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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 important 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
Become the Morning Person You Want to Be
Tuesday, May 26 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 Enjoying for Memorial Day and Staying Healthy
Sunday, May 24 2020 11:39 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Tomorrow’s Memorial Day! How will you be celebrating the holiday this year? It’s important to remember what Memorial Day is truly about, remembering those who we’ve lost and those who have fought for our country. It’s also known as the unofficial start of summer! This year, however, it’s can also be known as the beginning of our new normal! Places are starting… 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
Food for thought - Foods that keep your brain sharp
Thursday, May 21 2020 5:05 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
The importance of eating healthy goes beyond making sure that you have a balanced diet, are avoiding high caloric meals and drinking enough water. Every food you consume brings with it nutrients and vitamins that build muscle, improve the immune system, and protect the brain from the effects of aging. The brain is made entirely of fatty tissue, 40 percent of which is DHA, the one of the fatty … Read Article
Tips for Getting up Early to Work Out
Wednesday, May 20 2020 11:24 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
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
The Cardio Sandwich - Weights Wedged Between Two Slices of Cardio
Friday, May 15 2020 11:35 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Are you hungry for something that kicks your workout regime up a notch? If so, may we suggest the delicious Cardio Sandwich?     Ingredients: 1. Two sets of cardio (treadmill, elliptical, stair-climber, stationary bike or your favorite heart-raiser) 2. One set of resistance (a few weights, kettlebells, weighted balls or even   push-ups) 3. A pinch of discipli… Read Article
How Positive Thinking Can Improve Your Health
Wednesday, May 13 2020 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 far, far away, with the pandemic and all the craziness out there, we thought we’d celebra… Read Article
What’s Your Fitness Personality?
Tuesday, May 12 2020 11:20 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Your workout should be right for YOU Personality type helps decide the type of work you enjoy, the people you spend time with, and the hobbies you a drawn to. An extroverted personality type may be drawn to team sports or social outings. On the converse, an introverted personality type might share dinner with a long-time friend or read a book in the corner of a coffee shop. Studies Show... In 2010 the Am… Read Article
How to pamper yourself during the quarantine on Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 10 2020 5:29 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
We hope all our Mothers out there are having a wonderful Mother’s Day. It’s one for the books that’s for sure. You may not be going to a nice brunch or dinner, or getting a spa day this year, but that does not mean you don’t get to pamper yourself today.   Here are some tips on things you and your children can do to pamper yourself on your special day.   Get a Mani-Pedi Thi… Read Article
Avoid Those Extra Quarantine Calories
Thursday, May 7 2020 2:39 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
If you’re anything like me, resisting that extra helping or having a couple pieces of pie can be darn near impossible on a normal day, add in this quarantine and I have no control. We’re not here to tell you to avoid every little urge and craving you get during this tough time (that would just be cruel plus, moderation is key), but here are a few tips to help you avoid the extra, unnecessary … Read Article
Fitness Myths that might be holding you back
Tuesday, May 5 2020 9:39 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
There’s so much information out there about the do’s and don’ts in the fitness world. So many people think they know everything there is to know about the fitness and nutrition world. But who can you believe? Are they all right? How do you know which influencers out there really know their stuff or not? Let’s bust those fitness myths that might be holding you back.   D… Read Article
Get Motivated Again! Tips to get your motivation back!
Monday, May 4 2020 2:03 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
We’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Governors are announcing their phase 1 plans to lift the stay at home order and boy are we ready! There will still be restrictions and life as we know it will forever be changed. The way we socialize will be different, going out in public in general will be different, and our outlook on life will be different. During the stay at home order, our motiva… Read Article
9 to Fine! Stay Healthy Beind A Desk
Tuesday, April 28 2020 12:30 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Who needs exercise when you’re an Excel champ and can run pivot tables in your sleep? Well, it turns out that individuals working in a chair 8-10 hours a day need exercise the most.  As we continue working at the office or from home during COVID-19, most of us will continue working at a desk. The typical American working 9-5, even while doing cardio five times a week for thirty minutes, may still… Read Article
The Ins and Outs of Meal Prepping
Friday, April 24 2020 3:57 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Prepping your meals each week is so important nowadays. Our grocery shopping is very limited and should only be done when our lists are larger. No more quick trips to the store for one or two items. We’re all eating more meals at home so being prepared and knowing what you’re having every day for every meal is more important now more than ever. We want to support the local restaurants, but it&rsq… Read Article
Top Ten ways to keep your kids busy during the stay at home order
Wednesday, April 22 2020 6:04 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Coming up with ways to keep your kids busy is not always easy! We've come up with our top ten ways to keep your kids entertained during the pandemic. Some of these I've done with my little girl and she's really enjoyed them! Let us know in the comments what you've done to keep your kids entertained! Chalk Obstacle Course Take some chalk and come up with some fun and easy… Read Article
How to keep kids entertained during your work out!
Monday, April 20 2020 10:34 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
Sometimes, it’s tough to get a good workout in when your kids are running around and need attention. Kids need to be entertained, you need your workout. What do you do? We’ve put together some ways to help keep your kids entertained and busy while you get your workout in for the day!   Babies and Toddlers (Ages 0-2) Babies and Toddlers are hard. They need constant attent… Read Article
Reducing stress with exercise
Saturday, April 11 2020 3:29 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
At the end of a long day, the last place you want to go to is the gym. Between cleaning the house, working a full day, and cooking dinner, life is stressful. When your brain experiences stress, it releases a surge of hormones invoking the fight or flight response. In the high-paced world we live in, tuning those hormones is difficult and long-term stress can have negative effects on your health and personal life.… Read Article
Stay-At-Home Easter Tips
Friday, April 10 2020 1:33 PM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
How to make Easter special during this Stay-at-Home Order! We’ve never had an Easter quite like this, or any holiday celebration for that matter. This year we are faced with finding new ways to celebrate Easter while also staying safe in our homes or cars. We hope you are all staying safe and healthy and we want to give you some tips on things you can do on Easter from the safety of your home.   Put toget… Read Article
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