Genesis Health Clubs is focusing on volleyball, with its recent acquisition of a neighborhood in Martin City and upcoming plans for development in North Kansas City.
Wichita's fitness company purchased the Volleyball Beach Club at 13105 Holmes Road last week for an undisclosed amount. Jackson County property records indicate that the sale covered approximately 4.5 acres to the southeast of Blue Ridge Boulevard, Holmes Road.
Volleyball Beach has 14 outdoor sand-volleyball courts. Eight of these can be converted into indoor air dome courts during the winter months to allow for year-round competitive and recreational play. Beachside Bar and Grille offers food and beverages to players of all levels. Volleyball Beach will be retained and expanded by the company.
Rodney Steven II, the president and owner of Genesis, said that it was all about the programming, whether it be health clubs, volleyball or aquatics. Volleyball Beach's efforts to promote the sport in Kansas City are admirable. We can't wait for this new location in the north and to continue growing the sport.
One North is a 64-acre mixed use development planned by Rick Worner, a master builder in North Kansas City. It's located southeast of Interstates 29/35 & Armour Road.
Genesis plans to build an 70,000-square foot facility that will include a luxury fitness club, 12 sand-volleyball courts, a surf simulator, large outdoor pools, and a restaurant and bar. The location of the company will be on 6.28 acres just north where Indianapolis-based Milhaus, is building a $58-million, 275 apartment complex.
Steven stated in the press release that he could not make any further announcements about Kansas City, but he did promise to provide more exciting news on health and fitness and sports. Kansas City will continue to grow for many years to come.
Genesis operates 21 locations within the Kansas City region and 63 overall. Volleyball Beach will remain under its existing name in the near future, according to the company.