ChiRunning Workshops June 22 & 23 at CMC/DHK

May 01, 2013
Keene, NH

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Two unique workshops about ChiRunning®, a technique to run easier and injury-free, will be offered at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene on Saturday, June 22 from 9 am to 4 pm and on Sunday, June 23 from 9 am to 1 pm.

Led by Vince Vaccaro, a Master ChiRunning® and ChiWalking® Coach, the courses will focus on learning basic components of the ChiRunning® technique that will be able to be carried forward in personal running programs. Vince will guide participants through many demonstrations, fun exercises and technique drills designed for all types of walkers and runners - the nature of the sessions will be relaxed, full, and inspiring.

The Saturday morning session will include: introduction of the ChiRunning® form, keys to effortless and injury-free running, personal check-in tricks and tools, core muscle drills and exercise and more. Afternoon session will cover pre-run body looseners, post-run stretches, and building your running program with essential workouts, such as: techniques for hill and drills, and exercise to improve form. The Sunday half-day session is a Level II workshop and will cover improving your running efficiency in 3 gears, cadence and metronome use, breathing practices, and multiple video analyses of participants to augment learning. 

Instruction will be led both indoors, in Auditorium A & B, and outdoors, rain or shine. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers appropriate to the day’s weather. Cost for full day workshop on Saturday is $225 per person, half-day Sunday workshop is $145 per person. Learn more and register online today: Saturday session click here, Sunday session click here. Questions about the workshop can be directed to our Orthopeadics Department at 603-354-5482.

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is a nonprofit community hospital and clinic with a mission to lead our community to become the nation’s healthiest through our clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time. Founded by CMC/D-HK, Vision 2020 is a community-wide health initiative designed to actively engage the citizens of Cheshire County in the process of becoming the nation's healthiest community by 2020. To learn more, call 603-354-5400 or visit

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