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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


East Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - October 2014

Thursday, October 2 2014 11:21 AM
Categorized In East Central

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

 

October Schedule Changes

We're making changes around EC! Some class time slots will be changed, and we'll be starting some new and exciting G60 Bootcamps!  Below is what you need to know (all changes take effect October 1):

Tuesday, 5:45 p.m. Zumba changes to 5:30
Thursday, 4:45 p.m. Group Power changes to 5:30
Saturday, 8:15 a.m. Step45 changes to 8:00
Saturday, 10:15 Zumba changes to 10:00
Thursday, 6:00 p.m. Cardio & Core will be cancelled (look for exciting new classes to be re-added this fall!!)

Below are our new G60 Bootcamp times -- check the front desk, or with our sales team, for more information!
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.

And, as always, if you have any recommendations or concerns, contact Abbey!

 

 

Instructor birthdays - October

Chuck (Oct. 26) and Bethany (Oct. 29) both turn another year older this month...although, you would never have guessed it!  Come see what keeps them young, and visit their classes!  Chuck teaches FitLife at 8:00 a.m. on Fridays, and Sunday's 11:15 a.m. Step & Iron. Bethany leads 12:15 p.m. Cardio & Core (Monday and Friday), as well as Thursday's 9:00 a.m. Butz & Gutz.

 

 

Instructor of the Month - Tia Hurtt!

       

 

Tia has been teaching at Genesis for the past two and a half years -- and that's not all she does! When she's not leading our Group Power and Step & Iron classes (as well as Group Ride, and the occasional G60 Bootcamp), Tia is a fourth grade teacher at Griffith Elementary School. It's safe to say, she's dedicated a majority of her life to help people grow, and feel great about themselves! She loves spending time with her two sons, and showing them what a healthy lifestyle can do! Tia finds Group Fitness so important because, "it is an awesome way to change up your routine from the norm. Your body gets used to doing the same thing over and over, and so you won't get the same results from what you did months ago. Try out a Group Power class instead of your normal weight workout. When I incorporated Group Power into my routine, I was able to achieve more definition than just using weights alone! You could even add a cardio class, instead of doing the treadmill or cardio machines.  You'll be surprised how your body responds to something different."

 



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


Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - October 2014

Thursday, October 2 2014 11:13 AM
Categorized In Hutchinson

 

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

 


KIDS BOOT CAMP  for Fall Begins, Monday, Oct. 13 @ 5:30 pm

This high energy class features fun, exercises, games and obstacle drills designed to improve strength, coordination endurance and overall fitness!!


Ages 5 -12
Cost $30.00 for Members and $45.00 for non-members
Check the Front Desk for Registration Form
 

Cheri Mullen-Hastert will be the instructor and she is looking forward to another great time with the kids!!
Hope you join us!!!

 

 

MOSSA OCTOBER LAUNCHES for 2014

We will have Two Super Weekends!!

 Oct 4 & 5
Group Centergy, Thursday, October 2 @ 6:30 pm
Group Ride, Saturday, October 4 @ 8:00 am
R30, Sunday, October 5 @ 12:15 pm

Oct 18 & 19
Group Kick, Saturday, October 18 @ 8:00 am
Group Power, Sunday, October 19 @ 1:00 pm

 

 

TGIF October 3rd

We will preview our newest class for Fall - R.I.P.P.E.D
Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, Diet
This is the One Stop Body shock 50-60 minute workout combining strength/resistance  training, Plyometrics, endurance and MORE!!

 

 

Exciting News!

Group Blast is coming to Hutchinson, is an energetic cardio workout using The STEP to train fitness, agility, coordination, and strength.  Motivating, inviting, and FUN!  “Feels so much like sports training.
Balance of leg and cardio training was perfect. Off the charts spectacular! Pure awesomeness” Stay tuned for more information...

 

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


Becky Holcomb
Group Fitness Coordinator - Hutchinson
P: 620-663-9090
Bholcomb@genesishealthclubs.com


Salina Group Fitness Monthly Blog - October 2014

Thursday, October 2 2014 11:03 AM
Categorized In Salina

Greetings Salina 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 Teri Weis 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!

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!

