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Emporia Group Fitness Monthly Blog - July 2015

Monday, July 13 2015 2:02 PM
Categorized In Emporia
Instructor we are featuring this month: Kara Thomas was born and raised in Olathe, KS.  She went to school at Southwestern Oklahoma State University on a full ride vocal scholarship.  Then in 1995 she came to Emporia to finish her college career in Early Childhood Development, graduating in 1997 from Emporia State University.  She now calls Emporia her home, married Jerid Thomas in … Read Article

Six Pre-Workout No No’s

Wednesday, July 8 2015 12:32 PM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide
Avoid these Common Pitfalls before Training! There have been hundreds of articles written about how to best prepare for a killer workout, discussing everything from what to eat, which supplements to take, and how to get your mind “right.” However, with this piece I decided to take a different approach and talk about some of the things you should AVOID doing before pushing and pu… Read Article

Leavenworth Group Fitness Monthly Blog - July 2015

Tuesday, July 7 2015 3:03 PM
Categorized In Leavenworth
SCHEDULE CHANGES Please note that the 5:30am Group Power class on Thursdays will be on hiatus in July and August.  We expect this class to return to the schedule in September.  The Cardio Box class, normally held on Thursdays at 5:30pm, will be replaced by Group Fight.  Come try this new format! NEW INSTRUCTORS: We are thrilled to introduce three new, top-notch instructors… Read Article

Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - July 2015

Tuesday, July 7 2015 2:24 PM
Categorized In Hutchinson
Summer Time and It’s Hot Outside!! Join Us Inside for Group Fitness.Check out our schedule! July MOSSA  Launches July 7 , Tuesday, 5:30 pm R30 July 11, Saturday, 8:00 am Group FightJuly 12, Sunday, 1:00 pm Group PowerJuly 18, Saturday, 8:00 am Group RideJuly 20, Monday, 6:30 pm Group CentergyJuly 21, Monday, 8:15 am Group Blast Centergy and Testimonials Meet One of Our Centergy… Read Article

Benefits of Whey Protein

Wednesday, July 1 2015 1:58 PM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide
Whey protein can help with muscle building, toning, weight loss, osteoporosis, bone density, lowering blood sugar and boosting metabolism. Many studies have shown that whey protein can possibly help increase strength, gain muscle, and lose significant amounts of body fat. Proteins are the building blocks of the fibers in the muscles. Proteins are assembled from amino acids. Proteins that s… Read Article

Your Fitness Supplement

Thursday, June 18 2015 11:09 AM
Categorized In Personal Training
After being in the fitness industry for 15 years it is clear that the right prescription of fitness most clients need is a personal trainer with a mix of group fitness to truly get the right results.   Invest in yourself!  A personal trainer will help you teach you and keep you on track with your fitness goals.  It is helpful to have the one on one experience to keep you honest and motivat… Read Article

Embodying Success & Dreaming Big

Tuesday, June 16 2015 7:00 PM
Categorized In Sports, Nutrition & Supplement Guide
Embody It What should we do when we are not feeling like a superhero, standing on top of the world? Can we fake until we make it? We suggest you practice embodying it, acting it until you become it. What are the characteristics of successful people? They tend to embrace a way of thinking, a way of viewing the world in ways that may seem almost paradoxical, through their own filtered le… Read Article

Lawrence North - New Group Fitness Coordinator

Tuesday, June 16 2015 3:59 PM
Categorized In Lawrence
Seraphine Naeymi is our new Group Fitness Coordinator at Genesis Lawrence North!  Serephine is a seasoned fitness instructor and aerial artist from New York.  She recently relocated to Lawrence in March of this year, but her fitness journey began in Los Angeles.  She then moved to New York and then ended up here with us.  She has been in the fitness industry for 10 years and ha… Read Article

Leavenworth Group Fitness Monthly Blog - June 2015

Monday, June 15 2015 1:55 PM
Categorized In Leavenworth
SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR JUNE It’s summer time, and that means a few tweaks in our Group Fitness schedule are upon us.  Get out your calendars and get ready to take some notes.  A few of our classes are on hiatus, and several have changed format.  Not seeing a class you loved? Try one of our new classes instead!  Starting in June, we will offer Group Blast on Tuesdays… Read Article

Topeka Group Fitness Monthly Blog - June 2015

Monday, June 15 2015 12:06 PM
Categorized In Topeka
Topeka North- Kristina Saliceti Kristina is a retired military pilot, wife of an active duty military officer, and mother of 4. She began Pilates in 2000 after a back injury and studied the discipline for 2 years before becoming a certified Pilates Instructor Basic and Advanced in 2003. She then earned her certification as a Cycle Instructor in 2006 and also holds certifications in Group Exercise, C… Read Article

My Fitness Journey Part 2

Tuesday, June 9 2015 5:50 PM
Categorized In Testimonials
After a while, I decided that I can no longer make healthy choices on my own and I needed help!  I need to be told what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat, and nothing else.  If you let me have the freedom to choose what’s good for me and what’s not, that is a sure fire way for me to fail.  Also, I need to know what I can and can’t eat at social events.  With all this in m… Read Article

Genesis Overland Park's Newest Trainer - Briana Brewer

Wednesday, May 27 2015 11:12 AM
Categorized In Personal Training
Genesis Overland Park's Personal Trainer, , grew up in a Concordia, Kansas.  She first found a passion for fitness as a dancer. She took dance for 19 years, which included: jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, and modern.  To this day she pursues her passion in dance by enjoying Zumba and Hip Hop classes from time to time. With her dancing background, it was easy for Briana to tr… Read Article

