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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
Oatmeal
 
INGREDIENTS:
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
 
PREPARATION:
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
zscognamillo@genesishealthclubs.com


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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLsxv1sf22g)

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
abbeys@genesishealthclubs.com


November 2014 Pilates Blog

Thursday, November 6 2014 12:50 PM
Categorized In Pilates

Pilates, an Exercise in Balance

We want to see you in the studio!  Feel better, move better and look better.  
November special for new students;  Try Pilates with one of our certified Pilates Instructors in November and receive one free pass to a Group Reformer class. Contact Kelli Harsh to set up your appointment.

Would you like to become part of our Pilates Instructor Team?  

Our Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training program begins January 2015.   The Comprehensive Pilates Teaching Training program is our most extensive program which covers beginner, intermediate and advanced exercises utilizing the Pilates apparatus; Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Ped-O-Pull and Circle.  The program also includes training modifications for those with special issues such as back problems, knee, shoulder etc.   

Pilates has grown in popularity which has created a demand for educated Pilates instructors.  Our training course requires 450 hours of lecture, observation, and self practice as well as a hands on paid apprenticeship in our studio.  Those that complete the program will qualify to sit for the Pilates Method Alliance Certification Exam.   Contact us to receive a complete outline of the CPTT Program.

For more information or to register please contact Kelli Harsh at kharsh@genesishealthclubs.com, OR 316-634-3120

November Announcements

The Wednesday 6:45 pm Cardio Barre class is cancelled during the months of November and December.  We look forward to adding another evening class in January.  Please continue attending our Cardio Barre classes scheduled on Mondays at 5:45 pm, Thursdays at 8:30 am, and Saturdays at 9:00 am.

We have openings in some of our Group Reformer classes.  Group Reformer workouts are a great way to help stay in shape during the holiday season!
Contact us to sign up!

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!


Springfield Group Fitness Monthly Blog - November 2014

Thursday, November 6 2014 12:37 PM
Categorized In Springfield

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

 

Construction is going strong!

Our South Club is undergoing a major renovation to create a streamlined Reception/Shake This desk, Kidnazium, and remodeled Men's and Women's Locker rooms.  What's behind the white plastic curtains will be revealed in December, when the first phase of the construction will be complete.  Both our Genesis South Club staff and members are excited to see how it's going to look!

 

  Instructor of the Month - Melissa Teer

Hi!  I am Melissa and I am originally from Texas and of course support my Dallas Cowboys and the Rangers, but I also am a big fan of the St Louis Cardinals. My sister and I share a home with her daughter and my 2 pups  a Boston terrier and Lab/ German Shepard mix. I've been teaching Group Fitness for 4 years now this Month of November, is my Pumpversary (BODYPUMP® anniversary).  I teach BODYPUMP®, BODYFLOW®, and RPM®, and I don't plan to stop there.   
I am going to BODYSTEP® training at the end of this month and plan to do TRX™ certification as well.  I love the Les Mills programs, and of course, love my team of instructors. I love teaching all my programs because they all have a different feel, and they bring something different to my own workouts.  At my very first BODYPUMP® class, I told my friend that I was with that I could see myself teaching it.   I am also a personal trainer and have been also for 4 years this month.    

I knew that the Fitness industry is where I wanted to be, when I couldn't imagine myself doing anything else, and I still can't.   I love helping and watching people set and accomplish goals in class and out.   I am truly blessed that I have an awesome team that I work with!!!    Come try one or even all of our classes so you can find a class that motivates you like they did me.

 

Group Fitness Class of the Month - BODYCOMBAT®

We've had BODYCOMBAT® since the very first release.  Now we're on release 61 -- that's 15 years of the most popular martial arts fitness class in the world.  If you haven't tried it, here's a little snapshot of the experience you can expect:


BODYCOMBAT™ is our ultimate warrior workout to develop co-ordination and release stress.  Destroy calories as you learn to punch, kick, block and strike. Get a whole body workout that targets every muscle group.

   


We have a terrific BODYCOMBAT® instructor team.  Here are a couple of pics of Wednesday's Halloween-themed class with Travell and Julie teaching.  

