It’s Never Too Late for a “New You”
FitQuest and Personal Training at the Rivers Club Can Get You Back On Track
Has your resolution to get in better shape stalled now that January is coming to an end? We understand the feeling, but you don’t have to bore yourself with that same stale workout routine. The world of fitness is ever-evolving, and there are many new exercise options to optimize your results.
As a Rivers Club member, you have access to the FitQuest program and six personal trainers who will help you evaluate your fitness goals and work closely with you to achieve them. We can tailor a fitness program, just for you, so you can hit the refresh button on your “New Year, New You” aspirations.
Lindsay Marshall, Rivers Club FitQuest coordinator and personal trainer, strongly encourages all new members to take full advantage of a free FitQuest session. In addition to gauging current levels of fitness and developing S.M.A.R.T. goals, trainers help members become more comfortable with the club, learn the ins and outs of the fitness equipment, and build a personal relationship. It’s also a great time to meet other members who use the athletic facilities.
There are three parts to FitQuest evaluations. The first, and most important, is the health history questionnaire. This provides trainers with an overview of past injuries or underlying health conditions so they can develop a well-rounded and customized routine that is manageable.
The next segment involves goal setting, which looks at why you joined the club, what your immediate fitness goals are, any hobbies and workout preferences, and if there are any situations that will hinder you from visiting the athletic facilities on a regular basis. Lindsay works to ensure each member’s fitness goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound. This enables everyone to have a clear focus during each workout.
“Almost everyone says they want to lose weight,” Lindsay says. “But there’s so much more we can help members achieve. We want to know what areas of your body you feel need improvement or how much weight you want to lose and in what time frame. Setting a goal of losing three pounds in a month is much more attainable than trying to lose 10 pounds in a month. If you set goals you can reach, you’ll be more inclined to stick with your program.”
Lindsay also emphasizes that it’s not always a lesser weight that makes you fit. “We also take your measurements because you might be building muscle and losing inches, but the scale is not moving,” she says. “Everyone is different, and the number on the scale is not the be-all-end-all.”
Finally, your first FitQuest session will evaluate your current level of fitness. We test heart rate and blood pressure, measure your circumferences and put you through some paces to learn your maximum level of exertion—at least for the time being. If you choose to continue past your initial FitQuest evaluation and attend personal training sessions on a regular basis, we promise to challenge you by gradually making your workouts more difficult.
Every member’s level of fitness is unique. For those who are not experienced, Lindsay recommends a personal training session twice a week and working out on your own once a week. For members who regularly use the athletic facilities and are comfortable working out on their own, Lindsay recommends a personal training session one to two times a month to monitor results and to keep routines fresh.
By the way, Lindsay teaches two group fitness classes: Insanity and Zumba, which are two of her favorite techniques. All trainers hold current certifications and consistently educate themselves to ensure the most updated information is being utilized and provided to you. To learn more about our trainers, session pricing and group fitness schedule, call 412-261-1550.