runstrong is about accountability, motivation, and support
runstrong running groups
Join a group of local women who come together weekly to accomplish personal fitness goals. All runstrong running groups are lead by owner and certified running coach JoAnn Meyer. JoAnn succeeds at providing individualized attention to runners of all skill levels in a group setting.
learn to run
Learn to run for 30 minutes without stopping. Your focus as a beginner runner is to slowly and safely build your endurance. We focus on running form, proper warm up, and strengthening key areas of the body to aid in your success as a runner. The beginner plan includes a personalized running schedule. Your goal is to complete a 5K race at the end of the session. Race participation is encouraged.
GET STRONGER! Take your running to the next level with different types of runs – intervals, hill repeats, speed play, and much more. Specific strength training workouts are provided to strengthen key areas of your body to aid in your success as a runner. Your objective is to achieve your personal goals – run stronger, increase your endurance, or just keep running. Check out our list of races for the current session. Race participation is encouraged.
We Talk. We Laugh. We Run.
runstrong FALL 2020
Tuesday, September 8 -->- Saturday, November 21 with a bonus run on Tuesday, November 24
All levels of runners WELCOME! runstrong meets on Tuesday at 5:30 am, Thursday at 5:30 am and Saturday at 7:00 am. Tuesdays are dedicated to speed work, Thursday is just run/bonus run, and Saturdays are longer runs depending on your race goals for the Fall.
PRICING includes personal contact with JoAnn, dynamic warm-up routine, post-run strength training workouts, post-run static stretching routine, 3x weekly group runs, race preparation and strategies, group social events, and volunteering opportunities.
Beginner Runner: $195
Already Running: $165 ($100 if only Tues (and Thursday) OR if only Saturday (and Thursday))
RUNcard: $30 for three group runs and the RUNcard expires end of the Fall session
UPDATE: runstrong SUMMER group due to COVID-19
Group Runs will start Tuesday June 30!
runstrong COVID-19 rules: We are all watching the news and we all see the Covid-19 numbers going up. If we wear a mask and keep our social distance, we should be able to keep safe!
Here are the runstrong rules for the summer runs:
- You must wear a mask at the START and at the END of all group runs
- You do NOT need to wear a mask when running
- Keep your social distance when we gather before and after the group runs
- runstrong will NOT collect/hold keys during the run
- bring your own mat
- bring your own water
- runstrong will provide printed directions for all
revised pricing for the Summer Group 2020 due to COVID-19
A flat fee of $100 for the ENTIRE summer, 12 weeks from June through the start of the Fall group in September.
group runs thru the end of July (Tues and Thurs at 6:15am)
Effort Runs, Just Run, and Long-Run routes for Tues, Thur, Sat
monthly WOW workouts to keep you strong as a runner for June, July, August, and Sept
training plans for the BSR (race day October 10/4) and the Love Run (race day 10/11)
private Facebook page for the summer group
full access to me for questions, additional routes, etc
Our 60 minute strength training workout will challenge all of your major muscle groups. You can thank me later : )
be-strong group fitness classes
Due to the COVID-19: Until further notice, all be-strong classes will be on-line LIVE! Click on 'sign up' link below for more information.
Strength training is an important part of being fit, strong, and healthy. The be-strong classes are a great way to add muscle and tone your body while reaping the many health benefits such as strong bones and the reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease. The focus of this class is on good form, proper lifting techniques and building a strong, healthy body. Additionally, strength training has been shown to increase athletic performance as well as decrease the risk of injury.
be-strong class $12
1 on 1 Personal Training $60
what runstrong clients are saying...
"I never thought of myself as an athlete, let alone a runner. JoAnn and her running group have changed all that for me. I am able to go at my own pace, which is so important when working full time with two kids, but JoAnn is always there with that little bit of push that I need to get me to go a bit faster and a bit further. The women are so supportive and helpful and are always there to keep me going. It's been a pleasure to get up, yes, even at 5:30 am, to run with these women." ~ Stephanie
“I just want to say that JoAnn is an amazing trainer. I have taken both her be-strong classes as well as her running group sessions. I have known her for years and she has improved my body condition as well as my running skills to a new level. I never thought I could finish the broad street in less than 90 minutes. I used to run but JoAnn has a way of getting the most out of you. I highly recommend JoAnn as a running trainer and/or a body strong trainer." ~ Yoonie
"JoAnn and the runstrong group are the reason I get up at 5am during the week! JoAnn has made me a better and more informed runner, and the runstrong runners are both supportive and motivating- I'm so glad I joined!" ~ Annie
Owner | Trainer
I have been successfully helping people feel better, get stronger, and live a healthier life since 2006. In 2005, I earned my ISSA personal trainer certification. In 2008, I earned my first running coach certification and most recently, in June 2013, I added the RRCA running coach certification to my resume. My love for fitness and running has inspired me to share my knowledge. My overall focus is on good form and proper techniques (lifting and running) to help you reach your fitness goals. Even though I grew up in central New Jersey and I will always be a Jersey Girl at heart, my home is in Havertown.
I have been running since middle school when one morning, my mom informed me that I would be trying out for the winter track team. Since that day, I’ve been hooked. Running and healthy living are a big part of my world. I would love to help you reach your goals! Contact me today.
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