Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: "Where is your facility located?"
A: I operate out of Motiv8 Fitness which is at 6319 Haggerty Road in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Click here for directions. Please remember that this program is offered in-person AND virtual.

Q: "I do not live near you in Michigan but I'm still very interested in the program. Can I sign-up?"
A: Yes, of course! The RunStrong program is designed for both local and non-local runners. Fortunately, with the use of technology this has become very easy. The coaching app helps us stay closely connected and I use Zoom to conduct the on-boarding process and any one-on-one sessions. Regardless of where you live, the attention you will receive is top notch!

Q: "Are there different sign-up options for the RunStrong Challenge so I can make sure it's the best for me?"
A: The RunStrong Challenge consists of 2 options to best fit your needs... 

Option #1: Complete the running analysis, movement assessment, and receive a structured program to complete exclusively on your own with guidance and feedback from me within the coaching app. If we need to schedule a periodic Zoom call to review exercise form or answer any questions, we can do that throughout the challenge on an as needed basis. 

Option #2: Complete the running analysis, movement assessment, receive (6) one-on-one training sessions, and complete the other assigned exercises exclusively on your own with guidance and feedback from me within the coaching app between sessions. This option is the GOLD STANDARD if you are looking for the best results possible throughout the challenge. That's because it provides more one-on-one attention, feedback, and regular adjustments to your program to fit where you are at.

Both of these options are available for local and non-local runners to help get you the best results possible. The only difference is the use of Zoom vs. in-person in the facility to cater to local and non-local runners.

Q: "I might have a few friends who are also interested in joining me. Do you have a referral discount if we all sign-up together?"
A: This program would be so much fun with the accountability and motivation from friends! I do have a referral discount that is available to you. Please contact me directly and we can talk about how that works.

Q: "When does the challenge actually start?"
A: The first day of the challenge is Monday, November 2nd. However, if you complete the on-boarding process before then I will create your program and you can get started so we can have more time to work together.

Q: "Is it better to sign-up quickly or will there still be room if I wait a few days?"
A: If you are undecided if this program is a fit for you then you are more than welcome to wait and/or schedule a call with me so we can discuss more. I cannot guarantee that the program won't fill up so there's always the chance that you miss out. Also, because everyone completes a running analysis and evaluation before the program actually begins, this needs to be completed before the official start date on November 2nd. I usually recommend that you start ASAP just so nothing is rushed and you have time to prepare.

Q: "How do I complete the running analysis if I'm not local to you?"
A: Every single one of my remote running clients completes a running analysis before we start working together and at different points throughout the process. It's actually very simple... If you have access to a treadmill, I'll give you instructions on how to have a friend or family member record the correct views so I can analyze your running in my slow motion software. 

Don't have access to a treadmill? No worries! I'll give instructions on how to record videos of you running outside that are also easily analyzed within my software. 

Once the videos are recorded, I'll provide you with a link so you can upload them directly to me. From there it usually takes me 30-60 minutes to analyze your running and create still photos as well as a video analysis so everything is clearly explained to you.

Q: "What if I don't have access to equipment to complete the exercises?"
A: Like I mentioned before and the great thing about this program, everything is 100% individualized. Whether you have access to a gym, full workout room at home, or not a single piece of equipment, the program will be designed to your needs. Of course, equipment is helpful. But it's not needed to become a better runner!

Q: "I have been struggling with an injury and I'm curious if this program will help me and what your qualifications are to deal with that?"
A: My background is in athletic training/sports medicine and I have worked in a variety of sports medicine settings before branching out on my own. This includes professional sports, college athletics, high school athletics, and I have also done rotations at the United States Olympic Training Center and Boston Marathon within the medical tent. I hold state licensure and national certification to evaluate and treat orthopedic injuries and specialize specifically in running-related injuries.

In terms of this program, the on-boarding process allows us to complete a consultation, thorough evaluation, and determine if it's the right fit for you. If at any point we decide it's not ideal, I will provide details on other options or set you up with another healthcare provider. The majority of runners I work with approach me currently suffering from an injury or history of injuries and we work to address that within the individualized program.

Q: "Will I also receive a running plan?"
A: No. This program is designed to help you improve mechanics, strength, power, and reduce your likelihood of injury. If you need a running plan, I have a fantastic running coach that I can connect you with!

Q: "Due to work and the Thanksgiving holiday, there may be a few small trips that could interfere with this program. Is that okay?"
A: Yes, that is certainly fine. When having the phone consultation this is something you can tell me about and I will make the necessary adjustments within your program. This could mean moving workouts around to fit your travel schedule or changing the program to be completely bodyweight on specific travel days. Like I mentioned, this will be 100% individualized to your needs. I do, however, expect you to complete the exercises as assigned so it's fair to the other participants and you still get your weekly points.

Q: "What does the 1st place winner receive?"
A: Well, when YOU win you will receive a check for the full price of the program, as well as a $150 gift card to a local running store of your choosing. Plain and simple, your participation in the 6-week program ends up being completely FREE and I give you a gift card for some sweet running swag. The reason I provide a gift card to a local running store is because most have been hit pretty hard over the last 6-months due to COVID. It's help me incentivize and reward the winner and gives back to a local small business. Everyone wins!

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Don't see your question answered here? Contact Garrett McLaughlin at (734) 604-4197 or Gmac922@gmail.com.
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