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SPECIALTY CLASSES & WHAT TO BRING

*Specialty Classes are $7.50 + tax for any Wilson’s member and $15.00 + tax for non-members. HH = Happy Hour Classes are $5.00 + tax for members and non-members.

Contact MEMBER SERVICES to find out how to add Specialty Classes (those marked with *) to your membership and enroll for free.

  1. Please bring a water bottle to all classes to stay hydrated.
  2. Yoga mats are required for yoga and barre classes.
  3. Aerobics specific shoes are recommended for cardio classes and S.P.D. cycling shoes are recommended for cycling classes.
  4. Schedule is subject to change due to low attendance, instructor injury or instructor availability.
  5. Inclement weather policy: Please call ahead for changes to due weather.

Classes have been set up to complement each other. Please feel free to attend more than one class to achieve overall fitness.

*SPECIALTY CLASS ENROLLMENT:  (Regular classes do not require enrollment)  Advanced booking is encouraged for Specialty Classes and is available one week prior to class.

  1. Enroll online or at your club.
  2. No refunds are given for cancellations less than two hours prior to class time.
  3. If you have not enrolled prior to arriving at the club, you may be placed on a waiting list until 5 minutes before class begins.
  4. Once you arrive at the club, please check in at the front desk and receive a wristband which will be collected by the instructor prior to the start of class.
  5. All participants must have signed in 5 minutes prior to start of class to ensure their spot. This is for your safety to get acclimated to the heat as well as to open space for those on the waiting list. If you have not checked in 5 minutes prior to class, your spot will be given to the next person on the waiting list and no refunds will be given.
  6. For those whose membership includes unlimited free specialty classes, a cancellation fee of $5 will be assessed to your account for any class cancelled less than 2 hours prior to class. A $5 cancellation fee will also be assessed if you are too late to attend or don’t show up for class.

Use search options below to view classes by the day or week, find out where your favorite instructor is or what’s happening in your favorite studio. Select the class in the schedule to view a description, enroll in a *Specialty Class or add to your personal calendar. You can even meet your instructor by selecting their name in the schedule.

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Time Class Day Instructor Studio
5:00 am - 6:00 am

Boxing/Kickboxing*

Boxing/Kickboxing*

Date: October 09

Time: 5:00 am-6:00 am

This class begins with a 15-minute high intensity warm up, moves into 30 minutes of boxing/kickboxing along with intervals including sled work, tires, speed bag, slam balls, and rogue balls, and finishes with 15 minutes of core work. Gloves are recommended.

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Instructor: Nikki Wilson

Studio: MAC Group

Wed

Nikki Wilson

Nikki Wilson

Nikki has been with Wilson’s since 2012.  She is a Certified Personal Trainer and heads up the Kickboxing program at the MAC.  While Nikki shares the same last name as Wilson’s, she is not in the Wilson’s family… but the gym is like a home to her.  Not only does she teach many classes and train many clients (adult and youth), she is also the head coach for the MAC Shark swim team.

Nikki grew up immersed in sports and fitness.  No matter the age or ability, Nikki strives to help everyone become better versions of themselves.  Her clients/students are the most positive things in her life, along with her dogs and beloved KU basketball team, of course.  Not only does she motivate, instruct, and support her clients, she says her clients help her just as much.  They are a big part of her life and after a debilitating injury in 2014, they continue to show tremendous support.  “It’s the community that really sets the “job” apart.”

If you’ve ever trained with Nikki or been to one of her Kickboxing classes, you know she won’t let you get away with anything.  Tough love is her specialty, although she does have a soft spot for her two Shih Tzus, Princess Samoa and King Capias.

5:15 am - 6:00 am

Flight*

Flight*

Date: October 09

Time: 5:15 am-6:00 am

Stages Flight invites the indoor cyclist into a whole new world of exciting experiences, challenges and competitions. With Stages Flight, cyclists can race against themselves, each other or even the clock. Each rider has a customized intensity profile based on % max watt produced by the Stages Power Meter, the same device that Team Sky, winner of the Tour de France, trained on. You’ll feel like you’re truly in the zone as images displayed on a large screen create one-of-a-kind experiences.

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Instructor: Sunny Hoffman

Wed

Sunny Hoffman

Sunny Hoffman

Sunny is certified in Stages Indoor Cycling and Flight and has been teaching Flight classes at Wilson’s since 2018.  She’s been highly active for most of her life, from weightlifting in high school, to collegiate basketball and volleyball, to completing 10 marathons and 2 Ironman triathlons!  She loves to be active and encourage people; becoming a fitness instructor was the perfect marriage of the two.  What she loves most about teaching are the personal connections she makes with her participants.

 

5:15 am - 6:00 am

Hot Barre*

Hot Barre*

Date: October 09

Time: 5:15 am-6:00 am

This barre inspired workout is one of the fastest, most effective ways to burn calories and get toned! Yes, Hot Barre is centered around a ballet barre and inspired by the workout routine by ballet legend Lotte Berk, but the barre is simply there to provide stability, balance, and support as you move through exercises that target the core, glutes, arms, and legs. No dance experience necessary, you just need to know these three numbers: 95 degrees, 45 minutes, 800 calories! Not recommended during pregnancy. Please consult your physician.

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Instructor: Karri Ball

Studio: Forum Hot

Wed

Karri Ball

Karri Ball

Karri is certified in Les Mills BodyPump, BodyStep, and BodyVive, teaching group fitness since 2006, and at Wilson’s since 2012. As a regular participant, she was encouraged by one of her instructors to pursue teaching and has been leading her own classes since, currently on the schedule with BodyPump and Hot Barre.

Karri is excited to help others have fun while exercising. “What I love the most is watching the transformation that happens in people when they commit to a new workout routine.” By trade she is a CPA. Teaching group fitness is what she does for fun!

5:30 am - 6:30 am

Peaceful Yoga

Peaceful Yoga

Date: October 09

Time: 5:30 am-6:30 am

A calming, stress-relieving yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body. Asanas are practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail. Recommended for all levels looking for a soothing, relaxing, and restorative experience.

Instructor: Cindy Brengarth

Wed

Cindy Brengarth

Cindy Brengarth

Cindy has taught many fitness classes at various facilities around Columbia, MO since the early 1980’s and started teaching at Wilson’s in 1988 – the same year that she became an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor.  She also holds a YogaFit Level 1 certification and a BS in Nursing from UMC.  She currently teaches Kettleworx, TBW, and Yoga.

As a nurse Cindy believes you invest in your health or pay into your illness and so she loves to inspire people to take care of their health.  She likes getting to know the members and helping them love themselves to health and fitness.  “Together we will feel the breath of life in our lungs and hearts as we work our way to fitness.  It is never too late to begin a program to improve your health.  I am here to help you achieve your goals!”

 

5:30 am - 6:00 am

GRIT

GRIT

Date: October 09

Time: 5:30 am-6:00 am

High-intensity interval training (HIIT), one of the hottest fitness trends on the planet, is the fastest way to get fit and in shape. Short, sharp bursts of effort allow you to reach maximum training zones and that’s the secret to athletic performance.

Instructor: Phillip Chisholm

Studio: Rangeline Group
United States

Wed

Phillip Chisholm

Phillip Chisholm

Phillip has been teaching on the Wilson’s team since 2016, when he earned his Group Fitness and Les Mills GRIT certifications.  He currently teaches GRIT and Kickboxing.  Phillip became an instructor shortly after two other GRIT instructors talked him into it!  He regularly teaches early morning (5:30am) classes and is always inspired by his dedicated regulars who wake up so early to put in the work.  An Air Force Veteran, Phillip is no stranger to tough workouts!

