Running Trainers Vinton VA

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Vinton Snap Fitness
(540) 278-1760
2445 East Washington Ave., Suite 104 and 105
Vinton, VA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Anytime Fitness Roanoke/Bonsack, VA
(540) 977-0830
3960 Valley Gateway Blvd.
Roanoke, VA
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Continental Health Promotion
(540) 774-1993
5115 Bernard Dr Ste 109
Roanoke, VA
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Arthur Murray Dance Studio
(540) 774-1900
4369 Starkey Rd
Roanoke, VA
 
Virginia Martial Arts Academy Inc
(540) 387-5038
757 Union St
Salem, VA
Industry
Personal Trainer

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Curves
(540) 345-3776
1316 E Washington Ave
Vinton, VA
 
Curves
(540) 344-1040
3505 Franklin Rd Sw # B
Roanoke, VA
 
Golds Gym
(540) 527-4653
3270 Electric Rd
Roanoke, VA
 
Spa Virginia Wellness Center
(540) 387-1900
1630 Braeburn Dr
Salem, VA
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Personal Trainer

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Continental Health Promotion
(540) 774-1993
5115 Bernard Dr
Roanoke, VA
 
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Picking Tunes for Your Run

Picking Tunes for Your Run
Running is a stunning example of physics and more specifically, momentum. Interestingly enough, progress in both running and life is determined by your management of potential and kinetic energy in order to maximize the benefits of momentum. Look up "momentum" in your favorite dictionary for a wonderful disruption to your day; it is truly fascinating stuff when put into context of a runner and the human body. However, disrupting a runner's momentum generally yields results that can be very unpleasant.  

Converting one's potential into kinetic energy should not be disrupted by the ill-kept promises of technology. Although gadgets have promised more of this momentum, it is all too easy to focus on the technology instead of the core activity of running. The latest running technology--such as Apple's iPod Shuffle and Adidas/Sennheiser running headphones--have made the integration of tech easier than ever before. Even so, the disruption caused by flailing cables or tumbling earbuds disrupts focus and results in lost momentum. Fear not my fellow odometers...I will share with you some battle-tested, top-secret, G14 classified tips for mastering running technology; you have the ability to eliminate disruption and make your run as fun or focused as you desire.

Lets start with apparel and the old mantra that less is more. For many, the appeal of running is its minimalist roots. Along with swimming and wrestling, it is the simplest sport known to man. As you add shoes, braces, visors, wristbands, iPods, fanny-packs, pedometers, heart-rate monitors, headphones and sunglasses, you increase your resistance significantly. Some of this gear is required and that is OK but for most, consolidation works wonders for improving stride, focus and efficiency. Keep a gym-bag or milk-crate in your car trunk with items that are not essential to every run, but may be essential to a particular run. This lets you keep what you need near you at all times instead of on you. As your performance increases, the need for gizmos will wane and the fine tuned machine you are driving starts to work on its own clock. Seasoned runners know their pace without a glance at the watch or distance and you can get there too.

Once you have consolidated your gadget collection to what you need it is time to increase efficiency with your bio-mechanics. While your stride is as unique to you as your fingerprint, your gear, no matter how generic, should work with your form- not against it. Shoes with a spider-web of laces contribute to drag and present a hurdle at every step. Use shorter laces and double-knot to reduce free-hanging laces from flopping.

Many athletes, pro and amateur, run to stay in good shape. If you run, wear running-specific shorts. Period. The reduction in fabric and seam alignment make a world of difference. Basketball shorts or even mid-length trunks add resistance to every stride no matter how bad you want to hide your s...

