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Shannon Smith

certified instructor

Certified since December 2019

Shannon Smith

instructor map marker Massachusetts

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My running story started with me walking in place in front of the TV.  I was an executive in the technology industry with two young children and very overweight.  I went from not being able to go up stairs without getting out of breath to losing over 100 pounds and participating in triathlons and obstacle course races. I didn’t do this overnight.  I did this gradually, over years. I am still doing it.

I almost quit, many many many times.  I did quit. Several times.

Knee pain, plantar fasciitis, hip pain, breathing issues, embarrassment, bathroom issues.  Been there. Done that.

Then I stumbled upon ChiRunning and ChiWalking.  What? I can run without pain? I can run without wanting to toss my cookies?  People actually breathe when they run? I fell in love with ChiRunning and ChiWalking.  So much so that I went to Asheville, NC to train directly with Danny Dreyer to get my instructor certification.

I am not an ultra-marathoner.  I am not an elite athlete. I am not a doctor, nutritionist, or therapist.  I am a mom of teenagers. I am a business professional during the day. I am a ChiRunner.  I love helping people. Let me help you learn to walk smart and run happy through ChiWalking and ChiRunning and welcome back running one step at a time.

“I loved everything! Very relaxing, non-judgmental environment.  Easy pace and great information!”

ChiRunning Workshop Participant

“The drills and visualizing were really helpful.  I appreciated that you explained each piece at a time and then gave us a change to try it and feel it.  Your feedback was very helpful too!”

ChiRunning Workshop Participant

“I can finally run without hip pain!  You are a wonderful teacher!”

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