Branching out is always a difficult thing whether it be a new hobby, a new face to say hello to, or, as in this case, bringing endurance athletics to Empower’s already phenomenal personal training and one-stop wellness package. Empower want you to help us take the Next Step as well as taking it yourselves.
In the next few weeks we’re launching Empower’s Next Step Endurance program. Master Trainer Mike Babbitt will be coaching the program and hopefully inspiring a few folks to take that leap. The program is for anyone who wants to run, can run, or is already running. The beauty of the program is that it’s as individual and personalized as Empower’s Personal Training. It’s one on one with your coach.
So what does “one on one with your coach” mean?
It means you’ll work with Mike to fine tune and hone a program to help you reach your running goals, whatever they may be. If you’re already an age-group runner, we’ll work to help make you a stronger and faster runner. Just starting for the first time? We’ll progress you from walking, to a combination of the two and finally to running your selected goal distance.
It also leads to one of the most important things about this program that makes it unique. The relationship you develop with your coach. You need to know what your getting; what to look for, what to ask for, and what to expect from a coach. Here is a provided link to an article that sums up quite eloquently just how to get these things. It was written several years ago by a coach named Gordo Byrn. Byrn spent ten years transitioning from an self-professed over-weight coach potato to a professional ironman triathlete. Byrn knows the ropes from the beginner to the elite and this article is terrific.
If you’ve got any questions on the program or the article, drop Mike a line here at the Empower Blog.