The Wellness Community Offers Personal Training Program for NJ Marathon

If you’ve ever wished you had a personal trainer to help you prepare for a marathon or half marathon, now is your chance. The Wellness Community - Northern Jersey Shore is offering a comprehensive training program to help prepare for the NJ Marathon and the Long Branch Half Marathon in exchange for joining the Strides for Hope- Team Wellness charity marathon training team. All proceeds will support the free programs for people with cancer at The Wellness Community in Eatontown.

Eatontown, NJ, February 25, 2009 --( The Strides for Hope - Team Wellness marathon team will train to participate in the NJ Marathon, Half Marathon, and Relay in Long Branch, NJ on May 3, 2009. Those joining the team will receive individual training with Brittany Rutter, Personal Fitness Trainer, Marathon runner, and Triathlete who will work with each individual to design a personalized training program for both runners and walkers. The program also includes organized group run/walks, informational presentations on topics such as injury prevention, nutrition, selecting the best running shoes, and a pre-marathon preparation review. The training program is well suited to meet the needs of all participants; from the rookie runner or walker to the veteran marathoner.

In addition to this once in a lifetime training opportunity, members of Strides for Hope - Team Wellness will receive VIP status which includes a private tent at the event with private upscale restrooms, pre- and post-race meals, team apparel, personal fund-raising web pages and committed staff support to help reach your goals. On top of these benefits, team members will get the added satisfaction of raising funds to support people with cancer as they face their own personal challenges of fighting for recovery and improved quality of life at The Wellness Community. The Wellness Community is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education and hope for people affected by cancer. All programs are free of charge.

To join the Strides for Hope - Team Wellness marathon team, there is a registration fee of $25 which counts toward the minimum $250 fundraising goal. Those raising more may qualify for additional prizes including entry with a guest to a pre race pasta party as well as a pair of new running shoes from Shore Runner in Pier Village. All money raised will be used to support programs and services at The Wellness Community.

To find out more about this exciting program, contact The Wellness Community, Northern Jersey Shore at (732) 578-9200 or visit

About the Wellness Community:
The Wellness Community® (TWC) is an international non-profit organization that provides free emotional support, education and hope for people with cancer and their loved ones. Through participation in professionally-led support groups, educational workshops and mind/body programs, people affected by cancer can learn vital skills to regain control, reduce feelings of isolation and restore hope—regardless of the stage of disease. Most importantly, TWC provides a home-like setting for people fighting cancer where they can connect with and learn from each other. At The Wellness Community, all programs are free of charge. For more information, please visit:

The Wellness Community Northern Jersey Shore
Ilene Winters