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Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:26 PM
Categorized In Ice Center

R.I.P.P.E.D. Training

Genesis will be hosting a R.I.P.P.E.D. training at our IceCenter location in Wichita (505 W. Maple) on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  You can register at is the One Stop Body Shock 50-60 minute workout that combines strength/resistance training, plyometrics, endurance and more along with great music that equals one fantastic and challenging workout!  This training is open to everyone!  Please contact Heather Koehn with any questions.

St. Joseph Location August News!

Friday, August 8 2014 3:01 PM
Categorized In St. Joseph

Genesis is excited to announce that both Yoga & Zumba classes will begin at the St. Joseph location during the week of August 18th!  Days and times will be set very soon and be posted in the club, on our website and via social media.

Also, our G30 boot camp will begin Tuesday, Sept. 2nd.  Boot Camp sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm and Saturdays at 10am. G30 boot camp is designed for new members, and for the first session all current members are invited to participate.

Genesis will be hosting Member-Guest party next Saturday, Aug. 16th from 12noon - 6pm. Enjoy food, drinks, music, the pool & all the other amenities that Genesis Health Club has to offer! We will introduce Zumba that day with classes at 11am and 1pm.  Aqua aerobic classes are planned for 2pm & 4pm as well as a round robin tennis tourney beginning at 2pm.  Plan to come out and have fun with other members and feel free to bring guests!  There will be no guest fees for the day, and we will have special offers for new members who would like to join.

The Fall Junior Tennis Session begins August 18th.  Look for schedules and more information next week in the club.

Announcing Springfield Personal Training Coordinator, Isaiah Reece

Wednesday, August 6 2014 6:27 PM
Categorized In Springfield

We'd like to welcome Isiah Reece to the team at Genesis Health Clubs, Springfield!  Michael has been working as the Personal Training Coordinator at the Wichita, East Central location for the past three years and is excited to join the Springfield staff.


Isaiah's Story

I have been involved in sports and outdoor activities all my life. So exercising was something I was doing regularly. What lacked was my diet. While in my first semester of college, I had a major setback. I worked as welder part-time to pay bills during that time. While carrying a piece of metal, it slipped from my grasp and cut through two tendons in my left wrist. It took a year to gain full recovery. I lost a lot of muscle mass during this time and had to focus on a good diet just so I would not gain body fat. Working with Physical Therapists made me want to learn more and more about anatomy. So eventually, I put my passion for helping others and fitness together and became a Personal Trainer. I started with Genesis in 2011 and have been with them ever since. I love working with all types of individuals. Whether the goals are weight loss, athletic training, bodybuilding, or corrective exercise, it’s my personal goal to be the bridge to help others reach success in their health.

I am excited to be a part of the Springfield community and show them what Genesis is all about. The staff and I are excited reach out and make impacts in peoples life’s as they work towards a healthier living. I could not have asked for a better facility or community to come to.


Contact Isaiah at!

Welcome New Hutchinson Personal Training Coordinator, Michael Hyde!

Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:17 PM
Categorized In Hutchinson

We'd like to welcome Michael Hyde to the team at Genesis Health Clubs, Hutchinson!  Michael has been working as the Personal Training Coordinator at the West 13th location for the past three years and is excited to join the Hutchinson staff.


Michael's Story

I grew up in Haysville, Kansas. I married the love of my  life in March, 2013- Gabrielle Hyde, my high school sweetheart. I played Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track at Campus High School. I ended up playing both football and basketball at Friends University for 4 years. This constant grind forced me to look more and more into what I was doing for my body. I started to learn what I was doing and how everything was connected, from sports to exercise. Before my senior year of college I started to work out with a trainer. It helped me learn so much with what I was capable of achieving with the correct approach. From this point I decided that was something I really wanted to pass on to others. I began at Genesis in April of 2011 as a Personal Trainer. From the first day I have been able to reach people and help them really see what they could achieve with discipline, focus and hard work.

My belief is to invite and inspire others to believe in themselves and to help them reach whatever goals they set for themselves.

Contact Michael at!

Inspirational Quote- “When you work hard, good things happen to you”- Coach Schmidt

Genesis Success Story - Springfield Member, Tressa J.

