Run Well Class
A very important part of running is strength training. It’s a way to supplement what you’re already doing by building strength and flexibility in the muscles that running doesn’t utilize. Sometimes we’re not always the best at adding strength training into our scheduled. We totally get it though. A lot of the time, it’s easier to to just hit the road instead of spending time trying to figure out which strength training exercises are best for a runner. That’s why we’ve teamed up with The Well Being in Grand Rapids to help us out. The Well Being is a mental health practice that incorporates exercise into mental health treatment. They’re so deeply knowledgeable of how the physical body works that they’re going to share with us strength training exercises that will benefit our running!
Every other Tuesday, Chalene Jones BS, CPT, from The Well Being will teach a Run Well class for the Still I Run community. The purpose of this class is to enhance running function, efficiency, and strength through full body mobilization and strength training techniques. The focus will be on the core muscles – glutes, lats, and deep abdominal muscles. Full body joint and spine mobilization will be heavily incorporated to help reduce the risk of injury, and corrective exercises will help improve already injured or weakened muscles and joints. There will be an emphasis on non-running cardiovascular exercises to give the body different stimuli that promote and enhances cardiovascular strength.
We are very excited for this partnership and hope this will help you on your running journey!
All classes will take place at The Well Being at 1118 Front Ave. NW Suite #1 in Grand Rapids. They will be an hour long and run from 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. on select Tuesdays of every month. The cost of the Run Well class is donation based, so please give when and if you can. Funds will be used to continue the great work the Well Being is doing in the area of exercising for mental health.