SPECIALISED – PROFESSIONAL – PRIVATE
Central London Running Clinic
A team of specialists to help you improve your running and avoid sports injuries
Running Clinic: London
For many of us, running isn’t just about fitness – getting out onto the streets, parks, or trails can be a cornerstone of your day that everything else is built around. The trouble is, the high-impact nature of running means injury risk is real – and bad habits can be hard to shake.
At Fitness Lab, we’ve got the kind of in-house expertise you’d expect to find at a national level – coaches, physios, orthopaedic consultants, chiropractors, sports massage therapists – and more. Don’t worry – we don’t expect you to run at the next Olympics – we simply believe that every level of runner should be able to access an elite level of wraparound support and attention.
If you book a consultation today, you’ll work with one of our specialist personal trainers to understand your unique physique – and where you’d like to take your running. Whether you’re training for an event or just trying to iron-out a few niggles, we’re the team you need at your side.
Avoiding common running and sports injuries
Although you’ll no doubt have your smartphone and fitness tracker along for the ride, running is a sport that most people start themselves with no professional sport coaching. While this makes for beautiful simplicity, it also means it’s hard to get any experienced feedback about speed, posture, form, gait analysis – and other essential parts of the sport.
With no formal running coaching, injuries can creep up on you. Common running injuries include:
- Runner’s knee (patellofemoral syndrome)
- Achilles tendinitis
- Shin splints
- IT band syndrome
- Hamstring injuries
- Lower back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Stress fractures
- Ankle sprain
Running clinics and running coaching are an important part of avoiding these kinds of injuries. An objective look at how you run will make a difference.
Working with you and your running style
Opening your running up to feedback and critique can feel a little intimidating – after all, running’s potentially something you’ve been doing for years, so the idea of changing your running style might inspire anxiety.
Don’t panic though – we’re not the kind of coaches who have an off-the-peg way of working. At Fitness Lab, coaching is completely personalised – we don’t expect you to completely re-think the way you run.
Your free initial consultation is about getting to know you, your lifestyle – and how running fits in. We’ll even explore nutrition and rest – so we can put together a training programme and treatment plan that’ll take you where you want to go.
Running coach: London
There are plenty of running coaches here in London – but few have the depth of team qualifications and experience we have here at Fitness Lab. As well expert coaches, we have an experienced physiotherapist with a specialist interest in running and running-related injuries.
Of course, there’s also our all-encompassing range of manual therapy treatments too – chiropractors, osteotherapists, and sports massage therapists who can work hand-in-hand with the advice that’s come directly from your coach.
Sports injury rehabilitation
Lots of runners come to us because they have a historic injury that they can’t completely shake off. This is where further investigations from a specialist running physio are invaluable.
Whether you’ve picked up a recent injury and want to get back on the road as quickly as possible or you’ve got a niggle that’s been bugging you for several years – we’ll assess the problem and put together a plan that will help you get over it in a lasting way.
Get stronger and faster
Sometimes, running coaching isn’t about historic injuries or fine-tuning your form – it’s just about having a team that will push you to be faster, better, and stronger.
If motivation and drive is what you’re looking for from a running coach, you’re in exactly the right place. Whether the hurdles you’re facing are mental or physical ones, we’ll help you push harder than you’ve ever thought was possible. And don’t worry – even if you can’t make it to the studio, our online coaching will mean we can be by your side wherever you are or wherever your run takes you.