Genesis Health Clubs Plans Expansion To Salina With Purchase Of Shopping Center

Tuesday, January 12 2010 11:00 PM

(WICHITA, KS) – Genesis Health Clubs, Wichita’s largest private health club, has announced the purchase of a 95,000 sq.-ft. shopping center in Salina, future home to a 60,000 sq. ft. health club and tennis facility. Genesis President and Owner Rodney Steven II announced today the purchase is complete for the building at 1830 S. Ninth Street.

Twenty-five thousand square feet will be added to the center, which will continue to be home to Big Lots and Harbor Freight, to accommodate the 5-court tennis facility. The health club will become Genesis Health Club’s second location outside Wichita, serving Salina residents and will be a great addition to the Salina community.

The upscale club will be luxuriously appointed with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Among the features are: three Group Fitness Studios; two Racquetball Courts; a Pilates/Yoga Studio; a High-Tech Cardio Floor with plasma video monitors/DVD players on each machine; Comprehensive Strength and Training Area; Stretching Areas and a Cycling Studio. The five tennis courts will be accompanied by a tennis viewing ‘Grand Slam’ room similar to Genesis’ Rock Road location in Wichita. Special amenities will include:

  • A protein shake and smoothie bar w/fresh fruit
  • Locker rooms appointed with granite, imported Italian tile, cherry wood finish and vaulted showers
  • Steam Rooms in Men’s & Women’s Locker Rooms
  • Child Care with Interactive Computer Programs
  • Tanning Beds

More than 40 employees will be hired from the Salina area for front desk, personal training, sales, tennis staff, management and maintenance, said Steven. Applications may be e-mailed to careers@genesishealthclubs.com.

Steven said renovations will begin immediately with plans to do a partial opening in early 2009 and the remainder opening next fall. Exterior renovations to the center include a complete makeover and will be underway soon. Enhancements of the building will bring a vibrant new attraction to the city.

“I’m excited to move into the Salina market and bring indoor tennis courts to the area. Genesis will bring a new level of health and fitness to the Salina market by offering the very best in personnel, customer service and facilities. We are really looking forward to being in Salina!” he said. Steven added that he believes the area at Ninth and Cloud is a prime location and is confident that with the $7 million project, this corner will be a very exciting area of town.

Genesis Health Clubs currently offers four locations throughout Wichita (6100 E. Central, 854 N. Socora, 1551 N. Rock Road and 3725 W. 13th) and one location in Hutchinson (412. E. 30th). Genesis is celebrating its 23rd year in business serving the community’s health and fitness needs. For more information visit www.genesishealthclubs.com.

As its name implies, Genesis Health Clubs is a place for new beginnings. It offers four conveniently located facilities, all with state-of-the-art equipment, group fitness programs and customized personal training programs. Members receive professional health and fitness solutions from a certified staff grounded in expertise and intensive training. They have access to racquetball and basketball courts, tennis courts at the Rock Road location, indoor running tracks, swimming pools, whirlpools and dry saunas. Genesis partners with Via Christi Regional Medical Center on a number of initiatives, including a comprehensive weight-management program that combines fitness and nutrition to shed excess pounds and develop healthier lifestyles. The clubs offer childcare at all locations.

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