Thursday, September 29, 2011

How to Finish a 5K

Personal trainers are in a unique position of being able to help people better themselves.  Personal trainers can actually make a difference in a person's life.  One of a personal trainer's first clients is usually a friend or family member.  Everyone wants to be healthier.  Everyone wants to be in better shape.  One of the easiest things to do is to get them to start a cardiovascular program.

Not everyone can start jogging right away.  You will want some of your friends and family members to start a walking program.  A walk for as little as 10 minutes can actually get someone started on their way to a 5K.  Slowly increase the exercise duration and exercise frequency.  Once they are in better shape, they will be able to perform intervals.  For example, they can start jogging for 30 seconds and walking for 2 minutes.  Again, as they increase their cardiovascular fitness, they will be able to jog for more time while walking for less time.

Hopefully, somewhere along the way they have signed up or a local 5K for some additional motivation.  Accomplishing a 5K goal (walking or running) will not only bring on physical benefits; but, your friends and family members will experience a huge emotional lift as well!  Have fun and good luck!!

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