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Full Speed Ahead

Thursday, December 10 2015 12:31 PM
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Article featured in Club Solutions Magazine December 2015 Issue.

To read the full issue please click here: http://clubsolutionsmagazine.com/2015/12/full-speed-ahead/

Full Speed Ahead

By: Rachel

The fastest rain in the world is China’s CRH380A, which propels its passengers at a cruise speed of 217 miles per hour. While the train carries its 480 travelers, the countryside becomes a blur. Houses and fields are nondescript as town after town falls away into the distance.

Rodney Steven II, the owner of Genesis Health Clubs, can relate. Sometimes, he too feels as if he’s charging full-speed ahead, making it difficult to focus on the here and now. “Time goes by so fast,” he said. “I feel like my job right now is to do the best I can to slow down the years, slow down the months and slow down each day. It’s been something I’ve been preaching to myself and my teams.”

Anyone may feel a need to focus on the here and now after doubling the size of their company in just a few short years. In 2011, Genesis Health Clubs boasted 10 locations within a 300-mile radius of Wichita, Kansas. Through a number of key acquisitions and build-outs, it has since grown to 18 clubs in Kansas and three in Missouri, bringing the total to 21 locations.

According to Steven, growth was planned, just not necessarily this fast. “There were a lot of builds that I had in the works that just kind of happened right in a row,” he explained. “Sometimes you work in acquisition for years. There were two or three acquisitions I had been working on, and they all just came to a head at the same time. I think there was an eight-month period where we had eight new clubs. It all just happened pop, pop, pop.”

Growing at that rate, even the most level-headed of executives may feel as if their head was spinning. To keep focused when his business is so busy, Steven draws on lessons learned during his childhood.

“I feel like I’m really a product of my environment,” explained Steven. “I feel very blessed to be raised by great parents. My dad worked extremely hard and took us to work, showing us what true work ethic really was, and my mother took the very best care of us. Between them, [it shows] that hard work and family values pay off.”

For Steven, the pay-off has been leading the charge to bring health and fitness to his members, a cause he is also personally passionate about. “I workout every morning at 6 a.m. in one of the clubs,” he said. “Going a day without exercise would really disturb me. We’re trying to share that feeling among Americans and members of our communities every day.”

Jose Riveros, the director of sales for Genesis Health Clubs, joined the company in 2013, and as a result has been witness to much of the company’s fast growth. He believes Genesis Health Clubs couldn’t ask for a better leader than Steven to guide it as it continues to charge full speed ahead.

“I’ve worked with great companies and had some great leaders,” said Riveros. “But what Rodney brings to the company is that he sets the pace. He empowers his teams, yet he has a pulse on everything.”

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Training Testimonials - Rock Road

Monday, September 14 2015 1:58 PM
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“Joining Genesis was one of the best decisions I have ever made. When I retired almost two years ago I made a commitment to join a gym and get in good shape and feel strong. With my trainer, Mary Alice Morgan, I have achieved this goal. It makes all the difference to work with a trainer; especially someone like Mary Alice who has my personal health goals as her number one priority. Thanks Genesis and thanks Mary Alice!” -Lisa Urban

“Over the past year, Mary Alice has helped me transform my body in ways I could never imagine. I am in the best shape physically that I have ever been. Training with Mary Alice is fun, creative and challenging. I love working out at Genesis. The facilities are excellent and have been key in helping me achieve my fitness goals.” -Cara Saunders

Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Wednesday, May 6 2015 4:27 PM
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Cover Girl Bethany

Check out our own Bethany Tenpenny, instructor and personal trainer, gracing the cover of Splurge this month! We think she’s the very picture of health and athleticism, and we know you’ll agree once you take her highly-motivating classes.

  • Monday, 5:45 p.m. Blast
  • Tuesday, 9 a.m. Blast
  • Wednesday, 9 a.m. Power & 10 a.m. Core30
  • Friday, 9 a.m. Power

Memorial Day at Rock Road

Memorial Day is Monday, May 25 and the gym will have holiday hours, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. We’re offering a special class schedule, PLUS we’ll open the pool with a BANG at our annual Memorial Day Party & BBQ.

