Over forty people attended the HBC February General Membership meeting to learn about avoiding injuries and cycling and exercising safely for a lifetime. Our guest speakers were Dr. David White and Michael Cramer from AspireCare. Along with partner Dr. Rich Rayner, Dr. White and the AspireFIT team, are providing a powerful prevention/maintenance philosophy at AspireCare to keep people well, make them feel better and help them to be the best they can be.
Our meeting began with a brief business portion which included information on finding an HBC ride on our website, Ride Leader Training Sessions on March 7th and 28th, April 11th and May 15th, our Cyclist Training Seminar April 8th, the Spring Fling and Friday Evening Social rides.
Jeff Hoch introduced Dr. White who started out his presentation commenting how impressed he was with the HBC. He believes a club like ours helps people live actively which allows for a higher quality of life. The HBC uses the joy of cycling to bring people together and encourages a healthy lifestyle. Being active with others promotes longevity in the activity, but with any activity comes injury at some point. Dr. White discussed how our bodies move, the importance of stretching, strengthening and maintaining muscle balance. He stated that injury is just part of the adventure of an active lifestyle. To help reduce the incidence of injury and/or to help lessen the damage he gave the attendees three pieces of advice.