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Dates Announced: 3rd Annual FREE Running Clinic

Running has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. One of my favorite parts of being a Certified Personal Trainer is helping people to learn that running can actually be really fun. Because running is both efficient and social, it’s a great component for an exercise program for busy people. I will be hosting my 3rd annual four-week running clinic on Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm, starting September 15th. This free clinic will be held at the pavilion in Perry Park, adjacent to Highland Park Elementary, 4900 Fairview Drive, Austin, TX 78731. Men, women, and teenagers are welcome to attend.

Each clinic will consist of warm-up and cool-down jogs with agility drills and strength or speed conditioning exercises. Each week will focus on a different aspect of running training: the basics of form and staying injury-free, hill training, interval training, and pace running. At the conclusion of each week’s workout, there will be directed stretching and time for questions and answers. The clinic is open to all ability levels, from joggers to seasoned runners. I promise that workouts can be modified to be made suitable for a wide range of participants.

The timing of the clinic serves as a great base for those who want to run the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, November 7th. As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, I am motivated to help find a cure for this disease. Join other Austinites starting on September 15th to demonstrate that running builds both good health and strong communities.

Contact Karen of Balance Personal Fitness Training for more information: karen@balancepft.com

Love Running? Hate Running?

 

Balance Personal Fitness Training is hosting a four-week running clinic  on Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm, starting October 7th.  This free clinic will be held at the pavilion in Perry Park, adjacent to Highland Park Elementary, 4900 Fairview Drive, Austin, TX 78731. 

Each clinic will consist of warm-up and cool-down jogs with agility drills and strength or speed conditioning exercises.  Each week will focus on a different aspect of running training: the basics of form and staying injury-free, hill training, interval training, and pace running.  At the conclusion of each week’s workout, there will be directed stretching and time for questions and answers.  The clinic is open to all ability levels, from joggers to seasoned runners.  Workouts are suitable for a wide range of participants. 

The timing of the clinic leads up to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, November 1st.  As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, I am motivated to help find a cure for this disease.   Join other Austinites starting on October 7th to demonstrate that running builds both good health and strong communities. 

Hope to see you there!

Balance and community

There are so many exciting things happening with Balance Personal Fitness Training right now, yet the core of my work remains the same– encourage wellness within my community.

Last night was the final session of the free four-week running clinic I hosted.  I was thrilled to have so many women take part.  It was a huge success for me, as it was Balance PFT’s first big event, and it was a huge success for the 15 women who participated.  Most of those women are registered for the Austin Race for the Cure on Sunday, and I wish them well.  Most importantly, I thank them for taking time for themselves, doing something healthy, and making a positive contribution to the fight against breast cancer. 

I made the career change to become a personal trainer because I believe in the power of good.  Wellness is not just about physical health; to be well requires mental and spiritual nourishment also.  By working with people, either as individuals or in a group, I am reminded of the great benefits of establishing new relationships.  Bringing together a small community of women–many of them neighbors–for the running clinic was energizing for me.  Watching the women leave each week with new friends, a new running partner, or just someone new to wave at in the grocery store is good for my sense of well-being.

I came home to my family last night knowing that by helping others find their balance, I find my own.

Good health and great happiness to you.