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Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - August 2015

Monday, August 3 2015 3:55 PM

Change at Any Age –

Do you need a lift?  Need to lose weight? Do you need a change?
It’s never too late to join a Group Fitness Class!!
We offer classes for all  levels from beginner; Tai Chi , Gentle Yoga , Fit Life  and R30 (30 minutes bike class) to  intermediate:  Group Ride,  Urban Groove, Group Fight, Zumba, Group Blast and Hot Yoga.  And we have also have a  weight lifting class; Group Power. Or,  If you prefer a little bit of both, Cardio & Iron.
Check out our Group Fitness Schedule for class times and descriptions.

Here are 50 Reasons to Exercise

  1. Lifts Your Mood
  2. Improves learning abilities
  3. Builds self esteem
  4. Keeps your brain fit
  5. Keeps your body fit & able
  6. Boosts mental health
  7. Boosts your immune system
  8. Reduces stress
  9. Makes you feel happier
  10. Has anti-ageing effects
  11. Improves skin tone and color
  12. Improves sleeping patens
  13. Helps prevent stroke
  14. Improves joint function
  15. Improves muscle strength
  16. Alleviates anxiety
  17. Sharpens memory
  18. Helps to control addictions
  19. Boosts productivity
  20. Boost creative thinking
  21. Improves body image
  22. Gives you confidence
  23. Helps you keep focused in life
  24. Improves eating habits
  25. Increases longevity
  26. Strengthens your bones
  27. Strengthens your heart
  28. Improves posture
  29. Prevents colds
  30. Improves appetite
  31. Improves cholesterol levels
  32. Lowers risk of certain cancers
  33. Lowers high blood pressure
  34. Lowers risk of diabetes
  35. Fights dementia
  36. Eases back pain
  37. Decreases osteoporosis risk
  38. Reduces feelings of depression
  39. Prevents muscle loss
  40. Increases energy and endurance
  41. Increases sports performance
  42. Increase pain resistance
  43. Improves balance and coordination
  44. Improves oxygen supply to cells
  45. Improves concentration
  46. Helps with self-control
  47. Lessens fatigue
  48. Increase sex drive & satisfaction
  49. Makes life more exciting
  50. Improves Quality of Life

Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - July 2015

Tuesday, July 7 2015 2:24 PM

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 Fight
July 12, Sunday, 1:00 pm Group Power
July 18, Saturday, 8:00 am Group Ride
July 20, Monday, 6:30 pm Group Centergy
July 21, Monday, 8:15 am Group Blast

Centergy and Testimonials

Meet One of Our Centergy Instructors – Michelle Stoll

Hi!  My name is Michelle Stoll.  I have been teaching Group Fitness classes at Genesis since they first opened in Hutchinson in 2006.  I have taught many different kinds of classes over the years:  Step classes, Circuit classes, Challenge, Triad, Group Ride, Cardio and Iron, Pilates, Group Centergy, Gentle Yoga and a whole class on the ball.  I am currently teaching Group Centergy and Gentle/Restorative Yoga.  I've been active in sports and working out for most of my life and have really enjoyed it!  My interest in sports started in 4th grade with softball, luckily I got on a very good team with some great coaches!  I also played volleyball and basketball in school.  I've been teaching classes for 13 years!  The very first class I ever taught was a Step class in 2002.  I had just recently started taking the class and the instructor was leaving so they were looking for a replacement so I jumped in (seems like I do that frequently)!  It's been lots of fun!  I've enjoyed encouraging people and watching them do things they never thought they'd be able to do!  I've also made some great friends!!
My son Trevor is 18 and just graduated from high school.  When I'm not working or teaching classes I like to go to the movies, go to the lake, go for bike rides, volunteer at church and meet friends for COFFEE!  If you're looking for a fun time and a good workout come check out our classes!  Hope to see you there!  

Group Fight

We are excited to introduce you to Our MOSSA program, Group Fight, used to be Group Kick.  Group Fight™ is a gripping hour that burns a ton of calories and builds total body strength. Tap into the hottest mixed martial arts movements done at a rapid-fire pace to smash your cardio fitness! From the boxing ring to the fighting cage, Group Fight combines cutting-edge moves with thrilling music. This electric experience is addictive! FIGHT FOR IT!

We will Launch Group Fight, Saturday, July 11 @ 8:00 am. 

Let’s introduce you to Hutchinson’s Group Fight instructors.

