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West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - March 2015

Monday, March 2 2015 2:27 PM
Categorized In West Central
Spring time is almost here!!! March brings us two new classes displayed as Class of the Month! Group Kick and Early Birds!!   Early Birds is an Aquatics class taught by our awesome instructor Shelley. This is a 60 minute class that combines cardio, strength training and stretching into one class. Barbells, paddles and inner tubes are used to work both upper and lower body. All… Read Article

Springfield South Group Fitness Monthly Blog - March 2015

Monday, March 2 2015 2:23 PM
Categorized In Springfield
Our new cycling room is open!  Springfield South now has a dedicated cycling room.  With corrugated metal walls and a pack ride bike formation, you'll get lost in the music and the ride!  It's the perfect place to take our class of the month, RPM®! Class of the month - RPM® RPM® is our indoor cycling class, set to the rhythm of motivating music. Burn up to … Read Article

Emporia Group Fitness Monthly Blog - March 2015

Monday, March 2 2015 2:09 PM
Categorized In Emporia
Instructor of the Month: Cindy Lore Cindy is a native of Olpe, growing up on a dairy farm, one of nine children.  She attended Olpe schools, and studied at Emporia State University.  She is a member of Sacred Heart Church where she serves on various committees.  She entered the business world, working as Office Manager for DeBauge Bros., the local Coca Cola and Coors distrib… Read Article

Quick And Effective Stretching Routine

Thursday, February 19 2015 9:22 AM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide
We all know how good stretching is for you, and it feels great, too! That’s why I created this short and effective full-body stretching routine that you can follow whether you’re a beginner or an advanced exerciser. The other fantastic part is you can do it anywhere, at any time! Remember to warm up first and never stretch to the point of pain. Hold each stretch li… Read Article

Salina Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 3:00 PM
Categorized In Salina
Hello Salina members, Below is our February Group Fitness news. Be sure to follow our facebook page for more updates!Our MOSSA launches in January were a huge success! Thanks to all our participants!! We Stepped, Kicked, Powered Up & Centered ourselves with the new releases! Join Michael Lesko on January 14th for a Valentines Day celebration with Heart to Heart Partner Yoga! This is a… Read Article

Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 2:54 PM
Categorized In Hutchinson
February is the Month of Love and with Love comes Happiness!!  Our Genesis Hutchinson club is fortunate and blessed with the excellent instructors and we would like to introduce you to our Married Couple instructors, Samantha & Chris Smith and Becky & Tom Holcomb Samantha & Chris Smith Chris and I met at Genesis in Urban Groove class (Zumba at the time), in 2011. I star… Read Article

Topeka Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 2:36 PM
Categorized In Topeka
Zumba- We had a Zumbathon for a Fallen Police Officer in Topeka on January 18 ath Lee Arena at Wasburn University. Several Genesis Instructors from Topeka and Lawrence along with a few out of town guests Rocked the Arena and raised over $1400.00 for the FOP fund. We filled the Arena with over 289 Dancers with 25 vendors. I also had a Great DJ and a Ballon designer decorate the stage. This was a a… Read Article

McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 2:26 PM
Categorized In McPherson
Hello McPherson!  Hoping you are experiencing a great start to your new year and continuing to pursue all of your fitness goals! We want to give a huge shout out to Carmen!  Carmen has been a Genesis member in McPherson since we opened in November of 2013.  We asked Carmen to share her story and her 102-pound weight loss journey!  Congratulations Carmen!!  Carmen&r… Read Article

Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 1:39 PM
Categorized In Rock Road
New and Unique Classes in February We’re making a few exciting changes to our group fitness schedule this month. For early birds, we’re now offering 5:15 a.m. R30 classes (that’s a 30-minute cycling class, destined to start your day off well) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Also, we’re adding an inspiring new class combo: Spin & Yoga, Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. This re… Read Article

West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 1:19 PM
Categorized In West Central
February brings members of West Central three new classes to the schedule!! Ai Chi, a 30 minute Aquatics class, focuses on range of motion, flexibility and balance. Smooth movements are taught to help reduce pain and relieve stress. This class is offered on Wednesdays from 11:00-11:30am with Edie in our warm lap pool. Group Blast, a 60 minute cardio class that launched at Genesis in l… Read Article

Springfield Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 1:11 PM
Categorized In Springfield
Employee of month - Jen Keet: How long have you been teaching? 19 years What do you currently teach and what have you taught previously? BODYFLOW BODYVIVE ZUMBA BORN TO MOVE. Previously BODYPUMP RPM CXWORX BODYSTEP BODYJAM SH'BAM, Aquatics, WATERinMOTION, yoga, POUND!, Children's fitness, Aqua Zumba, Zumbatomic, and many more (see my jazz hands?) Hobbies?  Hanging out wi… Read Article

East Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 1:05 PM
Categorized In East Central
Why WE Love our Members! We polled a few of our loyal group fitness instructors to see why our members hold a special place in their hearts this Valentine's Day. Beth, who teaches Group Power, Group Blast and Buttz & Gutz, loves her freestyle class members. She says, "I enjoy trying exercises out with my people that look fun and effective, that we probably wouldn't just do on our own. In ge… Read Article

