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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


Emporia Group Fitness Monthly Blog

Wednesday, September 3 2014 1:15 PM
Categorized In Emporia

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

 

16 in 60 Congratulations

Congratulations to Pat Howard, Connie Conlin and Thomas Herring  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!

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!

 

New Instructor

I want to introduce Jan Plunkett to our Group Fitness Team in Emporia!

"Hi, my name is Jan!  I am so excited to be back at Genesis!   And am grateful for all that are sharing their YOGA JOURNEY with me!  I began my yoga journey  under Frannie Walburn in 2003.   Frannie has always been an inspiration to me.   And it was Frannie that first suggested I try teaching yoga and I fell in love!  I am certified through YogaFit, YogaFit is Real Yoga for Real People.  I teach a hatha style yoga consisting of breathing, feeling and listening to one's body.  I would be honored to have you practice with me! "


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


September Pilates Blog

Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:56 PM
Categorized In Personal Training

Pilates OPEN GYM for Athletes begins September 9th!

This Pilates program is offered for young athletes in middle school and high school.

All athletes want to stay in the game, be injury free and enhance performance, and teens are no different.  But the pressure to focus on one (or two…) sport and to play it year-round results in using the same muscle groups day after day.  Often there is little time to rest and recover, let alone to get stronger and more flexible or work on injury prevention.  One way to address these hurdles is to add Pilates exercise to the training program.

A Pilates program can fill the gap for teenage athletes by introducing them to basic Pilates principles; improving alignment; conditioning body and mind; and helping protect against injury.  

Sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Pilates studio located at 1551 North Rock Road.
Open Gym is available from 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Cost:    Purchased by August 30th – $100.00/10 sessions  
Purchased after August 30th – $150.00/10 sessions


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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Leavenworth Group Fitness Monthly Blog

Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:49 PM
Categorized In Leavenworth

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

 

Please Welcome Our Newest Instructors!

We have added lots of new faces to our group fitness team.  Please welcome Annie Hudson, Felishia Wallace, Margaret McGarry, Holly Wallace, Jessica Rosenstrauch and Mandy Avery.  These gals bring with them fresh, fun workouts in just about every format you can imagine! When you see one of our new girls, give them a warm Genesis welcome.

 

New Schedule Comes Out 9/28

Our schedule will change on September 28th. Please watch the front desk for new schedules or find one online to print or refer to for changes.  For any questions or concerns about our classes or schedule please don't hesitate to contact me!

Trisha Roe
Group Fitness and Aquatics Coordinator - Leavenworth
P: (913) 651-3402
troe@genesishealthclubs.com


Group Kick is Coming to Leavenworth!

Group Kick is coming to our club September 28!  Group Kick is a pre-choreographed class licensed by the same company that gives us Group Ride and Group Power.  You will get a great 55 minute cardio workout using kicks, punches and martial arts moves along with dynamic music and high energy instructors. Watch for the new group fitness schedule and join us!


East Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog

Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:38 PM
Categorized In East Central

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

 

Featured September Class and Instructor of the Month

September's featured class is our Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. Group Centergy taught by Mitzi!


Mitzi has been teaching at Genesis since 1999. She says, "I love Group Centergy because it's a hard workout that targets your body from the inside-out, and really compliments other workouts. It makes your core strong, and prevents injuries since it strengthens stabilizers. I love teaching, because I know I'm helping people stay fit so they can stay active an healthy."


Group Centergy is a 60-minute class that blends Yoga and Pilates movements, all while offering up-beat music and helping center your energy! Come check it out!

 

Universal Yoga Month

Anyone can bring a friend to experience a Yoga class for FREE for the entire month of September! This is a great way to welcome people to our club, and let them experience our outstanding Yoga classes! Any questions can be geared toward our Yoga Director, Beth Banks, by contacting her at BBanks@genesishealthclubs.com, or by giving her a call at 316-634-0094 (ext. 447).

East Central offers different kinds of Yoga classes, for many different needs! Gentle Yoga (Fridays at 9 a.m.) is designed to release tension while practicing gentle stretches and poses. This is a great class for new-to-Yoga visitors!


Additionally, we offer Group Centergy (Tues, 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Weds, 5:45 p.m.; Thurs, 8:00 a.m.; Saturday, 11:00 a.m.) and Yoga Flow (Tues, 6:30 p.m.).


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


McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog

Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:20 PM
Categorized In McPherson

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

 

16 in 60 Congratulations!

Congratulations to Becky Tatro for completing 16 group fitness classes in 60 days!  Becky 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

Shout out to Kayla Sides, our “Instructor of the Month!” 

