Week One: February 25, 2014
Charles Eurydice Gray
TO EFFICIENT FORM AND BEYOND
Girls just want to have run…and Chuck believes there is run in all of us! Whether taking those first uneasy strides or powering our way through miles and miles, we may all benefit from examining our form. We’ll move through basic running form, then on to more subtle stride variations. Chuck Gray is the founder of SheGo and the president of the running rEVOLUTION (Warren) and is on a mission to help everybody be the best they can be.
Week Two: March 4, 2014
Gregory W. Coppola, D.O., FAOASM
THE INTEGRATIVE RUNNER
Dr. Coppola is a Sports and Integrative Medicine Specialist with MAE and Clinical Professor of Sports Medicine at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). He received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his family medicine residency at East Tennesee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine where he served as chief resident. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Michigan State University and is currently a fellow within Andrew Weil’s Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona. In addition, he received prolotherapy training at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is a licensed medical acupuncturist, having received his training at Stanford University. Dr. Coppola is board certified in sports medicine, family medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine. He also serves as a team physician for the Erie Bayhawks.
Week Three: March 11, 2014
PICKING UP THE PACE – TRAINING TECHNIQUES TO INCREASE PACE FOR EVERY RUNNING STYLE
Pan is a native of Warren and he ran track and xc at Warren Area High School. He was captain of his 1966 State Champ team and ran track and xc at Georgetown University. He earned a BS in Foreign Service at Georgetown, an M Ed Education of Exceptional Children at Penn State and did doctoral work in Human Performance in Missouri. He coached college runners at Georgetown for ten year, Missouri for three years, Villanova for one year and Denison for 19 years and was Associate Professor of Physical Education at Denison before retiring. Pan is currently in his third year of coaching track at Beaty Middle School.
Week Four: March 18, 2014
A FEW SIMPLE CHANGES
As owner of Quantum Balance Erie, my objective is to help clients achieve maximum balance in their lives- body, mind & spirit. The human body is designed to heal itself and I provide many methods to jumpstart that innate healing process. Clients can choose from: energy healing either through Pranic Healing or Quantum Touch Energy Therapy, QiGong (gentle movement coupled with deep breathing and beautiful intentions), Life Coaching (listening and guiding without bias) or combinations of all. Each session is individualized according to client needs and wishes.
Week Five: March 25, 2014
CROSS-TRAINING, A CAUTIONARY TALE
I realized something was wrong with me every time I came down the stairs and would see myself in our mirror which is as big as the wall. I was becoming as big as that mirror! I would always question myself where did I go? I went on a quest to get better, I had tried every diet out there. I decided to go back to weight watchers. I was beginning to lose weight, because I was walking with my side kick Baylee (my yellow lab) ! I soon discovered the weight quit coming off. So I asked the girl at weight watchers why it stopped and she said, you need to get your heart rate up higher. Your body is used to your walking. So one day, Baylee and I were down at Betts walking and as I came around the corner by the highway bridge I thought we are going to start running. From that tree I said to Baylee we are going to run to the rock by the pavement by the tennis courts. So we did, I died!!! I came home and said to Paul, my husband that Baylee and I are going to start running he says, “Yeah, sure you are!!” In a couple weeks an article came out about the RUNNING REVOLUTION!!! I went the night of the meeting, not realizing that I was suppose to dress for the run that night! Here is the neat thing that happen though, I felt the energy in that room and I wanted more of that. I was in the right place. Since that night, I have been running four years…soon to start my fifth. Running changed my life, it went from BLACK AND WHITE TO COLOR!!!! Thank you, Running Revolution!!!!
Week Six: April 1, 2014
Shelly Wells is a native of Youngsville and currently lives along the shores of Chautauqua Lake (ok, the physical dwelling is across the road, but she lives on the lake!) She is a Registered Nurse, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management, holds a certification as a Guided Care Nurse, and is a certified group fitness instructor…more importantly, she is a mom, a wife, a sister, and a daughter…oh yes, and an Omi (grandma). In her house (besides her husband) live two pugs, a golden retriever, a cat, and two parakeets…and life is definitely good!
We couldn’t leave out that Shelly is one of the seven founding members of the running rEVOLUTION – WOOT WOOT!
Week Seven: April 8, 2014
FROM CHEETOS TO MARATHONS
As we wait for Beth’s official bio, let me tell you this woman is amazing. She started running with the rEVOLUTION in the big blue parking garage downtown. As she puts it, running a ramp, walking a ramp… Since that time, Beth has not only conquered such amazing feats as marathon running, but has changed her life from Cheeto couch girl to amazing and inspiring go-woman! Beth has been an inspiration, really learning the ins and outs of fueling for movement and even learning to swim! She is an awesome friend and a caring, warm woman. Yeah, Beth!
Week Eight: April 15, 2014
Dr. Jim Roberts
ASPIRE TO A MARATHON? JIM CAN HELP US ALL DREAM IT AND REALIZE IT!
Jim Roberts has been a member of the Edinboro University HPE department faculty since August 2001 and is the current Department Chairperson. He completed his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Pittsburgh, has been the Director of the HPE Human Performance Laboratory until Spring 2011. He currently is a certified Health Fitness Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); is a past president of the Mid-Atlantic ACSM (2009) and serves as faculty co-advisor for the Exercise Science Club. He has run 20 marathons and other races from the mile to the half ironman triathlon. But by the time you read this, I bet he has added a new marathon at least.
I am a lifetime runner! Running is my stress management. I like to run fast, slow, short, long, intervals, with friends and by myself. It is what keeps me sane and balanced. I also like to be able to eat what I want (within reason) and have the ability to maintain a healthy weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, etc.
Week Nine: April 22, 2014
SHOULD YOU CONSIDER CHANGING YOUR RUNNING FORM?
Hello, my name is Jennifer Dilks and I am addicted to running. My love of running began in 2007 by running one block, then walking the next, and so on. I remember when 3 miles used to be my long runs. I have now completed numerous 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons and three Complete Tango races. I will be speaking on maximizing your running form to improve efficiency. rEVOLUTIONaries will be encouraged to participate.
Week Ten: April 29, 2014
TRANSFORMATION THROUGH RUNNING AND STARTING A STREAK
By the time I speak I will be 51 years old and will be in my 6th year of running and 5th year of marathons and ultras. I should be coming up to 2.5 years of running every day and just a couple of weeks from running the Boston marathon. I have lost over 100 pounds through running mostly but I do weight train, swim some and bike too but running is my passion. I am retired from the US Navy.