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McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 4:19 PM
Categorized In McPherson

We’re kicking the New Year off right in McPherson with a lot of great classes on our group fitness schedule!  Are you ready to work, sweat and have some fun?  

Our January launch schedule is as follows for our MOSSA programs:
                Saturday, January 10th – Group Ride @ 10:00 a.m. in Studio B with David G.
                Monday, January 12th – R30 @ 5:30 p.m. and Group Centergy @ 6:00 p.m. in Studio B with David G.
                Saturday, January 17th – Group Power @ 9:00 a.m. in Studio A with Morgan, Jen and Heather
                Saturday, January 24th – Group Kick @ 8:00 a.m. in Studio A with Heather
                Saturday, January 31st – Group Blast @ 9:00 a.m. in Studio A with Jen and Heather


Instructor of the Month


 Name: Jennifer Jaggers

Genesis Club Location: McPherson, Kansas

Genesis Instructor since (year): November 2013

Hometown: Lindsborg, Kansas

Fitness Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer NASM, HIIT (NETA), Group Power, Group Ride, R30, Group Blast            

Hobbies/Interests: Working out, traveling, cooking, spending time with family and my fur babies! J

Personal Fitness Goal: To stay fit during my pregnancy and to be a fit and active mother!

What do you love most about teaching Group Fitness classes at Genesis: I love the interaction with the members and the energy I get from the members when teaching my classes!

What classes do you teach, days and times:

Monday:  5:30 p.m. Group Power and 6:30 p.m. Group Blast

Tuesday:  9:15 a.m. HIIT for 12 [Buttz & Gutz]

Wednesday:  5:30 p.m. Group Power and 6:30 p.m. HIIT for 12 [Cardio Intense]

Thursday:  8:15 a.m. Group Blast

Saturday:  9:00 a.m. Group Power and 10:00 a.m. G30 Bootcamp  

Quote: The body achieves what the mind believes!


Featured January Class

Our Featured Class for December is Zumba! 

ZumbaDitch the workout and join the party!!  Zumba is a total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance & flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of AWESOME each time you leave the class!  Zumba utilizes Latin and world rhythms to keep you motivated!  The only requirement is to HAVE FUN!  


We offer Zumba on the following days and times:

                Tuesdays @ 7:15 p.m. in Studio A

                Thursdays @ 7:15 p.m. in Studio A

                Sundays @ 2:00 p.m. in Studio A


For more information on our Group Fitness program, please contact Heather Koehn at 620-245-0900.

West 13th Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 1:28 PM
Categorized In West 13th

We are ready for the New Year at West 13th! Since our schedule changed at Thanksgiving with the addition of Group Blast, we are not making any changes for the New Year! Group Blast is doing very well! Make sure that you give it a try at the following times:


                                Mondays at 12:15 & 5:30P

                                Wednesdays at 4:30P

                                Saturdays at 8:00A


The Fit Life had their annual Fitlife Christmas Party on December 22nd and boy can that group cook! This picture shows a group of us getting ready to enjoy the food that everyone brought!


Our January Launch schedule is as follows for the MOSSA programs:

                                Group Power - 1/10/15 at 9AM with Cindy, Shannon & Angie

                                Group Ride - 1/17/15 at 8AM with Myrtle & Pam

                                Group Kick - 1/20/15 at 5:30 PM with Shannon, Myrtle & Cindy

                                Group Blast - 1/31/15 at 8AM with Cindy & Shannon Come and join us for one or ALL of these!

West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 1:22 PM
Categorized In West Central

Happy New Year!! 2015 is going to be a great year! We are so excited to begin our new year with 5 MOSSA launches in January! Every quarter, Genesis introduces a brand new release of each MOSSA program, which includes new music and choreography. Which will be your favorite??
January 4th, 1:00pm Group Centergy with Tonia and Leslie
January 10th, 8:15am Group Ride with C and Kurt
January 17th, 10:15am Group Power with Tonia, Ann and Shannon
January 24th 9:15am Group Kick with Amie
January 31st 11:30am Group Blast with Tonia, Shannon and Greta
January 2015 brings us two awesome classes as our  featured "Classes of the Month".
Arthritis Land class is offered on Tuesdays at 1:30pm with Shelley, and Thursdays at 1:30pm with Edie, both located in Studio A... This is a slow paced class that focuses on stretching, flexibility, mobility and balance. Members begin in chairs as they work upper body joints, as well as some ankle and leg movements. Standing exercises follow, working balance. Using motivating music, members make their way around the studio practicing various exercises. This class is meant for any level of fitness.
Aqua Fit Life is offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday  at 2:15pm in our warm Therapy Pool, which is maintained at a warm 94 degrees. Jan leads this class. Members work on flexibility, range of motion and light cardio endurance. No special equipment is necessary, Genesis supplies everything you need!
Aqua Fit Life + is offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:00am with Shelley, or at 1:00pm with Karen. This class still focuses on flexibility, range of motion and endurance, but is more aerobic and intense than Aqua Fit Life classes. The Therapy Pool is always maintained at 94 degrees, and no special equipment is necessary. Swim shoes can be worn if desired. You will experience 30 minutes of aerobic activity, followed by 30 minutes of stretching and mobility exercises.
There are just a few schedule changes with the start of 2015:
The Saturday 9:00am Pilates Mat Class in Studio C with Joe will begin at 9:15am beginning January 3rd.
The Friday 9:00am PowerSplash and 10:00am Hydrostrength, both held in the Lap Pool, will be taught by Edie as of January 2nd.
May the 2015 bring health, opportunity, happiness and joy to you and all of your loved ones!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 1:17 PM
Categorized In Rock Road

Happy New Year from Rock Road! We look forward to seeing new (and renewed!) members in our Group Fitness classes in 2015. We offer Group Fitness and Mind/Body classes for all levels, including Yoga Basics & Gentle Yoga, R30 (a 30-minute spin class) and FitLife, strength training, Zumba, aquatics classes and much more. If you’re new, please come introduce yourself to the instructor and he/she will help get you set up for class. See you in the studios!
January Schedule Changes at Rock Road
We’re making a few changes to our schedule, starting in January:
•       Thursday’s noon Men’s Yoga class is now open to women and will be Hot Yoga with Beth.
•       Also, we’re no longer offering Monday night 6:45 p.m. Zumba, but our friends at East Central still offer that very class at that very time.

Try G-Cycle & Sculpt!
We’re thrilled to offer variety in our Ride room, so in addition to our daily selection of Ride and R30 classes, we now offer G-Cycle & Sculpt, a 60-minute cardio and strength training class. We’ll provide the equipment; just join Anne in Studio B on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

Instructor of the Month: Danielle Wildeman
This month, we meet Danielle (Dani), a 22-year group fitness pro. She currently teaches Group Power and Group Centergy, although over her career with Genesis, she’s taught nearly every format imaginable!