Following is our class schedule for the day:

8:00 a.m. Group Ride 90 – Cherisse & Jacqui

8:30 a.m. Yoga Flow – Galina

8:30 a.m. Power Splash – Leah  

9:00 a.m. Group Power – Zoe  

9:30 a.m. Power Yoga – Aisha  

9:30 a.m. Aqua FitLife – Leah  

10:00 a.m.  Group Blast – Bethany  

10:30 a.m. Gentle Yoga – Galina  

Noon: Aqua Groove – Virginia  

At 1, all members are invited to party the day away at the outdoor pool. We’ll serve food, drinks and tons of fun, starting at 1 p.m.

Swim Team Packets are Available!

Speaking of the pool, it’s time to talk swim team and lessons! We have a swim program for kids of all ages, so pick up your swim team packets at the front desk and, while you’re there, learn more about swim lessons too. Our Aquatics Coordinator Abbey Steinbrink is available to answer your questions at asteinbrink@genesishealthclubs.com.

The 80s are Back in Group Fitness

We’ve been in a heated competition at Rock Road. Our 30 instructors – from aquatics, mind/body and group fitness – competed in a fierce-but-friendly competition to increase the number of class participants. And guess what?! It worked! A lucky team of five will be crowned winners for the highest increase. As for the other 25…well, they’ll be the ones in 80s attire teaching class on a very special day in May. Come to your favorite classes to meet the “losers” and congratulate the winners.

Topeka Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 2:23 PM
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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 so much fun!  

Our Next Zumba event is set for April 11th - Its a AEO Sorority Scholorship Charity event.1:30-3:30.. We are hosting this event at the SE Genesis in Topeka. The tickets are only $10 and you can get yours at the Front desk at Genesis:) Wear your Red and come on out to support this Charity!!!

Congratulations to Donna Basel for completing the Group Power Course!! Donna will be teaching Group Power at North Topeka Genesis on Friday nights at 5:30pm!
 Dont miss this one, Donna is full of energy and will make you Sweat!!!!!!!!!!!
If you have never tried Group Power, here's your chance!  We will be Launching our Newest Release in April!

Release Dates:
April 11,   Group Ride -7:30- East Topeka
April 11, Group Power -8:45 –NorthTopeka  
April 9th 12:15 Group Power - SW Topeka
April 13th 5:40- SW Topeka
April 14th 5:15 SW Topeka Genesis
April 14  9:15 Group Blast - North Topeka Genesis

Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 2:15 PM
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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 us to expand our offerings. Cherisse Taylor is a long-time member and Group Fitness participant, and she’s already team teaching Ride and R30. We expect Cherisse will be on the schedule in no time!

ATC is BACK!

This month, we’re adding Athletic Training & Conditioning (ATC) back to the schedule, led by Aisha. ATC is a bootcamp-style class, which will incorporate simple strength training, agility, cardio…and will leave you sweating! We’ll offer ATC at the following times: Tues., 10 a.m. and Thurs., 9 a.m. (Thursday’s class will replace Blast.)

New Class Times: Power Yoga

Aisha will also lead two new Power Yoga classes, Mondays and Fridays 9:30 a.m. starting April 6. Power Yoga is a more advanced Vinyasa Flow class, and serious students will enjoy this challenging series of connected poses and strong core work.

Aquatics Coordinator Abbey

Congratulations to Abbey Steinbrink, our new Aquatics Coordinator here at Rock Rd.! Abbey will oversee the indoor and outdoor aquatics programs, including classes, instructors, swim team, lessons, lifeguards, etc. She’ll maintain her responsibilities as EC Group Fitness Coordinator and were lucky to still have her as a Ride, Blast and Power instructor.

