Introduction to Chi Running


Free for REI Members

Free for non-members


  • Group size 25 people
  • Instructor REI Specialist

Energy Efficiency and Injury Prevention: When you can run pain-free and with less effort, the joy of running naturally increases and can grow into a lifelong practice. The creator, Danny Dreyer, has blended the movement principles from the ancient martial art, T'ai Chi, with the sport of running. This blend creates a more mindful, centered and balanced approach to running. It also shifts the workload toward your core muscles, and away from your legs, giving you more efficiency, with less injuries. You don't need full running gear to participate, but please wear sneakers. In this introduction you will learn: -The Background on How ChiRunning Started -The Four Main Components of ChiRunning -How to Align Your Posture -How to Start Moving with the ChiRunning/Walking Technique Jean Gillis is a ChiRunning Instructor, USAT 1 Triathlon Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer and Holistic Health Coach. As an experienced endurance athlete, two-time Ironman triathlete, ultra distance trail runner and marathoner, she believes that training for sports in an analogy for life. The skills that you develop through training can help you to perform better in all aspects of your life.

    Activity location

    Reading REI

    279 Salem St, Reading, MA 1867

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