"I first read Chi Running a number of years ago and loved it. The book was a revelation and changed my running forever. I wanted to learn more and wanted an expert to help me develop my Chi Running further....that's when I found Nick.
Nick is an outstanding teacher/coach, and now a friend. Exceptional knowledge of Chi Running, very patient and very supportive. I honestly can't rate Nick highly enough. Genuinely the best coaching I've had. I have done the full day one to one and a further tune up. Well worth the money. Thank you Nick."
Chi Running overview
Chi Running combines the principles of T'ai Chi to create a running programme that reduces fatigue, increases mental clarity and focus, enhances the joy of running, and turns running into a safe and effective lifelong program for health, fitness, and well-being.
Chi Running and Walking has helped many people, from beginners to cross country runners to triathletes. Whether you are just beginning a running program or training for a marathon, race, triathlon, or general all round fitness the Chi Running approach is one that builds a healthy body, instead of breaking it down from misuse or overuse.
As for my own workshops, I have coached over 1000 clients, from all backgrounds. These have included 15min 5K female runners, 1h 3min half marathon runners to clients who could barely run/walk. Ages have varied between 12 to 85. I have coached yogi's, cross fit, martial arts, ultra runners, Ironmen and women, clubs, private groups.....jog scotland groups appear a lot as do some sport England.
I would also stress that I have cross referenced and read a huge amount of other running literature, T'ai Chi and yoga practice and attended a lot of other professional development courses and workshops. My own science, maths and sports background (BSc(hons) physics and astrophysics, PGCE in Sport and Mathematics) together with years of coaching means I always approach any idea with a critical and clinical eye. I have yet to stumble over the simple logic of the Chi Running approach! Nick (2017)
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There are no typical client profiles! I have coached national athletes, club runners, new runners, cross fit and triathletes. Martial arts experts and weight lifters. Runners with hip replacements, back problems, Plantar, IT and knee injuries. Ages of runners have been from 12-80. I also coach chi walking for those people who simply want to walk and move better after knee replacements or medical issues that stop folk from running.
"I have been leaving my garmin at home and trying to run to how I feel, only time will tell if I can make improvements when racing using chi running, but for now I don't really care, I am remembering why I started to run in the first place- just because I can and for the sheer joy of it!"
A typical workshop
I begin with a lot of observation and watching you move. Walking, running and running a little quicker. I need to see how you move before structuring the programme. The more information I have the better the feedback will be. The basic elements are taught in 4 key stages with easy drills and then we put it all together again. All clients receive exemplar movies of clients with voiceover together with their own detailed film edit and voiceover as well. Slo-mo and still frame are also included. I try to give as much as I can in a 1-2-1, workshop or even a free taster. I could go and on about these workshops but the best thing to do is to contact me directly and we can have a detailed discussion about your requirment and expectations. Personalised (empathy and understanding( and individualised(focus on your movement) is my mantra.
"I just wanted to convey Nick's warm approach and attention to detail enabled me to achieve considerably more than expected"