Are you a trail runner?
Do you want to run lighter?
Do you want to run with less effort up those hills?
How about reducing the risk and frequency of running injuries (i.e. back pain, knee pain)?
Natural Running Technique will show you how you can:
- minimize pressure on your joints
- minimize tension in your muscles
- MAXIMIZE your performance
Natural Movement Fitness will show you how to:
- optimize your body mechanics for running
- strengthen your body and key muscles for running - so you reduce the risk of injuries
- build speed and endurance
Book a natural movement session NOW with Alexandra who is a running and natural movement coach as well as a Master PT - Level 4 in Low back pain management and prevention.
ABOUT ALEXANDRA MERISOIU
Alexandra Merisoiu, The Body Engineer, is the Founder of The Merisoiu Technique - Institute Of Health And Human Movement and Dracula's Retreat. She is also a Level 4 qualified Low Back Pain Management and Prevention Exercise and REPS registered instructor.
She specialises in working with runners, beginners and advanced, who want to run faster, further, with less effort and fewer injuries. This is done through Natural Movement Fitness and Running Technique and mechanics.
Since 1995 she has explored how the body and mind works. She has done this through using many different sporting techniques and working with a wide variety of highly respected coaches. She is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate Shotokan, WMO Martial Arts British National Champion, has been ranked 1st in the WMO BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, 2nd and 3rd at WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP, 2 times NATIONAL KARATE CHAMPION, WORLD CUP CHAMPION. She still competes at an international level.
Lost 9kg in 3 months and became a runner!
I had put on some weight since having children and couldn't use them as an excuse anymore (it's been 8 years!!). I could see the extra weight not only in my body but my face as well and I didn't like it!! So I started working with Alexandra predominantly because I wanted to lose around 10-12kg
After an initial natural movement session I signed up to train twice every week for 3 months. I got results, went on holiday and upon my return, I signed up for long term natural movement fitness and running training.
Alongside the physical training, Alexandra kept a close eye on what I was eating. We wrote down everything I was eating over 7 days and then we started tweaking my nutritional habits. What I liked is that I didn't have to give up my favourite foods altogether, but rather control how much I was eating throughout the week. Being accountable to someone makes a massive difference when it comes to weight loss and results.
I had tried all sorts of diets before but the results didn't last because the type of food or the portions were not what I would normally eat, so as soon as the diet stopped, the weight crept up again. Seeing the weight drop off a little bit every week was a great motivator!
In the first 3 months I lost 9kg. What a huge difference!!! I went on holiday and I was ok to eat my favourite foods over the two weeks. The best part was that I didn't put all the weight back on. Training with Alexandra is not a quick fix so the results last and that makes a difference.
I was also never a runner but training with Alexandra has given me the confidence to start running, something I thought I would never do. Everything in Alexandra's training was completely new to me - posture, cardiovascular fitness, running technique, breathing, mobility, strength and power. She taught me all of this and I believe this will be useful for my future health and fitness.
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The event is mainly for beginner and intermediate fitness level. You can run at a slow pace for 10 min without stopping, which will be part of our warm up. Everything else is tailored for different fitness levels so that everyone gets the most out of the event.
PREPARE FOR THE DAY
Nature is full of surprises so we need to be prepared. Here is a list of recommended kit:
– good grip shoes (off road)
– beanie hat if it's cold
– base layer top
– gloves (preferably fingerless) if you think you may need them; we will touch the ground.
– rain jacket (which you can easily put into a back pack, no tying around the waist allowed)
– scarf neck / fleece snood
– small back pack with straps and buckle so you can run with it
– head torch - with winter coming it is still dark when we hvae our ealy morning sessions. If you have a head torch bring it with you, if not let your coach know. you don't have one the day before the session.
You can find all these pieces of equipment on our Amazon store: http://urbanwomenfitness.com/store-home/equipment/
If you know you need other items such as inhalers please bring them with you, even if you didn't need them for a very long time.
Food and water
You can find the recommended snacks on our Amazon store: http://urbanwomenfitness.com/store-home/nutrition/