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Running: classes and courses

Enjoy the thrill of running through guided instruction. UniSport offers a number of different running courses as well as group exercise classes for running.

Running is an efficient form of exercise, developing the respiratory tract and the circulatory organs as well as strengthening the lower limb muscles. Regular running strengthens the heart, improves blood circulation and reinforces the bones due to the vibration caused by running. In addition to the physical effects on your health, studies indicate that running has an effect on your mind. It helps you manage stress and also improves your mood and develops your memory. At UniSport, the running classes take place outside, so remember to bring outdoor clothing!

Who is it for?

The Running Fitness group exercise class is suitable for different levels of fitness, but is best for those that are already regular runners. The class includes a running warm-up, a technique section for improving running efficiency and preventing running injuries, an approximately 20-minute interval session, a muscle training section and some post-exercise flexing. The content of the interval section varies and can be adjusted to suit the level of the participants. The running training group exercise class is normally held from early spring until late autumn.

The From Walking to Running course is designed for those that have just recently started jogging but already regularly do some sort of aerobic exercise. The course offers a great opportunity to get started with jogging or running. The course will give you hints and tips for taking up running in a purposeful way. It takes you through different aspects of fitness that you will need to safely raise your running capacity. The goal of the course is to make jogging a lasting and motivating hobby. Remember to bring along outdoor exercise clothes from the very beginning of the course.

The Running School course is suitable for those who do aerobic exercise and are able to run around 5 km in one go. Are you aiming to complete a marathon or half marathon, or take part in a triathlon or some other running event? Are you aiming to make running a more multifaceted hobby? This long course will prepare you well for these goals: the course is composed of ten meetings which include lectures, tests and running exercises.

The meetings will discuss fitness exercises, a diet supporting the exercise regime, running technique and additional training improving your running skills as well as, if desired, your performance in a running event.  

During the first meeting, we will discuss the course programme and the basics of the exercises. Remember to bring along your exercise clothing and equipment from the very beginning of the course.

The Trail Running course is for those that are looking for more variety to their jogging. The course involves running on various surfaces such as sand roads, trails and woodland. On the terrain, your muscles will work in a versatile manner, and your joints will not face the same level of strain as on hard services. During the course, we can give instructions on heart rates, so you can take your heart rate monitor along.

How can I participate?

You can do running at UniSport either through the weekly group exercise classes or the courses listed above.

Bring along outdoor clothing, running shoes and a drinking bottle. It is also worth bringing a notebook to the lecture sessions of the courses.