Music Moves You Campaign

Join us all month to see how Music Moves You! We all work harder with music on our sides, and the new releases of Ride, R30, Power, Centergy and Blast will prove it! Join our best instructors for these release dates and times:

  1. Ride: Zoe & Taylor
  2. Centergy: Beth, Mitzi, Dani
  3. R30: Zoe and Abbey
  4. Power: Rachel, Tia and Dava
  5. Blast: Bethany, Tia and Abbey

Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog - March 2015

Tuesday, March 17 2015 10:12 AM
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Group Fitness Triathlon
Rock 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 Changes
We’ll make only minor changes to our class schedule this in March; Mitzi will teach our 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Group Power class and Virginia will join our Rock Rd. team as Thursday night’s (6:45 p.m.) Zumba instructor.

Also, Thursday morning’s 8:30 class will now be Mat Pilates, rather than Core Yoga and Galina will still instruct.  Which brings us to…

Instructor of the Month: Galina Faulconer
This month, meet Yoga and Pilates Instructor Galina Faulconer. Galina was born in Moscow, Russia and she spent her early childhood in the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar. Her grade school and middle school years were spent in Helsinki, Finland, then she returned to Moscow to finish high school and attend The University of Moscow, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Economics.

Galina came to the U.S. in 2002 and received her citizenship in 2007.  During that time, she earned her Yoga certifications and began teaching at Genesis in 2006. She’s currently working toward her Pilates certification.  Galina’s Wichita family includes the love of her life, Marc, her two daughters and a dog and cat. In her free time, she enjoys oil painting, specifically Russian landscapes, flowers and still life.

She said, “I love Yoga and I love to teach Yoga Flow, moving from one pose to another. I like to motivate people to come to yoga class and try it and discover all the benefits. They discover that yoga improves their balance, their health, refines their mind and helps them become stronger both mentally and physically.”

Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 1:39 PM
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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 revolutionary duo will begin with 35 minutes on the bikes, followed by 25 minutes of Power Yoga, focusing on the muscles most commonly used in cycling. Join C.J. in the cycling studio this and every Saturday!

Valentine’s Yoga

Grab someone you love and bring them (for free if it’s a non-member!) to Genesis on Sat., Feb. 14 for a special Yoga class, designed for partner work! Bring a spouse, friend, neighbor…anyone you “love” for this special Valentine’s Day yoga in Studio C.

Power, Ride, R30, Blast and Centergy – All New!

Have you been to your favorite “Group” classes in the past month? If not, it’ll be all new to you, since we spent January launching new music and choreography for all five programs. The theme is “It’s Better in Groups,” so we encourage you to come by and see why! (Reason #515: it makes you work harder but smile more.)

Instructor of the Month: Devin Roberts

This month, we highlight Devin Roberts, an instructor and personal trainer. His Urban Groove classes have grown tremendously in the year since he added “fitness instructor” to his many talents. He began dancing in college and eventually minored in Dance and was a Teacher Assistant for WSU’s Hip-Hop dance class.

He holds a master’s degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State, which is also where he earned his bachelor’s in Sports Management. While in college, Devin was a member of the WSU Rowing team and also a WSU Cheerleader. Today, Devin loves working out, reading, competing in obstacle course races, rock climbing, acrobatics, and Shockers’ basketball.

Devin believes, “Fitness classes are a wonderful place to meet people who have similar goals and needs. You will never be bored with the variety of exercise choices offered in group settings. From strength training and step aerobics to boot camps and indoor cycling to my favorite Zumba/Urban Groove, your fitness instructor will challenge and improve your body.”

Featured Yoga Instructor - Mary Alice Morgan

Friday, January 30 2015 11:16 AM
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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 her client training sessions because of the benefits it adds to their fitness.

Her teaching style includes encouraging individuals to listen to their own body’s healthy limitations and respecting where they are on any given day. Mary Alice completed Yoga Teaching Training for Health and Fitness Professionals and The Doug Keller Yoga Workshop. She plans to continue her pursuit of the RYT 200 teaching certification through the Yoga Alliance.

Mary Alice is an avid reader and loves research, particularly health-related research. With a minor in Marketing, she assisted a WSU Professor with fitness research for the publication of a WSU School of Marketing textbook.

Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 1:17 PM
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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 instructor and he/she will help get you set up for class. See you in the studios!

