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The importance of feedback in learning

The importance of feedback in learning

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I still remember when I went to California to get certified as a ChiRunning instructor all those years ago. I thought I knew it all. Then I got some more info and some feedback so I could work… Read More

Giving thanks and remembering some of my favourite races…

Giving thanks and remembering some of my favourite races…

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First of all I’m proud to be the grandson of someone who served in World War II. I even got to see a photo of my Grandpa training in Petawawa recently. And if you didn’t know, my parents… Read More

I love you Nova Scotia!

I love you Nova Scotia!

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I’ve always had a soft spot for the Maritimes, especially after spending four years in university there. The friendly people, the different locales and the amazing seafood. What is there not to like? This week took my appreciation… Read More

The importance of the arm swing when running

The importance of the arm swing when running

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I did a session this week with some high school at the request of their PE teacher. It was both eye-opening and frightening at the same time. A lot of these girls were decent runners but most had… Read More

V-log: I’m thankful for you!

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With this day being Thanksgiving in Canada, I wanted to highlight someone important in my life: You! I’m thankful everyday but I wanted to take some time today to thank all of you who listen/watch/follow/read/motivate/take part in my… Read More

The ChiRunning tour continues: Petawawa, Halifax & Toronto, here I come!

The ChiRunning tour continues: Petawawa, Halifax & Toronto, here I come!

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I don’t know if it gets better then when I get to travel to teach ChiRunning across this wonderful country of ours. I’ve been lucky enough to teach the technique to almost 500 people over the past 3.5… Read More

Want to learn how to ChiRun? Watch children!

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I often get asked what ChiRunning looks like to the naked eye. I’m not always there to do a demo so I usually reply by saying something about watching children run. If you watch them on the video… Read More

Video blog: Can you do ChiRunning on a treadmill?

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In this week’s video blog, I answer a question I get quite often: “Can I do ChiRunning on a treadmill?” The short answer is yes but you better concentrate on your form. And go outside for your next… Read More

Race Report: National Capital Sprint Triathlon

Race Report: National Capital Sprint Triathlon

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So I decided to do a short race on the weekend. I had made the decision the week before to just go out there and enjoy a race again since I had so much fun at the last race . This one did not… Read More

Running the yoga way, upcoming workshop for runners and yogis alike…

Running the yoga way, upcoming workshop for runners and yogis alike…

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I’m excited to teach a new kind of session, incorporating two of my favourite activities: running and yoga. It’s something that’s been in the back of my mind for some time but I will actually be delivering this for… Read More

Mom, I’m on TV! ECinc in the news…

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As a former media relations professional, the effect of people seeing me in the media always makes me chuckle. It does help with awareness and marketing so I’m not complaining. And it also helps making me “legit”. It… Read More

Some more healthy and easy recipes for you!

Some more healthy and easy recipes for you!

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I’m not a recipe guy and this isn’t a recipe blog but I get a lot of questions about them and they seemed to be quite popular so here are two more for you folks. I’ll start with… Read More

ECinc v-log: What is hip rotation, and why should you care as a runner?

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In the latest edition of the video blog, I talk about hip rotation, and why should you care as a runner. Hip rotation is not just for the game of golf, it also helps your run a lot. Hip… Read More

Can you say adventure? Looking forward to the next #TweetUp!

Can you say adventure? Looking forward to the next #TweetUp!

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It’s most anticipated Health & Fitness TweetUp ever in Ottawa! Well it’s the one I’m looking forward to the most. Well since the last one of course. We’re flying in Simon Donato from Alberta so we can hear… Read More

What is a psoas? Why is it so tight all the time?

What is a psoas? Why is it so tight all the time?

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This article came about from an email I received from Val about having a tight psoas a month out from her big race. This could be a bit of a setback but when once are aware of the… Read More

Spring has sprung!

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In my latest v-log (I know it’s been a while!), I chat about the perils of the nice spring weather. Get out there but take it easy, especially if you didn’t run through the big bad winter! ***… Read More

Please call me Eric Collard, Titleist Performance Institute Certified Fitness Professional

Please call me Eric Collard, Titleist Performance Institute Certified Fitness Professional

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I know it’s a bit of a mouthful but we will all adapt in time… ;) All kidding aside, I’m proud to say I finally took my TPI golf fitness certification exam on the weekend. And now I’ve… Read More

How to take a good running video for analysis

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First of all, you will probably need a partner in crime to do this. Unless you’re doing it on a treadmill (not recommended) and you have a tripod. But I’m sure you can steal a friend It took… Read More

Update from a great weekend of teaching…

Update from a great weekend of teaching…

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What a weekend it was. And a pretty crazy week too. Short week as I head to Winnipeg then North Dakota for the big race. Wish me luck! Anyway, I had my first workshop ever in Renfrew on… Read More

Some musings from my running world…

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I’ve already confessed to being a bit of a geek when it comes to running and all the information out there. Today I wanted to share some relevant articles and information and some motivation courtesy of Stoked Oats… Read More

Is running an “energy in” activity for you?

Is running an “energy in” activity for you?

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As I was checking out Mark Laham’s Yin by candlelight last week, he said something that really made me think. What activities do you do on a weekly basis to give energy back to yourself? When it comes down to it, we spend energy… Read More

Calling all Ottawa-based ChiRunners: I need your help for a study!

Calling all Ottawa-based ChiRunners: I need your help for a study!

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Well actually my researcher friend Adam and the University of Ottawa needs your help. But I will be involved and it will be cool so sure, blame me! So here are all the details: -The biomechanics research group,… Read More

Having fun and not being foolish: My #Winterman Recap

Having fun and not being foolish: My #Winterman Recap

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So I went for a run with my buddy Rob yesterday. We were both registered for the Winterman marathon. I was doing it as a training run for my upcoming ultra and Rob was just doing it to… Read More

Some recommendations from around my life!

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I hope you enjoyed the inspirational and motivational video for this morning! Here are some more recommendations for this Saturday morning: Study:  Scientific Study Shows ChiRunning Technique Reduces Impact -A new 1-year study at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that the ChiRunning… Read More

Venturing into a new teachable sport: Golf!

Venturing into a new teachable sport: Golf!

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So I’m in Orlando for a few days for some R&R but also to tackle a new challenge: teaching the fitness aspect of golf. I won’t lie, the warm weather also helps with the #31in31 challenge… I got… Read More