Minges Creek Athletic
Club Battle Creek's Tradition of Fitness.
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.
Rebecca is a certified personal trainer, PT, by the AFAA, and is
also a certified fitness instructor teaching Zumba. She has an
extensive amount of training in fitness including body sculpting,
Tae Kwon Do, and over 18 years of weight room, and fitness
experience. Rebecca has also complete 3 half-marathons. She is
currently training to be a Physical Therapist Assistant.
Rebecca says as a personal trainer, her objective is to give you the
knowledge and necessary tools to live a healthy lifestyle. Working
with doctors and physical therapists, I will set up safe and
effective exercise programs for a person’s unique lifestyle,
schedule, and needs. Consistency is the key for mind and body
fitness. She will be there to encourage her clients every step of
Robin is a registered Yoga teacher (RYT), and began her ongoing yoga
practice in 2001. She completed her 200 hour Teacher Certification
at Sun Moon Yoga Studio in Ann Arbor, Mi. in 2008. She is also a
Sales Specialist at National City Bank. She has been a MCAC member
for over 20 years. Her classes include gentle subtle movements with
an emphasis on the breath guiding the movement. This restorative and
stress-reducing style evolves through her on-going readings,
workshops, and most importantly practice! She says “as I teach my
students, I realize THEY become my teachers.” Favorite Quote: “We’re
so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that
we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with
being alive, is what it’s all about.” ~Joseph Campbell
Andrea has been teaching group fitness for twenty-two years. During
that time she has taught step, BodyStep, boot camp, cycling,
BodyVive and has obtained her personal trainer certification. She
most enjoys welcoming new members to class and watching their
confidence and strength grow starting day one! Andrea has worked in
the educational field as a teacher and administrator at all levels
K-12 for the past 17 years and is a graduate of Western Michigan
University and Michigan State University. She is the proud mom of
three boys, Cameron, Harrison, and Evan who watches them all from
Tiffany Vogel Tiffany started co-teaching group fitness
classes in 2011 and started instructing her current Spinning class
in early 2013. Since joining Minges Creek years ago and losing 40
pounds from taking classes offered at the club, Tiffany has had a
passion for fitness. Tiffany is currently pursing certification in
Holistic Nutrition. She has worked at the HDI Federal Center for 10
years and in her spare time she loves running long and short
distance races, group fitness classes, and spending time with her 2
dogs, London and Lola. Tiffany especially enjoys family time with
her fiancé and daughter. Her goal is to encourage others to reach
their health and fitness goals. Tiffany's philosophy is "A candle
loses nothing by lighting another candle."
JANEY STANSBURY Janey a
Certified Personal Trainer who specializes in Strength Training,
Pilates Mat Work, Pilates Reformer, and Functional/Core Training.
With over 20 yrs experience in fitness, love for dogs and a passion
for healthy eating, organizing, nature and exercise, Janey can help
you (and your furry friends) de-stress, find balance and enjoy a
better quality of life. Whether you are too busy, too tired or
unable to walk your dog, run errands, organize a space/room, prepare
healthy meals, tend to your garden or just simply need help getting
motivated to exercise in a fun, safe and effective way, Janey can
help you. Contact Janey at stressfreesolutionswithjaney.com,
-579-JANE); firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com. Sessions are tailored to your own personal goals, needs, fitness
level and your busy life-style. Mission statement: "To help you live
a better quality of life with less stress, less worries, more time,
more energy and Balance in all things."
"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."
Andrea Evans-Nessel has been teaching group fitness for 21 years.
She currently teaches BodyStep, Cycling, and BodyVive but has also
taught freestyle step, bootcamp, kickboxing, and has worked as a
In her spare time, Andrea works as an elementary principal for
Marshall Public Schools and spends time with her energetic 7 and 3
year old, Cameron and Harrison. Their middle brother, Evan, watches
over her from heaven.
She also enjoys boating, fishing, golf, and way too much reality TV.
She loves teaching at MCAC and meeting new members and watching them
feel better about themselves each time they finish a class! Andrea
says: "God never gives you anything you can't handle".
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 22 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 17 years and has been the Director of Marketing at
Maplewood in Marshall for almost 12 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!
Rebecca is a
certified personal trainer, PT, by the AFAA, and is also a certified
fitness instructor teaching Zumba. She has an extensive amount of
training in fitness including body sculpting, Tae Kwon Do, and over
18 years of weight room, and fitness experience. Rebecca has also
complete 3 half-marathons. She is currently training to be a
Physical Therapist Assistant.
Rebecca says as
a personal trainer, her objective is to give you the knowledge and
necessary tools to live a healthy lifestyle. Working with doctors
and physical therapists, I will set up safe and effective exercise
programs for a person’s unique lifestyle, schedule, and needs.
Consistency is the key for mind and body fitness. She will be there
to encourage her clients every step of the way.
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.