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McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Wednesday, May 6 2015 4:14 PM

Hello McPherson! Below is our May Group Fitness News.

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MEET ONE OF OUR INSTRUCTORS

Kayla 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 running, and I have always enjoyed the fun, community, and accountability of group fitness classes of all kinds.

After graduate school, I got married, moved to McPherson and got certified to teach Zumba. I have now been teaching Zumba for about 3 years and love every second of it! Zumba can get a bad reputation as not a "real" workout, so I would challenge anyone who may wonder about it to come check it out! You may have so much fun that it doesn't feel like a workout, but the cardio and toning components give a great calorie blast!Another misconception about Zumba and other group fitness classes are that you have to look a certain way or be at a certain fitness level to participate, but that just isn't so!

God blessed me with my first child, a son, this past January, and my heart has never been so full! Not only has my life changed, but so has my body! I gained the high end of a healthy weight for a pregnancy, but stayed active throughout my whole pregnancy...attending Zumba just two days before delivering. There were times when I would feel self-conscious dancing in class with my large, round pregnant belly, but our Genesis community is so encouraging and open that I quickly got over that and enjoyed staying healthy for me and my baby.

Now I am dealing with the changes of a post-partum, "Fourth Trimester," body. I am grateful to my body and the miracle it accomplished in my pregnancy and delivery, but there are times, again, that I deal with feeling self-conscious about my softer stomach and rounder form. However, when I first came back to teaching Zumba post-baby, I was met with hugs and smiles at Genesis, and as always, we worked up a good sweat and had a great time. I share this to encourage all individuals to give group fitness classes a chance and to not allow fears or feelings of self-consciousness to get in the way of taking your health and fitness into your own hands! Group fitness classes are a great way to get in shape, stay in shape, or even discover your new shape during or after a baby!

Group Fitness Spotlight – Group Blast

Group Blast  is an energetic cardio workout using The STEP to train fitness, agility, coordination, and strength.
Group Blast is a great cardio alternative to walking, running, or stair climbing because you will do it all: walk, jog, run, jump, plyometrics, balance drills, lateral drills, and quickness drills – all on and off The STEP – to exciting energetic music. With the many exercise options and the adjustability of The STEP, intensity is easily managed so anyone, from new to exercise to an athlete in training, will feel successful.

We launched Group Blast April’15 Saturday, April 25th. Now is the perfect time to come try out Group Blast, if you haven’t already. Its motivating, fun, sporty, and inviting!! Group Blast is Thursday nights @ 5:30pm.

 

McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 4:04 PM

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 through this hectic spring season!!

Our April Mossa Launch Dates

Group Ride – Saturday April 4th  @ 9am

Group Centergy – Saturday April 4th @ 10am

Group Power – Saturday April 11th @ 9am

R30 – Monday April 13th @ 5:30pm

Group Kick – Saturday April 18th @ 9am

Group Blast – Saturday April 25th @ 9am

Remember ALL MOSSA LAUNCHES are open to the public. Bring a friend to check out the class!! It is always more fun when we pack the class!

Meet One of Our Instructors!

MORGAN WILLIAMS

I was born and raised in McPherson. After high school, I went to Emporia State on a softball scholarship and was national runner up my junior year J. I graduated from Emporia State with and BS in health promotion. After college, I personal trained while I was trying to figure out my career path. I then decided to go back to school and now I am a radiological technologist. My favorite part of being a group fitness instructor at Genesis is that I love being able to share my passion for health and fitness with the members and be a part of their wellness journey! 

 In my free time, I chase my 3 yr old son, Gavin, and my 1 yr old daughter, Tyler, around and hang out with my husband when time permits:). I also love gardening, being outdoors, and running! 

McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - March 2015

Monday, March 2 2015 3:13 PM

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 wide variety of classes and also has a background in Personal Training.   Welcome Jen!!