If you are new to the club and want to try out our Group Fitness Program please pick up the 16 in 60 form at the desk so you too can be rewarded for trying our classes!

 

Meet our New Group Kick instructor Kate Brockway!

I am thrilled to be one of the new Group Kick instructors at Genesis -Salina.  I have been on my personal fitness journey for several years, and happened upon a Group Kick class a couple of years ago.  I was immediately hooked.  Since I discovered Group Kick, I have attended every class I could possibly fit into my schedule.  The power of Group Kick never ceases to amaze me.  It makes a bad day good and a good day even better.  I always leave class feeling empowered and ready to take on the world.  
I am a professor at Kansas State University-Salina where I teach accounting and finance.  My husband is also a KSU professor and we have three children.  

I’m excited for the opportunity to share my passion for Group Kick with others.  Hope to see you at a class very soon!

 

 

Genesis Fights Cancer!

Join us in the fight against cancer with our MOSSA launches and Yoga classes. The proceeds will benefit the Tammy Walker Appearance Center.
Be sure to mark October 11th on your calendars.

8:30 am      Yoga Flow
9:30 am      R30
10:15 am    Group Kick
11:30 am    Group Power
12:45 pm    Group Centergy
2:00  pm     Group Ride
3:15  pm     Restorative Yoga

This event is an all day sweatfest! This is, YOUR STRENGTH-YOUR FIGHT-YOUR JOURNEY-YOUR PEACE!

 

 

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

Cindy Crehan
Group Fitness Coordinator - Salina
ccrehan@genesishealthclubs.com


McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - October 2014

Thursday, October 2 2014 10:51 AM
Categorized In McPherson

Greetings McPherson 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 Robin Roets and Michelle Allen for completing 16 group fitness classes in 60 days!  These ladies 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!

If you are new to the club and want to try out our Group Fitness Program please pick up the 16 in 60 form at the desk so you too can be rewarded for trying our classes!

 

 

Instructor of the Month - David “G-Cycle” Galmore 

I joined Genesis Health Clubs Hutchinson as a member in the fall of 2009, but quit attending for months at a time in 2010 and 2011.  I weighed over 300 pounds by late Spring 2011.  Self loathing and a desperate need for change brought me back to Genesis July 15, 2011.

  I “caught fire” attending every class I could and working with a life changing personal trainer.  I will never return to my old ways.  I quit smoking on Thanksgiving Day 2011 and was asked to join the Genesis team as a G-Cycle instructor three weeks later on December 15th.  In 2012, I received my certification to teach Group Ride/R30.  In 2013, I received my certification to teach Group Centergy. I am also certified to teach G-Cycle (2011), which is my absolute favorite class to teach!!   I was blessed enough to join the McPherson Genesis team May 2014.  I began teaching R30 shortly after.  

My mantra is:  BETTER, STRONGER, FASTER!  My life’s calling is to teach group fitness classes and relentlessly practice to bring the best to my class participants!  Join me in one of my classes at the McPherson club:

Group Ride 530 PM McPherson
R30 530 PM McPherson
Group Centergy 630 PM McPherson

 

October Schedule

We’ve added the following classes to our Group Fitness schedule effective Monday, September 29th:
                Monday – 7:30 p.m. DDP Yoga
                Tuesday – 8:15 a.m. Buttz & Gutz and 9:00 a.m. Group Ride
                Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. DDP Yoga
                Thursday – 9:00 a.m. Group Ride

Starting the week of Monday, October 20th, we will be adding Group Kick on Tuesdays @ 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays @ 8:00 a.m.  

New MOSSA Programs coming to the Club:
•    GROUP KICK® – KICK SOME…….with Group Kick®!  This gripping hour burns a ton of calories and builds total body strength.  Tap into the hottest mixed martial arts movements done at a rapid-fire pace to smash your cardio fitness.  From the boxing ring to the fighting cage, Group Kick combines cutting-edge moves with thrilling music.  This electric experience is addictive!  BRING IT ON with Group Kick!  We will have our official Launch Party on Saturday, October 18th @ 9:00 a.m.  

•    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.  HAVE A BLAST!  Coming in November!

