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By: Kevin Coleman
May 18th, 2022

When you want to buy new running shoes, it is easy to become overwhelmed with options. You could order a new pair online, but unless you know exactly what you wear, buying shoes off blind faith does not always work out well. Since running shoes are so vital to your sport, it is usually best to go to the store and try them on. If you live in Tuscaloosa, it is easy to find a running shoe store close by, but difficult to choose just one to visit. Where should you go?  

Run | Personal Training

By: Mike Eskridge
May 18th, 2022

When you want to buy new running shoes, it is easy to become overwhelmed with options. You could order a new pair online, but unless you know exactly what you wear, buying shoes off blind faith does not always work out well. Since running shoes are so vital to your sport, it is usually best to go to the store and try them on. If you live in Birmingham, it is easy to find a running shoe store close by, but difficult to choose just one to visit. Where should you go?  

Run | Sports Performance | Personal Training

By: Mallie Wilson Rickard
March 24th, 2022

If you are beginning a new fitness program, you may hear your instructor or trainer mention activating your “glutes.” While you have probably heard the word before, you may not know why they matter to your fitness. What even are they, and how do they affect your daily movement? 

Run | Sports Performance

By: Mike Eskridge
February 23rd, 2022

Buying new shoes can be overwhelming. You could just get the most popular thing on the market, or you could spend hours reading articles and product reviews to try and figure out which shoe is really the best. With running and walking shoes, especially, it seems like everyone has an opinion about which ones are the best. But what’s the difference? Do you need a pair of shoes for each activity? 

Run | Sports Performance

By: Lauren Hendrix
February 23rd, 2022

When you want to get serious about running as a sport, there are a few things you need to consider. First, you think about your goals. Do you want to do that marathon with your friends next year, or just learn to love running as a daily activity? Then, once you figure out your goals, it may be time to go shoe shopping. But how do you know what shoes would suit you best? 

Run | Sports Performance

By: Mike Eskridge
February 10th, 2022

In any sport, there is a drive for constant improvement. The most successful athletes are the ones whose drive for improvement never fades. There is a constant hunger to be faster and prevent injury for runners, especially. But when you want to adjust your training to promote better running mechanics, where should you start? What should you focus on? 

Run | Sports Performance

By: Mike Eskridge
January 12th, 2022

When you look at a picture of a Tyrannosaurus rex, you can quickly figure out what they were built to do. With 6-12 inch teeth and a powerful jaw, as well as solid thighs and enormous feet, you see immediately that this dinosaur was built to run after and eat other dinosaurs. It would be terrifying to meet one in real life, but you may get one chuckle out of the experience - seeing its arms. T-rex’s are famous for their tiny arms, which look pretty funny compared to the other huge parts of their body. 

Run | Sports Performance

By: Lauren Hendrix
January 12th, 2022

There is no other sport that has inherent freedom like running. It requires no equipment, no gym membership, no team - just your body, and the sheer will to always be better. Running is truly unique in the sports world, and runners are consequently exceptional athletes. Because other than shoes, your body is the only equipment required, it requires extensive care to maintain performance. But how do you figure out what your body needs to recover and perform to meet your goals? Where should you go for this kind of specialized advice? 

Run | Sports Performance

By: Mike Eskridge
December 29th, 2021

They say you are what you eat, which is partially true in that what you eat influences directly how your body performs. To say it differently, you get out what you put in. If you only feed your body lousy food, you are guaranteed not to perform as well as you would like. 

Run | Sports Performance

By: Mike Eskridge
December 29th, 2021

Many runners know what it is like to run through pain. You wake up in the morning with a sore knee, but you go out and run anyway because usually, your pain goes away after a minute. But what if it doesn’t go away? What if you seriously injure yourself because you do not know when to stop?