Running Made Easy
Running Made Easy is the original ‘learn to run’ course that, since 2009, has inspired over 4,000 complete beginners to get active and start running – slowly, one step at a time.
There’s no shouting instructors, pushing you beyond your comfort zone, no aching limbs, no running until you can’t breathe and trying to keep up with super fit people running like the wind ahead of you. There’s just enjoyable classes with supportive instructors and friendly chats.
Running Made Easy has been developed over the years using our own experience and expertise and, most importantly, participant feedback. It is a course that’s been designed for YOU and it’s designed to be enjoyed by you!
Most of our instructors have gone from couch potatoes to qualified fitness instructors themselves. They know how hard it is to get started and how nervous you are coming to your first class because they’ve been where you are! They’re able to relate to you and are hence better able to inspire you to transform your life, just like they did.
Running Made Easy is perfect for anyone who would like to get a bit fitter and wants to do it in a friendly, supportive environment where everyone is good enough. Couch potatoes, gym avoiders and exercise evaders are particularly welcome and we guarantee that you’ll be surprised at just how enjoyable and effective you find our classes.
In the space of a couple of months Run with Tina has turned me from a person that could find any excuse under the sun not to exercise into someone who looks forward to going for a 5km run three times a week! Our instructor offers brilliant support & encouragement to beginners that in no time at all you’ll be amazed that you can run so far in such a short space of time!Gillian
How does it work?
- We use a gentle walk-run method starting with more walking than running. Our pace is slow!
- Small classes of max 20 people allow our instructors to make sure no one falls behind and everyone receives plenty of individual support
- Our aim is to have everyone leave each class feeling good about themselves – exercise should be enjoyed!
What will you learn?
- Warming up, cooling down, stretching and other injury prevention tips
- Proper breathing techniques that make running easier
- Good posture & technique
- Improve your body awareness (helps you relax and reduce your injury risk)
- Tonnes of training advice on pacing, gear, training schedule etc – everything you need to know about running!
The couch potato line was what drew me into joining Run with Tina in the first place. I was quite unfit and had little motivation to change. I was apprehensive that when I joined, the class would be full of people that were super fit already but there was no need for me to worry. The teaching method is great and it makes you actually enjoy running. One year on and I’m still keeping it up. Thanks for everything Tina!Niamh
What results can you expect?
Some of the results you can expect after 8 weeks:
- Get fitter and lose weight
- Learn to enjoy exercise (yes, really!)
- Exercise becomes a habit – running will be an important part of your routine after this 8 weeks.
- Improved health – both, mental and physical.
- Make new friends
Who is it for?
- This course is especially designed for complete couch potatoes!
- No experience needed
- Great for weight loss, general health, mental health, stress relief and a bit of ‘me time’
- All our classes are for women only
- You must be at least 18 years old to take part
….the breathing and the stretching have made all the difference… It doesn’t matter what age you are….I’m 44 and am thoroughly enjoying the camaraderie and the running…Our instructor keeps a watchful eye on your posture and gives us good advice and positive feedback.Leona
Running Made Easy schedule
Running Made Easy course is 8 weeks/16 classes. Classes are 45 minutes.
Price: €128 (€8/class)
Herbert Park, Dublin
Mondays and Wednesdays at 6.30pm
Mondays & Wednesdays 6.30pm
*Note: this course is once a week only, 10 weeks/10 classes, €80
Marlay Park, Dublin
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm
Lee Fields, Cork
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm
10th October, Tues/Thurs 7.30pm
Phoenix Park, Dublin
15th August, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm (Rachel)
12th September, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.30pm (Gita)
Classes back in September 2017 (instructor on maternity leave!)
Details: The course is 8 weeks, twice a week/16 classes. Each class is 45 minutes.
Cost: €128 (just €8 per class!)
Repeaters: If you have done this course before, please remember to use your discount code to get 15% off (if you do not have the code, just email us or contact us through social media).
Venues: Exact meeting point details will be emailed to registered participants 24hrs before course starts
Payments: Courses must be paid in full in advance to secure your place. No refunds or transfers can be given for missed classes – please make sure you’re in good health, injury free and have the time to attend classes before you sign up!
Important: You must be in good health to take part. We presume that you have had a recent doctor’s check up and have no injuries. All participants must sign a waiver before taking part.
Age: You must be 18+ to participate. Children 15+ can take part with a parent/guardian.
Advance booking is necessary as we only have limited places on each course.
Why Running Made Easy?
Most new runners give up after few weeks. The most common reasons for giving up are injuries and lack of motivation. Beginner runners injure themselves easily because they fail to warm up and cool down properly, over train (ie do too much too soon), run with poor technique or lack body awareness and miss the first signs of injuries. People lose motivation because running is hard when you do not know how to pace yourself and do too much too soon.
With Running Made Easy, you’ll be able to avoid all the above. You’ll have a qualified instructor guiding you so that your chances of injury are significantly less. We use methods and techniques specifically designed for people like you – people who have not done exercise in a long time (if ever) and who’s bodies might be bit stiff and achy thanks to sedentary lifestyle. You’ll discover that with the right approach, what used to be hard, becomes doable, even easy. You’ll enjoy it and stay motivated. You’ll be with other women who are similar to you, which makes it easier to stay motivated.
Frequently Asked Questions
I had a baby recently, how soon can I start running?
You should wait a minimum of 12 weeks after natural birth and 6 months after a c-section. We recommend before taking up running, you do some post-natal pilates to build up your core strength and stability in order to prevent lower back and hip pain/injuries (which are common postnatally).
I'm pregnant, can I start running?
No. Our classes are not suitable during pregnancy.
I suffer from shin splints or another injury/ache, can I join?
If you already suffer with shin splints or any other injury/ache or pain, it is advisable to take care of that first as running is only going to make it worse. The best thing to do is go to a physio for advice and treatment.
I am overweight, can I join?
Yes! As long as you are healthy, have no injuries and your doctor is happy for you to do weight bearing exercise. However, please do note that if you find walking a challenge and get easily out of breath while walking, it is best to stick with that until your fitness improves. Feel free to email Tina for tips on how to get started!
What is your refund policy?
For full refund, you must cancel 24hrs before your course starts. No refunds will be given once your course has commenced.