•    For more information on our MOSSA Programs, please grab a Getting Started sheet(s) from our front desk for the program(s) you are interested in or contact Heather Koehn at 620-245-0900.

GROUP KICK PREVIEW CLASSES
WHEN:
Tuesday, September 30th @ 5:30 p.m. in Studio A
Tuesday, October 7th @ 5:30 p.m. in Studio A
Tuesday, October 14th @ 5:30 p.m. in Studio A
WHAT IS IT:
This is a great opportunity to learn some of the basic punches, kicks, stances, techniques used in a normal Group Kick class.  Group Kick borrows movements from boxing, kickboxing and various mixed martial arts disciplines.
WHY SHOULD I COME:
This preview class will help prepare you for the classes that will be offered on our regular schedule after our initial Launch Party on Saturday, October 18th!
WHO IS IT FOR:
“Group Kick is for anyone wanting a challenging, athletic and motivating workout in a realistic time frame” suggests MOSSA, creators of Group Kick.

David Williams and DDP Yoga:
Welcome new instructor David Williams, certified DDP Yoga Instructor!  Do you want to burn fat and build strength with minimal joint impact?  You CAN with DDP Yoga!  This all-in-one workout offers intense cardio with minimal impact on the joints using the basic principles of yoga blended with elements of strength conditioning, Pilates and mixed martial arts.  David is passionate about this program and his results are a testimony to DDP Yoga and how it can work for you!  We are so excited to bring this to our members! Join us on Mondays @ 7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. in Studio A!

October Launch Dates:
•    Saturday, October 11th:
o    Group Ride® @ 8:00 a.m. (Studio B)
o    Group Centergy® @ 9:30 a.m. (Studio B)
•    Saturday, October 18th:
o    Group Kick® @ 9:00 a.m. (Studio A)
•    Thursday, October 16th:
o    R30® @ 5:30 p.m. (Studio B)
•    Saturday, October 25th:  
o    Group Power® (Studio A)

Our Launch Parties are always open to the public, so please bring your friends for a great workout, food, fun and drawings for prizes after class!!

 

Food for Thought.....

Great Article to Read:  Seven Reasons Your Workout Isn’t Working Out! 
I thought this was a great and really informative article!  Hope you enjoy it too :)   -Heather


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


Heather Koehn
Group Fitness Coordinator - McPherson
P: (620) 245-0900
hkoehn@genesishealthclubs.com


Topeka Group Fitness Blog - October 2014

Thursday, October 2 2014 10:20 AM
Categorized In Topeka

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

 

Featured October Class

3rd Annual Viva La Pink Zumbathon® Charity Event

October 11th 6-8:30pm

Eclipse Urban Lounge Topeka

Genesis  Team Topeka and several out of town Guests will rock this Event!  The Fee will be only $10 for this event. Get your tickets at Genesis Health Clubs Topeka SE.

We will have several vendors present with a portion of their proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research.  The event will be held at the Eclipse Urban Lounge!  We had such a great time last year, we decided to do it again! Bring a Friend and Shake your Booty! Proceeds for the event go to the American Cancer Society- making Strides against Breast Cancer.

Join the fun and get more updates by following the facebook event page!

 

Instructor of the Month: Darla Gifford

Hi, my name is Darla.  I’m from Topeka and teach a lunch time yoga class at the Genesis/Wood Valley location.  I am also certified to teach Pilates and have incorporated some of the Pilates exercises in to my yoga class.  I’m a firm believer in constantly changing your exercise routines to keep your muscles guessing and working hard!  There are so many yoga poses and Pilates exercises to choose from, so you will find something new in each of my weekly classes. 

Yoga is all about increasing strength and flexibility and creating awareness of your posture and how important it is to have a healthy spine.  The poses flow easily and the class is fairly fast paced, so you work up a sweat and get a really great workout!  Modifications are offered for anyone protecting a body part due to injury, pain or stiffness.  I incorporate props from time to time, using light weights, balls, blocks and straps.  Yoga is a really great full body workout and at the end of each class, you will notice a reduction in stress, lowered blood pressure and heart rate and a feeling of relaxation and tranquility. 

Come join us every Friday at 12:15 for 45 minutes and feel great the rest of the day!