Come try a class this week and unleash your inner warrior!

 



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

Lisa Gregory
Group Fitness Coordinator
Genesis Health Clubs - Springfield
lgregory@genesishealthclubs.com


Emporia Group Fitness Monthly Blog - November 2014

Thursday, November 6 2014 12:26 PM
Categorized In Emporia

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

 

16 in 60 Congratulations

Congratulations to Kelsey Carr and Ryan LaSota 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

  My name is Tia Grundleger and I joined Genesis Health Clubs as a member in 2010.
  My husband Adam and I were looking for somewhere that we could be motivated in
  our fitness journeys. Our youngest child had just turned 2 and I was still using her
  birth as an excuse for carrying around 70lbs of extra weight. I now have 3 children
  Jasmine 9, Lila 6, Iris 5 and I home school them in my spare time.


My first group fitness class scared me, challenged me and hooked me. The encouragement I felt from the instructor, the members and the staff made me feels like I was not alone on my journey to a healthier life.

It was a full year before I worked up the courage to take a spin class. I would peak in during those classes and came to the conclusion that these people, both instructor and students, were crazy!  After my first G-cycle class I was addicted!  I loved the energy, the sweat and the way I felt after, I loved everything about it (with the exception of "saddle pains" of course). The instructors pushed me, inspired me and helped me see that I could go even further.

Since then I have certified in Group Ride/R30 and Group Centergy, two classes that push and challenge me every time I teach them.

My journey is far from over but I intend to keep going.  I hope to one day have the privilege to encourage, inspire and walk or ride alongside someone else on their journey to a healthier happier lifestyle just like my instructors did for me.

I invite you to come to Group Centergy this month and try it out.  We will have a little something for you for attending if you have never done it before.


Party in Pink

Our party in Pink was a huge success! We raised $159.00 for Team Hope for Cancer.




Our Black Light Zumba party was also a Hit! We had a room full of fun going on!    




Please watch Facebook for class changes for the Holidays.

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

Charlotte Pinick
Group Fitness Coordinator - Emporia
cpinick@genesishealthclubs.com


West 13th Monthly Group Fitness Blog - November 2014

Thursday, November 6 2014 11:33 AM
Categorized In West 13th

Greetings West 13th Members!  Below is our November Group Fitness news. 

Please make sure to follow our facebook page for ongoing updates too!

 

Instructor of the Month –  Shannon St. Vrain

Shannon St. Vrain has been with Genesis for 26 years, starting in the nursery and working her way up to instructor!  She teaches several different types of classes from kick boxing, to step, to weight lifting and also teaches on a regular basis at the Genesis West Central location.  Her nickname is the “Energizer Bunny”, and if you’ve seen her teach, you know why!  Fitness is a passion of hers, but her biggest passion are her six children, ages 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 & 14!  If she is not at a sporting event for one, then she is at one for another!  They keep her extremely busy and on her toes!!!  Shannon is training to teach the new class Group Blast in November, so watch for her on the schedule for this or check out one of her other classes during the week!

 

Group Blast Coming this Month!


As mentioned above, Group Blast, an athletic based step class, is coming to West 13th in November!  This is another great class from MOSSA, the company that also brings us Group Power, Group Ride, Group Centergy and Group Kick.  It arrives on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  Be watching for announcements about "BLAST FRIDAY"!  Click here for more info...

 

Zumba News

To you Zumba junkies, Mia Kasir is already teaching the Tuesday night 5:30PM Zumba, and now, starting in November, she will take over the Monday 7PM Zumba Tone and teach it as a regular Zumba class!!!  There are several of you that come on Tuesday night, now join Mia on Monday night too!

 



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


Angie Kendall
Director of Group Fitness
akendall@genesishealthclubs.com


West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - November 2014

Thursday, November 6 2014 11:23 AM
Categorized In West Central

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

 

Have you tried a G-Cycle class at West Central?

