Build your foundational, running strength


 Are you a woman who wants to run?

Do you want to get back to running after injury?

Do you want to become a better, stronger runner so you can reach whatever goals you set yourself?

Are you afraid of leaking when you’re running? Or have pain with running?

Are you tired of niggles stopping you from running as far, or as often, as you would like?


Image of a female runner pointing out the common running injuries - patellofemoral pain, shin splints, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, piriformis syndrome, IT band syndrome, calf strain, ankle sprain, achilles bursitis

Then the Fit to Run programme is for you!

Did you know?

  • For women over 35 who run, their most common injuries are foot and ankle related?
  • That over one quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet, so if they’re not happy, nothing else will be!
  • That if you’re leaking with running, it may be more important to work on hip mobility rather than isolated pelvic floor ‘clenching’!

This six week programme, created by Holistic Core Restore® Clinical Advisor & Women’s Health Physiotherapist Michelle Lyons, is designed to give you the very best for your new or already established running habit – literally from the ground up! Delivered by Coach Nicola, a HCR® and UK Athletics Running coach, this programme is unique because it’s specifically designed with a woman’s body in mind, especially in terms of Pelvic Health because at the end of the day, women’s bodies are different to men’s and all exercise/rehab programming needs to be made bespoke for each woman.

Over the course of six weeks, we will cover all the key areas of running in comfort and with ease.  We’ll cover foot and ankle mobility and strength initially, and over the 6 week course, we’ll work together on building resilience in your calves and shins, improving your knees and hips, gain mobility in your spine and pelvis and show you how to put it all together. We’re not guaranteeing that you’ll end up beating Mo Farrah any time soon but we will be giving you the tools to help you ‘control your controllables’ when it comes to the most common injuries women who run have to deal with.

So, Whats Involved?

When you're sure you want to join the programme and have paid below to reserve your spot,  you'll be asked to complete our online Pre-Screening to ensure that this Fit to Run programme is right for you and to get a better idea of your individual needs.

I will then connect with you to discuss the Pre-Screening, so that we know where you are on your running journey and so that the programme can truly be tailored to your needs before we begin the group sessions.

You'll then be all set to attend for your first online group session and begin your journey towards developing an awesome foundation of running strength!

There are a maximum of 8 places on each course, so if you truly feel this programme is for you, please don't delay in getting in touch for more information or simply signing up below.

two women running, one facing in a black and orange outfit and a one from the side wearing a black outfit

When and Where Is this Course?

Delivered direct to your home via Zoom

Online Class Dates (Mondays 8.15pm - 9.30pm)

6 weeks starting 20 September (20, 27 September, 4, 11, 18 and 25 October 2021)

Your Investment: £87 for 6 weeks

What is included?

  • 6 weekly live sessions via Zoom where we work together to strengthen and mobilise the key areas to improve your running and target the hot spots of injury for women.

  • Access to videos and handouts to help you work on your target areas.

  • A dedicated WhatsApp group with support and advice from an encouraging running coach who wants you to succeed.

This course can also be delivered as a one to one programme and booked for running groups. Please contact me to find out more.

Additional Information and FAQs

Throughout the course we will be using some small equipment. This includes yoga tune up ball/tennis ball/foam practice golf ball, small pilates ball, yoga blocks/books of similar height, resistance band, yoga mat, eye pillow/sock, massage ball, towel, chair.
Fit to Run is a stand alone programme that will support and improve your running but does not include any scheduled runs. You can follow your existing training programme or we can discuss a personalised running programme in addition to Fit to Run.
The Fit to Run programme is a unique programme specifically designed with a woman’s body in mind, especially in terms of Pelvic Health. If you are a male runner who wishes to improve your strength, mobility and reduce your risk of injury please contact me to discuss my online and in person coaching which will be tailored to your specific needs.