Running Strength and Conditioning

Running Strength and Conditioning 2021-04-05T05:05:32+00:00


Taking a proactive approach to injury prevention starts with a structured plan and increasing the physical readiness of a runner. Often over looked, strength and conditioning for runners is becoming increasingly important in reducing the risk of injury and enhancing performance. As well as building stronger, faster runners, strength training enables you to train more consistently, thus leading to improved performances.

How does running strength training differ from personal training?

As a runner myself who has overcome a series of serious injuries I have experienced first hand the importance of a well designed gym programme. The running strength aspect of my work involves preparing runners for the specific demands of running. Personal training is a more generic approach to your overall fitness and includes aspects such as weight loss, fat loss and living an overall healthier lifestyle. With regards strength and conditioning for runners, I am focusing on performance and helping you become the best runners you can be.

Putting on muscle bulk isn’t advisable for endurance runners, getting stronger without adding unwanted mass is the goal with the strength training.

One Session

30£Per Session
  • Running specific strength and conditioning session

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160£For 8 Sessions
  • Block booking of 8 sessions

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    Sophie Mellor The Personal Trainer

    Initially qualifying as a personal trainer in 2010 I have worked in the fitness industry ever since as well as competing as a runner. Through my background as an athlete I have focused on working as a strength and conditioning coach with runners helping to reduce their risk of injury and improve their speed.

    Build stronger, faster runners and prevent injury.

    In all sports we experience highs and lows and after a catalogue of injuries, (stress fracture, torn plantar fascia, torn calf) and finally undergoing knee surgery in 2018 I have spent hours in the gym rehabbing and improving my general conditioning. Often it’s through the lows that we learn more. I have worked with some of the UK’s leading physiotherapists and strength coaches including Chris Bramah and have learnt so much more about my body and what it takes to deal both mentally and physically with injuries. I want to make the most of these experiences helping others avoid the same issues I’ve had and ultimately helping runners become stronger and faster.

    Having moved to the Stockport area in 2016 having re-located from Liverpool I joined the team at Benchmark in Stockport and have since developed a great understanding and knowledge of what it takes to help transform peoples lives through fitness. I currently lead FITT classes and offer support at the lifting classes working with a range of clients.