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Body Learning Workshop One

Movement Screening

Might as well face it: modern conveniences make our daily lives so soft and sedentary, they actually undermine our posture, core strength, and balance. But help is on the way…via movement screening!

Virtually every type of runner can perform movement screening – a series of basic jump tests and strength & conditioning skills, with body weight, that underpin almost every movement we need to use in life and in a sport. If you struggle with the exercises, there’s no need to panic! We’ll help you activate and balance any tight joints or dysfunctional muscles so you can reduce your risk of injury while moving more freely and efficiently.

When is it? – Now!

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Don’t miss your chance to interact and exchange ideas on special topics with Art and friends.

We are continuously adding educational opportunities to help you take your running to the next level.

 

Body Learning Workshop Two

Trunk Training

This workshop is a memorable experience for the muscles in your stomach and back, the trunk muscles that absorb the forces produced by the movements of running: the feet hitting the ground, the leg action, arm-swing and rhythmic breathing. Over time, you’ll understand exactly what it means to ‘run from your powerhouse’ — a way of running that promotes a healthy flow of internal energy to the spinal nerves that mediate your movement and increase your intuitive powers for coping with stress.

When is it? – Spring 2018

Body Learning Workshop Three

Alexander Technique

Where the head leads, the body follows.

The ideal alignment pattern in running is tall and upright. So the back is lengthened and widened with the head and neck balanced gracefully on top. Thrusting the head forward, as runners typically do, brings a downward pressure that creates a shortening tension along the front of the torso, restricts breathing, and puts unnecessary strain on the lower back. The AT workshop teaches simple practical methods to reverse this downward pull and identify similar habits of thought and movement that interfere with the natural and efficient coordination we once knew as children.

When is it? – Summer 2018

Body Learning Workshop Four

Watch Your Step!

Watching your step means to keep your attention on the stride you are taking in the present moment. If a stride is taken inattentively it will not land in the right place.

In this workshop, you’ll practice simple strength & awareness activities that transfer to the three qualities of a fluid stride: pelvic rhythm, stride length, and ground reaction.

Jumping in the air, for example, challenges the lower body muscles, tendons and connective tissue to store and generate elastic energy so you can produce more force against the ground in a very short period of time. More elastic energy quickens your leg rate, leading to more revolutions per minute. You’ll also learn exactly what it means to run from your belly, which tapers the muscular effort in your legs and feet.

When is it? – Fall 2018

"The idea that people just need to 'blast their core' isolated from the head, hands and feet is too simplistic." - Art
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