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Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center

Free beginners running program starts Jan. 9

Colorful silhouettes of men and women running.

The Syracuse Chargers Track Club's Everyone Can Run Beginners Running Program starts on January 9, 2019 at the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center's Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center. Greg Tuttle of the Syracuse Chargers, a USA Track & Field-certified coach, will lead the sessions which will be held every week on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. through February 27. The free eight-week program will be held at the Fitness Center's indoor track.

Patrick Scott, the JCC's sports and fitness director, says this program is for everyone and that people of all fitness levels are welcome.

"The idea is to learn how to run properly," he says. "The strength of your leg muscles, your bones, your body posture, your gait—all of these play a huge role in building your stamina. By the end of the program, you will be able to run five kilometers with relative ease."

The class will start with walking and the number of running intervals will increase every week on a set schedule. Each participant will also be given a Syracuse Chargers pedometer and a two-week trial pass to the JCC's Fitness Center.

For more information and to register, call the JCC Fitness desk at 315-234-4522 or download the registration form (PDF, 623 KB).