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Coppell Personal Trainer Tip – Mental Checklist When Running


Jan 20

Coppell Personal Trainer Tip – Mental Checklist When Running

Hello and Happy New Year.  I hope you all have had an enjoyable holiday and have gotten off to a great start to your 2014 health and fitness goals so far.   Brad has posted a great trainer tip last week about making goals for this year.  If running was in one of your goals, I hope this month’s tip will help you.

Today I am going to talk about a simple HEAD TO TOE mental checklist you can do when you run.

  • Head
    • Stand tall and look forward.  Chin up and eyes looking ahead of you.  This will help prepare your body for proper alignment.
  • Shoulders
    • Pull those shoulders back and concentrate on your posture.  Lead with your chest.
  • Elbows
    • Keep your arms close to your body and swing the arms straight in front of you and not across your body.  Keep the elbows bent at 90 degrees with the palms facing in and not down at the ground.  Also make sure your wrists are in a neutral position and not in extension or flexion.
  • Feet
    • Make sure to avoid heel striking or running on your toes.  Try to land softly in the mid foot or ball of your foot.  Practice running without your shoes to help train yourself.  Best time to practice is when it is nice and warm.  I think that is of course the best time for everything!!!  J

Anyway, hope this little checklist can help you anytime you run whether it is short intervals during the mile run or if you are training for a race.

Video and Article Written by Coppell Personal Trainer  and GYIS Trainer Chaney Respondek

Chaney Respondek has been a personal trainer with Get You In Shape since 2009. She has also been working as a speech pathologist for the past Nineteen years.  She spent several years trying to find a way to provide motivation in her workouts. In 2008 Chaney began working out in the Get You In Shape fitness boot camp program after hearing from a coworker, Cynthia Linder.

Several months after starting the Get You In Shape Fitness Boot Camp, she loved the program so much that she wanted to help other experience the same benefits as she experienced. Chaney soon began helping out in the new fitness boot camp clients in the program and really enjoyed meeting all the new clients.  In 2010 Chaney obtained her certificate as a Certified Personal Trainer by the Cooper Institute.

Chaney has lost about 15 pounds after her initial start.  She has also utilized the 24 Day Challenge provided by Get You In Shape in order to lose additional pounds and participate in a healthier lifestyle.  Her favorite thing about Get You In Shape is the ability to be outdoors and the flexible schedule that Brad and Cynthia offer her to be on the Get You In Shape team of personal trainer’s.

Chaney cares for the people within the Get You In Shape Fitness Boot Camp.  She has seen many people come in during the first week of boot camp and go on to achieve amazing results and begin a journey to a healthier lifestyle.

Chaney has lived in the Coppell area since 2003.  She has worked in the Coppell school systems since 1997.  She is well supported by her husband Bart who has provided encouragement to find a way to be more active.  They have two boys in Middle school and High school that are proud of their mother’s achievements.

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