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Couch to 5K class starts soon

Published 1/26/17

Kayleigh Snider

TNE Writer

Four weeks have passed since the new year, and there are still ways to fulfill healthy New Year's resolutions. Continuing Education is having a Couch to 5K class in February and March. The class is open to anyone in the community or on campus who would like to participate.

Steve Ford, telecomm administrator, is an avid runner and will be one of the leaders for the class.

“Some people have thought about running or walking a 5K but do not think they can, and this is a way to learn how to do it,” said Steve Ford.

Couch to 5K’s goal is to get people off the couch and enable them to run five km in just eight short weeks. It is a way to start to get healthy when it can be difficult to start to working out. The Couch to 5K program eases the participants into being able to run or walk a full 5K.

It is a great way to meet others and get a healthy cardio workout,” said Steve Ford.

Cheryl Ford, Tahlequah resident, is another leader for the class.

“Participants will alternate between walking and jogging short distances and gradually add time and distance for eight weeks,” said Cheryl Ford. “The end result is to prepare the participants to jog five kilometers without stopping.”

The first class will be at the Continuing Education building. After the first class, the instructors will determine the location.

This semester we will be training at the NSU track due to it getting dark so early and needing to be safe,” said Cheryl Ford. “When the days get longer, we will train in different neighborhoods around the NSU campus area.”

Kate Kent, Sallisaw sophomore, loves to workout and believes that people should live a healthy lifestyle. She is looking forward to

“I think it is important to be healthy because it helps improve more than just your physical health,” said Kent. “It also affects your mental health and helps you feel better on a daily basis.”

The class begins Jan. 31 and lasts until March 21.  The fee for the class is $30 or two for the price of one if two people want to sign up together. Registration for the class is open until the day it starts.

For more information call, Continuing Education at 918-444-4610, or email

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