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InTENse - wear sneakers


This class is taught by:

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.
 
 

Alex Muesenfechter

“We live in a world that breeds such hostile competition among women - at Fusion, you find all of these amazing women that consistently build you up.”
 
Our own Ironman competitor, Alex has trained extensively in nutrition and endurance training and brings her love of challenging her own limits to clients at Fusion. Teaching regular classes as well as being involved in our Fusion Run program catering to long distance runners, Alex has the knowledge our clients need. She’s also passionate about educating the next generation, especially in city schools, about the importance of a healthy diet: “it benefits the entire community to ensure kids are offered their basic educational and nutritional needs.” As for her impressive Ironman experience - she plans to do another, craving more of the “self-discovery in realizing that I can push through my mental and physical challenges.”

Joscelyn Gann

“The Fusion community is such a rare find - our environment of support, encouragement and kindness is so incredibly special and has made my life so much richer.”
 
Hugely passionate about helping others find their own strength from the years she has spent building her own, Jos brings her heart and soul to every class and client. Her dedicating energy in classes and our AmpCamp program radiates her love of fitness as a way to challenge ourselves, be stronger than yesterday, and push past our self-made limitations. AmpCamp coaching close to her heart, she teaches clients about the importance of pushing through struggles - whatever they may be - coming out on the other side, she says, exposes our weaknesses, rips open battles scars we need to heal and forces us to be the very strongest that we can be. Jos stresses the importance of being grateful each day for our healthy bodies by taking care of them through fitness, nutrition, and self appreciation. “I firmly believe the strength and discipline cultivated in our studios translates to real life growth - fitness is about so much more than skinny jeans or a number on the scale.”

Becca Parisi

“I love the fast paced, high intensity but very intentionally planned classes with no wasted time - the atmosphere is so fun and encouraging.”
 
A self-professed “cardio junkie,” Becca loves to bring the energy and get clients moving. “I like to jump in, get super sweaty, heart pounding, high intensity, energetic, fast paced, and “get it done” in one hour,” she says, and she’s not exaggerating. Clients love how her fitness fanatic side is rounded out with her positive attitude, always willing to stay and chat, sharing her continuing search for self acceptance and love that we are all searching for. “We aren’t defined by what we do (accomplishes or failures), by what we have or don’t have, or what others think about us. Fusion is full of encouragement to push ourselves further than we normally would - such a positive environment for challenge and growth!”

Amy Person

“Fusion clients are hands down, the most dedicated and motivated in KC!”
 
Our resident mix-master full of remixes to get the sweat dripping (“my faves are either Katy Parry or Kelly Clarkson”), Amy likes a good mix of cardio & toning to give an overall body workout every time. “Teaching fitness is like the best of both worlds,” she says, “you improve the overall fitness and mental wellness of your clients, while simultaneously the energy and feedback you receive from them elevates and inspires you - it’s a win, win!” Passionate about leading from her days as a high school teacher, Amy knows how to get the room going and doesn’t stop until the beloved child’s pose at the end. Her classes are full of energy and toning moves - the obliques will most always be remembered the next day.

Erica Creger

“I love how strong I feel punching, kicking, and sweating with a bunch of bad a$$ women!”
 
Erica is known for her intense, push-you-past-your-limits cardio classes - and she loves every minute of it. “There’s never been a time when I’ve walked out of the studio not feeling better than when I’d walked in - the energy, positivity, and overall awesomeness of our clients is contagious!” Whether its helping a newbie set-up for class or persuading a regular to jump higher or faster, Erica is ever-present and zips throughout the room busting out burpees right next to clients to keep them going. “I absolutely love our environment here of kindness, acceptance, and total support. It pushes me to want to be my best every single day.”

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.”

Liz Wallace

“I love pumping up the clients through music and words, and enjoy the feeling that I am responsible for driving the energy during class.”
 
After the birth of her second child, Liz fell in love with Fusion’s difficult, high energy classes on her search for the most effective workout in KC. “Fusion taught me you have to push yourself out of your comfort zones to create change,” she says, and now loves the responsibility she feels for bringing clients to their full potential. Her favorite class, Fusion Mix, brings the best of intense toning mixed with cardio moves to spike the heart rate and burn calories - through her music and coaching tough combos she hopes to push clients to be their best, happiest selves.
 
 

Betsy Winetroub

Betsy grew up a competitive athlete in basketball, volleyball, softball and golf, learning from a young age the importance of physical activity as a lifestyle. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in History in 2005, and continues her love of KU by working for the Alumni Association as Director of Kansas City Programs. While she stayed active pre-Fusion, she says she never quite found the right balance of challenge and fun until she entered the studio doors - and the happiest part of her day involves taking and teaching Fusion classes. “Being here has given me confidence, strength, and flexibility in my body, as well as a healthy and balanced life that I’ve never had before," she says, crediting the 'shock your body' concept to changing her outlook on exercise. Seeing notable changes in her own body as proof that the Fusion method works, she's excited to bring her passion and knowledge to clients.

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.”
 
 
10, 10, 10 is InTENse! This class is structured to provide 10 minutes of cardio, with 10 minutes of arms and 10 minutes of buns or abs, twice through!