Gray Caws Certified Instructor
I discovered running in 2004 and was immediately fascinated by how the body works and how it can adapt and improve given certain stimuli. I was keen to improve my technique so after a great deal of research and trial and error I discovered the Chi Running method.
In May 2010 I attended an inspirational workshop with Danny Dreyer. This encouraged me to train to become one of only a handful of Certified Chi Running Instructors in the UK. As part of my certification process I assisted Master Instructors Marion Meesters in Amsterdam (May 2012) and Catherina McKiernan in Dublin (June 2012).
I’m passionate about running and believe Chi Running can help people to rediscover the joy and excitement of running as well as improve efficiency and reduce the risk of injury. I love teaching and find it satisfying when I can help someone improve their skill and fitness, achieve their goals and improve their lives.
I run regular Chi Running Workshops in London and around the UK. Each workshop includes, video analysis, a free follow-up session at the London Chi Running Club where time is spent on particular focuses before heading out for a run around some of London’s open spaces to put them into practice. I also offer 1-2-1 and small group sessions by appointment.
I am a member of REPs the UK’s Register of Exercise Professionals and also offer bespoke resistance (strength, power and endurance) programmes to complement your Chi Running training as required.
I run and train in minimalist shoes and barefoot as I believe this promotes better posture, proprioception and balance, helping develop a stronger core and natural movement. Whilst this is not a prerequisite for my clients I believe the Chi Running technique lends itself perfectly to running in less supportive, cushioned shoes.
I have run marathons, several half marathons, numerous 10ks. I’m currently training for my first ultra-marathon in 2014.
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|Premier Fitness Club||London , n/a||
to Dec 2nd
and every first Tuesday of the month
|19:00 – 20:00||More Info
Free Introduction to Chi Running
“Thank you so much for the introductory session last night – I loved how much easier running felt after only 1 hour with you!” Emma Ross, free Introduction to Chi Running session
Want to find out more about Chi Running? I’ll explain the importance of posture, gravity, foot strike, arm swing and cadence and how you can develop your running technique to improve energy efficiency and reduce the risk of injury.
The two main themes underlaying all Chi Running materials are energy efficiency and injury prevention. Chi Running combines the central movement principles of T’ai Chi with running, reducing impact on the body. With good postural alignment and relaxation, core stability, engaging gravity to create forward momentum, mid foot landing, and optimal cadence, you’ll learn to run focused, relaxed and in balance.
This introduction will give a basic summary of the main aspects of the technique along with short demos and exercises for you to practice. There will also be time for questions.
Places are limited.
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