Rangeline Group
United States
5:30 am - 6:30 am

BodyPump

BodyPump

Date: October 09

Time: 5:30 am-6:30 am

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The original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute class challenges all your major muscle groups by using squats, presses, lifts, curls, etc. (Express = 30 or 45 minutes).

Instructor: Lisa Kent

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Wed

Lisa Kent

Lisa Kent

Lisa holds certifications in Les Mills BodyStep, BodyPump, BodyCombat, BodyFlow, BodyVive, BOSU and Practical Pilates. She has completed YogaFIT Levels 1, 2 and 3, and is also certified by the American Council on Exercise in personal training. She began her fitness journey after the birth of her second child, taking aerobics classes at a local college. For 20 years she could be found on the front row, changing her body, getting stronger, and loving the social aspect of working out; making lifelong friends in the process. She took the leap to become an instructor when she moved to Columbia with her family from Austin, Texas in 2006 starting with BodyStep. In 2007 she joined the team at Wilson’s and helped expand the group fitness program one format at a time, each an exciting new adventure. She currently teaches BodyPump, BodyCombat and BodyFlow and works as the Assistant Group Fitness Manager.

Lisa is a former vocalist and music therapist who brings her love of music and passion for fitness together to motivate her clients, inspiring them to reach their ultimate potential. “I love the electricity that happens when people aspire, together, to conquer their challenges. The moments when the whole room is working hard, when members reach heights they thought were unobtainable, those are the magic moments.” Lisa says the most rewarding thing about teaching is making a difference in people’s lives. “If people walk away from my class feeling empowered, feeling good about themselves, there is no better success.”

 

[email protected]
Forum Group
United States
8:25 am - 8:55 am

CXWorX

CXWorX

Date: October 09

Time: 8:25 am-8:55 am

This 30-minute class uses resistance tubes and weight plates as well as body weight exercises to work all of the muscles around the core. Be better at all you do with a stronger core!

Instructor: Sara McGuire

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Wed

Sara McGuire

Sara McGuire

Sara is certified in Les Mills, BodyStep, Shbam, CXWorX, BodyPump, BodyAttack, BodyCombat, BodyFlow, and BodyJam. She also holds Group Fitness and Kickboxing certifications through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She currently teaches BodyStep, Shbam, and CXWorX.

Sara competed in cross country running and swimming in high school, and in college she began taking and teaching classes. Since 2004, for 12 years, she’s taught group fitness at several facilities. On January 1, 2007 she began her tenure at Wilson’s. “I thought taking classes was so fun, that I might enjoy teaching also. And I did!”

Sara likes connecting with people and creating relationships. She strives to teach in a way that appeals to everyone by using options to span the continuum of low intensity/impact to high intensity/impact. “I truly love every minute of being in a class and I want my participants to love it too. I want everyone in my class to feel included and welcome. And when class is over, I hope they can’t wait till the next time.”

Forum Group
United States
8:30 am - 9:30 am

Pilates*

Pilates*

Date: October 09

Time: 8:30 am-9:30 am

This class incorporates the classic Pilates style of core, stretch, and total body strength. The instructors will use personalized modification so that all levels receive a quality workout that fits their needs and goals. Props such as weighted balls, magic circles, foam rollers, or Bosu balls may be utilized in the class.

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Instructor: Ghadi Hindi

Wed

Ghadi Hindi

Ghadi Hindi

Ghadi joined the Wilson’s team in 2019 and is a certified Pilates instructor, in the Authentic Pilates Method in both Pilates mat and apparatus, with 450 hours of training. She was trained by Simona Cipriani a second generation Pilates instructor of Joseph Pilates.  She loves working with clients through both private sessions and small group classes, applying her knowledge of the Pilates movement and science, to help her clients, get stronger, flexible, and be more in control of their bodies.  “My job is rewarding in the sense that it allows me to witness how my clients experience and see the great impact that small changes and positive habits can have on the quality of every aspect of their lives”

9:00 am - 9:45 am

RPM★

RPM★

Date: October 09

Time: 9:00 am-9:45 am

Indoor cycling workout where you ride to the rhythm of powerful music based on your rotations per minute. Hills, flats, mountain peaks, speed work and interval training are involved.

★Due to limited space, this class requires signing-up at the front desk 30 minutes prior to class.

Instructor: Betty Bohon

Wed

Betty Bohon

Betty Bohon

Betty is certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in Group Fitness, Les Mills in RPM and BodyVive, and has trained for BOSU and TRX. A fixture at Wilson’s Fitness since 1996, her teaching career began in the early 80’s. She’s taught multiple formats, including step, ‘slide’ and group racquetball and currently teaches RPM and BOSU along with Hot Barre in the hot studio.

Though Betty was athletic as a child, her real start with fitness began when she was 29. After having her first child she began jogging to lose weight. Then she started running races. Then marathons, including the infamous Boston Marathon. She  also played competitive women’s racquetball, biked the MS 150 and took aerobics classes. Betty chose to become an instructor when coaxed by an instructor to channel her passion for working out. “I love sharing the knowledge I have acquired along the way and watching people see that fitness is fun; it gives you energy and makes you feel great!” She wants her members to get excited about living a healthy lifestyle and be good examples for their families and friends, too.

What Betty loves most is motivating people to believe they have an inner athlete, that they can become fitter, and it is never too late! Since she was almost 30 when she began, she inspires her participants simply by walking the walk. “If I can inspire just one person to get healthier each time I lead a class, then I am fulfilled. I have done the job that I love so much.”

9:00 am - 10:15 am

Aqua ICE

Aqua ICE

Date: October 09

Time: 9:00 am-10:15 am

Interval Circuit Extreme. In this class you will enjoy the benefits of the water and burn more calories while conditioning your cardiovascular system, strengthening your muscles and toning the entire body.

Instructor: Barb Buchanan

Wed

Barb Buchanan

Barb Buchanan

Barb has been participating in and instructing water aerobics for over 25 years,  since 1999 at Wilson’s. She’s certified with Aquatic Exercise Association and White Crow Yoga and currently teaches a variety of aqua classes. Through aqua exercise and regular attendance over the years, she’s built a tight-knit community whose connection extends beyond the pool and into friendship. From the gym, to one another’s homes, they gather regularly to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions.

Barb enjoys seeing the difference the water has made in people’s lives and the gains they’ve made in flexibility, balance, cardio strengthening and body conditioning. She keeps teaching year after year because aqua exercise increases overall health, for her and her members. ”After experiencing the benefits of water exercise, I wanted to share it with others. Water aerobics is for everyone!”

9:00 am - 10:00 am

BodyStep

BodyStep

Date: October 09

Time: 9:00 am-10:00 am

This is a simple, athletic and fun 60-minute workout using the step. Expect to achieve toning for the lower body, increased cardio fitness and coordination, and upper and lower body conditioning for functional strength. (Express = 30 or 45  minutes)

Instructor: Sara McGuire

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Wed

Sara McGuire

Sara McGuire

Sara is certified in Les Mills, BodyStep, Shbam, CXWorX, BodyPump, BodyAttack, BodyCombat, BodyFlow, and BodyJam. She also holds Group Fitness and Kickboxing certifications through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA). She currently teaches BodyStep, Shbam, and CXWorX.