Friday, August 1 2014 5:43 PM
Categorized In Springfield

"I am 27 years old with a 5 year old and a 1 year old. After I had my first daughter I never really looked into the fitness classes. I would just go to the gym and not give 100% and would easily blow off exercising. I slowly stopped going to the gym. After I had my second daughter looking back at pictures from my first child I just knew something had to change. I was at my top weight of 165 lbs after my second child so I knew just stepping into the gym at my own speed was not going to work. I decided to step into the fitness classes at Ozark Fitness, now Genesis Health Clubs. Ever since that day I have not turned back and I have changed mentally and physically. I never want to miss a class and I never want to go back to being unhealthy"


"Les Mills classes and the group fitness instructors have motivated me in a way I could never imagine. I have also made long time friendships within the classes.each and every person has inspired and motivated me to come back. I have more energy now than I have in about 10 years. I just love that the classes have a set time because I know exactly what time I need to be at the gym. It has given me the strength and confidence to get myself back into the gym and into shape. Les Mills classes force me to workout harder than I ever thought I could. The classes have made getting into shape after two kids so much fun and as a busy mom and having a full time job it fits into my schedule. Since starting the classes from being 165 lbs. after one year ago I am proud to say I have lost 33 lbs. and all thanks to Les Mills, the instructors, my husband for supporting me and I thank God for each and every day. I am not finished yet and look forward to the journey ahead of me. I am so thankful for what Genesis Health Clubs has done for me and my families health. Philippians 4:13 - 'I can do all things through him who strengthens me.'"

Thanks Tressa for sharing your story with us!

Want to share your success story with us?  Email us at!

Genesis Success Story - Springfield Member, Amanda J.

Thursday, July 31 2014 2:18 PM
Categorized In Springfield

"I will have been with Genesis/Ozark for 1 year in August.  I came to Springfield in Feb of 2012 to start a new job and a new chapter.  The first 2 photos were me right after the move.  I saw a picture and said this is not who I am or who I want to be.  I joined a karate school here in town, I have been active in different styles for almost 7 years.  When I came to Genesis after leaving that school I had hit a plateau in the changes in my body and health; along with a knee injury that removed karate as an option anymore.  I signed up to learn new things and how to make a lifestyle change."


"Melissa Teer, my trainer, along with gym gave me incite on how to eat not just healthy but smarter, how to weight train with cardio, and to find my voice and what I wanted out of life.  I appreciate that Melissa and the atmosphere of the gym provides you the opportunity to mold the “real” you not just what you see in a magazines and think is popular.  We are all built different, our bodies adjust different even if we are all taking the same steps and that is ok.  It is about being healthy, loving who you are, and taking care of what the good Lord gave you.  I am proud to say when I moved here I weighed in at 240, and am now holding at 200 pounds.  While I tend to not worry about the numbers, I have seen inches come off, muscle come in place, and seen a decrease in my body fat and that has been most exciting for me. 
Thank you for the first year of really taking back my life – looking forward to all the next challenges, including my first ½ marathon in NOVEMBER!"



Thanks Amanda for sharing your story with us!

Want to share your success story with us?  Email us at!

Genesis Success Story - Emporia Member, Charlotte C.

Thursday, July 24 2014 3:11 PM
Categorized In Emporia

"I have always done some form of exercise all my adult life but never a gym until my husband, Larry, gave me a club membership and personal training as a gift and who could turn that down!  Shortly after I started I took a variety of fitness classes and began training with Basil.  Over the past 15 months he has had me focus on balance, stability and core exercises.  He said he wanted to work from the inside out.  We spent 3 months getting me prepared for a total knee replacement which paid off and was a total success.  When I was able to return to regular, weekly workouts I couldn’t wait to start training again and incorporated Group Power, Spin and Zumba as often as possible."

"Five months ago Basil had me begin a specific strength-building program.  Something I never believed I would have been doing but I now understand the importance of weight training.  I am now 10 month post-surgery, at a weight I am comfortable with and was stunned when I safely squatted 1.4 times my weight, 205.  Basil is very particular about correct form as well as how to use the machines correctly and knowledgeable when it comes to fitness.  I feel fortunate to have a trainer who has helped me achieve the level of fitness I have wanted.  He is someone I trust without hesitation and I wouldn’t be where I am today without his training."

Thanks Charlotte for sharing your story with us!

Want to share your success story with us?  Email us at!

