A Message from McConnell's General Manager 

Dear MHHC Members,

We are gearing up for a busy month of July and August at MHHC. As the temperatures rise, it is important to remember to exercise safely and stay hydrated. During exercise both indoors and especially outdoors, hydration is vital to exercising safely. According to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), some helpful hydration tips are to drink 17-20 ounces of water two hours prior to the start of exercise and an additional 7-10 ounces every 10-20 minutes during exercise.

If you missed out on the email towards the end of June for a chance to fill out our annual Member Experience Survey, I would encourage you to do so now by clicking on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MN9GFMV. We learn valuable information from this yearly survey and hope you will consider completing it for us. If you already have completed it, Thank You! I will report back on some of our findings in newsletters later in the year.

July is also the beginning of our annual fundraising for the American Heart Association (AHA). We will again offer many opportunities to support the AHA Heart Walk on Saturday, August 22 at the Columbus Commons. We will be offering an opportunity to purchase Big Red’s Lodge overnight stays, yearly memberships as well as our silent auction. Keep your eyes and ears open for future communication on upcoming events. In addition to helping support the cause through the purchases of MHHC items and events, we also invite you to join us and walk with us the day of the event. Many of our associates throughout the Center are Team Captains and would love to have you join their team. If you are interested, please click here. This link will take you to the OhioHealth page, and then you can scroll down to the McConnell Heart Health Center business unit and select a team to join. The more the merrier so please join us!

Thank you for supporting MHHC and giving us the opportunity each day to earn your business. We are here for you, so please let us know how we can help you continue to stay on track and reach your goals! 

Amy Upp, MS
General Manager, Community Health and Fitness
McConnell Heart Health Center
(614) 566.3499
Amy.Upp@ohiohealth.com

American Heart Association Annual Membership Drawing 

It’s a WIN-WIN!

From July 1, 2015, through July 20, 2015, you can enter your name in our drawing for a chance to purchase a discounted McConnell Heart Health Center (MHHC) ANNUAL Membership while also supporting the American Heart Association!

MHHC’s Discounted Annual AHA Membership Prices

  • Primary (under 65 yrs of age): $774.00 (regularly $928.00)    
  • Senior (65 & over): $648.27 (regularly $777.87)
  • Extended Family: $503.10 (regularly $603.72)

In appreciation for your membership loyalty, this offer is only available to current MHHC members.

Drawing will take place on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

Members whose names are drawn will be contacted by Membership Services for the opportunity to purchase a discounted AHA annual membership based on their current membership status (i.e., Primary, Senior or Extended Family) and have until end-of-day, July 29, 2015, to purchase the membership offered to them. Failure to purchase by end-of-day, July 29, 2015, results in loss of offer, and the membership will be offered to the next member drawn. As an AHA donation, these purchases are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Complete Our 2015 Member Experience Survey! 

Thank you for choosing MHHC to be your Center of choice for your health and fitness needs. We appreciate the trust you have placed in our team and are always looking for ways to make your experience better. In order to continue to grow as a Center and to learn from our members, we are asking for you to take a few minutes and complete our Member Experience Survey. 

Your feedback is important to us. Your responses will help us understand the programs and services you value most, as well as any concerns you may have that we can improve upon to better meet your needs. Your responses will be kept confidential and will not be used for any purpose other than improvements to the McConnell Heart Health Center programs, services and facilities.  Thank you!

Please click on the following link to take the survey: <https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MN9GFMV

 All New! Summer Fitness Challenge at McConnell Heart Health Center  

Kicking off July 20, this six-week, members-only program is a great way to stay on track and have more fun with your workouts this summer! You will start off with cardiovascular and strength assessments, including an InBody body composition analysis to build awareness, and then you will be provided with Workouts of the Week and Mini Challenges to help motivate you and encourage you to reach your health and fitness goals.

The program also includes weekly motivational emails, an education session to review your InBody results sheet and learn how to lose body fat and increase muscle mass, and a chance to win a free month of membership!

Learn more at an information session on Tuesday, July 14, 10 to 10:30 a.m. or Thursday, July 16, 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. in Classroom B.

The program costs $50 and includes the InBody analysis and a MHHC tote bag when you complete the program.

Register by July 16 at the Communication Desk or call (614) 566.5356 with questions. 

 Did You Know…? 

Did you know we have a new piece of equipment called an InBody?  

The InBody scale is a quick, safe and accurate way to measure body fat and lean mass. Your results can help you understand how your nutrition, exercise and lifestyle regimen are affecting your body. The appointment includes a one-on-one consultation with an Exercise Physiologist to review your results. Please call (614) 566.3804 for pricing and to schedule an appointment.

Did you know that currently we have 1,934 members with an active Fitlinxx status?

If you aren’t aware of what Fitlinxx can do for you or haven’t used it in a while, ask one of our Exercise Physiologists for help the next time you are in the Center. Fitlinxx is a wonderful tool to help you track your workouts and it even lets you know if you are using proper range of motion on the Cybex strength equipment. In May 2015, we had a total of 1,160 individual members log into Fitlinxx with a total a total of 6,814 workout days. Keep it up!!

Did you know we recently purchased some additional strength training equipment?

We invite you to check out some new equipment located on the main level of the fitness floor. We have added an additional squat rack and bench press to allow more members to utilize these pieces at the same. There is also a new LifeFitness Synergy multi-function station that provides additional opportunities as well. Soon, we will be updating our free weights! 

Earn a Chance to Win a Complimentary Month of Membership Dues

To earn a chance to win a month's membership dues, simply read the July e-newsletter, answer the question below and bring it to our Customer Service Desk. You'll need to print off this page, so you can mark the correct answer and fill in your personal information. Then, turn in your entry on your next MHHC visit. You will be automatically entered into a drawing to occur the last week of July. Congratulations to Richard Thompson, who won last month's drawing!

Question:  When storing lettuce, place a paper on top of the lettuce before wrapping the container with plastic wrap as this will absorb the excess moisture and keep the lettuce from wilting.

Answer: (Circle your choice)
A. True 
B.  False  

Name: ______________________

Best Contact Number: _______________

Take Advantage of Big Red’'s Lodges

Are you looking for a getaway close to home? Do you have friends or family visiting from out of town?

Take advantage of the McConnell Heart Health Center member’s special rate at the Big Red's Lodges, which are nestled in the peaceful wooded area on the southwest corner of the McConnell Heart Health Center property.

Call (614) 566.2447 for more information or reservations.