Sarah Young - Certified Instructor - Chi Living

Sarah Young — Certified Instructor

Massage therapist and certified personal trainer Sarah Young has always had an interest in helping the body move efficiently and fluidly. It’s this interest that led her to complete her M.S. in Exercise Science. Earning her graduate certificate in Complementary Medicine and Wellness helped Young to better understand the link between western medicine and alternative medicine, including, massage, guided imagery, acupuncture, and T’ai Chi. As an Active Isolated Stretching practitioner, Young helps her clients improve their strength and flexibility as well as realize relief from problems associated with many overuse injuries such as, stiff necks, knee issues, lower back problems and other ailments resulting from improper body mechanics.

So, it’s no surprise after a client introduced her to ChiRunning and ChiWalking, Young was intrigued enough to sign up for a workshop with Danny Dreyer. By the end of that workshop, she was hooked- ChiRunning made running pain-free and fun. Young received her ChiRunning/ChiWalking instructor certification in 2008. ChiRunning/ChiWalking has transformed Young’s life as well as that of her clients and friends. She has participated in several half marathons and other races and her enthusiasm continues to motivate and encourage others to join in the running fun Pretty amazing for a former avowed non-runner!

What people say about Sarah as an instructor….

“Sarah came to coach me in Chi Running last summer in Grand Rapids, where I live and run. We only met one time but she has been an amazing force in my training. She checks in on me often and was even sending me inspirational and technique reminder texts on my fist ultra-marathon this past spring. She knows the technical side of Chi Running, which has helped my running technique and kept me injury free. She also embodies ‘Chi, positive life force. This is not just a job for Sarah, it is a lifestyle. She is passionate and it is contagious. I wish I lived closer to her so we could work together more often. I would highly recommend Sarah to runners of all abilities!” -Margaux Drake, Ultramarathoner and Ironman Triathlete

“The best thing I ever did for my running was schedule a personal training session with Sarah Young. As a certified ChiRunning instructor, Sarah spent two hours with me on a local track stripping my running form down to its very basics. I had read the ChiRunning book and watched the DVD several times, but nothing compares to the progress you can make working with a certified instructor. Sarah is a gifted and patient teacher with a wealth of knowledge. For the price of a pair of running shoes, I was able to develop a stride that has nearly eliminated the pain and injury I experienced in the first few months of running.

During my first several months of running, I developed a number of painful and anxiety-provoking injuries: shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, and even a proneal tendon strain. The ChiRunning form has made an incredible difference in my running; I now run longer than I ever thought I would without pain. Some of the concepts in the ChiRunning book and DVD are very difficult to grasp on your own; having a knowledgeable instructor by your side to help you is the best way to learn a mid-foot strike and utilize lean in your running stride. I can’t recommend Sarah Young highly enough: working with her will be the best thing you ever did for your running.” -Steve Robinson

  Venue Location Date Time Cost More Info
ChiRunning Backcountry North Birmingham , MI April 15, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am FREE
ChiRunning Backcountry North Birmingham , MI April 22, 2012 10:00am - 2:00pm SOLD OUT
ChiRunning Mind Body Balance Studio Monroe , MI 5/6/12 9am - 1pm $90
ChiRunning Mind Body Balance Studio Monroe , MI 5/5/12 1pm -3pm $45
ChiWalking Mind Body Balance Studio Monroe , MI 5/5/12 9am - 11am $45
ChiWalking Holy Name Catholic Church Birmingham , MI 06/23/12 9am to 11am Suggested minimum donation of $25

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