SUN POINT FITNESS BLOG

7 Reasons Why You Should Switch Up Your Workout Routine

Should you change up your workout routine? Being creatures of habit, we tend to keep repeating our workouts. So, it’s easy to get into a rut—30 minutes on the bike on Monday, a set of weights on Tuesday, and the list goes on—and the best way to get out of it is to make some adjustments.

7 Reasons Why You Should Switch Up Your Workout Routine

Experts, however, agree that you need to diversify your workout to gain the maximum benefit. Doing the same exercises over and over will make both your mind and body adapt to the exercises, reducing benefits. Here are seven top reasons to vary your exercises. read more…

Caught Between Feast & Famine: Thanksgiving Dieting Tips

For many dieters, Thanksgiving is one of the most difficult times of the year. You’ve got sweet treats, savory carb-heavy delights, and little motivation to remove yourself from the couch—all of which makes it unlikely for you to want to step on the scale after the feast ends. But don’t fret; you can still happily enjoy Thanksgiving and not gain 10 pounds by Friday morning. All it takes is a bit of planning and some reflection over what you should and shouldn’t shovel down your pie hole.

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Here are a few pieces of advice to keep you on course.

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

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The Buddy System: Why It’s Best to Work Out with a Friend

Are you having trouble starting an exercise routine? Maybe you can start, but you can’t stick with it. Or maybe you’ve been working out for a while without seeing the kind of results you want. Asking a friend to join you at the gym is just what you need to improve your workouts and get better results. Here are some reasons why having a workout buddy or group is good for your physical and mental health.

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1. Friends Help You Make Time to Exercise

One of the biggest obstacles to getting started with an exercise program is finding the time. When you haven’t yet made exercise a habit, it can be difficult to actually get off the couch and do the workouts you’ve planned. Knowing that someone else is meeting you at the gym is a powerful incentive to ensure you aren’t letting that person down. read more…

The Best Free Apps for Exercise & Healthy Living (2017)

So, you’re ready to turn the corner and become a brighter, better, and healthier you? Congrats on taking that first step! Although the experts at our Olathe gym believe it’s in your best interest to seek out a professional fitness trainer when you’re training or losing weight, sometimes starting slow is a worthwhile tactic to accomplish your goals. For those people who live by the adage that “slow and steady wins the race,” test out these amazing free apps to ensure you’re on the right track.

Apps for Working Out

JeFit Exercising App

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Winner: JEFIT (Android, iOS)

Exercising is great, but to truly benefit from your workout, you should analyze your progress to adapt, evolve, and reassess your techniques and strategies—and that goes beyond the pounds coming off the scale. If you decide to forego partnering with a personal trainer like those at SunPoint Fitness, JEFIT may be your data-driven salvation. read more…

Fast, Seasonal & Simple Meal Planning 101

If you ever wondered why it’s hard to lose weight, consider:

As it turns out, it’s not easy being lean. Yes, losing weight is hard work, but maintaining the loss is the most difficult yet. Here are 12 ways meal planning can tip the scales in your favor.

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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…