How can we start a First Strides program in our area?

If you would like to start or encourage your specialty retailer, running club, or community center to begin a FIRST STRIDES® program or similar beginner’s class in your area, contact Jane Serues. Jane and her colleagues can make the creation of a program in your community easier by passing along the lessons they have learned through their 7-year experience with the FIRST STRIDES® program.

Key elements of the FIRST STRIDES® program include:

Goal – Each FIRST STRIDES® program ends in a goal event, such as an all-female 5-K (5-kilometer or 3.1-mile) run and/or walk.

Education – Basic “how to” information is provided through speakers and/or informational handouts on a range of topics including training principles, injury prevention, proper shoe selection, safety, dealing with the elements (heat & cold), nutrition, motivation, and incontinence.

Training Schedule – The FIRST STRIDES® workout program is a gradual, progressive, self-paced, time-based workout program that accommodates a wide range of abilities.

Mentors – The FIRST STRIDES® program involves experienced walkers and runners of all ages, shapes, and abilities to help inspire and organize participants.

 For consulting support or licensing opportunities, contact:

Jane Serues
FIRST STRIDES
1114 Golfview Drive
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Phone: 610-360-8216
Email: serues@gmail.com
Web: www.firststrides.com
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