SUN POINT FITNESS BLOG

Top 5 At-Home Exercises for Workout Newbies

Like everything in life, getting in shape is no piece of cakewalk in the park (we just combined three idioms into one). But the Olathe personal trainers at SunPoint Fitness want to tell you that you’ve got what it takes to lose weight, trim fat, and tone up those lackluster buns. We know you do. You know you do. So, what are you waiting for? Check out these 5 key exercises to do at home, and you’ll go from “newbie” to “pro” in no time.

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5 Unusual Tips to Get Over Your Weight-Loss Plateau

You’ve worked hard to toss aside some extra pounds, but no matter what you do, those last few Ls and Bs just won’t disappear. Seeing those numbers on the scale stay stagnant can be frustrating, but here’s the thing about weight-loss plateaus: they mean you’re doing something right!

There are plenty of reasons for a downturn in weight loss. Most commonly, this slump suggests that your body has grown accustomed to its new weight, which means a slower metabolism. Your new body doesn’t need as many calories to function at peak performance—a 220-pound man who loses 10% of his weight could require approximately 500 fewer calories per day, for example—so a plateau is nearly impossible to avoid.

But that doesn’t mean it can’t be conquered! Here are a few tips to help you get over that weight-loss hump we all despise with the fury of a billion suns.

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The Busy Parent’s Guide to Exercising

School’s back in session here in Olathe and Kansas City, KS. Between hectic mornings pushing the kids onto the bus and equally hectic evenings getting dinner on the table, when do you have time to hit the weights and treadmills? Fret not! There’s still hope for your workout success if you plan your daily calendar well enough. Here are a couple of ideas to get you into the regimented swing of things.

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Your Guide to Healthy Restaurants near Kansas City

Between rounding up the kids for school, pumping out hundreds of emails at work, and driving through Kansas City rush hour, you’re left with a day’s worth of time measured in seconds, not hours. But don’t settle for the drive-thru line for some empty calories! Turn your “must-do” list into a “will do soon” list and tell your boss, in no uncertain terms, that the TPS report will have to wait till the afternoon. Because a relaxing and nutritious lunch is in your future at one of these healthy restaurants around Olathe and Kansas City.

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Muscle Maker Grill (Olathe, KS)

There are no frills at this Olathe grill—just a menu packed with fuel to push you through your on-the-go life. Like our Olathe gym, Muscle Maker Grill is committed to providing you with all the tools needed to stay in shape (their tools just happen to be served on plates). Fan-favorite items include the Italiano Salad, Kale and Quinoa Wrap, Godfather bowl, MMG Margherita pizza, and dozens of refreshing smoothies and shakes. All food can be enjoyed in their dining area or vis-à-vis a doggie bag, so you can eat at your desk and at least feel productive. read more…

30 Minutes of Moderate Exercise a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Apples are great to keep your boo-boos at bay, but it’s got nothing on a 30-minute calorie-burning workout. According to the American Heart Association, moderate-intensity aerobic activity (e.g. yard work or jogging) should be performed 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week to improve your cardiovascular health. That’s 150 minutes a week—perfectly doable, right? Still, many people have a difficult time sticking with let alone starting an exercise routine. That’s what our SunPoint Fitness personal trainers are here for; to help you begin and stay committed to a 30-minute workout schedule.

The SunPoint Fitness 30-Minute Workout

 

The SunPoint Fitness 30-Minute Workout

 

Our workouts evolve as your body evolves, which allows you to engage and train all muscle groups as needed. However, we gladly provide the following half-hour workouts as a starting point: read more…

Health Benefits of Exercising for Both Mind & Body

Health Benefits of Exercising for Both Mind and Body

No one really knows how the body and mind work together, but we do know that physical health is directly linked to mental well-being. Even 10-minute bursts of daily exercise — our Olathe fitness coaches recommend working out for at least 30 minutes per day, but who’s counting? — can improve your general ability to function. If you suffer from symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, or poor memory, you may want to start hitting the gym as a supplement to prescriptions and therapy.

Mood Booster

Trimming your waistline may be priority #1, but did you know that exercising can also help you trim unwarranted anxiety, mental blocks, and negative thoughts related to depression? Many studies have been conducted to prove—or disprove—this theory, but the proof is in the proverbial pudding. read more…

3 Inspiring Body Transformation Stories to Keep You Motivated

It’s been said that hard work pays off, that nothing worth having comes easy, that you only get out of life what you put into it. While these rousing adages can certainly spark motivation, true inspiration is best created by seeing such hard work bear fruit. If you’re struggling to find the motivation to turn your life around, these 3 incredible body transformation stories will ignite your internal fire to trim down, eat better, and get fit!

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5 Kansas City Races to Train for this Summer

Whether you’re an avid runner or just starting out, summer is the ideal time to banish those snow and rain boots, lace up your jogging sneakers, and take to the track. Of course, you can’t just sign up for a 5k without preparing in advance. So, start training at home or at our Olathe gym right now, and you’ll be ready to tackle each mile at one of these five great races in the Kansas City area!

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