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Without hesitation, Lisa was at the forefront of my training. She would answer any questions, offer advice, and even encourage me during my long runs. On May 15, 2011, I finished my first half marathon. I know I would not have survived if it weren’t for Lisa’s knowledge and expertise to help me along the way.
Hey Strong Striders!
It’s Lisa Watson and I just wanted to welcome you to my website. For those of you who do not know, I started this company with my mom, Christina Watson, in 2010. I have always been very into fitness and health. My dad got me into running when I was in middle school. We would go running when he got home from work most days of the week. And guess what, we are still running together! We train for marathons now, so we run a little bit longer then when we started out. I love running with him, he is my favorite running partner. Our favorite runs together are the ones that end at a Starbucks, since we both love coffee.
When I got into high school I started to run cross country and track. I started out with the hurdles, but soon realized that I was much better at the longer distances. I had a great running career but I did get hurt a lot more then I would have liked. I suffered with a couple of stress fractures and other pulled muscles. I continued running but was always trying to figure out what to do to not get hurt as frequently.
Once I graduated from high school, I decided to become a personal trainer. While studying the course material, it finally hit me, runners need to cross train. Up until then, I was basically just running and not doing any other forms of exercise. I finally figured out that if runners would do a combination of running and cross training, strength training and pilates, they would be much stronger overall and would be less prone to injuries.
I created this company with the main purpose being to keep runners strong and injury free. I have 2 workout DVDS, recovery bars and also offer free YouTube videos and current heath and fitness information on our blog and social media sites to help keep everyone out on the road.
I hope this helps give you a better understanding of how Strong Stride came to be! I want to help as many runners and athletes as I can be the best that they can be.
Lisa Watson, CEO
Results do not happen over night unfortunately. I would say that if you are doing our workouts at least 3 times a week along with your running/cardio routine and eating a healthy diet, you should see results in a month or two.
Our workouts work your entire body with an emphasis on your core, glues and hips. These areas are key to staying injury free while running and are often forgotten about in a traditional strength training workout.
Our program will strengthen your whole body helping you stay injury free and the best runner you can be. Strong Stride will help you achieve your running and health and fitness goals.
Our first Strong Stride DVD consists of mainly pilates. There are 2 pilates programs and they are both divided up into specific muscle groups sections so you can chose which muscles you want to work or you can just do the whole workout. It also has 4 strength training workouts and a bonus dynamic warmup to do before running.
Our cardio strength DVD requires no equipment and has 3 different workouts, upper body, lower body and core. All of the workouts are high intensity, with a lot of jumping. You will get a great workout in a short amount of time.
We are going to try to make these videos fun and exciting. They won't be full length workouts, but will demonstrate and explain how to do each move and how many times to repeat it. Each one will have a different focus to help keep your workout routine new and fresh. They will be a great compliment to our 2 workout DVDs.
I would recommend that you do at least 1 pilates workout (there are 2 different programs) and 1 strength training workout (there are 4 different workouts) off of the original DVD and 1 cardio strength workout (there are 3 different workouts) off of our second DVD. You can alternate each week with different workouts since there are plenty of options on both DVDs. Also you can try to add one of our youtube videos as well for and extra challenge. So that is 4 workouts a week Obviously that is a more advanced plan. If you are just starting out I would recommend you do 2 workouts a week. 1 pilates workout and 1 strength training workout, which are both on our original DVD.
This one depends on your fitness level, how many times a week you run and how much time you have to workout each day. I would say that you need a least 1 complete off day a week. So somedays you will need to do both a run and workout on the same day. Try to do shorter runs on those days and leave your longer runs or speed work workouts for days that you aren't also doing one of our workouts. Sometimes you will not feel like doing everything and when you feel that way it is ok to skip a workout or a run to give yourself the rest that you need. Never feel guilty about giving your body a little extra rest. You will come back stronger the next day and have a much better, high quality workout. These are just guidelines, you need to listen to you own body and customize a workout routine that workouts well for you.
For most of our workouts you will just need yourself! We do a lot of bodyweight moves that you may want a mat for, but you don't need to have one. Our only workout that requires equipment is the strength training sections on the originally DVD, we use dumbbells and a resistance band. For our youtube videos, they will mainly not require any equipment, but you might occasionally need dumbbells and something to step up on.
NO! Strong Stride welcomes all levels of runners, whether you are just starting out with a run/walk to serious marathon runners. Our main goal is to help you become a better runner and to stay injury free in the process. We hope that the Strong Stride lifestyle will help you achieve your health and fitness goals and that it will continue to challenge you to become that best version of yourself.
Please be advised that there are risks involved in participating in any exercise program. Not all exercise is suitable for everyone. To reduce the risk of injury, consult your doctor before beginning this or any exercise program. The instruction presented herein is in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. By participating in the StrongStride exercise program, DVD, Website, or by using the StrongStride Fit Grip and resistance bands, participants are assuming all risks of injury that may result. StrongStride, our instructors, and our third parties shall not be liable for any claims for injuries or damages whatsoever, resulting from or connected with StrongStride Exercise Program, use of the StrongStride DVDs or StrongStride Website or by using the StrongStride Fit Grip and resistance bands. We further disclaim any liability caused by intentional or unintentional negligence.