Calling All Runners! LMC To Host Free Training Lecture


Lace up your sneakers! Lexington Medical Center will host a free lecture called “Training Techniques for Runners” at its Health Directions facility in West Columbia on Thursday, August 4th at 7:00 p.m. The featured speaker will be Robert Barrilleaux, wellness manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina.

Lexington Medical Center is the title sponsor of the Governor’s Cup Road Race, a half-marathon, 8K run and 4 mile walk, scheduled for Saturday, November 5, 2011 in downtown Columbia. The upcoming lecture is the first in a series that the LMC Governor’s Cup Committee and Health Directions will present to help runners prepare for the LMC Governor’s Cup.

Speaker Robert Barrilleaux holds professional certifications from organizations including the American Council on Exercise, National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association and National Academy of Sports Medicine. His professional experience includes special population programming, sports rehabilitation, preventative corrective exercise programming, athletic programming and corporate wellness programming.

In his August 4th lecture, Barrilleaux will talk about stretching, muscles and the importance of wearing the right shoes.

Health Directions, the wellness component of Lexington Medical Center, is located at 3225 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia, about ½ mile from the intersection of I-26 and Sunset Boulevard toward Lexington.

The 7:00 p.m. lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited so interested participants must call Health Directions at 803-791-2113 to reserve a spot.

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