The last of the summer 2020 at ForgetTheGym

It has been a summer like no other… 

Despite all the negative impacts of Covid 19, the changes and restrictions spurred us on to be creative in finding new ways to keep spirits up, keep running, stay strong and remain connected with others.

Our June/July success story….

For June and July we look our most popular classes/programmes online and we are overwhelmed by the positive feedback. Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first ‘online’ coaching term. From the wonderful feedback on Aoife’s ‘beachfit from home’ zoom class, to the camaraderie and support in our private facebook group, it was great to hear how the programme kept so many of you running, motivated and sane through June and July. It still felt like we were together, even though we were running/moving apart.

Making the most of August… 

Our plan now is to make the most of the rest of the summer and help everyone both local, and further afield, appreciate what August has to offer before we lose the long evenings and warmer days. We know how hard it is to stay motivated without parkrun, races, running buddies and classes. But we are here to help keep you motivated, moving and sane this very unusual summer of 2020. By the end of July we managed a few socially distant meetups, and we are delighted to say we are building more of those into our August schedule. 

Our August plans

Last of the Summer – 4 Week August Programmes : Based on the success of our June/July programmes, we have 2 new packages to keep you motivated through August. Choose from a 100% online programme, or if you are Dublin based, we have a programme that combines online with a pick-n-mix of  ‘real life classes’ to join. Suitable for runners of all levels – and those on (another) comeback! Starts Monday 10th August. Find out more…..

A little Yoga : We have partnered with Linann Yoga to offer a Yin Yoga for Runners online workshop for everyone in our August programmes too. The perfect way to balance the miles. 

Marathon Coaching : Mary’s marathon coaching group has started and training will continue for ‘virtual’ marathons from now right up to end of October. 

Beginners Coaching: If you are completely new to running, you can still use Mary’s book Get Running for all the training plans you need to get moving or use Mary’s Irish Times Get Running programmes which remain free on the website. You can always email Mary if you have any questions.
Beachfit Classes : Due to very popular demand we will be keeping Aoife’s beachfit online on zoom by Aoife this August. You can join these classes by being part of one of our two August Packages. Find out more…

Reading about Running : Mary will continue to write fortnightly for The Irish Times on all things running related. You can see some of the recent articles here all relevant for coronavirus running times. 

Have you got the book? Mary’s Get Running book is available to help give runners of all levels inspiration on how to enjoy running more. 

Other running events : For the moment all our Chi Running Workshops, Run/Yoga Day Trips, Holidays originally planned for the summer have been postponed. But good news, we will resume Chi Running in September

Wishing you all a healthy and happy end of summer in the  fresh air wherever you will run your miles. 

Aoife and Mary x