I’m, Diane Ravenstein,  I’m up front teaching our First Group Kick Launch  and Chris Smith,  our other Group Fight instructor is lower left,  The picture are from the original Group Kick  launch, in July 2011.  My favorite song was “My Sharona”  I  brought fake swords in to use for that song, everyone loved the props!!!

I’m Chris Smith, that’s me with the red hand wraps. I’m a Group Kick and Urban Groove Instructor.  My favorite song is always going to be, “Eye of the Tiger”. Favorite moves would be either from our 1st release when we did knee- knee –hitch- knee, or anytime we get to do a jump knee.

This was my 1st MOSSA program teaching experience, and when we 1st launched it took everything out of me when it came to teach, talk, perform the move I'm on and prepare for the move coming ahead. I love the cardio and the high intensity, provided by both programs, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to help drive and encourage our members  to be the person they want to  be through these programs.


Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Wednesday, May 6 2015 4:07 PM

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 Holcomb
Group Fitness Coordinator

R.I.P.P.E.D is back!!  

Heather Koehn is our Certified R.I.P.P.E.D. instructor. She is looking forward to having you join her for this Awesome class!!
Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance, Diet
We are offering two classes, they begin -
May 4 – 8:15 am – Studio A
May 13 – 4:30 pm – Studio A

Instructor of the Month!

Meet Lynn Schmidt  - Lynn teaches our Cardio & Iron early morning classes and if you need a great jump start in the morning you need to check these out!! You will leave feeling energized and ready for your day!!
Hello! My name is Lynn Schmidt and I teach Cardio & Iron class and sub for Fit Life class. I am one of those unusual people who actually enjoys exercising and have done it all of my life. I played volleyball in high school and ran in the off season for conditioning. I continued to run in college for exercise and after college started attending fitness classes. I really enjoyed the camaraderie of exercising with other people and the motivation I receive by working out with them. So why do I exercise? As a former cardiac nurse, I know it helps keep weight under control, lower blood pressure, and lower cholesterol. Along with those reasons, it also helps me to constructively deal with stress, and I just love the satisfaction that comes after a really hard workout!
I have been married for 28 years to Steve and we have three sons: Ryan (22), Austin (19), Evan (18). We enjoy traveling and spending time together as a family. When I'm not dreaming up a new and difficult workout for my class, you can find me volunteering at my church, eating chocolate, visiting my aging parents, scrap booking, doing Bible Study, or baking cookies. Now you know why I have to exercise...I have a sweet tooth! I have a shirt and it says, "Will exercise for chocolate!" That pretty much sums up my life!

It's a good thing I'm a morning person because Cardio & Iron is at 5:15 am on Mon/Wed/Fri. I'd love to have you come check us out! We're a fun group of people. I like to encourage the class members to work hard, keep going, and be positive. Three things you will frequently hear me say are: 1) I say, "Is it going to be easy?" The class says, "No!" I say, "Is it going to be worth it?" They say,  "Absolutely." It's important to remember that all the hard work will pay off. 2) "The happiest people don't have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have." None of us have a perfect life and so we have to choose to respond positively to negative situations. It's all about our attitude toward life. 3) "You can't outwork in the gym what you ate in the kitchen." Running an extra 2 miles is not going to undo the 5 cookies you ate yesterday! Even though I love sweets, I try to get plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean protein in. So now you know a little more about me.  I hope to see you in class!

Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 4:07 PM

The April MOSSA Launches are coming!!!

Signup sheets will be at the front desk a week prior to each launch!!

You don’t want to miss the new and exciting releases, let the Music help you Move!! And Let US Help you get your Workout Started!!

Working Together to Get More People Moving

  • Sat., April 11, 8:00 a.m.  Group Ride -
  • Sun, April 12 , 12:15  p.m.  R30
  • Sat. April 18, 8:00 am Group Kick
  • Sun, April 19, 1:00  p.m. Group Power –
  • Sun., April 26, 12:00 p.m.  Group Centergy –
  • Mon, April 27, 4:30 pm Group Blast -

Meet One of Our Instructors - Diane Ravenstien.

Hi, I’m Diane, I’ve been a  Group Fitness Instructor with Genesis in  Hutchinson since 2009, teaching Group Kick, Group Centergy, Cardio & Iron, and Gentle Yoga. 

