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 two 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 Iowa, 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.
For more information or to book any of these coaching options, check out our Services.
How long does Coaching take?
Whether online or in-person, it usually takes less than 90 minutes to teach you the skills of running. As demonstrated in the slideshow above, NRC methods achieve proven results in a single session. As for how long it takes to master: as with any skill, practice makes perfect!
Why do you coach Natural Running?
Tina Dubois and Angie Bee Hotz love to run and have known what it’s like to run in pain. We learned from the experience and wisdom of biomechanics expert and running coach, Lee Saxby, how to run pain-free and also how to teach those skills to others. We share a passion to help people run with the best form possible so that they, too, can experience the joy of pain-free running.
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.
Winter is a runner’s reality with its slippery surfaces and colder temperatures. Rather than lament the chilly time of year and long for spring to arrive, I choose to embrace the snowy and icy terrain and use it to work on improving my running form. There are so many aspects of good running form that winter can help us with; I’ll expand on a few of them here.
Flint has posted his third and final article on FlintLand‘s Natural Running Series called Natural Running Technique: Analysis. In this article, he shares his thoughts on the basic principles of Natural Running and the coaching he participated in at In-Sport Fashions, Inc. in Montreal. I love his ‘simple rule’ for running: “Run like a five-year-old. Smile. Breathe. Enjoy.”
Flint has posted his second article on FlintLand‘s Natural Running Series called The Natural Running Technique. In this article, he covers the basic principles behind Natural Running as well as shares his Before and After coaching videos and exercises we covered during the session. Feel free to ask questions in the comment section and Flint and I will reply to them as they come in.