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Run Crew

Whether you’re wanting to get more exercise, better your mental health, run your first race or hit that new PB.

This is YOUR Run Crew.

We’re coaches but we are runners first and we’ve been where you are, and we’ve also learned how beneficial it is to have the support of a crew – and proper training! Injuries suck as much as the frustration of not getting faster, or the lack of motivation to get out and run. That’s where we come in. We’re Alex and Ania, your coaches – we’re here to create a supportive safe space on your run journey – and we’ve created a program that is more than just running.

Room to grow and take things at your own pace

This 12 week program is built with your experience in mind. If you’re a non-runner, join our Learn to Run program where we start with a Run/Walk protocol and slowly build to a 5km run. If you can run at least 5km, want to get faster, stronger and better or are a bit out of practice/post healing injuries, jump into Level 2. If you’re a seasoned runner looking for a more intense training, join us at Level 3. The great thing is – if you start at one level and you’re progressing faster than expected, you graduate to the next – no need to look for somewhere else. Same goes if you realize you’re maybe a bit more tired then expected or not recovered from that injury yet – step it down a level and build back up!

What’s included

  • 12 week group running plan with 3 levels to choose from*
  • All plans include supported post race recovery
  • Weekly training session (Tuesday evening at 7pm)
  • Optional weekend social run – day/time TBD (must be able to run 5km)
  • Strength Training plan
  • Stretch & mobility exercises
  • Running tips, nutrition, race day prep and more!
  • Private Facebook Group (optional)
  • Access to your coaches via email
  • Discounts on race fees when possible

* Our goal race is Sporting Life 10km on May 10th and a 5km race TBD, however we welcome anyone no matter what your goal race…or no race at all!

If you’re training for a half marathon or marathon or looking for more personalized attention. Let’s chat and see how we can make this work for you. Additional fees may apply.

Start Date

March 3rd, 2020

Location

Exact meeting spot will be determined closer to the start date, however it will be walking distance from Dundas West and the Bloor GO station. Our runs will take us around the west end neighbourhoods, to High Park and The West Toronto Rail Path.

Don’t live in Toronto but want to join us? Send us a message!

Cost

The introductory cost works out to about $20 per week!

Full payment of $240* is required after registration is confirmed.

A 3 installment payment plan of $85* is available and payment is require at the start of each month.

*Add 13% HST to all prices

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Your Coaches

Alex Piitz

Alex is a NCCP certified triathlon coach, Ironman certified long course triathlon coach and Canfitpro personal trainer. He started running in 2012 and quickly fell in love with it as both an individual challenge and as a wonderful social experience. Since then he has completed multiple marathons and ultramarathons, and competed in dozens of triathlons ranging from Sprint to Ironman distances. In 2019 he began working as a personal trainer with the not for profit Fitness for Mental Health, providing fitness classes and personal training sessions to people living with mental illness.

Ania

Ania fell in love with running as both a social activity and an outlet for fighting feelings of depression and anxiety. After decades of saying “I can’t run because I have asthma”, she now has dozens of races under her belt, has been coaching Learn to Run, Intermediate running groups and private clients and is soon to be a NAASFP certified Run Coaching Professional. Ania has also been teaching yoga for over 8 years and brings the importance of mobility, rest and recovery to all her training plans.