Horizon Fitness and Coach Jenny Team Up for Sofa-to-5K Challenge

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Complete a 5K with Coach Jenny for a Chance to Win Horizon Fitness Equipment

Horizon Fitness is partnering with running coach, author and endurance athlete, Jenny Hadfield on a 10-week 5K training challenge called Sofa to 5K. Beginning Monday, September 2, Participants will receive exclusive access to Coach Jenny during their training and will be competing to win a treadmill, elliptical trainer or exercise bike from Horizon Fitness. All participants will receive a t-shirt and a virtual medal.

“At Horizon Fitness we believe in motivating people to get active and healthy no matter their age or fitness level,” said Mike Olson, executive vice president of retail for Johnson Health Tech NA, the parent company of Horizon Fitness. “We are partnering with Coach Jenny because we want everyone to know they can accomplish a significant milestone like their first 5K.”

Beginning Monday, August 26, participants can register online at sofato5kchallenge.horizonfitness.com. The call for entries ends Sunday, September 20.

To keep participants motivated, each will receive a 10-week training plan, branded t-shirt, exclusive Facebook group access to get questions answered by Coach Jenny and a weekly email from her with encouragement and tips on strength training, nutrition, stretching, running shoes and fitness gear. Midway through the contest, participants will have their training questions answered in an hour-long live chat with Coach Jenny.

Additionally, participants will be encouraged to share their journey on Horizon’s Facebook page using the hashtag #myfirst5K.

At the end of the 10-week training program, participants will run a community 5K. By submitting their finish photo and story of their journey on the Horizon Fitness Sofa to 5K Challenge Facebook app, they will be entered to win a Horizon Fitness treadmill, elliptical trainer or exercise bike. Winners will be selected by Facebook community vote and will be chosen and notified on December 14.

For more information about the contest, visit sofato5kchallenge.horizonfitness.com.

About Coach Jenny

Coach Jenny Hadfield is a published author (Marathoning for Mortals, Running for Mortals, Training for Mortals), writer, coach, public speaker and endurance athlete. She has a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, a Masters Degree in Exercise Science and is a certified coach and personal trainer. She is a columnist for Women's Running Magazine, RunnersWorld.com, BeeWellforLife.com, and has written for Cooking Light, Her Sports, the Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Athlete Magazines. Hadfield has competed in adventure races all over the world, including the Eco-Challenge in Borneo, New Zealand and Fiji. She has also competed in the Antarctica Marathon. Her unique coaching style draws from her struggles to get started in running to crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon.

About Horizon Fitness

Horizon Fitness, a brand of Johnson Health Tech, offers high-quality, comfortable and durable exercise equipment for residential use. Horizon Fitness treadmills, elliptical trainers and exercise bikes are sold through specialty fitness stores, sporting goods retailers, department stores and online at www.horizonfitness.com.

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