Genesis Health Clubs Blog

Personal Testimony from Derek Lee

Wednesday, September 23 2015 2:44 PM
Categorized In Salina
Derek Lee is one of our members at the Salina location.  He attended one of our previous Nutritional Seminars and was inspired to change his lifestyle for the better.  Here is his personal story on how he was able to achieve his goal and live a healthier life. "I just wanted  to say Thank You to Joe Humiston for putting on these Nutritional Seminars.  When I visited the last one, I realize… Read Article

Training Testimonials - Rock Road

Monday, September 14 2015 1:58 PM
Categorized In Rock Road
    “Joining Genesis was one of the best decisions I have ever made. When I retired almost two years ago I made a commitment to join a gym and get in good shape and feel strong. With my trainer, Mary Alice Morgan, I have achieved this goal. It makes all the difference to work with a trainer; especially someone like Mary Alice who has my personal health goals as her number one priority. Thank… Read Article

Emporia Group Fitness Blog - September 2015

Wednesday, September 9 2015 3:31 PM
Categorized In Emporia
Feature Instructor of the Month: Javier Gonzalez Javier Gonzalez is the oldest of 7 born to a mixed Mexican- American Family in the small town of Arcadia, Florida.  Although blessed to be born an American citizen, he has spent a lot of his life in his family’s little ranch housed in the mountains of Guanajuato, Mexico learning the true meaning of hard work and appreciation for what the Uni… Read Article

Intra Edg3: An Intra-Workout BCAA Catalyst

Tuesday, September 1 2015 1:38 PM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide
  Intra Edg3 is an intra-workout catalyst for maximizing training, performance and recovery. The SRX BCAA matrix found in Intra Edg3 contains more than 7 grams of essential branched chain amino acids (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine) per serving to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, plus more than 2 grams of L-Glutamine to promote recovery, as well as more th… Read Article

Topeka Group Fitness Monthly Blog - August 2015

Wednesday, August 26 2015 9:38 PM
Categorized In Topeka
Featured Instructor: Featured Instructor: Kathy Webber I have been teaching fitness classes for 17 years. I teach Group Power, Zumba, Kick Boxing, Circuit, Step Aerobics, Floor aerobics, senior fitness and spin. I have been at Maximus which is now Genesis, since it opened. Before that I was at Wynmore Fitness Center, Kelly Lynn, The YMCA and Hunter’s Ridge Athletics up North. I was the Aero… Read Article

Genesis Overland Park's Newest Trainer - Erianne Adams

Wednesday, August 12 2015 7:46 PM
Categorized In Personal Training
Erianne Adams grew up in Wellington, KS.  She got her first taste of fitness at an early age by staying active in tennis.  In High School she was a four time 4A State Qualifier and a two time top 4 Placer.  She continued to play tennis at Cowley College where she became a two time National qualifier in Singles and Doubles in NJCAA Tennis.  She was also top 8 Si… Read Article

Personal Testimony from Ioan Ciupei

Thursday, August 6 2015 7:48 PM
Categorized In Springfield
"I lost 83 pounds!" 42 years old "Let me start off by letting you know a little bit about myself. Before, I didn’t care about my health and fitness or bad eating habits, I just ate whatever whenever and didn’t give it a second thought on how it would affect me. Something was wrong with my health and I knew it. With much persistence from my family to get checked out, I went in for a checkup… Read Article

Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - August 2015

Monday, August 3 2015 3:55 PM
Categorized In Hutchinson
Change at Any Age – Do you need a lift?  Need to lose weight? Do you need a change?It’s never too late to join a Group Fitness Class!!We offer classes for all  levels from beginner; Tai Chi , Gentle Yoga , Fit Life  and R30 (30 minutes bike class) to  intermediate:  Group Ride,  Urban Groove, Group Fight, Zumba, Group Blast and Hot Yoga.  And … Read Article

