Moving From The Couch To Participating In A 5K Race?

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

Have you ever wanted to participate in a 5K race, but don’t know how to prepare?  Better yet, do you just want to get off the couch and go after a goal?  Well, here’s a great opportunity.

The City of Auburn Hills has partnered with Sue Barnes at Socially Motivated Wellness LLC to design and administer an eight week run/walk training program for those interested.  Her specialized training utilizes an interval method of conditioning, which is devised to lessen the chance of injury.  Using this technique, just about anyone can take part in the program.

Coach Sue Barnes
Coach Sue Barnes

You can do this!  Participants will be placed in groups with others that move at their same pace.  With a group, you will have the motivation and encouragement needed to complete the training.  Groups will meet once a week – Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. or Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. – for instruction and a workout, which will help build endurance.

This excellent program is set to begin on Thursday, June 23rd.  But, you will have to sign-up before that time, so watch for an announcement in the City’s upcoming Summer Newsletter.  Feel free to e-mail Recreation Coordinator Mikey Gorak at for more information.

Hey, this opportunity may be that push you needed!  It may change your life.