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5 REASONS TO JOIN A RUNNING CLUB June 15, 2016 12:57

Ready to Become a Better Runner?

Get Motivated with People Like You!

How does joining a Running Club help you and your running?

    1. Accountability

      You'll have people supporting you and encouraging you.

      2. Avoid Injury

        With expert coaching, you can learn proper techniques.

          3. Get Faster

            With scheduled training and consistency, you'll begin to notice your race times decreasing.

              4. Gain Confidence
                With expert coaching, encouragement, and support, you'll discover that you're not only a capable runner, but that your improvement will increase your confidence in yourself.

                5. Enjoy the Fun
                  What they say is true: Runners in a group have more fun! 
                   

                  Join Run St. Pete

                  Ready to join a running club? Then visit Run St. Pete, a private Facebook Group that you can request to join. Group membership is free.

                  Check out the St. Pete Running Company Track Program

                  When: Wednesday Evenings 6:30 PM (arrive at least 15 minutes early)

                  Where: Admiral Farragut Academy ()

                  Cost: $15 per session or buy a pass. (5 sessions $50, 11 sessions for $99 +you get a $30 jug of Gatorade Endurance Formula )

                  Questions? Contact the store or post your questions on the Run St. Pete Group Page.

                   

                   

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

                  LIQUIDO RUNNING TIGHTS: A NEW STYLE AT ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY September 08, 2015 14:43

                  Liquido Active

                  New to Liquido? So are we! The Brazilian company just recently brought their brand to the United States. Now we're carrying some of their standout running tights at St. Pete Running Company.

                  What is Liquido?

                  Liquido is known for designing limited edition, all day activewear that can seamlessly transition throughout the different phases of one’s day, making their products exclusive and irresistible to those who want to make a statement in their activewear. New Limited Edition prints are released throughout the year and all production processes are sweatshop-free. The name Liquido was chosen because, just as water is essential to life, the founders of Liquido believe good clothing is a bare necessity that all people deserve.

                  Get Comfortable

                  The female staff at St. Pete Running Company all love the Liquido tights.

                  Janna: I'm not a tights person, but these are the most comfortable tights I've ever worn. I'm definitely going to be wearing them a lot.

                  Bria: They feel awesome! The fabric is excellent quality. I'm so excited to run in them, go to the gym in them, and be comfy at home in them.

                  Maria: Very lightweight and comfortable tights. They feel like a second skin!

                   

                  Now Exclusively at St. Pete Running Company

                  Come in and get a pair of these statement running tights, perfect for all your daily activities like gym workouts, yoga, walking, running, and more.

                   

                  Mention This Blog Post for 10% Off Your Liquido Purchase

                   

                   

                   

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


                  A PERSONALLY TAILORED WORKOUT JUST FOR YOU May 09, 2015 07:30

                  Part 1: HOW IN SHAPE ARE YOU?

                   

                  Part 2: How FMS Shapes Your Workout

                  A few weeks ago, Brian Klepacki of OPTIMAX PERFORMANCE TRAINING took Sydney and I through a Functional Movement Screen (FMS). You can read all about our experience by clicking HERE.

                  The FMS test revealed certain imbalances and weaknesses for both Sydney and me. From there, Brian was able to create a workout personally designed to help us improve those imbalances and strengthen weaknesses.

                  For a client of OPTIMAX PERFORMANCE TRAINING, the application of the data typically leads to a 6-week training program. After that, Brian will retest with the FMS to gauge improvement levels.

                  For our first workout after the screening, Brian took Sydney and I through a custom corrective program. The process involved a series of exercises that included stretching. The stretches and exercises focused on maintaining balance and stability with a focus on lateral and overhead movements. As runners, Sydney and I both had weaknesses in those areas because we utilize the upper body muscles less than the lower half.

                  On Day 1 of the program, this is what our workout looked like:

                    Dynamic Stretching

                        Dynamic Warmup

                           

                             Corrective Exercises

                                  

                                  Explosive/Power Set

                                     

                                    Many of the specific movements were tailored to help get the body in proper alignment through exercise with a focus on fixing the specific areas where Sydney and I needed adjustment. The specific order of stretches and exercises helps create a firm foundation for the body while making sure the body is in alignment before getting into the Explosive/Power Set.

                                    Why is this important for runners and athletes?