 

 

 

Group Power Comes To Topeka!


Genesis Topeka Launched Group Power On September the 15th!!!  This was a double event happening both at SW WoodValley and North Genesis!!!  Our instructors... Angie hemsley, Reuby Melendez, Kathy Webber , Mary Miller, Sara Philipi and Tamara McGinnis rocked the house with the newest program to Genesis Topeka!!!  For more information on the class go to: http://www.genesishealthclubs.com/classes/group-power



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

Tamara McGinnis
Group Fitness Coordinator
Genesis Topeka Locations
tmcginnis@genesishealthclubs.com


October 2014 Pilates Blog

Thursday, October 2 2014 10:10 AM
Categorized In Pilates

New PILATES Classes and Programs
 

Make your health a priority now by beginning your Pilates program!  Don't wait until after the holidays but start shaping and toning now for the holiday season.  We've added some exciting new classes for all ages.
 

Cardio Barre

Held on Mondays at 5:45 pm, Wednesdays at 6:45 pm, Thursdays at 8:30 am and Saturdays at 9:00 am at the Rock Road location.  Bring a friend at no cost!


Sculpt and Tone your whole body with this Pilates based workout! This active Cardio Barre class is sure to make you sweat as we integrate the fat-burning format of interval training with muscle-shaping to quickly and safely reshape the entire body. 

Our non-impact, one-hour workout uses both the ballet barre and the mat, and targets all major muscle groups.  The result is the recognizable Barre body, featuring sculpted arms, flat abs, a lifted seat, and elongated thighs.

Strengthen your mind and body and become a longer, leaner YOU!  Bring a mat if you have one.
These classes are held in our 3rd floor Pilates Studio on north rock road
 
 

Group Reformer AND Group Circuit Classes


Add resistance training to your Pilates schedule with a Group Reformer OR Group Circuit Class
The Reformer is a spring loaded machine which provides a full body workout with resistance.  
The Circuit Training Classes use a variety of Pilates equipment including, the Reformer, Jump Board (for ployometric training), Chair and other small pieces of equipment.  
The Group Reformer and Circuit Training workouts are fun and get results!  
 

NEW! Class days/times just added:
Monday at 6:45 pm Group Reformer with instructor Beth
Thursday at 10:00 am Group Reformer with instructor Beth
Wednesday at 10:00 am Group Circuit Training with instructor MariAnn
 
Contact Kelli Harsh for a full schedule of classes and additional class openings.
 
 

NEW! Pilates Open Gym for Athletes

Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Instructor Amie
 

Cost Information
$150/12 OG's - 2 sessions per week for 6 weeks
$180/12 OG's - 1 session per week for 12 weeks
 

Pilates Open Gym for Athletes is a program designed for middle and high school students participating in sports.  OG instructors will guide students through exercises on the mat and the appropriate equipment.  Participants will learn and receive a list of exercises to be completed during OG.  Exercises will be chosen specifically for each student based on the background information given before the first session.  There will be a strong focus on creating a balance of whole body strength and flexibility.  The benefits of Pilates are endless.... our priority is to help our kids avoid pain and injuries and gain better performance so that exercise and sports will always be a positive part of life!   Contact Kelli Harsh at kharsh@genesishealthclubs.com to sign up!


These sessions are held in our 3rd floor Pilates Studio in the Rock Road location.
 
 
Pilates exercise can and should be a part of everyone's life!  Let the Pilates Trainers at Genesis Health Clubs help you get started.  Take advantage of our Introductory package and learn how this exercise system will change you!


$150.00 for 3 private sessions.  Includes a health history review, postural assessment, Pilates principals and experience and workout on the equipment. 


Lawrence Monthly Group Fitness Blog

Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:20 PM
Categorized In Lawrence

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

 

16 in 60 Congratulations Shout-Out

Congratulations to Emily Dilfer & Sara Hase for completing 16 group fitness classes in 60 days!  Each will receive a Genesis T-Shirt, 50 G-Perks and one free shake coupon.  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!

 

Group Kick Hitting Lawrence North on 9/3!