Dani grew up in Concordia, Kansas, went to K-State, which she still loyally follows, and now works for J.P. Weigand and Sons as a real estate agent. She’s married to Darrin and together they enjoy spending time with their yellow male labs, Austin and Reagan. Dani says, “Members should try group fitness to keep them motivated, visit with others between working hard, and obtaining set goals with support from a group.”

East Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 1:10 PM
Categorized In East Central

Exciting East Central News!
At the request of many members, East Central will be bringing back a long awaited early Group Fitness class! Beginning in January, Annmarie will lead a Tuesday and Thursday (5:30 a.m.) Group Blast class! What better way to start off 2015, and your day, than with some high-intensity cardio intervals, sports drills, and major calorie burning workout!

Featured Instructor
Annmarie Algya hails from, "There's No place like home" Wichita, KS.  Growing up, Annmarie was very active, and could be found playing volleyball, basketball and softball. In the midst of all of these activities, she somehow found time to hit the books, graduating as Valedictorian  from Kapaun Mt. Carmel. Annmarie later graduated from Creighton University, earning a degree in Occupational Therapy.  Annmarie then went on to meet and marry her soccer stud husband of 17 years.  Now, they spend the vast majority of their time at the soccer fields with their four little soccer protégés. This is where Annmarie met Zoe Scognamillo who invited her to join "Team Genesis".  Annmarie loves blasting off with the awe-inspiring members of East Central and Rock Road while teaching Group Blast!  Set those alarms and join the countdown to blast off at the new 5:30am Group Blast classes Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning January 6, 2015. No resolutions required. 5...4...3...2...1

Group Fitness Launches
January is a BIG month for resolutions, and for our Group Fitness classes! January's Group Fitness motto is, "Cuz it's better together!" Grab some friends, and meet us at our January launches!  The dates are as follows:

Sat., Jan. 3rd - Group Centergy at 11:00 a.m. (Trailer:
Sat., Jan. 17th - Group Power at 9:00 a.m. (Trailer:
Sat., Jan 31st - Group Blast at 8:00 a.m. (Trailer:

Special Zumba class!
Make sure to hit up our Saturday, January 3rd 10:00 a.m. Zumba class -- we'll be ringing in the first weekend of 2015 in style with TWO instructors, lots of fun, and tons of calorie burning!


Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 1:05 PM
Categorized In East Central

January, time for staying healthy and becoming healthy!! We are here to help!!

We offer a variety of classes to enable you to train your body a variety of ways. From the hard driving cardio of Group Ride, to the soothing rhythms of yoga. There is Something for Every Body at Your Genesis!! 


January is also the time of the year we launch all our MOSSA new quarterly releases, 

Centergy Sunday, Jan 4, 12:00 pm 

Group Ride , Saturday Jan 10 @ 8:00 am

R30, Sunday, January 11 @ 12:15 pm

Group Power, Sunday, January 11 @ 1:00 pm

Group Kick, Saturday, January 24, @ 8:00 am


If you haven't tried these classes a launch is the best time to attend, new music, new moves, great fun, taught by a team of instructors!'


Meet One of instructors,Cheri Mullen-Hastert


Hi!  My name is Cheri Mullen-Hastert and I am a “Genesis Gym Junkie!”  I joined Genesis Health Clubs 6 years ago…relunctantly.  Having always worked out at home, I had no desire to become a gym member or be a part of group fitness classes until I walked in to Becky Holcomb’s Group Power class one Sunday afternoon and I was hooked.  After about 3 months, I was approached and abruptly started instructing a dying Zumba class with having no knowledge of the material and having never been a fitness instructor.  Genesis took a chance on me and I’m so thankful they did.  I soon became Zumba certified but knew I wanted to create a workout that I knew would be more effective for myself and the other members too.  Having to start from scratch with material, it took a ton of hard work and many trials to bring the class attendance from about 3 people to a class average of 60-70 people over the next 2 years.  With the success of the class, it was time to bring in other instructors that I had watched grow over time and they were able to add additional classes to help with the growing demand and numbers.  About 3 years ago, Genesis allowed us to change the name of the class to URBAN GROOVE in order for us to continue to create material and a format that was making the class so successful.  There is an amazing dynamic to this class that feels more like family and we’ve ventured passed just working our together to other areas of giving back to our community through various fund-raising events for our Veterans with American Legion, American Heart Association, and breast cancer.  As the “Groove Crew,” we’ve also participated in the 5K Glow Run the last 2 years and brought home the award for “Best Dance Team” and the Genesis 5K Hippy run.  Every year, we hold events for Military Appreciation, Halloween, and a team building event with Hutchinson High School Basketball team.  We workout hard together but we also have so much fun together!

Through my 6 years with Genesis, I’ve been blessed with many successes with the classes I’ve taught not only with Urban Groove, but with Group Power, FitLife, Buttz and Gutz, and various Kids’ Bootcamps.  Last year at the 2013 Genesis Christmas Party, I was so honored to receive 2 awards:  Group Fitness PEER RECOGNITION award, and a FAVORITE GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR award.  Through all my nights away from home, my husband, John, who is a PGA golf professional at Turkey Creek Golf Course, has been patient.  Not only him, but my 2 amazing sons.  Jordan, a college student, and Graham, a United States Marine, have supported my class ventures and have often participated as well.

Is ‘group fitness’ beneficial? You bet it is!  When you join group fitness, you not only get a better workout when you feed off of all the class adrenaline, but you build wonderful relationships, accountability, and support systems!


Keep Calm and Be Awesome!!

Salina Group Fitness Monthly - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 12:56 PM
Categorized In East Central

Hello Salina members, Merry Fitness & a Happy New You! Below is our January Group Fitness news.
Be sure to follow our facebook page for more updates!

16 in 60 Congratulations!

Congratulations to Sherri McNeal  for completing 16 group fitness classes in 60 days! She will receive a Genesis T-shirt, 50 G-perks and one free “Shake this Burner” shake. Best of all she is on her way to meeting her fitness goals!

Group Power will launch on January 18th at 3:30. Join Mark, Josh and Cindy as we Power UP!!

Let’s Move, cuz it’s better together! Group Ride takes off on the 19th at 6:00 pm.

Join us as we launch our featured class for the month of January, Group Centergy on the 26th @ 6:30 pm. This is a 60 minute journey of yoga & Pilates movements that will center your energy and reduce stress.  

Meet our featured Centergy instructor, Alison Hagar!