I became interested in fitness at the young age of 23, when my father-in-law was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.  I started reading everything I could find on health and fitness and was really inspired by James Fixx.  I began by running around the block in my Keds.  Once I could complete a mile, I treated myself to real running shoes, but they had to be men’s, because there were none in women’s!  I know, I am really dating myself!  I ran religiously for over 30 years, competing in a lot of 5K’s, a few marathons and half marathons.  My daughter Sarah and I created a lot of memories on some grueling long weekend runs.  I lived in a small town, was given access to the high school weightlifting room, and added weight training to my running schedule.  Eventually I started going to Aerobic classes for something different.  It was so much fun, I started teaching classes and stayed with that until it was too much to juggle with three children.  So it was back to just running for me. 

To ward off the blues from becoming an empty-nester, and at the incessant urging by my friends, I joined Genesis,  I soon started teaching classes, first a cardio class called Challenge, then later adding Group Centergy and Group Kick.  I LOVE instructing!  I love watching people try their best, have fun, interact, reach goals, and encourage one another.  I also love working out in the mornings in the weight room.  I have three grown kids, my daughter who still runs and now teaches group fitness, and two sons, Ryan and Nate, who also loves working out in the weight room at Genesis.  I am blessed with three amazing in-law kids and five grandkids. 

I am employed full-time at my church and have my own software consulting business.  When I’m not working or working out, I use my free time for my family, church, and friends. 

Genesis welcome’s Bishop Rodriguez as our newest instructor!

 Join  Bishop on Friday nights, 5:30 pm For some Hip-Hop and Zumba moves!!   Do You Need to Shake up your workout!! This aerobic combination of fast & slow rhythms will tone & sculpt the entire body. Along with fun dance steps this will Jaz up your workout!

Hip- Hop Fusion, Fridays 5:30 pm – Studio A

Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - March 2015

Monday, March 2 2015 2:55 PM

Hello Hutchinson members,
Be sure to follow our Hutchinson  Facebook page for more updates!

Enjoy our March  Group Fitness news. This month we are celebrating our members and one in particular  - I would like to introduce you to Helen,  as she  tells  you her story giving her lots of reasons to Workout At Genesis and Stay Fit!

Hi, my name is Helen Bornholdt and I want to tell you my story about how being active and fit saved my life at the young age of 84.   I’ve been a member of Genesis since 2007 and attend weekly classes, 5 days a week; Fit Life and Stretch classes.  

In November, 2012, my daughter, Chris Armstrong (who is also a member of Genesis), went on vacation and asked if I would come over and feed her cat.  Chris lives out in the country with her family and their pet cat. The day I went over to feed Ebby, was a typical Kansas windy day. I went inside the barn to feed her cat, and once inside, the wind blew the door shut. I didn’t think anything of it at the time.   I fed the cat and went to leave and noticed the barn door was not only shut but locked!!  There is a latch on the outside which closed when the wind blew the door shut.

Needless to say, I was scared. Besides the skylight at the top of barn, there wasn’t any other light inside, it was also dark.  To make the situation worse, no one knew I was here.   My fears were over come as I began thinking:  I needed to do something to rescue myself.   First thing,   I stuck my head out the cat door and wouldn’t you know the cat, Ebby was sitting outside enjoying herself while I was stuck inside.  I’m a small person, but not small enough to fit through  the cat door.  I soon realized, if I didn’t figure a way out I would be  stuck in this barn for 3 days.

My  second idea, was to pull  these two  flimsy,  grey  shelves  together, after removing all the stuff they had piled on them.  I pushed these shelves together to act as a ladder and using the lawnmower I climbed to the top towards the skylight, without falling. Once up at the top, I realized I needed something to break the Plexiglas in the skylight.   So I climbed back down, picked up a 15 lb sledge hammer and climbed back up very carefully.  Once at the top I knocked the Plexiglas out and pulled myself up to the roof.   I was out of the barn, thank goodness, but on the roof.  I knew if I jumped off the barn, I would break an arm or a leg.   I began walking around on the barn roof and discovered there was a pine tree next to the building. I thought, if I could grab two branches and swing down to the ground like “Tarzan” I would be safe.  But I wasn’t sure about this move; I had to talk myself into doing it.  I knew if I didn’t there wasn’t any other way to get down.  So I did and I landed on the ground!!  Safe and Sound!!

When I got down I drove over to my other daughter’s house, Kathy Smith,  and told her the entire story.  We called Chris and let her know what had happened and as soon as Chris got home, she purchased an automatic Kitty Feeder, for Ebby.