Our Thursday 5:45pm class, which was formerly Group Ride, is now G-Cycle!!! Ann and Dennis rotate Thursdays, and are awesome instructors to motivate you for an hour of spin!!! You may leave sweaty, but you will leave knowing that you have taken a positive step in the right direction towards a healthy lifestyle!!! Come see Ann or Dennis on Thursdays at 5:45pm!


The November Classes of the Month are….Stretch Class and Zumba/Urban Groove!

Stretch class is offered on Mondays at 10:15am with Tonia, and Tuesdays at 8:00am with Charlotte. We focus on lengthening and stretching the body from head to toe!! Flexibility is  important to one’s health, and something most of us don’t take enough time to do in our day!!!  Join Tonia or Charlotte for a relaxing, rejuvenating hour of stretch!

 

        



Zumba is offered on Wednesdays at 4:30pm with Corri, and Thursdays at 5:30pm with Cassy. Urban Groove is offered on  Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 12:00pm with Amie. Both classes use  fun, upbeat music, and you can burn calories and get your daily dose of cardio while you dance!!
Come join us at West Central for your Group Fitness classes!!!

 

       

 

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

Tonia Albers
Group Fitness Coordinator
Genesis West Central
talbers@genesishealthclubs.com


What is Healthy Weight Loss?

Wednesday, October 22 2014 9:02 AM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide

It's natural for anyone trying to lose weight to want to lose it very quickly. But evidence shows that people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Healthy weight loss isn't just about a "diet" or "program". It's about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits.

To lose weight, you must use up more calories than you take in. Since one pound equals 3,500 calories, you need to reduce your caloric intake by 500—1000 calories per day to lose about 1 to 2 pounds per week.1

Once you've achieved a healthy weight, by relying on healthful eating and physical activity most days of the week (about 60—90 minutes, moderate intensity), you are more likely to be successful at keeping the weight off over the long term. Losing weight is not easy, and it takes commitment. 

Even Modest Weight Loss Can Mean Big Benefits

The good news is that no matter what your weight loss goal is, even a modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight, is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars.2

For example, if you weigh 200 pounds, a 5 percent weight loss equals 10 pounds, bringing your weight down to 190 pounds. While this weight may still be in the "overweight" or "obese" range, this modest weight loss can decrease your risk factors for chronic diseases related to obesity.

So even if the overall goal seems large, see it as a journey rather than just a final destination. You'll learn new eating and physical activity habits that will help you live a healthier lifestyle. These habits may help you maintain your weight loss over time.

In addition to improving your health, maintaining a weight loss is likely to improve your life in other ways. For example, a study of participants in the National Weight Control Registry, found that those who had maintained a significant weight loss reported improvements in not only their physical health, but also their energy levels, physical mobility, general mood, and self-confidence.

References

  1. DHHS, AIM for a Healthy Weight, page 5. Available online: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/aim_hwt.pdf 
  2. Reference for 5%: Blackburn G. (1995). Effect of degree of weight loss on health benefits. Obesity Research 3: 211S-216S. 2 Reference for 10%: NIH, NHLBI Obesity Education Initiative. Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults. Available online: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/obesity/ob_gdlns.pdf 

www.cdc.gov

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Protein, Suspiciously Packed with Sugar

Monday, October 13 2014 4:14 PM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide

Protein is hot. Now officially the next wonder ingredient to be oversold and marketed by corporate food giants that focus on making ordinary products for the maddening crowd. You can even find these products at the local grocery store next to the Honey Bunches and Fruity Pebbles.

If you have been into fitness/nutrition any time during the last 30-years, you know the belief that protein intake is fundamental to good health isn’t new. In my view those of us who’ve been committed to fitness are responsible for creating the demand for products with more protein.

It’s kinda nice to be heard.

Should be good news we’ll have more products that contain added protein, but history has shown the food giants don’t look at nutrition like we do. Let’s just say they’re comfortable staying slightly behind the times, (at least 30-years behind with protein). Where these companies shine is in making food inexpensive, so we can feel good about buying foods that aren’t at all healthy.

A formula to make lot’s of money.

I suspect though, because protein is by far the most expensive macronutrient, the food giants will need to get very creative to keep the masses from getting sticker shock at Wally-World.