“Hi, my name is Kayla!  I’m from the KC area, born and raised, but have lived in McPherson for the past couple years.  I am a huge Chiefs fan, and I love KU and the Royals as well (no matter how they are doing).  I work for the McPherson school district and feel blessed to have jobs that I enjoy.  My family (I have a husband and a puppy), friends and my faith are the most important things in my life.  My favorite hobby is definitely Zumba, which I instruct here at Genesis.  I have been a Zumba instructor for almost 2 years now and I just can’t get enough!  I love Zumba for the great calorie burn, the effective toning components, but mostly I love it because of all the fun I get to have with my AMAZING class members!  I have a background in dance, cheerleading, and musical theatre but you don’t have to be a dancer to get a great workout with Zumba and to have tons of fun doing it!  It is a great fit for people of all ages, fitness levels, and skill levels.  Come try out a Zumba class and let yourself enjoy the music and being a part of what feels more like a dance party than a fitness class.  Hope to see you at a class soon!”

 

 

 

R.I.P.P.E.D TRAINING

Genesis will be hosting a R.I.P.P.E.D. training at our Ice Center location in Wichita (505 W. Maple) on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  You can register at http://www.rippedplanet.com/instructor-training-registration/ripped-instructor-training/instructor-training-146.html.  R.I.P.P.E.D. is the One Stop Body Shock 50-60 minute workout that combines strength/resistance training, plyometrics, endurance and more along with great music that equals one fantastic and challenging workout!  This training is open to everyone!  Please contact Heather Koehn with any questions.


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


West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog

Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:10 PM
Categorized In West Central

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

Featured September Classes of the Month

Cardio and Core and Gentle Yoga!

Cardio and Core is Monday and Wednesdays at 6:30pm taught by C. Gentle Yoga is Sundays at 2:00pm taught by Tonia or Leslie.  Please visit the club to view our displays on these two different classes offered at West Central Genesis!  You can view pictures of class and read thoughts about the classes from the instructors!

 

New West Central Instructors

Please help us welcome a few new instructors to West Central Genesis.

Charlotte Campbell is a long-time member who  recently began teaching Fit Life classes. You can attend her class on Fridays at 8:00a.m. 

Corrine Lewellen is a Zumba and Fit Life instructor.  You can join Corrie on Wednesdays at 4:30pm for Zumba!

Kurt Wiedenkeller is a returning Group Ride instructor who will be teaching the Friday 6:00a.m. Group Ride for September.  We want to welcome these awesome instructors to our team at West Central!


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


New Personal Training Coordinators in Topeka

Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:21 AM
Categorized In Personal Training

Help us welcome Caleb Offner and Adam Miller to our management team!

 

Topeka Southwest – Caleb Offner

Degree/Certifications: NETA CPT/ NCCPT CPT

Areas of Expertise:

  • Functional Movement Analysis
  • Weight Loss
  • Group Training
  • Nutrition

    Philosophy - There are only two things that make the difference between people who are successful and people who are not, that is hard work and dedication. If you are dedicated to the plan and your give it your all with everything you do you will be successful.

Topeka North – Adam Miller


Degree/Certifications: NCCPT
Areas of Expertise:

  • Corrective Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training

    Philosophy - "It's not about being the best looking, strongest, loudest, person in the room.  It's about being happy with yourself and the way you feel.  Through the time I've been training, and doing corrective exercise, I've found one thing to be true, if you can dream it, we can do it."

St. Joseph Location August News!

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

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

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

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

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


Announcing Springfield Personal Training Coordinator, Isaiah Reece

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

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

 

Isaiah's Story

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

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

 

Contact Isaiah at ireece@genesishealthclubs.com!


Welcome New Hutchinson Personal Training Coordinator, Michael Hyde!

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

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

 

Michael's Story

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

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

Contact Michael at mhyde@genesishealthclubs.com!

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


Genesis Success Story - Springfield Member, Tressa J.

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

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

 

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

Thanks Tressa for sharing your story with us!

Want to share your success story with us?  Email us at info@genesishealthclubs.com!


Genesis Success Story - Springfield Member, Amanda J.

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

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

 

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

 

 

Thanks Amanda for sharing your story with us!

Want to share your success story with us?  Email us at info@genesishealthclubs.com!


Genesis Success Story - Emporia Member, Charlotte C.

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

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


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


Thanks Charlotte for sharing your story with us!

Want to share your success story with us?  Email us at info@genesishealthclubs.com!


Genesis Group Fitness Summer Launches

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Group Ride & R30 July 2014 Launches On Their Way!

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

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

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

R-30 Tuesday July 15 @ 9:15AM

Group Ride Wednesday July 16 @ 9AM

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

 

 

 


Group Ride & R30 July 2014 Launches On Their Way!

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

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

We will present the new releases on the following days:

R-30 Monday July 14 @ 8:15AM

Group Ride Tuesday July 15 @ 6PM

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


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