7/29/2014 3:37 PM
by Stuart Hammer
BECKLEY – Raleigh County kids are learning the art of running thanks to a class from the YMCA.
Officials say West Virginia ranks among the worst states in the nation in obesity rate, and the YMCA of Southern West Virginia is aiming to change that.
A two-day course wraps up today for cross country runners to hone their skills. The Y is teaching kids from personal experience. Injury prevention and nutrition are key learning points.
Personal trainer Tiffany Hubman says it's great to help local kids develop a healthy lifestyle.
“Running has played a big part in my life, and it's taught me discipline, mental toughness, taught me how to persevere in all areas of my life and I wanted to share a fun experience with the kids around here,” says Hubman.
The Y plans to do the course again next year, and they hope to tack on a third day.