Instructor of the Month

Name: Maggie Metz

Genesis Club Location: McPherson

Genesis Instructor since: January 2014

Hometown: Marion, IN

Fitness Certifications:  Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates
Hobbies: Knitting, Reading, Baking and YOGA!!!
Personal Fitness Goal: Still be consistently practicing Yoga until the day I die!!

What do you love most about teaching Group Fitness classes at Genesis:  I love the community of Yogis I serve at Genesis! They are some of the most wonderful people I have ever met!

What classes do you teach, days and times:
                        Monday:  10:15 a.m. Gentle Yoga
                        Wednesday:  10:15 a.m. Gentle Yoga
                        Friday:  10:00 a.m. Yin Yoga

Favorite Quote: "Whatever your attention is on, that's what life is for you at any given moment." -Cindy Sanderson

Our Featured Class for March is Yin Yoga!

Yin Yoga - This is a new class that focuses on stretching the deep connective tissue in the joints. In a yin class, you will hold each pose for approximately 3 to
5 minutes. Greater range of motion due to the lengthening of the connective tissue & increased circulation in the joints are benefits of this class.Suitable for beginners & advanced students.

We offer Yin Yoga on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. in Studio A with Maggie

Please make sure you check our March Group Fitness schedule for class changes!  You can print one off our website or pick one up at the front desk!  For more information on our Group Fitness program, please contact Jennifer Jaggers at 620-245-0900.  Our new classes on this schedule are Yin Yoga on Fridays @ 10:00 a.m. and Cardio & Iron for FitLife on Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 10:15 a.m.

McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 2:26 PM

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’s Journey

Heading into my 40’s STRONG & HEALTHY

One of my first memories is getting ready for Kindergarten. My mom is helping me get dressed and she is buttoning up my pants and is so excited that they fit. “Go tell dad!.” I don’t remember a time in my life when I haven’t struggled with my weight. My parents did everything they could to help me…promised me shopping trips, even a trip to Space Camp when I thought I wanted to be an astronaut, they took me to doctors, registered me for Weight Watchers and the list goes on and on. I have tried on my own several times to lose weight, but something would always stop the process (ME!) and I would fall back into some pretty bad habits.

July 2013 was a pretty amazing month for me! I got to spend 5-½ weeks in China! I was working with a group of 13 teachers and we got to travel and teach our way through China. It was an amazing experience, but I was SO OUT OF SHAPE. The weather was so hot and humid and my excess weight just made it worse for me. If I look back on pictures from that time, I usually have a fan in front of my face because I thought a fan would HIDE all of the weight.

Coming back from China, I transitioned into a new position at a new workplace and life was crazy! I struggled finding my place in my new job and was pretty lonely. I have struggled with anxiety for several years at this point, but things had been pretty much under control…but then in October 2013 things went OUT OF CONTROL. I was having daily panic attacks, doing the very best I could to keep things under control at work, but would then just fall apart at home.

For me, walking into Genesis on November 24, 2013 was all about walking away from so many fears I had. Fear of failure, fear of “I can’ts” and even the fear of succeeding.

Stepping on the scale for that first RBT (Results Based Training) with my Genesis Personal Trainer was the scariest moment ever. To see the numbers 345 on the scale was so heart wrenching. I thought I had prepared myself for that, but honestly, you just can’t.

When I saw those numbers, I knew I had a choice to make: to give 100% to this effort of healthy living or to continue life as is. I knew deep down inside of me there was a stronger Carmen, but I also knew it was going to take  A LOT of work to get her to come out. All of my fears were so strong in that moment.

I love the show THE BIGGEST LOOSER. Normally I watched it while eating a cheeseburger and drinking Dr. Pepper. I would watch in amazement at what the contestants could accomplish. I would always say, “I could never do that!”  BUT the past two seasons I had the opportunity to watch it WHILE I was deep in figuring out this healthy living. Jillian Michaels was working with a contestant who was struggling with many FEARS…

“It’s your story and your sticking to it. You gotta tell a new story.”  “Let’s try to create some experiences here and tell a new story.

