In short - our
club was established in 1976 and had been responsible for providing
outstanding tennis, racquetball and fitness programs to the
community ever since. Take a look at our website. Check
here for the latest schedules and promotions or join us on facebook. But please join us at the best fitness
focused facility in the region. Come see why MCAC is -
Battle Creek's Tradition of Fitness.
JANEY STANSBURY Janey is a Certified
Health and Fitness Professional who specializes in
Personal Training, Sports Specific Exercises,
Pilates/Reformer, Core Work, Balance, Functional
Fitness, Stretching, Nutrition and Energy
Balancing/Eft. She refers to the work she does as
The Art of Balance. When it comes to exercise, she
believes in quality vs quantity, good
form/technique, and tailoring a safe, effective
program for each individual according to their
needs, goals and fitness condition. "You have to
listen to your clients and begin with where they are
and break it down into safe, doable steps." With
over 15 yrs in the fitness industry and a passion
for helping others, Janey can help you look and feel
your best from a more balanced approach no matter
what your age/gender and level of fitness. You can
reach her by calling or emailing her at
email@example.com; 269-579-JANE(5263). Or
come and see her at the club for a free 30 minute
Pilates Reformer demo and check out her classes
while you're there. She bridges the gap between the
Classical Method of Pilates and the modern day gym
Born and raised here. LHS, KCC and WMU grad.
United States Air Force veteran. Retired Command Officer from
Battle Creek Police Department I have been a Firearms instructor
since 1975. 2nd Degree Black Belt HapKiDo instructor Women's Self
Defense Instructor Ground Fighting Instructor Spinning Instructor
Mountain Bike rider and occasional racer City Commissioner Former
Mayor First started coming to Minges Creek in 1978 when I was
discharged from the service to play racket ball.
Kathy Haulman My name is Kathy. 200 RYT, and
member of Yoga Alliance. Sharing my love of Yoga has become my
passion. Yoga postures are designed to tone strengthen and align our
bodies. Yoga increases flexibility and promotes blood flow. Creating
balance & bringing awareness to the mind & body. Breathing
techniques, spinal alignment, and strengthening of the muscles are
some of the awesome benefits of this practice. Namaste
"Patty has been working in the fitness industry
since 1992. She is an AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor and
has taught Free Style Step, Cardio Classes, Boot Camp classes and is
currently certified in BODY STEP, BODY PUMP and BODY COMBAT with Les
Mills. She loves teaching Group Fitness classes and it is her
passion to bring a creative, fun, positive, energetic and exciting
atmosphere when she teaches her classes. Her goal is to have people
leave at the end of a class wanting to come back again and again!
She is happily married to Lance and they have two beautiful daughers,
Kendall and Mackenzie."
certified in BTS/Les Mills in 2003, and currently teaches Cycling,
and Group Power. She has worked in the dental field for the last 34
years, and has worked for Dr. Domin in downtown Marshall for the
past 2 ½ years. Christie has always loved working out, and doing
group fitness classes! This came natural to her as her, and her
husband love to do multiple day bike rides supported, and
self-contained. They have no children, but do a have a very spoiled
yellow lab – Daisey. In her spare time she loves to spoil her great
nieces, and nephews, cross-country ski, hike, backpack, camp, take
motorcycle trips (riding to Yellowstone last summer!), loves to go
jeeping, and teach group fitness at a great gym – MCAC!!!
Linda is a BTS
certified fitness instructor, and currently teaches Group Power.
She has been teaching since 1990 starting with Aerobics, and Step
Aerobics. Linda is becoming ACE certified as well! She is a widow,
has two daughters, one step-son, four grandchildren, and four
step-grandchildren. Linda likes to travel, and especially enjoys
hiking in the National Parks out west in the summer, and LOVES to
Karin has been teaching group fitness for 23 years. She was first
certified in 1990, and began teaching for Western Michigan
University. Karin is a Les Mills certified Body Pump and Body Step
instructor. She also teaches Spin classes. She loves teaching and
working with the members, and has established many wonderful
relationships through group fitness. Karin has been a licensed
Social Worker for 20 years and has been the Director of Marketing at
Maplewood in Marshall for 15 years. She utilizes her social
work skills daily in her current position. Karin lives in the
country with her husband Dave, critters; Mojo, Murphy and Sammy and
loves every minute of it!! Her philosophy is, “If there is FUN
involved, sign me up!”