My family has always been Genesis members and they were the ones who got me to join in the beginning.   My daughters, Kathy Smith and Chris Armstrong,( the cat owner). Along with, both my granddaughters, Autumn Westfall and Sarah May.  In fact Sarah is a Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor at Genesis. As you see being and staying healthy runs in the family!

Thank you Genesis!!

Instructor of the Month, Annie Bass

Annie is certified in Group Power, Group Ride, R30 and Group Blast,  and teaches Buttz & Gutz, Cardio & Iron and Fit Life. Annie has been an instructor in Hutchinson since 2013 and worked every minute of it!!   Annie loves teaching and loves helping our members.  Annie is a great friend to everyone and a wonderful mother of two daughters, Starla & Rachel.

We are sad to say, she will be leaving us in May and moving to California to join her husband, Kirby.  We are going to miss her very much,  but wish her Good Luck and Best Wishes on her New Journey!!!

Thank you Annie for Everything you have Done for Hutchinson’s Group Fitness!

Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 2:54 PM

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

Hutchinson Group Fitness Monthly Blog - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 1:05 PM

January, time for staying healthy and becoming healthy!! We are here to help!!

We offer a variety of classes to enable you to train your body a variety of ways. From the hard driving cardio of Group Ride, to the soothing rhythms of yoga. There is Something for Every Body at Your Genesis!! 

January is also the time of the year we launch all our MOSSA new quarterly releases

  • Centergy Sunday, Jan 4, 12:00 pm 
  • Group Ride , Saturday Jan 10 @ 8:00 am
  • R30, Sunday, January 11 @ 12:15 pm
  • Group Power, Sunday, January 11 @ 1:00 pm
  • Group Kick, Saturday, January 24, @ 8:00 am

If you haven't tried these classes a launch is the best time to attend, new music, new moves, great fun, taught by a team of instructors!'

Meet One of instructors,Cheri Mullen-Hastert

Hi!  My name is Cheri Mullen-Hastert and I am a “Genesis Gym Junkie!”  I joined Genesis Health Clubs 6 years ago…relunctantly.  Having always worked out at home, I had no desire to become a gym member or be a part of group fitness classes until I walked in to Becky Holcomb’s Group Power class one Sunday afternoon and I was hooked.  After about 3 months, I was approached and abruptly started instructing a dying Zumba class with having no knowledge of the material and having never been a fitness instructor.  Genesis took a chance on me and I’m so thankful they did.  I soon became Zumba certified but knew I wanted to create a workout that I knew would be more effective for myself and the other members too.  Having to start from scratch with material, it took a ton of hard work and many trials to bring the class attendance from about 3 people to a class average of 60-70 people over the next 2 years.  With the success of the class, it was time to bring in other instructors that I had watched grow over time and they were able to add additional classes to help with the growing demand and numbers.  About 3 years ago, Genesis allowed us to change the name of the class to URBAN GROOVE in order for us to continue to create material and a format that was making the class so successful.  There is an amazing dynamic to this class that feels more like family and we’ve ventured passed just working our together to other areas of giving back to our community through various fund-raising events for our Veterans with American Legion, American Heart Association, and breast cancer.  As the “Groove Crew,” we’ve also participated in the 5K Glow Run the last 2 years and brought home the award for “Best Dance Team” and the Genesis 5K Hippy run.  Every year, we hold events for Military Appreciation, Halloween, and a team building event with Hutchinson High School Basketball team.  We workout hard together but we also have so much fun together!

Through my 6 years with Genesis, I’ve been blessed with many successes with the classes I’ve taught not only with Urban Groove, but with Group Power, FitLife, Buttz and Gutz, and various Kids’ Bootcamps.  Last year at the 2013 Genesis Christmas Party, I was so honored to receive 2 awards:  Group Fitness PEER RECOGNITION award, and a FAVORITE GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR award.  Through all my nights away from home, my husband, John, who is a PGA golf professional at Turkey Creek Golf Course, has been patient.  Not only him, but my 2 amazing sons.  Jordan, a college student, and Graham, a United States Marine, have supported my class ventures and have often participated as well.

Is ‘group fitness’ beneficial? You bet it is!  When you join group fitness, you not only get a better workout when you feed off of all the class adrenaline, but you build wonderful relationships, accountability, and support systems!

Keep Calm and Be Awesome!!

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