January Schedule Changes at Rock Road

We’re making a few changes to our schedule, starting in January

  • Thursday’s noon Men’s Yoga class is now open to women and will be Hot Yoga with Beth.
  • Also, we’re no longer offering Monday night 6:45 p.m. Zumba, but our friends at East Central still offer that very class at that very time.

Try G-Cycle & Sculpt!

We’re thrilled to offer variety in our Ride room, so in addition to our daily selection of Ride and R30 classes, we now offer G-Cycle & Sculpt, a 60-minute cardio and strength training class. We’ll provide the equipment; just join Anne in Studio B on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

Instructor of the Month: Danielle Wildeman

This month, we meet Danielle (Dani), a 22-year group fitness pro. She currently teaches Group Power and Group Centergy, although over her career with Genesis, she’s taught nearly every format imaginable!

Dani grew up in Concordia, Kansas, went to K-State, which she still loyally follows, and now works for J.P. Weigand and Sons as a real estate agent. She’s married to Darrin and together they enjoy spending time with their yellow male labs, Austin and Reagan. Dani says, “Members should try group fitness to keep them motivated, visit with others between working hard, and obtaining set goals with support from a group.”

Pilates News - January 2015

Wednesday, January 7 2015 6:20 PM
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The Pilates Studio at Genesis Health Clubs wishes you a very Happy New Year!  Let us help you reach your optimal level of health and fitness in 2015!  We provide the best of Pilates training for those at any age or level of fitness.

A New Year’s gift for everyone

Purchase 3 and get 1 FREE “Stretch and Stability” session for only $195.00!

This session includes a whole body assisted stretch which is relaxing and lasts about 30 minutes.  We’ll then move on to core stability work which focuses on breathing and establishing your core connection using a variety of exercises and equipment.

Having a clear understanding of “how” to engage your core will improve your strength and balance as well as how you feel! This is a great opportunity for everyone!
Must be purchased by January 16, 2015.

Sign up NOW for our Progressive Mat Class

This Mat class will cover level 1, 2, and 3 exercises.  The class will meet every Monday at 10:00 am from January 12th thru March 2nd.

There is NO fee for the class but advance sign up is required.  No drop-ins are allowed.  Students will be most successful attending all 8 classes.

This will be a wonderful way to learn the entire Mat series and get a
kick start to shaping up in  2015.  All Levels welcome!

For more information or to register please contact Kelli Harsh at kharsh@genesishealthclubs.com, OR 316-634-3120

Join Cardio Barre!

This class is located on the 3rd floor of Rock Rd Genesis Health Club
If you’re ready to get your body in TIP TONE shape then join Cardio Barre

The Cardio Barre Workout will work your legs and booty like crazy as well as get your heart rate up.  There is also time for upper body and abdominal work.  

Join this whole body workout on Mondays at 5:45 pm, Thursdays at 8:30 am
and Saturdays at 9:00 am.   Based on attendance more classes may be added soon!

Group Pilates Equipment Classes

We have openings in some of our Group Reformer Classes and Group Circuit Classes.  These workouts use resistance loaded machines providing another great option for getting and staying in shape.  The small group setting is fun and energizing!

NEW Students must meet with a Pilates Trainer privately before joining a class.
Contact us to find out how you can get started!

More about our studio…….

The Pilates Studio at GHC offers Group Barre, Foam Roller and Mat classes as well as small Group Reformer and Equipment Circuit Training.  

We also offer Private and Semi-Private Training.  Contact me today to set up your complimentary session so that you can learn more about how Pilates exercise can help you and improve the way you look and feel in 2015!

To sign up for classes and/or sessions with a trainer please contact the studio today!
Pilates Director, Kelli Harsh, 316-634-3120 or kharsh@genesishealthclubs.com

Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog - November 2014

Thursday, November 6 2014 1:11 PM
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Greetings Rock Road Members!  Below is our November Group Fitness news. 
Please make sure to follow our facebook page for ongoing updates too!

November is a Blast!

We're bringing an exciting, athletic new cardio class to Genesis this month. It's called Group Blast and we'll launch it on - what else? - BLAST Friday, Nov.  28. It's a heart-pounding, step-based class, but the moves are fairly simple and highly effective. Members of all fitness levels are encouraged to give it a try; we'll see you in class!

