The Importance of Stretching

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By: HealthQuest Personal Trainer Adrian Kinsella One of the most frequently neglected aspects of fitness, yet one of the easiest to do, is stretching.  Many people who suffer from constant soreness or impaired mobility could benefit greatly from introducing a few simple stretches to their daily routine. Broadly speaking, most stretches can be divided into …

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: BREAKING THE BIAS IN LES MILLS AFRICA

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by Sarah ShorttWriter and Fitness Specialist for Les Mills International In defiance of cultural norms, Les Mills Africa is encouraging women to step up to the (fitness) mic. “Nine times out of ten, any fitness class you walk into in the UK is being taught by a female Instructor,” says UK-based Trainer Denice Burr. “It’s …

The Importance of Exercise for a Healthy Heart

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By HealthQuest Personal Trainer Adrian Kinsella February is American Heart Month, named since 1964 to create awareness of a severe national health problem in this country: heart disease. Sadly, this crisis not only still on-going, but is actually more prevalent now than when Heart Month was first created. Heart disease is still the leading cause …

New Year, New You: Sticking to Your Fitness Resolutions

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By Elite Personal Trainer Adrian Kinsella (kinsella@hqfit.com) The new year can be an exciting time, carrying with it a connotation of new beginnings and fresh starts. We’ve all heard the clichés. Every January, countless well-meaning people decide to embrace this spirit of change by setting a goal to join a gym and get in shape. Unfortunately, not …

Answering Your Questions

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Thank you for your patience as we work together with our staff, members and the entire community during this very difficult time in our world. We know you have many questions based on the outreach we have received this past week and wanted to address those below with a Q & A. This is a fluid situation; …