First Strides® - North Myrtle Beach Workshops

Wed September 2 - Wed May 19, 2021 Little River, SC US 29566 Directions
Week 1 Email


Dear First Strides® NMB participants - all 163 of you! 

Welcome to our Spring 2020 beginner workshop!  We had 108 participants at our slightly damp opening night.  The weather held off pretty well so we were able to complete our first workout and talk about the structure of the First Strides program and other key points.  And, we didn't melt!!!

HOMEWORK:  For those who were not able to join us, it's important that you don't miss this week's homework assignments.  You see, each week builds progressively on the week before.  That's how you improve!   We don't want you to fall behind!   

HANDOUTS:  There are handouts that explain the program on the left side of our website under Weekly Topics:  Week 1.  All the handouts are helpful, but please print out the Training Schedule (attached) and read the 1st Class Information. 

WEEK 1 WORKOUT:  If these handouts are not clear, then try a simpler plan for this week:

     ---  Put on a comfortable pair of shoes and loose clothing.
     ---  Head out your door and "stride" (stroll, walk, shuffle, jog, run or some combination) for 12 minutes at a pace that is comfortable for you. 
     ---  Then, turn around and "stride" comfortably back home.  That would be a total of 24 minutes. 
     ---  Do that every other day 2 or 3 times this week before next week's class and you'll be ready for Week 2.  

INTERVAL TIMER:  Since the Training Schedule is based on alternating different time intervals each week, it is helpful for you to be able to pre-set those intervals.  There are free phone apps that you can download from your App Store.  Do a Google search for "Phone apps for interval training".  I will ask the mentors to share their favorite app on our private Facebook page.

There is a simpler interval timer for purchase called GymBOSS "Plus"  I have a quantity (20) for $20.  We've installed the battery, pre-set the workout and no shipping charge.  If you would like to order one, please email (see below) me right away, in case I need to order more.  Or you can order your own.

PHOTOS:  Check out the photos on our 2 Facebook pages from last night's class.  Public page is linked below: First Strides NMB.  Watch your email for an invitation to join our private group: First Strides - North Myrtle Beach.  Check your spam if you don't see it.

I am sorry the weather kept so many of you away.  We got a lot of information stuffed into one workshop AND we had a good workout.  Very nice group!  

Reminder:  You need to attend 8 of 12 workshops in order earn your Graduation shirt!  And, our goal is to complete a 5K (3.1 mile) event at our last class. 

PLEASE read the handouts and do your homework so we can all be on the same page.  

We have 26 caring Mentors anxious to help you all with your new fitness program.  We hope it will last a lifetime. 

Jane & your Mentors


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