Sara competed in cross country running and swimming in high school, and in college she began taking and teaching classes. Since 2004, for 12 years, she’s taught group fitness at several facilities. On January 1, 2007 she began her tenure at Wilson’s. “I thought taking classes was so fun, that I might enjoy teaching also. And I did!”

Sara likes connecting with people and creating relationships. She strives to teach in a way that appeals to everyone by using options to span the continuum of low intensity/impact to high intensity/impact. “I truly love every minute of being in a class and I want my participants to love it too. I want everyone in my class to feel included and welcome. And when class is over, I hope they can’t wait till the next time.”

Forum Group
United States
9:15 am - 10:30 am

Fusion Hot 75*

Fusion Hot 75*

Date: October 09

Time: 9:15 am-10:30 am

This practice uses the same sequences as Fusion 90 with the exception of 1 round (rather than 2) of the standing strength postures. You will flow through the same vinyasa sequence, enjoy 25 minute of core and flexibility training and end with a savasana. Not recommended during pregnancy. Please consult your physician.

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Instructor: Stefanie Zimny

Studio: Forum Hot

Wed

Stefanie Zimny

Stefanie Zimny

Stefanie started at Wilson’s in 2017 after becoming certified in YogaFit Level 1.  She currently teaches Fusion, Yoga, and Kickboxing.  She has played sports all her life; she was most competitive in track and field and cross country and ran in college at UMKC.  Her emphasis was sprints and hurdles.  She currently still trains on the track and hopes to run Elite soon!

Stefanie became very interested in yoga and the way it made her body feel.  It seemed like a good fit with her active, healthy lifestyle, and she likes to share that with her classes.  She enjoys the challenge yoga brings her, especially when it’s a new class or release.  She likes to push herself out of her comfort zone.  Outside of Wilson’s, she has a wonderful and busy husband, and two little girls!

9:15 am - 10:00 am

African Dance

African Dance

Date: October 09

Time: 9:15 am-10:00 am

Come experience an amazing workout through the joyous celebration of African Dance.  Enjoy a great cardio workout through the dance movements of West Africa.

Instructor: Candace Kauffman

Studio: Rangeline Group
United States

Wed

Candace Kauffman

Candace Kauffman

Candace, a Columbia native, has a strong dance background. She began her dance training at five years old when she was enrolled in ballet at her family’s church.  Around the age of eleven, she was enrolled in the Halcyone Ewalt Perlman School of Ballet, now the Perlman-Stoy School of Ballet (Mid-Missouri Dance Theatre), where she studied under the close tutelage of Halcyone Perlman and performed in yearly concerts from junior high through high school.  In addition to dance, Candace is very athletic and played volleyball from 7th-9th grade. In high school, she successfully auditioned and was accepted into the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.  Shortly after moving to New York City, she began professional dance training at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center where she studied ballet, West African, Modern, Horton, Dunham, dance choreography, and more. Today, Candace resides in Columbia, and is a licensed cosmetologist at Riversong Spa and Salon.  She is a guest instructor and choreographer at the Perlman-Stoy School of Ballet.  Candace is wife to husband, Eric, and mother to two precious children, Jamila and Xavier.

Working out and staying active helps Candace continue to do what she is very passionate about…dance.  Candace started teaching at Wilson’s in 2016 and earned her certification in Les Mills BodyAttack in 2017.  She currently teaches Hot Barre and BodyAttack. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and look their best. She would be elated to have you in any of her classes!

Rangeline Group
United States
10:05 am - 11:00 am

Females in Training (FIT)

Females in Training (FIT)

Date: October 09

Time: 10:05 am-11:00 am

This 55-minute class is a unique combination of strength training and cardio intervals, using weights to condition, tone and fatigue muscles. With the use of two high intensity cardio intervals, you’ll rev your metabolism and burn calories. Take your fitness to the next level with fun music in a supportive environment.

Instructor: Becky Nielsen

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Wed

Becky Nielsen

Becky Nielsen

Becky is certified in Les Mills BodyCombat, BodyPump and BodyStep and is in-house trained in various Barre formats. She loves being active and considers it her favorite hobby. A Wilson’s member for over 10 years, she started teaching in March of 2014. An avid runner, she has completed over 20 half-marathons and 4 marathons to date and continues to train in distance running.  “The classes I currently teach complement running by promoting posture, strengthening legs and core, and help the body learn to engage muscles more effectively.”

Currently, Becky teaches Barre Fitness, FIT (Females In Training), Barrelates, and loves the overall group fitness experience.  She became an instructor to help others enjoy their workouts while getting stronger. “I love being at the gym. I see exercise as rewarding and fun, and I want others to feel the same.”  The relationships and friendships made at the gym have been a huge bonus to feeling strong.

Forum Group
United States
10:05 am - 10:50 am

Cool Hot Barre* HH

Cool Hot Barre* HH

Date: October 09

Time: 10:05 am-10:50 am

This barre inspired workout is one of the fastest, most effective ways to burn calories and get toned! Yes, Cool Hot Barre is centered around a ballet barre and inspired by the workout routine by ballet legend Lotte Berk, but the barre is simply there to provide stability, balance and support as you move through exercises that target the core, glutes, arms and legs. No dance experience necessary. This will be the same routine we use for Hot Barre but in a cooler room.

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Instructor: Beth VanLoo

Wed

Beth VanLoo

Beth VanLoo

Beth has been an instructor for Wilson’s since 2009 and is currently teaching CxWorX and KettleWorX.  Not only does she have her BS from Mizzou in Nutrition and Fitness, but is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association).  Additionally, she holds certifications through KettleWorX and Les Mills BodyFlow, BodyJam, BodyVive, and CxWorX.

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Aquacise

Aquacise

Date: October 09

Time: 10:15 am-11:15 am

A moderate intensity one-hour class, which uses water resistance to build strength, burn calories and increase flexibility.

Instructor: Annette Simpson

Wed

Annette Simpson

Annette Simpson

Annette has been teaching a variety of aqua classes at Wilson’s since 1997. She holds a certification from the Aquatic Exercise Association. Annette teaches at the school of Health-Related professions at UMC and has always made health and fitness part of her lifestyle.

Annette chose to become an instructor because she enjoys meeting new people and watching them progress with their fitness levels as she incorporates increasing physical challenges into the workout.

 

10:55 am - 11:25 am

Cardio Kidz 2-3

Cardio Kidz 2-3

Date: October 09

Time: 10:55 am-11:25 am

This 30-minute class is just for kids and makes fitness fun by keeping those little feet moving and grooving with interactive activities set to music. Two classes for two age groups focus on appropriate developmental motor skills in a supportive, social setting. Classes are for those whose children are on an active membership

Instructor: Various

Studio: Rangeline Group
United States

Wed

Various

Various

This class will be led by various Play Center Team Members.

Rangeline Group
United States
11:10 am - 11:55 am

RPM★

RPM★

Date: October 09

Time: 11:10 am-11:55 am

Indoor cycling workout where you ride to the rhythm of powerful music based on your rotations per minute. Hills, flats, mountain peaks, speed work and interval training are involved.

★Due to limited space, this class requires signing-up at the front desk 30 minutes prior to class.

Instructor: Meghan McCullah

Studio: Rangeline Cycling
United States

Wed

Meghan McCullah

Meghan McCullah

Meghan is the Group Fitness Assistant Director.  She is a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, both through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She also holds certifications in Oh Baby! Fitness (a pre- and post-natal exercise program); Les Mills BodyAttack, BodyPump and RPM; Stages Indoor Cycling and Flight; Pilates; YogaFit Level 1; and Animal Flow Level 1. She currently teaches BodyPump, RPM, Hot Barre, BodyAttack, Animal Flow, Kickboxing, and Pilates and takes personal training clients.

