Owner/ President - 50 locations
Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 1994
Eddy’s Chevrolet & Cadillac
Eddy's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Eddy’s Mazda of Lee’s Summit
Brandon Steven Motors
Genesis Health Clubs
Subaru of Wichita
Steven Collision Center
Super Car Guys
Lead Financial Services
Steven Brothers Sports Management
Junior Wichita Thunder
Leap Family Entertainment
SKY Trampoline Park
Rodney Steven II, President and Owner of Genesis Health Clubs, attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois on a tennis scholarship. Prior to attending the university, he had been actively teaching tennis and was physically active, himself. After graduating, Rodney continued following his vision of pursuing a healthy lifestyle and helping others in his hometown do the same, and soon recognized the need for a fitness center that was focused on top-quality customer service and personal attention.
It was from this early vision that the service-oriented, results-based training model was born, and Genesis Health Clubs anchored its rightful place in the fitness industry.
Genesis Health Clubs currently has five facilities in Wichita. Over the years, Genesis has expanded its reach opening clubs in every city in Kansas with a population of over 30,000, as well as locations in Missouri, Nebraska Colorado and Oklahoma giving customers the most well-rounded and professional fitness experience in the Midwest.
Within each location, members will find top of the line, state-of-the-art equipment and the latest and greatest in fitness trends from around the country. Each club also provides specialized amenities and services including child care, tanning beds, basketball courts, steam rooms, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, Pilates training studios and more.
With 100,000 patrons coming through the doors daily, Genesis has maintained the best facilities, hired the best staff, and provided thousands of members, from youth to senior citizens, the ultimate fitness and exercise experience.
Genesis owns most of their properties and operates each one of them.
Through many associations made over the years in sports and sports-training, Rodney Steven II has had the opportunity to branch out into other businesses. This includes taking over management of the Wichita Ice Center, which houses the downtown Wichita Genesis location.
Another huge win for Steven was the purchase of the Wichita Thunder and Tulsa Oiler Hockey Teams, both part of the ECHL affiliate program. The first season under new ownership, the Thunder posted a winning record and bid for the league championship.
Rodney and his brother, Brandon Steven, co-own both hockey teams together under Steven Brothers Sports Management. Rodney is also co-owner in multiple car lots (Brandon Steven Motors, Eddy's Toyota, Eddy’s Volvo, Eddy’s Chevrolet & Cadillac, Eddy’s Mazda of Lee’s Summit, Eddy’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Eddy’s Lincoln, Super Car Guys and Subaru of Wichita) with Brandon. The pair also recently opened 6S Steakhouse, a first in fine dining for West Wichita.
Rodney’s passion for fitness extends beyond just the health club industry and into philanthropy. In 2006, Rodney and Brandon founded the Genesis Foundation for Fitness and Tennis (GFFT). This 501c3 foundation operates with the purpose of allowing all citizens, regardless of background and means, the opportunity to participate in recreational and/or competitive fitness activities. GFFT provides funding and scholarships for individuals interested in tennis, both for recreation and competition, as well as at-risk, disadvantaged and otherwise under-funded youth. It is Rodney’s mission to make sure that all children have the opportunity to experience the joy of fitness, and GFFT helps bring that goal closer to reality every day.
Rodney and his wife, Juliette, have six children (Breckyn, Rodney Steven III, Brittany, Vanessa, Rock & Berkley) and reside in Wichita, Kansas.