This quote has made such a big impact on my life these past several months. I WANT TO TELL A NEW STORY!

Here are some things I was pretty sure about during those first few months:
1)    I needed HELP in lots of areas  (for this independent girl it is SO hard to admit that!).
2)    This needed to be an all or nothing for me. This had to be about FOOD and EXERCISE.
3)    I needed to be OPEN to meeting people and sharing my journey and learning from other people’s journeys.

After that first RBT (Results Based Training session), I signed up for three personal training sessions with my Genesis Personal Trainer. I was scared to death that first session. I had no idea how to use any of the strength training machines, no idea how many reps to do, correct form, etc. My personal trainer really just took me by the hand and showed me what to do and how to do it and also WHY I was doing certain things. As an educator, that was really important to me. The first month of personal training he pretty much did everything right along with me! That was huge for me!

The three personal training sessions quickly turned into a weekly personal training session. I honestly can’t imagine not having a personal training session each week.  During that time, I have been able to learn how to use the equipment correctly. I have learned to PUSH through the burn and I have worked so hard on the MENTAL…my Personal Trainer asks me to do something and my first response was usually YOU ARE.CRAZY…I can’t do that. Today I look at new things as an adventure!

After a couple of weeks at Genesis, I visited with Heather and she helped me to create a plan for what Group Fitness classes to take.  I love my group fitness classes! There is something special about working with others towards the goal of being healthy. This journey for me has been so much about the wonderful people I have met and the encouragement that we can give each other as well as just living life together.

I have also found tons of support through blogs and amazing people on Instagram! Rachelle Smith’s blog “For Blogness Sakes” is one of my favorites as well as the many Instagram accounts of the “Whole 30” approach to eating and life.  For a gal that was SO very lonely, I look at my life today and tear up when I think of the amazing community I have right by me, supporting me through the highs and lows of this healthy Carmen journey!  I have to give a huge thank you to the staff at RES, to my family, to the Lorenz, Sommervilles, and Pyle families for all of their support and encouragement!

The past 14 months have been filled with tears, laughter, strength, confidence, I can’ts, and even more I can’s, 102 pounds lost, 52 inches lost overall and most importantly I feel like the NEW Carmen has started to emerge. I am much happier, more confident, and I am so much healthier! I still have a lot of fears I am working through, but the key to that statement is that “I am working on them!”

My hope for anyone who is on a new healthy journey is that you find your inner strength, that you find a confidence that you didn’t know you had, that you make some new friends, and that you are pushed by the trainers and fitness instructors. My hope is that you will look back on those first few classes and see HOW FAR YOU HAVE COME. My hope is that you have FUN during this journey.

I hope that you will be able to tell a new story with your life! One that is filled with determination, strength, kindness towards yourself, and community!

I turn 40 in just a few months and I can’t wait for the new adventures out there!

Instructor of the Month

Name: Heather Koehn

Genesis Club Location: McPherson

Genesis Instructor since: November 2013

Hometown: Parsons, Kansas

Fitness Certifications:MOSSA - Group Power, Group Blast, Group Kick, Group Ride, R30
                                    LES MILLS – BodyPump, CXWorx
                                    OTHER - R.I.P.P.E.D., Zumba, Schwinn

Hobbies: Exercise, Reading, Church, Family, Friends & Fur Babies

Personal Fitness Goal: I believe in realistic goals with realistic results!  I want to stay active and healthy for my heart, my body and my mental well being!  I achieve this by working within my fitness limitations while also pushing myself to work harder and do better where I know I can excel!  My goal is to always find and stick with fitness programs that I enjoy, that is why I take and teach Group Fitness classes!!

What do you love most about teaching Group Fitness classes at Genesis: It’s always about the members!  The friendships that are formed in group fitness classes are what makes it so fun!  I love not only how the members motivate me, but how much they motivate and care for each other!!

