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Running in Place: Do’s and Don’ts

Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA

Run In Place with the PackRunning or jogging in place seems so straightforward. Yet done wrong, you will jam your feet, reduce intensity, and not get full benefit. Jogging in place done right makes your cardio workout more successful, minimizes joint stress, and increases intensity. Take a tip or three from us on how to safely and stylishly jog in place.

Baby boomers–did you have a leotard like the one Alexandra flaunts in our video that shows right and wrong way technique? Do you still have it? If so, you’re in Bad Company! Or is that good company? No pack running here. Instead, it’s time to Run Run Run Run Away with Jefferson Starship and that outfit from the early 90s’s!

Alexandra: Yes, I go back to the future to demonstrate four wrong ways to dress and run in place.

Kymberly: I get to show the right ways and I did not need to go on a starship, but I did use these techniques on an airplane!


Check out the interesting comments, questions, and our replies for in place running over on our YouTube channel.   Want still more ways to prevent injury and run safely? Then click that link you just skidded past.

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Get practical exercise advice, your fitness questions answered, and cutting edge health edu-tainment that is accessible and doable from long time fitness experts, Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA. We have taught on land, sea, and airwaves for 3 decades on 4 continents. From writing to speaking, emceeing to hosting a radio show, reviewing products to teaching classes, we believe that little steps turn into big paths. Move a little more than the day before. FitFluential Ambassadors and award-winners both online and off.

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4 Responses to Running in Place: Do’s and Don’ts

  1. Elle June 27, 2013 at 6:58 am #

    Is there any good reason to jog in place at all? I know I have done it in the past (yes, the right way!) but wonder, other than a bit of a warmup, what it really does for us?

    Great video as usual. :)
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  2. Kim June 27, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    My favorite don’t tip was the leotard!!!
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  3. Jody - Fit at 55 June 27, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    OMG – you two are hilarious!!! I will admit that I wore my leotards way too long after they were out of style – REALLY – no lie! ;)

    Always a fun & great video!!
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  4. Jo Atua June 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    An interesting subject, I haven’t practiced “running in place”, but what I do is rebound on a mini tramp to get the old joints,muscles and heart active. I also have a routine jogging on the spot using weights with exercise movements – takes about 45 minutes and gives me a great workout.

    I do this because one knee is not too good (motor bike accident!)


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