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Meditation and Running

Does meditation help with running? Can meditation help you run faster?  If you are a runner who laces up your shoes for the simple reason of getting in that mental clearing run to help you manage stress, improve mood, and stay healthy (or it could literally be the only time in your chaotic day that… View Article...

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How to Overcome Hamstring Injuries as a Runner

Hamstring injuries can be frustrating for many runners because it not only affects your long runs and speed but also limits your ability to sit during your work day!  The worst part about high hamstring tendinosis is that most medical practitioners don’t know how to treat proximal hamstring tendinopathy and most of what you will… View Article...

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Why you don’t need to stop running if you are injured

Have you been told to stop running because you have an injury?  Are you wondering if you should stop running if your knees hurt?  Can running actually help with injuries?   Dr. Nicole Turnbow is a physical therapist and owner of Body in Motion, a performance based physical therapy clinic in Bloomfield Connecticut.   In… View Article...

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How Duane Scotti Became a Healthy Runner

I couldn’t sit for more than 10 minutes or feel my buns which ironically wound up being the beginning of one of the lowest points in my life.  The thought of sitting in my car for my morning commute stressed me out, let alone being told by my doctor to stop running until my injury healed…. View Article...

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Metabolic Testing to Burn Fat and Improve Endurance

  Want to burn more fat, become more efficient as a runner, and not bonk during your next race?   Dr. Cameron Garber is a physical therapist, owner of Body Smart in South Ogden Utah, and host of the Running Unbroken Podcast.   Metabolic testing is the best way to get your true resting metabolic… View Article...

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Running Explained with Elisabeth Scott

Have you started running as an adult and you would like to know how to become a better, smarter, and faster runner?   Then you will want to listen in and meet Elisabeth Scott who is not only the founder and head coach at Running Explained but is also the host of the Running Explained… View Article...

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Running with Multiple Sclerosis

  Are you a runner who has been recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis or have you had MS and you are thinking of starting to run?   Do you have MS and have goals of improving your mobility, energy, and motivation?     Dr. Gretchen Hawley is a Physical therapist, Certified Multiple Sclerosis Specialist, Creator of… View Article...

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Duane’s Marathon Journey Update

  Running a marathon is no joke!  It not only is running the actual 26.2 miles on race day but it is the training you put in for the months and years leading up to that one day experience.    The exhilaration of finishing a first marathon that I was able to experience 5 years… View Article...

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Why Your Running Injury Doesn’t Make you Broken

    I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Running Unbroken podcast with fellow physical therapist Cameron Garber from Ogden, Utah.      Here’s a few highlights from this episode – listen in for MORE!   “People have the mindset of ‘Maybe I’m too old to run or maybe I’m broken, or I’m… View Article...

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The Best Thing To Do After a Marathon

  Did you just finish a marathon?  Are you wondering what to do after your race to speed up recovery?  Coach Whitney and I are going to share our best marathon recovery tips!   We share with you exactly what you can do for your body immediately after you cross the finish line, when you get… View Article...

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You can teach an old dog new tricks!!!  I have never considered myself a runner and I knew I needed to be smart about it because I am no spring chicken. Spark preached getting strong and healthy to be injury free and they practice what they preach.  I am soooo glad I made the investment in me!  I finished my half marathon last weekend and couldn’t be any happier!  The program fed me all the steps I needed to essentially learn how to run long distance, build strength, nutrition help, a forum of other runners and probably most important was the 1:1 coaching.  I had no idea how to tackle training for a 1/2 marathon and this program broke all of it down, had it individualized for me and we tweaked as we went to make sure I was staying healthy and strong.  I had so many questions the week prior to my race and Coach Cat was always there for me and answering all the questions and issues I had-and believe me there were a lot!  The biggest benefit I think I got was the strength. I am strong and fit. But most important was what I gained emotionally.  I built confidence and strength I didn’t know I had, even at my age.  Honestly could not have done this without Spark Healthy Runners!

Gina J.

My Healthy Runner journey started after I had battled bilateral achilles pain for a few months and was frustrated how it affected my running. As soon as I talked to Duane I knew I had made the right decision. His positivity, enthusiasm and genuine care are infectious. The training plan that was tailored to me included specific exercises to rehab my injury and I was so excited that I didn’t have to stop running. It took patience to only run slow for a few weeks but I trusted the process and it got me me to where I am now: running pain free. We made adjustments to the plan throughout whenever needed having someone in your corner that is always there with guidance and support throughout the process was invaluable.

I just ran my second half marathon, both with Duane’s coaching, and PR’d by over 9 minutes! I got all choked up in the last mile when I realized that I felt strong and could still kick it up a notch.

I’m so thankful for the Healthy Runner program, community and the entire coaching team for all the support!

Katja L.

Wanting to run more consistently, and to increase my long run distance and total weekly mileage, I was concerned about hip pain due to hip alignment issues. This is an issue I had when I trained for my first half marathon several years ago. Having listened to the Healthy Runner podcast for the past couple years, I knew Duane Scotti could help. I signed up for the four-month strength and running training program and am extremely happy with the results.

The program Duane and Coach Whitney developed for me was exactly what I needed. It was tailored to my needs and to my target race. Coach Whitney was very helpful, and with the biweekly coaching calls, we were able to fine tune the program based off my performance and feedback.

At the end of the program, I completed a 10K trail race feeling strong and pain free.

I highly recommend Duane Scotti and the Healthy Runner training programs.

Roger S.

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