HQ Happenings – Mar 18, 2022

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HQ Happenings
HQ Happenings | March 18th, 2022
HealthQuest Happenings
Club Notice
For Sunday, March 20th

Please be aware that HealthQuest will be hosting it’s Indoor Triathlon on Sunday, March 20th. In order to carry out a safe and effective event, please plan your daily workout for the following:

On Sunday, March 20th the indoor pool will be closed from 7:15am to roughly 10:45am and select fitness center treadmills will be marked as reserved for the triathlon from 8am to roughly noon. All members, however, are welcomed to watch and cheer on our triathletes as they race toward the finish line.

Thank you for your cooperation as we welcome back this fun event to the club.
The Importance of Stretching
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 two main categories: static stretching and dynamic stretching.

Static:
  • Typically held in place for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Relieves sore muscles.
  • Best performed AFTER a workout.

Dynamic:
  • An active repetitive movement.
  • Typically will mimic the movement of the exercise performed.
  • “Warms” muscles and establishes proper movement patterns.
  • Best performed BEFORE a workout.

Benefits of stretching include restoring elasticity to tight muscles, increased range of motion and flexibility, and improved circulation. All of this contributes to a reduced chance of injury, and improved recovery time if you do get injured. Sedentary individuals can benefit from the loosening of overly tightened muscle groups. For example, people who spend much of their day sitting will often suffer from tight hip flexors, which in turn can lead to lower back problems. A few simple stretches can help open the hips up and restore them to “factory standard”. But even many highly active people are sometimes surprised by how much extra tension they are carrying until they try finally giving themselves a good stretch!

For more information, please consult our Fitness Center staff. We are here to help you!
Lifeguard Certification Course
March 25th-27th
Become an American Red Cross certified lifeguard through a comprehensive course hosted at HealthQuest. This 3-day hands-on course costs $350 for HQ Members and $375 for Non-members. Register today and SAVE $25!
For questions about the course, please contact Joshua Bavosa at (908)-782-4009 x251 or bavosa@hqfit.com.
Doctor Spotlight Series
Hunterdon County is home to many experienced medical professionals. Through our Doctor Spotlight Series we’ll be featuring a number of personable and qualified doctors from our friends at MidJersey Orthopaedics!  

Robert C. More, MD, FAAOS

Dr. More started his Orthopaedic Sports Medicine practice in this area over 30 years ago, and since then has been taking care of athletes in a variety of sports and on all different levels – recreational, club, travel, middle school, high school, college, and professional.

Dr. More attended Medical School and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at UCLA, then completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at UCSD. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, and is a long-time member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, a select organization focusing on the care of the athlete.

Dr. More’s focus is not only to treat different conditions in athletes, but more importantly to prevent them from occurring, through proper equipment, education, and training. 
Q Dynamics Dance Company Showcase
Sunday, March 20th @ 1:30pm in The Pulse
This Sunday we are beyond excited to welcome back our annual Q Dynamics Dance Showcase! Come to the HealthQuest Pulse Studio at 1:30pm for an exclusive showing of ALL of our 2022 season dances free of admission!  

The team is geared up and excited to perform in front of a live audience once again!

Photo by Peter Stanev
Featuring dancer Isabella Schmidt
Start Thinking Summer Camp!
All 2022 Summer Camp information is out and it’s time to start thinking about how to keep the kids active this summer!

With a wide variety of camp themes, we have something that will interest every child and have them making last memories all summer long. Check out our website for all the exciting details and reserve your child a spot today!

Questions about camp? Our Camp Director, Candace Bunnell would be happy to assist – contact her at bunnell@hqfit.com or (908)-782-4009 x234.
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