My Fitness Journey Part 3

Friday, July 17 2015 12:10 PM
Categorized In Testimonials
It has been a few weeks since I’ve started my journey and I love the results I’ve seen so far!  Since I’ve started I’ve lost 5% body fat, 11.6 pounds of fat, and a total of 12 pounds!  I’m so excited, after a while my body just clicked and I was dropping the weight and inches like crazy!  Even when I though I wasn’t doing so well, I still was able to lose! … Read Article

Fasted Cardio

Tuesday, July 14 2015 6:58 AM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide
I hear and see this all too often, and the person almost sounds accomplished when saying, "Fasted Cardio Done!" Most don't know what they've just done internally and are just following the advice of either some "coach" or something they read or were told. So what is fasted cardio? It is doing a cardiovascular workout first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Usually for about 45 minutes. Th… Read Article

Lawrence Group Fitness Monthly Blog - July 2015

Monday, July 13 2015 3:08 PM
Categorized In Lawrence
Schedule Changes: The G-Cycle and Group Ride Classes held at 9AM have been cancelled at Lawrence North. Also Group ride at 6PM on Wednesdays have been cancelled as well. Seraphine Naeymi, our new Fitness Coordinator will be teaching Mondays for Silver Sneakers. Launch Month: July brings the heat as well as new classes with our new launch in MOSSA Classes!Group Ride: THIS WEEK!Group Power: Satu… Read Article

Emporia Group Fitness Monthly Blog - July 2015

Monday, July 13 2015 2:02 PM
Categorized In Emporia
Instructor we are featuring this month: Kara Thomas was born and raised in Olathe, KS.  She went to school at Southwestern Oklahoma State University on a full ride vocal scholarship.  Then in 1995 she came to Emporia to finish her college career in Early Childhood Development, graduating in 1997 from Emporia State University.  She now calls Emporia her home, married Jerid Thomas in … Read Article

Six Pre-Workout No No’s

Wednesday, July 8 2015 12:32 PM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide
Avoid these Common Pitfalls before Training! There have been hundreds of articles written about how to best prepare for a killer workout, discussing everything from what to eat, which supplements to take, and how to get your mind “right.” However, with this piece I decided to take a different approach and talk about some of the things you should AVOID doing before pushing and pu… Read Article

Leavenworth Group Fitness Monthly Blog - July 2015

Tuesday, July 7 2015 3:03 PM
Categorized In Leavenworth
SCHEDULE CHANGES :Please note that the 5:30am Group Power class on Thursdays will be on hiatus in July and August.  We expect this class to return to the schedule in September.  The Cardio Box class, normally held on Thursdays at 5:30pm, will be replaced by Group Fight.  Come try this new format! NEW INSTRUCTORS: We are thrilled to introduce three new, top-notch instructor… Read Article

Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - July 2015

Tuesday, July 7 2015 2:24 PM
Categorized In Hutchinson
Summer Time and It’s Hot Outside!! Join Us Inside for Group Fitness- Check out our schedule July MOSSA  Launches July 7 , Tuesday, 5:30 pm R30 July 11, Saturday, 8:00 am Group FightJuly 12, Sunday, 1:00 pm Group PowerJuly 18, Saturday, 8:00 am Group RideJuly 20, Monday, 6:30 pm Group CentergyJuly 21, Monday, 8:15 am Group Blast   Centergy and Testimonials Meet One of Our … Read Article

Benefits of Whey Protein

Wednesday, July 1 2015 1:58 PM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide
Whey protein can help with muscle building, toning, weight loss, osteoporosis, bone density, lowering blood sugar and boosting metabolism. Many studies have shown that whey protein can possibly help increase strength, gain muscle, and lose significant amounts of body fat. Proteins are the building blocks of the fibers in the muscles.   Proteins are assembled from amino acids. Protein… Read Article

