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Women's Training Group

LEARN TO RUN BEND

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...is a beginner level, women's training group just for brand new runners, women who haven't run in a reeeeally long time, and terrified, discouraged, or reluctant would-be runners who are seeking a safe and welcoming place to learn to run a 5K.

  In this 8 week class, we'll cover important foundational running information, like running form, gear, and nutrition -

AND also subjects that will help you keep moving long after our class ends - like motivation, your big why, overcoming exercise reluctance, discovering joy in movement, and more. 

Clinics by local nutritionists, physical therapists, and personal trainers help you fuel well, get strong, and stay healthy.

Learn to Run Bend is a rich, comprehensive 5K training group experience

in the supportive company of other midlife woman beginner runners. 

Your coach is Michelle Poirot, an RRCA-certified running coach and Duke University-certified health coach

with 10 years of experience coaching beginner running groups in Central Oregon.

We meet Saturday mornings at 8am and Wednesdays at 6pm.

We'll be training for the Sisters Happy Girls 5K.

Learn to Run Bend like a BOSS. 

Our next training group starts in March 2024.

Make sure you're on my mailing list for early bird bonuses!

Or scroll on to learn more!

You want...

running to be an activity that you actually ENJOY and will keep doing!

 

movement to be something that lights you up and superpowers your day

 

to be nourished by community and the outdoors

 

to appreciate and make peace with your body

Two midlife women runners
You might:

feel like you have to be an expert before you even start!

feel like you 'should' run/walk/move regularly but struggle with motivation

not know how to get over the hump of starting - how to handle breathing, what shoes to try, what to eat, where to go, etc.

feel that your body has changed and you need to find a new jam

 

be new to town and need activity buddies

 

find yourself intimidated by the neighborhood Bendite-Olympian sprinting past your mailbox!

Learn to Run Bend will provide a safe space among supportive women where you'll be able to:

build your connection with and confidence in your body

 

experiment with running and other kinds of movement in the company of other friendly beginners

 

gently examine your past and present mindset around movement, fitness, and exercise

 

envision and enact your own sustainable running and movement practice

Midlife women's training group
McKenzie River Oregon
What's included:

Community ~ Accountability ~ Support ~ Confidence ~ Capability ~ Motivation ~ Inspiration

 

A 8 week training plan that will comfortably take you from not running  to completing a 5K!

 

First and last Saturday Retreats to build community, unearth motivation, reflect, and celebrate!

​Twice weekly workouts, on Wednesday nights at 6pm and Saturday mornings at 8am that introduce you to a variety of great running locations around Bend​

Running clinics on breathing, running form, gear, warm ups, and more​

 

Easy-to-implement mindset techniques that strengthen your motivation!

Expert​ speakers on strength training, injury prevention, and nutrition

 

​Saturday post-workout coffee hour to connect with all your new peeps!​

 

A registration discount for our goal 5K race, the Sisters Happy Girls 5K on 10/28​

Private Slack group for accountability, support, cat memes, and bad jokes

Weekly re-cap emails

An RRCA-certified running coach and Duke University-certified health coach with 10 years experience coaching beginner runners

Optional 1-on-1 coaching and/or runs with your coach

We'll talk about:

Your running practice as a tool for self-care, discovery, and general badassery

 

Making joyful and intuitive movement choices

The construction of your motivational toolkit - your vision, values, and support

 

Bringing clarity and compassion to your past experiences with movement, fitness, and exercise

Fortifying yourself against the toxic messaging of diet, fitness, and grind culture

 

Bringing mindfulness to your movement experiences

Putting your passion into action - stewarding movement communities and the local environment

 

Becoming a resilient mover with the confidence to try new things, shape your daily movement practice to your needs, energize the rest of your life, and inspire those around you

What you'll get:

A 8 week training plan that will comfortably take you from not running at all to completing a 5K!

Twice weekly workouts, on Wednesday nights at 6pm PT and Saturday mornings at 8am PT that introduce you to a variety of great running locations around Bend

Saturday post-workout coffee hour to connect with all your new peeps!

A registration discount and more for our goal 5K race, the Sisters Happy Girls 5K on 10/28

Running clinics on breathing, running form, gear, warm ups, and more

Behavior change info that puts a strong foundation under your new running practice

A private Slack group for accountability, support, and FUN

Weekly re-cap emails from your coach

Optional additional 1-on-1 coaching and/or runs with your coach

Does the idea of gleefully crossing a finish line with new running buddies make your heart sing?

Make sure you're signed up for my newsletter to take advantage of early bird registration bonuses!

 

If you missed my free Zoom workshop, How to Start Running, email me and I'll send you the video!

Want to chat directly with me?  Go here to schedule a chat at your convenience or drop me a line here.

Woman runner with medal

Hi, I'm Michelle!

I'd been coaching beginner runners for years when I added the potent magic of mindset and motivation science to help runners find and fortify their love of movement.

 

I'm passionate about empowering women through movement and I absolutely love watching runners finish their first 5K!

RRCA ~ Certified Running Coach

Duke University ~ Certified Health Coach

Oregon Licensed Massage Therapist since 2003!

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