Westlake fitness store prepares beginners for May in Bay 5K

For those who have never participated in a 5K, the prospect can seem daunting. The answer for some may be found at Fleet Feet Sports, which opened last August in Westlake’s Jefferson Square plaza. The store sells running and walking shoes, insoles, accessories and many other fitness products, but considers education as their No. 1 product.

To that end, the store is launching its NoBoundaries program – NoBo for short – a beginner’s path to running or walking a 5K in just 10 weeks. Designed for those with little-to-no experience, NoBo offers expert coaching, weekly group runs, informational emails and educational clinics on topics such as eating well, choosing the right gear and avoiding injury.

The program kicks off on Tuesday, March 17, and will meet every Tuesday and Saturday for 10 weeks. Race preparation will conclude with the May in Bay 5K on on May 23.

NoBo is designed for anyone but tends to draw those who want to finish their first 5K, return to running after taking a break or improve their current running ability. Most participants consider themselves relatively inactive before starting the program. Built over a 10-week timeline, the training gradually builds in distance to ensure success. It is beginner-friendly, pairing personal coaching with the accountability found in a group setting.

An informational session will be held at the store on Tuesday, March 10, at 6 p.m. Details may also be found at FleetFeetCleveland.com. Fleet Feet Sports is located at 26149 Detroit Road; phone 440-455-1156.

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