Genesis Group Fitness Summer Launches

Friday, July 11 2014 5:03 PM
Categorized In Summer Schedule

Group Fitness Launches are in full swing starting tomorrow morning!  Catch up with your club and attend their launch to be the first to experience new music, new choreography and new moves! Come early to reserve your spot!

West 13th –
Group Ride – Saturday, July 12th at 8AM
Group Kick – Tuesday, July 22nd at 5:30PM
Group Power – Saturday, July 26th at 9AM

West Central –
Group Ride- Saturday, July 12th at 8:15am
Group Centergy- Sunday July 13th at 1:00pm
Group Kick- Saturday July 19th at 9:15am
Group Power- Saturday July 26th at 10:15am

East Central –
Group Centergy - Saturday, July 12th at 11:00 a.m.
Group Power - Saturday, July 26th at 9:00 a.m.

Rock Road –
Group Ride - Saturday, July 12, 830a
Group Centergy - Saturday, July 12, 930a
R30 - Monday, July 14, 815a
Group Kick - Monday, July 21, 545p
Group Power - Tuesday, July 29, 545p

Emporia –
July 14th  Group Ride Launch at 6:30pm
July 22nd  Group Centergy Launch at 7:30pm
July 30th  Group Power Launch at 6:30pm

Hutch –
Group Ride – Saturday, July 12 at 8am
R30 – Sunday, July 13 at 12:15pm
Group Kick – Saturday, July 19 at 8 am
Group Power – Sunday July 20 at 1pm

Salina –
Group Ride Monday July 14 @ 6:00 pm
R30 Wednesday July 16 @ 6:45 pm
Group Kick Saturday July 19 @ 10:00 am
Group Power Monday July 21 @ 5:30 pm
Group Centergy Sunday  August 3 @ 4:30 pm

McPherson –
Group Ride - Saturday, July 12th at 10:15 am
Group Centergy - Thursday, July 17th at  6:30 pm
Group Power - Saturday, July 19th at 9:00 am

Lawrence North –
R30 - Monday July 14 at 8:15AM
Group Ride - Tuesday July 15 at 6PM
Group Power Tuesday August 5 at 7PM

Lawrence South –
R30 - Tuesday July 15 @ 9:15AM
Group Ride - Wednesday July 16 at 9AM
Group Power Monday August 4 at 5:30PM
Group Centergy Tuesday August 5 at 6:30PM

Leavenworth –
Group Ride Monday July 14, 5:30pm
Group Power Saturday July 26, 10:00am

Group Ride & R30 July 2014 Launches On Their Way!

Friday, July 11 2014 2:14 PM
Categorized In Lawrence

Are you ready for a new release with lots of fun new music & chances to break a serious sweat?

Then plan to join us as we launch the July 2014 workouts!

R-30 Tuesday July 15 @ 9:15AM

Group Ride Wednesday July 16 @ 9AM

Mark your calendars, bring your water bottle & a towel or two & get ready to MOVE! =0)




Group Ride & R30 July 2014 Launches On Their Way!

Friday, July 11 2014 2:06 PM
Categorized In Lawrence North

It's time for the July 2014 Group RIde & R-30 releases!

We will present the new releases on the following days:

R-30 Monday July 14 @ 8:15AM

Group Ride Tuesday July 15 @ 6PM

Mark your calendars & come check out the new workotus! =0)

Nutrition Tip 7/11/14

Friday, July 11 2014 12:46 PM
Categorized In Nutrition

Poor diet, mild fatigue or a chronic lack of energy can often be addressed with simple prevention steps. In addition to regular exercise, try these dietary tips for a boost of energy:

•    Eat a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables (preferably organic) for their cancer protective properties and micronutrients.

•    Become a grazer; eat small frequent meals throughout the day. Large meals can trigger the body to release more insulin, resulting in low blood sugar levels and fatigue. Eating smaller meals and healthy snacks during the day can help keep blood sugar levels steady.

•    Stay hydrated. Dehydration is a common cause of fatigue — drink 8– 10 glasses of water throughout the day.

•    Snack right. Choose healthy snacks that contain some protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. Good options include a handful of unsalted nuts, fresh or dried fruit, yogurt, vegetable sticks and whole-grain bread or crackers.

•    Eat more fiber. Navy beans, kidney beans, chickpeas and lentils are all rich in fiber, which slows the release of insulin and helps maintain a steady supply of energy.


