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West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Wednesday, May 6 2015 4:18 PM

With a new month, Group Fitness brings us three new instructors!!!  
 
Cherisse Taylor, Leah Haden and Jacqui Patten are all recent trainees from Group Ride training.  They will be teaching Ride classes at WC on a regular basis. Beginning Monday, May 4th, you can join Leah for our 5:45pm Group Ride class. Wednesdays at 5:45pm you can join Cherisse or Beth Shonka for Group Ride as they rotate each week. Jacqui, Cherisse and Kurt will be alternating teaching our Saturday 8:15am Group Ride as well.  New faces and  enthusiasm will get you through your 60 minute cycle class!!! Come join the Fun!!
 
Have you ever tried ATC?? Athletic Training and Conditioning is a 60 minute cardio class that includes strength training and drills to raise your heart rate to it’s maximum!! Ann will be teaching a NEW ATC class on Wednesdays at 9:15am beginning May 6th, in place of her Cardio and Iron.  If you are looking for something new, this class may be for you!!!
 
“Group Blast Music Moves You!!” Tonia and Greta launched the brand new April 2015 Group Blast release last Saturday, April 25th. This is our newest MOSSA Program to Genesis. This one hour cardio class uses a step and increases agility, heart rate, strength and balance. The class can be taken by all fitness levels, as it can be modified and done on the floor as well. Group Blast is offered on Tuesdays at 9:15am, Thursday and Friday evenings at 5:45pm, and Saturdays at 8:00 and 11:30am.

West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 2:19 PM

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!! APRIL IS A BUSY MONTH AT WEST CENTRAL!!!

Our MOSSA launches begin this Saturday!! With each launch, we introduce new music, moves and choreography!! Join us for one of our motivating classes, and if you have never tried one of our MOSSA programs, it a great time to try it!!!

Saturday, April 4th

8:15am Group Ride launch with Kurt

10:15am Group Power launch with Kinsey and Tonia

Saturday, April 11th

9:15am  Group Kick launch with Shannon

Sunday April 19th

1:00pm Group Centergy launch with  Tonia and Leslie

Saturday April 25th

11:30am Group Blast launch with Tonia and Greta

Our April classes of the month are……. H2O Fit and Group Blast!!!

-H2O Fit incorporates cardio, strength training and stretching in each class. The music is fun and fast paced. There is a variety of equipment used, from dumbbells, tires and paddles to kickboards.  This class takes the stress off of your joints and challenges you in different ways than land classes. Join Patti for class on Mondays at 9:00am or Edie or Marila on Tuesday evenings at 5:45pm. Both are held in our warm lap pool.

-Group Blast is a one hour cardio class utilizing our steps. There are ten “tracks”, and each track has a specific purpose, pushing your heart rate to it’s maximum, all while challenging your balance and strength.  All ages and fitness levels are welcome to try Group Blast, as the class can be done using a flat bench, or no bench at all, depending on each member.  Great  music, and motivating instructors will push you to your limit!!! It is fun!!! Try Group Blast on Tuesdays at 9:15am with Shannon, Thursdays at 5:30pm with Tonia, Fridays at 5:30pm with Greta, Saturdays at 8:00am with Greta, or Saturdays at 11:30am with Tonia!!!

 

 

West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - March 2015

Monday, March 2 2015 2:27 PM

Spring time is almost here!!! March brings us two new classes displayed as Class of the Month! Group Kick and Early Birds!!  

Early Birds is an Aquatics class taught by our awesome instructor Shelley. This is a 60 minute class that combines cardio, strength training and stretching into one class. Barbells, paddles and inner tubes are used to work both upper and lower body. All members can go at their own pace, and you get a great workout using the resistance of water. Join Shelley for Early Birds in our warm lap pool on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:00am!

Group Kick is a fun, upbeat cardio kick class that uses top of the chart music to integrate boxing, Muay Thai and superbox into a 60 minute workout.  It will tone your arms, make you sweat and will fly by as you work through different “tracks” that all have a different purpose. The format and music change every three months, so there is always something new offered.  Group Kick is taught on Saturdays at 9:15am in Studio A by either Amie or Shannon.

