Group fitness is not a new concept; in fact it has been around for decades. But in an industry that is often very trend based, why is it that group fitness is one of those rooms in the gym that still draws the crowds day after day and week after week?
A study published in the Journal of Social Sciences showed that working out in a crowd actually help us adopt the activity behaviours of those around us.
No wonder group fitness participants rave about their favourite classes and instructors and always come out of a class laughing and smiling with new found friends.
Genesis Fitness Clubs, with multiple locations across the Hunter and into Coffs Harbour have been leaders in group fitness for over 10 years.
Owner John Pirlo began his fitness journey as a participant in group fitness and later chased his passion as an instructor and master trainer allowing him to teach and train other instructors around the world including the US and Japan.
All this time later and you will still find him teaching cycle at the Warners Bay club on a Monday night; you might want to book that one in advance!
But why is Group Fitness so successful at Genesis Fitness Clubs? It comes down to three basic things that we focus on every day - People, Programs and Innovation.
People are at the heart of our group fitness program. Our main objective as group fitness instructors is to deliver a safe, fun and effective workout that will leave a positive and lasting effect on all our members. Diversity in our instructors is something we are very proud of. All instructors in Genesis Fitness are at a minimum Cert 3 for group fitness qualified and/or hold numerous specialist qualifications as well as holding current first aid, CPR and a valid Working with Children's Check.
We have a group of senior group fitness co-ordinators who spend a significant amount of time developing, training and launching programs across our clubs. Over the years we have implemented Genesis Fit (now Coaching Zone), Shockwave, B-Active (Seniors Program) and most recently we have created BootyHiit and Body Rip (new drumming workout). These are program that we have created completely in-house, developed training structures around for new and existing instructors and then launched to our members. Every time we launch a new in-house program the studios are booked out!!
Our focus on people and program allows us to foster a culture of innovation in group fitness. We are constantly on the lookout for what we should do next, how to make our existing program even better and what are other leaders in this area doing. We take pride in our strong in-house training ensuring our instructors are upskilled and on trend with the latest fitness programs.
If you are not the best you can be in each of these areas then you are letting your members/participants down. You are literally not delivering on your promise in group fitness.
Genesis Fitness has seven locations in the Hunter/Newcastle area including Mayfield, Cooks Hill, Maitland, Rutherford and Warners Bay.
Download a free pass to try out a class at https://www.genesisfitness.com.au/free-trial.