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Emporia Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Wednesday, May 6 2015 4:20 PM
Categorized In Emporia
Instructor of the Month: Karen Guzman Karen has been a fitness instructor for 10 years at this facility. She is certified in Step, Zumba, Hip Hop, and Group Power. Professionally Karen works for the state of Kansas a Vocation Rehab Specialist. When not in the gym or working Karen enjoys spending time with her husband, of 10 years, German and cheering on her sons Brandon (15), Diego (7), and Daniel … Read Article

West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Wednesday, May 6 2015 4:18 PM
Categorized In West Central
With a new month, Group Fitness brings us three new instructors!!!   Cherisse Taylor, Leah Haden and Jacqui Patten are all recent trainees from Group Ride training.  They will be teaching Ride classes at WC on a regular basis. Beginning Monday, May 4th, you can join Leah for our 5:45pm Group Ride class. Wednesdays at 5:45pm you can join Cherisse or Beth Shonka for Group Ride… Read Article

McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Wednesday, May 6 2015 4:14 PM
Categorized In McPherson
Hello McPherson! Below is our May Group Fitness News. Be sure to Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on everything happening around the club! MEET ONE OF OUR INSTRUCTORSKayla Sides has been with Genesis McPherson since we opened in Nov. ’13. She recently just had her first baby. I have always been active in one way or another, whether playing sports, cheerleading, dancing, or runni… Read Article

Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Wednesday, May 6 2015 4:07 PM
Categorized In Hutchinson
Genesis Hutchinson! Happy Spring! Nice weather is here,  but we still have Group Fitness Classes, please check our Group Fitness schedule. Or pick up a copy at the Front Desk. And we keep the classes updated on the  Group Fitness Schedule white board up front. Let me know if I can help you any way, Becky HolcombGroup Fitness Coordinatorbholcomb@genesishealthclubs.com R.I.P.P.E.D i… Read Article

Topeka Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Tuesday, May 5 2015 10:18 AM
Categorized In Topeka
Genesis wants to give a big welcome to Kristina Saliceti!  She is Topeka North’s new Pilates Instructor. Classes start May 5th Tuesday and Thursdays at 7:30pm.  Check out her class!Genesis also welcomes Anita Austin to Topeka North.  As their new Zumba Instructor, Anita brings tons of spunk and energy to Zumba!  She will get you sweating as soon as you step on the floor. … Read Article

Genesis Weight Loss Story - Tonya Evans

Friday, April 24 2015 11:19 AM
Categorized In Lawrence
Before joining Genesis Health Clubs, Tonya was unhealthy, had type II diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and weighed 480 pounds. She is a single mom and wanted to set a better example for her 3 kids. “I was in a lot of pain and I wasn’t living the life I wanted, said Tonya.” She wanted to be healthier and live a healthier lifestyle. She was ready for a change, so in August 2011 she joi… Read Article

Casting Call Winner - Danielle Petty

Wednesday, April 22 2015 3:14 PM
Categorized In Ice Center
“Several years ago I was definitely leading a very unhealthy life style and finally decided it was time to change.   I was always tired and just unhappy.  I had made a conscious decision to get healthy and started by running in my first 5ks and developing a daily gym routine.  I saw amazing changes and was very happy with myself.  10 months into my new found journey I b… Read Article

Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 4:07 PM
Categorized In Hutchinson
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. Ap… Read Article

McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 4:04 PM
Categorized In McPherson
We are ready for Spring at McPherson Genesis!!!  Next time you are in the club, ask a Group Fitness Instructor about the Spring into Summer Survivor Challenge. It is a 12 week challenge that runs from March 30th to June 21st. Even if you are a little late signing up, you can still join the challenge. It is a way to have fun, get fit, socialize, and stay accountable to your workouts throug… Read Article

Salina Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 3:01 PM
Categorized In Salina
Hello Salina members! Below is our April Group Fitness news. Be sure to follow our Facebook page for more updates!Our featured class for the month of April is Group Power, your hour of power! This 60 minute program strengthens all your major muscles in an inspiring, motivating group environment with fantastic music and awesome instructors. With simple, athletic movements such as squats, lunges, pres… Read Article

West 13th Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 2:50 PM
Categorized In West 13th
Spring has made everyone happy at West 13th and especially the Fitlife Group Fitness class Group. [see picture] They are gearing up for their annual "SPRING FLING" Party. You are invited to attend on Friday, April 10th at 9:15AM, immediately following the 9:15AM FItlife class. Bring a favorite finger food, snack or dessert, and Genesis will take care of the rest! The food is always amazing and… Read Article

Springfield Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 2:46 PM
Categorized In Springfield
Are you ready for a challenge?  Come join us for our Annual LES MILLS® Survivor Launch on Saturday April, 18.  We'll feature six 30-minute classes over 3.5 hours.  You are welcome to try any or all of the classes, but if you attend five of the six classes, you'll earn yourself a Genesis 'Survivor' t-shirt.  Schedules and details will soon be available on Facebook an… Read Article

Topeka Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 2:23 PM
Categorized In Rock Road
The Zumba crew was at again this month.  We all participated in a Zumbathon Charity event for the Jayhawk Area on Aging. We had a lot of fun March 21 at the Eclipse Lounge raising money for the Agency. Seven of out Instructors from Topeka , Lawrence along with some guests from out town Heated up the Floor with Awesome Fun Zumba moves!!! Its hard to believe this is working out when you have s… Read Article

