Blog

Our blog is the way we connect with you. Whether we are bragging on a member's achievements, divulging gym tips, examining an interesting topic or sharing how we REALLY feel about something - we select each post because we are passionate about what we do at City Gym.

Thomas L. Teter Jr. DC

Recently there have been many gym members asking various questions about stretching, its use, and forms of application. Stretching is a topic that is often confusing, polarizing, or that offers an incomplete message.

Another popular idea about stretching is that it prevents deep muscle soreness following a hard workout. This soreness is referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness. Current studies strongly suggests that stretching is completely useless for preventing soreness.

Cristi St. Onge, Membership Representative

Growing up, I always struggled with my weight. I did the whole yo-yo thing quite a bit as a result. I was heavy through grade school, and at the beginning of high school, I was introduced to the all-too-familiar “low-carb diet” and, despite eating terribly (bacon and cheese), I had lost some weig

Just being a part of City Gym has pushed me to do things I never thought possible.

Chris Davlantes, MD (A Second Opinion)

We were all recently saddened by the news that Prince had died in his suburban Minneapolis home, and it sheds some light on the fact that we are in the midst of an epidemic much worse than the much-publicized Zika Virus you may have heard about recently:  Prescription opioid overdose.   Prince’s

Alternative therapies should be considered and discussed with your doctor for certain chronic conditions, including:

Hailee Bland-Walsh, Owner

Five years ago I hosted a group of committed "staff members" (aka, my family and Teri Miller, City Gym's first employee) in the yet-to-be-finished City Gym KC. I had somehow convinced them to join me in my gorilla marketing efforts by passing out CG green water bottles at the Brookside Annual Art Fair all weekend.

And just like that, brick by brick, conversation by conversation, handshake by handshake, water bottle by water bottle, the idea of who City Gym would become began to take shape. City Gym is born of the belief that a gym should be more than a place to workout, it should be a place to belong.

Chris Davlantes, MD (A Second Opinion)

Winter is finally over and – while the Kansas City Royals just finished their spring training in Surprise, Arizona – spring training has just begun for you City Gym members who like to change things up occasionally and take your workout outside, where you can breathe some fresh air and soak up some Vitamin D.  Whether you like to run, cycle, swim, golf, or play tennis, there are a few things to keep in mind before you head outdoors...

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Laura Mogenson, Fitness & Wellness Manager

Who is that girl?  The girl who smiles in class, greets and chats with everyone whom she sees, and simply makes people feel good when she is around????  That girl is Mary W., one of our favorite members at City Gym. Working out is one of Mary's passions, and you will often see her in SPIN and Zumba Classes as well as walking on the treadmill and lifting weights.

When Mary is not working out, she spends time at St. Peter’s Catholic Church as a volunteer assistant as well as works at the YMCA Children's Center Campus.  She loves working with children and helping them learn how to play with each other.

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