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Thursday, June 18 2015 12:09 PM
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 motivated!  Group Fitness is a supplement to your trainer because it allows you to burn calories and condition, which will lead to weigh- loss.
 
Cardio alone will not get you the best results.  To have a strong, healthy and fit body, you need the combination of both, strength and cardio.  With one-on-one training you will work on gaining muscle and strength with form and alignment. Your trainer will also talk to you about your diet and make sure you are fueling your body right.   Group Fitness will show you a safe and fun way to get you moving and keep your energy up.  We all play such an important part in getting our members what they desire!  

We all want to live in the best community and that starts with you.  You have to take care of yourself first. Who else is going to do it?  If you are at your best, you can create a community that is strong and cared for.  Never think for a second that you can’t afford a personal trainer. We customize your training session to your needs and budget.  If you want to meet once a week or every other week, do half our sessions, whatever you need we’ll tailor it to you.  Our trainers will make sure you stay on track and meet your goals.  They can also tell you which group fitness classes to take on your days off with them to keep you in right direction.  

How can you get the most out of group fitness?  Pick classes that really speak to you.  Try everything once but if you’re not feeling the energy or excited to go, then maybe that’s not the class for you.  Talk to your group fitness instructor and tell them what you are working on.  They cannot gear the whole class to you, but if they know you want something they might be able to work a little more towards that.  Group Fitness is a general workout designed to meet the masses, nothing will be made just for you.  There are options given in every class and you want to take advantage of that so you get the best results for your body.

The combination of Personal Training and Group Fitness at Genesis Health Clubs will get you into the best shape of your life.  Remember to learn and listen to your body, we all need a teacher, trainer, and a coach on our team.  You will think clearer, move better, and live a better quality of life!  To be able to do the things you want to do all starts with the body that you want to do them in.  Visit the club today and get your free Personal Fitness Assessment if you haven’t already!   

-Dana Goodale, Genesis Overland Park Group Fitness Coordinator


Genesis Overland Park's Newest Trainer - Briana Brewer

Wednesday, May 27 2015 12:12 PM
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 for Briana to transition into the fitness world. Being so physically active with dance lead Briana to fall in love with the fitness world. One of Briana’s favorite things to do is try out new athletic activities.  “I love trying out everything there is, as long as I get a sweat on!” She calls herself a “gym gypsy”, because she is always trying out new places to workout.


Growing up, Briana struggled with her self-confidence and body image.  As a dancer she was always in front of mirrors. Briana struggled with eating disorders but found a love for strength training at the gym. She quickly learned that to gain the body she had always wanted, she needed to fix her eating disorders. Her first job in the fitness industry helped her understand herself better and overcome her struggles with food.  “I learned how to balance exercise and nutrition and how to use it to make my body healthy and learned to love myself.” She explained.  Briana uses that drive to help her clients achieve their goals and make them feel good about themselves.  Her biggest joy is seeing a client, who at first was very self-conscious their first day and then months later become a completely different/happier person because they are so confident. Briana enjoys spreading the joy of fitness to others and feels rewarded when she sees the progress her clients make.


Briana attended Kansas State University for Exercise of Science.  In 2008 she earned her Personal Trainer Certification and in 2012 she became a Nutrition Coach.  Her certifications include NASM certified PT and Corrective Exercise Specialist, ISSA certified PT and Specialist in Sports Nutrition, Precision Nutrition 1 certified, and Zumba certified.  She has competed in multiple fitness/bikini competitions.  She placed 3rd in the NPA Midway USA in 2014 and in the Omaha Showdown in 2012; and placed 5th in the Muscle Mayhem in 2010.  Between here fitness competitions and her dance competitions, her favorite part was performing on stage.


Briana’s ideal client is someone recovering from an injury or a weight loss client. Helping a client alleviate pain and/or lose weight. It is rewarding when a client comes to her with an issue and she is able to fix it. Her advanced certification in Corrective Exercise helps know how to recover clients from injuries or range and mobility impairment. Briana also enjoys weight loss clients, as she specializes in nutrition. Her advanced certification, Precision Nutrition, allows her to help clients with both nutrition and exercise.


Genesis is excited to welcome Briana to the Overland Park Personal Training Team.  Sign up for a sessions with her, and you will quickly see that passion and drive!  She can’t wait to get started with you and help you achieve your fitness and nutrition goal!


New Personal Training Coordinators in Topeka

Wednesday, September 3 2014 11:21 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."

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