STRIDE is a six stage, learn to run system targeted towards Registered Fitness Professionals (encompassing Gym Instructors, Personal Trainers and Group Exercise Instructors) along with children, adults and trainers for any sport or activity that involves running. STRIDE is a structured system to help improve running form and technique so people can participate and enjoy any activity that involves running. The program will also provide tools and techniques to assist build strength to assist with injury prevention. The course was written and developed by Peter Annis-Brown, a running technique specialist and accredited athletics coach with a lifetime involvement in sport and exercise. STRIDE stands for Speed, Timing, Right angle, Ideal posture, Direction and Exercise everything.
This innovative, online course is comprised of six topics and within each there are a number of sections. Each topic contains a range of materials that are written, interactive and include video and online links as well as a selection of practical readings. Each resource is specifically chosen to give practical examples with a focus at all times on practical coaching of the essentials of running.
To help with your learning and potential accreditation (if required) there is a quiz at the end of the course. This isn’t particularly hard – it is merely meant to check your knowledge and give you some feedback. You can take and retake each quiz as many times as you like.
The course will take you somewhere between 45 and 90 minutes if you were to undertake it in a single sitting. This is dependent on your own learning style and whether you access the additional material. You can also take the course in small chunks and come back to it at any time.
The best thing about the course is that it is optimised for delivery across every single device you can name! So use your tablet, phone or computer, sit back, relax and start the course via the button above.
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