Since becoming a chi running instructor in 2010 my practice has grown from helping and coaching people from all sorts of background; from elite 5K females (15m 30"), Ironmen and Ironwomen, children, 75 year old first time runners, Tri-athletes, spinners, yogi's, club athletes, injured runners, just passing through runners and all in between. The profile is not typical. It never is, BUT I am practice orientated, that is, I focus on the individual and personalise the experience for each runner; so far, the testimonials suggest the balance between an holistic approach and training principles is working well for the vast majority of runners I meet and coach. This year has been a real growth in interest and awareness with highlights to date:- hosting chi running tasters with Northern Runner(20th April) and RunandBecome(edinburgh) (7th June) and asked to present at the Mull of Kintyre 10K/Half Marathon expo. A really exciting development are the Chi running camps UK: the plan is to put on three camps over the year. Camp 1. Learn chi running. Camp 2. Review chi running and the final Camp 3 develop and extend chi running. All three camps will have a combined experience of Yoga and Chi Running and will be situated in the Scottish Highlands. The very first one is on the 18-20th October 2013. Please follow the link for further information and contact details.
This site has not been cobbled together quickly BUT is a culmination of three years of coaching, analysis, feedback and further study on chi running and the direct and not so direct effects. Please take time to have a look around the site and please contact me if you would like to arrange a more detailed discussion.
For interest; my story of how I came to be here is here:)
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What is Chi Running?
ChiRunning combines the inner focus and flow of T'ai Chi with the power and energy of running to create a revolutionary running form and philosophy that takes the pounding, pain, and potential damage out of the sport of running. The ChiRunning program increases mental clarity and focus, enhances the joy of running, and turns running into a safe and effective lifelong program for health, fitness, and well-being.
What is the focus of Chi Running?
Chi Running helps reduce or eliminate injury and pain such as: knee pain, hip pain, IT Band Syndrome (ITB), hamstring pulls, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, soreness and fatigue. Conditioning your mind is just as important as conditioning your body. Let Chi Running help you focus your mind, lift your spirit and open up your flow of chi.
Who can benefit from Chi Running?
Chi Running has helped many people, from beginners to cross country runners to triathletes. Whether you are just beginning a running program or training for a marathon, race, triathlon, or general all round fitness the Chi Running approach is one that builds a healthy body, instead of breaking it down from misuse or overuse.