Alison Hager started at Genesis 4 1/2 years ago as a Group Ride Instructor. Alison has fought childhood obesity, two hip surgeries, and has hypothyroidism. After graduating from college and losing 90 lbs, Alison joined Genesis as a member and fell in love with the cycling classes. The Group Fitness Director invited Alison to attend the MOSSA Group Ride training in Wichita. Since then has gotten certified in Personal Training, Centergy, and Zumba.
"I enjoy working out and I enjoy working with people to become fitter, healthier, and stronger individuals. I enjoy being creative when it comes to art and photography & incorporate that on my blog, Twitter, and Instagram page to share my experiences. I'm excited for what 2015 will bring for not only my own personal goals, but for my clients, and members at the gym! I invite you to pop in to one of my classes, I want to help you succeed at becoming the best version of you!"

You will find Group Centergy on the group fitness schedule!

Finally Blast off on the 31st when we introduce our new Blast moves!


Springfield Group Fitness Monthly - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 12:13 PM
Categorized In Springfield

Instructor of the Month - Nicole Richmond

Nicole has been teaching at Springfield North Club for almost a year and was just honored with the annual Genesis "Rookie of the Year" award.  In 2014, Nicole trained and began teaching BODYPUMP®, BODYFLOW®, and BODYVIVE®.  That's a lot of training in a short amount of time and her passion shows in her classes.  Below are some pics of her teaching her first program, BODYPUMP®.  We are happy to have her on staff and encourage you to try one of her classes in 2015!

1.Tell a little about your life (main job, hobbies, family/kids, pursuits, etc.)


"During the day I work as a Business Analyst for a local Insurance Company.  My job includes a lot of meetings and a lot of sitting in front of a computer writing business requirements and troubleshooting (it gets a little boring at times!).  I do not have any human children, but have 4 dogs that are probably just as much work!  When I have spare time, I enjoy spending it with my sisters, who I am very close with."   

2.How long have you been teaching?  What do you teach?  Why did you start?  What do you love about teaching?


"I have been teaching BodyPump for just over a year, In November I began teaching BodyFlow and BodyVive as well.  I started teaching because I love the motivation that I got from my instructors and to be able to pass that along to others is really important to me.  Group Fitness has always been one of my favorite ways to work out and like a lot of people, it is hard to stay motivated when it is just you and you end up doing the same things over and over again.  Group Fitness is always changing; we have our friends in class to hold us accountable when we don’t come and to challenge us in class! "

Class of the Month - BODYPUMP®  

Both our Springfield locations have had BODYPUMP® for over 16 years.  It's our most attended class because it works!  Using self-regulated resistance, you get fast results and gain lean, toned muscles in 60 minutes.  Every release is created based on the latest research and music.  Plus, we change the routines every few weeks so you avoid fitness plateau.  We'll be launching the newest release in late January.  It's a total-body workout that will help you push reach your 2015 fitness goals.  Check out our group fitness schedule to find a class that works for you!








Come Saturday, January 31 to see the newest releases of our world-class LES MILLS™ programs.  We'll be previewing 30-minute versions of our classes at both the North and South locations.   You can sample a few of your favorite classes or try something new!  It's a great time for new people to jump in, as all the music and moves will be new to everyone.  We keep the same workouts for three weeks in every class so you have a chance to learn the moves and get the most from every class.  The launch schedule will be posted soon at both clubs.  Bring a friend and find a class that helps you reach your 2015 fitness goals!

Lawrence Group Fitness Monthly - January

Thursday, January 8 2015 11:35 AM
Categorized In Lawrence

January Group Fitness News

December was a great month for Group Fitness & 2015 is shaping up to be a Brand New Everything for Genesis Lawrence!

At the annual Genesis Holiday Party, Group Fitness Awards were presented in the following categories:

Peer Award - a peer-nomiated award from instructor to fellow teammates for exceptional dedication & team spirit
Rookie Award - coordinator nominated award for the team member who joined us this past calendar year & made the most impact
Department Award - corporate determined award for the department most deserving based on member participation in group fitness classes

Guess what? Lawrence was 3 for 3! Our team received all three awards!

PEER AWARD: Winner - Jenny Boettcher

Jenny is a fan-favorite cycle & Group Power instructor who teaches the following classes / times:

Mondays 9:00AM G-Cycle South
Tuesdays 9:00AM Group Power South
Thursdays 5:30AM Group Power North
Saturdays 8:00AM G-Cycle South

The following are excerpts from Jenny’s nominations (three different instructors nominated Jenny for this award):

"Jenny is a real team player who values the contributions we all make in providing successful classes to our members. Jenny goes above the "norm" and works hard to engage with the "new to her" group of early morning exercisers. Jenny makes it fun for participants new & old.”

"Jenny Boettcher also deserves a shout out, for making her classes fun.  She always makes everyone feel welcome, takes extra effort to learn names, and makes sure she gently encourages those that might need an extra nudge during the class to work a little harder.  She always works extra hard herself, so what better company to have during class?”

"She walks through the class, smiling & shaking hands, patting members on the back & even giving half-hugs to members she knows well. She is genuinely concerned about each person attending her classes & creates a warm, fantastically welcoming environment, whether on the bike or with a Group Power bar in her hands. Jenny has a loyal following - for good reason. Jenny loves to teach & loves to make members happy - a wonderful combination for all her lucky students. Jenny does not seek out any awards or accolades, yet another reason why she is the perfect recipient for it.”

So if you attend one of Jenny’s classes - have fun & feel free to congratulate her on the award!



Lily has been a member for quite a while & finally - after more than a little urging - decided to pursue yoga for instruction this past January, joining our team as an instructor in May. Lily studies lines, modifications, purpose, principle,  - all the components of the poses she leads. She takes her study of yoga as seriously as she does her work as a full-time engineer. In addition to being a warm and beautiful instructor, she is a happy and accepting presence - much needed at a time when our yoga schedule  has been eroded by the complications of renovation. Even though she is stuck teaching yoga in a too-warm, too-bright & too-loud racquetball court, Lily has managed to maintain her following & keep an upbeat attitude, regardless of the rantings of handball & racquetball players. Lily is a joyful, exuberant, welcoming and open-minded instructor, always seeking feedback & constructive criticism from myself & fellow instructors as well as members. Here is what some of her members have to say about Lily as a yoga instructor:

“Lily is a glowing, welcoming presence my soul needs every T-R & Sun. We are blessed by Lily’s instruction”

“ Lily is a wonderful bright highlight of my day - my practice & my flexibility have benefitted from Lily’s instruction”

“ I am so thankful for Lily (& for you finding her for us) - she keeps our yoga practice going - even in that horrible racquetball court!”