Our G30 bootcamp for new members kicks off for March on Tuesday, March 3rd.  Join Andrew, our motivating bootcamp instructor on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm or Saturdays at 10:00am!! Questions about G30 bootcamp?  Our Fitness Advisors, Personal Training Coordinator, Front Desk staff or Group Fitness Coordinator can assist you! Hope to see you there!!!

West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 1:19 PM

February brings members of West Central three new classes to the schedule!! Ai Chi, a 30 minute Aquatics class, focuses on range of motion, flexibility and balance. Smooth movements are taught to help reduce pain and relieve stress. This class is offered on Wednesdays from 11:00-11:30am with Edie in our warm lap pool. Group Blast, a 60 minute cardio class that launched at Genesis in late November, will be offered at two new times: Fridays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 8:00am, both with Greta!! Come prepared to move and sweat!!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Join Carol on Saturday, Feb. 14th at 10:15am, for “Open Your Heart”, a special version of our Yoga Flow class held at this time. All members will receive goodies after class!!!  

February’s classes of the month are…… Butz, Gutz and Ironworks and HIIT The Water!!  Butz, Gutz and Ironworks is offered Tuesdays/Thursdays at 11:15am with Brenda, and Fridays at 9:15am with Shannon.  You will spend this hour focusing on tightening and toning the lower body, while adding dumbbells and other equipment for an upper body workout.  HIIT The Water is an interval class in our warm lap pool. Members work in 20 second intervals, with a short break in between rounds. Working out in the water adds extra resistance, as well! HIIT The Water is offered on Mondays at 10:00am and 5:45pm, Tuesdays at 8:00am, Wednesdays at 5:45pm, Thursdays at 10:00am, and Saturdays at 8:00am.

West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 1:22 PM

Happy New Year!! 2015 is going to be a great year! We are so excited to begin our new year with 5 MOSSA launches in January! Every quarter, Genesis introduces a brand new release of each MOSSA program, which includes new music and choreography. Which will be your favorite??

  • January 4th, 1:00pm Group Centergy with Tonia and Leslie
  • January 10th, 8:15am Group Ride with C and Kurt
  • January 17th, 10:15am Group Power with Tonia, Ann and Shannon
  • January 24th 9:15am Group Kick with Amie
  • January 31st 11:30am Group Blast with Tonia, Shannon and Greta

January 2015 brings us two awesome classes as our  featured "Classes of the Month".

Arthritis Land class is offered on Tuesdays at 1:30pm with Shelley, and Thursdays at 1:30pm with Edie, both located in Studio A... This is a slow paced class that focuses on stretching, flexibility, mobility and balance. Members begin in chairs as they work upper body joints, as well as some ankle and leg movements. Standing exercises follow, working balance. Using motivating music, members make their way around the studio practicing various exercises. This class is meant for any level of fitness.

Aqua Fit Life is offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday  at 2:15pm in our warm Therapy Pool, which is maintained at a warm 94 degrees. Jan leads this class. Members work on flexibility, range of motion and light cardio endurance. No special equipment is necessary, Genesis supplies everything you need!

Aqua Fit Life + is offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:00am with Shelley, or at 1:00pm with Karen. This class still focuses on flexibility, range of motion and endurance, but is more aerobic and intense than Aqua Fit Life classes. The Therapy Pool is always maintained at 94 degrees, and no special equipment is necessary. Swim shoes can be worn if desired. You will experience 30 minutes of aerobic activity, followed by 30 minutes of stretching and mobility exercises.

There are just a few schedule changes with the start of 2015:
 
The Saturday 9:00am Pilates Mat Class in Studio C with Joe will begin at 9:15am beginning January 3rd.
The Friday 9:00am PowerSplash and 10:00am Hydrostrength, both held in the Lap Pool, will be taught by Edie as of January 2nd.
 
