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We are at: 14 - 17 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4HN
This is 4D Gait Analysis ONLY available at Footworks
The above movie demonstrates a number of important key features in the art of "natural" running so often incorrectly referred to as "barefoot" running. Barefoot means taking off your shoes, if you do this you will have to run naturally as there isn't enough cushioning in the human foot to allow it to land on the rearfoot. The movie here shows how we have a unique system in place to let us see if you are a candidate for natural running or whether you can be coached into this natural efficient technique which we "evolved" into. NO OTHER shops have such a system and or the knowledge to demonstrate and teach to this level.
Natural running, once mastered, is kinder to the joints and more efficient in both metabolic and oxygen uptake. Not to mention, it's also how we were designed to run before the intervention of footwear. Don't misunderstand, footwear will always enhace the sensation of running once the basic skills are mastered. The basic skills are how top athletes, all over the world, run , so it's never too late to change for the better! Also remember we accomodate your desire and will listen and observe while fitting shoes, natural running may not be something for you but at least have a look at how you are currently performing, its free advice from some very detailed, scientifically proven research.
Footworks Run Group
Footworks Run Group
WHEN: Every Sunday 09.30 & every Thursday 19.00. WHERE: Here at Footworks Running Bruntsfield Edinburgh. PRICE: Free £0.00.
Footworks organise FREE Running sessions for all abilities on Thursday evenings at 7pm and Sundays at 9.30am-ish. Sunday runs are confirmed on the Facebook page "Footworks Colin McPhail" Register at Footworks 14/17 Bruntsfield Place on the day.
All participants do so at their own risk and should clearly understand that Footworks at Snowlines accepts no liability for any accident or injury incurred whilst attending this FREE running group. Running is a safe sport, but please remember to look both ways when crossing the road.
We now incorporate a barefoot / minimalist running section within the group who are able to advise on techniques and ways to becoming a "more natural runner". Please remember that "natural running" may not be for you, but you are very welcome to join us and I am sure you will gain some beneficial tips during the runs. Possibly the future of running, training ourselves to slowly adapt into running as we were designed to run, without shoes. But we all know that shoes are comfortable and they protect our delicate feet so footwear is changing and we are one of the few shops to recognise this, which is why we are introducing barefoot running technique to our groups. It's there for the taking, your choice.
As a benchmark we suggest most people are able to run for a minimum of 40 minutes non-stop before joining the group. Our Thursday sessions are from 4 miles to 9 miles depending on weather and numbers. Sunday sessions are from 5 - 6 miles brisk, up to 15 miles steady, and beyond. The only way to find out which level of performance group suits your pace is to turn up and run.
These events are "FREE" to those who turn up.
Thurs 7.00pm Sun .. 9.30am Monday Rocky's Fitness Classes 19.15 till 20.15
Plyometric express fitness classes aimed specifically at running and overall fitness. Coach Rocky Rochelle Vita will put you through your paces on a Monday Nights starting with the first class at 19.15. There are 3 classes, Abs Workout, Insanity Workout & KettleBell Workout. Price is £5.00 and ALL PROCEEDS go to charity.
Barefootworks The Natural Running Centre
Footworks/barefootworks is a specialist store with possibly the largest selection of barefoot and minimalist shoes in Scotland if not the UK.
We are commited to the natural barefoot cause and have adapted our analysis equipment to suit natural . Traditional methods of instore gait analysis have been done by shop staff trained only to look at the coronal plane from the rear. Our system is different we have highly trained staff and coaches who will show you from every angle why there is always room for improvement. The Sagittal Plane (from the side) shows so much more information about the runners overall form. Once you have seen this you are able to make adjustments that you understand, this in turn allows you to make a much more informed choice into the footwear you choose for running. Not everyone is going to run in a barefoot shoe or a minimalist shoe but getting to know where you are in the grand scheme is a major bonus for your future enjoyment.
Rest assured we have NOT forgotten that many of you may have run for years in a way that you find comfortable, we have the footwear to accomodate you, as we still carry all the traditional models even though we are getting the accolade of BAREFOOTERS.
By learning about barefoot running we have become much more informed about running on the whole. Natural running is what the worlds top athletes all use to achieve their goals. There are very few, if any, exceptions. No other store can give you the information as honestly and informed as we can, which means you get to choose your footwear with confidence.
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