What classes do you teach, days and times:
                        Monday:         8:10 a.m. Group Kick and 9:00 a.m. Group Power
                        Tuesday:         8:15 a.m. Buttz & Gutz and 9:00 a.m. HIIT for 12 [Cardio Intense]
                                                5:30 p.m. Group Kick and 6:30 p.m. G30 Boot Camp
                        Wednesday:   8:10 a.m. Power Step and 9:00 a.m. Ironworks
                        Thursday:       5:30 p.m. Group Blast
                        Friday:             9:00 a.m. Group Power
                        Saturday:        8:00 a.m. Group Kick   

Favorite Quote: “Get comfortable being uncomfortable” in my classes! 

Featured February Class

Our Featured Class for February is Group Kick!

GROUP KICK® - KICK SOME…..This gripping hour burns a ton of calories and builds total body strength.  Tap into the hottest mixed martial arts movements done at a rapid-fire pace to smash your cardio fitness.  From the boxing ring to the fighting cage, Group Kick combines cutting-edge moves with thrilling music.  This electric experience is addictive!  BRING IT ON with Group Kick!  

We offer Group Kick on our schedule as follows:
                Monday @ 8:10 a.m. in Studio A with Heather
                Tuesday @ 5:30 p.m. in Studio A with Heather
                Saturday @ 8:00 a.m. in Studio A with Heather

Below are a few pictures of our members and instructors that participated in our January 2015 Group Kick Launch Party!  Thanks everyone for coming out and KICKING SOME…..with us!!  And another big thanks to our Kick instructors that helped me team teach from our Salina location – Mark, Will, Andrew and Kate!  What an awesome work out we all had together!!

Please make sure you check our February Group Fitness schedule for class changes!  You can print one off our website or pick one up at the front desk!  For more information on our Group Fitness program, please contact Heather Koehn at 620-245-0900.

Hoping everyone has a Happy and Healthy February!!  

McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 4:19 PM

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 @ 6:00 p.m. in Studio B with David
  • Saturday, January 17th – Group Power @ 9:00 a.m. in Studio A with Morgan, Jen and Heather
  • Saturday, January 24th – Group Kick @ 8:00 a.m. in Studio A with Heather
  • Saturday, January 31st – Group Blast @ 9:00 a.m. in Studio A with Jen and Heather            

Instructor of the Month

Name: Jennifer Jaggers

Genesis Club Location: McPherson, Kansas

Genesis Instructor since (year): November 2013

Hometown: Lindsborg, Kansas

Fitness Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer NASM, HIIT (NETA), Group Power, Group Ride, R30, Group Blast            

Hobbies/Interests: Working out, traveling, cooking, spending time with family and my fur babies! J

Personal Fitness Goal: To stay fit during my pregnancy and to be a fit and active mother!

What do you love most about teaching Group Fitness classes at Genesis: I love the interaction with the members and the energy I get from the members when teaching my classes!

What classes do you teach, days and times:

Monday:  5:30 p.m. Group Power and 6:30 p.m. Group Blast

Tuesday:  9:15 a.m. HIIT for 12 [Buttz & Gutz]

Wednesday:  5:30 p.m. Group Power and 6:30 p.m. HIIT for 12 [Cardio Intense]

Thursday:  8:15 a.m. Group Blast

Saturday:  9:00 a.m. Group Power and 10:00 a.m. G30 Bootcamp  

Quote: The body achieves what the mind believes!

Featured January Class

Our Featured Class for December is Zumba! 

ZumbaDitch the workout and join the party!!  Zumba is a total workout combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance & flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of AWESOME each time you leave the class!  Zumba utilizes Latin and world rhythms to keep you motivated!  The only requirement is to HAVE FUN!  

We offer Zumba on the following days and times:

                Tuesdays @ 7:15 p.m. in Studio A

                Thursdays @ 7:15 p.m. in Studio A

                Sundays @ 2:00 p.m. in Studio A

For more information on our Group Fitness program, please contact Heather Koehn at 620-245-0900.

McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - December 2014

Friday, December 5 2014 3:56 PM

16 in 60 Congratulations

Congratulations to Jan Nolde for completing 16 group fitness classes in 60 days!  You will receive a Genesis T-Shirt, 50 G-Perks and one free “Shake This Burner” shake.  Best of all you are on your way to meeting your fitness goals!  Studies show that people are more apt to continue a fitness program if they exercise with another person or in a group.  It also takes about 60 days to “develop a habit.”  With our 16 in 60 Program, you get both!

Instructor of the Month

Name: Amanda Gharst

Genesis Club Location: McPherson

Genesis Instructor since (year): Jan 2014

Hometown: Shidler, OK

Degree/Certifications: B.S. in Chemistry

Hobbies: Basketball, Dance, Movies!, Reading, of course ZUMBA! 

Personal Fitness Goal: To stay healthy and active and be a fun teacher! I want people to enjoy class and have fun!

What do you love most about teaching Group Fitness classes at Genesis: I love the people! Zumba is a great class to teach. It’s fun and the music is great. You get what you put into it.

What classes do you teach, days and times: Zumba Classes: Tuesday @ 6:30pm and Thursday @ 6:30pm.

Quote: Zumba is all about moving and having fun. You don’t have to follow me. You can make up your own moves. Just keep moving. You never know, I might like your moves better!

Featured December Class
Our Featured Class for December is Group Blast!  What is Group Blast, you ask?  Well, keep reading:

GROUP BLAST® - BLAST OFF your workout with 60 minutes of cardio training that uses THE STEP® in highly effective, athletic ways.  Group Blast® will get your heart pounding and sweat pouring as you improve your fitness, agility, coordination, and strength with exciting music and group energy.  This class is popular among men and women and can be tailored to all fitness levels.  HAVE A BLAST!  

We offer this exciting new program on our schedule as follows:
                Monday @ 6:30 p.m. in Studio A with Jen
                Tuesday @ 8:15 a.m. in Studio A with Heather
                Thursday @ 8:15 a.m. in Studio A with Jen
                Thursday @ 5:30 p.m. in Studio A with Heather

Below are is a picture of our members and instructors that participated in our initial Group Blast Launch Party on November 15, 2014!  Thanks everyone for coming out and slinging some sweat with us!!

For more information on our Group Fitness program, please contact Heather Koehn at 620-245-0900.

Here’s a great Holiday breakfast!  How about some Pumpkin Cheesecake Oatmeal to put you in that festive mood?

Servings: 1
Oatmeal
 
INGREDIENTS:
o    1/2 Cup(s) Quaker® Oats (Quick or Old Fashioned)*
o    1/4 Cup(s) Canned pumpkin puree
o    2 Teaspoon(s) brown sugar
o    2 Teaspoon(s) Pumpkin Spice
o    1 Teaspoon(s) Vanilla Extract
o    2 Tablespoon(s) Graham crackers, crumbled
o    1 Tablespoon(s) Whipped cream cheese
o    1 Tablespoon(s) chopped pecans

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS * or try 1/4 Cup(s) Quaker® Steel Cut Oats
 
PREPARATION:
Prepare oatmeal as usual. Stir in pumpkin puree, brown sugar, pumpkin spice, and vanilla. Top with crumbled graham crackers, a dollop of whipped cream cheese, and sprinkle with chopped pecans.  ENJOY!

Wishing everyone a very  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Thank you for being such awesome members and bringing so much fun and energy to our classes!  

McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - October 2014

Thursday, October 2 2014 10:51 AM

Greetings McPherson Members!  Below is our October Group Fitness news. 
Please make sure to follow our facebook page for ongoing updates too!

16 in 60 Congratulations!

