Preparing for a 5k doesn’t have to be intimidating, in fact, the trainers at CoxHealth Fitness Center Branson can prepare you for the Cox Medical Center Branson Run for Your Life 5k in as little as six weeks.
Sofa to 5k training begins September 3 with Pam Butler, CoxHealth Fitness Center Branson, “For those new to running, focus on endurance not speed,” she explains. “Training classes will last between 45 minutes to an hour and include warm-up and stretch time.”
Butler’s tip to new runners is to not wait until the last minute to pick out your shoes. “Find a pair of running shoes that provide your feet good cushion and support,” she says.
Sofa to 5k training will be held at CoxHealth Fitness Center Branson, 1500 Branson Hills Parkway, inside the Branson RecPlex, 6 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks, starting September 3. Members’ fee is $50, non-members’ fee is $75.
The Run for Your Life 5k, presented by Cox Medical Center Branson is October 12 at 8 a.m. Starting line is in the parking lot of CoxHealth Center Cahill Road, west of Hwy 65 and Cox Medical Center Branson.
For more information contact CoxHealth Fitness Center Branson, (417) 348-0060.