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Craig Strimel, Haddon township, NJ Running Coach

Craig Strimel

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With 15 years of coaching experience and a USATF Level 2 Certification, I will provide you with the knowledge, skills and insight to keep running while achieving new goals. View all coaching experience

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Packages

Trial Session
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Craig. 60 minute session length. We will talk about your exercise and running/walking history, discuss goals, and develop a plan. The session will include instruction in warming up, basic stren... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$75 1 session + one-time fee

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Walk to Run Program
In-Person Training for a single athlete

I will guide you through a complete walk to run program that will help you add daily motion to your life. Learn proper walking and running technique, simple exercises to develop and maintain stability, flexibility and stre... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$600 8 sessions ($75/ea) + one-time fee

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"Couch" to 5K Program
In-Person Training for a single athlete

A 12-week program that includes online guidance, a complete training plan, and weekly in-person sessions. Learn proper walking and running technique, and exercises to develop and maintain stability, flexibility and strengt... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$1000 12 sessions ($83/ea) + one-time fee

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Injury Recovery and Prevention Program
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Learn to run with greater efficiency and less wear and tear. Use the right muscles for the right job. With 12 years of experience helping runners of all levels get back to training and competition, I am very confident I ca... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$75 1 session + one-time fee

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Intro Comprehensive Program
In-Person Training for a single athlete

Online coaching* with one in-person session per month** and a comprehensive plan that you can access and log results via Google Docs***. *Up to one email per day and one phone call per week. **One in-person session per mo... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$100 1 session + one-time fee

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Advanced Comprehensive Program - 3 Months Online/6-Month Plan
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 months of online coaching* with one in-person session per month** and a comprehensive 6-MONTH plan that you can access and log results via Google Docs***. *Up to one email per day and one phone call per week. **One in-... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$300 3 sessions ($100/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Comprehensive Program - 6 Months Online/Complete Annual Plan
In-Person Training for a single athlete

6 months of online coaching* with one in-person session per month** and a comprehensive ANNUAL plan that you can access and log results via Google Docs***. *Up to one email per day and one phone call per week. **One in-per... See More

Session Length: 1 hour

$600 6 sessions ($100/ea) + one-time fee

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Online Training Session
Online Training for a single athlete

Online training session that includes analysis of a completed workout/training week, and recommendation for adjustments to current plan. Additional options include video analysis of technique, development of an annual plan... See More

Session Length: 30 minutes

$30 1 session + one-time fee

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  • La Salle University (PA)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Hurdles, Middle Distance, Sprints, Long Distance, Marathon, Cross Country

  • Drive Phase, Form, Gait, Breathing, Pacing, Stride

Credentials

  • La Salle University (PA)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

Services

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Hurdles, Middle Distance, Sprints, Long Distance, Marathon, Cross Country

  • Drive Phase, Form, Gait, Breathing, Pacing, Stride

More About Coach Craig

USA Track & Field Level 2 Certified Coach
USOC SafeSport Certified
15 years of experience providing technique instruction to recreational runners.
8 years of high school coaching experience in cross country and track and field, and currently in my first year as an assistant coach at University of the Sciences.
Founder and president of South Jersey Track & Field Club, and operate summer youth clubs in Haddon Township and Cherry Hill.
Professor of Communication Studies with 30 years of college teaching experience.

Competed in track and field in high school and at La Salle University. Returned to competition as a masters athlete and competed at the national level.
Personal bests:
200m: 22.4
400m: 49.9
Masters bests:
200: 25.9
400: 55.2
800: 2:12
5K: 19:44
Half Marathon: 1:41
Marathon: 3:55
Iron-Distance Triathlon: 12h 50m

I am currently only offering online coaching. I have over ten years experience teaching and coaching online, and provide a very personalized experience.

Technique training for recreational runners experiencing chronic injury:
I approach the athlete with total confidence that they can address most chronic or nagging injuries by improving their posture and stride mechanics. Through a process of evaluation, a progression of drills, and practice, I can help an athlete feel distinct improvement in our first session. By meeting additional times over the course of a few weeks I provide support to make the new technique a subconscious movement.

Endurance Training for Intermediate to Experienced Runners:
I begin with a conversation about your experience and current or future goals, along with an assessment of technique. Based on your goals, any injury issues, recent training and current fitness, I will design an annual plan that will help you peak for key races. In general, face to face sessions are usually reserved for track/speed workouts where I can help monitor correct pacing while also incorporating ongoing technique instruction.

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Client Reviews

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Coach Craig,

Very knowledgeable coach that has the ability to teach. He answered all questions and went over drills, strengthening and running form. Cannot wait to take my next lesson. A+++

Thanks,

Jim

Gave my daughter an assessment and went over some drills to help with technique. Craig is very knowledgeable and passionate about track. We will be booking more sessions moving forward.

My son was very resistant to this - we basically had to force him. Coach was amazing - our son came home so excited by the session and is excited to make it a long term relationship. Thank you - Thank you - Thank you

Coach Craig is very knowledgeable and passionate about track and field! He came prepared with drills and a keen eye to pick up on any technical flaws. It was great watching him work with my son!

Craig leads a wonderfully organized track and field club that my daughter participates. He provides very age-appropriate instruction across all the different events in a way that the kids love.
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