We are bringing Group Kick to Lawrence, and our program launch is Wednesday, September 3rd! Mark your calendars to join Cristal, Melisa & Sarah as we knock this program out of the park from 7-8PM on 9/3. Be the first to see the July 2014 Group Kick workout & meet our amazing new instructors, Melisa & Sarah. After the launch 9/3, Group Kick will be taught on Mondays & Wednesdays 7-8PM at the North location (sorry South side - you got Group Centergy - North gets Kick; we’ll even things out in a few months =0). 

 

Group BLAST Demo Class & Training Coming Soon!

As of 9/3, Lawrence will have Group Power, Group Ride, R-30, Group Centergy (south only) & Group Kick (North only). Next up: Group Blast! Group Blast is a step-based cardio workout that mixes fitness, agility, balance & strength with athletic exercises that utilize the step in dynamic new ways. Genesis is hoping to host a a training in Leavenworth the last week of September, so we want to preview the class to possibly recruit new instructors & give members a taste of what’s to come. On Sunday September 14 at 4PM we will host a demo class at Lawrence North so you can check out the newest “Group” format. Mark your calendars & plan to join us!

 


Thank Genesis It’s RED Friday!

We are kicking off the Fall Football season & our first TGIF of the school year with a special edition Red-Friday TGIF! On Friday September 5 we will host special football themed classes all day & we encourage everyone - instructors & members alike - to wear red as they workout that day.  Special classes for the day include:

RedZone Group Ride - GridIron Group Power - Running Out the Clock R30 - Huddle Up & HIIT the Water - Touchdown Tabata - 1st & 10 Buttz & Gutz - Punt! Pilates

Before the TGIF begins at 7PM we will also throw in a special class: Are You Ready for some ZUMBA?! at 6:30PM at the South club

Come celebrate Gwen’s return to schedule with a one-hour football themed Zumba class. Wear your red / Chief’s gear & stay after the workout for the party!

 

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


West 13th Monthly Group Fitness Blog

Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:04 PM
Categorized In West 13th

 

Greetings West 13th Members!  Below is our September Group Fitness news. 
Please make sure to follow our facebook page for ongoing updates too!

 

Staff Changes

Angie Locke received her Masters in Library Sciences and we are sad to say that she has left us to pursue that!  We wish her the best!


There are 2 new instructors at West 13th!  Corri Lewellen teaches Fit Life and Zumba and is doing an awesome job!  She comes to us from Missouri!  Missouri’s loss is Genesis’ gain.


Some of you might remember Alisa [Flanigan] Franco from the early days at West 13th!  She was a great instructor then, and is an even better instructor now.  She will be teaching Yoga and Group Power for us on a regular basis very soon!  Welcome to Corri and Alisa!

 

New Class Coming Soon

In our quest to continue to bring you World Class Group Fitness, we are bringing Group Blast soon, brought to us by MOSSA/Body Training Systems!

Utilizing the step in many positions and heights, this compelling 60 minute cardio program strengthens and shapes the lower body, one step at a time. Energetic music and motivating instructors create this spunky group experience. Step this way with Group Blast.

 

What is Group Blast?

Utilizing the step in many positions and heights, this compelling 60 minute cardio program strengthens and shapes the lower body, one step at a time. Energetic music and motivating instructors create this spunky group experience. Step this way with Group Blast.

 

What is Involved in a Class?

Group Blast utilizes the step as an effective training tool and encourages self-regulated progression by changing step heights. Athletic movements are set to emotive music, creating a simple, fun and effective way to cardio train and strengthen the lower body all within a group environment. The class starts with a fun warm-up, followed by eight songs with specific training objectives, and ends with a well-earned stretch.

 

Who is Group Blast For?

Group Blast is for anyone who wants an energetic, exciting and results-oriented step workout.
New exercisers will appreciate the many options available in Group Blast. From step height to movement variations, the intensity is up to you!
Group Blast is great for cross training or for those who would like to add variety to their routine.
Group Blast will appeal to both the experienced and new stepper because it is less complex than many step classes in recent years. We’ve taken out the fancy stuff and put back the fun!


You will love this class that can be modified for all fitness levels!  Keep watching for updates on class demos and when it will be added to the regular schedule!


