Monday, April 8, 2013

Thinking of trying a triathlon? Let CoxHealth help you prepare

Have you been thinking about trying a triathlon? The CoxHealth Total Performance Running Team is holding a free workshop Saturday, April 13, to help you learn the ins-and-outs of triathlon participation.

This lecture and interactive lab will be held 8:30-11:15 a.m. in Conference Room B at the CoxHealth Meyer Center, 3545 S. National. Topics will include: race day rules, transitions and beginner/intermediate level training; swimming strategies and techniques; cycling strategies, technique, and proper bike fit; and running. Topics will be presented by CoxHealth experts, including certified personal trainer Dave Nokes; swimming instructor, Ironman competitor and former collegiate swimmer Ellen Fredericksen; USA certified cycling coach Sheryl Deboer; and two-time Olympic middle-distance runner Jason Pyrah. 

Other CoxHealth experts in fitness, athletic training and physical therapy will be on-hand; local cycling and running stores will have gear and equipment on display; and free trials of the state-of-the-art AlterG anti-gravity treadmill will also be available at the conclusion of the event. To register, please visit or call 417-269-INFO. Space is limited. 

The CoxHealth Total Performance Running team consists of sport medicine physicians, running specialists from CoxHealth Fitness Centers, athletic trainers from CoxHealth Athletic Advantage and outpatient physical therapists.