Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Running Form VIDEO * Classes for runners in Oregon

Have you ever thought about getting some pointers on your form? It's something that I know I could work on... I was happy to run across this information today:

Gallagher Fitness (Salem, OR) will be hosting free classes about proper running form on several dates. If you are in the area, it might be worth your time to attend the clinic. If you think you might go to one- let me know! Maybe we could arrange it to be a blogger meet-up, too!

Why should you sign up for this FREE class?
  • Improve your running and walking efficiency by learning your appropriate stride length
  • Easy-to-learn, easy-to-use drills and video analysis to help participants feel a contrast between their current running/walking form and Good Form Running
  • Understand the importance of Posture, Midfoot, Cadence, and Lean
  • Leave your class with a list of specific tips and skills to improve on
  • Learn some ways to build foot strength, core strength, and healthy alignment.
  • It's FREE and personalized. Small groups will provide individual attention.
From the Gallagher Fitness (on Facebook):
Thurs, May 12: 12 Spots available. RSVP ChrisMc@ActiveSalem.com
Thurs, May 19: 12 Spots available. RSVP ChrisMc@ActiveSalem.com
Thurs, May 26: 12 Spots available. RSVP ChrisMc@ActiveSalem.com
Thurs, June 2: 12 Spots available. RSVP ChrisMc@ActiveSalem.com
Thurs, June 9: 12 Spots available. RSVP ChrisMc@ActiveSalem.com
Thurs, June 16: 12 Spots available. RSVP ChrisMc@ActiveSalem.com
Thurs, June 23: 12 Spots available. RSVP ChrisMc@ActiveSalem.com


135 Commercial NE
Downtown Salem

Hope you are enjoying your running, biking, swimming or whatever your cross training is today!


  1. Great video! Thanks for posting. I've been reading Chi Running and I am definitely trying to improve my running form. Too bad I don't live closer to this event.

  2. Very cool. Id definitely go if I found something like that around here.

  3. not nearly as informative as the paper bag on the treadmill.

  4. Chi Running works. However, you must be a good student and keep at it.

  5. I would love to get to one of those! I will check with my staff and see if I can arrange it!

  6. I can't pull up your video...but would be interested in attending this class with you. After I get home, I'll take a look at the calendar and see which Thursday might work (I usually have Thursdays off work). If you want to remind me about it late next week, feel free!

  7. nice video! It seems right on with everything else that I've read - seems like landing on your heel first sends a shock up your body, and your body slows down some. I probably need to see if I land on my heel or not when I run, haha

  8. If I lived anywhere close to Salem I would be all over a class like that! I started running on my own and have never had any help with anything like this whatsoever. I just kind of put on shoes and run! I could maybe be awesome if I knew anything at all about what I SHOULD be doing!

  9. I kinda wish I lived in Oregon now! Running classes sound pretty cool :)

  10. I love chi running! thanks for sharing this video. Wish I was in oregon now too!

  11. Although you may be tapering... I can visualize your feet going up and down in anticipation of Boston. You will do wonderfully.

  12. Just found your blog and love it! What an inspiration!

  13. I should so do this! AFter seeing pictures of myself from my last race, I'm convinced I have awful issues with what my feet are doing...not to mention how dorky I look! Good grief. Not flattering. And my feet are going all kinds of weird ways. :)


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