Schedule Change in Late-November

When we launch Blast late in the month, look for some schedule adjustments so we can make room for the new program.

Meet Instructor of the Month Genevieve

This month, we highlight Genevieve Barba, a yoga instructor and part of the Genesis family since 2008. Genevieve has been practicing yoga since 1997 and she is working on her 500 hour yoga teacher training. We asked Genevieve why a member should try yoga: “Yoga is fun and it makes you feel great! Many people say to me, ‘I can't do yoga, I'm not flexible,’ but that's exactly why they should come to class! I never want a student to get injured in class, and I encourage them to rest when needed. I like to keep my classes friendly. Just do what you can do and have fun! Yoga is good for your body and for your mind.”  Find Genevieve in Studio C, where she teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga Basics and Yoga for Athletes.

Group Power Gives You GRIT

Join us this month for a new, ALL INCREASED WEIGHT FACTOR Group Power release! It brings a gritty, weight-room feel to the class setting, meaning we’ll lift heavy weights, but with fewer reps and longer breaks. We offer Power every day of the week at times to suit all schedules. Join us for your hour of Power!

Zoe Scognamillo
Group Fitness Coordinator - Rock Road
zscognamillo@genesishealthclubs.com

November 2014 Pilates Blog

Thursday, November 6 2014 12:50 PM
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Pilates, an Exercise in Balance

We want to see you in the studio!  Feel better, move better and look better.  
November special for new students;  Try Pilates with one of our certified Pilates Instructors in November and receive one free pass to a Group Reformer class. Contact Kelli Harsh to set up your appointment.

Would you like to become part of our Pilates Instructor Team?  

Our Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training program begins January 2015.   The Comprehensive Pilates Teaching Training program is our most extensive program which covers beginner, intermediate and advanced exercises utilizing the Pilates apparatus; Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Ped-O-Pull and Circle.  The program also includes training modifications for those with special issues such as back problems, knee, shoulder etc.   

Pilates has grown in popularity which has created a demand for educated Pilates instructors.  Our training course requires 450 hours of lecture, observation, and self practice as well as a hands on paid apprenticeship in our studio.  Those that complete the program will qualify to sit for the Pilates Method Alliance Certification Exam.   Contact us to receive a complete outline of the CPTT Program.

For more information or to register please contact Kelli Harsh at kharsh@genesishealthclubs.com, OR 316-634-3120

November Announcements

The Wednesday 6:45 pm Cardio Barre class is cancelled during the months of November and December.  We look forward to adding another evening class in January.  Please continue attending our Cardio Barre classes scheduled on Mondays at 5:45 pm, Thursdays at 8:30 am, and Saturdays at 9:00 am.

We have openings in some of our Group Reformer classes.  Group Reformer workouts are a great way to help stay in shape during the holiday season!
Contact us to sign up!

The Pilates Studio at GHC offers Group Barre, Foam Roller and Mat classes as well as small Group Reformer and Equipment Circuit Training.  

We also offer Private and Semi-Private Training.  Contact me today to set up your complimentary session so that you can learn more about how Pilates exercise can help you and improve the way you look and feel!

Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog - October 2014

Thursday, October 2 2014 11:35 AM
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Greetings Rock Road Members!  Below is our October Group Fitness news.  Please make sure to follow our facebook page for ongoing updates too!

Upcoming Launches

Let’s move! October is launch month, which means new music and choreography in your favorite classes. Launches are always an especially good time, so join us for these kick-off dates:  

  • Group Ride: Sat., Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m. 
  • Group Centergy: Sat., Oct. 11, 9:30 a.m.
  • R30: Mon., Oct. 20, 8:15 a.m.
  • Group Kick: Mon., Oct. 18, 5:45 p.m.
  • Group Power: Wed., Oct. 29, 9 a.m.