“Lily is just wonderful - she is a gem! Priceless & perfect.”

If you would like to discover our lovely Lily & her inspired yoga practice, pencil one of her classes on your calendar & experience her unique uplifting style of yoga:

Tuesdays 6:30PM Yoga Flow North
Thursdays 6:30PM Yoga Flow North
Sundays 2:00PM Yoga Flow 75


Department of the Year


We also won department of the year, as despite the ever-evolving status of our club due to renovation, we still managed to maintain a 24% group fitness participation attendance (meaning 24% of the daily member use involves group fitness classes). We hope to have our club shiny & new & in one lovely warm piece very soon! Thank you to all for your continued patience as we make our way through this long & noisy renovation process. It will end soon & we will have a club worthy of our members once again!

Things to look out for in January:

 1 - January is Release Month for our Group Programs! Sign up one week in advance in class or at the front desk of each club to reserve your spot for the Centergy, Power & Kick launches (no need to sign up for Ride or Blast - plenty of room! =0)  Our launches of our new releases will be as follows:

  • Saturday Jan. 10 Centergy 10:00-11:00AM  (South only - it will be coming to North once we have a yoga studio again! =0)
  • Monday Jan. 12: Ride - the new release will be taught in all Group Ride classes beginning 1/12
  • Saturday Jan. 17: Power Launch Parties at South & North 9:00-10:00AM
  • Sunday Jan. 25: Kick - 12:00-1:00PM (North only - it will come to south when we renovate / get a new fitness floor =0)
  • Sunday Feb 1: Blast - 11:00-12:00PM at South, 3:30-4:30PM at North

2 - Group Power  Training is coming to Lawrence! If you love Group Power & are interested in becoming an instructor, we will host a training weekend in January! For more info such as training cost & requirements, contact Cristal Barnes, GFC:

A Group Power Training Event will be at:
Genesis - Lawrence North
3201 Mesa Way
Lawrence, KS 66046

January 30-31, February 1, 2015
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Sunday: 7:30am - 3:30pm   

3 -  Group Centergy training is coming too - maybe not to Lawrence but at least to the area!  If you love Group Centergy & are interested in becoming an instructor, this may be your chance! We already have 4 instructors interested in attending, so carpooling may be an option. For more info, such as training cost & requirements, contact Cristal Barnes, GFC:

A Group Centergy Training Event will be at
Health Ridge Fitness Center
17800 West 106 Street
Olathe, KS 66061

January 23-24-25, 2015
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Sunday: 7:30am - 3:30pm   

Emporia Group Fitness Monthly - January 2015

Wednesday, January 7 2015 6:25 PM
Categorized In Emporia

Greetings Emporia Members!  Below is our January Group Fitness news.  Please make sure to follow our facebook page for ongoing updates too!

16 in 60 Congratulations

Congratulations to Sharon Williams for completing 16 group fitness classes in 60 days!  They will receive a Genesis T-Shirt, 50 G-Perks and one free “Shake This Burner” shake.  Best of all you are on your way to meeting your fitness goals!  Studies show that people are more apt to continue a fitness program if they exercise with another person or in a group.  It also takes about 60 days to “develop a habit.”  With our 16 in 60 Program, you get both!

Instructor of the Month

Morgan Pearson:  I was born and raised in Dodge City, KS.  I  grew up as a competitive dancer and spent most of my time in dance studios or on the road competing.  In high school, I was a member of the Dodge City High School Drill Team and danced for the Dodge City Legand Semi-Pro Basketball Team.  In 2005 I  graduated and moved to Emporia to attend Emporia State University where I  danced as a ‘Stinger’ and majored in Education.  I  graduated in 2011 with a degree in Secondary Math Education.  I began working out at Genesis Health Clubs in January 2012, and started working as an instructor in October of 2012.   In addition to teaching at the gym, I am currently teaching 8th grade math at Emporia Middle School,  and coaching the dance team at Emporia High School.  I have three beautiful daughters, Mariah (7), Brenna (5), and Madalyn (3).
Me and girls.

Featured Class of the Month

R.I.P.P.E.D. 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!   taught by Morgan Pearson and Andra Baldwin.

New Instructor in December, Kayla Ayer

"My name is Kayla Ayer.  I was born and raised in Emporia, Ks. I   attended Emporia High School where I graduated with honors and have a state champion title in powerlifting. I am now attending Emporia State University where I am pursing a degree in physical and health education.  I am 19 years old and have a younger brother Kyle and a younger sister, Katie.  I enjoy spending time with friends and family as well as lifting in my free time.  Joining the Genesis team has changed my life and I enjoy every minute of being in the club. I heard about Genesis through some friends and now it is like a second home to me.  Being in the club puts me in a positive mood and I always leave with a smile on my face and satisfaction of hard work.  I bring to Genesis the knowledge of power and Olympic  lifting as well as how to train for different sports.  I am excited to learn new ways of training and working with different people through teaching classes and personal training.   I will be teaching Core and HIIT here at Genesis ."


Please watch Facebook for class changes for next quarter!
For any questions or concerns about our classes or schedule please don't hesitate to contact me!

Charlotte Pinick
Group Fitness Coordinator - Emporia

Pilates News - January 2015

Wednesday, January 7 2015 6:20 PM
Categorized In Pilates

The Pilates Studio at Genesis Health Clubs wishes you a very Happy New Year!  Let us help you reach your optimal level of health and fitness in 2015!  We provide the best of Pilates training for those at any age or level of fitness.

A New Year’s gift for everyone

Purchase 3 and get 1 FREE “Stretch and Stability” session for only $195.00!
This session includes a whole body assisted stretch which is relaxing and lasts about 30 minutes.  We’ll then move on to core stability work which focuses on breathing and establishing your core connection using a variety of exercises and equipment.
Having a clear understanding of “how” to engage your core will improve your strength and balance as well as how you feel! This is a great opportunity for everyone!
Must be purchased by January 16, 2015.

Sign up NOW for our Progressive Mat Class

This Mat class will cover level 1, 2, and 3 exercises.  The class will meet every Monday at 10:00 am from January 12th thru March 2nd.
There is NO fee for the class but advance sign up is required.  No drop-ins are allowed.  Students will be most successful attending all 8 classes.
This will be a wonderful way to learn the entire Mat series and get a
kick start to shaping up in  2015.  All Levels welcome!
For more information or to register please contact Kelli Harsh at, OR 316-634-3120

Join Cardio Barre!