Congratulations to Robin Roets and Michelle Allen for completing 16 group fitness classes in 60 days!  These ladies will receive a Genesis T-Shirt, 50 G-Perks and one free “Shake This Burner” shake.  Best of all you are on your way to meeting your fitness goals!  Studies show that people are more apt to continue a fitness program if they exercise with another person or in a group.  It also takes about 60 days to “develop a habit.”  With our 16 in 60 Program, you get both!

If you are new to the club and want to try out our Group Fitness Program please pick up the 16 in 60 form at the desk so you too can be rewarded for trying our classes!

Instructor of the Month - David “G-Cycle” Galmore 

I joined Genesis Health Clubs Hutchinson as a member in the fall of 2009, but quit attending for months at a time in 2010 and 2011.  I weighed over 300 pounds by late Spring 2011.  Self loathing and a desperate need for change brought me back to Genesis July 15, 2011.

I “caught fire” attending every class I could and working with a life changing personal trainer.  I will never return to my old ways.  I quit smoking on Thanksgiving Day 2011 and was asked to join the Genesis team as a G-Cycle instructor three weeks later on December 15th.  In 2012, I received my certification to teach Group Ride/R30.  In 2013, I received my certification to teach Group Centergy. I am also certified to teach G-Cycle (2011), which is my absolute favorite class to teach!!   I was blessed enough to join the McPherson Genesis team May 2014.  I began teaching R30 shortly after.  

My mantra is:  BETTER, STRONGER, FASTER!  My life’s calling is to teach group fitness classes and relentlessly practice to bring the best to my class participants!  Join me in one of my classes at the McPherson club:

Group Ride 530 PM McPherson
R30 530 PM McPherson
Group Centergy 630 PM McPherson

October Schedule

We’ve added the following classes to our Group Fitness schedule effective Monday, September 29th:

  • Monday – 7:30 p.m. DDP Yoga
  • Tuesday – 8:15 a.m. Buttz & Gutz and 9:00 a.m. Group Ride
  • Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. DDP Yoga
  • Thursday – 9:00 a.m. Group Ride

Starting the week of Monday, October 20th, we will be adding Group Kick on Tuesdays @ 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays @ 8:00 a.m.  

New MOSSA Programs coming to the Club:
GROUP KICK® – KICK SOME…….with Group Kick®!  This gripping hour burns a ton of calories and builds total body strength.  Tap into the hottest mixed martial arts movements done at a rapid-fire pace to smash your cardio fitness.  From the boxing ring to the fighting cage, Group Kick combines cutting-edge moves with thrilling music.  This electric experience is addictive!  BRING IT ON with Group Kick!  We will have our official Launch Party on Saturday, October 18th @ 9:00 a.m.  

GROUP BLAST® - BLAST OFF your workout with 60 minutes of cardio training that uses THE STEP® in highly effective, athletic ways.  Group Blast® will get your heart pounding and sweat pouring as you improve your fitness, agility, coordination, and strength with exciting music and group energy.  HAVE A BLAST!  Coming in November!

For more information on our MOSSA Programs, please grab a Getting Started sheet(s) from our front desk for the program(s) you are interested in or contact Heather Koehn at 620-245-0900.

GROUP KICK PREVIEW CLASSES

WHEN:
Tuesday, September 30th @ 5:30 p.m. in Studio A
Tuesday, October 7th @ 5:30 p.m. in Studio A
Tuesday, October 14th @ 5:30 p.m. in Studio A

WHAT IS IT:
This is a great opportunity to learn some of the basic punches, kicks, stances, techniques used in a normal Group Kick class.  Group Kick borrows movements from boxing, kickboxing and various mixed martial arts disciplines.

WHY SHOULD I COME:
This preview class will help prepare you for the classes that will be offered on our regular schedule after our initial Launch Party on Saturday, October 18th!

WHO IS IT FOR:
“Group Kick is for anyone wanting a challenging, athletic and motivating workout in a realistic time frame” suggests MOSSA, creators of Group Kick.

