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Yoga for Runners at the Eau Claire YMCA

Are you a runner?

Know you need to stretch more…

Join Yoga for Runners, Mondays 7:40-8:40 pm.



This yoga program is designed specifically for runners and will address specific areas of tightness and muscles imbalances associated with runs. Help prevent and overcome injuries and enhance physical conditioning.

Discover how yoga will help improve flexibility, core strength, balance, and endurance as well as help you develop better breathing patterns and running form.

Next program starts April 1st.

Please call 403-269-6701 for more information and to register.

12 Days of Fitness at the Eau Claire YMCA

On the 7th day of Christmas the Eau Claire YMCA gave to me the gift of relaxation and regeneration.

Give yourself or someone you love a Yoga program this year and help them strengthen, stretch and reenergize their lives.

Beginner to advanced level classes available. For the runner in your life, how about our specialized Yoga for Runners, Mondays 7:40-8:40 pm starting January 7th.

Call 403-269-6701 for more information on this or any of our other programs.

Yoga Level 1 – with a runner’s focus – Mondays 7:40-8:40pm at the Eau Claire YMCA

While Yoga might not offer the heart pumping high your routine run does, it will provide the strength, balance and flexibility you won’t find on a trail or a treadmill.

As a runner…

1. YOU WANT: Total-body fitness (not just strong legs)
YOU NEED: Upper-body strength

The repetitive motions of running can lead to a lot of tightness in the neck, shoulders, hamstrings, and hips. “Yoga brings more movement into your body, much more movement in the hips, and a more relaxed face and shoulders. Yoga will also help develop your upper body to balance your already-strong legs. Try the following pose to give your legs a break and build arm strength. If anyone asks, you’re practicing a stealth spy move.

2. YOU WANT: Pain-free running
YOU NEED: Increased strength and flexibility

Yoga will eliminate the tightness that leads to pain by opening up your joints. But remember, safety first. The tighter people are, the safer they need to be; especially with runners, who tend to be goal-oriented, the muscles you use for running are strong but [running] doesn’t use all your muscles. A yoga pose requires all the muscles work in tandem.

3. YOU WANT: Injury prevention
YOU NEED: Perfect posture

It’s critical to maintain a range of motion and stretch out the muscles that get tight from running.”

4. YOU WANT: Agility
YOU NEED: Correct stretching

You stretch before you run, but practicing a few yoga poses afterward when your muscles are warm will make you feel a whole lot better the next day.

5. YOU WANT: Faster recovery
YOU NEED: Consistent yoga practice

Yoga can help you recover faster by preventing a buildup in scar tissue.

Read more at Women’s Health: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/yoga/yoga-for-runners#ixzz29UroZfPO

Whether you’re training for a marathon or just looking to improve your fitness through running or jogging, Eau Claire YMCA’s Yoga For Runners is a must!

Join Stephanie for this specific Yoga Level 1 (Yogo for Runners) on Mondays 7:40-8:40pm at the Eau Claire YMCA –

7 week session starts October 29th.

Visit www.ymcacalgary.org or call 403-269-6701 to register.