This class is located on the 3rd floor of Rock Rd Genesis Health Club
If you’re ready to get your body in TIP TONE shape then join Cardio Barre
The Cardio Barre Workout will work your legs and booty like crazy as well as get your heart rate up.  There is also time for upper body and abdominal work.  
Join this whole body workout on Mondays at 5:45 pm, Thursdays at 8:30 am
and Saturdays at 9:00 am.   Based on attendance more classes may be added soon!

Group Pilates Equipment Classes

We have openings in some of our Group Reformer Classes and Group Circuit Classes.  These workouts use resistance loaded machines providing another great option for getting and staying in shape.  The small group setting is fun and energizing!

NEW Students must meet with a Pilates Trainer privately before joining a class.
Contact us to find out how you can get started!

More about our studio…….

The Pilates Studio at GHC offers Group Barre, Foam Roller and Mat classes as well as small Group Reformer and Equipment Circuit Training.  

We also offer Private and Semi-Private Training.  Contact me today to set up your complimentary session so that you can learn more about how Pilates exercise can help you and improve the way you look and feel in 2015!

To sign up for classes and/or sessions with a trainer please contact the studio today!
Pilates Director, Kelli Harsh, 316-634-3120 or

Leavenworth Group Fitness Monthly - January 2015

Wednesday, January 7 2015 6:12 PM
Categorized In Leavenworth

Greetings Leavenworth Members!  Below is our January Group Fitness news.  Please make sure to follow our facebook page for ongoing updates too!


We begin January by welcoming 2 new instructors to our team.  Kathy Barnette will be joining us to teach Zumba on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm.  We also welcome Linda Garlinger to the team, Linda will be an aqua class substitute.  Please help us welcome them to the Genesis Family!

Genesis Lawrence will be hosting a Group Power training in January.  Team Leavenworth will be sending several new instructors to this training, so be on the lookout in the coming months for new faces team teaching with familiar ones!  If you are interested in attending the training, it’s not too late!  See Trisha Roe for sign up information.

We will be adding several new classes to our schedule beginning January 12th.  Kim G will be adding her Group Blast on Sundays at 10am.  Tina will also be adding a Yoga Basics class Wednesdays at 9:30am.

Genesis Swimming lessons will begin on the 5th of January.  We have classes for children ages 6 months and up.  Signs up are at the front desk.  Private lessons for both children and adults are available upon request.

Genesis will be hosting a cycle instructor training on Sunday, January 11th.  Please note there will be NO 8am Group Ride that day.

Our MOSSA launch dates for our quarterly releases are fast approaching!  Group Ride will launch Monday, January 10th at 5:30pm, Group Power Saturday,  January 17th at 10am, Group Kick Monday,  January 19th at 4:30 and Group Blast Tuesday, February 3rd at 4:30.

This month we are highlighting our wonderful yoga instructor Tina Thomas.  Tina will be adding a Yoga Basics class to the new schedule.  The first class will take place Wednesday, January 14th at 9:30am.


Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

Tuesday, December 30 2014 10:11 AM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide

Chances are at some time in your life you have made a New Year’s resolution — and then broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make change and then not following through. If your resolution is to take better care of yourself and get healthy, you will have a much better year if your resolution sticks.

 Here are 10 tips to help you get started.


1. Be Realistic
The surest way to fall short of your goal is to make your goal unattainable. For instance, resolving to NEVER eat your favorite food again is setting you up to fail. Instead, strive for a goal that is attainable, such as avoiding it more often than you do now.

2. Plan Ahead
Don’t make your resolution on New Year’s Eve. If you wait until the last minute, it will be based on your mindset that particular day. Instead, it should be planned well before December 31 arrives.

3. Outline Your Plan
Decide how you will deal with the temptation to skip that exercise class or have that piece of cake. This could include calling on a friend for help, practicing positive thinking and self-talk, or reminding yourself how you’re “bad” will affect your goal.

4. Make a “Pros” and “Cons” List
It may help to see a list of items on paper to keep your motivation strong. Develop this list over time, and ask others to contribute to it. Keep your list with you and refer to it when you need help keeping your resolve.

5. Talk About It Don’t keep your resolution a secret.
Tell friends and family members who will be there to support your resolve to change yourself for the better or improve your health. The best-case scenario is to find a buddy who shares your New Year’s resolution and motivate each other.

6. Reward Yourself
This doesn't mean that you can eat an entire box of chocolates if your resolution is to eat a better diet. Instead, celebrate your success by treating yourself to something you enjoy that doesn't contradict your resolution. If you have been sticking to your promise to eat better, for example, reward yourself with new fitness clothing or by going to a movie with a friend.

7. Track Your Progress
Keep track of each small success. Short-term goals are easier to keep, and each small accomplishment will help keep you motivated. Instead of focusing on losing 30 pounds, focus on losing the first five. Keep a food journal to help you stay on track, and reward yourself for each five pounds lost.

8. Don’t Beat Yourself
Up Obsessing over the occasional slip won’t help you achieve your goal. Do the best you can each day, and take one day at a time.

9. Stick to It
Experts say it takes about 21 days for a new activity to become a habit and six months for it to become part of your personality. It won’t happen overnight, so be persistent and patient!

10. Keep Trying
If you have totally run out of steam when it comes to keeping your resolution by mid-February, don’t despair. Start over again! Recommit yourself for 24 hours. You can do anything for 24 hours. The 24-hour increments will soon build on each other and, before you know it, you will be back on track.

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East Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - December 2014

Tuesday, December 9 2014 9:37 AM
Categorized In East Central

Brand new class!

East Central is so excited to introduce Group Blast, a brand new program to Genesis! Group Blast is part of our MOSSA lineup (which includes Group Centergy and Group Power), and members can expect the same great, motivating music, with a new twist on cardio! Participants will go through sports drills, agility, strength work, and two major cardio peaks in an hour-long class that utilizes the step -- but, can also be taken on the floor. Our instructors were certified earlier this fall, and have been so excited to bring this your way! Be sure to find a Blast class that fits in to your schedule -- it's a great way to get a head-start on any 2015 fitness goals!

Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.
Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.
Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.
Fridays, 9:00 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Group Blast officially launched on BLAST FRIDAY (November 28th), and we would like to extend a HUGE "thank you" to the over twenty members who joined us! Our Group Fitness team is excited to make this class part of your routine.


Schedule Changes

Our members will be happy to see, not only new Group Blast additions, but some new classes (or class changes) on our schedule:

Saturday, 8:00 a.m. Step45 will become Group Blast
NEW Wednesday, 12:15 p.m. Cardio & Core
Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Group Power will become Group Blast

Springfield Group Fitness Monthly Blog - December 2014

Friday, December 5 2014 5:16 PM
Categorized In Springfield

Class of the Month - BODYVIVE:

BODYVIVE® 3.1 features the optimal mix of strength, cardio and core training. As a 45 minute class, this is a great cross training option for busy people on the go!