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


Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog

Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:13 PM
Categorized In Hutchinson

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

 

New Class Starting in September

R.I.P.P.E.D. Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, Diet   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!  Special Preview Classes will be announced soon!

 

 

Meet  Our  Group Power Instructors

Annie Bass- Annie has been teaching for over a year, she spends her free time with her family.

 

Sarah May – Sarah started teaching Group Power in  December , she is also a  Personal Trainer and teaches, Urban Groove and Buttz & Gutz

 

Tom Holcomb – Tom has been teaching for 6  years and  is also a Personal Trainer, in his free time he works at the Kansas Cosmosphere and the Director of Visitor Experience


Laurie Edwards, - Laurie spends her days at her full time job as a Surgery Tech  when she isn’t teaching, she has been teaching for 4 years


Cheri Mullen-Hastert -  Cheri teaches Urban Groove and Group Power. Cheri has been  bringing her energy and enthusiasm to each and every class for 6  years


Jill Kelley – Jill joined our Team in  December,  she moved here from Kansas City where she taught group fitness and is a Personal Trainer.
 

If you haven’t tried Group Power, you should!  This is a 60 minute barbell program strengthening all your major muscles in an inspiring, motivating group environment with fantastic music and awesome instructors (as you read about above). This class has athletic movements such as squats, lunges, presses and curls. Group Power is for all ages and fitness levels. Discover results, discover Group Power.



Our Fall Schedule Begins September 29!!
Your Health is Your Health, Take Charge!!

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


Becky Holcomb
Group Fitness Coordinator - Hutchinson
P: 620-663-9090
Bholcomb@genesishealthclubs.com


Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog

Wednesday, September 3 2014 1:30 PM
Categorized In Rock Road

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

 

Instructor of the Month: Bethany Tenpenny

This is an exciting time for Group Fitness Instructor Bethany who—after earning Pro status at her first WBFF (World Beauty Fitness & Fashion) competition in KC—traveled to Las Vegas to compete in WBFF Worlds on Aug. 15 & 16. Here at home, Bethany is a mom of two boys and a 16-year fitness instructor. In Group Power and her challenging and varied cardio classes, Bethany demonstrates daily the goal of group fitness: great fun, good health and tremendous strength.

 

       

 

 

Saturdays in Group Fitness

We love Saturdays as much as anyone – maybe more – but for us, it’s because we WORK on Saturdays! Find a class to suit any taste: sculpt your muscles with Group Power (7:15 and 10:30 a.m.) and Yoga Sculpt (8:30); come to Group Ride at 8:30 or 10:30 for your sweat and calorie burn, or lose yourself in the music and dance at 9:30 Zumba.

 

Infant and Young Child Survival Swimming Program

Infant Swimming Resource (ISR), the safest provider of survival swimming lessons for babies and toddlers from six months to six years old, today announced that it will be offering its Self-Rescue™ program in Wichita, KS, beginning on September 8, 2014.


“Sometimes, everything we do is not enough to keep a child from drowning. Even with alarms, door locks, pool fences and supervision, children can escape from protective care and find themselves in trouble,” says Ashleigh Bullivant, Infant Swimming Resource Certified Master Instructor. “At ISR, we arm children with the skills to survive if they were to accidentally end up in the water alone.”

ISR integrates swimming skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children, teaching them to save their own lives, while building the confidence that can lead to a lifetime of fun in and around the water.  For more than 45 years, ISR has successfully provided over 8 million safe and effective lessons to infants and young children.

The ISR lesson experience is a comprehensive six-week program where each lesson is customized for the child as they are safely guided through the learning process.  
Lessons for a 6-12 month old focus on teaching the child to roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe, and to be able to maintain this life-saving position until help arrives.
Lessons for children 1-6 years old focus on teaching the swim-float-swim survival sequence. Children learn to swim with their head down; roll onto their back to float, rest, and breathe; and roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool, where they can either crawl out or until they can be rescued.

Where: Genesis Health Club, 1551 Rock Rd., Wichita, KS
When: Starting September 8, 2014 7:30-10:30AM and 4-6 PM
How: To register please contact h.nelson@infantswim.com, or call
(480) 205-3418


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