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HQ Injury Prevention Clinic for Kids

Injury Prevention Class Specific to Youth Athletes

Is your athlete complaining of aches and pains. Does he or she continue to participate in the same activity over and over again. Is he or she going through a growth spurt? If they are between the ages of 10 and 15 chances are the answer is yes and chances are they have said once or twice their knees, hips or back hurt.

At HealthQuarters we are reaching out to the parents of these kids to let them know they are not alone. On a regular basis we treat child athletes with knee, hip or back pain. We have decided it is time to put a stop to these ongoing complaints. We are certain that most of these complaints stem from over training, growth and under stretching.

It’s time to take a stance. All you need to do is drop your athlete off at HQ for an hour session of foam rolling, core strength and stretching. We will offer these professionally lead classes on Mondays from 7-8 and Thursdays from 730-830. Space is limited to 15 athletes.

Cost: $45 plus HST for The Grid foam roller
$10 for a drop in class
$ 7 per class with a 10 class pass

Classes will begin February 22nd. Please call to reserve a spot for your athlete. Participants must be at least 10 years of age. Call to pre-register and pick your favorite colour foam roller (pink, lime green, black and orange available).

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HealthQuarters Fitness Clinics

HealthQuarters Fitness Clubs

 

Beginning Monday January 11th

 

Clinic Times

Monday evenings at 6:30pm

Saturday afternoons at 1:00 pm

 

Join Larissa for a one mont free trail to kick off your New Year’s resolution right!!

Larissa is one of the RMTs at HQ but did you know she is also a Community Triathlon Coach with Triathlon Ontario and CORE Indoor Cycling coach? She loves getting outdoors and working out with others. Come join her for good times and the benefits of getting fitter.

 

Expectations for Mondays

Come prepared to run/walk outside – YES in January

Runs will vary in distance and intensity with a primary goal of improving speed and efficiency

Time outside will build from 30 minutes to a maximum of 50 minutes

 

Expectations for Saturdays

Come prepared for a conditioning session indoors

Workouts will vary to improve functional running/walking firm with strengthening, stability, core balance and stretching

Info sessions will also occur as interest allows and will cover topics such as periodization of training, nutrition and injury prevention

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Introducing Our New RMT Larissa Robinson

We are excited to introduce her to our team as she is a fantastic Registered Massage Therapist, a highly motivated athlete and a warm, friendly, highly knowledgeable professional that will be an excellent addition to HQ. If you have questions about RMT, running, cycling, stretching or participating in large races such as Iron Mans Larissa is your person!

In our pursuit to educate and contribute to a healthier community we would like to share an article that Larissa has put together for you. Excellent practice to include in your everyday life as well as an easy recipe to check out.

Give this article a read and hopefully it helps to make mornings, and your days a little easier.

Healthy Morning Start – Snooze Alarm Stretches