In the month of January, Hopedale Wellness Center hosted its first Give it a Tri Exercise Incentive program for members and non-members. The program allowed individuals who have never experienced a triathalon to get a feeling for what it is like to compete. Participants of the program had a month to complete 2.4 miles swimming, 112 miles biking, and 26.2 miles running for a total of 140.6 miles. The program had 53 participants with an 80% completion rate. One member completed the program in record time.
Hopedale Wellness Center Member Steve Swingle Jr completed the entire Triathalon program in one week! Those who complete the 140.6 miles are entered into a drawing to win prizes from the Wellness Center. Program Coordinator Angela Martiens said that the program was a huge success and they had members who had never used the pool get involved. The Hopedale Wellness Center plans to hold this program again.
For more information on programs available at HWC call Angela at 309-449-4516 or visit www.hopedalewc.com.