Developed by a team of leading fitness professionals, BODYVIVE® 3.1 is one of the safest and most effective workouts around. We mix lunges, squats, running and tubing exercises, with great music to leave you feeling satisfied, motivated and energetic.  BODYVIVE® 3.1 instructors provide options for all fitness levels. This means you don't need to be fit, just keen to get fitter and healthier. You'll find your fitness, strength and agility improves over a number of sessions. The results you get depend on how hard you push yourself - you can certainly work up a sweat when you're ready.  

Check out BODYVIVE® at North Club at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays!

Instructor of Month - Charity Graham:

Hi my name is Charity Graham! I am from Nixa, Missouri where I have lived my whole life, except for 3 years of college in Mississippi. I am an avid cyclist and have in the last two years fell in love with Olympic and 70.3 distance triathlons. Before that I was a college track athlete at the Universitiy of Southern Mississippi.  I train hard daily but am also a local REALTOR and website/social media consultant and designer. I have two awesome kids, Madelyn 9 and Maddox 6, who do kid triathlons with me as well. I have been an instructor for Ozark Fitness (now Genesis Health Clubs) for 16 blessed years.

I sincerely love all of Les Mills programs. I started out teaching BODYPUMP, which I still love, but transferred into RPM and CX.
I am passionate about my classes and participants. It is so exciting to see participants achieving their goals, having fun and pushing themselves past their own limitations. I thoroughly enjoy the comraderie and friendships with my fellow instructors as well plus many of our participants become friends as well. Stop in and try out and RPM, don't forget that padded bike seat the first time though ;)). See you soon!

Charity teaches RPM at South on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. and RPM/CXWORX on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.  

Leavenworth Group Fitness Monthly Blog - December 2014

Friday, December 5 2014 5:14 PM
Categorized In Leavenworth

Group Blast will launch Tuesday, December 2 at 4:30pm and Saturday, December 6 at 9:30am.  Group Blast will be permanently on the schedule on Tuesdays at 4:30pm, and will replace Cardio Sculpt.  

Our G30/G60 Bootcamp will kick off on Tuesday, December 2 at 6:30pm.  This is the PERFECT time of the year for you to focus in on your fitness and keep those holiday pounds AWAY!  Look for all your favorite GF staff to be there to cheer you on!  For more details, including registration see the front desk!  

We will be saying good-bye to our amazing Jessica R., Hylan and Sarah C this month.  Jessica, Hylan and Sarah will all be making military moves in December.  We love you three and will miss all of your smiling faces and amazing instructing!

We are social!! 

Please make sure you like our Facebook page…Genesis Health Clubs Leavenworth.  As we enter the winter months this is a great source of information for inclement weather announcements.  And just a reminder, the club is always open despite weather.  Our group fitness classes will always run as scheduled with the exception of the Fit Life Classes which following the Leavenworth School District cancelations.

We hope you have noticed our new bands in the group fitness room!  We got rid of some of our old ones and added fresh new ones to our stock.  We also added small bands which will work great for working those hip abductors!  Watch out in class, you never know what our instructors will be up to with all our new toys!

Topeka Group Fitness Monthly Blog - December 2014

Friday, December 5 2014 5:08 PM
Categorized In Topeka

Feature Instructor

My name is Christina Cook but most people call me Chris. My fitness journey started during the winter of 2012/13. I was leading a sedentary life and experiencing a lot of physical pain. That's when I started getting into yoga and began slowly losing weight.

After starting yoga, I got into walking and low-impact aerobics and eventually...Zumba. Zumba is where I really began to see the weight come off. I've lost about 80 lbs, and I am still going!

Since the time I began on my fitness journey, I have lost a lot of weight and stopped taking arthritis medication. I've gotten certified in CPR/AED and licensed in Zumba® and Zumba Gold®.  I've also gotten certified to teach Induro Cycle and SilverSneakers classes, which I love. You'll also see me teaching Senior Classic Fit and occasionally subbing yoga classes.

My goal as an instructor is to help others reach an optimal quality of life through an effective cardio, weight training, and flexibility program...but in a fun way! Hope to see you in class...and no matter what...keep moving!!!


Salina Group Fitness Monthly Blog - December 2014

Friday, December 5 2014 4:57 PM
Categorized In Salina

Hello Salina members! Below is our December Group Fitness news.
Be sure to follow our facebook page for more updates!

16 in 60 Congratulations!

Congratulations to Darla Hassler, Dan Hiebert, Kerry Bowell, Cathy Graves & Melissa Bowell for completing 16 group fitness classes in 60 days! They will receive a Genesis T-shirt, 50 G-perks and one free “Shake this Burner” shake. Best of all they are on her way to meeting her fitness goals!

Join us as we launch our featured class for the month of December, Group Blast on the 5th @ 6:30 pm. This is as athletic, cardio-based class that will improve our agility, coordination and strength. It can be tailored to all fitness levels. Meet our Blast instructors! (insert Blast photo)
You will find Group Blast on the group fitness schedule!

Meet our Zumba instructor, Lacey Percell!

My name is Lacey Dawson.   I live in Herington, KS.  I own the dance studio Dance In Motion in Abilene Kansas and teach ballet, jazz and hip hop to ages 3-18.  I have an energetic two year old little boy that keeps me on the go.  With a dance background I was thrilled when I was asked to be a Zumba instructor.  I am excited for this opportunity and new journey to teach Zumba at Genesis.  
Lacey teaches Zumba on Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 11:30 and Sundays @ 2:30! In December we are adding a Thursday & Friday evening class @ 6:30 pm!!!

Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - December 2014

Friday, December 5 2014 4:52 PM
Categorized In Hutchinson

Group Blast Launch!!
Annie Bass And Kristi Keeling Blasted US!!  Hutchinson Genesis Group Blast Launch was a Huge Success!! We had 30 members blasting away during our premier!!
“Diversely athletic” “Leggy!” and “Just brilliant!”  Not your Old School Step either!”,  participants described the newest release of Group Blast.
Have a Blast!

Check our schedule for Group Blast classes and MORE to be added after the Holidays!!

