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Ride for Roswell 2018

March 15th, 2018

Team Hive is riding to thank Roswell for saving their lives. We would like to raise $30,000 so we can fund more success stories like theirs! Visit our team page here to sign up or donate as a virtual rider.

Our team captains, Dan and George, are both cancer survivors because of Roswell! Please take the time to get to know them and their stories below.

 

Left to Right: Josh Heims (Club Owner), Dan Heims (Team Captain), George Hackford (Team Captain), Justin Bingel (Club Owner)

 

Dan Heims

Many of us have been affected by cancer in some way. My personal journey bean in 2003 when I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer. 12 days after my first 1/2 marathon I was in the hospital having surgery to remove a hardened and swollen lump on my testicle. Four days later, I was diagnosed with Stage 2 C Embryonal Cell Carcinoma. In just over one month, a lump went from barely noticeable to 1 inch in size. Additionally, my cancer had spread to my abdominal lymph-nodes.

At the time, I was living in Germany and had to decide which type of treatment (radiation or chemotherapy) and where I would want it done (Germany or Buffalo). Ultimately, under recommendation of my doctor, I made the decision to fight my battle with chemotherapy in Germany. I would face three rounds of chemotherapy, each round lasting three weeks. Throughout my chemo treatments, I lost a lot: my hair, my appetite (and weight as a result), my energy (I couldnt walk up a flight of stairs without taking a rest), the struggles of delayed treatment as a result of low white blood cell counts, and at one point my will to continue on with treatment. With the support of my family and friends, I was able to persist through the tough times and make it out on top. By the end of the treatment, I gained an inner strength, hope, and resilience.

When I returned to Buffalo, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center became my home for follow up visits to make sure I was in remission and that my cancer hadn’t returned. Fifteen years later, I continue to be a survivor; however, my fight has not stopped since being in remission. I continue to raise awareness through my efforts with Ride for Roswell. I volunteer and raise funds to fight for those who have lost their fight, for those who are fighting today and everyday, and for those who have won. The ride for Roswell helps to make a difference. Funds raised through the ride support cutting-edge research and compassionate, innovative patient care programs. Please join us on Team Hive Lifespan Center in our quest to support all of us that have been affect my cancer, to make a difference, and to raise money to find cancer cures and save lives!

Cheers,

Daniel

 

 

George Hackford

I owe my life to Roswell Park. They developed the PSA, Prostate-Specific Antigen, test which is an early indicator of Prostate Cancer. Thanks to this test and the help of Roswell Park, I received treatment and am 18 years cancer free!

Each year I ride with Hive Lifespan Center alongside the staff and members that I consider my family. I am proud to call the club my home, and I am proud that we ride so Roswell can continue research and save more lives.

Please consider joining our family and riding with us. You can always join our team as a virtual rider and donate! We would appreciate you helping us reach our goals and funding the fight against cancer!

Thank you!

George

 

 

RUN CLUB is back!

February 21st, 2018

It’s that time of year again, get ready to lace up and run.

This season we’ve handpicked 8 of our favorite local road races to train for and run together.  Don’t worry, if you’ve never stepped foot on a start line before our coaches are here to help you through every step.

There is no better way to start your summer off than with a goal, and we’re ready to be your motivator!  Running is a great way to get the heart pumping & the calories burning – plus everyone wants that runners high!

Our goal will be to help you race your pace, improving  your average mile time each time we hit the streets.  Three months from now we’ll have you rocking every run.

Run Club 2018 Series

  • Buffalo Half – May 27th  6:30 am
  • Superhero Race & Wellness Walk – June 1st  7:15 pm
  • The Big Run Buffalo – June 6th 7:00 pm
  • St. Gregory The Great Race  –  June 15th  7:00 pm
  • Loughran’s Alumni Rally 5K Run & Wellness Walk – July 6th  7:00 pm
  • Ronald McDonald House 5K – July 25th  6:30 pm
  • Run 716 15K Relay – August 5th  7:15 am
  • Moonlight Run  – August 15th  8:00 pm
  • Williamsville Octoberfest 5K – Date & Time TBD

Custom training programs are available upon request! Contact the club for more information 716-625-4483

60-Day Runs, Buns & Guns Challenge

January 23rd, 2018

Runs, Buns, & Guns is not a competition. It is your own personal journey to be the best you. Our in-house body transformation gurus have put together a 60 day program guaranteed to strengthen and tone your total body before the warmer weather even hits.  So get ready, set… GO!