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National College Blue Ridge Marathon on the Parkway
April
Roanoke, VA
racedirector@blueridgemarathon.com
http://www.blueridgemarathon.com
The Blue Ridge Marathon course is not for the faint of heart. The course begins and ends in downtown Roanoke. In between, runners will enter the Blue Ridge Parkway, where they will make three significant climbs and descents.Runners will start in the heart of the city in front of the magnificent Taubman Museum of Art. The course begins easily with one mile of rolling hills, before taking its first turn upward as runners begin the 2-mile climb up Mill Mountain. At the top of the day's initial climb, the race enters the Blue Ridge Parkway, where there are several lengthy and challenging hills over the next two-plus miles. Then runners will encounter the most beautiful but challenging portion of the course – the climb up Roanoke Mountain.The 2011 course will be modified to include additional elevation changes and more time along the Roanoke River Greenway – check back soon for an updated version.
Charlottesville Running Company Charlottesville Marathon
April
Charlottesville, VA
info@charlottesvillemarathon.com
http://www.charlottesvillemarathon.com
Allow about two weeks to acclimate to the heat. Once acclimated, make sure to take fluids along with you on any run over 90 minutes. Make sure you take in enough sodium along the way. A passion driven lifestyle best describes Gill and Francesca's roles as professional runners. Their active lives include beiing featured in the Discovery Channel program "Architecture and Design of Man and Woman" VIEW CLIP , owning Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports and Charlottesville Running Company , hosting the radio show "Get Moving Charlottesville" on 106.1 "The Corner" , Corporate Speaking and regularly Coaching runners and walkers of all backgrounds. Above all, they love and enjoy the elemental simplicity and austerity of nature and have made their life's mission to share this passion with others.
Odyssey Trail Marathon
September
Millboro, VA
info@oarevents.com
http://www.oarevents.com
Odyssey Adventure Racing has been best known since its inception 12 years ago for producing the toughest and best organized adventure races in the country. We offer a wide range of competitions from 4-hour Sprint events to 6-day expedition-style races. We also have an Adventure Racing Academy, Skills Clinics and Leadership Training for those who are new to the sport and those who want to further develop their skills.
SunTrust Richmond Marathon
November
Richmond, VA
marathon@sportsbackers.org
http://www.richmondmarathon.com/
The SunTrust Richmond Marathon has again been selected as a site for the Runner's World Challenge. Whether you're overbooked, injury-prone, seeking a PR, or just looking to finish your first marathon or half marathon, this program will provide the guidance you need so that you can run your best. Take the Runner's World Challenge, an exclusive opportunity to get coached by Bart Yasso, RW's Chief Running Officer, run the SunTrust Richmond Marathon or McDonald's Half Marathon with some of the editors of Runner's World, and enjoy VIP treatment on race weekend.
Virginia Creeper Marathon
March
Abingdon, VA
runfrankrun@hotmail.com
http://www.runtricities.org/creepermarathon
This USATF certified course (VA98035RT) is pleasantly scenic. The race starts and finishes at the junction of Watauga Road (St. Rt. 677) and the Virginia Creeper Trail, near Abingdon, Virginia. Following an out-and-back first two miles on gently rolling Watauga Road, the rest of the race is run on the Virginia Creeper Trail, a former railroad bed. The Trail is flat to gentle grade, with a soft running surface (plus the occasional wooden trestle).One of the two out-and-back segments on the Trail is repeated, as is a short portion of the other segment. Runners pass the start/finish area at 2, 9, 18 and 25 miles.Aid stations (water/sports drink) every 2 - 2.5 miles, with refreshments and homemade goodies at the finish.
Yuengling Shamrock Sportsfest Marathon
March
Virginia Beach, VA
info@shamrockmarathon.com
http://www.shamrockmarathon.com
Enjoy the course as you pass by the beautiful resort area of Virginia Beach and then continue through Fort Story where you will pass Cape Henry Light House, the oldest in the country. Times will be recorded for 7 hours (16:02 min. per mile pace). You must be at least 16 years old on March 20, 2011 in order to participate. This is a 2012 Boston Qualifier. Course Certification No: VA07002MS. Go the distance this year by completing Whale Challenge! Each finisher of the Whale Challenge (8k and Marathon) will be mailed a commemorative Whale pin to recognize your accomplishment. Save $5.00 by signing up for both. Grab some friends and sign up to compete in the Shamrock races as a team. Assign a team captain, come up with a creative team name, and don't forget...every team member must sign up! The three fastest times will count as your team score. Click here for instructions on how to create a team and how to join a team online!
The North Face Endurance Challenge - Washington DC
June
Sterling, VA
endurancechallenge@hawkeyeww.com
http://www.thenorthface.com/endurancechallenge/races/2010/dc