At Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, we’re all about creating, building and nurturing the community around us. One of my favorite ways of bringing together the community is through our running group! This August marks our 11th year of the Foothills Running Group. It’s been wonderful to see how the running group has developed over the years, and I’ve had the opportunity to meet and build friendships along the journey.
Do you think running isn’t for you? Or running with a group would be intimidating? Overcome the intimidation and fear and join us at our kick off run and informational meeting on Saturday, August 27th at 6am at our Ahwatukee location. Myself, along with FAST program director, Jeff Bloom, will be available to answer any questions and help you sign up for our 20 week program. And don’t fret, if you prefer walking over running, that’s always an option too! Several of our group members walk the trails, roads and races together.
Foothills Running Group Details:
- 20 week training program
- Saturday morning running groups
- Tuesday evening speed workouts
- 1 FREE group fitness class per week
- Team dri-fit running shirt
- Social outings and happy hours
There are many benefits of speed-walking and running with a group. Weight loss, improved mood and lower stress levels are just a few of the reasons people choose running as their form of daily exercise. I personally enjoy it because it’s flexible and requires minimum effort. All you need is a good pair of running shoes, a support system (you’ll get that with the Foothills Running Group), and a running trail.
So, what are you waiting for? Lace up those sneakers, and join us on Saturday, August 27th for our kick-off fun run.