The director of Endurance—A Sports and Psychology Center, Dr. Cory Nyamora, today advised members of his team to eat and prepare well for the California Kids Triathlon on July 3. Dr. Nyamora launched the Fit Family Triathlon Team on April 16 to prepare 8-14-year-old children for the triathlon.
Here is Dr. Nyamora’s statement to the trainees and their families:
“We'll be meeting at 7 a.m. at the Aquatic Center at the College of San Mateo - 1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard, San Mateo, CA. 94402. Everyone should park in the Beethoven lot once they get to the college.
“You should bring all your gear: Swim suit, goggles, helmet, bike, socks, biking/running shoes, shorts, shirt, small hand towel, big towel, water bottles, food e.g. bananas, water, sunscreen, sunglasses and hat.
“Make sure you eat a health breakfast and drink your water!”
The Fit Family Triathlon Team concluded their 12-week training on June 25, a week before they take part in the triathlon.
A training session on June 25 at Lake Park, Lake Merritt, in Oakland
Dr. Kenneth Kim, a clinical psychologist and USA certified coach, supervised the last training session, running and stretching, at Lakeside Park, Lake Merritt, in Oakland. Coach Isaak Hayes led the team through challenging lower and upper body exercises, Dr. Kim said.
The trainees and "I enjoyed them very much," he said.
The 12-week training program comprised of swimming, biking and running. The children had to be accompanied by at least one parent every training session.
According to Dr. Nyamora, the training was launched to help kids to lose weight, get fit and healthy, make friends, and ultimately participate in the triathlon.
The Endurance center provides sports opportunities, outdoor adventures and psychotherapy for children and families, as well as adults.