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Most runners get started with nothing more than a pair of shorts, a shirt and hopefully a solid pair of shoes. They set out with a watch to keep track of time, some headphones to listen to music and maybe a pair of sunglasses to protect their eyes. Maybe. That’s the beauty of running, it’s simple.

Well, that’s not really telling the whole truth. Running can be simple if you are blessed with amazing feet, a very stable core, and the mental strength to endure both the highs and lows that come with the territory. Seems like a very blessed person to have all of that going for them, certainly not always the case for many of us.

But…isn’t it possible that even if you weren’t born to run, or you never really tried to run beyond the mile your gym teacher required in the seventh grade, you could learn to run?

The answer is YES, you can learn to run, you can improve your running efficiency, you can modify your mechanics to reduce the risk of injury, and you can grow stronger both physically and mentally while doing it. For real!

At Pilates Detroit, aka Run Detroit, we have spent several years analyzing the gait mechanics of runners both on the treadmill and on the road. Using video and multiple measures of running form and posture, we are able to make gradual changes to your running mechanics. This allows us to improve your efficiency and reduce risk of injury. Additionally, our runners are given exercise prescriptions and self-stretching programs to perform independently.

Sign up now by clicking the orange button on the home page (Schedule with Allison) or browse our Pilates packages and select the “Running Analysis” option.