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Tips for Enjoying Memorial Day and Staying Healthy
Thursday, May 27 2021 11:39 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Monday is Memorial Day! How will you be celebrating the holiday this year? As we celebrate, it’s important to remember what Memorial Day is truly about: remembering those who we have lost and those who have fought for our country. To all those individuals, inside and outside the Genesis gym walls, we thank you for your selfless service. You will not be forgotten. A significant ho… Read Article
HIIT vs. Cardio
Monday, May 17 2021 4:50 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ve probably heard of High-Intensity Interval Training, or have at least seen how popular it’s become or how it’s taking the fitness industry by storm. When it comes to working out for weight loss, generally, people think of steady state cardio at the top of the pound-shredding list, and those people would be right. Cardio is a great way to lose fat, but it's not … Read Article
What Is BMI?
Monday, May 17 2021 10:58 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
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
8 Things to Avoid After Your Workout is Done
Monday, May 3 2021 5:23 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Having some trouble finding results? Perhaps it's something you're doing after working out...The time has come to delve into some post-workout pitfalls that you should avoid at all costs! Things to Avoid After Your Workout is Done Pitfall #1: Not Stretching Targeted Muscles Once the workout is done you should stretch the muscles that were just targeted. This will not only help them recov… Read Article
How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Health
Wednesday, April 21 2021 11:40 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Accomplishing fitness goals requires a lot of 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 opti… Read Article
Reasons Why Parents Enroll Kids in Summer Camp
Monday, March 8 2021 4:25 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
It’s almost that time… Summer is fast approaching and soon the kids will be out of school! Do you have a plan to keep your kids active and engaged this Summer? If not, don’t fret! At Genesis Health Clubs, we offer Mighty Camp, which helps maximize the fun in sports and self-development activities designed for children ages 5-12 years. At Mighty Camp kids participate in STEAM ac… Read Article
Using Massage Therapy to Recover from Your Workout
Wednesday, March 3 2021 10:50 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
There are many direct and indirect benefits to massage therapy, and the different levels and types of bodywork can have different goals. Not only does massage therapy feel good, but it also accomplishes profound changes in the body’s soft tissue (muscles, fascia, tendons, etc.), leading to improved range of motion, injury rehabilitation, a more balanced body, decreased pain, and better p… Read Article
10 Top Health Benefits to Drinking Red Wine
Friday, February 26 2021 1:05 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
It's time to grab your corkscrews… Drink Wine Day may have been February 18th, but we're here to tell you it's okay to celebrate the day whenever, as there are many benefits to drinking red wine in moderation of course. Having alcohol in its contents, you wouldn’t expect the delicious Pinor Noirs and Cabernets of the world to have many health benefits. But I’m here to tell you that a gla… Read Article
5 Tips for Keeping your Heart Healthy this Valentine’s Day
Sunday, February 14 2021 12:58 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
This Valentine’s Day, make sure to show yourself some love! And we don’t just mean with decadent chocolates and flowers... Although, yes! What we really mean is to show your heart some love. Keep your heart healthy and ticking for many more holidays to come! Keep your Heart Healthy this Valentine’s Day 1. Pump Up Your Cardio The American Heart Association recommends moderate to intense exercise for… Read Article
Couples Workouts for Valentine’s Day
Friday, February 12 2021 12:54 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
What's the saying? Couples that play together, stay together? Paxton Noll, a certified Personal Trainer at our East Central Genesis gym in Wichita, and Gina Cole, Group Fitness Instructor, have demonstrated some dynamic duo workouts, just in time for Valentine's Day. These workouts can be done really anywhere. So, before you head out with your Valentine for a romantic dinner or whatever activity you have planned, consider br… Read Article
Solutions For Your New Year's Resolutions: #RealisticResolutions
Friday, January 8 2021 10:37 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
It’s that time of year again. Everyone is ready to eat healthier and get back into an exercise routine. Sadly, 36% of people break their resolutions by January’s end, according to researchers at the University of Scranton, with only 8% achieving their goals. Don't encourage the same outcome for yourself! Change the statistic this year and make 2021 your be… Read Article
Group Fitness Class Raises $1080 Worth of Gift Cards to Donate to Children in Need
Tuesday, January 5 2021 4:57 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Let’s Reflect on Something Good From 2020, Shall We? With 2020 long gone, and 2021 finally and happily upon us, it’s easy to look back and chalk up the year 2020 as a loss… Don’t! Although we can probably all agree that there’s much negativity to remember, don’t forget all the good that came from the 2020 struggle… Ne… Read Article
5 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Diet and Fitness Resolutions Stick
Sunday, December 27 2020 11:02 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
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. There… Read Article
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
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 that mo… Read Article
Tips for Avoiding Holiday Over-Indulgence
Tuesday, October 27 2020 2:55 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
The holidays are coming and we couldn't be more excited! Now, more than ever, quality time and happier conversations are much needed to get us through the last of 2020.   Along with all the laughter and cheer, the holidays bring ever-tempting sweet treats and giant portions. If you are trying your best to enjoy the season but also remain healthy and true to your fitness goals, here are some ti… Read Article
How to Get Better Sleep
Monday, August 17 2020 11:32 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
What keeps you up at night? It's probably not the monsters in your closet.  The amount of sleep needed varies from person to person. One person may be happy with four hours of sleep each night, while another person may easily sleep ten hours. No matter how long you sleep, quality sleep is essential for quality wellness. If you’re not sleeping through the night, your body could be telling you something import… 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 and started following all the best fitness social media influencers.  – Great! – but now what? You have all these tools to help you stay fit, but you don’t know where to begin!   At Genesis Health Clubs, we want our members to be lifetime gym rats and outdoor enthusiasts because we know that to practice a healthy lifestyle … Read Article
10 Gym Bag Essentials
Monday, July 20 2020 10:28 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Have you ever gotten to the gym and suddenly realized that you forget a hair tie? Or even worse, your sports bra or running shoes? You are not alone! Let's talk about gym bag essentials and what you can pack now so you don't forget later.  Pro Tip: Keep essentials in your bag and change out the items that need washing after use. Below are ten of the items we feel we can’t be caught without.     … Read Article
Be Unstoppable
Monday, July 13 2020 2:29 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
One of the biggest challenges to achieving your desired body and obtaining healthy habits begins with motivation. There are many things that impede us from getting into the gym. From injuries, to illnesses, to the everyday stresses of life in general. Here are five tips to help you stay motivated and maintain your health this holiday season!   Start Small Sometimes it’s hard to get a workout routine started because… Read Article
The Warning Signs of Overtraining
Tuesday, June 23 2020 4:49 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Are you a workout junkie? Maybe in the gym more than five times a week or sometimes putting in two workouts a day? For this alone, we applaud you! It’s truly incredible that you take the time and put in the work day in and day out to reach your fitness goals. That being said, if you overwork your body and find yourself asking "am I working out too much?" you might be overtraining, which can halt your tr… 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
Barriers to Weight Loss and Exercise
Saturday, May 30 2020 2:27 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Originally written by Michelle Stout, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer & Health and Wellness Coach We’ve all heard excuse after excuse before when it comes to reasons why people can't work out... “I don’t have time.” “I’ve tried in the past and I failed.” “Exercise is too hard.” “I have a family and put myself last.” “Exercise … Read Article
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
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