It’s This Simple

  • Set your personal goal to transform your Run, Buns & Guns in 60 days
  • Schedule and complete 1 semi-private session per week (8 total)
  • Attend 1 Run class and 1 Buns & Guns class per week
  • We will track your progress through 3 measurement points (beginning, middle & end)
  • Get social!  As you share your journey from start to finish, be sure to tag you social media posts with #hiverunsbunsguns.  This is your chance to share the excitement and inspire others.

Run Class
Interval training right on the treadmill. 45 minutes of continuous interval, tempo, and incline running for all levels.

Guns & Buns team class description
This fun 60 minute metabolic conditioning class incorporates multiple muscle groups to get the most bang for your buck when targeting your guns and buns.  The workout is programmed to be ideal for all fitness levels.

Investment
Members – $198
Non-Members – $298 (club access and classes included)
*Non-Members- stick around and we will wave your enrollment fee

Get Started
Contact a Hive personal trainer to begin your program today, 716-625-4483 or email info@hivelifespan.com.  Deadline to enter is February 5. 2018

5 Days of Local Deals

December 18th, 2017

 

We have picked our 5 favorite local businesses to bring you a week of deals! Thank you to Wild Skin Cares, BKindCity, The Woodhouse Day Spa, Grove Juice Truck, and Fleet Feet for partnering with us!

These offers are valid Monday, December 18th – Friday, December 22nd.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or message any of us!

 

Wild Skin Cares

https://wildskincares.com

Use HIVE35 for 35% off your purchase

 

BKindCity

https://www.bkindcity.com

In-store only- 10% off

 

The Woodhouse Day Spa

https://buffalo.woodhousespas.com

Purchase a Gift Card of $150 or more and get a $25 Bonus Gift Card. Mention “The Hive Special” to get the bonus card. In spa orders only.

Grove Juice Truck

https://getthegrove.com

 

Fleet Feet

https://www.fleetfeetsports.com

10% off entire purchase

Buy 3 Get 1 Free- Mix & Match all socks

Receive a FREE pair of 26.2 Goodr Glasses with a purchase of the R3U6N5 Hoodie

5 Ways to Reach Your Fitness Goals Before New Years

December 6th, 2017

It’s well known that the Holiday season is the toughest time to stay in a healthy routine. Between all of the eating and running around, we are almost always too exhausted to do much else. A lot of us set New Years Resolutions last January, but 73% of people who set fitness goals as their resolution give up before six weeks. This is according to an online study conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Bodybuilding.com, you can read more here. We can come up with a million excuses, or we can come up with a million solutions. Let’s do the latter. Here are 5 ways to reach your fitness goals before it’s time to make new ones.

1. Partner Up

Find someone who wants to join you. You can head to a class together, hold each other accountable, talk about struggles and celebrate successes. This is one of the best ways to keep you motivated. If you don’t know anyone who would want to be your workout partner, thats okay. We have Team Training classes that range anywhere from 8-14 people per class or semi-private training classes that are up to 4 people. There will always be people at hive to motivate you!

2. Talk to a Trainer

At Hive, we have 13 trainers that are ready and willing to help you through your journey. They are all a little different, so we are sure you will find the right fit for you. Talk to them about your goals and they will help you reach them. Our favorite part- we will do an initial assessment, so you can compare your results as you improve! Learn more about each of our trainers here.

3. Be Consistent

This is extremely important especially when setting a goal for a short amount of time. It doesn’t matter what your goal is. The same rule applies- you must keep going. You have to show up, work hard, and then show up again because the quickest way to “fall off the wagon” is to not have a routine. At hive, we can set your classes up on a reoccurring basis. For example, if you want to train every Monday at 6 a.m., we will make sure you have your classes set up without you forgetting to schedule them. This is fool proof – NO excuses.

4.Remember the Big Picture

Is your goal to get stronger? Is it to lose weight? Both? Keep that in mind. Visualize your changes and use that as motivation when you’re struggling to keep going. Remember what brought you to workout in the first place. It’s like running: the first 5 minutes are tough, but once you get going you could probably run for longer than you originally thought you could.

5. Have fun!

We LOVE to have fun here. Check out our Facebook and Instagram for proof! We celebrate success and create themed challenges to keep you moving and motivated. Notice the community that has been created at hive. Why do you think we call it a club instead of just a gym? We are all here for so much more than that! Join hive in Bonus classes, Sweat it Forward Classes within the community, and get hive printed apparel to get the true hive experience. Read more about us here.

 

So what do you say, are you ready? Let’s do this.

Black Friday is Back!

November 17th, 2017

BLACK FRIDAY IS BACK with 40% OFF! This is our best sale of the year, but it won’t last forever. 40% off will run through Friday and the weekend, ending on Monday, November 27th.

