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River Market Fitness
(816) 421-0660
114 W 3rd St
Kansas City, MO
 
darryl olive
(816) 256-4443
3734 wyoming, 3 south
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Yoga Instructor
Schedule Type
PT
Certifications
NSCA-CSCS, 2000 RYT 500 2006
Education
mba, mha

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Solid Fitness Sciences LLC
(816) 960-1077
4711 Central St
Kansas City, MO
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Kansas City Snap Fitness
4901 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Woodside Tennis Health Club
(913) 831-0034
2000 W 47th Pl
Mission, KS
 
P E 4 Life
(816) 472-7345
127 W 10th St Suit 101
Kansas City, MO
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Golds Gym
(816) 931-9888
4050 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, MO
 
Personal Advantage One On One Fitness Training
(913) 236-4300
1901 W 43rd Ave
Kansas City, KS
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Fitness Together
(816) 841-5129
4802 Belleview Ave
Kansas City, MO
Industry
Personal Trainer

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24 Hour Fitness Gladstone Active Gym
301 N.E. Englewood Road
Kansas City, MO
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Family Gym, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Personal Training, Special Services, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Healthy Gains

Need to add extra pounds on a slight frame? Here’s a sensible way to do it.

By Lisa James

June 2010

Like the late Rodney Dangerfield, Americans who are underweight don’t get any respect. The numbers explain why: While two-thirds of the US population is overweight, only 1.8% qualifies as underweight.

People need to gain pounds for a number of reasons. Some have fast metabolisms that quickly burn calories. Others engage in strenuous activities. Still others have eating disorders or chronic illnesses such as cancer.

It’s the last group that Carolyn Lammersfeld, RD, CNSD is most familiar with in her job as national director of nutrition for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTC, www.cancercenter.com ). She says, “What we hear often is that patients spent a lot of their lives trying to lose weight, and now they’ve lost weight and they can’t gain it back.”

Lammersfeld says being underweight is no excuse to eat poorly. Junk foods are “high in omega-6 fats, which we know to be immune-suppressing,” she notes. “Those foods can also increase your cholesterol.”

The key to healthy weight gain is resistance training plus extra helpings of beneficial foods. “Most people who are trying to gain weight are under-muscled,” Lammersfeld explains. “With our patients we use resistance bands. Those are good for people who travel a lot.”

Lammersfeld says CTC recommends a standard weight-maintenance diet consisting of balanced meals with complex carbs, whole produce, lean protein and low-fat dairy. She suggests consuming an additional 200 to 500 calories a day by eating every two to three hours. “I tell people the easiest way to do it is to add one serving from each of the food groups,” she says. “That should allow you to gain a pound a week.” Foods rich in both calories and nutrients include nut butters (almond, peanut, cashew), trail mix, protein shakes made with high-calorie ingredients such as bananas, kefir, low-fat cheese and avocados (including gua...

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