Wednesday, November 14, 2012


The title of this Lifetime Fitness promotion has generated many jokes about the difference between being committed and getting committed, but it is one of those seemingly timely ideas that counts on the fact that a lot of people make New Year's resolutions to improve themselves around the first of the year. We'll see how this one goes.

TwelveTeam USA Minnesota distance runners are participating as seminar speakers in Life Time Run’s free eight-week training program that leads up to the first ever Life Time Fitness Commitment Day 5K on January 1. The athletes will talk about such topics as goal setting, core and strength training, stretching, injury prevention, and race preparation.

The Commitment Day 5K training programs began on November 6 and includes 16 sessions of running and education to prepare participants to run the 5K that will be held on New Year’s Day. The sessions start at 6 PM every Tuesday and Thursday evening leading up to the race. The training program is open to both Life Time Fitness members as well as non-members. Participants can still sign up.

In the Twin Cities, the Commitment Day 5K will take place in downtown Minneapolis beginning at 10 AM on New Year's Day next to the Metrodome. The entry fee is $34 for Life Time Fitness members and $39 for non-members. It is expected to become an annual event dedicated to helping people live a healthy way of life.

The Team USA Minnesota athletes will speak at the following seminar sessions in the Twin Cities:

Nov. 15 – Meghan Peyton and Andrew Carlson at Life Time Fitness Crosstown
Nov. 29 – Heather Kampf and Jon Grey at Life Time Fitness Minnetonka; Gabriele Anderson and Antonio Vega at Life Time Fitness Chanhassen
Dec. 6 – Jon Peterson at Life Time Fitness Savage
Dec. 13 – Chris Rombough at Life Time Fitness Fridley
Dec. 20 – Jamie Cheever at Life Time Fitness Maple Grove; Ladia Albertson-Junkans and Emily Brown at Life Time Fitness St. Louis Park
Dec. 27 – McKenzie Melander at Life Time Fitness Eagan

For more information or to register for the free training program, go to

1 comment:

Rachel Elizabeth said...

I wish there were more in the north metro :( south metro makes me sad...