TURBOCAM Holds Couch to 5K Wellness Initiative
– Barrington, N.H. (U.S.A.) –
TURBOCAM is once again holding a Couch to 5K (C25K) for TURBOCAM employees and their families. It will start on March 20 and run for 12 weeks. Many of
the C25K participants will run/walk in the annual Peeper 5K Run/Walk. This
annual event started in 2005, and will be held this year on May 13.
The C25K members range from walkers to beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners. Teammates support each other for 12 weeks, and have access to a certified coach and training program. This year, the participants are working with trainer Brandon Newbould. Brandon is a USATF Level-II coach with experience coaching a wide range of abilities and ages. Also helping out is Gary DeSmith, owner of Allegiant Physical Therapy in Durham. Gary is an experienced physical therapist who will be there to help prevent any injuries from starting (shin splits, knee and leg issues, etc.).
“We’re excited to increase the program this year from 8 to 12 weeks to help participants plan and set goals even beyond the C25K and Peeper,” commented Ben Geaslen, a TURBOCAM employee and one of the leaders of the C25K event. “Proceeds from the Peeper go to fund the Greater Barrington Chamber of Commerce’s (Chamber) scholarship program. Knowing our efforts are helping to fund high school seniors’ education, helps drive us to complete our personal goals.”
“After the Peeper, there is one week of rest,” said Coach Newbould. “Then there is an additional four weeks of after-work practices for those willing to take on the additional challenge of racing four more times over the summer – two shorter races, a ten-miler and a half-marathon in the fall.”
The C25K program is just one of the many wellness initiatives offered by TURBOCAM. The company has allocated money to wellness, and promotes things such as a smoke-free facility, an on-site gym, weight training classes, and an on-site chiropractor and physical therapist, just to name a few.
Photos from the 2016 Peeper
About TURBOCAM International
TURBOCAM is a recognized world leader in 5-axis machining technology with over 150 multi-axis milling machines producing prototype and production parts in 8 countries. We offer our expertise in 5-axis programming and milling of integrally-bladed parts up to 1100mm such as: aircraft engine blisks machined from solid forging, axial and centrifugal impellers, turbines, compressors, and turbochargers.
TURBOCAM’s strength in manufacturing software has helped make prototyping a major emphasis of the company. We produce over 500 unique part designs per year and have grown into many areas of advanced part development and production for passenger, jet aircraft engines and rocket engines. TURBOCAM is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2004 certified. We are also Nadcap® certified for aerospace coatings.
About the Greater Barrington Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
The Greater Barrington Chamber of Commerce’s goal is to help fund local high school seniors heading to college or those students already enrolled in college. Proceeds from the Peeper 5K Run/Walk fund these scholarships and have helped the Chamber select two students every year who earn $1,000 towards the college of their choice. In addition, two returning recipients will receive a $500 award to help fund their current schooling. Learn more at www.barringtonchamber.org.