It's really important to use a few quick drills before running to activate the right muscle groups especially if you're a beginner. This is in addition to stretching! Make sure you are slightly warm before doing these for example after a light jog.

A few of my favourites:

1. High skip - use a big leaping skip reaching into the air with the opposite arm to the leg you are lifting.

2. High knees - keep nice and upright with knees nice and high keeping the consistency.

3. Butt kicks - keep upright but with relaxed shoulders, flick your butt with your feet keeping the consistency and sharp movements.

4. Squats  - use a deep squat steppong out to the side and rotate sidewise to keep a consistent movement - aim to do about 10 squats in a row.

Watch Jules, one of my clients, in action demonstrating the high knees and butt kicks





Areas covered:

South Manchester – Didsbury, Withington, Chorlton, Northenden.

Stockport – Heaton Moor, Heaton Mersey, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Norris.

Cheshire – Sale, Altrincham, Hale and Bowdon.


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Run to Fitness is a running coaching, training and advice service.

If you want to get into running, run a charity race or improve your current running performance I am here to help, every step of the way.


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