Treadmill Tuesday: January 13th set to see Brits flocking to the gym

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● January 13th is 2015's Treadmill Tuesday - the day when most Brits will decide it's time to join the gym.

● High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and outdoor bootcamps expected to be top fitness trends of 2015.

● QHotels is offering free one-day health club passes throughout January.

The second Tuesday in January, which this year falls on the 13th, has been identified as Treadmill Tuesday - the day when most people decide to hit the gym after Christmas.

Next Tuesday is when Brits will take action when it comes to shedding those holiday pounds or making a start on New Year resolutions to get in shape, new analysis from AA Hotel Group of the Year 2014-2015 QHotels suggests.

Last year, Tuesday January 14th - the second Tuesday in January - saw the highest volume of traffic to the health club section on QHotels.co.uk. Treadmill Tuesday falls almost a week ahead of Blue Monday (January 26th), thought to be the most depressing day of the year.

Dave Heap, Group Leisure and Spa Manager at QHotels, said: "We've identified the second Tuesday in January as Treadmill Tuesday - the day when most people look to join the gym after the excesses of Christmas.

"Exercise has proven mood-boosting benefits so is perfect for banishing those January Blues as the most depressing day of the year approaches.

"Joining one of our award-winning health clubs is a great way to kick start a fitness regime for the New Year and our dedicated staff will be on hand to help every step of the way."

QHotels Health Club fitness professionals and members also shared their predictions for the top fitness trends of 2015, with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and outdoor bootcamps topping the list. HIIT involves alternating short bursts of intense cardiovascular exercise with recovery periods of less intense activity.

QHotels is offering a free one-day Health Club pass across 18 hotels this January for new customers to experience the facilities on offer http://www.qhotels.co.uk/health-clubs/one-day-pass/. Downloads of one day passes were 123% above average in January 2014.

Top motivational tips from QHotels health club community:

● Remember there's no time like the present - join a gym and start on your fitness journey

● Go to classes to try new things and stop your fitness routine going stale

● Find a friend to keep you motivated and help you achieve your fitness goals

● Make a plan and stick to it

● Get fit at your own pace to build lasting healthy habits and avoid injury

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