Club Lounge to 5k – New Running Course

5 July 2024

After feedback from many members, experienced PT and runner Steve is looking to offer a running course here at the Club this September. The course is aimed at beginners and provides a progressive run training programme alongside specific strength and conditioning. The end goal being a 5k parkrun, which the group will attend and complete together, along with Course Leader Steve.

The 6-week course will cost £149, and include:

  • Individual treadmill assessment and technical feedback.
  • 6-week progressive walk/ run training programme.
  • 6 x 1 hour small group strength and conditioning workshops, built around injury prevention, running efficiency and core stability.
  • Private Strava group for sharing achievements, advice and encouragement.
  • Group Parkrun (5k) to mark the end of the course and share success.
  • Access to Personal Trainer Steve for technical advice and feedback (and motivation!).

Course Details

You will receive a 6-week progressive walk/run schedule comprised of 3 runs per week, with the walk/run ratio changing as your fitness improves and a weekly strength and conditioning session in the gym which will increase your injury resilience and help ensure a good posture to aid running efficiency.

About course leader Steve

Steve has been with Club Towers since March 2023 and so is a familiar face to many. He is a Level 3 Personal Trainer and an experienced long distance runner. He has tried lots of different training methods over many years in order to achieve these really impressive personal best times:

5k – 16:03
10k – 32:55
Half Marathon – 1:12:17
Marathon – 2:38:12

He has a huge passion for running and is keen to introduce the many benefits it can have, such as:

  • Improved heart health.
  • Strengthening the immune system through increased circulation and blood flow.
  • Weight management – increase in metabolic rate and calorie burn.
  • Improved mood through endorphin release.
  • Increasing bone density and strength.

He’s also leader of our new and popular running group which takes placed every Wednesday for those already running 5k distances.

If you’d like to register interest for the course, or have any questions about it, please email our Fitness Manager Katy on [email protected].

Once interest has been gathered we will be in touch with possible days and times of the course in September, aiming to suit as many members as possible.