Fall Class Schedule

And, while we’re talking change, check out our schedule changes and additions:

Monday: Men’s Yoga at noon is now Yoga for Athletes
Tuesday: We’ve added a noon Yoga Flow
Wednesday: We’ve added 6:30 p.m. Yoga Basics
Thursday: Yoga Flow at 5:30 is now Yoga for Athletes
Friday: Gina’s 10 a.m. Zumba is back!
Sunday: We’ve added 9:30 a.m. Yoga Basics

Party in Pink Zumbathon

Our sister club, East Central, is home to this year's Party in Pink Zumbathon on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. For just $10, you'll support the Susan G. Komen Foundation while you dance and groove with us. Reserve your spot at any Wichita Genesis location.

Instructor of the Month: Abbey Steinbrink

This month, we meet Abbey Steinbrink, a Rock Road Group Power and Group Ride instructor. Abbey also instructs at East Central and is that club’s Group Fitness Coordinator. She’s an avid runner, a mom to 1-year-old Foster and has been married to Jonas for six years. Abbey believes, “Group Fitness is for anyone; it motivates people who are just beginning their fitness journey, and is a constant challenge for seasoned athletes. The friends I have made through taking, and teaching, classes are irreplaceable, and the benefits that come from each workout help me lead a happier, healthier, less stressful life.”

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

Zoe Scognamillo
Group Fitness Coordinator - Rock Road
zscognamillo@genesishealthclubs.com

October 2014 Pilates Blog

Thursday, October 2 2014 10:10 AM
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New PILATES Classes and Programs

Make your health a priority now by beginning your Pilates program!  Don't wait until after the holidays but start shaping and toning now for the holiday season.  We've added some exciting new classes for all ages.

Cardio Barre

Held on Mondays at 5:45 pm, Wednesdays at 6:45 pm, Thursdays at 8:30 am and Saturdays at 9:00 am at the Rock Road location.  Bring a friend at no cost!

Sculpt and Tone your whole body with this Pilates based workout! This active Cardio Barre class is sure to make you sweat as we integrate the fat-burning format of interval training with muscle-shaping to quickly and safely reshape the entire body. 

Our non-impact, one-hour workout uses both the ballet barre and the mat, and targets all major muscle groups.  The result is the recognizable Barre body, featuring sculpted arms, flat abs, a lifted seat, and elongated thighs.

Strengthen your mind and body and become a longer, leaner YOU!  Bring a mat if you have one.
These classes are held in our 3rd floor Pilates Studio on north rock road
 

Group Reformer AND Group Circuit Classes

Add resistance training to your Pilates schedule with a Group Reformer OR Group Circuit Class
The Reformer is a spring loaded machine which provides a full body workout with resistance.  
The Circuit Training Classes use a variety of Pilates equipment including, the Reformer, Jump Board (for ployometric training), Chair and other small pieces of equipment.  
The Group Reformer and Circuit Training workouts are fun and get results!  

NEW! Class days/times just added:
Monday at 6:45 pm Group Reformer with instructor Beth
Thursday at 10:00 am Group Reformer with instructor Beth
Wednesday at 10:00 am Group Circuit Training with instructor MariAnn
 
Contact Kelli Harsh for a full schedule of classes and additional class openings.

NEW! Pilates Open Gym for Athletes

Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Instructor Amie

Cost Information
$150/12 OG's - 2 sessions per week for 6 weeks
$180/12 OG's - 1 session per week for 12 weeks

Pilates Open Gym for Athletes is a program designed for middle and high school students participating in sports.  OG instructors will guide students through exercises on the mat and the appropriate equipment.  Participants will learn and receive a list of exercises to be completed during OG.  Exercises will be chosen specifically for each student based on the background information given before the first session.  There will be a strong focus on creating a balance of whole body strength and flexibility.  The benefits of Pilates are endless.... our priority is to help our kids avoid pain and injuries and gain better performance so that exercise and sports will always be a positive part of life!   Contact Kelli Harsh at kharsh@genesishealthclubs.com to sign up!

These sessions are held in our 3rd floor Pilates Studio in the Rock Road location.
 
Pilates exercise can and should be a part of everyone's life!  Let the Pilates Trainers at Genesis Health Clubs help you get started.  Take advantage of our Introductory package and learn how this exercise system will change you!

