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WOMEN'S RUNNING CLINIC April 16, 2016 13:45

Celebrating Women's Health

Women's Running Clinic with Mobile Mammography

Women's Running Class

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When: Saturday, Apr 16th from 9:00-10:00 AM
Where: St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave N, St. Pete, FL 33710
Who: All ladies are welcome
Cost: $10 (all participants receive a $10 Gift Card to the store)
We're celebrating women's health with this ladies-only running class followed by mammograms with Tampa Bay Mobile Mammography. 
In this class, you'll learn about proper running stride, how to avoid getting injured, techniques for maximizing efficiency, and how to train for success.
The length of the class is approximately one hour. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water. The cost of this class is $10 per person. You may preregister in store or pay day of class. Class participants will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to St. Pete Running Company.

Tampa Bay Mobile Mammography

Mammograms with Tampa Bay Mobile Mammography

When: Saturday, Apr 16th from 9:30 AM-1:00 PM
Where: St. Pete Running Company, 6986 22nd Ave N, St. Pete, FL 33710
Who: All ladies are welcome (no prescription required for ages 40+)
Cost: Insurances are accepted
Anyone who gets their mammogram done with the bus is at the store will receive a $10 Gift Card to St. Pete Running Company.
If you'd like to schedule your appointment ahead of time, call 813-601-1925 or visit www.tampabaymobilemammography.com to schedule the appointment on-line. You can come and be seen on a first come, first serve basis. They do take insurance.

We Support Women's Health 

For all the ladies who come to Women's Running Clinic AND do their Mammogram while Tampa Bay Mobile Mammography is at St. Pete Running Company, we'll take 50% off a sports bra purchase.
Find out why a good sports bra is essential: Runner's Review of Moving Comfort.

 

 

 

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


THE TEN-STEP FOAM ROLLING ROUTINE November 30, 2015 10:53

If you've been to our free foam rolling class, you know just how valuable foam rolling can be for your muscles. Like a toothbrush for the body, using a foam roller smooths out muscles, works out knots, and decreases injuries to help runners, walkers, joggers, and athletes of any kind maximize their potential.

Here's a simple foam rolling routine to help you make foam rolling a regular habit. The first five steps give specific foam rolling routine suggestions. The last five are essential foam rolling tips.

10-Step Foam Rolling Routine

  1. Begin by sitting on a comfortable surface such as a yoga mat with the foam roller directly behind you.
  2. Roll from the back down (mid-upper back, glutes, hamstrings, calves, ending in prone position with quads)
  3. Repeat three centered rolling motions in each zone, breathing evenly
  4. For the back, roll from mid-to-upper back with pause on spots with feedback
  5. On glutes and legs, angle slightly to the left and roll three times, then repeat with a slight angle to the right (about 45 degrees)
  6. Tip: Foam rolling can be done every day, before and after a workout
  7. Tip: Avoid joints and the bend at the hip, work the muscles around these areas
  8. Tip: Spend extra time on areas giving feedback (note: feedback is not pain, but the places where muscles announce they are in need of extra attention)
  9. Tip: To work on areas with feedback, pump the brakes, windshield wiper, and wheels go round and round (for the motion of the feet or legs)
  10. Tip: For shins, work on outer muscle only (not bone of inside shin) in a prone position and do a crunch with the roller moving along the shin muscle

 

FREE TRIGGER POINT CLASSES COMING UP

Our Free Trigger Point classes take place about once a month at St. Pete Running Company. Visit our EVENTS page to find out when we'll host the next foam rolling class.

 

 

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


GRAND OPENING PREMIER RUN & FIT AT ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY May 27, 2015 15:30

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On Thursday, June 18th from 6 - 9 PM, St. Pete Running Company is having a Grand Opening celebration for Premier Run & Fit. We are excited to welcome Dr. Eric Schweitzer of Premier Run & Fit to our location!

The Group Run begins at 6:30 PM. Maggie on the Move, a Mediterranean food truck, will be parked in front of the store from 5:30 - 8:30 PM. There will be giveaways & prizes and a whole lot of fun! This is a great opportunity for a meet & greet with the PT who has been voted best Physical Therapist in Tampa Bay. Feel free to invite your friends!

 

About Dr. Schweitzer


Eric Schweitzer, DPT, OCS, MTC
Board Certified Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Manual Therapist

Eric Schweitzer is a board certified Doctor of Physical Therapy and owner of Premier Run & Fit.  He is the only clinician in Tampa Bay that specializes exclusively in running injuries & enhancing running performance.  He offers a comprehensive running evaluation that clinically explores all facets of your running from mobility to strength to form.

He was an adjunct professor in sports medicine at USF for years before entering private practice.  He has written several textbook chapters on various sports medicine topics, most recently on athletic foot and ankle injuries, and he has spoken at several national level conferences.

He is certified in Active Release, certified in Manual Therapy, and is the only certified Pose Running form coach in Tampa Bay. 

He's an avid runner and triathlete himself. His next race is the Sugarloaf Mountain Marathon in Maine on May 18th.  Besides running/triathlon, he also enjoys traveling, kayaking, fishing, and camping in his free time.

 

About Premier Run & Fit

Please call to make an appointment: 727-442-7500

St. Pete Running Company is proud to welcome Premier Run & Fit to the store. Dr. Eric Schweitzer will be taking new clients right here in the store starting June 15th.

