Fitness University

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Frequently Asked Questions ...ANSWERS BELOW

Q. When could a clinic be cancelled? (Lightning YES, Rain NO)
Q. What is Fitness University?
Q. What is the cost to participate?
Q. Will there be refreshments?
Q. Are there Awards at Finals Day?
Q. As a parent or guardian, what is expected of me?
Q. Tell me more about "Finals Day"?
Q. Where will the running Clinics be held, and where can I obtain information about them?
Q. What are the attendence requirements?
Q. How do I register my child?

ANSWERS

Q. When could a clinic be cancelled? (Lightning YES, Rain NO)

We have noted over the years that even if there is some minor rain during a clinic, that in spite of the fears of some cautious parents, neither a parent nor a child has melted from getting a little wet.

Unless there is constant rain, we usually assume we will have the clinic as there are normally a number of folks who show up taking the chance that it will not be or will have stopped raining. If there is a high danger of lightning at the time we are there then we would stop or not have the clinic. We try to make every attempt to hold a clinic because there is no way or timeslot to reschedule them."

Q. What is Fitness University? 

A. Fitness University is a running fitness program developed by the Gate City Striders back in 1989. The Striders are a Nashua area running club. This program was developed for Children of the Greater Nashua area's communities ages 3-14. The program is dedicated to promote the importance of fitness, fun and good health. As part of the program, Running Clinics are held throughout the summer months, with "Finals Day" scheduled for our last clinic, July 25. Finals Day is the showcase for all the hard work each child has put forth during these clinics. This year Finals Day will be held in Nashua, NH at the track and Athletic field of Nashua High School South. Check-in will be open at 5:30.

Q. What is the cost to participate?

A. Due to the support of our Corporate Sponsors, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Southern New Hampshire Health, St. Joseph Hospital, and Rapid, tuition for Fitness University is absolutely free of charge.

Q. Are there Awards at Finals Day?

A. YES! All participants regardless of the event, will be rewarded for the efforts with a medallion and a bright-colored Fitness University graduate tshirt.

Q. Will there be refreshments?

A. Our generous local merchants have been supportive partners in providing fresh watermelon. There will be refreshing spring water provided to quench the greatest of thirsts.

Q. As a parent or guardian, what is expected of me?

A. Most of all, encouragement. This program has been designed to be beneficial to children of all abilities void of any "tryouts", where kids can easily be discouraged from participation. Your child may never be a track star or marathon runner, but the lessons learned at Fitness University can help your child develop good healthy habits for an active life.

Q. Tell me more about "Finals Day"?

A. On Finals Day, Tuesday, July 25th, your child must be prepared to run in sneakers, and do so with a smile on their face, and a positive attitude. The grounds will be totally closed to vehicular traffic, and supervised throughout. There will be enough Gate City Striders on hand to accompany all the children on their runs.

Q. Where will the running Clinics be held, and where can I obtain information about them?

A. Training clinics, which last 60-75 minutes each, are held over a period of 8 weeks, every Tuesday (except July 4th!) beginning with June 6th and leading up to Finals Day on July 25th. The location appears elsewhere on this site. The clinics are designed to provide the opportunity to assess your child's aptitude to Finals Day, incorporating fun into "hands on" training sessions.

Q. What are the attendence requirements?

A. Your Child:

* Does not need to be registered ahead of time to attend any clinic BUT PLEASE NOTE that registration is closing on June 21st.
* Does not need to attend all clinics but may attend as many as they like.
* Does not need to attend a clinic before attending Finals Day but the experience is greatly diminished by not attending clinics.
* Is not required to attend Finals day but Finals day is waaaaaaaaaay more fun than a clinic.

Your child does need to be encouraged to participate. Our goal is to give your child an experience that will encourage them to stay active.

Q. How do I register my child?

Sign up online

OR register your child at a clinic. While this option is available, this is more work for our volunteers who could be spending more time with your child if you register your child online or find someone to register online for you. This is how we all work together for the KIDS