A structured 8 week plan to
Build the right strength & mobility to enjoy your running more, make the progress you want to see and reduce your chance of injury!
Running shouldn’t cause injury but
Most runners make it harder than it needs to be!
Without the right strength and mobility, in combination with natural running technique, you’re going to end up, on some level, with
But it doesn’t need to be that way!
Join Ultimate Running Body, an 8 week transformational program, and not only have
Ultimate Running Body gives you everything you need to go from recurring running injury, struggle or plateau to easier, lighter, more efficient and enjoyable running
– in a fun, safe and structured way – whatever your current level.
Ultimate Running Body using The Core:Connect Method® is the only integrated yoga & natural running technique program especially designed, for runners of all levels, to build and integrate the right whole-body strength, mobility and flexibility, alongside natural running technique. improved running form.
So if it’s time for you to enjoy running and see the progress you deserve, to suffer less and achieve more, Ultimate Running Body is for you.
(Coaching sessions are not currently included – but you can upgrade to a future live round)
The Core:Connect Yoga Method® has 3 PHASES:
Stabilise → Mobilise → Dynamise
Each Phase has 2 Stages of increasing challenge. Stages are released over our 8 weeks spent together, for you to keep and return to.
Stay as long as you need to on each Stage. Return to the best stage in future circumstances!
Levels 1 and 2 within this phase focus on stabilsing our foundational spinal support system. That’s all of the core muscles that support the spine, plus the glutes. We’ll also be working on mobility and flexibility but ensure we have deep strength and stability in the core centre, before gradually introducing more dynamic movement – to create and reconnect great safe, efficient, stable movement habits. This Phase is all about developing your awareness of your current strength and mobility, building an awareness of the location and function of key stabilising muscles, and progressively strengthening those muscles in a safe and effective way.
Result: feel stronger from the inside out and taller throughout your day! You’ll start to become aware of the same feeling as you run.
Now that we’ve gained more awareness and built up those key ‘spinal support stabilisers’, Level 3 and 4 increase our movement and mobilise – whilst maintaining that core connection to the rest of the body that we’ve found in Phase 1. We’ll refine our posture and ease of movement even more as we work on mobilising the key areas such as the hip flexors, ankles, and shoulders, on our journey to optimising our running body! These classes will involve more challenge, that will focus your mind, as well as work the body in natural, functional ways that can be transferred into running.
Result: not only will you be feeling stronger, you’ll probably start to see more muscle tone. You’ll be starting to feel lighter as you run, from the core strength you’re building.
In Levels 5 and 6 we pick up the challenge and pace as we increase our dynamic movement. We’ll move in lots of ways that strengthen and support our natural movement patterns, including more balance, rotational core stability and more hip and shoulder mobility – for even greater range of movement and postural alignment. And we continue to enhance core connection, stability and mobility with progressively increasing challenge. Meaning: you’ll likely be finding running much easier!!
Ongoing result: improved running technique that feels easier, enables you to go faster and reduces your chance of injury – for life..
The Ultimate Running Body eight week program for runners is great. I was so enthusiastic about the program that I signed up during a time when it was difficult for me to take advantage of the live calls because of my own time constraints, but I still got a ton of benefit from the program. Though it’s set up to go through with the group, it’s also very feasible to work it at your own pace, and there is built-in time to repeat a week here and there if you need to.
I am still working through the content even after the class officially ended (yay for lifetime access), but I noticed a huge change in my running, walking, and standing postures within the first three weeks of the class. I have less hip and knee pain and just feel more solid and strong with my running, so it has already paid dividends.
On another note, I am not someone who practices a lot of yoga and this course was totally accessible to me. Everything can be modified if needed. I’m super happy that I purchased this program and look forward to continuing to work through the content. I’m also very thankful to be able to have lifetime access to the course so that I can revisit it anytime I need to.
(Live group sessions are not currently included – you can upgrade on the next live round)
These classes are all floor based, targeted core and glute strengthening and connecting. Ideal as a quick morning routine, or to wake up the core pre run!
When you have a little more time, these slightly longer classes will get you moving around more, adding in more mobility work. Also great as a morning routine and a pre run warm up.
Once a week or more, take the time for this fun, flowing sequence that builds deep strength and stability. You’ll start to move with more ease and breath more fully. Ideal for non-running days.
a bonus 20 minute Release and Recovery Yoga Session. Do in the evenings as regularly as you like, especially after a long run.
6 ‘Run Lab’ tutorials that teach you how to go from heavy and sluggish, to light and bouncy!
I’m extremely happy with the results of my yoga practice with your program!!! I haven’t been able to follow a strict daily routine but I try to do some classes whenever I can. I can feel the benefits so much! My running has been feeling so good. I’m more aware of my posture, my breathing, and how each part of my body feels while running. It’s been really like a moving meditation for me recently. I ran a 21kms race last Sunday and it was such an amazing experience! I’ve never felt so present, healthy, strong and motivated in a race. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I intend to keep increasing my Yoga practice this year and definitely following your classes and tips!!Inés
With the Core:Connect Yoga method you’ll literally be FLOATING as you run!
If during your first week of Ultimate Running Body you don’t like what you get – just write to us to tell us why, and we’ll refund you in full.
