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Rush Hour - Cycle Class

This class is taught by:

Jodie Schnakenberg

“The community aspect of Fusion is far greater than anything I’ve experienced in this city - we support each other and pick each other up if we falter.”
Her boisterous & confident presence as an instructor comes from her years as a high school teacher - and we’re not quite sure where her other amazing energy comes from. Bringing the Pound workout to KC, she started with Fusion (“my original #poundposse”), and teaches at other studios throughout the city. Pound’s unique brand of “rock out workout” has clients use drumsticks to literally rock out (“I do not workout without music because that is simply blasphemy”), while they up their cardio endurance and build muscle tone. Jodie’s excitement over teaching a new track is infectious, and the hour flies by as she sings along, motivates clients to let loose and enjoy, and if we’re lucky, sometimes even throws in a few dance moves. “Fitness is a lifestyle, not a phase,” she explains, and her carefree passion of teaching Pound class never ceases to impress (the experience or the soreness the next day.)

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!”

Mari Platt

“The things you doubt you can accomplish or feel are unbelievably hard to do...once you conquer want more.”
Mari’s energy is contagious in the Fusion Fly spin room - through her music picks and undeniable love of spinning (and Foo Fighters), she leads clients through major cardio drills of sprints and hills while smiling and pushing them to go even harder. “I love the release I get from loud music and high cardio,” she says, “nothing better. Makes me feel calm and at peace inside when I walk out of Fusion.” Teaching spin, doing her first ½ marathon and then triathlon kept her striving for more finish lines to cross - next on her bucket list? Full marathon (and to keep challenging clients to look for their own finish line goals.)

Shawna Wright

“An energized room full of driven, goal oriented people working hard and sweating like crazy - it’s kind of like a giant dance party with the best music and the most fun people in the city.”
Our original Weight Loss Boot Camp’er, Shawna found out what she was capable of and couldn’t wait to share the experience with other women with similar goals. “The format in WLBC is completely based on individual improvement - this program (and Fusion in general) is so successful because we all WANT to be here. The clients, the instructors - we are all working on the same goals together. The more positivity and power we surround ourselves with, the better our success.” An awesome cheerleader and motivator, she focuses on why our health is so important and how we each deserve to get the most out of our lives, starting with taking care of ourselves. “During those 12 weeks of my WLBC years ago, Darby tricked me into running my first 10K and doing a Burn 1000 in the same day,” she laughs, “ but I was so amazed at how my body could perform. It was a moment that I realized, I really could accomplish anything. Just like strengthen our bodies, we also train our mind to overcome and be strong. That’s the key.”

Anne Lock

“There is an energy at Fusion that is unique to anywhere else I’ve been - people here want to succeed, and they want everyone else around them to succeed as well.”
Anne’s mellow presence quickly turns to work mode when the studio doors shut and the music blares. Her creative movements flow from one body part to the next, burning out muscle groups and spiking the heart rate quickly. “I love the clients here because a)they work harder than anywhere I’ve ever seen, and b)they come game for anything.” As a client she made sure to mix her classes and “never to get in a routine of just taking one style of class,” so as an instructor she knows the importance of changing it up from one hour to the next. “The culture here is unmatched - with all of us from the instructors to the clients being genuinely excited to be here - we get the job done each time.”

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!”
Put the pedal to the medal for 45-minutes of pure sweat. Spike your heart rate & burn fat with climbs, sprints and jumps for a hardcore calorie burn and full body workout.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Dec 17 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm with Jaclyn Cheever
    at Overland Park
  • Mon Dec 17 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Jodie Schnakenberg
    at Overland Park
  • Tue Dec 18 5:25 am - 6:15 am with Darby Brender
    at Overland Park
  • Tue Dec 18 5:25 pm - 6:25 pm with Riley Parker Bucci
    at Overland Park
  • Class Full
    Wed Dec 19 5:25 am - 6:15 am with Becky Schaller
    at Overland Park
  • Wed Dec 19 9:30 am - 10:15 am with Mari Platt
    at Overland Park
  • Thu Dec 20 5:25 am - 6:15 am with Shawna Wright
    at Overland Park
  • Thu Dec 20 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Jaclyn Cheever
    at Overland Park
  • Thu Dec 20 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Anne Lock
    at Overland Park
  • Fri Dec 21 5:25 am - 6:15 am with Riley Parker Bucci
    at Overland Park
  • Fri Dec 21 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Becca Parisi
    at Overland Park
  • Sat Dec 22 7:00 am - 7:45 am with Riley Parker Bucci
    at Overland Park
  • Sat Dec 22 8:25 am - 9:25 am with Mari Platt
    at Overland Park