West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 2:19 PM
Categorized In West Central
SPRING HAS SPRUNG!! APRIL IS A BUSY MONTH AT WEST CENTRAL!!! Our MOSSA launches begin this Saturday!! With each launch, we introduce new music, moves and choreography!! Join us for one of our motivating classes, and if you have never tried one of our MOSSA programs, it a great time to try it!!! Saturday, April 4th 8:15am Group Ride launch with Kurt 10:15am Group Power launch with Kin… Read Article

Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 2:15 PM
Categorized In Rock Road
Welcome Aisha and Cherisse! Our Rock Road club continues to build the best instructor group in the land and we’re thrilled to welcome Aisha (pronounced “Isha”) and Cherisse. Both just completed our Ride/R30 training. Aisha Thomas is a wildly versatile instructor, with Zumba and Yoga certifications. She also teaches kick-boxing, high-intensity cardio and (see below) will allow… Read Article

Lawrence Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 2:03 PM
Categorized In Lawrence
April is MOSSA Spring Releases Launch Month! At both clubs we have launches planned for all the new releases - see complete list of Launch Dates & Instructors below:Group Power Saturday April 4:North - 9AM with Sara, Marianne & Leah - only 8 spaces left!South - 9AM with Cristal, Janae & Shane - Launch FULL - come to a class next week to check out the new releaseGroup Ride Tuesday A… Read Article

Emporia Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 1:12 PM
Categorized In Emporia
We have two new Instructors to introduce this month: Lisa Moritz:  joined the Emporia Genesis Health Club as a member in May of 2011, first working with personal trainers and later trying various group fitness classes. After being a “Power Groupie” since the fall of 2012, Lisa became a certified Group Power instructor last month.Lisa is originally from Tipton, Kansas and ha… Read Article

Featured Client - Dawn Ford

Wednesday, April 1 2015 10:52 AM
Categorized In Leavenworth
Featured Client - Dawn Ford Genesis Club Location: Leavenworth, KS Trainer: JT Thurston Bio: "I've always been overweight and I can't remember a time when I've ever been close to skinny or in shape. At 32 all of those years of bad eating were causing me health issues. I knew that I needed a lifestyle change and I knew that I couldn't do it alone. At 320 lbs. I knew the road to good health would take a lot lon… Read Article

Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog - March 2015

Tuesday, March 17 2015 10:12 AM
Categorized In Rock Road
Group Fitness TriathlonRock Road hosted our first ever Group Fitness “Triathlon,” and members packed the rooms for 25 minutes each of Ride/Power/Blast.  In fact, it was such a hit that we’ll plan one in the coming months, so stay tuned.Instructor and Class ChangesWe’ll make only minor changes to our class schedule this in March; Mitzi will teach our 4:30 p.m. Wedne… Read Article

Lawrence Group Fitness Monthly Blog - March 2015

Monday, March 2 2015 3:24 PM
Categorized In Lawrence
We LOVE Group Fitness & Learning new things in Lawrence! We had a LOVE-ly month in Group Fitness in February, highlighted by special Valentine’s Day classes at both locations. At South, we asked members to wear pink or red if you love Group Power - this was their response: Not to be left out, Group Centergy wanted to show their love too! At North our G60 Boot Camp attendees go… Read Article

McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - March 2015

Monday, March 2 2015 3:13 PM
Categorized In McPherson
Hello McPherson!!  Can spring get here soon enough?  Come on March 20th!!!  Hoping everyone has been able to stay healthy and warm this past month!!Congratulations to Jennifer Jaggers as our new Group Fitness Coordinator!  Jen has been teaching group fitness classes at Genesis in McPherson since we opened in November of 2013.  She brings a lot of experience teaching a … Read Article

Salina Group Fitness Monthly Blog - March 2015

Monday, March 2 2015 3:04 PM
Categorized In Salina
Hello Salina members! Below is our March Group Fitness news. Be sure to follow our Facebook page for more updates!Our featured class for the month of March, is ATC. Athletic Training and Conditioning is an intense, simple combination of exercises that works every part of the body and will leave you sweating! Meet our featured ATC instructor, Josh Turner!  My fitness journey started when I was… Read Article

Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - March 2015

Monday, March 2 2015 2:55 PM
Categorized In Hutchinson
Hello Hutchinson members,Be sure to follow our Hutchinson  Facebook page for more updates! Enjoy our March  Group Fitness news. This month we are celebrating our members and one in particular  - I would like to introduce you to Helen,  as she  tells  you her story giving her lots of reasons to Workout At Genesis and Stay Fit!Hi, my name is Helen Bornholdt and I… Read Article

Leavenworth Group Fitness Monthly Blog - March 2015

Monday, March 2 2015 2:53 PM
Categorized In Leavenworth
Hey Team Leavenworth!  Let’s welcome March in—like a lamb hopefully—with some fun and exciting news from your Group Fitness Department. Tuesday, March 3 at 5:30pm our G30 Boot Camp kicks off for the month.  5:30pm will be the weigh-ins and measurements followed by Boot Camp at 6:30pm.  Boot camp is held Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:30pm and Saturday at… Read Article

Topeka Group Fitness Monthly Blog - March 2015

Monday, March 2 2015 2:28 PM
Categorized In Topeka
Feature Instructor - Group Ride Carol Wilson  Do you love to have fun? Do you love to feel alive? Do you enjoy taking your body to its limits or just giving it a good challenge? My class is high intensity, full of energy with a great group of people who ride at their own pace. Everybody finishes first as we celebrate with music and movement. Members from all walks of life, varieties of goals, a… Read Article