Form and proper technique are the most important parts of injury-free running. While you can learn a great deal by reading and studying online, nothing can replace the one-on-one guidance of a running coach. Here are some well-qualified running coaches in minimalist running styles.
Jesse James Retherford
Jesse James Retherford is a certified personal trainer, massage therapist, and the creator of The Art of Fitness, a site designed to help people reconnect with their body and break free from chronic pain and injury. To learn about Jesse’s personal story, or to read the many informative fitness articles he’s published, visit Tao-Fit.com. Also, check out his recent interview here.
Coach Jerry was born and raised in San Diego, California. After college and an enlistment in the US Marine Corps, Jerry began competing in endurance racing. Starting with short-course triathlons and road racing, Jerry eventually completed two Ironman triathlons and his first ultramarathon. In 2006, Jerry realized his true calling was mountain ultrarunning. Since then, Jerry has competed in over 25 ultras and marathons. Jerry has been a sponsored ultrarunner, two-time crew chief at the Badwater 135 (2008 & 2010), a sub-24hr finisher of the Western States 100, and a coach for 50-100 athletes throughout the US. Jerry is currently a staff writer at TrailandUltrarunning.com.
Jerry is able to coach runners of any skill level. To contact him for live consultations via phone or Skype, visit his site: Rise Over Run.
Ken Schafer is an experienced runner and holds certification in Level III Pose Coaching, RRCA Coaching, CrossFit Nutrition & Endurance, Army Master Fitness, and ACSM Exercise Testing. He also holds a B.S. degree in Exercise Science from UMass Amherst. Also, I has conducted an informative interview on Pose Running with Ken, which you can find here.
Ken specializes in Pose Running technique, and is available to coach you in-person or remotely. To get in touch with Ken, visit his site: Your Pose Running Coach.
Erik Ammon is an avid minimalist runner and an RRCA Certified Running Coach. To learn more about Erik personally, check out his recent interview here. He has a variety of affordable coaching options available, including in-person training, online consultations, and custom training programs. You can contact Erik about coaching via his Running Moose blog.