NEW GLASGOW – The YMCA is launching the Lung Association’s Learn to Run program for smokers, on Wednesday, which is also Weedless Wednesday.
“We thought it would be appropriate to start sign-up for this program during National Non-Smoking week. This program is for recent quitters, who wish to become more physically active, and train to walk or run a five-km distance and it is a great fit with our programming,” says Dave McIntyre, general manager of the YMCA.
The program focuses on improving physical fitness while educating participants about the benefits of exercise, proper nutrition, tobacco cessation and other useful topics. The aim is to finish the eight-week program with participation in the Johnny Miles 5 km run. This program begins in April 2013. If interested, please contact Laura Leahy, HFR director at 752-0202.