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Getting your clients ready to start running

February 27, 2020

If your client has spoken to you about getting into the habit of running, there are plenty of running preparation tips you should be offering before they begin. Here is a guide to get your clients ready to start running!

Getting your clients ready to start running: Start on the right foot!

Your client doesn’t need to spend a fortune, but they will benefit from the correct shoes designed for running. It is worth suggesting they seek a Gait Analysis to help them find the best product for their running style.

Don’t overdo it

Running is difficult. Setting high goals from the very beginning can be damaging and will likely prolong the fitness journey than if they were to start slow. Each run should slowly increase in difficulty over time for better results.

Additionally, your client should never beat their total weekly distance or average running speed by 10 per cent.

Getting into the habit

They say the hardest bit is getting started. It may take a few weeks of perseverance before the running high kicks in, but when it does it will feel so good!

Tracking progress

There are so many free apps available for people to track their running progress, with Strava and Nike taking the top spots. Seeing the distance, average speed and more is extremely motivating, even for novices!

Don’t forget to stretch!

Running is already quite difficult, which is why many make the mistake of skipping the cool down at the end. Stretching is important for making sure the muscles don’t tighten and pressurise tendons and joints.

Strength training

We have recently discussed the importance of balancing out cardio and strength training. Click here to find out more!

Guide your clients with knowledge and qualifications from Fit2Train

Before you can give your clients this advice, you need the best qualifications. With a range of courses from Fit2Train, you can provide your clients with a valuable service. Email us at info@fit2train.co.uk to learn more about our courses available from entry-level two up-to advanced level four.

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