Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 4:07 PM
By Erin Kovacic

The April MOSSA Launches are coming!!!

Signup sheets will be at the front desk a week prior to each launch!!

You don’t want to miss the new and exciting releases, let the Music help you Move!! And Let US Help you get your Workout Started!!

Working Together to Get More People Moving

  • Sat., April 11, 8:00 a.m.  Group Ride -
  • Sun, April 12 , 12:15  p.m.  R30
  • Sat. April 18, 8:00 am Group Kick
  • Sun, April 19, 1:00  p.m. Group Power –
  • Sun., April 26, 12:00 p.m.  Group Centergy –
  • Mon, April 27, 4:30 pm Group Blast -

Meet One of Our Instructors - Diane Ravenstien.

Hi, I’m Diane, I’ve been a  Group Fitness Instructor with Genesis in  Hutchinson since 2009, teaching Group Kick, Group Centergy, Cardio & Iron, and Gentle Yoga. 

I became interested in fitness at the young age of 23, when my father-in-law was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.  I started reading everything I could find on health and fitness and was really inspired by James Fixx.  I began by running around the block in my Keds.  Once I could complete a mile, I treated myself to real running shoes, but they had to be men’s, because there were none in women’s!  I know, I am really dating myself!  I ran religiously for over 30 years, competing in a lot of 5K’s, a few marathons and half marathons.  My daughter Sarah and I created a lot of memories on some grueling long weekend runs.  I lived in a small town, was given access to the high school weightlifting room, and added weight training to my running schedule.  Eventually I started going to Aerobic classes for something different.  It was so much fun, I started teaching classes and stayed with that until it was too much to juggle with three children.  So it was back to just running for me. 

To ward off the blues from becoming an empty-nester, and at the incessant urging by my friends, I joined Genesis,  I soon started teaching classes, first a cardio class called Challenge, then later adding Group Centergy and Group Kick.  I LOVE instructing!  I love watching people try their best, have fun, interact, reach goals, and encourage one another.  I also love working out in the mornings in the weight room.  I have three grown kids, my daughter who still runs and now teaches group fitness, and two sons, Ryan and Nate, who also loves working out in the weight room at Genesis.  I am blessed with three amazing in-law kids and five grandkids. 

I am employed full-time at my church and have my own software consulting business.  When I’m not working or working out, I use my free time for my family, church, and friends. 

Genesis welcome’s Bishop Rodriguez as our newest instructor!

 Join  Bishop on Friday nights, 5:30 pm For some Hip-Hop and Zumba moves!!   Do You Need to Shake up your workout!! This aerobic combination of fast & slow rhythms will tone & sculpt the entire body. Along with fun dance steps this will Jaz up your workout!

Hip- Hop Fusion, Fridays 5:30 pm – Studio A

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