Commit 2B fit Squat Challenge!

Need more movement throughout your workday? Stuck in a workout routine that doesn’t seem to challenge you. Try Commit 2B Fit, new fall challenges. Squat everyday for 30 days in a row, record your progress, show it to a HFC fitness staff and receive a free t-shirt.

The Challenge

1. Start with your chosen amount of squats on day 1.

2. Add add 1, 5 or 10 squats on each day for 30 days.

3. Split the amount of squats you have to do in one day up.

4. Attend a free squat form workshop Wednesday September 24 10:00 am in the Functional Training Room.

Bike To School Day at Montana State University!

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Come join the fun and participate in Bike To School Day September 24th 10am-2pm!!

New Trainer Spotlight: Ginger Terry

Fitness should never be a task, but instead  the lifestyle that we choose to live. It is just a matter of what level you want to live that life at. Through knowledge, movement, power, and means of mentality, it is my goal to provide clients with the necessary steps to live that desired lifestyle that they deserve.

Currently, I am a NETA certified personal trainer. In the very near future, it is my goal to be certified as a health fitness specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine. By achieving my goals, I hope to have to power to help others achieve their goals with my expanded knowledge. I have always felt that I need to be part of the solution for individuals. I want to help them become healthier before they have to see a specialist (i.e. physical therapist, orthopedic doctor, etc.).

After coaching for many years, and watching athletes grow as individuals (both mentally and physically), I became excited to bring that same feel into the fitness center. Watching someone change for the better is always an inspiring moment.

I am here to answer questions and am very excited to work with you! Stop by and get a free goal assessment!


Happy Hour Bootcamp

happy-hour-bootcamp copyCheck out our new exercise special program! Starts Sept. 15th and 16th, sign up soon as space is limited!

This will be held in the Hosaeus Fitness Center.

New Trainer Spotlight: Kassie Lybeck


I believe that fitness is the beginning of everything that most people want in life: health, vitality, beauty, strength, confidence, and self-respect. I am dedicated to creating a client-specific program to improve the overall fitness of my clients and take pride in helping and motivating clients to reach their goals. As a NETA Certified Personal Trainer, I believe that functional strength, core stability, flexibility, cardiovascular exercise, and proper nutrition are fundamental to achieving any and all goals you may have set for yourself. The majority of my experience is in the area of weight loss and overall fitness.

I enjoy numerous outdoor activities and continuing my education in the vastly growing fitness industry. Stop by the Rec. Sports Office to visit about your goals with me!

Create a Healthy Routine!

routineStart the semester off by creating healthy habits. It takes the average person 66 days to form a new habit (Clear), about half way through the semester. It is important to create habits that fit your fitness goals, making accurate choices in the fitness center as well as in the dining hall. Don’t tell yourself you are going to go to the gym everyday at 5:00 am if you are not a morning person, set yourself up for success! Choose activities, meal and work out times that fit into your schedule and that you enjoy!

Feeling stuck in your routine? Be sure to ask one of our expert trainers for advice. It takes 300 repetitions to learn a new exercise but 5,000 repetitions to correct a poorly created pattern.


Clear, James. “How Long Does It Actually Take to Form a New Habit?” Huffingpost. April 2014.

Trainer Spotlight: Hector Melendez


Personal Trainer through ISSA

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I earned a Bachelors Degree in Sports Science from Lasell College in 2011 and am currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at El Paso. I changed my major from Athletic Training to Sports Science because I realized that I had a real passion in helping others achieve their goals.

After college, I obtained my personal trainer certification through the ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) and most recently became a Level 1 USA Weightlifting Sports performance coach. I do however aspire to obtain my Strength and Conditioning certification in the upcoming months. While in college, I played club rugby and also learned and practiced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. When I am not in the gym, I enjoy watching sports, reading up on current articles in training, and working on my car.

When I am around the fitness center, please feel free to ask me any questions that you may have. I would love to help you achieve your health/fitness goals. Train smarter not harder!


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