Running group for beginners, occasional runners and those who can’t run enough!
Anyone who loves running, wants to try running and wants a community of support
8 weeks: April 11th – May 30th
Bread & Honey Festival in Streetsville – June 3rd
New moms, returned to work moms, or ladies looking to get back out or try something new!
Were you an avid runner and took a break – maybe baby came along? Went back to work – want start up again? Whether you’re with baby or on your own – new mom or have always want to learn to run – join us to learn to run safely and properly to build endurance and strength.
This running series is for ladies with or without strollers. We’ll work on proper running techniques, how to properly get back into running after baby and improve your endurance over 8 weeks.
Each participant will set and work on their own individual goals – but as a group we’ll support & encourage each other every week.
Then it’s time to celebrate with the Bread & Honey Festivals 5km Run on Sunday June 3rd!
Spots are limited. Reserve your spot now!
8 Weeks starting April 11th, 2018
Every Wednesdays at 7 pm starting April 11th, last practice run Wednesday May 30th.
Put aside 45-55 mins for our sessions – This includes warm up, running (approx 30 mins) and cool down & stretch
Each week we will work with participants on running techniques, breathing and endurance. We will incorporate timed running intervals, running for 5 mins walking for 1 min (as one example) and work towards increasing each week.
Not every participant will begin at the same stage. We’ll work in small groups – ensuring to match fitness levels – to help encourage and support each other to meeting your goals.
Each participant will be provided with the tools and techniques to, if they choose, to run in between sessions.
We will meet at the JC Saddington Park – 53 Lake St, Mississauga, ON L5B 3Y3 and use the wonderful Port Credit Waterfront as our trail. All Stroller Friendly if baby is coming along.
Participants are invited to leave bags, keys etc at the Studio for safe keeping.
On June 3rd, 2018 – we finish off our 8 week series with the Bread & Honey Festival 5km run in Streetsville.
Full 8 week series: $115.00 + HST
Let’s break this down – Your registration fee will cover:
5Km Race Entry Fee: $40 (if we have 10 and over in our group), $50 for a group of less than 10
Fitness by the Lake Running Shirt: $25.00
8 Weekly Running Session: $5/week ($40) – Ya you read that right
Owner & Operator, Fitness by the Lake
What will I need to bring?
The right gear can make all the difference. It’s important that you have a proper pair of running shoes. Grabbing an old pair of Gym shoes or your everyday sneakers will lead to muscle soreness and cramping. We all have different running styles – so no one show will be right for everyone. Here’s a link to a great Runstastic article to help you determine the type of shoe that is best for you. Choosing the Right Running Show
Always ensure you have water with you to stay hydrated and avoid muscle cramps. It’s also important to drink water prior to our run session as well. Dress for the weather. Layers is always a good idea as it may be chilly to start – but as your body warms up, it’s easy enough to take a layer off.
I have a toddler, toddler & baby, or will be running on my own sans kids – can I still participate?
Absolutley – this group if for women who’d like to start running or have a running community to join – whether you have your toddler with you, your toddler and baby or you’re on your own – it’s for everyone.
I have never run before, but like the idea of starting with a group, is this right for me?
We welcome new comers! Learning with a group provides you with not only the confidence to start and complete your training and race, but with a community to encourage and support you.
I used to run all the time before baby, when is the right time to start again?
It is extremely important that you’ve been cleared by your doctor to begin regular exercise. Once you’ve been cleared, next is to understand your limitations. Your body needs time to recover. If you’re running without baby, we can start slow with walking and running intervals. If you’ve opted to run with baby/stroller – we do suggest that baby is at least 6 months or when they can hold their head up to ensure safety of your baby.
Do I need a running stroller?
Proper gear when running is extremely important – whether it’s the right pair of running shoes – or a jogging stroller. Jogging strollers have large tires and adjustable shocks that minimize bouncing and ensure that your little one is comfortable. You can find affordable jogging strollers on mom groups or kijiji. It is recommended but not required. For Toddlers and older babies, many lightweight stroller will do.
I have tried running a few times since baby and it has been uncomfortable (leaking, breasts are heavy) etc. What would you suggest?
Your body needs time to recover. Sometimes we have to reconcile our minds with our bodies. If you’re experiencing leaking while running or jumping or performing normal activities, please contact a pelvic health therapist. Strengthening your pelvic floor will get you back to what you love. In the meantime, we can work with walk/run intervals that will match your comfort level.
I’ve always wanted to run but am nervous everyone will be faster or stronger than me?
Running groups have all types of fitness levels – and we can work with you to help you feel confident and strong. Your only measure will be yourself. No time limits on your 5km – the finish line is your number one goal.
Will we be running as a group on race day?
Race day is exciting! You may want to run the race on your own, but by race day find you just can’t leave the group 🙂 What you decide will be supported by everyone!
The GTA's ONLY fitness and yoga studio dedicated to expecting moms, new moms and families.
A baby, toddler and kid safe environment.
329 Lakeshore Road East
Mississauga, Port Credit, Ontario
Morning Studio Hours:
Mon & Fri: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tues -Thurs: 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Sa: 9:00 am -11:00 am
Evening Studio Hours:
Thurs: 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon, Wed, Thurs: 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm