RMH begins Youth Triathlon Program

The RMH Wellness Center invites youth ages 5-14 to “tri” out the sport of triathlon through its all new Transition Multisports Youth Triathlon Club program beginning Feb. 2.

Child participants will meet at the Wellness Center, located at 501 Stone Spring Road, from 4-5:30 p.m. each Wednesday through May 18 to learn about the elements of triathlon—running, swimming and bicycling–through age-appropriate games and exercises. Swim clinics and offsite bike rides will be offered on alternate Saturdays.

Geared toward athletic development, the 16-week program is designed to promote fitness and accomplishment regardless of experience level, explained Michelle Higdon, operations manager for the RMH Wellness Center. Youth will have the opportunity to train specifically for a triathlon and participate in several USA Triathlon youth events under the guidance of certified USA Triathlon coaches.

“With the popularity of youth fitness on the rise, programs such as these are being established nationwide to provide children with the motivation and resources necessary to lead healthy lifestyles,” said Higdon.

Children do not need to know how to swim in order to participate, she added.

The cost of the program for a Wellness Center child member is $240; and for an additional child member, $192. The cost for a child non-member is $310; and for an additional child non-member, $248. To register, contact Amy Underwood, co-owner of Transition Multisports, at 540.421.5650.

Edited by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at freepress2@ntelos.net.

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