Trust and verify.  

Most of you already heard about or saw the Special K Challenge, and their Willpower starter kit in discount drug or grocery stores. Kellogg's has been the leader in adding protein into mainstream products, so I decided to see how their products breakdown nutritionally. I pulled the specs off the three products in the kit, which are; a high protein ready-to-drink, meal bar, and their Protein Plus cereal.

 

 

 

 

 

Pay me now, or pay me later

As you can see in the example above, the level of nutrition we expect to get from products in a specialty health store are much different than what’s acceptable to the masses. I believe it’s going to be difficult for mainstream food companies to sell higher quality products to the masses. They just cost more. And to sell the masses you must make products that are priced in an affordable range for as many people as possible.

Stay True, Support Authentic Products, Nutrition Stores

Someone who invested their time and money learning about and teaching me about eating healthy changed my life.

Who did that for you?

The point is, do your best to support those who care enough to produce and sell the best products they can. Most of them are just like you, they believe fitness and nutrition hold the key to your best life.

You know they’re right.

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Lawrence Group Fitness Monthly Blog - October 2014

Thursday, October 2 2014 5:23 PM
Categorized In Lawrence

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

 

Welcome to Fall! The temps are dropping along with the leaves - so why not use the change in weather to come check out our new classes & some of the new faces we have at our clubs!

 

North Location News

NEW CLASSES:
We now have Group Power on Mondays & Wednesday 4:30PM for teachers & moms & those who want to get in their Hour of Power BEFORE dinner - we hope you like this new POWERful option!

Friday nights - do you want to relax or get your groove on? At Genesis North - we have you covered for both!

4:30PM new yogi Kim (she’s only new to us - she is working on her 500 hour yoga card!) will help you unwind & de-stress with a lovely Gentle Yoga class.


5:30PM Friday Night Zumba Dance Party with Gwen - come shake it off & get your groove on with the amazing Gwen. She may be nearly 6 months pregnant but she can still move like no other! Come to the party & try to keep up! =0)

Sunday - a few new options to make the most of your day “off”:


10AM Power Yoga Express with Karen - if you already love Karen’s Yoga Flow 75, why not challenge yourself with an added 30 minutes of strength & power on the mat. Come for just 30 - or stay for all 105 minutes of bendtastic fun! 


12PM Group Kick with Sarah & Melisa (they alternate) - before the Football Games begin, come get your kick on & sweat off your Saturday night. High or low impact - this cardio punch is great for everyone!


4PM Tabata - wanna’ train with intervals but don’t have much time? Come check out Heather’s take on Tabata - 30 minutes of super Sunday fun


4:30PM Group Power - if you come for Tabata, why not stick around for Group Power? Heather will cruise through the workout & tackle every muscle before the Sunday Night game begins.

 

New Instructors

Lauren Link comes to us on the verge of receiving her 200 hr RYT card - meaning she is just 8 classes away from accomplishing 200 hours of study in Yoga! She is taking over the 10:15AM Yoga Basics class on Tuesdays and will hopefully be testing the waters in some cycle classes too!


Jessica Feldman is our newest high energy Zumba instructor - take one class from this Colorado transplant & you’ll be asking me to put her on schedule more often! She is fun & spunky - you would never believe she is the mom of 5 boys. How she mom-ages 5 boys and has the energy to rock the Zumba floor I do not know - but she does! She is teaching Wednesday 10:30AM Aqua Zumba starting 10/1 & will be filling in as needed until a class becomes available (she has already agreed to helm the Friday Night 5:30PM Zumba Dance Party after Gwen goes on maternity leave - but not a moment before!


Kim Deroulette is another new yogi - new to us but working on her 500 hour card (mentioned above) - she is easing you in to the weekend with a 4:30PM Friday night Gentle Yoga class & filling in elsewhere as her schedule allows. She is a wonderful instructor - mark your calendar & get to know our latest yoga addition.

 


South Location News

Group Centergy is now offered on Monday & Wednesday afternoons 4:20-5:20pm. Cristal & Marianne are dancing you through the Centergy workout - a wonderful mix of yoga & Pilates - standing & on the floor. A fantastic alternative for those  who want to stretch, strengthen & relax before heading home for family dinner.

