Lawrence Group Fitness Monthly - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 11:35 AM
By Genesis Genesis

January Group Fitness News

December was a great month for Group Fitness & 2015 is shaping up to be a Brand New Everything for Genesis Lawrence!

At the annual Genesis Holiday Party, Group Fitness Awards were presented in the following categories:

Peer Award - a peer-nomiated award from instructor to fellow teammates for exceptional dedication & team spirit
Rookie Award - coordinator nominated award for the team member who joined us this past calendar year & made the most impact
Department Award - corporate determined award for the department most deserving based on member participation in group fitness classes

Guess what? Lawrence was 3 for 3! Our team received all three awards!

PEER AWARD: Winner - Jenny Boettcher

Jenny is a fan-favorite cycle & Group Power instructor who teaches the following classes / times:

Mondays 9:00AM G-Cycle South
Tuesdays 9:00AM Group Power South
Thursdays 5:30AM Group Power North
Saturdays 8:00AM G-Cycle South

The following are excerpts from Jenny’s nominations (three different instructors nominated Jenny for this award):

"Jenny is a real team player who values the contributions we all make in providing successful classes to our members. Jenny goes above the "norm" and works hard to engage with the "new to her" group of early morning exercisers. Jenny makes it fun for participants new & old.”

"Jenny Boettcher also deserves a shout out, for making her classes fun.  She always makes everyone feel welcome, takes extra effort to learn names, and makes sure she gently encourages those that might need an extra nudge during the class to work a little harder.  She always works extra hard herself, so what better company to have during class?”

"She walks through the class, smiling & shaking hands, patting members on the back & even giving half-hugs to members she knows well. She is genuinely concerned about each person attending her classes & creates a warm, fantastically welcoming environment, whether on the bike or with a Group Power bar in her hands. Jenny has a loyal following - for good reason. Jenny loves to teach & loves to make members happy - a wonderful combination for all her lucky students. Jenny does not seek out any awards or accolades, yet another reason why she is the perfect recipient for it.”

So if you attend one of Jenny’s classes - have fun & feel free to congratulate her on the award!


Lily has been a member for quite a while & finally - after more than a little urging - decided to pursue yoga for instruction this past January, joining our team as an instructor in May. Lily studies lines, modifications, purpose, principle,  - all the components of the poses she leads. She takes her study of yoga as seriously as she does her work as a full-time engineer. In addition to being a warm and beautiful instructor, she is a happy and accepting presence - much needed at a time when our yoga schedule  has been eroded by the complications of renovation. Even though she is stuck teaching yoga in a too-warm, too-bright & too-loud racquetball court, Lily has managed to maintain her following & keep an upbeat attitude, regardless of the rantings of handball & racquetball players. Lily is a joyful, exuberant, welcoming and open-minded instructor, always seeking feedback & constructive criticism from myself & fellow instructors as well as members. Here is what some of her members have to say about Lily as a yoga instructor:

“Lily is a glowing, welcoming presence my soul needs every T-R & Sun. We are blessed by Lily’s instruction”

“ Lily is a wonderful bright highlight of my day - my practice & my flexibility have benefitted from Lily’s instruction”

“ I am so thankful for Lily (& for you finding her for us) - she keeps our yoga practice going - even in that horrible racquetball court!”

“Lily is just wonderful - she is a gem! Priceless & perfect.”

If you would like to discover our lovely Lily & her inspired yoga practice, pencil one of her classes on your calendar & experience her unique uplifting style of yoga:

Tuesdays 6:30PM Yoga Flow North
Thursdays 6:30PM Yoga Flow North
Sundays 2:00PM Yoga Flow 75

Department of the Year

We also won department of the year, as despite the ever-evolving status of our club due to renovation, we still managed to maintain a 24% group fitness participation attendance (meaning 24% of the daily member use involves group fitness classes). We hope to have our club shiny & new & in one lovely warm piece very soon! Thank you to all for your continued patience as we make our way through this long & noisy renovation process. It will end soon & we will have a club worthy of our members once again!

Things to look out for in January:

 1 - January is Release Month for our Group Programs! Sign up one week in advance in class or at the front desk of each club to reserve your spot for the Centergy, Power & Kick launches (no need to sign up for Ride or Blast - plenty of room! =0)  Our launches of our new releases will be as follows:

  • Saturday Jan. 10 Centergy 10:00-11:00AM  (South only - it will be coming to North once we have a yoga studio again! =0)
  • Monday Jan. 12: Ride - the new release will be taught in all Group Ride classes beginning 1/12
  • Saturday Jan. 17: Power Launch Parties at South & North 9:00-10:00AM
  • Sunday Jan. 25: Kick - 12:00-1:00PM (North only - it will come to south when we renovate / get a new fitness floor =0)
  • Sunday Feb 1: Blast - 11:00-12:00PM at South, 3:30-4:30PM at North

2 - Group Power  Training is coming to Lawrence! If you love Group Power & are interested in becoming an instructor, we will host a training weekend in January! For more info such as training cost & requirements, contact Cristal Barnes, GFC:

A Group Power Training Event will be at:
Genesis - Lawrence North
3201 Mesa Way
Lawrence, KS 66046

January 30-31, February 1, 2015
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Sunday: 7:30am - 3:30pm   

3 -  Group Centergy training is coming too - maybe not to Lawrence but at least to the area!  If you love Group Centergy & are interested in becoming an instructor, this may be your chance! We already have 4 instructors interested in attending, so carpooling may be an option. For more info, such as training cost & requirements, contact Cristal Barnes, GFC:

A Group Centergy Training Event will be at
Health Ridge Fitness Center
17800 West 106 Street
Olathe, KS 66061

January 23-24-25, 2015
Friday: 12:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 6:30pm
Sunday: 7:30am - 3:30pm   

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