Run Smarter, Stronger and Safer in 2016

Run Smarter, Stronger and Safer in the New Year

Take your running to the next level with our runFIT Clinic

The new year is a great time to reevaluate your fitness goals and get your health on track, and our team is here to help. We’re kicking off the new year with the return of our runFIT Clinic.

Runners deal with injuries frequently- so much so that 80 percent are injured each year. Our popular running clinic with Northwest Personal Training arms you with the techniques and conditioning needed to prevent common injuries. Running is a skill which requires strength, stability, and proper technique. In six sessions, you will learn how to improve upon these crucial aspects of running.

The clinic that starts Monday, Jan. 25, at our recently expanded Pacific Crest Physical Therapy location. ACE Master Running Coach, Derrick DeLay, will help you hone your skills and get you ready to run your best through exercises, drills and soft tissue maintenance techniques.

As a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Medicine, Derrick specializes in teaching athletes how to integrate strength, flexibility, core stability and cardiovascular training into their exercise regimens. His more than seven years of experience as a health and fitness professional will help you improve your performance, whether you’re a beginner or an avid runner.

Here are just a few of the things you can expect from runFIT:

  • Increase the integrity of tendons, ligaments and bones in the foot and leg
  • Increase the muscular strength of your feet, ankles, legs and hips
  • Increase your balance and stability
  • Learn to run with proper biomechanics
  • Decrease your likelihood of injury

Some of the most common ailments runners face affect their feet, ankles and knees, much of which are caused by improper technique, lack of conditioning or overuse. By increasing your strength and stability, and improving your focus on technique, you’re conditioning your body to protect itself from the demands of running. We want to help you protect yourself from injuries that are all too common among runners.

Avoid being a part of the injury percentage. Sign up for this running clinic and get ready to run your best!

Cost Location When
$150 for six weeks Rebound Pacific Crest Mondays, Jan. 25-Feb. 29


If you’d prefer to take a drop-in, the session will be $25. To sign up, call (360) 574-7292 or visit

Interested in our running-related resources before joining us in January? Here are some past articles to check out:

Common Running Injuries and How to Treat Them

Rebound physical therapist, Michael Baer, gives the scoop on three common running injuries and what treatment methods he often recommends. Learn how runners become susceptible to plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee and shin splints.

How to Avoid Overtraining Injuries

Whether you are an avid athlete or simply exercise regularly, injuries can happen. Get the scoop on how overtraining injuries occur and six simple steps to avoid sustaining one.

Seven Most Common Knee Injuries

Due to the complexity of the knee joint, it is susceptible to a number of different injuries. Runners rely on healthy knee joints to perform their best. Learn about the most common knee injuries, some of which are frequently seen in runners.

Athletic Shoes: How to Find the Proper Fit

If you’re experiencing foot and ankle pain as a runner, your shoes could be part of the problem. Rebound foot and ankle expert, Dr. C. Luke Rust, provides some tips on selecting a running shoe based on your foot size, shape and running style.