When you run, do you struggle to:
- relax your shoulders?
- align your knees over your feet?
- protect your back?
- cope with pain?
- achieve your performance goals?
Runners are given advice on running form for many good reasons, but trying to implement it can be confusing and frustrating. Balanced Runner™ workshops and individual sessions help you overcome this difficulty by working with the way your brain learns and directs movement to make better running truly accessible.
Healthier Running, Better Performance
Developed by Jae Gruenke, GCFP, the Balanced Runner is a sophisticated, truly individualized approach to improving running form using the Feldenkrais Method of Movement Education®. Each session consists of a careful observation of how you are currently running, then a learning process structured to help you feel, step-by-step, how to reduce excessive tension and impact, use your joints properly, and find support, elasticity, and power. The learning format is low-stress, making it safe even for runners dealing with injury. Yet it is potent enough to impact runners performing at high levels.
If you are a competitive runner, Balanced Runner sessions and workshops will help you reduce imbalances, increase your economy, and improve your technical control. If you’re a beginning runner, you’ll get a solid grasp of the fundamentals. Whatever your current level, you’ll improve your performance.
For more about how this works in individual sessions, or to schedule an individual session, click here.
For more about how this works in workshops, for a schedule of upcoming workshops, or to register for a workshop, click here.
For answers to the questions people have most frequently asked about the Balanced Runner approach, click here.
For an idea of the results runners experience from individual sessions and workshops, click here.
For Jae Gruenke’s bio, click here.
To buy audio CDs of lessons, click here.
To join the Balanced Runner email list, click here.
For links to running coaches, teams, great workouts, more about the Feldenkrais Method of Movement Education, and other related sites, click here.
Feldenkrais, Feldenkrais Method, and Feldenkrais Method of Movement Education are registered service marks of the Feldenkrais Guild® of North America. Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner is a registered certification mark of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America.
Balanced Runner is a trademark of Jae Gruenke.