When she was pregnant with her first child, Meghan was 120 pounds heavier.  “I learned how quickly lifestyle and diet can get out of control.”  Meghan came to work (with her baby) in the Wilson’s playcenter in 2006.  Being in a supportive, healthy environment led to weight loss, fitness, and education.  In 2009 she became a personal trainer and was excited to help others.  She maintained a healthy diet and weight through her other three pregnancies, and her passion for exercise grew to encompass group fitness as well.

“I love motivating people to feel empowered and successful; to do something they didn’t think they could do, or be someone they didn’t think they could be.”  She also finds it uplifting to see the camaraderie that develops within a class, training session, and the gym community.

Rangeline Cycling
United States
11:25 am - 11:55 am

Cardio Kidz 4-5

Cardio Kidz 4-5

Date: October 09

Time: 11:25 am-11:55 am

This 30-minute class is just for kids and makes fitness fun by keeping those little feet moving and grooving with interactive activities set to music. Two classes for two age groups focus on appropriate developmental motor skills in a supportive, social setting. Classes are for those whose children are on an active membership

Instructor: Various

Studio: Rangeline Group
United States

Wed

Various

Various

This class will be led by various Play Center Team Members.

Rangeline Group
United States
11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Kettle/TRX Circuit ★

Kettle/TRX Circuit ★

Date: October 09

Time: 11:30 am-12:15 pm

This high-energy 45-minute routine utilizes the kettlebell. Choose your weight by color of kettle bell to custom fit this dynamic workout. Focus is on total body fat burning, toning and sculpting, and core strengthening.

★ Due to limited space, this class requires signing-up at the front desk 30 minutes prior to class.

Instructor: Kelie Morgan

Wed

Kelie Morgan

Kelie Morgan

Kelie holds certifications in Les Mills BodyStep, BodyPump, BodyAttack, GRIT, BodyFlow, and CXWorX, and has completed YogaFit Levels 1, 2, and 3. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) and has her USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach and has achieved her CrossFit Level 1 certification.

Always athletic, Kelie was active in sports when she was younger, but didn’t discover group fitness until after she had her second baby and needed to get 60 pounds of pregnancy off. She started attending BodyStep and was instantly hooked. “The endorphins and the adrenaline were real and so were the results!” Less than  year later, she went to her first training. That was in 2008 and she’s been teaching multiple classes every week since. Currently, Kelie teaches Fusion, BodyStep, and TRX/Kettle Circuit.

At first, becoming an instructor was about the challenge of doing something far outside of her comfort zone. But once she started, it became more about her members. “I realized that I could help them and lift them, even if it was just for one hour a day. It was clear to me then, that this was not just a hobby or a fun pastime for me, it was my passion.”

Kelie wants her participants to know that she has been where they have been.; she’s been overweight and out of shape, she’s been injured, overworked and overstressed. She knows the reasons that stop them from taking that first scary step into the group fitness studio. But she promises, “I will be there to welcome you, introduce you to a friend and above all else, give you a great workout!”

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11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Yoga

Yoga

Date: October 09

Time: 11:45 am-12:45 pm

This 60-minute class provides focused practice that strengthens and tones muscles, increases bone density and establishes correct body alignment through asanas, breathing technique, warm ups and relaxation.

Instructor: Erica Canlas

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Wed

Erica Canlas

Erica Canlas

Erica became an instructor so she could share her love of yoga, fitness, and movement with others.  She has been an instructor at Wilson’s since 2014, holding certifications in YogaFit Levels 1-4, Anatomy & Alignment, Senior Yoga, and Kids Yoga.  She currently teaches Fusion, Forever/Chair Yoga, and Yoga.

Erica began teaching classes in college, where she earned a degree in Parks & Recreation.  In addition to her extensive yoga background, she also has experience in aquatic fitness.  What Erica loves most about teaching is encouraging others to move their bodies and stay connected with their body, mind, & spirit.

Forum Group
United States
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Boxing/Kickboxing*

Boxing/Kickboxing*

Date: October 09

Time: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

This class begins with a 15-minute high intensity warm up, moves into 30 minutes of boxing/kickboxing along with intervals including sled work, tires, speed bag, slam balls, and rogue balls, and finishes with 15 minutes of core work. Gloves are recommended.

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Instructor: Nikki Wilson

Studio: MAC Group

Wed

Nikki Wilson

Nikki Wilson

Nikki has been with Wilson’s since 2012.  She is a Certified Personal Trainer and heads up the Kickboxing program at the MAC.  While Nikki shares the same last name as Wilson’s, she is not in the Wilson’s family… but the gym is like a home to her.  Not only does she teach many classes and train many clients (adult and youth), she is also the head coach for the MAC Shark swim team.

Nikki grew up immersed in sports and fitness.  No matter the age or ability, Nikki strives to help everyone become better versions of themselves.  Her clients/students are the most positive things in her life, along with her dogs and beloved KU basketball team, of course.  Not only does she motivate, instruct, and support her clients, she says her clients help her just as much.  They are a big part of her life and after a debilitating injury in 2014, they continue to show tremendous support.  “It’s the community that really sets the “job” apart.”

If you’ve ever trained with Nikki or been to one of her Kickboxing classes, you know she won’t let you get away with anything.  Tough love is her specialty, although she does have a soft spot for her two Shih Tzus, Princess Samoa and King Capias.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

BodyPump

BodyPump

Date: October 09

Time: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

The original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute class challenges all your major muscle groups by using squats, presses, lifts, curls, etc. (Express = 30 minutes or 45 minutes)

Instructor: Meghan McCullah

Studio: Rangeline Group
United States

Wed

Meghan McCullah

Meghan McCullah

Meghan is the Group Fitness Assistant Director.  She is a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor, both through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She also holds certifications in Oh Baby! Fitness (a pre- and post-natal exercise program); Les Mills BodyAttack, BodyPump and RPM; Stages Indoor Cycling and Flight; Pilates; YogaFit Level 1; and Animal Flow Level 1. She currently teaches BodyPump, RPM, Hot Barre, BodyAttack, Animal Flow, Kickboxing, and Pilates and takes personal training clients.

When she was pregnant with her first child, Meghan was 120 pounds heavier.  “I learned how quickly lifestyle and diet can get out of control.”  Meghan came to work (with her baby) in the Wilson’s playcenter in 2006.  Being in a supportive, healthy environment led to weight loss, fitness, and education.  In 2009 she became a personal trainer and was excited to help others.  She maintained a healthy diet and weight through her other three pregnancies, and her passion for exercise grew to encompass group fitness as well.

“I love motivating people to feel empowered and successful; to do something they didn’t think they could do, or be someone they didn’t think they could be.”  She also finds it uplifting to see the camaraderie that develops within a class, training session, and the gym community.

Rangeline Group
United States
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Trauma Sensitive Warrior Yoga**

Trauma Sensitive Warrior Yoga**

Date: October 09

Time: 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Class cancelled today

Instructor: CLASS CANCELLED

Studio: Forum Hot

Wed

CLASS CANCELLED

CLASS CANCELLED

Unfortunately today’s class has been cancelled. Please look through the schedule to find a great alternative!

