PERSONAL TRAINER & STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH
Aaron Runner, MS, CSCS, CES
Coach Runner is the Owner, Director of Sports Performance, and a Personal Trainer at Full-Stride Performance. Prior to founding FSP, Runner was formerly the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Atlanta Gladiators of the East Coast Hockey League, a minor league affiliate of the NHL’s Boston Bruins. Coach Runner was also the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Husson University Eagles, Graduate Assistant Strength Coach at the University of Maine, and a former collegiate hockey player for Plymouth State University. He earned his Master of Science degree in Kinesiology & Exercise Science from the University of Maine and is recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength & Conditioning Association in addition to numerous other certifications.
Runner currently acts as lead coach for all of FSP’s sports performance programs, a personal trainer to individuals in 1-on-1 and small-group settings, and is an avid writer for his own personal website and Speed & Strength Training Online.
Coach Runner’s performance enhancement and injury prevention training philosophy revolves around refining fundamental movement patterns and building on them from the ground up. To him, corrective exercise first stems from training correctly first and then adding corrective accessory exercises and drills to compliment a sound program design.
While there is no official hipocratic oath for performance training and strength and conditioning, Coach Runner’s first priority is “to do no harm,” with performance enhancement a close second. Results matter, but not at the expense of health and livelihood and his approach to progressive overload speaks volumes on his commitment to that fact.
Coach Runner is a peer-reviewed author in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, published monthly by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He currently resides in Alpharetta, GA.