Mike Meagher

Upstate NY (includes Central NY, Western NY, Southern Tier), Northern and Central PA

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Certified Since May 2014
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Mike Meagher

After years of living a sedentary lifestyle and suffering the health-related effects, I became serious about running as part of a diet and exercise program. While I enjoyed running, I was chronically injured and dreaded the pain that always followed.

When researching cures for running-related injuries (shin splints, knee pain, lower back pain) and trying the recommended treatments, I kept seeing websites and videos about ChiRunning. Could I really avoid injuries by changing the way I was running? Being able to address the source of the problems made a lot more sense than only treating the symptoms. Intrigued at the concept, I purchased the book and DVD and attempted to learn on my own.

While I did see some improvements in my running by applying the techniques shown in the book and on the DVD, I always felt that I was missing something. It was not until I attended a week-long ChiRunning seminar taught by Danny Dreyer (founder of ChiRunning) that I experienced the breakthrough I was seeking. The week was filled with ‘ah-ha’ moments as all the pieces of the ChiRunning technique came together and I truly felt the pure joy of running.

The transformation I have experienced with consistent practice of ChiRunning has been nothing short of profound. Running not only became effortless, but much more enjoyable. I have avoided injuries, been able to run distances I never thought possible and have made significant improvements in my race times.

My experiences with ChiRunning led me to become a certified ChiRunning / ChiWalking Instructor so that I could share the joy of running with others. Whatever your reasons for being here (suffering from chronic running-related injuries, you’re a beginning runner and want to learn proper form, you’ve tried running and didn’t enjoy it, you want to run faster and/or farther, you want to continue running for many more years, or you want to integrate running in your exercise program) I can teach you how with the ChiRunning and ChiWalking techniques.

ChiRunning/ChiWalking experience:

  • Certified as an instructor in 2014
  • Assisted Danny Dreyer at a week-long workshop at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health (Stockbridge, MA) in August 2015
  • Attended ChiRunning Instructor Weekend in November 2015
  • Promoted to Senior Instructor in January 2017
  • Assisted Danny Dreyer at ChiRunning/ChiWalking Instructor Training in April 2017
  • Attended ChiRunning Instructor Weekend in November 2018

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Personal Bests

Distance Completion Time Placement Race Name / Location Year
Ultra Marathons 7:29 Bulldog 50K / Calabasas, CA 2018

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Ultra Marathons



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