Build deep strength and support in all the right places, from the core out. Move from a strong, stable core centre, as your deep abdominal muscles work in coordination with the glutes and rest of the body. Feel a new found freedom to twist and a greater control over your movements – protecting your spine and joints and staying safer, to continue to have running in your life for as long as you wish!
We can’t only focus on strength and stability – in order to find the optimal connection for posture, alignment and running form we need to improve flexibility and range of motion in the right places too. Tight hamstrings, quads, hips, shoulders? Tension here restricts movements and inhibits our posture! I’ll guide you in releasing all your too-tight-bits, to reduce and prevent running injuries!
Progressively build your core and glute strength, whilst rewiring or refiring the neuromuscular connections – so muscles aren’t just strong, but connected and know how to do their job! Your running form may change a little, or a lot! But it will start to feel easier, as the core and glutes take on the role they were made for fully, and the rest of the body is mobilised and connected.
Feel your posture improve more than you realised it could, or needed to! We’ll develop the elements of core connection that we started in the challenge, to have you easily standing tall as your norm, and transitioning that into running. Run with great alignment for longer and watch yourself moving and breathing more easily, as you go further and faster than before!
Get muscles connected and firing as they should!
Enhance overall posture, for good!
Improve mobility, flexibility and stability, in the right places!
… all for improved running form, efficiency and the progress you want to see!
Can you be an injury-free runner? Yes!
Can running feel easier? Yes!
I’m really enjoying the classes so far. I find the instructions really clear. I find that I’ve been really connected / aware of my core muscles when I’ve been running this week, which has helped! I’ve only just gone back to running again recently so I feel like I’ve lost a lot of stamina. However, doing this course is helping me a lot with motivation to keep going and to understand my running body better! Isabel
By the end of the program – and probably before – your body will be much more connected, from the core out.
Your spine will be more protected and you’ll be facing a much, much lower risk of any running related injury.
You will have created and embedded new habits, wired in new improved movement patterns and you will feel the difference in your running, as it starts to feel easier, more controlled and progress inevitable!
After 13 years of teaching yoga, and working with thousands of runners, I know the best ways to get you to running the way you want: with lightness, ease, speed and joy – whilst staying injury free.
Ultimate Running Body is a unique program, of not just yoga for runners – but a step by step plan to safely, but progressively, improve your strength from the core out… Develop your mobility and flexibility… and teach you how to connect to that strength, so that you can effectively transfer the power into running better.
So, if you’re finally ready to enjoy running more and make the progress you want, without the pain and frustration of injury, this will get you there!
It’s amazing how many runners make running harder work than it needs to be… now you don’t need to be one of them!
We know that running is natural – but that our modern day lifestyles are against us… our bodies can get lazy, and key running muscles switch off!
This is when our body compensates with less than ideal movement patterns, and injury is usually the result.
You may have found that just strengthening your core and glutes, or stretching your tight bits doesn’t work…
But – if we can gain the awareness to create new, lasting, movement habits, develop the strength in the muscles we should be using the most, releasing tension from the ones that are restricting us, and find great alignment and coordination through core connection – then we set ourselves up for success!!
I look forward to guiding you on this journey!
I am finding the classes very beneficial especially for turning on glutes and activating the core. I realised that although I have a strong core developed through my yoga practice, I hadn’t always been switching it on when walking, standing and running. This is where your course is effective because I am starting to really pay attention to the position of my pelvis and core, especially when standing, walking and running. Vicki
I created the classes to be easy and manageable to fit into your time schedule, whilst still getting you the results. 10 minutes in the morning? 20 minutes one evening? 30 minutes at the weekend? – whenever you choose. I know you can make that time – if your body and mind deserve it, which they do! And if you have to skip a week or two, no problem! If you need time off – just restart when you can.
We take an implementation week after each Phase, so that you have time to repeat or catch up with the previous two Stages. So there is a week off new content after completing Stages 1 and 2, then 3 and 4. Not that you need to complete every stage as we go – you have the program for life and you might wish to spend more time on each Stage.
No, it doesn’t matter – but I want you to respect your body for where it is right now, and go at a pace that feels right. That might mean spending 3 weeks with the first set of classes. This part of life is not a race. Remember you get life-time access 🙂
This program is going to help any level of runner to run with more ease and stability, to be at much, much less risk of injury. Get stronger and improve muscle function, whilst improving mobility and flexibility, to improve technique and reduce injury. Do not wait until you’re a ‘better’ runner to do this program – Ultimate Running Body will actually get you there much faster.
If within 7 days of enrolling in Ultimate Running Body you don’t like or enjoy what you get, then we will return your investment. Just write to me at email@example.com, to tell me which classes you tried and why you don’t feel it’s for you.
You get instant access to Stage 1 as soon as you enrol! Stage 2 becomes available after 7 days, then there’s a implementation week, before Stage 3 lands. Stage 4 drops a week after that, before the second implementation week, followed by Stages 5 and 6. Gain access to a new bonus each Phase.
Helen is a Senior Yoga Teacher, Running Coach and Yoga for Athletes Coach and has been featured in:
Trail Running, Women’s Running, Om Yoga, Running Fitness, Triathlon Plus, The Independent
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