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Set yourself up for a lifetime of injury-free running

Whether you’re brand new to running, returning from an injury, or remaining active while aging, you can create a foundation for healthy movement with ChiRunning.

Begin Your Journey with Confidence

Running is a safe and effective way to get (and stay) fit at any age.

Bring the ChiRunning technique into your body and move with confidence. Since 1999, we’ve helped thousands of beginning runners develop and transform their technique––reducing, preventing, and recovering from injuries.

Yet, ChiRunning isn’t just about running. It’s about the principles that empower you to live a healthy and balanced life.

There is a Right Way to Run

Running isn’t about what you can do – it’s about how you do it.

It’s easier than you think! ChiRunning has developed step-by-step lessons to show you how to run with less impact and less effort.

We’ll show you how relaxation and natural efficiency can become an integral part of how you move your body. You’ll discover that every run is a simple, effortless and fresh experience.

Move the Way your Body is Meant To

Running is for everyone: Create a healthy lifelong running practice with the ChiRunning Book & DVD Package.

  • Learn how and why ChiRunning works
  • Thorough explanations and clear sequential instructions
  • Illustrations to help you visualize the technique
  • 10 easy-to-follow lessons to facilitate learning at your own pace
  • Learn how to adapt your technique for hills, trails and on treadmills
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ChiRun a 5K, Injury-Free

Stay energized and confident running a 5K and finish feeling fabulous

  • Learn the technique while you train
  • Begin with a steady program designed for your success
  • Start where you are––set and reach new goals
  • Use our effective and safe training strategies for your 5K
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Start Moving with ChiWalk-Run

Efficiently and safely transition between walking and running

  • Daily workouts that keep you motivated and pain-free
  • Take walk breaks to decrease fatigue while building endurance
  • Reduce impact and prevent injuries so you can stay on track to optimal fitness
  • Burn fat, tone your muscles, and boost your energy
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Introducing the ChiRunning School

New to running? Already a runner? ChiRunning School can help you reach your goals.

In this course I reveal the BEST PRACTICES I’ve learned and developed over my career.

You will receive over 100 easy-to-follow Video Lessons, each with an Audio Download to take with you on the run, where I’ll whisper in your ear and support your progress.

  • Over 100 weekly video lessons
  • Audio downloads included with each lesson to take on the run
  • The ChiRunning, ChiWalking, and Chi Walk-Run digital DVDs
  • Ebooks for deeper understanding
  • Private group Facebook page for support and inspiration
  • Monthly Live Webinars with Danny on training, technique, mindset and more
  • Private video conferences with Danny

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What others are saying...

It was only around 2002/03 after a terribly painful experience in my first marathon that I finally let go of my attachments to “the old way” and started to Chi run full time. During the first 6 months of 2003 I finally felt like I “got it.” It was a feeling…

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“I had no muscle fatigue, no stiffness, no soreness, no blisters, no form breakdown, no hallucinations, no visits to the medical tent, and no need for recovery immediately after or days after the race.”

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Two ultras this year were important to me, as I wanted to advance to more trail running via minimalist/barefoot running on a 100% plant based diet while moving beyond the marathon. With the ChiRun technique, I accomplished my goals…

 

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ChiRunning App

Bring Danny on your next run!

Get on the fast track to great running with the ChiRunning App which includes video lessons and on-the-run audio coaching from Danny Dreyer, creator of ChiRunning.

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