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Fusion Hot 60*HH

Fusion Hot 60*HH

Date: October 09

Time: 4:15 pm-5:15 pm

This practice utilizes the same sequences from Hot Fusion 90 with the exception of 1 round (rather than 2) of standing strength postures and includes the fully vinyasa flow as well as 10 minutes for core, stretch and a short savasana. Not recommended during pregnancy. Please consult your physician.

HH = Happy Hour

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Instructor: Catina T / Evann T

Studio: Forum Hot

Wed

Catina T / Evann T

Catina T / Evann T

Either of these instructors may be teaching this class:

Catina Topash is Wilson’s Group Fitness Director and oversees all programs and instructors. She is a E-RYT 500,  E-RYT 200 and YACEP, a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. In addition, Catina holds multiple certifications including, American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer, Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) Primary Group Fitness, Flight,  KettleWorX, Aircat Aerial Yoga Certification, Les Mills BodyPump, BodyAttack, BodyFlow, BodyVive, BodyJam, BodyCombat, BodyStep, RPM, GRIT, and CXWorX, AFAA Wave I and II, AFAA Circuit, AFAA Kickboxing, AFAA Yoga, AFAA Pilates, Extreme Bootcamp Challenge, Riding the Edge Cycling, BOSU, KrankCycle, TRX,  Pilates, Animal Flow Level 1, and Aqua Fitness.

Catina has always had a love for group fitness and when she was unhealthy and unfit, it was group fitness that gave her the commitment, sense of belonging, and accountability she needed to reach her goals. The instructors inspired her and she wanted to be that person who helped others find passion in health and fitness in a way that she was able to. Group fitness kick started her active lifestyle and since she has completed a triathlon and many races, and become an IFPA Figure Competitor, KettleWorX Master Trainer, and YogaFit Master Trainer. “I love the training process. I love learning new things and always growing and improving.”

In 2014 Catina opened the Hot Studios at Wilson’s and designed the new formats, Hot Barre and Fusion exclusively for Wilson’s. She continues to choreograph new material for these programs on a regular basis. She says it is through the connections she makes with members that she is able to make life-changing experiences for them as well as find growth in herself. Catina lives each day with gratitude, in such a way that brings santosha, Sanskrit for contentment, to her life.

Evann Twitchell joined the Wilson’s team in 2018.  Holding her YogaFit Level 1 and Anatomy and Alignment certifications, she currently teaches Fusion and Hot Barre.  She has been practicing yoga for about six years and has loved dance since childhood.  Evann recently spent two years volunteering with an organization called The Young Americans, in which she also has The Young Americans International Music Outreach Tour Certification.  They take music and dance workshops to kids around the world.  In this, she was able to learn more about fitness and dance while teaching.

After moving back to Columbia to study at Mizzou, Evann wanted to become an instructor at Wilson’s so she could continue to improve her skills as a teacher, encourage people on their wellness journeys, and keep herself accountable to her personal fitness goals in a positive, active community.  She loves getting to meet people (who she wouldn’t have otherwise met!) and to empower them to continue pursuing long-term, healthy lifestyles in uplifting and fun ways.

Evann believes it is so important to take time to take care of yourself.  She is honored to be a part of that process with everyone that comes to a class.  Also, she loves getting to know people, so please feel free to say “Hi”!

4:30 pm - 5:25 pm

Chair Yoga*

Chair Yoga*

Date: October 09

Time: 4:30 pm-5:25 pm

Forever/Chair Yoga is a gentle class with the option of using a yoga chair, incorporating range of motion exercises, alignment, stretching, strengthening, awareness, breathing and relaxation to refresh, energize, improve posture, deepen breathing and improve sense of well0being. This is a safe and slower-moving class designed for seniors and people of all ages with physical challenges or those who might be recovering from an injury. Room will be a comfortable 80 degrees to allow for greater and safer mobility.

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Instructor: Cindy Foley

Wed

Cindy Foley

Cindy Foley

Cindy holds an array of qualifications including certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in personal training since 2004, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist by the Academy of Nutrition, and Licensed Dietitian from the State of Missouri. Recently, Cindy completed the YogaFit training courses of Level I and Seniors.

“I have enjoyed being physically active for as long as I can remember. I grew up during a time when it was a normal part of every day.” Her professional fitness career began in 2005, working as a personal trainer and nutritional consultant at the Mizzou Rec Center. In 2010 she spent five years at the MU Wellness Resource Center applying her skills to consultations, programs, fairs, and the direction of the MU Farmer’s Market.

In June of 2015 she started as a personal trainer at Wilson’s, and in September of that year, she became an aqua instructor. Cindy currently teaches Forever Chair Yoga and finds it a way to share her personal training expertise and knowledge of functional movement and fitness, encouraging others to continue with physical activity indefinitely during their lifespan.

4:40 pm - 5:25 pm

BodyCombat Express

BodyCombat Express

Date: October 09

Time: 4:40 pm-5:25 pm

Empowering cardio workout that is fiercely energetic. Inspired by martial arts and draws from an array of disciplines such as Karate, Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi and Muay Thai. (Express = 45 minutes)

Instructor: Anah Riley

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Wed

Anah Riley

Anah Riley

Anah became certified in Les Mills BodyCombat in 2018 and has been teaching it at Wilson’s since then.  She chose to become an instructor because group fitness changed her life.  Growing up struggling with her weight and health, she discovered group fitness classes (along with personal training and lifting) her senior year of high school.  She made the conscious decision to take her life back.  She loved the community of a class, the personal, cared-for feeling each instructor gave you.  “They made me feel like I could conquer anything, like I was valued, important, and had a purpose.  That would get me through class, and even more – life.”  What started out as something she felt like she had to do turned into something she looked forward to doing all day!

Anah wants members to feel like that when they come to her class; its a place where they can give everything they have to walk out feeling stronger emotionally, mentally, and physically.  “It’s about so much more than what happens in a one-hour class – it’s how you take your life back and care for yourself in mind, body, and spirit!”  What she loves best about teaching is getting to know members and seeing them get stronger, fitter, and overall happier.  She loves learning about their stories.  She wants to teach that PROGRESS is what matters, not perfection.  Everybody’s roads look different, but we’re all on them together!  Anah wants members to know that group fitness is for EVERYBODY.  There is a class (or two, or three!) out there for everyone.  Instructors care for you in and out of the gym.  “To be able to do life with you is a privilege that motivates both us and you!”

Forum Group
United States
4:40 pm - 5:25 pm

BodyPump Express

BodyPump Express

Date: October 09

Time: 4:40 pm-5:25 pm

The original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute class challenges all your major muscle groups by using squats, presses, lifts, curls, etc. (Express 30 or 45 minutes)

Instructor: Debbie Newby

Studio: Rangeline Group
United States

Wed

Debbie Newby

Debbie Newby

Debbie started teaching at Wilson’s in 2017, but has been an instructor for over 25 years.  She is an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, and holds certifications in Les Mills BodyAttack, BodyPump, BodyVive, CxWorX, RPM; Arthritis Foundation water aerobics; NDEITA Group Fitness; and FiTOUR Group Fitness.  She is currently teaching BodyAttack, BodyPump, and RPM.

Debbie is a veteran when it comes to exercise.  A graduate of Central Missouri Methodist College, she was later inducted into the Hairston Athletic Hall of Fame for accomplishments as a student athlete in both track & field and basketball.  She served in the United States Army Reserve and received four Army Achievement Awards for her accomplishments on the Army Physical Fitness Test.

