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DannyDavidWeb EnerChi Fitness Based in Monmouth County NJ, EnerChi Fitness provides ChiRunning® and ChiWalking® Resources, Informational Seminars and Instructional Programs throughout the NJ/PA/NY/CT area and Northeast USA

Above ... Danny Dreyer (ChiRunning®/ChiWalking® Author, Left), David Stretanski (EnerChi Fitness, Right)

Above ... David Stretanski Intro Fitness Coach, Certified ChiRunning®/ChiWalking® Master Instructor

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Is Your Running or Walking Fitness Program ...

Lacking enjoyment? Experiencing fatigue? Discomfort? Aches/Pains? Injuries? Want to start safely? Or maybe looking for that competitive edge?

WHAT IF: A few simple principles applied to your running or walking technique resulted in a dramatic increase in efficiency while significantly reducing stress/impact on the body?

THE BIG Q: How Do You Run Or Walk?

As you move across the ground, which object below does it feel like?

And which object would you like it to feel like?

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ChiRunning® (“chee-running”) and ChiWalking® apply simple principles of biomechanics, physics and nature to running and walking … which increase momentum and decrease resistance ... for dramatic improvements in energy efficiency while reducing discomfort, recovery, aches/pains and injury.

Find out how to increase rolling momentum and reduce sliding resistance in the following ChiRunning Simplified! Video.

(Note: The same principles apply to ChiWalking.)

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ChiRunning (Chi Running, "chee-Running") and ChiWalking combine the principles and inner focus of T'ai Chi with running and walking to dramatically improve energy efficiency and help to prevent discomfort, aches/pains and injury. The result is postural alignment and motion based on the body's design, simple principles of nature and laws of physics. The benefit is a safe and effective lifelong fitness program.

But should we really consider technique? Many suggest to just run or walk they way we do 'naturally'. But what if our posture and motion is inefficient and putting unncessary stress on our body and mind? And what if very subtle changes could make a very big difference; not only to our lap, mile or marathon but also to the rest of our day and the rest of our life?

When we start or want to improve in a sport or fitness activity, such as golf, tennis, swimming; we usually get some advice or take a lesson. Why would running, and even walking, be any different? In repetitive motion activities, like running and walking, technique is even more critical since the motion is repeated over and over and any negative effects can be magnified. Also, running and walking are two of the very few sports or fitness activities that are performed on varied terrain. As the terrain changes up and down hills, so do the forces of nature affecting us. If we don't adjust our technique for those forces, we are likely opposing and not cooperating with very big forces of nature.

Skeptical about the benefits? Here is the simple analogy from above ...

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And so what is the big difference? Here is a simple analogy: If you wanted to move an object across the ground, would you rather it be a square block or a round ball? Simple answer, right? We would all probably want it to be a sphere, ball or wheel for multiple reasons; the main one being it rolls with momentum and little resistance. On the other hand, with the block there is almost no momentum, a lot of resistance and when you stop pushing or pulling, it stops moving.

What if your running or walking could resemble more the rolling of a ball and less the pushing/pulling of a block? What would this mean to your fitness program? How much more efficient would that be? How much easier on the body would it be, reducing or eliminating discomfort/aches/pains/injury. How would this efficiency and injury-prevention affect your consistency and enjoyment? These are just some of the many benefits of applying some simple principles of nature and laws of physics to our movement.

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What People are Saying ...

- "Informative and involving [workshop]. Really good [presenter] ... it was invaluable to learn what it feels like when you're ChiRunning correctly under the guidance of a teacher." Julie, Cape May, NJ

- "I learned a lot from the workshop. I have found that Chi Running has improved my running, recovery, and posture. I have spread the word on Chi Running. It absolutely works!!" Paul - Shrewsbury, NJ

- "David is wonderful! I was so impressed with his patience, his ability to observe the smallest of details and work through them all, and his passion for teaching others until they master the technique. I appreciate his email responses, for they always include some type of educational aspect that I had not known before, and he is also very uplifting, energetic and motivating in a non-threatening way." Debbie, Jackson, NJ

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About Me: After many years of my own challenges with overtraining and injury, I was fortunate to find ChiRunning (Chi Running). My fitness program quickly experienced the benefits of a different approach with the primary objectives of Energy Efficiency and Injury Prevention. ChiRunning has created a more enjoyable and consistent program with more focus on how well I am running or walking, and not directly on how fast or how far. Yet I can now run faster and farther than before with no aches, pains, injury or recovery time - interesting how that works ...

Given the significant impact of ChiRunning and ChiWalking to my own health, fitness and well-being ... my objective is to share these techniques and unique approach with others.

If I can help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.

My best to you,

David.

 

David Stretanski

ChiRunning®/ChiWalking® Certified Master Instructor, Fitness Coach

info@eChiFitness.com

908-930-8878

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