1007 Commercial St Emporia KS 66801
Today's Hours: 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Emporia Gym Exterior
Genesis Emporia Front Desk
Emporia Fitness Room
Emporia Gym Weight Equipment
Emporia Gym Kids Club
Emporia Gym Weights
Emporia Gym Shake Bar
Emporia Gym Weights
Genesis Emporia Lounge Area

Personal Training

The Genesis’ Personal Training Department will provide enthusiastically, unique, individualized exercise programs.  Our department values high quality training adhering to best practices by industry researchers that will, from time-to-time, transcend traditional machine and free-weight environments. We listen and adapt programs as needed based upon members’ current capacity and fitness goals.

Genesis’ certified Personal Trainers are experienced fitness specialists who design customized training programs for our members to help them succeed in attaining their unique fitness goals. We help you shed pounds, increase your energy levels and improve your overall speed, flexibility and balance with a fitness regimen planned specifically for your individual needs.

Genesis personal training provides you with the results you’re looking for with our committed staff of trainers who teach and encourage you to make healthy decisions that enable you to look and feel your best.

By customizing a workout design based on you and your individual needs and providing assistance throughout the process, our club offers more than just a great workout. We’ll show you how to decrease stress, boost endurance and develop a new, healthier body.

FREE fitness assessment here or lean more about our Personal Training process.

Genesis Emporia Personal Trainers 

Basil Kessler

To provide an exercise environment that incorporates corrective modalities in a way that promotes healthy range of motion with motor control so that members can move into appropriate strength training programs.


Client Testimony

 I've always been the athletic type.  Now at the age of 22, I have lived with knee pain for more than 2 years, happening without any injury or problem. I had constant, daily pain and could no longer run, hardly walk any distance greater than a couple blocks, go up or down stairs very well, or play the sports I loved. I sought medical help, received 8 weeks of physical therapy, had MRI, X-rays, blood tests, and medication. No one found the actual problem nor could they make the pain cease.

I joined the Genesis Health Club of Emporia because I wanted to build muscle, specifically around my knees. I hoped that building up the muscle around the knees and joints would help support them and reduce the pain. Initially, I had no intentions of seeing a trainer. I just wanted to lift weights and build up my leg muscles. However, seeing a trainer was the best decision I made.

I'm pretty sure that Basil is a miracle worker. He is very proficient and diligent in his work. He was able to pinpoint each workout that would be the most beneficial to my situation without hindering my knees further. I liked that I was able to have input about my workouts and that he listened to my opinions. It is reassuring to have a trainer who had a vested interest in my situation, especially when no one else could help me. Though my focus was on my knees, he went out of his way to give me other workouts to build muscle for my upper body as well.

Having follow-up sessions was a big part of this process because I progressed, what I thought was, fairly quickly. Each month we were able to increase the difficulty of my workout in order to keep making progress on my knees. In less than 3 months Basil was able to help me become virtually pain free. I no longer have constant, daily knee pain. After all the help I received prior to coming to Genesis I never would have thought my progress would happen so quickly.  I still cannot run a long distance but I'm not finished working yet. My goals will continue to change as I improve.

To those of you who are skeptical about joining a health club, just do it, even if it is for a little while. When you make the decision to live a healthier life you have nothing to lose. The staff members at Emporia Genesis Health Clubs are approachable and make it easy to find a package and program that works best for you.   
-Lashae Castel


Travis Venniro

To provide structured exercise programs in a way that compliments the motivation level of my clients both in and out of the gym so that they are better informed and more in control of their health and fitness goals.


Client Testimony

I have been working with Travis since November 2014.  The experience of having him as my trainer has been exceptional.  Prior to Travis, I had two trainers in another city.  Although they gave me a good basis for weightlifting, I did not realize how much I did not know until working with Travis.  From day one, he taught me techniques that no one else had ever taken the time to teach me.  He pays close attention to form and little changes have helped me to become stronger.  I've made many gains and feel very good about my workouts.  He pushes me and knows what I need to continue to get stronger.  He is personable, knowledgeable and an absolute delight to have as a trainer.  
-Kristen Kuhlman, Ed.D.


Our very own Personal Training Coordinator Basil Kessler writes articles for the Emporia Gazette!  Visit these websites to read the articles he wrote about our wonderful Personal Training Department.

Click here for article 1

Click here for article 2







More Information

Arrow Icon

More Information

©2021 Genesis Health Clubs