 

Take Away More From Your St. Pete Running Company Visit

With the addition of Dr. Schweitzer, we're very excited to provide our customer family with a more comprehensive experience in store. From our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Fitting Process to Group Runs to Running Classes, we love to support the community and help people reach their fitness goals. Voted one of the best Physical Therapists in Tampa Bay, Dr. Schweitzer will be able to assist you with diagnosing, managing, and correcting your running or other sports-related injuries.

 

 

 

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


PRESS RELEASE: PREMIER RUN & FIT PARTNERS WITH ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY May 02, 2015 14:00

Premier Run & Fit and St Pete Running Company Announce Partnership

Premier Run & Fit Opens Physical Therapy and Performance Studio Inside St. Pete Running Company

May 2, 2015, St. Petersburg, FL – Locally owned Premier Run & Fit announced today that it will build a running and athlete Physical Therapy and performance studio inside St. Pete Running Company at 6986 22nd Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL 33710. Run & Fit will be open to clients on June 15.

Dr. Eric Schweitzer, Board Certified Doctor of Physical Therapy, will own and operate Premier Run & Fit, seeing patients twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays and will extend hours if needed. Dr. Schweitzer is also the owner of Clearwater physical therapy practice Premier Physical Therapy and Sports Performance. He will continue to see patients at Premier Physical Therapy as well.

Dr. Schweitzer has practiced for more than 15 years and specializes in physical therapy for runners and athletes. He himself is a marathon runner and triathlete and an active participant in the Pinellas County running community.

“Runners and athletes are often given misguided advice, and 75 percent suffer an injury every year. Combining our two areas of expertise in running will assist us in providing the best care possible to our running and athletic community.”

St. Pete Running Company just had their 1 year anniversary and has quickly become an integral part of the running community. In addition to their extensive retail selection, they conduct classes and workshops, and offer their StrideSmart Fitting Process that provides a comprehensive fitting experience that addresses customer’s entire stride, from head to toe.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Eric. The reality is that runners get injured, and we feel having a guy of his caliber in our facility treating people is a no-brainer.  Dr. Eric provides a highly unique service and having him as a resource will only help fuel an already booming St. Pete running and triathlon scene. It only makes sense to have the person who was voted Tampa Bay's best Physical Therapist treating people at one of America's best running stores. As soon as we started talking to him about this opportunity, we knew it would give our customers everything they needed to improve their athletic ability,” said Cody Angell of St. Pete Running Company.

The addition of Dr. Schweitzer’s Premier Run & Fit practice will give customers an unprecedented running science experience rarely found in a retail environment. Dr. Schweitzer will offer physical therapy and performance enhancement to runners and athletes, using active release, manual therapy, corrective exercises and other tools to retrain movements to eliminate pain or increase output. He will also offer special events such as classes and workshops.

“I wanted to work with St. Pete Running Company because it has a genuine feel to it. They are runners and get it. Anyone who’s been in there can tell you they are very good at what they do. Plus, they offer the "stride smart" system of shoe fitting which I recommend and have personally benefited from,” said Dr. Schweitzer.

“I am thrilled about this opportunity. Running is a huge part of my life – from my career to my fitness to my social life – and now I’m able to make even more of an impact on the running community. I just think it’s an exciting partnership for me, St. Pete Running Company and our clients.”

 

 

 


ST. PETE RUNNING COMPANY PARTNERS WITH DR. ERIC SCHWEITZER April 11, 2015 10:00

One of America's Top Running Stores now has one of Tampa Bay's best Physical Therapists in store. St. Pete Running Company is excited to announce a new team member: Dr. Eric Schweitzer of Premier Run & Fit.

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Eric Schweitzer, DPT, OCS, MTC
Board Certified Doctor of Physical Therapy
Certified Manual Therapist

 

You may have heard about Dr. Eric Schweitzer through Premier Physical Therapy in Clearwater. He will now be seeing clients in St. Pete as well.

 

About Dr. Schweitzer

Eric Schweitzer is a board certified Doctor of Physical Therapy and owner of Premier Run & Fit.  He is the only clinician in Tampa Bay that specializes exclusively in running injuries & enhancing running performance.  He offers a comprehensive running evaluation that clinically explores all facets of your running from mobility to strength to form.

 

He was an adjunct professor in sports medicine at USF for years before entering private practice.  He has written several textbook chapters on various sports medicine topics, most recently on athletic foot and ankle injuries, and he has spoken at several national level conferences.

 

He is certified in Active Release, certified in Manual Therapy, and is the only certified Pose Running form coach in Tampa Bay.

 

He's an avid runner and triathlete himself. His next race is the Sugarloaf Mountain Marathon in Maine on May 18th.  Besides running/triathlon, he also enjoys traveling, kayaking, fishing, and camping in his free time.

 

About Premier Run & Fit

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St. Pete Running Company is proud to welcome Premier Run & Fit to the store. Dr. Eric Schweitzer will be taking new clients right here in SPRC.

Please call to make an appointment: 727-442-7500

 

Take away more from your St. Pete Running Company Visit

With the addition of Dr. Schweitzer, we're very excited to provide our customer family with a more comprehensive experience in store. From our one-of-a-kind StrideSmart Fitting Process to Group Runs to Running Classes, we love to support the community and help people reach their fitness goals. Voted one of the best Physical Therapists in Tampa Bay, Dr. Schweitzer will be able to assist you with diagnosing, managing, and correcting your running or other sports-related injuries.

 

 

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