Desiree is a
certified Group Centergy, and Group Step instructor, and has been
teaching for over 15 years. She loves teaching classes, and meeting
so many wonderful people - which have become some of her closest,
and dearest friends. Desiree also feels blessed to have her mom, and
her sister as participants in my classes – she loves that! She also
works part time at Regional Medical Laboratory as a Medical
Technologist, and has worked there for over 14 years on both first,
and second shifts, and have appreciated the flexibility it has
offered her throughout the years. Desiree’s greatest joy, however,
is her family. She had been happily married to her husband, Roger,
for 23 years, and have three children, Roger III, Michael, and
Olivia. They also have have a Shi Tzu named Maggie. Desiree keeps
very busy staying involved in all of her kid’s activities including
band, soccer, swimming/diving, and cross-country, and wouldn’t have
it any other way. She thanks everyone for welcoming her to Minges,
and looks forward to many wonderful times with you all!
Group Fitness Videos
energizing step workout that makes you feel liberated and alive.
Using a height-adjustable step and simple movements on, over and
around the step you get huge motivation from sing-a-long music and
approachable instructors. Cardio blocks push fat burning systems
into high gear followed by muscle conditioning tracks that shape and
tone your body.
BodyFlow™ is the Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates
workout that builds flexibility and strength and leaves you feeling
centered and calm. Controlled breathing, concentration and a
carefully structured series of stretches, moves and poses to music
create a holistic workout that brings the body into a state of
harmony and balance.
30 Minutes! Fucusing in on the torso and sling muscles that connect
your upper body to your lower body. It’s ideal for tightening your
tummy and butt, while also improving functional strength and
assisting in injury prevention.
BodyCombat™ is the empowering cardio
workout where you are totally unleashed. This fiercely energetic
program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of
disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai.
Supported by driving music and powerful role model instructors, you
strike, punch, kick and kata your way through calories to superior
PILATES: Core training, centering and control.
Without a strong core everything we do physically and emotionally is
tougher. Learn to strengthen the core and breathe properly creating
a stronger foundation. Pilates offers lifestyle changes and is like
Yoga in that they are both disci-plines. Get strong with this great
class. From beginners to the experts this class is highly
recommended for all!
PILATES REFORMER TRAINING: Individual lessons with our
certified Pilates Reformer instructor/trainer. Use the reformer to
gain strength and flexibility for all muscle groups; always with an
emphasis on core and breathing. Contact the club or inquire within
for pricing and availability.
CYCLING: Do you want to burn some serious
calories? This is the class for you! Also known as spinning, Cycling
is low-impact on the joints, but offers all fitness levels a
challenge. Our Greg LeMond bikes allow you to increase, or decrease
your resistance, which provides you with as much challenge as you
can handle! A great group class set to dynamic music and led by
energetic instructors. You’ll feel like you’ve brought the ‘outside
in.’ We provide the towel. You bring your water bottle!
The largest Latin-inspired fitness brand in the world. “Zumba
breaks all the rules.” As a dance-based workout, it is fairly
free-form. There is an organized flow to the routines, but you
do not have to follow them perfectly. Nor do you have to
pay much attention to counts or turns, only to the beat of the
music. You must move your body to the beat – or, rather let
the beat move your body.
Zumba emphasis is on the importance of
each person enjoying the experience and the classes are all about
joy and fun. You do
not need to know how to dance. You do not need to memorize
steps. You just have fun and you get results.
What to wear?
Loose and confortable Leotards, shorts, spandex shorts, cargo pants,
baggy pants and T-shirts and lighter-weight shoes such as aerobics
shoe, a court shoe, jazz sneakers.
Eating a healthy breakfast or cereal, or toast, eggs, or fruit is a
critical fueling strategy. Breakfast also curbs your appetite, so
after the workout you will be less likely to reward yourself with
high-calories treats. Have a light snack (fresh fruit, a cup of
yogurt, or an energy bar) within an hour prior to doing Zumba to
energize you, compared to having eaten nothing.
YOGA: A discipline the body loves! Create new
Chi (Life Force Energy)! Yoga has been around for thousands of
years. This discipline allows the body release through
strengthening, lengthening and stretching which improves your
flexibility. Yoga can center the mind and body while creat-ing
balance. Relaxing meditation finishes the class. Several Yoga styles
are offered. A great way to de-stress.