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West 13th Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 2:50 PM

Spring has made everyone happy at West 13th and especially the Fitlife Group Fitness class Group. [see picture] They are gearing up for their annual "SPRING FLING" Party. You are invited to attend on Friday, April 10th at 9:15AM, immediately following the 9:15AM FItlife class. Bring a favorite finger food, snack or dessert, and Genesis will take care of the rest! The food is always amazing and we have a lot of fun!

Spring also brings the MOSSA [Body Training System] April launches! New music and choreography await you! The launch class schedule is as follows at West 13th:

  • Group Ride - 4/4/15 at 8AM with Myrtle and Pam
  • Group Power - 4/11/15 at 9AM with Cindy and Alisa
  • Group Kick - 4/15/15 at 5:30PM with Shannon, Myrtle and Cindy
  • Group Blast - 4/25/15 at 8AM with Cindy and Shannon

West 13th Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 1:28 PM

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 December 22nd and boy can that group cook! This picture shows a group of us getting ready to enjoy the food that everyone brought!

Our January Launch schedule is as follows for the MOSSA programs:

  • Group Power - 1/10/15 at 9AM with Cindy, Shannon & Angie
  • Group Ride - 1/17/15 at 8AM with Myrtle & Pam
  • Group Kick - 1/20/15 at 5:30 PM with Shannon, Myrtle & Cindy
  • Group Blast - 1/31/15 at 8AM with Cindy & Shannon Come and join us for one or ALL of these!

West 13th Group Fitness Monthly Blog - December 2014

Friday, December 5 2014 4:23 PM

G30 Boot Camp Classes at West 13th ended with a great turnout!  Congratulations to those that completed the November version on the 25th!  It was a lot of fun for the staff too! [pics attached]

ZUMBA NEWS - we have made some Zumba class changes in December.  Join Mia Kasir at the following times:

Mondays at 7PM and Tuesday/Thursdays at 7:30PM You will also be seeing Mia greeting you as you check in too, as she is now working our front desk!

GROUP BLAST IS FINALLY HERE!  After a lengthy training by our instructors and much practice we have added this athletic step based class on to our schedule at the following times:

  • Mondays at 12:15P and 5:30P
  • Wednesdays at 4:30P
  • Saturdays at 8:00A

Everyone had fun at the launch and walked away with some door prizes.  Also, congratulations to Cindy Wells and Shannon St Vrain for getting Group Blast certified!

West 13th Monthly Group Fitness Blog - November 2014

Thursday, November 6 2014 11:33 AM

Greetings West 13th Members!  Below is our November Group Fitness news. 

Please make sure to follow our facebook page for ongoing updates too!

Instructor of the Month –  Shannon St. Vrain

Shannon St. Vrain has been with Genesis for 26 years, starting in the nursery and working her way up to instructor!  She teaches several different types of classes from kick boxing, to step, to weight lifting and also teaches on a regular basis at the Genesis West Central location.  Her nickname is the “Energizer Bunny”, and if you’ve seen her teach, you know why!  Fitness is a passion of hers, but her biggest passion are her six children, ages 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 & 14!  If she is not at a sporting event for one, then she is at one for another!  They keep her extremely busy and on her toes!!!  Shannon is training to teach the new class Group Blast in November, so watch for her on the schedule for this or check out one of her other classes during the week!

Group Blast Coming this Month!

As mentioned above, Group Blast, an athletic based step class, is coming to West 13th in November!  This is another great class from MOSSA, the company that also brings us Group Power, Group Ride, Group Centergy and Group Kick.  It arrives on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  Be watching for announcements about "BLAST FRIDAY"!  Click here for more info...

Zumba News

To you Zumba junkies, Mia Kasir is already teaching the Tuesday night 5:30PM Zumba, and now, starting in November, she will take over the Monday 7PM Zumba Tone and teach it as a regular Zumba class!!!  There are several of you that come on Tuesday night, now join Mia on Monday night too!

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

Angie Kendall
Director of Group Fitness
akendall@genesishealthclubs.com

West 13th Monthly Group Fitness Blog - October 2014

Thursday, October 2 2014 2:13 PM

Greetings West 13th Members!  Below is our October Group Fitness news. 

Please make sure to follow our facebook page for ongoing updates too!

