The Running Beginner

Learning to run with the Running Reborn method will ensure that you move with maximum efficiency and significantly reduce your chances of getting injured. This is never more important than when you are a beginner or coming back from injury.

The great thing about running is that it’s totally natural to us as a species. Unfortunately we have largely forgotten how to move naturally and now have a very manufactured way of moving when running, largely based on what we are told and read. Using the Running Reborn method I will introduce you to natural movement and the science behind it.

The coaching is designed to be fun and interactive with emphasis on how to run rather than just run. The method is perfect for beginners as you will need time to build your running fitness. As part of your technique coaching you will receive extensive gait analysis with the innovative ViMove technology and 360 degree video analysis of the whole body.

Feeling and seeing how to move correctly is a very powerful way of learning. All analysis and coaching takes place outside in the natural environment and away from the treadmill. We run outside, so we we should learn outside. So don’t feel intimidated, the Running Reborn method will enable you to take ownership of your movement and develop your skill of running.

Included in your coaching is a detailed look at footwear and what we need from our trainers to ensure we are able to move efficiently.

The Injured Runner

The statistics for runners getting injured every year differ wildly but they are high, very high and the injuries are largely down to a lack of knowledge on how to move our bodies correctly. Every time our foot makes contact with the ground we create a ground force reaction. As Newtons third law dictates “every action is met with an equal and opposite reaction”.

Take your weight and times it by around 2.5 and you will have your ground force reaction. For example an 80kg runner would have 200kgs of impact coming back at them. Then take into account that we would cover around 40,000 steps in a marathon.

Imagine that, 40,000 x 2.5 x your body weight in one run. It’s not surprising that if we don’t move correctly, we get injured. Using the Running Reborn method of running, I will ensure that you load your body correctly and, instead of weakening or damaging your body, you can use running to strengthen it.

All technique coaching and analysis is carried out using ViMove technology and 360 degree video analysis of the whole body. The reports you receive on your movement are invaluable to your physiotherapist or sports therapist as they would normally only see you in a relatively static situation. For the first time they can see how you move dynamically, enabling them to give you more informed treatment. I work with a number of therapists creating a team approach behind your rehabilitation and progress as you get back to running.

Run with a Friend

A great way to learn to run and spread the cost is to learn with a friend or group of friends, learning together and practicing together can be very motivational.

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