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Free Clinic Gives New Year a Running Start

Walk to Run Fitness partners with ISA to offer an indoor workout for fitness beginners.

owner and Sayville resident Kiersten Bartolotta doesn't want the chilly weather to prevent people from reaching their fitness goals.

Since starting her business in Sayville a year-and-a-half ago, Bartolotta has received such great feedback from the residents and businesses, and she wanted give back to the community.

"I definitely want to motivate people to make a new fitness plan for the New Year and start on their way to a healthier lifestyle," she said.

The answer? Bartolotta approached the new owner of ISA, now known as Island Sports Academy in Sayville, to see if she could hold a free fitness walking/beginner running program at the indoor track.

Owner John Forster, also of Sayville, was happy to offer the space. 

“We have this beautiful indoor track and would like the opportunity to show people our growing facility and our many programs we offer to the Sayville community," he said.

Participate in the one-hour . The program will include instruction on how to start a fitness walking, or beginner running program.  Information will include injury prevention, goal setting, proper sneaker and apparel, hydration, strength training, and a 40-minute workout with instruction on proper warm up, cool down and stretching on the ISA track. 

"My overall goal when I meet with people is to reinforce the idea that to stay healthy, we must all figure out how to add exercise to our daily lives," Bartolotta said. "That is definitely the message I want the participants to go home with."

Space is limited. Registration is required. Appropriate workout apparel is also required- discounts at Walk To Run Fitness will be available for all participants. 

To register, please contact Kiersten Bartolotta at 631-680-8225.  More info at: walktorunfitness.com or lisportsplex.com.

Kiersten Bartolotta January 20, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Looking forward to getting everyone started with a new walking or running fitness program. See you there!!
Maryellen Ruggiero January 20, 2012 at 09:34 PM
HI Kiersten, My name is Maryellen. I am a local resident of Sayville. Also, I am the Founder/Leader of LIPO (Long Island Post Ops) bariatric support group. We have 2 groups, one that meets here in Sayville on the 3rd Tuesday every month and one that meets at the John Burns Park in Massapequa the 4th Thursday of the month both from 6:30-8:30pm. Additionally, I schedule physical activities each month and have scheduled a few 5K walk/runs for my group. Are you interested in coming and doing a demonstration for us? Maybe more would sign up to do the 5K's and your program? Please let me know. You can reach me at maryellen@LIPOnation.org check out our website www.liponation.org Thanks,
Kiersten Bartolotta January 22, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Hey Maryellen, That sounds great. I emailed you. Let's talk. Thanks for your interest and good luck with your groups. That sounds like a wonderful and supportive organization.
Kiersten Bartolotta January 27, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Free fitness clinic to learn how to start a fitness walking or beginner running program in Sayville is filling up! Go to www.walktorunfitness.com to register if you are interested in the free class on Tues., Feb. 7th or Saturday, Feb. 11.
Kiersten Bartolotta February 03, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Free Fitness Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 11th is ALMOST FULL. If you want to learn how to start a fitness walking or beginner running program, go to www.walktorunfitness.com and register for an indoor free class at the ISA in Sayville. Join us!

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