For Debbie, teaching group fitness was the best way to stay in shape after collegiate sports.  She likes how the people work together for one common goal:  to get fit and stay fit.  Debbie’s exuberant inspiration motivates people to achieve their maximum potential in fitness!

Rangeline Group
United States
5:30 pm - 6:25 pm

Journey

Journey

Date: October 09

Time: 5:30 pm-6:25 pm

A 60-min combo of intervals and hill training for the cycling enthusiast or anyone who likes to sweat.

Instructor: Chuck Archer

Studio: Rangeline Cycling
United States

Wed

Chuck Archer

Chuck Archer

Chuck started teaching spinning at Wilson’s in 1997, after becoming certified in Johnny G. Spinning.  Fitness has played a major role in Chuck’s life; he has been a triathlete, road runner, cyclist, weightlifter, baseball player, and wrestler.  Chuck first started working at Wilson’s at the front desk and would take spinning classes on his days off, but as an employee, he would have to give up his bike to a member if the class filled.  Tired of getting booted, he decided to become the instructor!

Chuck loves to push his clients, to make them work harder than they thought they could, and to see the results.  Plus, he likes being in control!  He wants his members to know that they are capable of way more than they think.  If they train hard and learn to control their doubt and anxiety, they can exceed their goals.

Rangeline Cycling
United States
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

BodyPump

BodyPump

Date: October 09

Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

The original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute class challenges all your major muscle groups by using squats, presses, lifts, curls, etc. (Express = 30 or 45 minutes)

Instructor: Vesta H / Sarah E

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Wed

Vesta H / Sarah E

Vesta H / Sarah E

Either one of these instructors may be teaching this class:

Vesta Hotchkiss is certified in Les Mills BodyPump, teaching at Wilson’s since May of 2014.  She participated in many sports growing up and has always loved being physically active.  After attending TigerX classes at Mizzou, she fell in love with group fitness.  Upon graduating, she joined Wilson’s and started attending many classes… but she was intimidated by BodyPump and did not try it right away.  Once she did, she was hooked, and it became her favorite class!  It still is, along with BodyCombat, BodyAttack, Yoga, and BodyFlow.

Vesta became a regular BodyPump participant and was always in the front row.  When her instructor, Lisa Kent, came up to her after class and said, “You know, if you know the choreography better than I do, then it is time to get certified!”  Vesta laughed her off at first, but the more she thought about it, the more she liked the idea!  She got certified right away.  She loves everything about group fitness; the music, the movements, the people.  She loves how it brings people together, creates relationships, and challenges people to push themselves.  She loves being their cheerleader and their coach.  “Fitness changes lives!”

Vesta teaches kindergarten at Mill Creek Elementary and has taught in Columbia for 9 years.  She has a wonderful husband, Phil, who loves coming to her Saturday classes and being in the front row!  They have a two year-old son, Auggie, who might be a BodyPump instructor some day!  She is a health food nut and enjoys talking about healthy eating.

 

Sarah Eaden is certified in Les Mills BodyCombat and BodyPump and has been an instructor at Wilson’s since 2017.  In 2014, she lost 30 pounds taking BodyCombat and BodyPump.  She earned her certification in BodyCombat in 2015 and never looked back!  She wanted to become an instructor to keep herself motivated to work out.  She was not an outgoing person before becoming an instructor and teaching allowed her to get out of her shell.  Being an instructor has truly changed her life.

Sarah likes to see her members push themselves to finish the workout.  The instructors challenging her is what hooked her on group fitness, and she hopes she can help members along their paths to wellness, too.  She loves to challenge her classes with more reps, heavier weights, etc., but is also a huge stickler for form; she recognizes when to pull back in a workout.  She hopes members will see her as a fun, challenging instructor who will encourage them no matter their fitness level!

Forum Group
United States
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

BodyCombat

BodyCombat

Date: October 09

Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Empowering cardio workout that is fiercely energetic. Inspired by martial arts and draws from an array of disciplines such as Karate Boxing, Taekwondo, Tai Chi and Muay Thai. (Express = 45 minutes)

Instructor: Jen Snawder

Studio: Rangeline Group
United States

Wed

Jen Snawder

Jen Snawder

Jen has been a group fitness instructor since 2012, but joined the Wilson’s team in 2018.  She has her Group Fitness certification through AFAA and is certified in Les Mills BodyCombat, which she currently teaches.  Jen started teaching classes in college; she always preferred group fitness to other workouts – its just more fun to her!  She has taught strength, cardio, cycling, yoga, and kickboxing over the years.  She taught Turbo Kick before she discovered BodyCombat, and has taught classes in St. Louis, Columbia, and at a fitness camp in Florida.

Jen wanted to become an instructor because she loves the atmosphere of group fitness and working out with others.  She feels like she learned an incredible amount about herself through teaching group fitness.  “I love how I am always being challenged as an instructor, whether it is connecting with others, the physical workout, or the art of coaching.”  The reciprocated enthusiasm between everyone in a class is beyond anything she has experienced.  The energy is empowering and she is very drawn to it.  Every class is more than just a workout;  it is an event, an experience.  The instructors who create that unique experience inspire and challenge her to bring that to her own members, and that is the beauty of group fitness – everyone growing stronger together, every class.

When she’s not teaching BodyCombat, you’ll find her taking BodyPump, RPM, Fusion, and other Wilson’s classes; baking; and enjoying a hot, sunny day!

Rangeline Group
United States
5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Hot Barre*

Hot Barre*

Date: October 09

Time: 5:30 pm-6:15 pm

This barre inspired workout is one of the fastest, most effective ways to burn calories and get toned! Yes, Hot Barre is centered around a ballet barre and inspired by the workout routine by ballet legend Lotte Berk, but the barre is simply there to provide stability, balance, and support as you move through exercises that target the core, glutes, arms, and legs. No dance experience necessary, you just need to know these three numbers: 95 degrees, 45 minutes, 800 calories! Not recommended during pregnancy. Please consult your physician.

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Instructor: Laurie Oberweather

Studio: Forum Hot

Wed

Laurie Oberweather

Laurie Oberweather

Laurie holds a KettleWorX certification and teaches all 3 formats: Resistance, Cardio and Core. She’s also received in-house training and teaches Hot Barre in the hot studio & studio barre. Laurie has taught at Wilson’s since 2014 when another instructor encouraged her to go for her aspiration of becoming an instructor.  She finds teaching to be great motivation for trying to be a better version of herself. “I am constantly learning and evolving as an instructor. And I meet fabulous people along the way!” As a new mom, finding time to work out is a struggle, but she feels it’s more important than ever to stay active and healthy with a little one watching everything she does. Working out has always been a great stress-reliever and way to clear her mind; now, in seeking balance in her new role as a mother, she finds it’s also an absolute necessity for her sanity. “My favorite part about teaching is the opportunity to provide that stress relief for someone else. I feel honored to be a fitness guide and do my best to take a little off your plate and give you a great workout in which you don’t have to worry or think, just have fun and MOVE!”

When she’s not teaching, Laurie is a Property Manager at Callahan & Galloway, momma to Evie Gene, and wife to Kyle.

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Pilates*

Pilates*

Date: October 09

Time: 5:30 pm-6:15 pm

This class incorporates the classic Pilates style of core, stretch, and total body strength. The instructors will use personalized modification so that all levels receive a quality workout that fits their needs and goals. Props such as weighted balls, magic circles, foam rollers, or Bosu balls may be utilized in the class.