Hello,  my name is Stewart Flinn, I am a Group Ride instructor (5 yrs) and a Dillons Pharmacist (25 yrs).  Have I always been interested in exercise and being fit and in great shape.  No.  Actually growing up on a dairy farm I always thought it strange that city kids wanted to go work out at the gym.  Then when I was in the USAF (6 yrs) my fellow airmen would want to go work out at the gym. I would wonder "Why do they want to do that?".  I have gotten smarter over the years and have been a seeker of truth and a traveler on a journey of knowledge and enlightenment.
       I have learned some of the reasons why people work out, they want to be active, healthy, avoid illness, make cool friends, friends that share a common goal, stay physically fit as they age and maintain a healthy weight.
      Almost everyone struggles with losing weight. Weight loss is a billion dollar a year industry. Books, diets, recipes, pills, snake oil, gimmicks, DVD's.  How do I know this, because I've tried most of them. Now I am going to tell you how to lose weight for free. You just need to learn a simple mathematical formula and the 3 F's.
      In life we have the 3 F's which are Faith, Family and Friends.  In weight loss we also have 3 F's which are Food, Fuel and Fat.  Our bodies need Fuel, we get Fuel by eating Food if we eat more Food than our bodies need our bodies store this excess Food as Fat. It's a wonderful thing if you're bear and you're going to hibernate for a few months. But we are not bears, so we do not want to store Fat.  Our simple math formula is "Calories In vs.Calories Out".
     What should you weigh?  The NIH (National Institutes of Health) states that you should have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 25 or less.  Under 25 healthy, over 25 obese.  Losing weight is not rocket science. It is food selection, counting calories, keeping a food journal, exercise, understanding the Food-Fuel-Fat connection and determining what your goal is.
     Is losing weight hard?  Yes, but if you have knowledge, motivation and a goal you can do anything.   A number you may find interesting is that 1 lb of fat is 3,600 calories.  
     Now it's story time.  About 10 yrs ago I took a hard look at my life.  I wasn't exercising, I was overweight.  I weighed 235 lbs. To have a BMI of 25 I needed to weigh 176 lbs. That is 59 lbs overweight. I tried a lot of different things and wasted a lot of money with little success, it wasn't until I understood the information that I mentioned earlier and put it into practice that I started achieving the results that I have today. It was a slow process, I didn't get overweight overnight and I wasn't going to lose that excess weight overnight. I joined Genesis, became a regular in a lot of different classes, I liked Group Ride, Group Power, Group Centergy and Group Kick.  I saw an opportunity to go to Group Ride training and now I look forward to teaching classes and being able to help others.

West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - December 2014

Friday, December 5 2014 4:28 PM
Categorized In West Central

December is here!!! West Central Genesis hopes that you had a memorable and Happy Thanksgiving!!! Now onto Christmas traditions, and we hope that one of those is taking time during your busy day to attend one of our two December Classes of the Month!!!
G-Cycle!!!  This cycle class will keep you moving for 60 minutes, all on one of our Fitness Bikes in Studio B.  Ann and Dennis teach this awesome, energetic, challenging cardio class. They use music from the 70's to the present, all with a driving, heart-pounding beat!! No special equipment is needed, and you will feel this class in your lungs and legs!!! Every G-Cycle class is different, and it is appropriate for all levels of fitness. Join Ann or Dennis for a very unique G-Cycle class!!
Mondays 8:15am
Tuesdays 5:45pm
Thursdays 5:45p
Fridays 8:15am
Aqua Zumba!!! This zumba class is a choreographed dance class that uses music from all different genres. The beat will keep you moving for 1 hour!!!  No special equipment is needed, although some members prefer to wear aqua shoes to maintain a better grip.  Andrea teaches this Aquatics class, and the best part, in her opinion, is that if you are anxious or nervous about knowing the moves and keeping up, no one can see you, as you are in the water the entire time!!!  Join Andrea for Aqua Zumba in our awesome pool!!!
Fridays at 12:15pm-45 minute class
Saturdays-the first Saturday of each month for 1 hour
 Our newest class at West Central is Group Blast. We had a very successful launch for the October 14 release of Group Blast on November 28th.  This is a one hour class that is filled with speed, agility, balance, strength and cardio. A step is used during the class, but the entire class can be done on the floor without a step as well. It is appropriate for all fitness levels, and can be modified to your needs and abilities. "Group Blast Gives Me Fire" is the Oct. 14 theme, and you will find after attending this class, that it does gives you fire, and you'll soon want to do it all over again!! Tonia, Shannon and Greta are excited to bring this class to West Central!!! Give it a try!!!


West 13th Group Fitness Monthly Blog - December 2014

Friday, December 5 2014 4:23 PM
Categorized In West 13th

G30 Boot Camp Classes at West 13th ended with a great turnout!  Congratulations to those that completed the November version on the 25th!  It was a lot of fun for the staff too! [pics attached]

ZUMBA NEWS - we have made some Zumba class changes in December.  Join Mia Kasir at the following times:
        Mondays at 7PM and Tuesday/Thursdays at 7:30PM You will also be seeing Mia greeting you as you check in too, as she is now working our front desk!

GROUP BLAST IS FINALLY HERE!  After a lengthy training by our instructors and much practice we have added this athletic step based class on to our schedule at the following times:
            Mondays at 12:15P and 5:30P
            Wednesdays at 4:30P
            Saturdays at 8:00A
Everyone had fun at the launch and walked away with some door prizes.  Also, congratulations to Cindy Wells and Shannon St Vrain for getting Group Blast certified!



McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - December 2014

Friday, December 5 2014 3:56 PM
Categorized In McPherson

16 in 60 Congratulations

Congratulations to Jan Nolde for completing 16 group fitness classes in 60 days!  You will receive a Genesis T-Shirt, 50 G-Perks and one free “Shake This Burner” shake.  Best of all you are on your way to meeting your fitness goals!  Studies show that people are more apt to continue a fitness program if they exercise with another person or in a group.  It also takes about 60 days to “develop a habit.”  With our 16 in 60 Program, you get both!

Instructor of the Month

Name: Amanda Gharst

Genesis Club Location: McPherson

Genesis Instructor since (year): Jan 2014

Hometown: Shidler, OK

Degree/Certifications: B.S. in Chemistry

Hobbies: Basketball, Dance, Movies!, Reading, of course ZUMBA! 

Personal Fitness Goal: To stay healthy and active and be a fun teacher! I want people to enjoy class and have fun!

What do you love most about teaching Group Fitness classes at Genesis: I love the people! Zumba is a great class to teach. It’s fun and the music is great. You get what you put into it.

What classes do you teach, days and times: Zumba Classes: Tuesday @ 6:30pm and Thursday @ 6:30pm.

Quote: Zumba is all about moving and having fun. You don’t have to follow me. You can make up your own moves. Just keep moving. You never know, I might like your moves better!