Your Fitness Supplement

Thursday, June 18 2015 11:09 AM
Categorized In Personal Training
After being in the fitness industry for 15 years it is clear that the right prescription of fitness most clients need is a personal trainer with a mix of group fitness to truly get the right results.   Invest in yourself!  A personal trainer will help you teach you and keep you on track with your fitness goals.  It is helpful to have the one on one experience to keep you honest and motivat… Read Article

Embodying Success & Dreaming Big

Tuesday, June 16 2015 7:00 PM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide
Embody It   What should we do when we are not feeling like a superhero, standing on top of the world? Can we fake until we make it? We suggest you practice embodying it, acting it until you become it. What are the characteristics of successful people? They tend to embrace a way of thinking, a way of viewing the world in ways that may seem almost paradoxical, through their own… Read Article

Lawrence North - New Group Fitness Coordinator

Tuesday, June 16 2015 3:59 PM
Categorized In Lawrence
Seraphine Naeymi is our new Group Fitness Coordinator at Genesis Lawrence North!  Serephine is a seasoned fitness instructor and aerial artist from New York.  She recently relocated to Lawrence in March of this year, but her fitness journey began in Los Angeles.  She then moved to New York and then ended up here with us.  She has been in the fitness industry for 10 years and ha… Read Article

Leavenworth Group Fitness Monthly Blog - June 2015

Monday, June 15 2015 1:55 PM
Categorized In Leavenworth
SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR JUNE It’s summer time, and that means a few tweaks in our Group Fitness schedule are upon us.  Get out your calendars and get ready to take some notes.  A few of our classes are on hiatus, and several have changed format.  Not seeing a class you loved? Try one of our new classes instead!  Starting in June, we will offer Group Blast on Tuesdays… Read Article

Topeka Group Fitness Monthly Blog - June 2015

Monday, June 15 2015 12:06 PM
Categorized In Topeka
Topeka North- Kristina Saliceti Kristina is a retired military pilot, wife of an active duty military officer, and mother of 4. She began Pilates in 2000 after a back injury and studied the discipline for 2 years before becoming a certified Pilates Instructor Basic and Advanced in 2003. She then earned her certification as a Cycle Instructor in 2006 and also holds certifications in Group Exercise, C… Read Article

My Fitness Journey Part 2

Tuesday, June 9 2015 5:50 PM
Categorized In Testimonials
After a while, I decided that I can no longer make healthy choices on my own and I needed help!  I need to be told what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat, and nothing else.  If you let me have the freedom to choose what’s good for me and what’s not, that is a sure fire way for me to fail.  Also, I need to know what I can and can’t eat at social events.  With all this in m… Read Article

Genesis Overland Park's Newest Trainer - Briana Brewer

Wednesday, May 27 2015 11:12 AM
Categorized In Personal Training
Genesis Overland Park's Personal Trainer, Briana Brewer, grew up in a Concordia, Kansas.  She first found a passion for fitness as a dancer. She took dance for 19 years, which included: jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, and modern.  To this day she pursues her passion in dance by enjoying Zumba and Hip Hop classes from time to time. With her dancing background, it was easy f… Read Article

My Fitness Journey

Tuesday, May 26 2015 2:48 PM
Categorized In Testimonials
      My name is Katlyn Hartford and I’m excited to be at Genesis as their new Marketing Assistant!  At 25 years old, I’ve always been an active girl.  I danced for 15 years, competitively for 9, and swam for 13 years including three years on the Blue Springs South High School team.  I went to Missouri State University and graduated with a BS in Marketing.  I have five … Read Article

It's Never Too Late to Learn This Sport of a Lifetime

Tuesday, May 19 2015 5:43 PM
Categorized In Tennis
Are you looking to get into tennis but don’t know a thing about it?  Don’t worry you are not alone!  Genesis has Tennis Courts at our Rock Road, Topeka Southwest, Overland Park, West Central and St. Joseph locations.  Genesis’ Tennis Professionals are highly talented and qualified to help you in your journey to learn.  Tennis can look like a complicated… Read Article