An enthusiastic distance runner for over three decades, Charmaine is dedicated to helping marathon, and ultra-marathon runners accomplish their best running performance. She has helped athletes achieve goals they never considered within reach, including sub-3-hour or other marathon time goals, qualifying for Boston, or running their first or best ultra-marathon. Dream Big, and with the right plan, commitment, and attitude, all is possible!
Charmaine also enjoys helping NEW runners, including youth, discover the joys of distance running. She believes that running makes us stronger physically and more flexible to life’s demands. Runners learn patience, discipline, mastery, staying power, self-confidence, and more.
Thoughts about running
Charmaine firmly believes everyone can achieve their dreams with a good plan, strong commitment, and a positive attitude. She loves introducing newcomers, especially young people, to the joys of long-distance running. In her view, running strengthens us physically and mentally and helps us handle life’s challenges better. She says, “Through running, we learn important life skills like patience, discipline, resilience, and self-confidence, and we grow with every step we take.”
“Running has brought incredible fulfillment to my life,” she shares enthusiastically. “It’s a refreshing and energizing activity that sets a positive tone for the entire day. I deeply appreciate the outdoors, connecting with nature, and embracing all types of weather. My mission is to share this joy of running through coaching.” With diverse certifications in run coaching, personal training, yoga, mindfulness, and healthy living, Charmaine integrates her passion for fitness, endurance sports, and health into her coaching approach.
Why I coach?
I have always been a self-coached runner, studying everything I could find about running to develop my own (and others) training schedules. Designing running programs is (for me) an extension of training, providing boundless motivation and inspiration. I have since pursued multiple professional coaching certifications as more and more people ask for help to prepare for races.
COACHING METHOD: We apply a comprehensive approach to training. Our goal is to improve performance, develop body awareness, strength and flexibility, improve concentration and increase endurance. I am passionate about helping athletes of all levels achieve their dream goals. Including runners wanting to complete a first 5k race or marathon and competitive athletes wanting to PR or run a Boston qualifier or ultra-marathon. Road race or trails. You’ll get a customized, goal-specific training program, ongoing support, motivation, and inspiration.
Lunch-time Yoga for Runners & Triathletes
In this class, we focus on using Yoga poses that improve functional strength and flexibility, as well as posture and breath, specifically for runners, cyclists, and swimmers!
If you are overly tight in the core, hips, or legs, you obstruct muscle groups that are essential to optimal functioning. On the other hand, muscles that have a good range of motion can apply more force than muscles that don’t. In addition to restricting efficient technique, tightness also impairs your ability to breathe efficiently, thus impeding endurance.
You must preregister and pay in advance to attend. Purchase options include a 5-class, or 10-class package.