Effortless, injury-free, smooth, natural ..... these are the words that should be associated with running.
Instead, we often hear the opposites! Despite decades of advanced shoe technology, injury rates aren't falling and many people interested in trying running to improve their health and fitness, find themselves frustrated by a lack of progress. And with the recent surge in minimalist shoe offerings, many people jump into a minimalist shoe and find themselves dealing with sudden achilles or calf injuries. It doesn't have to be this way. Running efficiently is as much an inborn skill as swimming efficiently, accurately shooting with a bow and arrow or striking a golf ball with a club.
While there are gifted outliers who have the skills naturally and don't have to work at it, most people have adopted bad habits that make running much harder than it has to be.
In this full day workshop you will learn and practice techniques to run with more efficiency and less risk of injury. You will learn the Pose Method® of running, with a supporting set of Coach Jeff's drills and exercises tailor-made and tested through 2 years of running technique instruction in Switzerland and field-tested through ultra marathons in the Sahara Desert and mountains of Switzerland, Italy and France. In addition to technique training, you will also receive mindset training, in using body scans, breathing exercises and visualisation to continually improve your technique and to address the normal issues that athletes encounter in distance running and endurance races.
- How to use gravity as a friend instead of fighting it. In other words, how to take the brakes off (which you may be applying without knowing it!).
- Transitioning to natural/forefoot running while avoiding the major mistakes that most people make when doing so.
- The theory behind the Pose Method® as well as practical and tailor-made drills to help you start your journey in learning and refining the technique. Note: it often takes significant time to transition your running mechanics and muscles/muscle memory to a different style. It requires patience and practice and shouldn't be viewed as a 1-time fix. Coach Jeff will teach you a model for recalling and practicing the technique in the days and weeks after leaving the workshop.
The session includes frame-by-frame video analysis of your running.
"Cool workshop. You are really good at making the workshops interesting and not overloading us with too much theory and not enough practise."
"Thank you for organizing the seminar. It was a truly great experience ! I learned a lot about the proper running style and about the meaning of relaxed running. I am very positive that your advice on my running style helps me to progress in the competitions and my knee injuries get minimized. I strongly hope to become more conscious about the efficient body movement during my running training. Thank you for your very positive attitude while teaching. It made the whole experience really unique!"
"Thanks for great workshop today, really interesting helpful, you explain things in a great way!"
"Shane and I ran longer than he's been able to yesterday and he didn't have knee pain!!! All b/c of you!!! WOOHOO!"
"Fantastic job, really motivating and useful for everybody!"
Cost: 225 CHF per person.
Upcoming Dates & Times:
The next workshop will be May 4th at 9:30. Following the May workshop, our next workshop will be Sunday, July 21st. Location is Hillseeker CrossFit. If you are intersted, please book online here. Payment is required to confirm your space in the class.
The course has a minimum of 5 participants and maximum of 10. These courses typically sell out, so please book your space early. To confirm and hold a space in a workshop, please issue full payment in advance to Post Finance, Konto 85-37072-2, IBAN CH81 0900 0000 8503 7072 2. The BIC is POFICHBEXXX. Beneficiary Name: Hillseeker Fitness GmbH. Cancellations less than 7 days in advance are not eligible for a refund; however, you may send someone else in your place if you are unable to make it at the last minute.
Includes 30 minute lunch break. Please bring a lunch and any snacks/beverages you would like.