Fitness With a Friend
Westchase District is now offering free boot camp classes along the District’s Library Loop Trail. Led by Westchase District staff members (and fitness enthusiasts) Irma Sanchez and Louis Jullien, the daily classes will incorporate strength training and cardio activities designed for all fitness levels.
The classes will meet weekday mornings from 5:30 – 6:30 a.m. Participants will meet on the trail immediately north of the Robinson-Westchase Library at 3223 Wilcrest. Louis and Irma will provide all the necessary equipment, including dumbbells, kettle bells and jump ropes. Participants should bring water, a towel and a yoga-style mat.
Meet the Trainers
Irma Sanchez is an accomplished long-distance runner. She has participated in twelve marathons, including Houston, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seabrook and Huntsville. She also completed a 35-mile run to celebrate her 35th birthday and is planning a similar run to celebrate the end of her fourth decade. Irma learned some years ago that she was a better marathoner once she incorporated a rigorous fitness routine into her weekly activities. She’s also active in a soccer league. When she’s not working out, Irma serves as Westchase District’s Vice President of Projects, a position she has held for 16 years. Irma supervised the design and construction of the Library Loop Trail.
Louis Jullien joined the District staff in 2014 as Projects Director. Among his job duties, Louis supervises the maintenance of the Library Loop Trail. He played high school basketball (and can still dunk the ball!) and can run the mile in under six minutes. Louis and Irma have undertaken a fitness challenge this year to do push-ups every day. They did ten push-ups every day in January, 20 push-ups every day in February, 30 push-ups every day in March…you get the idea. At the end of the year, they will have done more than 23,000 push-ups.
“We look forward to working out with Westchase area residents and employees who want to get fit and stay fit,” said Sanchez. “People of all fitness levels are welcome and we’ll suggest modifications of certain exercises to help everyone participate to the best of their abilities.”