Introducing Our podRUN Group!

 In Yoga Studio

Our yoga studio is all about getting involved in the community — from rooftop yoga classes at C.B & Potts to being a community partner at the Fort Collins Fitness Festival, we are committed to linking yoga to our greater community.

It’s in this spirit that we are introducing our new podRUN cross-training program starting on July 17! The goal of this group is to train for the Fortitude 10K which takes place on September 3, 2018 (Labor Day Weekend).

Even if you don’t consider yourself a runner (yet) but might be looking for a way to supplement your yoga routine, podRUN is just the challenge for you.

Learn more about this unique yoga studio opportunity, and push yourself to try it today!

What is podRUN?

podRUN is Yoga Pod Fort Collins’ own running group! It’s made up of yogis who want to stay active off the mat and run the Fortitude 10k. It’s scientifically proven that individuals are more likely to meet fitness goals when they have a supportive group with which to train — so, we hope that by bringing yogis and runners together, we can harness that energy and potential. Plus, it’s just more fun to run with other people.

What are the running details?

podRUN will meet at our yoga studio in Fort Collins on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:00 a.m. (we know, it’s early, but when else will it be below 98 degrees?). On these mornings, we’ll do a 30-minute group run (between two and four miles), and then take a 60-minute podFLOW 2 class at 5:45 a.m.

By the time you go to work, your endorphins will be pulsing and you’ll feel a lot better about sitting at a desk all day.

On Saturday mornings, we’ll meet at 6:30 a.m. for a 60-minute run followed by a 75-minute podHOT class.

Before you dismiss the mornings as too early or the runs as too long, keep in mind that you can commit to whichever sessions you can do! If the Saturday class works but not the run, that’s fine! The whole point is to extend our yoga studio community and to encourage cross-training.

Training sessions begin on July 19, but we have an informal meeting on July 17 at 5:00 p.m. to discuss logistics and meet the group!

Is this yoga studio event appropriate for beginners?

This is an all-abilities group, so join as you are! You don’t need to be a marathon runner nor do you need to be a seasoned yogi. It’s all about community and challenging yourself for a new experience!

How do yoga and running fit together?

In a previous blog, we covered the benefits of yoga for long distance runners. Yoga not only helps to stretch out our connective tissue (fascia), but it also promotes a mind-body-breath awareness. Most elite runners will tell you that your stride isn’t the most important part of running — it’s your breathing.

If you’re used to yogi, think about where that “runner’s lunge” pose derived its name. There’s intersectionality between all forms of fitness, and especially between yoga and running.

Do I need to have a Yoga Pod membership?

We recommend having a membership to our yoga studio to offset the costs of the post-run yoga classes. If you’re new to Yoga Pod Fort Collins, you can take advantage of our $30 For 30 Days yoga studio promotion. By paying just $30, you can get unlimited yoga for an entire month. After that, you can choose to join Yoga Pod or you can pay on a per-class basis after that.

Who will lead podRUN?

Jael Morgan, a graduate of our 200-hour vinyasa yoga teacher training, will lead the charge for podRUN! She has competed in local 5K races, mountain 100-milers, and even the Kona Ironman World Championship. There’s nobody better suited for this role than Jael.

About Our Yoga Studio

Yoga Pod Fort Collins thrives on building community through special yoga studio events, with podRUN as just one example.

Instead of doubting the early wake-ups or whether you can run a 10K, open yourself to possibility.

Attend the July 17 information session, or stop by Yoga Pod Fort Collins to register for $30 For 30 Days or podRUN!

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