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Personal Testimony from Ioan Ciupei

Thursday, August 6 2015 7:48 PM

"I lost 83 pounds!"

42 years old

"Let me start off by letting you know a little bit about myself. Before, I didn’t care about my health and fitness or bad eating habits, I just ate whatever whenever and didn’t give it a second thought on how it would affect me. Something was wrong with my health and I knew it. With much persistence from my family to get checked out, I went in for a checkup. Like the majority of people that are overweight I had high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Which made sense to me at the time and it explained my constant perspiring state and not to mention the fatigue.

The doctor said, “Either start working out and eating right, or start taking medication long term.” Obviously, I chose to do the right thing, the hard thing and began making life altering changes. The first step was mental preparation. Which, then led me to GENESIS HEALTH CLUB and signing up with a personal trainer named Zach Miller. He put me on a workout schedule and informed me about meal plan options to help me begin my weight loss journey. With his help, my dedication and hard work in 6 months I was 83 pounds lighter! I was working out 5 days a week and 4 of those days were with Zack Miller. Now it’s so much easier to tie my shoes! If you are at the point in your life where I was, you would understand how such simple tasks were difficult to accomplish.

It was extremely hard for me in the beginning and within the first two weeks of my new decision I started getting discouraged. With endless encouragement from Zach we took it one day at a time and I started seeing results. My day to day activities became easier to perform and my energy increased dramatically. My health was gradually improving and I just felt better overall. After a year of this new life style I decided to visit the doctor again and this time I had perfect results; the best health result in his office for that month!
Unfortunately Zach is no longer with Geneses and I’m training with a new personal trainer, Cameron Decker. He is awesome and great at helping me with my new goal of adding muscle mass.
This is the new me!

From size 40 to 30 waist!"

-IOAN CIUPEI

 Fitness Results      

 

Genesis Weight Loss Story - Amanda Jeane

Friday, May 8 2015 1:37 PM

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 three years.  She began by eating healthier, running on the treadmill and elliptical but was never really seeing huge results.  She was terrified of lifting weights and she needed the push of G60 to get her out of her comfort zone.  

In G60 Boot Camp, Amanda not only got over her fear of weightlifting, but she learned the benefits of mixing cardio with it.  She learned how to value herself in the process.  Once she achieved one goal she would set a new one for her.  When she had a bad week she wouldn’t get discouraged.  She just put it behind her and kept going.  “This is a mind set and a lifestyle change.  I’m never going back.” Amanda explains.  She has seen huge improvement in her ability to do exercises, she has no limits.  Amanda has lost 50lbs so far and continues to do work hard.

Amanda has made some great friends during G60 and has started a Facebook Group called Fitness Fuel.  The page is a place to motivate and encourage her friends to keep going.  They post anything from encouraging words to healthy recipes, to new work outs to try at home.  She encourages each club to create a page that helps members stay motivated.  It has really helped her achieve her goals.                             

Springfield Group Fitness Monthly Blog - May 2015

Friday, May 8 2015 12:13 PM

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 Club Pool is on its way!

Construction workers began work last week to begin digging the area for the indoor pool for the Genesis South Club.  We are excited to soon have this amenity available to our Genesis members and will be looking for Water Fitness Instructors to begin Aqua classes when complete.  Check in the club and on Facebook for updates on future Aqua class offerings!

                                 

 

 

Springfield Group Fitness Monthly Blog - April 2015

Tuesday, April 7 2015 2:46 PM

Are you ready for a challenge?  Come join us for our Annual LES MILLS® Survivor Launch on Saturday April, 18.  We'll feature six 30-minute classes over 3.5 hours.  You are welcome to try any or all of the classes, but if you attend five of the six classes, you'll earn yourself a Genesis 'Survivor' t-shirt.  Schedules and details will soon be available on Facebook and posted at both North and South Clubs.  Make sure to mark your calendars for this huge annual event that draws out the athlete in everyone!

 


Back by popular demand, beginning in April, Tuesday 6:00 p.m. RPM® is back with Suzy.  This 45-minute cycling class has inspiring original-artist music to motivate and drive you through body-changing interval training.  The Thursday RPM/CX class will be changing into a full RPM class, so you can make hit full RPM twice a week at 6:00 p.m.!  Don't forget to sign up for your bike at the Front Desk to guarantee your spot.  RPM® - A journey to fitness

Springfield South Group Fitness Monthly Blog - March 2015

Monday, March 2 2015 2:23 PM

Our new cycling room is open!  Springfield South now has a dedicated cycling room.  With corrugated metal walls and a pack ride bike formation, you'll get lost in the music and the ride!  It's the perfect place to take our class of the month, RPM®!

