Free fitness training for HBF Run for a Reason

March 26, 2013

Third year Sports Science and Exercise Physiology students are offering free fitness training sessions for people taking part in the 2013 HBF Run for a Reason.

The training sessions will be held twice a week over eight weeks, from April 3 to May 22, and will help participants to prepare physically and mentally for the 4km and 12km events on Sunday, May 26.

Students will group participants into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of training depending on their levels of fitness and confidence with exercise.

Individuals can also seek advice on their personal training goals from the students.

Exercise Physiology Senior Lecturer Dr Tim Fairchild and Lecturer Matthew Burgin will supervise the sessions.

“This is the third year Murdoch has offered free training sessions for Run for a Reason participants and it is a great experience for our students,” Dr Fairchild said.

“They can take information they have learned in workshops and our new, state-of-the-art laboratories and apply it in a practical setting on real individuals.”

Dr Fairchild said the training sessions gave students an opportunity to motivate community members to become more active and train towards a significant goal.

“Seeing participants improve their fitness as a result of this training, and knowing that aerobic fitness is associated with general health and longevity, brings a great level of satisfaction to both the students and lecturers involved in the program,” he said.

“It is about helping people make positive changes.”

The sessions will be held from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at the South Street campus on the main grassed area near car park 3.

To sign up or for more information contact Kirsty Perry.

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