Did you struggle to stay fit in April? Get your SPARK back as you rise up from this downturn! Dropped some serious fire last night on Monday Night SPARK Live! This video outlines the 3 benefits of having structured workouts.
If you missed it above CLICK THIS LINK to take you to the video in which I describe these 3 benefits in detail.
I break down how these 3 benefits can make you feel stronger and healthier by the end of this month!
Now I pose the question to you…Are you moving forward during these challenging times?
Know that I am here to help you in any way I can. I have jumped on calls with people, sent text messages, blown up peoples facebook messenger app to keep them accountable and continue moving forward when your gym is still closed.
Just Because You’re Home [Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Workout]
This is how SPARK Physical Therapy is helping our running community out during these difficult times. We get after it every M,W,F at 6AM (different exercise program each day of the week)
For the 20 community members in our SPARK Fitness program they are able to catch the replay and get their real-time workout either during a lunch break or after work so they can as a runner for less than a cup of coffee per workout!
Jump into our community for the month of May…only if you want to continue moving forward with your health goals for 2020 (even during a global pandemic)
Simply, text “SPARK Fitness” to (203) 376-6514 for availability. Spots are limited, get yours before they run away!
Here is what one of our members of the SPARK Fitness Program said after 4 weeks of participating in April…
“Dr. Duane Scotti is professional and knows what he’s doing. I got to know him from his Facebook group “Healthy Runner”, where runners discuss about racing, nutrition, etc., especially injury recovery/prevention, among them including some experts such as Duane. I’ve been proactive asking questions to deal with minor injuries before they get serious and was lucky to go up to 90 miles per week and PRed my races without major injury.
It’s worth mentioning that Duane has developed a special online home fitness program during this pandemic, while the races are cancelled and outdoor runs are more limited. These programs are GREAT which covers different aspects including foam-rolling, mobility, stability, stretching and strengthening, so it’s a comprehensive package and a perfect hit for runners and active adults! Especially for runners who don’t do cross training or hate lifting weights (a vast majority lol).
Many runners hate lifting weights but that’s the essential way to prevent injury. I’ve been lifting weights and doing yoga before the running so I have a better understanding of the reason behind his workouts, making me more appreciate that Duane’s workout are well designed for runners! That’s why I highly recommend Duane’s program, which made it less intimidating and even fun and enjoyable to get stronger.”
We are going to persevere…and come out stronger on the other end of this TOGETHER as a running community!
Let’s bring our running community closer during these times.
In best health,
P.S- Here is the link to the FREE foam roller program in case you missed it on my Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/WRa7uXPoaXo
P.S.S Here is the Blog Article With ALL THE BONUS VIDEOS of the LIVE Q & A Training I did on this topic as part of the Healthy Runner Podcast Launch:
Do you want to know more about our SPARK Physical Therapy running injury clinic or our healthy runner evaluation to get you on a specific plan to PREVENT any running related injuries as you ramp up your miles for 2020?
Have you been worried about your health or the health of your loved one’s during this whole COVID crisis we are going through? In this episode we are talking about how we cope with this new world we live in during COVID with our Special Guest, Irene Bosco who is a Clinical Social Worker Specialist at Nutmeg Counseling Services in North Haven, Connecticut.
Click THIS LINK to hear Irene’s 3 tips that we can all implement during social isolation to help keep our families healthy.
Are you a parent who is feeling like you are juggling 3 jobs right now? Employee, mom, and teacher 24/7? Are you struggling to keep your children active right now?… Are you wondering what the best practices are to motivate your children to stay active during this coronavirus isolation? I know this is going on in my house and I had the pleasure of interviewing my cousin who is an expert in this area.
In this episode, we are talking about how we can help and keep our children active during this crisis with our special guest, Brett Yarris who is founder and instructor at BioKinetiX a movement company in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Click THIS LINK to hear Brett’s 3 Tips to help get your children more active!
What 3 tips did I learn during these past 3 weeks of being home social distanced from my world? How did I stay active and fit and maintain my sanity?… “I feel so out of control and with all the chaos going on in my house … how do I stay fit without going to the gym?!” Have you thought this to yourself?
I know I have! Personally I’ve had this issue this past week trying to balance life, family, work, and staying active. We all had big goals for 2020 and spring races, now that the plan has changed we can’t let ourselves dip into a place we don’t want to go! In this blog article, I got you covered on how you can stay active and fit with these 3 tips I learned during the COVID-19 crisis.
Click THIS LINK to learn about my 3 Tips to boost your confidence with your home workouts during this difficult time.
Are you in need of some mental relief (like me) and are looking to get in some exercise during this time of social distancing?
Are you a runner who wants to stay healthy now more than ever for the benefits of your immune system while we try and prevent the spread of this virus ?
Click THIS LINK to learn how to “just keep running” during social distancing.
What Is The Difference Between Yoga For Runners and Regular Yoga? What type of yoga should I focus on as a runner? Click the video below to watch the LIVE interview within the Healthy Runner Facebook Group In this episode, My friend Rachel Pelham Serafino from the Effortlessly Strong… View ArticleRead More
Are you wondering…Is it safe to run in the morning when it’s dark? How do you run when it’s dark? How do you stay safe in the dark? If you are a 5pm or 5 am runner (like myself) and want to learn about lights for running in the dark…then you need to have… View ArticleRead More
Registration Have you been struggling to get the motivation to run consistently? Spark off your summer and get back your running fitness with this special race series! In the wake of COVID-19, SPARK Physical Therapy and Lift Your Sole are collaborating to coordinate a virtual race series to keep you motivated and running this… View ArticleRead More
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!
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!
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.