As the weather cools, it’s time to put your bikes in the garage & head back to the cycle studio! We have two new classes for you to keep your wheels spinning:
Group Ride Tuesdays 5:30PM with Marianne & Thursday 5:30PM with Pam - these classes compliment our Monday & Wednesday G-Cycle so you can “spin” 5:30-6:30PM Monday through Thursday!

Sunday we adjusted our line-up just a bit - we now have Group Ride at 9AM & Group Power at 10AM. Come for 2 full hours of Sunday morning sweat if you can!

 

 

Despite the renovations at North & the continued construction at South, we hope you continue to make fitness a priority & join us in one or many of our wonderful classes. We have a great team of instructors excited to meet you & help you fall in love with our classes. Group exercise is a wonderful way to make fitness a steady part of your daily routine - so pick up a schedule, mark your calendars & come to class! Just allow a little extra time due to construction / traffic so you can make it to class on time. Running late? It’s fine  - come to class anyway! We want to see you in our classes & having a great time.

 

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

Cristal Barnes
Group Fitness Coordinator - Lawrence
Genesis Health Clubs
cbarnes@genesishealthclubs.com


West 13th Monthly Group Fitness Blog - October 2014

Thursday, October 2 2014 2:13 PM
Categorized In West 13th

 Greetings West 13th Members!  Below is our October Group Fitness news. 

Please make sure to follow our facebook page for ongoing updates too!

 

Department Updates

There are a lot of things going on at West 13th but I want to start by welcoming Mia Kasir as a new Zumba instructor.  She comes to us from California and will start teaching a Zumba class at W13th on Tuesday, October 14th at 5:30PM.  She has a great background in dance and is looking forward to teaching at West 13th.  Come join her every Tuesday starting on the 14th!The West 13th boot camps start on October 1st and will offer you 3 chances per week to “Shock Your System”!  Talk with a Fitness Advisor about joining these awesome classes!  Your options are Tuesdays at 6:30PM. Thursdays at 6:30PM and Saturdays at 10:15AM!  This is a great way to work out in a group with some great people and instructors!

 

The West 13th boot camps start on October 1st and will offer you 3 chances per week to “Shock Your System”!  Talk with a Fitness Advisor about joining these awesome classes!  Your options are Tuesdays at 6:30PM. Thursdays at 6:30PM and Saturdays at 10:15AM!  This is a great way to work out in a group with some great people and instructors!

 

October Launches

With the change of seasons, comes the launch of the October MOSSA classes!  

Join Myrtle and Pam for the GROUP RIDE launch on Saturday, October 11th at 8AM!  They will help FUEL your RIDE, and get you ready for the holidays!

On Tuesday, October 21st at 5:30, let Shannon, Cindy and Myrtle put some KICK in your step with the start of the fall GROUP KICK!

Come get some GRIT with GROUP POWER!  Angie and Shannon will guide you through new music and choreography on Saturday, October 25th at 9AM.

 

 

Class of the Month

Since this will be new to our schedule in October, I’m going to feature Mia’s Tuesday 5:30PM Zumba class!  We have not had a regular Zumba class on our evening schedule for quite some time and I know that there are a lot of you out there that really miss that!  We have listened to you and I hope that you enjoy the class!



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


Angie Kendall
Director of Group Fitness
akendall@genesishealthclubs.com


Emporia Group Fitness Monthly Blog - October 2014

Thursday, October 2 2014 2:03 PM
Categorized In Emporia

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

 

October Zumba Fun

Hooray for Pink! –We will be having a Zumbathon on October 12th at 3:00pm!  A $5 suggested donation will be donated to our local Cancer Foundation   The class is 75 minutes - and don't forget to wear pink!

 

Also we are hosting Blacklight Halloween Bash in our Zumba class on October 26th at 3:00pm.  Costumes welcome, and we'll host a contest with a prize for best costume!

