For the second year in a row, Healthier Jupiter, in partnership with the Town of Jupiter’s Recreation Department and Jupiter Medical Center’s Cary Grossman Health & Wellness Center, are hosting a free nine-week “Couch to 5K” training program to help participants gradually increase their physical activity to walk/run a 5K (3.1 miles).
Training is now underway with over 180 community members committed to the program and will continue through Saturday, April 27, concluding with our Couch to 5K group participating in the Town of Jupiter Turtle Trot on Saturday, May 4. We are off to a great start!
The Couch to 5K program was developed as a way for community members to get active and seek fitness in an inclusive and encouraging environment. Over ninety Couch to 5K participants joined together for the initial meet up on March 2nd. It is great to see this program has attracted such a diverse group. We have participants just getting started with exercise, some getting back in shape, and families looking for an opportunity to bond with physical activity.
The support of each other in this Couch to 5K group is key and we look forward to a tight bonds created by working together for one common goal – Getting Active.
Registration for Couch to 5K will close March 10th for participants to get the maximum benefit of the program. To register for the program http://healthierjupiter.org/couchto5k/