If you’re new to running or coming back from a spell, this 12 week course is for you. You will find this course a great introduction to exercise at any age, including over 40’s! Designed to take you in a graduated fashion from walking to regularly completing a solid 5km run, this course includes all the running programs, basic biomechanics analysis, group strength and conditioning workouts as well as shoe and gear selection. We get together twice a week (additional personal training is optional) and you’ll have “homework” to complete too.
This course will take you from walk-jog-walk to steady running, creating a strong foundation for moving on to longer distances a little later, if desired. You will discover a stronger you who can achieve so much more than you ever believed. Your fitness will improve. Your imaginary limitations and boundaries will disappear as you break them down every day. You will discover changes not only in your body but in your mind. This will shape your engagement with other people. Running and fitness can truly change your whole world!
We meet at Solander Playing Fields, near Shark Park off Captain Cook Drive. This will give us an opportunity to meet in person and put some solid foundations in place. We will go over running gear and make sure that you have the right shoes (don’t buy new shoes before you speak to me). We will learn about the program content, how we put it together and essentials like warming up, stretching after you run and circuit training to improve our running strength and efficiency. I will answer any queries and we will complete the first training session. See link on a map..
The course from Wanda undulates through beautiful coastal heath with ocean scenery – magic on any morning! The surface is a mix of grass, gravel and sand. Some days we hit the Esplanade for the sweeping ocean panoramas. It’s essential to be on time.
The course from Solander Playing Fields takes us around the shores of Woolooware Bay towards Taren Point Bridge. We enjoy the ambience of the mangroves on one side and she oaks on the other, as well as a welcome breeze off the bay. This is a flat and easy course.
We may also have challenge days where we meet at locations where the courses will challenge you just enough to keep you focussed! These include locations in the Royal National Park (on weekends) and other sites in the Sutherland Shire.
The fee for this course is $240 and includes running gait and footfall analysis, running shoe and apparel advice, running and strength training programs, weekly group training runs, rapid support and membership with our private Facebook group and food coaching if desired.
Do not buy a new pair of running shoes without speaking to me first or before visiting a reputable running shoe store. If you’re part of the Love Fitness crew you’re eligible to receive 20% off retail prices on running shoes at Runnulla, in Cronulla. I will give you a basic gait and footfall analysis and suggested shoes at our first get together, which will help to guide you when purchasing running shoes.
Cool and or wet weather
The key is to know that you will warm up quite quickly. However, it is advisable to wear a light weight technical singlet and layer this with a long sleeve light weight technical top. The top shouldn’t be too heavy in weight. This will keep you quite warm until your rising body heat takes over. Light gloves are almost essential when it’s cold. If you don’t have any, I generally have some in my car which you can purchase very cheaply.
In wet conditions, the wicking actions of these garments and their fabrics will ensure that your core stays warm even when running in downpours even if it is quite cool. I always carry a bag with a change of warm clothing in my car, just in case I ever get caught in the rain on a run.
Light weight and airy is what it’s all about in these conditions. Crop top/running bra or lightweight technical singlets are the go on top and lightweight capris, booty shorts or shorts for the bottom.
Good socks are . . . good. Look for good wicking properties and anti blister if you need them. Balega and Injinji are highly recommended, with a style for every foot type. They’re available at Runnulla in Cronulla.
12 weeks of running programs with benchmarks for progression
Your running program will be designed to help you progress week by week from a walker to confident 5km runner. To enable you to progress safely, the program will have weekly benchmarks for you to target and achieve before moving on.
Running gait and footfall analysis and gear check
The right running shoes and training apparel play a significant role in your enjoyment and advancement in running and fitness. Comfortable clothing which breathes and wicks sweat is essential for running performance. If chafing is a problem, I can advise you on the right apparel and gels to overcome this. Dealing with heat, rain, wind and cold is all part of running. The right footwear can make or break a running lifestyle. My decades of experience in running, fitness and selling running shoes and apparel will be very useful for helping you make the right choices. This is all freely available to Love Fitness Heroes.
Twice weekly group training
We meet twice a week, once at the Don Lucas Reserve at Wanda Beach and also at Solander Playing Fields in Caringbah. This is a great chance to enjoy the fun of a group run, compare notes, monitor progress, work to overcome any issues and give ourselves a collective pat on the back.
Zero to Hero courses run for 12 weeks and are conducted in a number of localities.
Each course is a fully inclusive program with everything you need to unleash your inner Hero.
Help your child to gain the competitive edge in their sport.
With the right coaching they can get the edge in fitness and speed to help them get picked for the team, make the finals and be a champion at their game.