David Williams and DDP Yoga:
Welcome new instructor David Williams, certified DDP Yoga Instructor!  Do you want to burn fat and build strength with minimal joint impact?  You CAN with DDP Yoga!  This all-in-one workout offers intense cardio with minimal impact on the joints using the basic principles of yoga blended with elements of strength conditioning, Pilates and mixed martial arts.  David is passionate about this program and his results are a testimony to DDP Yoga and how it can work for you!  We are so excited to bring this to our members! Join us on Mondays @ 7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m. in Studio A!

October Launch Dates:

  • Saturday, October 11th:
  • Group Ride® @ 8:00 a.m. (Studio B)
  • Group Centergy® @ 9:30 a.m. (Studio B)
  • Saturday, October 18th
  • Group Kick® @ 9:00 a.m. (Studio A)
  • Thursday, October 16th:
  • R30® @ 5:30 p.m. (Studio B)
  • Saturday, October 25th: 
  • Group Power® (Studio A)

Our Launch Parties are always open to the public, so please bring your friends for a great workout, food, fun and drawings for prizes after class!!

Food for Thought.....

Great Article to Read:  Seven Reasons Your Workout Isn’t Working Out! 
I thought this was a great and really informative article!  Hope you enjoy it too :)   -Heather

For any questions or concerns about our classes or schedule please don't hesitate to contact me!

Heather Koehn
Group Fitness Coordinator - McPherson
P: (620) 245-0900
hkoehn@genesishealthclubs.com

McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog

Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:20 PM

Greetings McPherson Members!  Below is our September Group Fitness news. 
Please make sure to follow our facebook page for ongoing updates too!

16 in 60 Congratulations!

Congratulations to Becky Tatro for completing 16 group fitness classes in 60 days!  Becky will receive a Genesis T-Shirt, 50 G-Perks and one free “Shake This Burner” shake.  Best of all you are on your way to meeting your fitness goals!  Studies show that people are more apt to continue a fitness program if they exercise with another person or in a group.  It also takes about 60 days to “develop a habit.”  With our 16 in 60 Program, you get both!

If you are new to the club and want to try out our Group Fitness Program please pick up the 16 in 60 form at the desk so you too can be rewarded for trying our classes!

Instructor of the Month

Shout out to Kayla Sides, our “Instructor of the Month!” 

“Hi, my name is Kayla!  I’m from the KC area, born and raised, but have lived in McPherson for the past couple years.  I am a huge Chiefs fan, and I love KU and the Royals as well (no matter how they are doing).  I work for the McPherson school district and feel blessed to have jobs that I enjoy.  My family (I have a husband and a puppy), friends and my faith are the most important things in my life.  My favorite hobby is definitely Zumba, which I instruct here at Genesis.  I have been a Zumba instructor for almost 2 years now and I just can’t get enough!  I love Zumba for the great calorie burn, the effective toning components, but mostly I love it because of all the fun I get to have with my AMAZING class members!  I have a background in dance, cheerleading, and musical theatre but you don’t have to be a dancer to get a great workout with Zumba and to have tons of fun doing it!  It is a great fit for people of all ages, fitness levels, and skill levels.  Come try out a Zumba class and let yourself enjoy the music and being a part of what feels more like a dance party than a fitness class.  Hope to see you at a class soon!”

R.I.P.P.E.D TRAINING

Genesis will be hosting a R.I.P.P.E.D. training at our Ice Center location in Wichita (505 W. Maple) on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  You can register at http://www.rippedplanet.com/instructor-training-registration/ripped-instructor-training/instructor-training-146.html.  R.I.P.P.E.D. is the One Stop Body Shock 50-60 minute workout that combines strength/resistance training, plyometrics, endurance and more along with great music that equals one fantastic and challenging workout!  This training is open to everyone!  Please contact Heather Koehn with any questions.

For any questions or concerns about our classes or schedule please don't hesitate to contact me!
Heather Koehn
Group Fitness Coordinator - McPherson
P: (620) 245-0900
hkoehn@genesishealthclubs.com