About the Coaching
Why Choose Natural Running Coaching (NRC)?
We teach the skills of running so that you can:
- Improve your running health and safety by avoiding injuries
- Run faster and farther while saving energy with enhanced running economy
- Achieve all your running goals and outcomes no matter what type of running you enjoy
- High-quality, detailed, personalized analysis of your current running form
- Specific and targeted recommendations for improving your form
- Organized, straightforward, step-by-step materials to teach you everything you need to know about Natural Running and how to achieve it
How does Coaching work?
We offer four coaching options:
Simply take a short video of yourself running, following our helpful hints, and upload it directly to our site with our quick and easy submission form. Online Coaching includes an Introduction to Natural Running or a Natural Running Form Follow-up. We provide a half-hour phone/skype call option to give you the opportunity to talk directly to us and ask any questions you may have.
Currently offered in parts of Alberta, Canada by Tina Dubois and Washington, U.S.A. by Angie Bee Hotz. In-person Coaching includes One-on-One Coaching as well as Small Group and Large Group Clinics, which can be tailored to suit your needs.
We now offer unlimited access to our coaching materials for physical education teachers to teach their school's students the most efficient and least injurious form of running.
For individual or team sports involving running, we now offer a package of educational material to teach coaches and athletes how to run with increased endurance and decreased risk of injury.
For more information or to book any of these coaching options, check out our Services.
About the Coaches
Tina Dubois started running in 2000 in an effort to get fit and live a healthier lifestyle during her university years. What developed was a passion for finding the most efficient and pain-free form of running, which lead to the creation of Natural Running Coaching.
After suffering numerous running-related injuries for years and always being disappointed with the ‘injury–recovery–run again’ cycle, Tina discovered that the answer to her injury problems laid in changing her running form and did so through the use of minimalist shoes. This discovery led Tina down the path to learning proper running biomechanics and inspired her to learn how to teach it to others.
Angie Bee Hotz started running because of a strong desire to move her body for stress relief, alone-time, and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle. She finds that running is an activity that takes care of various needs and makes her a better person overall as it has such a positive effect on all aspects of her life.
Angie began running barefoot in 2009 in an effort to improve her running form and heal from constant shin splints and chronic low back pain that developed as a result of her running endeavors. Running barefoot accomplished those goals and became her favorite way to run. It also blossomed a desire to learn and share the benefits of running with good form, no matter what you wear for footwear.
Natural Running Coaching is very excited to introduce a new coaching service: Running Form for Sport! This new service is intended for coaches of sports clubs or associations to teach their athletes about natural running form including human biomechanics, anatomy, potential injuries associated with other forms of running, and how to safely transition.
Physical & Health Education (PHE) Canada and Health & Physical Education Council (HPEC) Alberta are hosting their 2015 National Conference in Banff, Alberta, and NRC will be attending as an Exhibitor!
Natural Running Coaching is very excited to introduce the newest member of our team: Director of Sales Monique Bileski! Monique will be directing sales for NRC’s newest service, Teaching Tools for Schools.