Featured December Class
Our Featured Class for December is Group Blast!  What is Group Blast, you ask?  Well, keep reading:

GROUP BLAST® - BLAST OFF your workout with 60 minutes of cardio training that uses THE STEP® in highly effective, athletic ways.  Group Blast® will get your heart pounding and sweat pouring as you improve your fitness, agility, coordination, and strength with exciting music and group energy.  This class is popular among men and women and can be tailored to all fitness levels.  HAVE A BLAST!  

We offer this exciting new program on our schedule as follows:
                Monday @ 6:30 p.m. in Studio A with Jen
                Tuesday @ 8:15 a.m. in Studio A with Heather
                Thursday @ 8:15 a.m. in Studio A with Jen
                Thursday @ 5:30 p.m. in Studio A with Heather

Below are is a picture of our members and instructors that participated in our initial Group Blast Launch Party on November 15, 2014!  Thanks everyone for coming out and slinging some sweat with us!!


For more information on our Group Fitness program, please contact Heather Koehn at 620-245-0900.

Here’s a great Holiday breakfast!  How about some Pumpkin Cheesecake Oatmeal to put you in that festive mood?

Servings: 1
o    1/2 Cup(s) Quaker® Oats (Quick or Old Fashioned)*
o    1/4 Cup(s) Canned pumpkin puree
o    2 Teaspoon(s) brown sugar
o    2 Teaspoon(s) Pumpkin Spice
o    1 Teaspoon(s) Vanilla Extract
o    2 Tablespoon(s) Graham crackers, crumbled
o    1 Tablespoon(s) Whipped cream cheese
o    1 Tablespoon(s) chopped pecans
OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS * or try 1/4 Cup(s) Quaker® Steel Cut Oats
Prepare oatmeal as usual. Stir in pumpkin puree, brown sugar, pumpkin spice, and vanilla. Top with crumbled graham crackers, a dollop of whipped cream cheese, and sprinkle with chopped pecans.  ENJOY!

Wishing everyone a very  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Thank you for being such awesome members and bringing so much fun and energy to our classes!  

Emporia Group Fitness Monthly Blog - December 2014

Friday, December 5 2014 3:48 PM
Categorized In Emporia

Instructor of the month:  Silvana Rueda

My name is Silvana Rueda I was born in Durago, Mexico.  My husband and I moved to Emporia in 1990. We have two grown sons and two beautiful grandsons.

My Lifestyle was very boring and different until I started coming to Walburns and then I hired on with Genesis Health club.  I enjoy teaching here so much I can’t even express my feelings.  I teach Buttz and Gutz and Step and tone and have become more confident and comfortable about myself.  I enjoy the fact that people like my class.  When I am not sweating it out in the gym I enjoy cooking and spending time with my family my favorite hobby is shopping for clothes, shoes and many other thing.



Group Fitness class of the month is Group Ride/G-Cycle

These classes are offered several times throughout the week.  We have 3 dynamic instructors: Charlotte Pinick, Tia Grundleger,  and Kara Thomas.

Dirty Kanza training is here!! It consists of cycling and strength training (2 personal training sessions a week), and stretching. This program is designed for riders not accustomed to training for endurance activities.  The program calendar gives you a day-by-day schedule of how long to ride which our ride and cycle classes are a natural fit. The strength training program (2 personal training group sessions a week) will help strengthen your legs, back, and core so that they can endure all the miles on the bike.  The stretching will help the body recover faster and also help prevent injury.

The program is a two month program, starting in January.  By the end of two months you will continue to train with some modifications based upon your fitness level and the distance you want to ride.
Anyone signing up for this program, member or non-member, is guaranteed a spot in the DK 100 or DK 200.

Please see Basil, Charlotte or Tia for information and pricing.

Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog - November 2014

Thursday, November 6 2014 1:11 PM
Categorized In Rock Road

Greetings Rock Road Members!  Below is our November Group Fitness news. 
Please make sure to follow our facebook page for ongoing updates too!


November is a Blast!

We're bringing an exciting, athletic new cardio class to Genesis this month. It's called Group Blast and we'll launch it on - what else? - BLAST Friday, Nov.  28. It's a heart-pounding, step-based class, but the moves are fairly simple and highly effective. Members of all fitness levels are encouraged to give it a try; we'll see you in class!

Schedule Change in Late-November

When we launch Blast late in the month, look for some schedule adjustments so we can make room for the new program.

   Meet Instructor of the Month Genevieve

This month, we highlight Genevieve Barba, a yoga instructor and part of the Genesis family since 2008. Genevieve has been practicing yoga since 1997 and she is working on her 500 hour yoga teacher training. We asked Genevieve why a member should try yoga: “Yoga is fun and it makes you feel great! Many people say to me, ‘I can't do yoga, I'm not flexible,’ but that's exactly why they should come to class! I never want a student to get injured in class, and I encourage them to rest when needed. I like to keep my classes friendly. Just do what you can do and have fun! Yoga is good for your body and for your mind.”  Find Genevieve in Studio C, where she teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga Basics and Yoga for Athletes.



Group Power Gives You GRIT

Join us this month for a new, ALL INCREASED WEIGHT FACTOR Group Power release! It brings a gritty, weight-room feel to the class setting, meaning we’ll lift heavy weights, but with fewer reps and longer breaks. We offer Power every day of the week at times to suit all schedules. Join us for your hour of Power!

Zoe Scognamillo
Group Fitness Coordinator - Rock Road

East Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - November 2014

Thursday, November 6 2014 1:09 PM
Categorized In East Central

Greetings East Central Members!  Below is our November Group Fitness news.  Please make sure to follow our facebook page for ongoing updates too!


New in November - Group Blast!

We are beyond excited to announce that Genesis will be offering a new Group Fitness class later this month.  Group Blast is a sport-oriented cardio workout class, and puts focus on an alternative to running, walking, or using cardio equipment. Members who come check out this class will get it all -- plyometrics, cardio training, balance drills, lateral drills, and quickness drills. The Step is used as a tool, but this is far from your average Step class! With a new focus on athleticism, this class is for women and men alike, at all fitness levels! Keep an eye out around the club in the coming weeks for more information!

(Here's a link to a quick preview of what to expect from Group Blast!

Schedule Changes

Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Group Centergy with Natalie is changing to 6:45 p.m.

Suggested Classes of the Month!

Take advantage of our new Wednesday Centergy time! Abbey's Group Power begins at 5:45 p.m., and will finish up in just enough time to get you upstairs for Natalie's Group Centergy! Get a full-body weight workout in Power, and then release the tension, and find some focus in Centergy! This is the perfect way to get through that mid-week slump with a double-class to help you coast in to the end of your week (and to keep your fitness routine in balance)!

For any questions or concerns about our classes or schedule please don't hesitate to contact me!

Abbey Steinbrink
Group Fitness Coordinator - East Central

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