2017 Summer/Fall Education Schedule


Hello Marathoner In Training!  Fit For Life Physical Therapy is proud to be your Fleet Feet + FrontRunner in-house physical therapy provider.  We are here to keep you walking or running on the road, trail, or treadmill

At the Lane Avenue and Polaris locations, Fit For Life Physical Therapy offers you options for injury prevention, maintenance, and rehabilitation

  • For injury prevention, we will help you with an education series on Saturday mornings at the MIT Saturday Training Runs (Details are below)
  • For your wellness and maintenance throughout the 18-week season, we offer free injury screens six days a week, as well as before and after our Saturday training runs.  Injury screens take about 10 minutes and will provide you with some helpful advice regarding next steps in your care.  Our AlterG antigravity treadmill is another great maintenance option to help you with longer distance weeks when you might need to take a little weight off your feet
  • For rehabilitation Joe Simko, Laura Comtois, Frank Haller, and Sean Huffman are available to you for sports medicine physical therapy should you need us following an injury

Together let's have a great MIT season as we work towards our fall half marathons and marathons.  If we can assist you with injury prevention, maintenance, or rehabilitation, please feel free to contact Fit For Life Physical Therapy at (614) 981-1979 or www.fitforlifephysicaltherapy.com

Fall 2017 – Fit For Life Physical Therapy Education Series

Saturday July 15:  Anatomy and Efficiency of Better Breathing by Marcy Freed.  When running, feeding your muscles the oxygen they need is crucial.  Learn how to breathe more efficiently while running to optimize your effort and fuel your performance.  We will also discuss how to use breath to control and reduce pre-race jitters.  6:15 - 7:00 a.m. at Thomas Worthington High School

Saturday July 22:  Nutrition & Hydration from weight loss to performance, what you need to know about runners’ and walkers’ diets, as well as the intricacies of staying hydrated during summer training – when, why, what, and how much to drink.  Following this session with Pamela Nisevich Bede MS, RD, CSSD, LD, you’ll leave with a better understanding of how to eat & drink for both health and performance, with personalized tips you can put into practice immediately.  6:15 – 7:00 a.m. at FrontRunner Worthington

Saturday July 29:  Come learn the new and improved, MIT & 614 Fitness sanctioned Fit For Life Dynamic Warmup program for our runners and walkers.  Laura Comtois and Marie Miller will help you learn the dynamic warmup that you can do 10-15 minutes prior to any workout.  6:15 – 7:00 a.m. at Ohio Dominican University

Saturday August 5:  Running & Walking Injury Prevention – Dr Darrin Bright, your Columbus Marathon & MIT Medical Director will help you understand common running and walking injury recognition & prevention.  6:15 – 7:00 a.m. at Thomas Worthington High School

Saturday August 12:  Marie Miller, Marcy Freed, & Sean Huffman will help you learn more about identifying, preventing, and caring for dead butt syndrome, IT Band irritation, and patellar tendonitis.  This discussion will feature 15 minute segments and live demonstrations by our fitness, yoga, and sports medicine experts.  6:15 – 7:00 a.m. at FrontRunner Worthington

Sunday, August 27: WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE - This class is designed specifically for MIT women and will cover effective verbal and physical strategies for dealing with threatening situations, particularly while walking or running. Open to women only, ages 13 and older. No one under 13 years old will be admitted to this class. Long-time MIT member Darla Bolon has been teaching self-defense and personal safety classes for over 25 years. She is certified by the National Women's Martial Arts Federation and The American Women's Self-Defense Association. She teaches self-defense and personal safety classes at The Ohio State University, for employees of child protective services around the state of Ohio, and at regional and national conferences. To register for this free class please contact Darla via email (dbolon3@columbus.rr.com) or call: 614-327-7209. 5:15 – 7:15 p.m. at Fleet Feet Polaris

Saturday September 9:  Common Running & Walking Injuries – Dr Darrin Bright, our fellow MITer, the RunDoc, will help you identify and treat common running and walking injuries.  6:15 – 7:00 a.m. at FrontRunner Worthington.

Saturday September 16:  Those nagging Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and posterior tibialis injuries will be broken down by Marie Miller, Marcy Freed, & Sean Huffman in 15 minute segments and live demonstrations by our fitness, yoga, and sports medicine experts.  6:15 – 7:00 p.m. at Thomas Worthington High School

Saturday September 23:  Fueling for the Long Run and Race Recovery – Pamela Nisevich Bede takes a deep dive into fueling during the days leading up to a race, what and when to eat while on the road, and how to avoid nutrition pitfalls in the months post-race.  You’ll leave this session equipped with knowledge that will help you avoid hitting the wall.  6:15 – 7:00 a.m. at Thomas Worthington High School 

Monday October 9:  Celebrate Columbus Day with Columbus Race Prep – Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon Course Overview and Insider Tips with Race Director and fellow–MITer Darris Blackford.  Race Day & Travel-Wise Tactics with Coaches Dave Calvert and Randy Olson.  You will leave this session with a detailed strategy for your race and a personalized packing list for your race day travel bag.  6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Fit For Life Physical Therapy in FrontRunner on Lane Avenue

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