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Instructor: Tina England

Wed

Tina England

Tina England

Tina got her start in fitness in the early 90’s as a group exercise participant and was invited to train as an instructor for a local health club in Amarillo, TX.  She started with aquatic exercise and delved into as many facets of that format as she could find, excelling as an instructor.  Through the years, she branched out to teaching various aerobics, strength and flexibility, bootcamp and HIIT style, yoga, and pilates classes.  More recently, her interests lean toward the aerial arts.

Tina is certified in AEA, AFAA, ICSA Pilates, Moms in Motion, Hydrofit, and Arthritis Foundation.  She has been an instructor for 27 years and started at Wilson’s in 1992.  She currently teaches water aerobics, pilates, yoga, aerial yoga, and aerial hammock skills.  Over the years, she has found that her overall health (physical and mental) is better and she is capable of so much more than others her age because she has stayed fit.  She loves teaching because of the interaction with her participants and seeing them evolve.  As they become stronger and more proficient, she likes to find new or different ways to challenge them and help them achieve their goals.  “Seeing participants’ smiles, hearing their success stories, and watching their confidence grow proves to me that I am making a difference in their lives.”

In her spare time, she makes cakes – big/small, fancy, fun, fondant, crazy cakes!  It started when her son asked her to make a soccer ball cake for his 11th birthday.  She thought, “Hey, I’ve watched a lot of Cake Boss – I’ll give it a go!”  Her background in graphic design and art transferred over nicely and she’s been creating fun, edible works of art ever since.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Ashtanga Yoga*

Ashtanga Yoga*

Date: October 09

Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Experience an intro to Ashtanga Yoga! With a focus on breath and movement we will work through a modified beginner primary series.  Each class will also have a section of Pranayama (breath work) and relaxation.  Ashtanga is the perfect full body workout, and you’ll definitely work up a sweat!  Not recommended during pregnancy.  Please consult your physician.

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Instructor: Maggie Lohmeyer

Wed

Maggie Lohmeyer

Maggie Lohmeyer

Maggie is a Missouri native and a Mizzou grad. After practicing with some amazing teachers in San Francisco for two years, she felt like teaching was a deeper calling. She received her 200 RYT in Ashtanga from Abhjina school of yoga in Varkala, India in November 2018. While living in San Francisco and at her training in India, she realized how inaccessible yoga is to those who can’t afford a class or feel that their body isn’t ‘built’ for yoga. She hopes to be able to offer her classes as a way for all bodies to experience the amazing mind and body benefits of a regular practice. Outside of yoga, Maggie is also a runner. Her latest races were the Run Under the Stars 50k and the Big Sur Marathon.  You might see her running around Columbia as she trains for her next race!  Maggie is excited to make Wilson’s Fitness a home this fall and share her love of fitness with others!

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Fusion Hot 60*HH

Fusion Hot 60*HH

Date: October 09

Time: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

This practice utilizes the same sequences from Hot Fusion 90 with the exception of 1 round (rather than 2) of standing strength postures and includes the fully vinyasa flow as well as 10 minutes for core, stretch and a short savasana. Not recommended during pregnancy. Please consult your physician.

HH = Happy Hour

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Instructor: Kelsey Gibson

Wed

Kelsey Gibson

Kelsey Gibson

Kelsey is certified in YogaFit Level 1 and started teaching Fusion at Wilson’s in 2018.  She was always an active person (lot of gymnastics and cheerleading throughout childhood), then began working with a personal trainer after high school.  Her fitness addiction quickly grew!

Kelsey chose to become an instructor because fitness has made such a huge impact on her life and she wanted to help others have the same experience.  She thinks everyone has that “special instructor” that has influenced their life and she wants to be that person for someone.  She loves to see others thrive and reach their goals.

What Kelsey loves most about teaching is forming new relationships with her class members.  She finds it extremely rewarding that she gets to help them take 60 minutes out of their busy schedules to give back to themselves.  She is blessed to have a job where she gets to walk alongside others in their wellness journeys.  Kelsey’s other job is a massage therapist, so she thinks the two go together like Oreos and milk!

5:40 pm - 6:25 pm

RPM★

RPM★

Date: October 09

Time: 5:40 pm-6:25 pm

Indoor cycling workout where you ride to the rhythm of powerful music based on your rotations per minute. Hills, flats, mountain peaks, speed work and interval training are involved.

★Due to limited space, this class requires signing-up at the front desk 30 minutes prior to class.

Instructor: Brenda Heavin

Wed

Brenda Heavin

Brenda Heavin

Brenda has been a familiar face at Wilson’s since 2000, when she got her start as a fitness instructor teaching kickboxing, then spinning.  After a few moves and a break to focus on her school and classroom, Brenda came back as instructor in 2017, earning her certifications in Les Mills RPM and Stages Flight.  She currently teaches both.

Brenda wanted to become an instructor because teaching comes naturally for her.  She enjoys team workouts and making it fun!  She loves the relationships she has built with her members.  She loves group fitness, and her other passion is teaching first graders!  Brenda has been married to her husband, James, for 26 years.  They have a daughter attending Mizzou and a son at Rock Bridge high school.

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Aqua Kickboxing

Aqua Kickboxing

Date: October 09

Time: 5:45 pm-6:45 pm

Join this class for a fun-filled hour of getting your kickboxing groove on in the water with both bells and noodle for great water resistance.  Who needs a jump rope when you can use a pool noodle instead?  Let’s get ready to RUMBLE!!

Instructor: Jennifer Mantle

Wed

Jennifer Mantle

Jennifer Mantle

Jennifer holds a Basic Life Saving certification and is trained as a Water Aerobics Trainer by Tina Price. She currently teaches Aqua Blast and Aqua Kickboxing. As an avid swimmer and water aerobics participant, her instructors were so encouraging to her she wanted to pass that along to others. When she became an instructor, she sought to challenge not only herself, but also her class members to better fitness through the joy of water aerobics. She finds that by teaching, she learns so much more herself. She began at Wilson’s in 2015 and loves teaching here. “Being part of this organization is a huge bonus!”

Jennifer also has a background in circuit training, and is a former competitive weight-lifter and she wants people to know it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner, expert or anything in between, water aerobics is an awesome workout that will get you fit in no time. “I highly recommend checking out a class. You will be surprised just how many muscles you will use—some you may have forgotten about.”

6:25 pm - 7:25 pm

Aerial Fabric Skills Level 1*

Aerial Fabric Skills Level 1*

Date: October 09

Time: 6:25 pm-7:25 pm

Introduction to Aerial Fabrics is a prerequisite for this class, an acrobatic fitness fusion class that will lift you off the ground and get your heart pumping. This challenging art form builds unparalleled upper body and core strength, kinesthetic awareness, coordination and confidence. A dynamic warm-up leads to light stretching, skill-building including climbs, footlocks, poses, sequences, and inversions. Building off the basics learned in the intro class and working at their own pace, students will advance to more difficult moves as they become stronger. Class concludes with a yoga-inspired cool down and flexibility work. Content will be dependent on experience level of those in attendance. Prerequisite: Must complete Intro to Aerial Fabrics to participate in this class. Not recommended during pregnancy. Please consult your physician.

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Instructor: Cortney Hutson

Wed

Cortney Hutson

Cortney Hutson

Cortney joined the Wilson’s team in 2018.  Holding her YogaFit Level 1, she currently teaches Aerial Hammock Conditioning.  She danced through high school and entertained bursts of fitness throughout life, but had no lasting interest in fitness until trying aerial silks.  The artistry combined with athleticism appealed to her.  Since becoming an aerialist, she has begun cross training with yoga, weightlifting, and running.

