Important Announcement

We have some good news! We have received the green light to restart First Strides® again! We will be meeting in April to plan out the safest and most effective way we can return to working out together and taking our First Strides in the Lehigh Parkway again. Let’s walk this pandemic right on out! We will continue to work with with Lehigh Valley Road Runners, local health officials, and other directives to make sure we can work together and strive for better health in our program. In order to have a safe and successful First Strides® season, we may still need to follow safety standards. We are looking forward to restarting First Strides® at the end of July 2021.

Michelle Sames and Tina Hertel Co-leaders of First Strides®

About First Strides

Do you  imagine yourself fit and strong, striding comfortably down the road during an easy workout or a 5-K race? This gradual 10 week program will help you comfortably progress from the couch to walking, jogging or running at a pace that’s right for you.

If this sounds like something you are interested in please click on one of the locations below for more information and registration instructions.

First Strides® meets weekly, offering presentations on topics from what to wear to injury prevention. We then stretch and do a group walk/run. Please come dressed for activity.

Women from ages 12 to 112 are welcome to attend. Bring your daughters, mothers, neighbors, co-workers and friends.

Our mentors are First Strides® graduates,  Women’s 5K Classic committee members and Lehigh Valley Road Runners (LVRR) members.

First Strides® is now a participating member of the LVHN My Total Health reimbursement program.