Ever wanted to run a 5K or 10K? Or maybe pick up a new hobby that will also keep you physically active?
Starting this October, Trinity Health’s Exercise Physiology department will begin a program to help guide prospective runners through the ins and outs of running through a four- to six-week training schedule.
“A lot of people want to get into running, but don’t know where to start,” said Kendra L. Eerdmans, CPT, a certified personal trainer and an authority on running with Trinity Health’s Exercise Physiology department. THe program is for anyone, “as long as you can jog,” Eerdmans said. “You should be able to run a couple of laps.”
The program includes a sit-down consult with Eerdmans to learn the goals of the individual; meetings twice a week (depending on the participant’s schedule) for an hour-long session to work on building running endurance; and education on proper warm-ups and stretches to do after running.
In addition, the participants will be asked to keep active on their own — not necessarily homework — but “if we meet Monday and Wednesday, I’d ask them to run Thursday and Saturday.”
From building cardiovascular fitness and endurance to learning how to increase mileage without injuring yourself, the program can be beneficial in many ways.
The cost of the program ranges from $199 to $299, depending on the length a participant chooses. A membership to Minot Family YMCA is also needed to participate in the program.
For more information, contact Eerdmans at 857-2950 or [email protected].