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Now displaying: December, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

2019 has almost ended and 2020 is all but upon us. This is a great time to appreciate the gift of fitness that has made such a difference in the lives of most of us listening to this podcast. Let’s take a moment to say “thank you” for fitness, especially running, and review the year behind us while also looking ahead with hope and some goals, too.

On today’s episode we will be sharing 2019 success stories from three of our own team members at RunnersConnect and what they had to overcome to create that success.

Listen to RunnersConnect Members Tom Van Ongeval, Francesca Fuller, and Krishna Akkaram tell their stories of 2019 success in running.

Dec 18, 2019

The holidays can bring joy and happiness, but depression, anger, and isolation can intensify at this time of year, as well.

Beth Shaw helps open the door for people to acknowledge major trauma and find help to live with it. If you, or someone you know, suffers more at this time of year, Beth can help. Her recent book, Healing Trauma With Yoga, is perfectly timed for a segment of our year when long, dark days can be even darker for some and when the joy of the season can be erased, instead of embraced without learning some of the tools that can truly help raise our spirits.

Dec 11, 2019

Felix Grewe and Mike Diehl have put together a book that includes many ways to build a circuit training plan and adapt it as your training changes or you become more fit.

Fit Strong Lean: Build Your Best Circuit Training Plan includes helpful photos and a variety of exercises for those of us who want to do our circuits at home or in front of a mirror at the gym, but not with a paid trainer.  This book provides top notch, professional assistance at a fraction of the cost.

In this episode, we learn a bit more about what each of them has to offer us to “build your best circuit training plan”.

Mike Diehl is a certified fitness coach for sports performance as well as health, fitness and sports rehabilitation. He has worked for the German Women’s National Tennis Cup Team for more than 10 years as their fitness coach and has worked with Wimbledon Champions as well as top soccer and ice hockey teams in Germany.

Mike likes to start his day early with an intensive workout. His philosophy is: “Everybody is able to become fitter, stronger and leaner! Pain doesn’t stand a chance against passion. It’s all about finding a goal for which you are willing to accept pain and hard work.”

Felix Grewe is a professional journalist, author, and fitness and tennis aficionado. He worked for many years as a full-time reporter for a German tennis magazine and went on to head up the media department of the German Tennis Federation. He now works as a freelance journalist, author and social media manager. 

Felix and Mike met for the first time about 7 years ago when Felix tried an experiment with Mike for a tennis magazine article. This was the spark for bringing together a workout book of Mike’s exercises and philosophy. Felix, as the writer/journalist and both as tennis and fitness experts put Mike’s methods into words. And, of course, Felix trains regularly using Mike’s workouts. 

 

Dec 4, 2019

Recovering from Injuries: Body, Mind, and Spirit

Are you currently injured? If not, lucky you! Injuries affect every athlete, from the elite Olympian to the weekend racer. When it happens, it can feel like the most devastating event possible. While some athletes are destroyed by the experience, others emerge from their recovery better, stronger, and more confident than ever. How?

Rebound, a new book co-authored by Carrie Jackson Cheadle and Cindy Kuzma, offers a roadmap to work toward a swifter, stronger comeback from injury using mental skills and psychological tools that allow you to take control of your recovery and ultimately, use the experience to your advantage.

In this episode, we talk to Carrie and Cindy, both runners, who collaborated on this book. Sharing their own personal experiences and stories from close to 50 other injured athletes who came back strong. They will inspire and educate you about the psychological and mental aspects of coping and recovering from being injured.

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