 

 

October Launches

October 13th at 6:30pm- Group ride
October 20th at 5:30pm – Group Power
October 23rd at 6:30pm – RIPPED new season
October 28th at 7:30pm – Group Centergy

 

Instructor of the Month: George Head

•    Born at home in the Mississippi Delta in the 1960s...yes, the 60s.
•    Our family moved to West Point Mississippi when my sister, Glynis and I were very young.
•    I am the oldest of 8 (7 living) 3boys, 4 girls.
•    My mother had 4 (two sets of twins) in the same year Boys in January and girls in October.
•    I attended segregated school until 3rd grade. Told my first grade teacher that I was going to rule the world. I was sent to the principal's office.
•    I did art with no formal training. Won many drawing contests and wanted to work for Marvel Comics when I grew up.
•    Played baseball, basketball and took Tae Kwon Do when I was in Jr. High.
•    Took drafting/surveying in high school.
•    Went to the prom with one of the most popular girls in the Senior class(I was a junior).
High school was highly overrated and very stupid.
•    Had my own business at 13 and paid for all my school stuff and clothes all through Jr. High and high school.
•    Went to college in my home town (Mary Holmes Jr. College), worked through a few semesters and still held down my own business with my gig at McDonald's.
•    Enlisted in the USAF in July 1981 and went to basic training in San Antonio, Texas! Had a ball!!! Got in trouble for imitating a drill instructor during P.T. drill. Made my D.I. laugh and avoided getting sent back to Day One.
•    Got stationed in South Dakota (cold), Japan (partied too hard, couldn't become a chaplain), and Kansas (worst assignment ever, because it was after Japan) Ended up in Utah with the Air Force Reserves and worked for Utah Valley Regional, Stouffer's, WordPerfect then an MLM which was shut down after I left.
•    I have 3 adult children; 30 (married) 26, and 22. I also have a 3 year old grandchild.
•    Lived in Emporia for over 15 years and work in ESU’s IT Department
•    Met my spouse Amanda here who works at ESU’s Theater Department
•    Been Practicing and teaching yoga for over 6 years.  My teacher is Yoga Mama, Patty Jo Thompson…this woman saved my life.



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

Charlotte Pinick
Group Fitness Coordinator - Emporia
cpinick@genesishealthclubs.com


Springfield Group Fitness Monthly Blog - October 2014

Thursday, October 2 2014 12:32 PM
Categorized In Springfield

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

 

16 in 60 Congratulations

Congratulations to Michele Lopez for completing 16 group fitness classes in 60 days!  Michele completed all 16 class in just over a month.  She will receive a Genesis T-Shirt (for which she needs a smaller size now), 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!

 

 

Breastfest Fundraiser to benefit BCFO

On Sunday, October 12, both Springfield locations will unite for a three hour launch of our Les Mills and Zumba programs to raise money for Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks.  This annual fundraiser benefits local families and is eagerly attended by our faithful and charitable participants for the last five years.

 

 

 



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

Lisa Gregory
Group Fitness Coordinator
Genesis Health Clubs - Springfield
lgregory@genesishealthclubs.com


West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - October 2014

Thursday, October 2 2014 11:49 AM
Categorized In West Central

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

 

Fall Schedule Changes

With a new month, comes a new Fall Schedule!!!  Monday, September 29th, begins our exciting Fall Fitness schedule! We have added a few classes, in addition to changing two classes.  

*Beginning Sept. 30th, we will offer a Tuesday 8:00am Stretch Class taught by Charlotte!! Stretch class focuses on just that; stretching!! We lengthen head to toe, and work to maintain and improve flexibility and balance!! Stretch class is also offered on Mondays at 10:15am with Tonia, both of these classes are offered in Studio A.  

*The Wednesday 9:15am class will be taught as Cardio and Iron by Ann. Join her for this early morning workout, located in Studio A.
*The Thursday 5:45pm Group Ride class will be taught as G-Cycle beginning October 9th, located in Studio B. Ann and Dennis will rotate this class, you are in for a treat!!!
*Friday, October 3rd, will be the first 5:45pm Group Ride class, offered by Kurt! End your work week with this intense spin class!

