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Chris Davlantes, MD (A Second Opinion)

So, I’m starting to wonder if the City Gym slogan should be revised to say: “Be Fit.  Be Well.  Belong.  Be Pregnant.”  I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but there are quite a few members at our gym who in various stages of their pregnancy, so I thought it might be appropriate for me to focus this month’s article on some of the “old wives’ tales” or myths surrounding physical activity and exercise during pregnancy.

Myth #3: “You shouldn’t let your target heart rate get over 130 BPM.”

Hailee Bland-Walsh, CGKC Owner/Founder

I am a firm believer in and defender of the idea that exercise is a personal expression. So many people think there is a perfect way to perform it, that they avoid even getting started. They hear advice from fitness experts who have labored to find their path of exercise, their personal expression, and if it doesn't resonate with the layperson, well they don't even start. 

My advice? If you find something you love--do it! Throw yourself into it. Join a club or group of enthusiasts and surround yourself with it. Buy the shoes AND the shirt. If you don't have the results you had hoped for or you injure yourself (I hope not), consider why. Learn from it. Grow.

Chris Davlantes

I hope everyone has had a great start to 2016. This is the first installment of a monthly article which I will be providing to my fellow City Gym members and which will focus on various health-related issues and topics of interest.


Hailee Bland-Walsh

On January 13, 2016 U.S. Powerball created the largest jackpot in world history, a $1.4B dollar prize. Now THAT'S a life altering amount of money. Social media was a flutter with, "what I would do with that money if I won" lists. It was kind of fun to get that window into the hearts and minds of friends and family. You can learn a lot about someone by what they will spend a life changing amount of money on.


Hailee Bland-Walsh

There is a reason that culturally we have a tradition of making resolutions at the first of the year. The promise of a fresh start feels compelling and motivating. Humans are drawn to beginnings--new jobs, relationships, or gym memberships. All are packed with potential and promise.

City Gym KC

Laura Mogenson is our Fitness and Wellness Manager. Laura oversees the day-to-day operations of City Gym’s Group Exercise and Personal Training departments. She teaches SPINNING® and Zumba®, and if drinking coffee were a class, she would teach that too.