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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
Summer Grilled Vegetable Salad
Saturday, March 6 2021 2:40 PM
Categorized In Recipes
Recipe by Amy Flannegan, Certified NutritionistOriginal Recipe adapted from ohsheglows.com   One concern we see a lot in the nutrition world is how to stay interested in and make healthy foods taste great. A lot of healthy, plant-based meals are lacking in the ingredients that trigger our drool-response—melty cheese, fried or greasy foods, and creamy, buttery sauces. As we continue in spring … 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
Cinnamon Bun Protein Cookies
Saturday, February 20 2021 12:00 AM
Categorized In Recipes
Ingredients   1 scoop vanilla protein powder 3 T coconut flour sifted 1 T granulated sweetener of choice Pinch sea salt 2 T cashew butter can sub for any nut butter, but cashew is best 1 T pure maple syrup* pinch vanilla extract 1-2 T dairy free milk of choice** 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp granulated sweetener of choice   Instructions   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line… Read Article
Ten Ways to Get More Out of Workouts
Thursday, February 18 2021 9:29 AM
Categorized In Fitness
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
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
Food for thought - Foods that keep your brain sharp
Friday, December 18 2020 5:05 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
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 fat… 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
The Skinny on Cheat Meals | What's the Science and How Do I Use Them?
Thursday, December 10 2020 12:00 AM
Categorized In Nutrition
When it comes to weight loss, the hardest part for most of us is diet. No questions asked. Point blank, period. Why? Because we all have a HUGE sweet tooth, a need for heavy carbs, or those ooey-gooey meals we know we shouldn't have while trying to get fit or be healthy. Cheat Meals Boost Your Metabolism... Say what? With most diets and nutritional health in general, th… Read Article
Healthy Christmas Cookies - Grain and Gluten Free!
Tuesday, December 8 2020 12:34 PM
Categorized In Recipes
Ready for Christmas? So are we! This year, keep on the merry tradition of decorating Christmas cookies with your friends and family, but make it healthy! We have a delicious gluten-free and grain-free sugar cookie recipe for you, complete with a Paleo frosting recipe so you can keep up with the Holiday fun without sweating the scale so much. Healthy, Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies for Christmas&nbs… Read Article
Healthy Medicinal Veggie Chili Recipe
Tuesday, December 1 2020 12:25 PM
Categorized In Recipes
The chill of winter is upon us and crockpot cooking is one of the easiest solutions to creating a meal that will warm both your heart and belly. It's time to cozy up by the fire with this hearty, healthy crockpot meal together at home!  Medicinal Veggie Chili 1) Combine the following ingredients in a crockpot: 8 cups homemade vegetable stock (see recipe below) 1 large sweet potato, large dice 5 celery sticks, lar… 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
Make Your Pumpkin Pie Paleo This Thanksgiving
Tuesday, November 17 2020 12:32 PM
Categorized In Recipes
Obsessed with pumpkin? So are we! There are so many recipes out there to enjoy this Fall, but a lot of the pumpkin spice favorites are packed with fat and tons of sugar. Thanksgiving is next week! Make your pumpkin pie Paleo this Thanksgiving and stay on track with your fitness goals!  Yes, it's okay to treat yourself every once in a while. But if you're worr… Read Article
Bring Back Health to Holiday Meals | Keep it Healthy this Thanksgiving
Monday, November 9 2020 12:17 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
With all the Friendsgivings, holiday get-togethers, office parties, and the extra sweet treats baked back at home it can be hard to make it through the holiday season without adding an extra 200 – 300 calories a day to your diet. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we have some holiday health advice to help you stay on track and meet your fitness goals! Use the following good-to-know, keep-me-s… Read Article
The Benefits of Taking Turmeric
Monday, November 2 2020 3:55 PM
Categorized In Supplements & Vitamins
Has someone ever talked to you about how awesome turmeric is? Have you ever been told to incorporate the ingredient into your diet or daily supplement intake? Today, we dive deep into Turmeric and the many advantages you get when you consume it. A quick snapshot of this blog? We agree with what you’ve heard. Take turmeric and reap all the health benefits! What is Turmeric? Turmeric is a … 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
Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
Monday, October 26 2020 12:08 PM
Categorized In Recipes
With the weather turning colder and the nights getting longer, it is natural to start craving some more filling, comforting foods like traditional beef chili, beef stews, and baked lasagnas. Keeping nutrition in mind sometimes gets left behind, with dishes carrying a high sodium, saturated fat, and cheese content. Sweet potatoes offer that filling and comforting sensation with a whole lot of flavor and sweetness,… Read Article
What’s the Difference Between Yoga and Pilates?
Monday, September 14 2020 4:22 PM
Categorized In Fitness
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
Weight Loss and the 80% Nutrition, 20% Exercise Rule
Monday, August 31 2020 12:36 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
When it comes to losing weight, we’ve all heard the formula “it’s 80% nutrition and 20% exercise.” What exactly does this mean and is there any truth to it? Let’s take a deeper look. The 80/20 Rule Creating a Caloric Deficit According to experts, weight loss is achieved when you take in fewer calories than you burn. To shed one pound, you need to burn or ha… Read Article
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