Contact Genesis’ Registered Dietitian to go over your weight loss goals and determine your daily calorie needs. Carla Campbell: 316-634-0094 or

New Personal Training Coordinator at West 13th Location

Friday, July 11 2014 12:33 PM
Categorized In West 13th

Josh Sanderson has been promoted to Personal Training Coordinator at West 13th.  Josh began his career in the fitness industry with Genesis nearly four years ago and has grown his business from a level 1 trainer to level three trainer at West 13th.   

Congratulations Josh!

Summer Launches

Thursday, July 10 2014 5:14 PM
Categorized In Salina

#WHYiMOVE July launches!!!!

  • Group Ride        launches           July 14th @ 6:00 pm
  • R30                  launches           July 16th @ 6:45 pm
  • Group Kick        launches           July 19th @10:00 am
  • Group Power     launches            July 21st @ 5:30 pm


Thursday, July 10 2014 12:35 PM
Categorized In Leavenworth

Our Genesis Leavenworth BTS Team is preparing to launch our quarterly July releases.  Group Ride will launch Monday July 14 at 5:30pm and our Group Power will launch Saturday July 26 at 10:00.  If you haven't tried one of our fun, energetic BTS programs now is the perfect time to get out there and go for it!  Our instructors are trained to provide our newest of members that special one of a kind experience that can't be found at just any club.  For more information contact Trisha Roe at or stop by the front desk.

New Summer Launches!!!!

Tuesday, July 8 2014 8:12 PM
Categorized In West Central

Please join us this weekend for two very exciting and challenging new class launches! C and Johnny will teach a brand new Group Ride class at 8:15am on Saturday, July 12th.  Tonia and Leslie will teach the brand new Group Centergy class at 1:00pm on Sunday, July 13th.  New music, new moves, new choreography!!! Experience class firsthand, and realize "Why I Move...", the new theme for Summer 2014!!!

Ironworks is back!

Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:07 PM
Categorized In Ice Center

Ironworks is coming back to your downtown Genesis at the Ice Center! Look for Jenn on Wednesday July 23 at 5:30 pm in Studio A.

Life Style Change eating habits

Friday, June 27 2014 12:46 PM
Categorized In Hutchinson

It's not About Dieting - It's about a Life Style change, which takes preparation, planning, and a well stocked pantry. Toss out the junk and pickup the good stuff; don't let that last case of pop get in the way of your goals!

Food List




Lean Protein

Fatty Protein

Dairy Protein


Balsalmic vinegar





Greek yogurt


Raspberry vinegar

egg whites



Cottage Cheese








Almond milk - unsweetend

Hot sauce





Rice milk - unsweetend

Low sugar steak sauce

Beef (extra lean)



LF or FF cheeses


Dijon mustard








Low sodium broth



Peanut butter




tomato sauce












Sea Bass





dry herbs




































almond extract

















Pico De Gallo

Corn Tortillas






Cooking spray

Cream of Wheat








Cereal (6grams or less sugar)













Protein powders








Protein bars

Pasta (whole wheat)





Multiple vitamin








Vitamin C / E / D / K

Pita Bread

























Rice cakes








Sweet potato








Tortilla (low carb)

















Ezekiel bread



Summer Schedule

Friday, June 27 2014 12:42 PM
Categorized In Hutchinson

Our Summer Schedule Begins - MOnday June 30

Pick up a printed copy from the Front Desk.


We added Another Group Power Class

Wednesdays 7:30 pm - Studio A

NEW this Summer: Saturday Zumba at 9:30

Thursday, June 26 2014 10:37 AM
Categorized In Rock Road

Start your weekend with Abby and Arianny, our newest Zumba instructors. Starting July 5, we're adding a Saturday morning Zumba at 9:30 a.m. See you there!!

4th of July Class Schedule

Thursday, June 26 2014 10:36 AM
Categorized In Rock Road

This July 4th, start your celebration with our world class instructors and these classes:
• 8:30 am: Group Ride90 with Tia & Zoe
• 8:30 am: Yoga Flow with Molly
• 8:30 am: HIIT the Water (Outdoors!) with Carla
• 9:00 am: Firecracker Cardio with Bethany
• 9:30 am: Poolside Yoga with Kate
• 10:00 am: Group Power with Beth S.
• 11:00 am: Zumba with Abby

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