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 some pics of her teaching her first program, BODYPUMP®. We are happy to have her on staff and encourage you to try one of her classes in 2015!
1.Tell a little about your life (main job, hobbies, family/kids, pursuits, etc.)
"During the day I work as a Business Analyst for a local Insurance Company. My job includes a lot of meetings and a lot of sitting in front of a computer writing business requirements and troubleshooting (it gets a little boring at times!). I do not have any human children, but have 4 dogs that are probably just as much work! When I have spare time, I enjoy spending it with my sisters, who I am very close with."
2. How long have you been teaching? What do you teach? Why did you start? What do you love about teaching?
"I have been teaching BodyPump for just over a year, In November I began teaching BodyFlow and BodyVive as well. I started teaching because I love the motivation that I got from my instructors and to be able to pass that along to others is really important to me. Group Fitness has always been one of my favorite ways to work out and like a lot of people, it is hard to stay motivated when it is just you and you end up doing the same things over and over again. Group Fitness is always changing; we have our friends in class to hold us accountable when we don’t come and to challenge us in class! "
Class of the Month - BODYPUMP®
Both our Springfield locations have had BODYPUMP® for over 16 years. It's our most attended class because it works! Using self-regulated resistance, you get fast results and gain lean, toned muscles in 60 minutes. Every release is created based on the latest research and music. Plus, we change the routines every few weeks so you avoid fitness plateau. We'll be launching the newest release in late January. It's a total-body workout that will help you push reach your 2015 fitness goals. Check out our group fitness schedule to find a class that works for you!
LES MILLS™ LAUNCHES!
Come Saturday, January 31 to see the newest releases of our world-class LES MILLS™ programs. We'll be previewing 30-minute versions of our classes at both the North and South locations. You can sample a few of your favorite classes or try something new! It's a great time for new people to jump in, as all the music and moves will be new to everyone. We keep the same workouts for three weeks in every class so you have a chance to learn the moves and get the most from every class. The launch schedule will be posted soon at both clubs. Bring a friend and find a class that helps you reach your 2015 fitness goals!