HQ Happenings – Jan 7, 2022


HQ Happenings
HQ Happenings | January 7th, 2022
HealthQuest Happenings
HealthQuest Indoor Triathlon
Training Begins January 24th!

HealthQuest‘s goal is to inspire participants of all athletic abilities to consider and commit to racing a triathlon. This Indoor Tri offers a safe & simulated environment for athletes of all fitness levels to the sport of triathlon. Upon becoming a triathlete indoors, we invite you to commit and register to race on March 20th, 2022.

Our HQ Team is here to support you on your 8-week journey & celebrate your accomplishments along the way.

THE RACE – Sunday, March 20th
Race will begin with a 500 meter swim, transition from the pool to the Spin Studio and cycle until you reach 13 miles & final transition will be 5K treadmill run to finish.
Why Tri?
Challenge yourself to something new. With an 8-week training program & support along the way, the feeling of accomplishment will be a perfect start to the new year.

Visit the link below to find out more information and download a registration form. If you have any questions, our HQ staff would be happy to help so ask any time!
New Year, New You: Sticking to Your Fitness Resolutions
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 all of them manage to stick to their resolutions, and many give up completely in the next few months. So why then do so many people fall through the cracks and fail to achieve their fitness goals?

Part of the problem is people set vague goals. Saying “I want to get in shape” has its heart in the right place, but unfortunately it also doesn’t really mean much. On the other hand, saying “I want to lose ten pounds” is a better goal because you now have something specific in mind. Wanting to lose those ten pounds by a specific date is better still. Wanting to look their best for a big event such as a wedding or graduation can be a powerful and effective motivator for many people. The more specific the goal you set for yourself, the easier it is to stay focused, track your progress, and hold yourself accountable. Those who trade their vague open-ended goals for “S.M.A.R.T. goals” (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely) are far more likely to find success.

The other reason people fail to stick with their fitness regimen is they don’t give themselves enough time or expect too much from themselves too soon. Studies have shown that it takes about 21 days for something to form a habit, and 90 days before it becomes a permanent lifestyle change. Until these milestones are reached however, new gym members are still in their transformative stage. This is a vulnerable time for some people, if they are prone to giving up. If you feel this might be you, understand that you are doing the right thing by trying. Trust the process. And forgive yourself for the occasional slip up. Sometimes life gets in the way and you might miss a workout. That happens to the best of us! Keep forging ahead. And, always remember your reason for doing this in the first place.

For further information and assistance, please consult with our HealthQuest Fitness Center staff. We are here to help you!
Upcoming HealthQuest Hammerheads Home Swim Meets
Sunday, January 9th & 16th

The HealthQuest Hammerheads Swim Team will be hosting home swim meets on Sunday, January 9th and 16th in the indoor pool. This will result in the pool being closed on these dates from 8:30am-12pm. Thank you for your cooperation and showing support for our young swim athletes!
Pelvic Floor 101
Hosted by: Lara Seligman-Russo PT, DPT
Saturday, January 15th – 12-2pm

Peeing when you laugh (or cough) is common but not normal! This workshop, brought to you by the Pilates Studio at HealthQuest, will cover basic anatomy, types of incontinence, common misconceptions, bladder irritants and “kegels” vs. “down training”. You’ll also leave the workshop with resources, strategies and exercises for the pelvic floor.

This workshop costs $20 for HQ Members (member guests are also welcome) but space is limited so please register via you HealthQuest member portal/mobile app or contact the Pilates Studio at pilates@hqfit.com or (908)-782-4009 x280.
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