Class of the month - RPM®
 
RPM® is our indoor cycling class, set to the rhythm of motivating music. Burn up to 675 calories a workout and get fit fast.  Learn all the basic cycling moves like standing up, sitting down, changing hand positions, speeding up and slowing down. You control your own resistance levels and sprint speed so you can build up your training level over time.
RPM™ is available as a either a 45 or 30-minute workout.
 
We've offered RPM® for 12 years.  Genesis is proud to offer one of the best cycling programs available led by an incomparable instructor team.  Come try a class this week!

Springfield Group Fitness Monthly Blog - February 2015

Tuesday, February 10 2015 1:11 PM

Employee of month - Jen Keet:

How long have you been teaching? 19 years
 
What do you currently teach and what have you taught previously? BODYFLOW BODYVIVE ZUMBA BORN TO MOVE. Previously BODYPUMP RPM CXWORX BODYSTEP BODYJAM SH'BAM, Aquatics, WATERinMOTION, yoga, POUND!, Children's fitness, Aqua Zumba, Zumbatomic, and many more (see my jazz hands?)
 
Hobbies?  Hanging out with the most imprtant person in my life, my beautiful daughter... and my awesome boyfriend.
 
Reasons you love teaching? I am so inspired to see people do something that they did not think they could.  I was not an athletic kid and certainly did not ever choose to exercise for fun.  When I started takin gclasses in my 20's I got hooked and realized that even though it can be a huge challenge if you make working out fun people will be hooked.  I love to have such a wide variety of people in my classes and look out and see everyone doing their personal best and so many options. Simply put I try to create a fun, inspiring, motivating workout for every class. I want people to feel empowered and fall in love with moving.  I know that in every class I teach I make a positive impact and the ripple effect is far reaching.

Program of the Month - BODYFLOW®:

A blend of Tai Chi, Yoga, and Pilates, BODYFLOW® a one hour workout that will improve your fitness and overall feeling of well-being.  Whether you lift weights, run, dance, or punch and kick, this class is a place to strengthen the mind-body connection. Humans are the only animal that does not stretch when it gets up.  We all need to be more flexible in our bodies and lives.  Come experience the a workout experience with with music by the original artist and led by instructors who cater to every fitness level.

Springfield Group Fitness Monthly - January 2015

Thursday, January 8 2015 12:13 PM

Instructor of the Month - Nicole Richmond


Nicole has been teaching at Springfield North Club for almost a year and was just honored with the annual Genesis "Rookie of the Year" award.  In 2014, Nicole trained and began teaching BODYPUMP®, BODYFLOW®, and BODYVIVE®.  That's a lot of training in a short amount of time and her passion shows in her classes.  Below are some pics of her teaching her first program, BODYPUMP®.  We are happy to have her on staff and encourage you to try one of her classes in 2015!

1.Tell a little about your life (main job, hobbies, family/kids, pursuits, etc.)

"During the day I work as a Business Analyst for a local Insurance Company.  My job includes a lot of meetings and a lot of sitting in front of a computer writing business requirements and troubleshooting (it gets a little boring at times!).  I do not have any human children, but have 4 dogs that are probably just as much work!  When I have spare time, I enjoy spending it with my sisters, who I am very close with."   

2. How long have you been teaching?  What do you teach?  Why did you start?  What do you love about teaching?

"I have been teaching BodyPump for just over a year, In November I began teaching BodyFlow and BodyVive as well.  I started teaching because I love the motivation that I got from my instructors and to be able to pass that along to others is really important to me.  Group Fitness has always been one of my favorite ways to work out and like a lot of people, it is hard to stay motivated when it is just you and you end up doing the same things over and over again.  Group Fitness is always changing; we have our friends in class to hold us accountable when we don’t come and to challenge us in class! "

Class of the Month - BODYPUMP®  

Both our Springfield locations have had BODYPUMP® for over 16 years.  It's our most attended class because it works!  Using self-regulated resistance, you get fast results and gain lean, toned muscles in 60 minutes.  Every release is created based on the latest research and music.  Plus, we change the routines every few weeks so you avoid fitness plateau.  We'll be launching the newest release in late January.  It's a total-body workout that will help you push reach your 2015 fitness goals.  Check out our group fitness schedule to find a class that works for you!

LES MILLS™ LAUNCHES!

Come Saturday, January 31 to see the newest releases of our world-class LES MILLS™ programs.  We'll be previewing 30-minute versions of our classes at both the North and South locations.   You can sample a few of your favorite classes or try something new!  It's a great time for new people to jump in, as all the music and moves will be new to everyone.  We keep the same workouts for three weeks in every class so you have a chance to learn the moves and get the most from every class.  The launch schedule will be posted soon at both clubs.  Bring a friend and find a class that helps you reach your 2015 fitness goals!

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