East Texas Striders Training Clinic
East Texas Striders is holding a half-marathon training clinic beginning at 7:30 a.m. June 23 at Racquet and Jog, 5403 S. Broadway Ave.
The club encourages participation for individuals of all levels of running abilities. This clinic will assist runners in successfully completing their first half-marathon as well as helping running veterans to achieve their personal best.
Participants will hear from sports medicine physician Dr. Kathy Feisler about training and injury, a chiropractor will talk about nutrition, and a shoe expert will talk about proper shoe selection. The clinic will conclude with door prizes and a short three-mile run.
Registration fee is $10 for nonmembers. For those who want to join the running club, the fee will go toward the $25 membership. Members get a 10 percent off card to be used when shopping at Racquet and Jog and a Striders shirt.
ETMC's Type 1 Diabetes Camp
A training plan for Tyler Half Marathon will be included in registration. To register, go to www.active.com/running-clinic/tyler-tx/east--texas-striders-half-marathon-clinic-2012
Enrollment is now open for children age 6 to 12, with type 1 diabetes for the annual free ETMC Diabetes Boot Camp.
"For a child with type 1 diabetes, every day is a battle to maintain good health, and in some cases, his or her life," said Vickie Robinson, director of diabetes university at ETMC. "The ETMC Diabetes Boot Camp focuses on teaching lessons for life that help kids win the battle."
This year's camp will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 23 to 27 at the ETMC Pavilion Conference Center.
The camp will feature exercise classes including Pilates, Zumba and tai-chi, led by the ETMC Olympic Center staff. Campers will swim in ETMC's pool and be taken by air-conditioned buses to all activities. The week will include photography lessons, a crime scene investigation class, a mini-ropes course, arts and crafts, a water obstacle course and a field trip to the Caldwell Zoo.
"The camp gives the children a chance to meet other kids with type 1 diabetes while learning how to understand and control their diabetes and promote independence and self-discipline while having a fun and exciting week at camp," Ms. Robinson said. "For parents, we want them to know that we will have trained nurses there all week to help the kids manage their diabetes. Also, we will carefully plan out the meals so they are appropriate for what the campers need."
For more information, call ETMC Diabetes University at 903-596-3068. The deadline to register is June 25 and space is limited.
The following are sponsors of the camp: ETMC Foundation FirstChoice Cooperative, Junior League of Tyler, National Healing Corporation, Rose City Kiwanis, Southside Bank, T. B. Butler Foundation, Tyler Morning Telegraph and the Willingham Foundation.
Tyler Type One Diabetes Foundation also supports the camp.Wellness Seminar Set At ETMC On June 28
East Texas Medical Center will host a free wellness seminar at 5:30 p.m. June 28. Participants will learn how to reduce and manage stress. Patty Evans from the ETMC Behavioral Health Center will discuss the importance of taking a break with exercise, relaxation and fun and prioritizing life in this interactive, entertaining, and educational seminar. Call 903-596-3233 to register. Space is limited.Kids In Motion Camp Returns To ETMC
Enrollment has begun for both sessions of the Kids in Motion youth fitness program. Kids In Motion is weeklong camp aimed at helping children 8-12 years of age exercise in a fun environment while learning about healthy lifestyle choices and improving their fitness. Session I is July 15 to 20 while Session II is Aug. 6 to 10 at ETMC's Olympic Center. Call 903-596-3150 for more information.