Department Updates

There are a lot of things going on at West 13th but I want to start by welcoming Mia Kasir as a new Zumba instructor.  She comes to us from California and will start teaching a Zumba class at W13th on Tuesday, October 14th at 5:30PM.  She has a great background in dance and is looking forward to teaching at West 13th.  Come join her every Tuesday starting on the 14th!The West 13th boot camps start on October 1st and will offer you 3 chances per week to “Shock Your System”!  Talk with a Fitness Advisor about joining these awesome classes!  Your options are Tuesdays at 6:30PM. Thursdays at 6:30PM and Saturdays at 10:15AM!  This is a great way to work out in a group with some great people and instructors!

The West 13th boot camps start on October 1st and will offer you 3 chances per week to “Shock Your System”!  Talk with a Fitness Advisor about joining these awesome classes!  Your options are Tuesdays at 6:30PM. Thursdays at 6:30PM and Saturdays at 10:15AM!  This is a great way to work out in a group with some great people and instructors!

October Launches

With the change of seasons, comes the launch of the October MOSSA classes!  

Join Myrtle and Pam for the GROUP RIDE launch on Saturday, October 11th at 8AM!  They will help FUEL your RIDE, and get you ready for the holidays!

On Tuesday, October 21st at 5:30, let Shannon, Cindy and Myrtle put some KICK in your step with the start of the fall GROUP KICK!

Come get some GRIT with GROUP POWER!  Angie and Shannon will guide you through new music and choreography on Saturday, October 25th at 9AM.

Class of the Month

Since this will be new to our schedule in October, I’m going to feature Mia’s Tuesday 5:30PM Zumba class!  We have not had a regular Zumba class on our evening schedule for quite some time and I know that there are a lot of you out there that really miss that!  We have listened to you and I hope that you enjoy the class!

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

Angie Kendall
Director of Group Fitness
akendall@genesishealthclubs.com

West 13th Monthly Group Fitness Blog

Wednesday, September 3 2014 5:04 PM

Greetings West 13th Members!  Below is our September Group Fitness news.  

Please make sure to follow our facebook page for ongoing updates too!

Staff Changes

Angie Locke received her Masters in Library Sciences and we are sad to say that she has left us to pursue that!  We wish her the best!

There are 2 new instructors at West 13th!  Corri Lewellen teaches Fit Life and Zumba and is doing an awesome job!  She comes to us from Missouri!  Missouri’s loss is Genesis’ gain.

Some of you might remember Alisa [Flanigan] Franco from the early days at West 13th!  She was a great instructor then, and is an even better instructor now.  She will be teaching Yoga and Group Power for us on a regular basis very soon!  Welcome to Corri and Alisa!

New Class Coming Soon

In our quest to continue to bring you World Class Group Fitness, we are bringing Group Blast soon, brought to us by MOSSA/Body Training Systems!

Utilizing the step in many positions and heights, this compelling 60 minute cardio program strengthens and shapes the lower body, one step at a time. Energetic music and motivating instructors create this spunky group experience. Step this way with Group Blast.

What is Group Blast?

Utilizing the step in many positions and heights, this compelling 60 minute cardio program strengthens and shapes the lower body, one step at a time. Energetic music and motivating instructors create this spunky group experience. Step this way with Group Blast.

What is Involved in a Class?

Group Blast utilizes the step as an effective training tool and encourages self-regulated progression by changing step heights. Athletic movements are set to emotive music, creating a simple, fun and effective way to cardio train and strengthen the lower body all within a group environment. The class starts with a fun warm-up, followed by eight songs with specific training objectives, and ends with a well-earned stretch.

Who is Group Blast For?

Group Blast is for anyone who wants an energetic, exciting and results-oriented step workout.
New exercisers will appreciate the many options available in Group Blast. From step height to movement variations, the intensity is up to you!
Group Blast is great for cross training or for those who would like to add variety to their routine.
Group Blast will appeal to both the experienced and new stepper because it is less complex than many step classes in recent years. We’ve taken out the fancy stuff and put back the fun!

You will love this class that can be modified for all fitness levels!  Keep watching for updates on class demos and when it will be added to the regular schedule!

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

Angie Kendall
Director of Group Fitness
akendall@genesishealthclubs.com

New Personal Training Coordinator at West 13th Location

Friday, July 11 2014 12:33 PM

Josh Sanderson has been promoted to Personal Training Coordinator at West 13th.  Josh began his career in the fitness industry with Genesis nearly four years ago and has grown his business from a level 1 trainer to level three trainer at West 13th.   


Congratulations Josh!