Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 2:54 PM
By Erin Kovacic

February is the Month of Love and with Love comes Happiness!!  Our Genesis Hutchinson club is fortunate and blessed with the excellent instructors and we would like to introduce you to our Married Couple instructors, Samantha & Chris Smith and Becky & Tom Holcomb

Samantha & Chris Smith

Chris and I met at Genesis in Urban Groove class (Zumba at the time), in 2011. I started doing a fitness challenge through my work and loved the class. Being the shy, insecure girl; I quietly stood in my back corner spot every night. Chris had been through a couple challenges prior, and was one of the main ones in the front row, besides Cheri, that I would watch to know what I was doing! He had made a huge transformation himself – losing 100+ pounds and becoming a Groove and Group Kick instructor. As I gradually moved to the front, he introduced himself, and was always there to help motivate and encourage me. It wasn’t long after, that I became a Groove Instructor as well. From that point forward, we both were constantly pushing and challenging each other. A couple years later, Chris proposed in front of all of our friends in a special Groove class we were having, and we got married just a few short months ago on 10/18/14. 

Genesis truly holds a special place in our heart, not only because this is where we met; but this is where we feel most comfortable – like a second home, with all of our close friends that are really more like a second family. To this day, we love being able to work-out together and push/challenge each other; it’s so much more enjoyable to have someone else be right there with you, and someone to hold you accountable so it’s not as easy to back on your work-outs.  At the same time we love helping out all of our friends and members at the gym reach their goals as well – it’s truly a rewarding experience that we wouldn’t trade for anything.

Becky and Tom Holcomb

Hi, I’m Becky and I’m the Group Fitness Coordinator here in Hutchinson and also a  Group Fitness Instructor, teaching Group Power, Group Ride, R30, Group Centergy and Gentle Yoga . Tom also teaches Group Power and  is a Personal Trainer and a Group Fitness Instructor.  However, this is not where we started. 

I’ve always  enjoyed being active, so when  I  heard Genesis was opening in Hutchinson,  I joined, I  was one of the first 400 to join the club,  in 2005.  Being a steady member, attending Cardio classes and spin classes.    As the club grew and they needed more instructors I took this opportunity and never once looked back. Being an instructor is such a rewarding experience.  I love teaching others and helping them set their goals and achieve them and have fun!!  I became a Group Power instructor in 2007 and added on; Group Ride, R30, Centergy and  Gentle Yoga.  I still enjoy outside activities, yard work, bike riding, walking. Tom and I keep very busy with our jobs and teaching and our family. We have all generations in our family  who we love to spend time with, from my mom, our brothers and sisters, to our children and our grand children.

As for teaching , My favorite class to teach has always been Group Power especially during February, Tom and I create a Group Power Love Songs, which will be taught, Sunday Feb 15. We look forward to this every year and it has become a tradition here in our club.
Being Healthy has always been my top goal in life!!

Let me introduce myself, Tom Holcomb, Husband, Educator (I work full time at the Kansas Cosmophere and Space Center) and a Group Power Instructor. Perhaps, we should have been named Ying and Yang.  I have never been interested in fitness until about seven years ago.  Before that, I was a smoker and a dedicated couch potato, opposed to all forms of physical effort.  One day, I noticed that I was not seeing as much of Becky as I wanted, so I decided to try her Group Power class.  It was a clear case of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em)  Suddenly, I found I had doubled down in love.  Today, I enjoy the tremendous benefit of being in the best shape of my life at 60.  I enjoy it so much that I don't even mind that Becky is my boss.  I am living proof.  Change is possible!

Join us for Our Annual Group Power Love Songs 2015 on Sunday Feb 15 @1:00pm

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