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THE TOP 7 REASONS A FREE GROUP RUN IS JUST WHAT YOU NEED December 31, 2015 13:31

Why You Need a Running Group

A Group Run may sound like a simple concept: get a bunch of people together to walk or jog. Sometimes the simplest things in life can give the most benefits.

The Group at St. Pete Running Company Group Run is made up of people just like you: people who want to stay fit, enjoy the company of other walkers and runners, struggle but find support in the group while striving for a healthier lifestyle.

Top 7 Reasons to Run With Us at St. Pete Running Company

1. Always FREE (Monday/Thursday)

2. Meet other walkers or joggers at your level

3. Bring friends and family, including kids and dogs

4. Get motivated

5. Motivate others

6. Safety in numbers--average 30-40 people every Group Run

7. Giveaways, store coupons, flash sales, taco night, shoe demo runs, and more at St. Pete Running Company

Taco Night is one of our biggest Group Runs!

What: Free Running Group in St. Petersburg

Where: St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave N, St Pete, FL 33710 (PH: 727-800-5043)

When: Every Monday and Thursday at 6:30 PM

We'd love to have you join us at St. Pete Running Company every Monday and Thursday at 6:30 PM for GROUP RUNS, and you'll find the motivation you've been looking for! All levels are welcome. Bring your spouse, significant other, friends, kids (strollers welcome), dog on a leash, or just bring yourself! This is the friendliest, most welcoming Running Group in St. Pete.

We hope to see you soon!

 

 

 

Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.


THE BEST SHOE FITTING PROCESS IN AMERICA November 06, 2015 22:04

Why St. Pete Running Company is the Place to Get Fitted for Shoes

Selecting the correct running shoes for you is an important decision, and not always an easy one. Shoes change each year and so does your body. We are so convinced about the importance of wearing the right shoes that we have developed a unique fitting process called StrideSmart. We are the only store in the world that uses this process.

After going through our shoe fitting, customers usually leave our store with the correct footwear as well as an understanding of their stride. When asked, our expert staff can and often will suggest stretches, strengthening exercises, and adjustments to a person's running form.

Initially, our expert staff will spend a few minutes listening. We want to learn more about you: goals, old shoes, injuries, challenges with running. We're here to help. Also, like any good shoe fitting, we measure your foot both seated and standing. We look at the length & width of your foot as well as your arch length.

At St. Pete Running Company, this step in the shoe fitting process is just the tip of a very big ice burg.

We want to get an understanding of the way your body moves. We will look at a few important things such as 1-legged squat & 2-legged squat to get an idea of your body's natural movement pattern.

The StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process takes into account several important factors:

  • Individual needs
  • Injury history
  • Personal Goals
  • Body alignment
  • Running/walking form
  • Gait
The running and gait analysis involved in a StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process is an in-depth evaluation. Some key things to note:
  • Takes little time out of a busy day (about 20 minutes on average)
  • Shoe fitting is not just for runners, but also designed for walkers and joggers of all abilities.
Interested in your free StrideSmart Shoe Fitting Process? Stop by St. Pete Running Company any time during operating hours. No appointment necessary. No obligation to make a purchase. This shoe fitting process will change the way you select running and walking shoes. We're proud of the way our process helps athletes of all abilities maximize their potential.
Have you made mistakes in selecting running shoes in the past? You're not alone. Find out The 3 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Selecting Running Shoes.

 

Come Get Fitted for Your Next Pair of Shoes

St. Pete Running Company is located in the LA Fitness shopping center right across the street from Tyrone Mall.

Phone: 727-800-5043

Address: 6986 22nd Ave North, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710

Store Hours:

M-F: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

 

 

 

Blogger Bria works at St. Pete Running Company as a customer service manager.


RUNNING CLASS ANNOUNCED IN ST. PETE October 01, 2014 11:00

St. Pete Running Company is hosting another round of our popular Running Classes.  Last time we did this back in June we instructed over 200 students to a more efficient running form. 65% of Runners will have an injury THIS YEAR! Don't become a statistic! A full description of the courses are below. These classes are open and informative and are a great tool to help you get started on your running journey. The cost to attend is $5 per class, and each participant will receive a $10 St. Pete Running Company  $10 Voucher to spend in our Running Store.

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Running 101.  Saturday, October 4th at 8:00 AM.  Also bring cash because we're having a coffee truck there from 7:00 - 10:00!   RSVP to our Facebook Event

Description:  If you've never run 1 mile in your life, this class is for you! This is for beginner to intermediate runners who want to learn the basics of proper run technique. We start with how to put your foot on the ground, and continue on from there. Like everything else we do, this is meant to be a friendly and non-intimidating class which will be perfect for the non-runner. The whole class will last approximately 1 hour and there won't actually be much running involved.  We will be outside moving around, so bring a bottle of water and wear your running shoes. The end result is that you will leave the class with a strong understanding of what's required to run efficiently.

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Running Refresh Class. Sunday, October 5th at 8:00 AM. RSVP to our Facebook Event

Description:  Come to this class if you can't make Saturday's class or if you've already taken one of our classes in the past and just want to freshen up on your running technique. The class will be designed for beginner to intermediate runners and we will go over how to run more efficiently. Depending on class size we will break off into smaller group and work on some running technique drills.  This class will be a great reminder those who already "get it" as to why cadence, positioning and posture are important. Also by the end of this class you should know how to reduce the loading forces on your knees, hips and back and use your tendons more when you run.... (That's a good thing!)

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Running 201.  Saturday, October 11th at 8:00 AM. This class will last approximately 1 hour and we will be outside moving around. This builds on the foundations we learned in running 101. We will go over much of the Running 101 curriculum as well so if you missed class on Oct 4th, that's okay. This class will incorporate some running technique drills which are designed to help with positioning of your hips and legs. This class is designed for beginner to intermediate runners and is sure to be informative. Usually this is the biggest class we have when we run this course!

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Running 301. Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 AM. This is designed for beginners all the way up to advanced runners. Learn techniques and drills that elite runners incorporate into their everyday training regimen to become more efficient at running. We will build from what we learned in Running 101 and 201, and although prior attendance isn't required, it is certainly encouraged. 75% of this class is outside and the final 25% will be inside using foam rollers and body weight exercises. The end result is that you will have a daily routine and will have a thorough understanding of training practices which will improve efficiency

If you have any questions about this or any of our classes, please contact us via e-mail