Category Archives: Natural Running Coaching

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Natural Running Coaching For Sale

Are you passionate about running and want to share that passion with others? Do you want to help others discover running with an efficient and safe form right off the starting line? Do you wish you could help injured runners rekindle their running passion with a coaching method that maximizes efficiency and minimizes risk of injury? Then you could be the next owner of Natural Running Coaching.

After six exciting and learning-rich years owning and operating Natural Running Coaching, I am ready to “pass the baton” and start on new adventures of my own journey. I’ve found immense fulfillment helping new runners discover the joys of running as well as aiding injured runners find a fresh perspective and continue their running adventures. I’ve enjoyed meeting runners across both Canada and the U.S. with workshops in cities and town spanning from coast to coast. I’ve had the pleasure of helping runners all over the world with Online Coaching and followed their progress with updates and stories. NRC has been an enriching experience for me and am grateful to all the runners I have met along the way.

Please contact me at tina [at] naturalrunningcoaching.com for details.

Natural Runner Update: Teaching Tools for Schools

You might have noticed that it’s been kind of quiet in terms of new reviews and posts here on Natural Runner. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. Over the past few months, I’ve been working hard on developing a new Natural Running Coaching Service called Teaching Tools for Schools. It is now finished and launched!

This new service is intended for Junior High/High School physical education teachers to teach their students about natural running form including human biomechanics, anatomy, potential injuries associated with other forms of running, and how to safely transition.

Over the next several months, I and my newly hired Director of Sales, Monique Bileski, will be working hard offering the service to schools in Alberta.

For more information about Teaching Tools for Schools, check out the NRC announcement link.

Coaching Tour of Ontario & Quebec

Last week I was away on an epic, whirlwind Natural Running Coaching tour of Ontario & Quebec. The trip was awesome and entailed A LOT of talking. I coached staff from VIVOBAREFOOT retailers and minimalist shoe consumers in addition to having LONG conversations about the different offerings on the minimalist footwear market. I was hoarse for a good three days after the trip.

For more details, you can check out my recap at: http://naturalrunningcoaching.com/2012/07/nrc-in-ontario-quebec-recap/.

And here’s a map of the route we took:

More Barefoot Time and Coaching Update

I’ve probably spent more time barefoot in the last two months than I have any other time in my life. The increased barefoot time is absolutely due to the increased time I’ve spent coaching. It’s been a very busy couple of months for coaching events. Natural Running Coaching is sponsoring the 5 Peaks Trail Running Series in Alberta this year so I attended a promo table at the first two races. I’ve held 4 Introduction to Natural Running – Large Group Clinics in the last two months. I’ve personally coached dozens of people through One-on-One or Small Group Coaching and transformed them into Natural Runners. And most recently, attended the Footstock 2012 Race Expo where I shared Natural Running with countless people.

Coaching really has become my passion job and I am grateful every time I get to share Natural Running with anybody willing to learn. And the increased time being barefoot is an extra special added bonus. During Natural Running Coaching, we use being barefoot as a tool to better listen to your body and feel good running form. It’s all about form, however, and not footwear. Once you understand what good running form feels like, it doesn’t matter what you wear on your feet, although shoes that provide as much proprioception as possible definitely help to maintain good form.

Here are some pics from my recent coaching endeavours:

Me at the 5 Peaks Northern Alberta Series Terwillegar Race

 

Walking practice at a Small Group Coaching Session in Canmore, Alberta

 

Squatting practice in Canmore
Jumping practice in Canmore
A coaching client’s BEFORE picture
And AFTER picture
Me at the Footstock 2012 Race Expo (with the NRC TV Extraordinaire)

In case my blogging frequency decreases further, don’t worry, I’m still here. I’m just enjoying coaching! You can keep updated with NRC adventures at NaturalRunningCoaching.com.

Run Barefoot Girl Podcast Interview with Yours Truly

I recently had a lovely chat with my friend and fellow podcast host, Caity McCardell. The scary part was the interview for her wonderful podcast, Run Barefoot Girl, where we talked mostly about Natural Running Coaching. Even though the interview portion lasted maybe 30 minutes, Caity and I ended up chatting for 2 hours in total. How time flies when you’re having fun.

Anyway, Caity recently posted the interview and it can be found as Episode #39 of RBG. I posted a little more about it on the NRC website as well. I haven’t found the courage to listen to it yet so, if you do, let me know what you think. I was more than a little nervous being on the receiving end of interview questions instead of my usual giving end.