 

 

 

Upcoming Launches

October also brings our Fall launches of Group Ride, Group Centergy, Group Kick and Group Power!!
*Saturday, October 11th, at 8:15am, Kurt and C will introduce you to West Central first new launch of the season, GROUP RIDE!!


*Sunday, October 12th, at 1:00pm, Join Tonia and Leslie upstairs in Studio C for the new Group Centergy!!
*Saturday, October 18th, at 9:15am, Amie and Shannon will teach you the new moves of Group Kick!!
*Saturday, October 25th, at 10:15am, Tonia, Ann and Shannon will get you moving with the brand new Group Power!!


All launches introduce new music, new moves and choreography, sure to challenge you!  Hope to see you there!

 

 

Featured Class of the Month

West Central recognizes one Fitness class and one Mind/body class each month. The October classes are......Athletic Training and Conditioning (ATC) and Yoga Flow!!!

*ATC is offered on Tuesdays at 5:30pm in Studio A. Ann teaches an energetic, intense, class with challenging, different exercises each week!!  It is an interval based class, and is open to ANY fitness level, as options are always given.  It is also offered as an express class on Thursdays from 4:45pm to 5:30pm, in which this class is based on athletic drills.  Join Ann, as she says, "You have to challenge yourself to change yourself!!!"

 

    

 

*Yoga Flow is available Tuesdays at 8:15 with Peter,  Wednesdays at 8:15am with Genevieve, and Saturdays at 10:15am, with a rotation of Carol, Barb, Meranda and Mollie, all in Studio C.  Yoga Flow concentrates on the use of Sun Salutations, to create heat, strength, flexibility, and endurance.  Each instructor chooses suitable music and keeps the class environment fun, uplifting, and friendly. If you are looking to improve arm/core/leg strength, and reduce stress and anxiety, join the wonderful West Central instructors for an hour of Yoga Flow!

 

       



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

Tonia Albers
Group Fitness Coordinator
Genesis West Central
talbers@genesishealthclubs.com


Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog - October 2014

Thursday, October 2 2014 11:35 AM
Categorized In Rock Road

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

 

Upcoming Launches

Let’s move! October is launch month, which means new music and choreography in your favorite classes. Launches are always an especially good time, so join us for these kick-off dates:  


•    Group Ride: Sat., Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m.
•    Group Centergy: Sat., Oct. 11, 9:30 a.m.
•    R30: Mon., Oct. 20, 8:15 a.m.
•    Group Kick: Mon., Oct. 18, 5:45 p.m.
•    Group Power: Wed., Oct. 29, 9 a.m.

 

Fall Class Schedule

And, while we’re talking change, check out our schedule changes and additions:


Monday: Men’s Yoga at noon is now Yoga for Athletes
Tuesday: We’ve added a noon Yoga Flow
Wednesday: We’ve added 6:30 p.m. Yoga Basics
Thursday: Yoga Flow at 5:30 is now Yoga for Athletes
Friday: Gina’s 10 a.m. Zumba is back!
Sunday: We’ve added 9:30 a.m. Yoga Basics

 

 

    Party in Pink Zumbathon

    Our sister club, East Central, is home to this year's Party in Pink    
    Zumbathon on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. For just $10, you'll support the Susan
    G. Komen Foundation while you dance and groove with us. Reserve
    your spot at any Wichita Genesis location.

 

 

 

 

 

Instructor of the Month: Abbey Steinbrink

This month, we meet Abbey Steinbrink, a Rock Road Group Power and Group Ride instructor. Abbey also instructs at East Central and is that club’s Group Fitness Coordinator. She’s an avid runner, a mom to 1-year-old Foster and has been married to Jonas for six years. Abbey believes, “Group Fitness is for anyone; it motivates people who are just beginning their fitness journey, and is a constant challenge for seasoned athletes. The friends I have made through taking, and teaching, classes are irreplaceable, and the benefits that come from each workout help me lead a happier, healthier, less stressful life.”

 

       

 

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

Zoe Scognamillo
Group Fitness Coordinator - Rock Road
zscognamillo@genesishealthclubs.com


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