Cortney wanted to become an instructor to show people that fitness is for everyone.  “People are often intimidated by the gym to the point that they feel they need to become fit before they can come to the gym to get fit.”  The supportive environment of group classes takes away some of the pressure of coming to the gym.  Cortney wouldn’t be nearly as fit as she is without the encouragement of some amazing instructors – and she wants to pass that same feeling long to others.  What she loves most about teaching is the moment when something “clicks” for a participant and they nail a pose or trick for the very first time.  She wants her members to know that fitness isn’t about how much you weigh or how much you can lift; its a commitment to making the healthiest choices for your physical and mental health.

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

RPM★

RPM★

Date: October 09

Time: 6:30 pm-7:15 pm

Indoor cycling workout where you ride to the rhythm of powerful music based on your rotations per minute. Hills, flats, mountain peaks, speed work and interval training are involved.

★Due to limited space, this class requires signing-up at the front desk 30 minutes prior to class.

 

Instructor: Katy Lohmann

Studio: Rangeline Cycling
United States

Wed

Katy Lohmann

Katy Lohmann

Katy fell in love with group fitness during her undergrad years at Mizzou and decided she wanted to teach.  She became certified in Les Mills BodyPump in 2008, then RPM in 2010, and just added Stages Flight in Jan 2018.  She has been teaching classes since 2008, but joined the Wilson’s team in 2018, where she currently teaches RPM.

Katy chose to become an instructor because the combination of health and fitness was always important to her – in both her personal life and career (she’s a Physician Assistant).  Group fitness was the type of workout that she always returned to. She has trained for half marathons and tried various other forms of exercise, but having an instructor-based class setting is the most motivating and dependable work out for her!

She loves teaching because of the connections you make with people you may otherwise never interact with!  Also,”regardless of the day you’ve had or he stressors you may encounter – RPM is a 50 min break from whatever challenges life may throw at you!”

Rangeline Cycling
United States
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Warm Iron Yoga*

Warm Iron Yoga*

Date: October 09

Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Combine traditional weight training principals with breath and body awareness in yoga postures for increased strength, weight loss and total body fitness.  Room will be approximately 80 degrees.

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Instructor: Raven Birk

Studio: Forum Hot

Wed

Raven Birk

Raven Birk

Raven started her fitness career at the Mizzou Rec when she took her first group fitness class and fell in love. She took their instructor training course her freshmen year of college and started teaching in 2015. She is an ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor and has most of her experience teaching cardio/strength. After joining Wilson’s in the summer of 2018, she began her Yoga Fit training and is currently working towards her 200 hour practice requirement. She believes that group fitness classes are the best way to learn form, find new movements and poses, and motivate oneself. The energy from each class and the opportunity to lead and create new workouts while improving lives keeps her passionate about instructing!  She currently  teaches Total Body Workout.

Raven recently graduated from the University of Missouri and works full-time as the office manager and director of college outreach for The District CID in downtown Columbia. You can find her working out most evenings at the Forum or District Wilsons!

6:35 pm - 7:20 pm

BodyJam Express

BodyJam Express

Date: October 09

Time: 6:35 pm-7:20 pm

Lose yourself in the dance-inspired cardio workout to the latest dance styles and hottest new sounds and burn up to 800 calories in the fastest 60 minutes you’ve ever worked out! (Express = 45 minutes).

Instructor: Kelly Lancey

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Wed

Kelly Lancey

Kelly Lancey

Kelly likes to move it, move it. Being on stage is as natural as breathing for this Southern California girl who grew up dancing, but she says, “At the end of the day I’m just happy, ordinary me. Most people would find me boring.” Anyone who knows her would beg to differ.  There is nothing boring about Kelly, on or off the stage.

She taught her first class at Club Woodrail in 1999 and has been teaching at Wilson’s since 2002. Kelly is certified in Les Mills BodyJam, Aerial Yoga. Pilates, and TRX, and currently teaches BodyJam, Aerial Barre, Studio Barre, Sweat & Stretch, Advanced Strength, and Cardio Lengthen & Strengthen.

Kelly enjoys bringing the fun of exercise to a group of individuals who are there for self-improvement. “Learning that we can sweat and smile at the same time makes the thought of going to the gym a treat instead of a chore.” She also feels teaching holds her accountable to maintain her own personal level of fitness and professionalism, and she strives in each of her classes to make a positive impact on someone’s day. While Kelly loves much about her job, her favorite thing is that teaching has given her the very best friends in her life and experiences she treasures.  Coming together with those who share a similar mindset defines her very life. “The relationships I’ve made are priceless.”

Forum Group
United States
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

BodyStep

BodyStep

Date: October 09

Time: 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

This is a simple, athletic and fun workout using the step. Expect to achieve toning for the lower body, increased cardio and coordination, and upper and lower body conditioning for functional strength. (Express = 30 or 45 minutes)

Instructor: Amanda Ruyle

Studio: Forum Group
United States

Wed

Amanda Ruyle

Amanda Ruyle

Amanda has been teaching Les Mills BodyStep at Wilson’s since becoming certified in 2016.  She also teaching Board Balance classes outside during the summer.  She use to hate working out and going to the gym until she was inspired by some wonderful Wilson’s instructors (Lisa K and Sara M).  Soon, as a participant, her love for fitness classes grew; she wanted to become a teacher so she could motivate others to love it (and working out in general) like those instructors did for her!

Amanda believes working out isn’t something we “have to do”, but something we can “love to do”!  Group fitness helped her feel better about herself… mind, body, and soul.  She is thankful for all of the Les Mills programs that make coming to the gym FUN!

Forum Group
United States
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Aerial Fabric Skills Level 2*

Aerial Fabric Skills Level 2*

Date: October 09

Time: 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Class content will be dependent on experience level of those in attendance and build on the skills learned in Aerial Fabric Skills Level 1. Prerequisite: Must have instructor approval to advance. Not recommended during pregnancy. Please consult your physician.

ENROLL IN CLASS

Instructor: Hannah Henze

Wed

Hannah Henze

Hannah Henze

Hannah is certified in YogaFit Level I and YogaFit Seniors. She currently teaches Aerial Yoga, Aerial 101, and Restorative Aerial Yoga, and subs for Intro to Aerial Fabrics Basics, Aerial Fabrics Skills, and yoga. She’s also training to teach Hot Yoga.

Active throughout school, Hannah danced, marched in the band, competed in gymnastics, track and field, and cross country. In college she discovered roller derby, pole fitness, and aerial arts. When she became an instructor at Wilson’s in June 2015, she wanted to share her love for aerial arts and yoga, and remains passionate about continuing her education. Personally, she is expanding her horizons by training in various circus arts including contortion, corde lisse, and flying trapeze. Hannah also has a combined Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, and health science as well as two different minors in nuclear engineering. In addition to performing aerial arts and competing in pole championships, she works full time for the University of Missouri.

Hannah loves seeing breakthroughs in her students when, after working through a move in aerial, their faces light up. She also loves bringing the joy of yoga to her participants with no competition or expectation. “Yoga isn’t about if we’re flexible or strong enough; it’s about coming back to your center, finding your ground.” Hannah wants people to know instructors are here to help them grow in their journey of self-discovery. “Don’t be afraid to push yourself and step out of your comfort zone. Don’t let fear keep you from exploring what you’re capable of.”

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*Specialty Class – Requires enrollment
★Due to limited space, this class requires siging-up at the front desk 30 minutes prior to class.