those last few reps! No matter what genre you like, music can benefit your workout in many way… Read Article

8 Tips for Accomplishing Your New Year's Weight Loss Resolution

Thursday, December 22 2016 9:10 AM
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According to a study done by the University of Scranton, weight loss is the number one New Year’s resolution. That same study also says that only 8% of people are successful in achieving their resolution. The time to set a New Year’s resolution is now, but do you have a plan on how to follow through? Here are 8 tips for accomplishing your New Year’s weight loss… Read Article

Defeating the Weight Loss Plateau

Friday, December 16 2016 8:59 AM
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You’re working hard, you’ve dedicated yourself to an exercise regimen and you’re seeing great results that are motivating you even farther. Suddenly, your results are at a standstill and you can’t seem to progress. You’ve officially hit the dreaded plateau. What do you do now? Defeating the weight loss plateau is possible with a little know-how. What is a Weight Loss Plateau? … Read Article

Genesis Enews - Holiday Edition

Wednesday, December 14 2016 5:32 PM
Categorized In Fitness
    Thank you for a great year at Genesis Health Clubs! 2016 has been a year of rapid growth for Genesis, and we are excited about even more to come. In this Holiday Edition of Enews, you will find a special gift from Genesis for a friend or family member, a huge discount for college students over winter break, Genesis growth and planning updates, tips to stay in shape … Read Article

Benefits of Pilates

Friday, December 9 2016 8:50 AM
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Pilates may look simple, but it takes a lot of precision and control with a strong emphasis on technique. The benefits of pilates are many as breathing and concentration can be improved, the movements can target every area of the body and the exercise is low impact. Most trainers define low-impact exercises as motions where one foot stays on the ground at all times. These types of exercises potentially reduce the risk of i… Read Article

Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Monday, December 5 2016 8:26 AM
Categorized In Fitness
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 indulgence. Even though it’s hard to resist temptations around you, there are some helpful tips to avoid holiday weight gain. Exercise In The… Read Article

Staying Motivated for Winter Exercise

Tuesday, November 29 2016 3:00 PM
Categorized In Fitness
The all too familiar feel of wintertime is drawing near. It’s freezing in the morning, dark when you come home from work, and the indoors are too cozy to part with. The motivation you once felt is still salvageable (don’t worry!), and you’ll be thanking yourself that you persevered with your workout regimen come spring. Here are some tips to help you avoid a winter workout hiatus: Set a… Read Article

Exercises That Are Easy on the Knees

Tuesday, November 1 2016 8:37 AM
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You’ve finally decided to get into a solid workout routine and everything is going great until you feel that bothersome knee pain that so many people experience. You don’t want to back down at this point, your motivation is there, but you don’t know if you should continue with the same regimen in fear of making things worse. Knee pain is a common ailment for people of all ages and it’s a com… Read Article

Benefits of Swimming for Seniors

Wednesday, October 19 2016 11:35 AM
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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

Monday, September 26 2016 3:48 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

Building Muscle Mass: More Weight or More Reps?

Friday, August 19 2016 2:30 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

The Benefits of Working Out With a Partner

Wednesday, July 20 2016 3:36 PM
Categorized In Fitness
When it comes to hitting the gym, two can definitely be better than one. Here’s why. Accountability Having a blah day? Don’t feel like going to the gym after a stressful day at work? You know working out will help you feel better, but without accountability, it can be all too easy to skip out. This all changes if you have a workout partner. After all, it’s one thing to cance… Read Article

Why Core Strength is Important

Friday, July 15 2016 2:05 PM
Categorized In Fitness
A flat stomach and six-pack abs may be the typical symbol of strength and fitness, but in reality, the abdominals are only part of a much larger interconnected area of muscles, called the core, that we use for most body movements. Looking for relief from low back pain? Strengthening your core may help. Want to improve your posture and balance? Try improving your core strength. Would you like to reduce your risk … Read Article

The Benefits of Yoga for Men

Thursday, June 23 2016 1:10 PM
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6 Good Reasons Guys Should Get Their “Om” On Yoga offers well-known benefits for both sexes, like improved flexibility and core strength. But there are some  other surprising benefits that just might have the guys striking warrior poses a whole lot more often. 1. Yoga Challenges Your Entire Body Unlike some workouts that target specific areas, yoga is a full-body resistance workout, stretc… Read Article

4 Ways Regular Exercise Can Help Reduce Stress

Wednesday, June 15 2016 3:24 PM
Categorized In Fitness
Stressed Out? Why Regular Exercise Should Be Part of Your Stress Relief Plan With so many things to do, it might seem like adding yet another activity— regular exercise sessions—would be counter-intuitive. But the stress-relieving benefits of exercise make it well worth the time spent. Here Are 4 Ways Regular Exercise Can Help Reduce Stress: 1. Endorphins: Your Brain's Natural Mood… Read Article
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