TAKE 40% OFF:

  • New Member Enrollment
  • Semi-Private Training
  • Private Training
  • Class Packs

BONUS: All purchases of $150 or more will receive a FREE Semi-Private Training Session

Check out the savings:

New Member Enrollment: $128 $76
5 Pack of Classes: $62  $37
10 Pack of Classes: $184 $68
20 Pack of Classes: $184 $110

Visit our Membership page or ask the front desk for a complete list of our club membership programs and pricing.

Thanksgiving Gauntlet 2017

November 16th, 2017
 

Thanksgiving is the beginning of a very busy holiday season for all of us! Between holiday work parties, family obligations, and shopping for what feels like an entire village, getting a workout in can seem near impossible.

We are here to hold you accountable for your workouts starting now. Our trainers have created our very first Thanksgiving Gauntlet, and we already have members joining in! It is here to challenge you for 6 days right before Thanksgiving. Start Wednesday 11/15 with a 5K followed by a 5000m row on Thursday. Friday is focused on strength training and a little bit of agility. You will repeat the challenge until Wednesday 11/23.

Finish ALL 6 days and receive a $10 club gift card!

SEE BELOW for the full workout and Thanksgiving hours.

Brian & Eric actually did all sections of the challenge in a little over 1 hour. Do you think you can beat their time? We want to see! Tag #hivegauntlet17 after you finish it or after each day!

 

THANKSGIVING GAUNTLET

WED & MON – 5k (3.1 Miles)
TUES & THURS – 5000m Row
FRI & WED- 25 burpees | 25 pull ups
50 Dead lifts | 50 pushups | 50 Box jumps | 50 windshield wipers | 50 single arm clean and press | 25 burpees

 

THANKSGIVING HOURS

Wednesday  5 a.m. – 7 p.m.
*Morning Classes Only*

Thursday  7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
NO Classes

Friday  6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
NO Classes

Saturday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Regularly Scheduled Classes

Meet Shane!

November 1st, 2017

He may be new to Hive, but don’t let that stop you from booking his classes. This NASM-CPT will have you sweating quicker than you can introduce yourself. We sat down with him to dig up some details…

Tell us your background…

I went to the University of Pittsburgh to study Finance. I graduated in 2015, and then I worked in logistics for a year. I hated working at a desk, so I got out of that real quick.  After that, I studied to get certified with NASM to be a personal trainer.

What is your favorite class to teach?

HiveStrong

Who is on your current playlist?

It’s a lot of bad rap…but I love Travis Scott. There is some Drake on there too.

Cheat meal go-to?

Chicken Alfredo has been a staple of mine for a while.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

I hate when I am about to do something, or I am in the middle of doing something and then someone tells me to do it…

Everyone has a celebrity crush or two. Give me the details!

I bounce around, but right now it is Evangeline Lilly from Lost.

It’s Friday Night. Where are you?

Lately, I’ve been laying low. I am probably at home watching Netflix.

So you’re a binge watcher?

Yes – I just finished Dexter.

When you were little, what did you think you’d be when you grew up?

I really wanted to be in the NFL, but that dream only lasted till high school. I decided to focus on school instead of playing football for a small school.

 

Be sure to say hello to Shane when you see him in the club, and call us to book your sessions!

 

 

 

Halloween BOOtcamp + FLASH SALE

October 26th, 2017

LET’S GET PHYSICAL!

Bring a friend and join us for a fun halloween workout. Our team will be straight out of the 80s, but feel free to come in any costume you want! The best one will win a prize!

When:  Saturday, October 28th 2017

Class Times:  8:30 am & 9:30 am

Fee: Free for members & guests

Spots are limited! Call the club NOW to reserve your spot.

FLASH SALE: 30% off semi-private training and class packages from Saturday the 28th to Tuesday the 31st. If you spend $150 or more, you get one free!

A Week With No Violence

October 23rd, 2017

Last week we teamed up with the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier to support #weekwithoutviolence. Our classes were offered to everyone for a donation of $5.00 starting Monday, October 16th until Sunday, October 22nd. We are so thankful for your donations and eagerness to come in and sweat! YWCA is a non-profit agency that cannot provide care and services without donations like yours.

Hive’s donation will help the YWCA to:

  • Empower women and families to become self-sufficient
  • Give support to women trying to rebuild their lives.
  • Provide high quality programs and care for children.
  • Provide educational, career, and leadership programs for teens.
  • Continue efforts to eliminate racism.

Each person who contributed was entered to win a facial from Spa 400 or an MPG duffle bag with a Yoga mat. Congratulations to the winner of the facial, Lisa Hinterberger, and the winner of the MPG bag and mat, Shannon Knight!

Thank you to everyone who came in to workout with us and support the various programs and services that the YWCA offers in our community!

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