Sunday, April 14, 2024

Get off the Couch: a 5k Training Program

Go from zero to 5k with the help of Boca’s own Carol Virga.

Virga, co-owner of Runner’s Edge in Boca Raton, will be starting the 2015 Carol’s Couch Potato 5K Training Program. The program, which runs from Feb. 12 through April 26, is perfect for non-runners who need to get off that couch for the New Year and want to give a 5K a try.

Virga makes training fun, taking participants through run-walk intervals with a focus on fitness. This program is not focused on competition. Instead, the emphasis is on individualized training by an experienced coach, so participants progress at their own speed.

It includes personalized coaching, a run/walk schedule, three group meetings each week, free entry to an upcoming 5K, discounts on Runner’s Edge clothing and more.

Sound good? The cost for the 10-week program is $99.  Orientation will be held on Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. The first class is on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Runner’s Edge is located at 3193 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561/361-1950 or click here.

In other news….

How about an event that combines going to the mall with getting fit? Boynton Beach Mall will be the site of B-Fit Fitness on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Just venture to the mall’s center court and you’ll find the Youfit health club-sponsored event, featuring fitness demonstrations like Zumba fitness dance, plus retailers presenting the latest in footwear, nutrition and more. There will also be live music, entertainment and opportunities for giveaways.

Boynton Beach Mall is located on the Congress Corridor between Gateway Boulevard and Old Boynton Road.


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Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has had the luxury of reporting on health, fitness and other hot topics for more than 23 years. The longtime Boca Raton resident, University of Florida graduate and fitness buff writes for local, regional and national publications and websites. Find out more on

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