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The Athletic Club

of Overland Park
23 Jun 2017

New Group Fitness Instructors!

We have some new group fitness instructors you will be seeing around the club! Get to know them some more below and make sure you say ‘hello’ when you see them!

Please welcome both Laura Forshee and Amanda Boeschen to our team! They are both experienced, fun, energetic, motivating leaders. Come join Laura for LaBlast on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 in the Group Ex Studio. Experience the full array of ballroom dance styles for Jive to Foxtrot and Viennese Waltz to Lindy Hop. No partners and experience necessary! You can also come and meet Amanda on Fridays for DanceFit from 9:30-10:30. DanceFit is an addictive fusion of high intensity, easy to follow cardio dance moves, DanceFit puts the emphasis as much on having fun as on breaking a sweat! We jam to the Top 40, Latin, oldies, hip hop-anything and everything that keeps us groovin. All levels welcome, no dance experience necessary. Come and join the party!

We would also like to welcome back Viktoria Volosin to our team! She will be teaching Zumba on Sundays from 11-12! Come join the party and dance your way to a better, healthier, happier you!

Amanda Boeschen
Dance has always been a part of my life, but I didn’t realize my true passion for dance until I became involved in group fitness. I have since committed myself to fitness, and what better way to reach our goals than through dance! With energizing music, easy to follow routines and a party like atmosphere you’re sure to get a one of a kind workout. So come reach your goals with me while getting a work out for your mind, body & spirit and best of all have a BLAST doing it!!

Laura Forshee
My name is Laura Forshee and I am a group fitness instructor, currently teaching LaBlast Fitness and Cize Live dance fitness formats. I also hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation /Leisure Studies with an Emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation. A little about me: I am married with two children, and we also have two fluffy dogs at home. I absolutely love, love, love to dance! After suffering a back injury at 19 years old, while dancing, undergoing surgery the next year, I felt my dancing and fitness days were over due to extreme pain with any high impact activity. Being young, it was frustrating to not be able to find many low-impact fitness classes geared toward younger participants. Fast forward 15 years later, I unexpectedly found LaBlast Fitness.

In November of 2014 I got an email from Amore Dance telling me Louis Van Amstel, pro dancer from Dancing With The Stars, was coming to Overland Park to do a fitness training. According to this email, LaBlast Fitness would teach true dance skills and was accessible to everyone from the beginner to the experienced dancer. It was advertised that anyone could do this program. I took a leap of faith and put that to the test and signed up for the instructor training. It was true! I could do it!

I fell in love with the program and have been teaching it ever since. I understand injury and physical limitations and I make it my goal to make this class work for people of all abilities and age groups. I am excited to be able to help others learn to dance, or continue their love of dance, and make fitness fun in my LaBlast class!