Emporia Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 12:49 PM
Categorized In Emporia
Instructor of the Month:  Andra Baldwin Andra is a native of Romania and moved to the US in 1999 while pursuing a graduate degree in English Literature. She is passionate about all things fitness and has been actively involved in inspiring others to pursue their health journeys for the past 7 years. Her own journey began when she found herself 30, overweight and unhappy. While searching f… Read Article

Lawrence Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 11:35 AM
Categorized In Lawrence
Welcome to February! In Lawrence this month brings fantastic new changes thanks to our amazing instructors, great new programs & our brand new yoga studio at North!! At Lawrence North we Blasted-off into our Grand opening ribbon cutting, with over 200 members & guests attending our group fitness classes! Pictured below is our Group Blast Sneak Peak January 2015 release class & th… Read Article

Love Your Body, Love Your Heart

Wednesday, February 4 2015 3:09 PM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide
Love is in the air in February and it’s time to show a little love for your heart! After all, February is American Heart Month. Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? One in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, that’s equal to 2,200 deaths per day. Obviously eating the right foods and exercising daily is… Read Article

Featured Yoga Instructor - Mary Alice Morgan

Friday, January 30 2015 11:16 AM
Categorized In Rock Road
Mary Alice has been practicing yoga for nearly three years and is a Personal Trainer at Genesis Health Clubs with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She began practicing yoga to restore the flexibility she had always known and found it to be very relaxing while contributing to overall balance in her own fitness. As a Personal Trainer, Mary Alice incorporates certain aspects of yoga into… Read Article

McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 4:19 PM
Categorized In McPherson
We’re kicking the New Year off right in McPherson with a lot of great classes on our group fitness schedule!  Are you ready to work, sweat and have some fun?  Our January launch schedule is as follows for our MOSSA programs: Saturday, January 10th – Group Ride @ 10:00 a.m. in Studio B with David G. Monday, January 12th – R30 @ 5:30 p.m. and Group Centergy @ 6:… Read Article

West 13th Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 1:28 PM
Categorized In West 13th
We are ready for the New Year at West 13th! Since our schedule changed at Thanksgiving with the addition of Group Blast, we are not making any changes for the New Year! Group Blast is doing very well! Make sure that you give it a try at the following times: Mondays at 12:15 & 5:30P Wednesdays at 4:30P Saturdays at 8:00A The Fit Life had their annual Fitlife Christmas Party on Dec… Read Article

West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 1:22 PM
Categorized In West Central
Happy New Year!! 2015 is going to be a great year! We are so excited to begin our new year with 5 MOSSA launches in January! Every quarter, Genesis introduces a brand new release of each MOSSA program, which includes new music and choreography. Which will be your favorite?? January 4th, 1:00pm Group Centergy with Tonia and Leslie January 10th, 8:15am Group Ride with C and Kurt Jan… Read Article

Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 1:17 PM
Categorized In Rock Road
Happy New Year from Rock Road! We look forward to seeing new (and renewed!) members in our Group Fitness classes in 2015. We offer Group Fitness and Mind/Body classes for all levels, including Yoga Basics & Gentle Yoga, R30 (a 30-minute spin class) and FitLife, strength training, Zumba, aquatics classes and much more. If you’re new, please come introduce yourself to the instruc… Read Article

East Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 1:10 PM
Categorized In East Central
Exciting East Central News! At the request of many members, East Central will be bringing back a long awaited early Group Fitness class! Beginning in January, Annmarie will lead a Tuesday and Thursday (5:30 a.m.) Group Blast class! What better way to start off 2015, and your day, than with some high-intensity cardio intervals, sports drills, and major calorie burning workout! Feature… Read Article

Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 1:05 PM
Categorized In East Central
January, time for staying healthy and becoming healthy!! We are here to help!! We offer a variety of classes to enable you to train your body a variety of ways. From the hard driving cardio of Group Ride, to the soothing rhythms of yoga. There is Something for Every Body at Your Genesis!!  January is also the time of the year we launch all our MOSSA new quarterly releases Cente… Read Article

Salina Group Fitness Monthly - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 12:56 PM
Categorized In East Central
Hello Salina members, Merry Fitness & a Happy New You! Below is our January Group Fitness news. Be sure to follow our facebook page for more updates!16 in 60 Congratulations!Congratulations to Sherri McNeal  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 t… Read Article

Springfield Group Fitness Monthly - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 12:13 PM
Categorized In Springfield
Instructor of the Month - Nicole Richmond Nicole has been teaching at Springfield North Club for almost a year and was just honored with the annual Genesis "Rookie of the Year" award.  In 2014, Nicole trained and began teaching BODYPUMP®, BODYFLOW®, and BODYVIVE®.  That's a lot of training in a short amount of time and her passion shows in her classes.  Below are s… Read Article

Lawrence Group Fitness Monthly - January

Thursday, January 8 2015 11:35 AM
Categorized In Lawrence
January Group Fitness News December was a great month for Group Fitness & 2015 is shaping up to be a Brand New Everything for Genesis Lawrence! At the annual Genesis Holiday Party, Group Fitness Awards were presented in the following categories:Peer Award - a peer-nomiated award from instructor to fellow teammates for exceptional dedication & team spiritRookie Award - coordinator nominated awar… Read Article