My Fitness Journey

Tuesday, May 26 2015 2:48 PM
Categorized In Testimonials
      My name is Katlyn Hartford and I’m excited to be at Genesis as their new Marketing Assistant!  At 25 years old, I’ve always been an active girl.  I danced for 15 years, competitively for 9, and swam for 13 years including three years on the Blue Springs South High School team.  I went to Missouri State University and graduated with a BS in Marketing.  I have five … Read Article

It's Never Too Late to Learn This Sport of a Lifetime

Tuesday, May 19 2015 5:43 PM
Categorized In Tennis
Are you looking to get into tennis but don’t know a thing about it?  Don’t worry you are not alone!  Genesis has Tennis Courts at our Rock Road, Topeka Southwest, Overland Park, West Central and St. Joseph locations.  Genesis’ Tennis Professionals are highly talented and qualified to help you in your journey to learn.  Tennis can look like a complicated… Read Article

Genesis Weight Loss Story - Rosemary Dorsey

Thursday, May 14 2015 5:12 PM
Categorized In St. Joseph
Rosemary experienced some life changing health issues that scared the life back into her.  “I felt like I was living on borrowed time and desperately needed to make some major changes with having well over 100lbs to lose.” says Rosemary.  She started her long journey by eating healthier.  She changed her mind set and got control of her relationship with food.  Althoug… Read Article

Leavenworth Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Friday, May 8 2015 3:26 PM
Categorized In Leavenworth
April was a great month for Group Fitness!  All of our MOSSA classes launched their new releases, and members are loving these challenging, energy-packed programs. Want to learn more? Check out Group Blast, Group Kick, Group Power, and Group Ride.Did you know that we offer more than 90 group fitness classes every week? From Yoga Basics to Power Splash, from Fit Life to Step Interval, fr… Read Article

Genesis Weight Loss Story - Amanda Jeane

Friday, May 8 2015 1:37 PM
Categorized In Springfield
Amanda was living an active life, but she was static.  She was stuck in a pattern and wasn’t seeing results. Her moment of truth though, was looking at picture one day and deciding that the way she looked was unacceptable and she needed to make some huge changes.  She was overweight, overwhelmed, and terrified.   Amanda’s transformation happened over the course of thre… Read Article

Springfield Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Friday, May 8 2015 12:13 PM
Categorized In Springfield
LES MILLS Launches are a hit!On April 18, Genesis Springfield held their annual Survivor Launch.  Participants could come to any of the 30-minute classes over the 3.5 hours and see the newest releases for all the programs.  Those who did 5 of the 6 classes offered at each club earned a Survivor T-Shirt.  We had a great turnout with 24+ T-shirt earners at each club. The South … Read Article

Rock Road Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Wednesday, May 6 2015 4:27 PM
Categorized In Rock Road
Cover Girl Bethany Check out our own Bethany Tenpenny, instructor and personal trainer, gracing the cover of Splurge this month! We think she’s the very picture of health and athleticism, and we know you’ll agree once you take her highly-motivating classes. Monday, 5:45 p.m. Blast Tuesday, 9 a.m. Blast Wednesday, 9 a.m. Power & 10 a.m. Core30 Friday, 9 a.m. Power Memori… Read Article

Emporia Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Wednesday, May 6 2015 4:20 PM
Categorized In Emporia
Instructor of the Month: Karen Guzman Karen has been a fitness instructor for 10 years at this facility. She is certified in Step, Zumba, Hip Hop, and Group Power. Professionally Karen works for the state of Kansas a Vocation Rehab Specialist. When not in the gym or working Karen enjoys spending time with her husband, of 10 years, German and cheering on her sons Brandon (15), Diego (7), and Daniel … Read Article

West Central Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Wednesday, May 6 2015 4:18 PM
Categorized In West Central
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… Read Article

McPherson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Wednesday, May 6 2015 4:14 PM
Categorized In McPherson
Hello McPherson! Below is our May Group Fitness News. Be sure to Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on everything happening around the club! MEET ONE OF OUR INSTRUCTORSKayla Sides has been with Genesis McPherson since we opened in Nov. ’13. She recently just had her first baby. I have always been active in one way or another, whether playing sports, cheerleading, dancing, or runni… Read Article

Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Wednesday, May 6 2015 4:07 PM
Categorized In Hutchinson
Genesis Hutchinson! Happy Spring! Nice weather is here,  but we still have Group Fitness Classes, please check our Group Fitness schedule. Or pick up a copy at the Front Desk. And we keep the classes updated on the  Group Fitness Schedule white board up front. Let me know if I can help you any way, Becky HolcombGroup Fitness Coordinatorbholcomb@genesishealthclubs.com R.I.P.P.E.D i… Read Article

Topeka Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Tuesday, May 5 2015 10:18 AM
Categorized In Topeka
Genesis wants to give a big welcome to Kristina Saliceti!  She is Topeka North’s new Pilates Instructor. Classes start May 5th Tuesday and Thursdays at 7:30pm.  Check out her class!Genesis also welcomes Anita Austin to Topeka North.  As their new Zumba Instructor, Anita brings tons of spunk and energy to Zumba!  She will get you sweating as soon as you step on the floor. … Read Article

Genesis Weight Loss Story - Tonya Evans

Friday, April 24 2015 11:19 AM
Categorized In Lawrence
Before joining Genesis Health Clubs, Tonya was unhealthy, had type II diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and weighed 480 pounds. She is a single mom and wanted to set a better example for her 3 kids. “I was in a lot of pain and I wasn’t living the life I wanted, said Tonya.” She wanted to be healthier and live a healthier lifestyle. She was ready for a change, so in August 2011 she joi… Read Article
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