May the 2015 bring health, opportunity, happiness and joy to you and all of your loved ones!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - December 2014

Friday, December 5 2014 4:28 PM

December is here!!! West Central Genesis hopes that you had a memorable and Happy Thanksgiving!!! Now onto Christmas traditions, and we hope that one of those is taking time during your busy day to attend one of our two December Classes of the Month!!!



G-Cycle!!!  This cycle class will keep you moving for 60 minutes, all on one of our Fitness Bikes in Studio B.  Ann and Dennis teach this awesome, energetic, challenging cardio class. They use music from the 70's to the present, all with a driving, heart-pounding beat!! No special equipment is needed, and you will feel this class in your lungs and legs!!! Every G-Cycle class is different, and it is appropriate for all levels of fitness. Join Ann or Dennis for a very unique G-Cycle class!!

  • Mondays 8:15am
  • Tuesdays 5:45pm
  • Thursdays 5:45p
  • Fridays 8:15am

Aqua Zumba!!! This zumba class is a choreographed dance class that uses music from all different genres. The beat will keep you moving for 1 hour!!!  No special equipment is needed, although some members prefer to wear aqua shoes to maintain a better grip.  Andrea teaches this Aquatics class, and the best part, in her opinion, is that if you are anxious or nervous about knowing the moves and keeping up, no one can see you, as you are in the water the entire time!!!  Join Andrea for Aqua Zumba in our awesome pool!!!
 
Fridays at 12:15pm-45 minute class
Saturdays-the first Saturday of each month for 1 hour



Our newest class at West Central is Group Blast. We had a very successful launch for the October 14 release of Group Blast on November 28th.  This is a one hour class that is filled with speed, agility, balance, strength and cardio. A step is used during the class, but the entire class can be done on the floor without a step as well. It is appropriate for all fitness levels, and can be modified to your needs and abilities. "Group Blast Gives Me Fire" is the Oct. 14 theme, and you will find after attending this class, that it does gives you fire, and you'll soon want to do it all over again!! Tonia, Shannon and Greta are excited to bring this class to West Central!!! Give it a try!!!

West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - November 2014

Thursday, November 6 2014 11:23 AM

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

Have you tried a G-Cycle class at West Central?

Our Thursday 5:45pm class, which was formerly Group Ride, is now G-Cycle!!! Ann and Dennis rotate Thursdays, and are awesome instructors to motivate you for an hour of spin!!! You may leave sweaty, but you will leave knowing that you have taken a positive step in the right direction towards a healthy lifestyle!!! Come see Ann or Dennis on Thursdays at 5:45pm!

The November Classes of the Month are….Stretch Class and Zumba/Urban Groove!

Stretch class is offered on Mondays at 10:15am with Tonia, and Tuesdays at 8:00am with Charlotte. We focus on lengthening and stretching the body from head to toe!! Flexibility is  important to one’s health, and something most of us don’t take enough time to do in our day!!!  Join Tonia or Charlotte for a relaxing, rejuvenating hour of stretch!

 

 Zumba is offered on Wednesdays at 4:30pm with Corri, and Thursdays at 5:30pm with Cassy. Urban Groove is offered on  Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 12:00pm with Amie. Both classes use  fun, upbeat music, and you can burn calories and get your daily dose of cardio while you dance!!

Come join us at West Central for your Group Fitness classes!!!

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

Tonia Albers
Group Fitness Coordinator
Genesis West Central
talbers@genesishealthclubs.com

West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - October 2014

Thursday, October 2 2014 11:49 AM

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

Fall Schedule Changes

With a new month, comes a new Fall Schedule!!!  Monday, September 29th, begins our exciting Fall Fitness schedule! We have added a few classes, in addition to changing two classes.  

*Beginning Sept. 30th, we will offer a Tuesday 8:00am Stretch Class taught by Charlotte!! Stretch class focuses on just that; stretching!! We lengthen head to toe, and work to maintain and improve flexibility and balance!! Stretch class is also offered on Mondays at 10:15am with Tonia, both of these classes are offered in Studio A.

