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Top Six Christmas Gift Ideas from St. Pete Running Company December 05, 2015 12:30 1 Comment

How many weeks left until Christmas?!?

Yep, December 25th is right around the corner. THREE WEEKS away to be exact. If you're scrambling to find the perfect gifts for friends and family, look no further! St. Pete Running Company has you covered, even for those hard-to-shop-for friends and relatives.

Make this holiday a special one with these great gift ideas.

1. Gift Cards - How do shop for a picky person? Gift card! The great thing about a St. Pete Running Company Gift Card is that it's a unique, one-of-a-kind gift that supports a locally-owned business.

2. Sunny Runner Christmas Ornament - Another one-of-a-kind gift! The limited edition Sunny Runner Ornament features our logo and a tropical background with a palm tree decorated for Christmas. A must-have for every tree.

3. Trigger Point STK, Foam Roller, or Massage Ball - You can't go wrong with any of the Trigger Point items. They are great for active and sedentary people. Like a toothbrush for your body, the STK, foam roller, and massage ball smooths out muscles and helps with soreness.

4. St. Pete Running Company Shirts, Vests, and Jackets- Keep the one-of-a-kind theme going! Come into the store and browse through a wide variety of tops featuring our Sunny Runner logo.  Our long-sleeve tech shirt is a best-seller with several options for men and women.

5. SOCKS - Feetures, Bolega, Swiftwift, 2XU Compression Socks, and Sunny Runner Socks - For that tough to buy for friend or relative, you can't go wrong with socks. Check out the many options we have, including our one-of-a-kind Defeet Sock with the Sunny Runner Logo.

6. Garmin Forerunner 630 and FR 235 Smartwatches - Looking to really surprise someone special? The all-new FR 630 and FR 235 are now available! Come in to the shop to find out all about the latest features with these Garmin GPS Smartwatches.

 

 

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.


WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE SORE CALF MUSCLES April 09, 2015 09:30

Sore after your run, walk, or workout?

Chris McCaffrey demonstrates  how best to loosen up tight calves with a foam roller.

 

 

If you need a foam roller, stop by St. Pete Running Company. We carry Trigger Point foam rollers in store.

 

 

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


FREE FOAM ROLLER CLINIC November 18, 2014 14:00

Foam Roller Class

We are having another one of our FREE Foam Roller Clinics TONIGHT, Tuesday November 18th at 6:30.  If you have a foam roller and don't use it enough or correctly, bring it tonight and we'll show you what to do.  If you don't own a foam roller and want to learn more about how these work and what the benefits are, just come tonight and use one of the many rollers we have available in the store. This is a great opportunity for those wanting to purchase a roller but who aren't sure which one will be best for them.

Foam Roller 2

If you have any questions about tonight's class, please phone us on 727.800.5043.