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Get Started

Have you decided to train for a triathlon, but don't know where to start? The Get-Started-Tool-Kit from Providence Medical Group is designed to help you establish and stay on track with your fitness goals.

How To Keep A Training Log

Training logs can help you get more from your workout and organize and save information about your exercise routine so you can work toward a specific goal. You can use logs to motivate you to work out on days when you're too tired or you think you're too busy. Get ideas now!

Running Right To Avoid Common Injuries

Running is a great way to get in shape, but it can also lead to injuries. Knowing about common injuries and how to prevent them can keep you on track toward achieving your fitness goals. Warm up properly before any physical activity. Here are some basic steps to preventing a sports injury. Learn more.

  • Warm up properly before any physical activity.
  • Alternate exercising different muscle groups and exercise every other day.
  • Cool down properly after exercise or sports. 
  • Use stretching exercises to improve the muscles' ability to contract and perform, reducing the risk for injury. 
  • Wear supportive shoes.

If you do sustain a sports injury, participate in adequate rehabilitation before resuming strenuous activity.

Take A Ride Inside

One reason people take their cycling workouts inside is to avoid bad weather, traffic and rough terrain. You can train for a triathlon indoors by setting the bike to different levels of intensity and adjusting the resistance. This way people of different ages, sizes, and fitness levels can train at their own intensity. Read more about indoor cycling.

Diving In

As exercise goes, swimming offers its ownSwim unique set of benefits. Besides providing a good workout for your heart and lungs, water offers constant, gentle pressure on every part of the body improving circulation from the outside in, easing joint and back pain and increasing flexibility and range of motion. Get started swimming with a beginner's 30-minute workout.