Exactly 2 years ago we launched our virtual running coaching at ForgetTheGym. What a 2 years it has been!
Hundreds of you have joined us from beginners to marathoners as we navigated our way through covid, zoom and having to watch ourselves on video! But we did it. And I am so grateful to everyone who supported us over these last 2 years – and especially our dream team of coaches – Aoife, Linda and Dee.
But now, the time has come to change things up. In fact, the last 2 years have been the perfect stepping stone for us to move towards offering you all something bigger! And it’s very exciting!
It is something I have had in my mind for many years but never have had the confidence or the technical know how to make it happen. BUT It’s coming (finally!)
We are working to create a membership site/app where you will be able to access everything you need. It will be our library of inspiration and information. From our classes to workshops, recipes to yoga, technique to training tips. It will be our home for all that we do now and a place where you will find all that you need – whatever your running goals or your motivation levels are!
We have learnt so much over the last 2 years and one thing we do know is that virtual coaching is a lot more than logging into another zoom call. It’s having the support and community of others when you need it and the ability to train at a time that works for you. Its about having your coach in your pocket and a video to help you or a community to chat to. It complements our ‘real life’ meetups and gives us a focus when we are not sure what to do – but know we need to do something!
In order to put our heart and soul into this project, we need to take a step back from our virtual coaching in its current format – so for the next term May/June – we wont be offering new virtual content and programmes. However, any of our loyal virtual followers will be offered a selection of our best of virtual classes that they can access any time for support over these months. We know some of you might retire without us!
By the summer we will have a clear picture of how things will look going forward. In the meantime, we will still be here to support you in any way we can. Our outdoor classes and popup events will continue and we will have new class term for May/June and a mini July Term. Our workshops, events and holidays will go on as planned as will the regular writing about running and Facebook support and motivation.
It’s a change that’s a long time coming – and I know many of our have been talking to me over the years about some kind of ‘member’ model! So, I’m saying it out loud. The time has come to make it happen and bring together everything we have built together in the last 14 years! Yes, its that long!
I will keep you all up to date as the weeks go on and will be looking for all your ideas of how we can make it work well for YOU. Thank you once again to everyone who has supported us through the last 2 years and made our virtual coaching the great success it was and a stepping stone to something bigger.
It’s not over. Just another step forward. As we always tell you all, focus on one step at a time. It’s time to practice what we preach. Wish us luck!
In the meantime : see all our upcoming classes and events.