$150.00 for 3 private sessions.  Includes a health history review, postural assessment, Pilates principals and experience and workout on the equipment. 

Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog

Wednesday, September 3 2014 1:30 PM
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Greetings Rock Road Members!  Below is our September Group Fitness news. 
Please make sure to follow our facebook page for ongoing updates too!

Instructor of the Month: Bethany Tenpenny

This is an exciting time for Group Fitness Instructor Bethany who—after earning Pro status at her first WBFF (World Beauty Fitness & Fashion) competition in KC—traveled to Las Vegas to compete in WBFF Worlds on Aug. 15 & 16. Here at home, Bethany is a mom of two boys and a 16-year fitness instructor. In Group Power and her challenging and varied cardio classes, Bethany demonstrates daily the goal of group fitness: great fun, good health and tremendous strength.

Saturdays in Group Fitness

We love Saturdays as much as anyone – maybe more – but for us, it’s because we WORK on Saturdays! Find a class to suit any taste: sculpt your muscles with Group Power (7:15 and 10:30 a.m.) and Yoga Sculpt (8:30); come to Group Ride at 8:30 or 10:30 for your sweat and calorie burn, or lose yourself in the music and dance at 9:30 Zumba.

Infant and Young Child Survival Swimming Program

Infant Swimming Resource (ISR), the safest provider of survival swimming lessons for babies and toddlers from six months to six years old, today announced that it will be offering its Self-Rescue™ program in Wichita, KS, beginning on September 8, 2014.

“Sometimes, everything we do is not enough to keep a child from drowning. Even with alarms, door locks, pool fences and supervision, children can escape from protective care and find themselves in trouble,” says Ashleigh Bullivant, Infant Swimming Resource Certified Master Instructor. “At ISR, we arm children with the skills to survive if they were to accidentally end up in the water alone.”

ISR integrates swimming skills that are developmentally appropriate for young children, teaching them to save their own lives, while building the confidence that can lead to a lifetime of fun in and around the water.  For more than 45 years, ISR has successfully provided over 8 million safe and effective lessons to infants and young children.

The ISR lesson experience is a comprehensive six-week program where each lesson is customized for the child as they are safely guided through the learning process.  
Lessons for a 6-12 month old focus on teaching the child to roll onto their back to float, rest and breathe, and to be able to maintain this life-saving position until help arrives.
Lessons for children 1-6 years old focus on teaching the swim-float-swim survival sequence. Children learn to swim with their head down; roll onto their back to float, rest, and breathe; and roll back over to resume swimming until they reach the side of the pool, where they can either crawl out or until they can be rescued.

Where: Genesis Health Club, 1551 Rock Rd., Wichita, KS
When: Starting September 8, 2014 7:30-10:30AM and 4-6 PM
How: To register please contact h.nelson@infantswim.com, or call
(480) 205-3418

September 2014 Pilates Blog

Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:56 PM
Categorized In Pilates

Pilates OPEN GYM for Athletes begins September 9th!

This Pilates program is offered for young athletes in middle school and high school.

All athletes want to stay in the game, be injury free and enhance performance, and teens are no different.  But the pressure to focus on one (or two…) sport and to play it year-round results in using the same muscle groups day after day.  Often there is little time to rest and recover, let alone to get stronger and more flexible or work on injury prevention.  One way to address these hurdles is to add Pilates exercise to the training program.

A Pilates program can fill the gap for teenage athletes by introducing them to basic Pilates principles; improving alignment; conditioning body and mind; and helping protect against injury.  

Sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Pilates studio located at 1551 North Rock Road.
Open Gym is available from 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Cost:    Purchased by August 30th – $100.00/10 sessions  
Purchased after August 30th – $150.00/10 sessions

The Pilates Studio at GHC offers Group Barre, Foam Roller and Mat classes as well as small Group Reformer and Equipment Training.  

   We also offer Private and Semi-Private Training.
   Contact me today to set up your complimentary session so that you can learn more
   about how Pilates exercise can help you and improve the way you look and feel!

    For more information or to register please contact Kelli Harsh at  
    kharsh@genesishealthclubs.com, OR 316-634-3120