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Fusion 101


This class is taught by:

Amy Hodes

“To me, there’s nothing more exciting or gratifying than being a part of the learning process that helps others grow and become better.”
 
With a passion for fitness and love of instructing from her years as a high school teacher, Amy brings her skills to every class she comes bouncing into. Whether she’s cracking jokes or telling clients to drop lower or jump higher, Amy’s huge personality entertains and challenges through her fun moves and love of Fusion. “Being a part of a community of strong, supportive, inspiring women who truly want to see other succeed is the best! It’s rare and it happens every damn day at Fusion,” she says, and knows what happiness she finds in helping people learn new skills or break new barriers. “To see the sparkle in someone’s eye when they grasp a new concept - being a part of the learning process is so special because I get to see people growing, their confidence increasing and watch them get stronger mentally and physically - I just love it.”

Pam Curry

“You have to love yourself first before everything else can fall into place - fitness is a huge part of overcoming challenges, building self confidence and forming a healthy relationship with your body.”
 
From her very first class where she experienced “a challenge like no other group fitness class I’d ever experienced,” Pam knew Fusion would be her fitness home as both a client and instructor. After years of teaching fitness classes Pam has developed a vast knowledge of physical movement and her body awareness is superb. Focusing on proper form and alignment in all of her classes, clients get a total body workout, a cardio challenge, and even a little life motivation thrown in for extra goodness. “Fitness isn’t about fitting into a certain size. It’s about setting challenges for yourself and overcoming them, getting better each day and feeling good inside. The outside will naturally follow what you’re doing on the inside.”
 
 

Brooke Degnan

“Fusion was the most challenging class I had ever taken - I truly believe this concept is the ultimate recipe for fitness success.”
 
Equipped with a deep understanding of the body from her years as a ballet dancer and fitness trainer, Brooke knows what it takes to make the transformations her clients desire. Whether it’s building cardio endurance or focusing on building stronger muscles, clients love her attention to form and pushing them to their max. “Fusion’s method is the answer for all of us - providing a solid emphasis on forming lean muscle, pure devotion to creating a strong core, and an upbeat, fast-paced class to maintain an elevated heart rate - you can’t go wrong.” Imitating her amazing form provides constant motivation to keep moving during class, and Brooke’s sense of humor makes the time move quickly throughout her hour-long, full body workouts.

Darby Brender

“Everyone deserves to look and feel their best - we’ve only got one body and it’s so important to treat it with respect and kindness.”
 
The creator and owner of our amazing Fusion community, Darby still loves teaching and taking classes every day. Building her own mix of cardio and unique toning moves to get the job done in just one hour, Darby still loves to pull out ‘old school Fusion’ in some of her classes to seriously focus on the core and creating long, lean muscle tone. Known for her loud, wild music and cool moves in the studio, Darby inspires clients to be healthier and better versions of themselves, focusing on how good it feels to move our bodies and get stronger with each class. “If we don’t challenge ourselves, we don’t change - Fusion is all about pushing past our comfort zones to see what lies beyond the walls we’ve built and are scared to climb over. That’s where our full potential gets sparked!”

Sadie Durbin

“On our mats, we’re all working towards the same goal of improving ourselves so we can better contribute to our families, jobs and communities… it’s so much more than just a workout.”
 
A powerhouse not to be taken lightly, Sadie rocks our studios with her tough coaching and even tougher moves - but clients love a ‘Sadie class’ to strengthen more than just their bodies. “The passion, positivity, and clarity I gain from our studios is unmatchable and makes me thrive,” she says, “I couldn’t imagine my life without this community of women who support each other without judgment.” Following her son’s diagnosis of leukemia, she witnessed the full effect of such a supportive community - and knows our clients come to Fusion not only to get the best workout in KC, but as an addition to, and to gain encouragement for, their lives.
 
 

Francie Bradley

“No matter how blah I feel walking into the studio, within the first 5 minutes of class it’s as if my brain has been completely cleared of all negativity - Fusion is my therapy.”
 
“After having two kids I needed something to kick my body into gear, and I found it at Fusion,” she says, loving the opportunity every day to spread that same benefits to clients. Francie’s sense of humor creates a fun and confident environment to lead clients through challenging and creative sequences - she operates at top speed and enjoys motivating clients to push themselves harder than they think possible. “Not a day goes by that I leave the studio without having had a client impact my life in a positive way - Fusion is an adrenaline rush that sticks with you for the rest of the day.”

Katie Moreland

“To see our Fusion community of women making such positive changes, both physical and mental, and to be a part of this amazing group - is hard to put into words.”
 
Focusing her classes on making the hour the most beneficial for every body in the room, Katie’s enthusiasm digs deep and her body inspires those last few reps. A mom of three (“nothing in the world can compare to the strength and power of a woman giving birth”), Katie is passionate about helping the next generation of girls focus on loving themselves and being healthy. Aside from regular killer classes, Katie also created Fusion Fierce - a Fusion class designed for tween girls. Inspiring them each week with a fun workout and positive conversations, her sunshine smiles radiate throughout our studios.
This is Fusion at its finest, our original creation, and our fundamental class for our entire approach to shock your body. This class will make you burn and make you sweat but you will be totally focused on form and technique. Become familiar with our fundamental workout moves. Great class for beginners but not to be underestimated by our vets.