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September 2015

Race season is well underway!  Congrats to participants in the B&O Yorkville 5km, Toronto 5K, The Army Run, Toronto 10miler, Berlin Marathon, and ITU World Triathlon Championships, just to mention a few! 

Keep up the hard work!


The Runner's Academy

Strength Training
When it comes to strength for any athlete; this type of training needs to be planned out around your competitions and just like the training for your sport (ex: running), what you do in the gym should flow with and reflect the different periods of run training/recovery. 

What you do in the gym should also reflect your goals and should not be complicated.  I often see people in the gym trying to do some pretty elaborate moves involving two or more pieces of equipment and an apparatus or 3 movements in one exercise, trying to save time.

Be sure that the movements you are doing correspond with your sport and with what you are trying to accomplish in the gym (ex: increase power, or increase reaction time).  And this is where a lot of the time; less is more.  Start with simple movements and be sure that they are executed well!  This will ensure a very solid foundation of strength!

Be sure to use mirrors and understand the movements you are doing so that you can monitor your technique!  If you are unsure about exercises or a workout plan that you are using, make an appointment to go over your routine with one of our Personal Trainers!  We are here to help!  


It is almost October and that means there are only 3 months left to use any benefits you may have remaining!  Grab your appointment times now as our Massage Therapists are booking up quickly for the next three months!  Get ahead of the game and ensure maximum recovery after your fall races!







Gillian McCabe

Gillian is our first client to have participated in Janie's Post Baby - Back To Run Program.

This month Gillian place FIRST in the Toronto 5K Run and not to mention she helped to raise money for Sick Kids Hospital! 

Nice Work Gillian!

The Runner's Academy Monday Night Run Group

Come and join our St. Clair West Monday night runs!  6:30pm leaves from The Runner's Academy!

Call or email for more info!

Hope to see you there.
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Oct. 18th 2015

The Runner's Academy will be at the STWM Expo on Oct. 16th and 17th!  We are teaming up with BlackToe Running Inc!

Be sure to stop by and say hello and maybe try on some shoes!

Good luck to all participants!

The Runner's Academy | 918 St. Clair Ave. West | Unit A | Toronto, M6C 1C6 |