Category Archives: Wellness

Loosen up Those Tight Hips with the Lizard Pose

Hips tight after a long day in the office and/or traffic? Loosen them up before your evening run with the lizard pose, a great movement to work on hip mobility and activate your glutes! Coach Phil guides you through this variation on the runner’s stretch. Philip Levi is an elite level health coach based in […]

Want to Become a More Efficient Runner? Tackle Those Hills!

If running hills is a struggle for you, you are not alone! Hills are a struggle for many runners. Both uphill and downhill can cause increased fatigue, increased exertion, and pain. All these issues can be reduced if we run hills differently. Ultimately, if we run the hills properly to minimize these issues, we are […]

Improve Mobility with the High Knee to Sumo Squat

Turn the high knee stretch into something a little more dynamic by adding a sumo squat! Coach Phil shows you how to add in some work for the glutes and ankles, improving your mobility on the run. Philip Levi is an elite level health coach based in Burlingame, CA. You can follow him on Instagram […]

Tighten up the Core and Oblique using the High Side Plank with Reach

Every runner needs to work on their stabilizers to stay healthy during training. If your plank form is on point, kick the difficulty up a notch with the high side plank with reach – Coach Philip Levi demonstrates proper form! Philip Levi is an elite level health coach based in Burlingame, CA. You can follow […]

Why Leaking While Running Isn’t OK – Part 3: Strengthening Your Pelvic Floor

Welcome back to the third and final installment of this pelvic health series! Before I dive into today’s material, let’s quickly review what we’ve covered so far… In part one: We talked about how leaking while running is common (one in three ladies!) but not normal, and a sign of pelvic floor dysfunction. These symptoms can […]

Become a More Explosive Runner Using the Jumping Split Lunge

Got the lunge down? It’s a great stretch, but you can make it more dynamic to work on improving the body control needed for sound acceleration and deceleration. Coach Philip Levi demonstrates the jumping split lunge — like always, make sure your form is on point before tackling these too aggressively! Philip Levi is an elite […]

Try the High Knee with Freeze to Improve Your Form and Work the Glutes

The glutes need to work to drive you forward when running any distance. Try a few reps of the high knee with freeze – do them consistently, and you might notice a huge improvement in your running form, power, and speed. Coach Philip Levi runs you though them! Philip Levi is an elite level health […]

What’s Causing My Muscle Cramps?

As the weather is warming up, more issues with cramping in the calves are popping up in my conversations with runners, especially as mileage increases and/or people are spending more time on the trails. Muscle cramps occur for many reasons, but the main three I find when dealing with runners are hydration, electrolytes, and mobility […]

Overstriding Can Contribute to Injuries – Here’s How to Address It

Are you plagued with chronic injuries from running? Never been able to make sense of it? Many of our running injuries are due to our running technique, and that means many of your injuries and issues can be resolved by finding and addressing the faults in your form. Running technique is not something most runners […]

What’s Causing My Back Pain?

The back plays a huge role when it comes to running, but sometimes we make it do more than it should. Back pain while or after running a fairly common occurrence, but it is not considered a normal thing. Translation: it should not occur and is highly avoidable. So why does it happen so often? […]