                                    As a runner, I'd like to improve over time. Ideally, I want to be running when I'm in my 80s and 90s. Some of the things Brian shared with us helped me understand why an FMS test and the personally tailored workout was so important:

                                    Injury Prevention and Longevity

                                    • Athletes need to build a base before bringing power

                                    • Runners need more strength in order to build longevity

                                    • Fatigue leads to imbalances

                                    The best way to promote a long, healthy life of athletic activity begins with an FMS test and a workout made especially for you that corrects and adjusts in the needed areas while strengthening the body.

                                    Interested in your free FMS?

                                    CONTACT BRIAN KLEPACKI, OWNER OF OPTIMAX PERFORMANCE TRAINING

                                    Phone: 727-641-5584

                                    Email: brian@optimaxperformance.com

                                    Website www.optimaxperformance.com

                                    Facebook: Optimax Performance Training

                                    Instagram: optimaxpt

                                     

                                    NOT IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA?

                                    Find an FMS expert in your area: http://www.functionalmovement.com/experts

                                     

                                     

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


                                    HOW IN SHAPE DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? April 17, 2015 09:00 1 Comment

                                    Finding Strengths and Imbalances

                                    Find out how in shape you are with a free FMS

                                    The first thing OPTIMAX PERFORMANCE TRAINING owner, Brian Klepacki, wants blog readers to know is that he will do a complimentary FMS assessment if you mention that you read this post.

                                    What is FMS?

                                    FMS stands for FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN. FMS is the screening tool used to identify limitations or asymmetries in seven fundamental movement patterns that are key to functional movement quality.

                                    When Brian Klepacki, FMS Certified Level 1, takes you through these seven basic movement patterns, he observes and assesses mobility, motor control weaknesses, and imbalances. The process only takes about 10 minutes.

                                    FMS was created by Functional Movement Systems, a company with a mission to help people move better and then move often. The philosophy was introduced in 1995, at a time when there was no systematic tool to identify movement asymmetries or major limitations in functional movement patterns.

                                    How in shape am I?

                                    I had the opportunity to complete an FMS with OPTIMAX PERFORMANCE TRAINING owner, Brian Klepacki. You'll get to see how I did in this post.

                                     

                                    Why is FMS Important?

                                    Anyone who spends time exercising, whether it be running, walking, gym workouts, cycling, etc., can benefit from a FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN.

                                    Benefits include:

                                    • The ability to quantify a person's full range of mobility

                                    • Identifying strengths and weaknesses in motor control

                                    • Identifying balances and imbalances in functional mobility

                                    • A reliable baseline to screen and evaluate movement that provides actionable and effective steps for performance, injury prevention, and recovery

                                       

                                      Bria's Functional Movement Screen with Brian Klepacki

                                      When Brian Klepacki offered to take me through a FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN, I dragged, er, brought Sydney Polhemus along so that I could gain a broader perspective beyond just my score.

                                      The 7 Exercises of FMS

                                      1. DEEP SQUAT

                                      2. HURDLE STEP

                                      3. INLINE LUNGE

                                      4. SHOULDER MOBILITY

                                      5. ACTIVE STRAIGHT-LEG RAISE

                                      6. TRUNK STABILITY PUSHUP/PRESS-UP CLEARING TEST

                                      7. ROTARY STABILITY

                                      How did we do?

                                      Each exercise was scored from 0-3 with 0 = pain, 1 = bad, 2 = average, and 3 = flawless.

                                      FINAL SCORE

                                      Bria: 17

                                      Sydney: 15

                                      Not that it was a competition or anything...

                                      Brian also scored for imbalances and weaknesses. For me, I had an imbalance on the hurdle step where one leg was not lifting as high as the other. I also had upper body strength weakness on the the trunk stability pushup/press-up clearing test. For Sydney, she also had weakness on the the trunk stability pushup/press clearing test but in her core. Her imbalance was also on the hurdle step and the shoulder mobility.

                                      Brian uses the FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN to create a training plan where imbalances and weaknesses are targeted and ideally improved over time through the program he specifically tailors to each individual.

                                      Interested in your free FMS?

                                      CONTACT BRIAN KLEPACKI, OWNER OF OPTIMAX PERFORMANCE TRAINING

                                      Phone: 727-641-5584

                                      Email: brian@optimaxperformance.com

                                      Website www.optimaxperformance.com

                                      Facebook: Optimax Performance Training

                                      Instagram: optimaxpt

                                      NOT IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA?

                                      Find an FMS expert in your area: http://www.functionalmovement.com/experts

                                       

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