Reach Out Recovery and Strides in Recovery are walking together on Wednesday afternoons. Join us to feel better.

If you are new to exercise, and the Coronavirus “Stay at Home” lifestyle is getting you down, this is the perfect group for you.

Leslie Gold

Virtual walking means moving at your own pace

Have you ever thought about joining a running club, but changed your mind because you thought you were too out of shape, couldn’t keep up, or wouldn’t fit in? Problem solved. With a virtual group, nobody will know how fast or slow you’re going; and even if you take a break, you’ll still be keeping up with the group. 

Here are five reasons to be part of the ROR and Strides In Recovery Community

  1. Exercise reduces anxiety, stress, and depression. 
  2. Getting outside and moving lifts your mood.
  3. You will be connecting with people all across the country who share your goals.
  4. You will get training tips from the group leader, a certified coach who has helped hundreds in recovery cross the finish line of the Los Angeles Marathon
  5. By the time you get back home, you’ll be feeling much better than before you left.

How virtual walking works

  1. We all join a Zoom video call at the same time
  2. We warm up together, led by a Strides in Recovery coach.
  3. You will get tips about the benefits of exercise in recovery.
  4. Everyone walks or runs at their own pace for 30 minutes.
  5. The coach will facilitate conversation among the participants.
  6. We’ll cool down and stretch together at the end of our walk/run.
  7. You’ll feel good about yourself and what we accomplished together.

When we meet

Wednesdays at 2:30 Pacific / 5:30 Eastern

Wednesdays at 5:30 Pacific / 8:30 Eastern

To sign up and receive your Zoom link, email us at info@StridesInRecovery.org

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Leslie Gold

Leslie Gold, Founder and Executive Director of Strides in Recovery Leslie is an RRCA-certified running coach who specializes in training the newly sober. As a volunteer at a residential addiction treatment program, she has coached hundreds of people in early recovery across the finish line of the Los Angeles Marathon, more than any other coach in the country. Years later, many of the participants still credit the group training and life lessons learned as critical to their long-term sobriety. Inspired by these success stories and numerous testimonials about the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual benefits of training for a challenging endurance event with the support of a team, Leslie started Strides in Recovery. The mission of this non-profit is threefold: 1) Bring running/walking-based relapse prevention programs to more recovery communities 2) Strengthen and grow the community of sober runners/walkers 3) Educate addiction treatment providers about the healing power of goal-oriented group training Prior to starting Strides in Recovery in 2018, Leslie spent three decades leading clinical and financial performance improvement projects, implementing decision support solutions, and generating analytics for hospitals and health systems across the US. She holds an MBA from UCLA and a BA from the University of Virginia. She regularly runs 40-50+ miles/week and has joyfully completed a 50K, 9 marathons, and numerous shorter distance events. She is also an avid cyclist.

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