  •  The Wednesday 9:15am class will be taught as Cardio and Iron by Ann. Join her for this early morning workout, located in Studio A.
  • The Thursday 5:45pm Group Ride class will be taught as G-Cycle beginning October 9th, located in Studio B. Ann and Dennis will rotate this class, you are in for a treat!!!
  • Friday, October 3rd, will be the first 5:45pm Group Ride class, offered by Kurt! End your work week with this intense spin class!

Upcoming Launches

October also brings our Fall launches of Group Ride, Group Centergy, Group Kick and Group Power!!
*Saturday, October 11th, at 8:15am, Kurt and C will introduce you to West Central first new launch of the season, GROUP RIDE!!

  • Sunday, October 12th, at 1:00pm, Join Tonia and Leslie upstairs in Studio C for the new Group Centergy!!
  • Saturday, October 18th, at 9:15am, Amie and Shannon will teach you the new moves of Group Kick!!
  • Saturday, October 25th, at 10:15am, Tonia, Ann and Shannon will get you moving with the brand new Group Power!!

All launches introduce new music, new moves and choreography, sure to challenge you!  Hope to see you there!

Featured Class of the Month

West Central recognizes one Fitness class and one Mind/body class each month. The October classes are......Athletic Training and Conditioning (ATC) and Yoga Flow!!!

*ATC is offered on Tuesdays at 5:30pm in Studio A. Ann teaches an energetic, intense, class with challenging, different exercises each week!!  It is an interval based class, and is open to ANY fitness level, as options are always given.  It is also offered as an express class on Thursdays from 4:45pm to 5:30pm, in which this class is based on athletic drills.  Join Ann, as she says, "You have to challenge yourself to change yourself!!!"

*Yoga Flow is available Tuesdays at 8:15 with Peter,  Wednesdays at 8:15am with Genevieve, and Saturdays at 10:15am, with a rotation of Carol, Barb, Meranda and Mollie, all in Studio C.  Yoga Flow concentrates on the use of Sun Salutations, to create heat, strength, flexibility, and endurance.  Each instructor chooses suitable music and keeps the class environment fun, uplifting, and friendly. If you are looking to improve arm/core/leg strength, and reduce stress and anxiety, join the wonderful West Central instructors for an hour of Yoga Flow!

        

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

Tonia Albers
Group Fitness Coordinator
Genesis West Central
talbers@genesishealthclubs.com

West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog

Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:10 PM

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

Featured September Classes of the Month

Cardio and Core and Gentle Yoga!

Cardio and Core is Monday and Wednesdays at 6:30pm taught by C. Gentle Yoga is Sundays at 2:00pm taught by Tonia or Leslie.  Please visit the club to view our displays on these two different classes offered at West Central Genesis!  You can view pictures of class and read thoughts about the classes from the instructors!

New West Central Instructors

Please help us welcome a few new instructors to West Central Genesis.

Charlotte Campbell is a long-time member who  recently began teaching Fit Life classes. You can attend her class on Fridays at 8:00a.m. 

Corrine Lewellen is a Zumba and Fit Life instructor.  You can join Corrie on Wednesdays at 4:30pm for Zumba!

Kurt Wiedenkeller is a returning Group Ride instructor who will be teaching the Friday 6:00a.m. Group Ride for September.  We want to welcome these awesome instructors to our team at West Central!

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

Tonia Albers
Group Fitness Coordinator
Genesis West Central
talbers@genesishealthclubs.com

New Summer Launches!!!!

Tuesday, July 8 2014 8:12 PM

Please join us this weekend for two very exciting and challenging new class launches! C and Johnny will teach a brand new Group Ride class at 8:15am on Saturday, July 12th.  Tonia and Leslie will teach the brand new Group Centergy class at 1:00pm on Sunday, July 13th.  New music, new moves, new choreography!!! Experience class firsthand, and realize "Why I Move...", the new theme for Summer 2014!!!