Running Coach Certification
100% Online Course – Comprehensive Scientific Training – Certification – Complete Business System
This is the Opportunity You Need to Start or Expand Your Running Coach Career
The story being the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ SYSTEM:
Everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo. We believe in thinking differently. We believe running doesn’t just change people’s waistlines or give them a faster PR to brag about; it changes their lives.
Running empowers us to narrow the gap between who we are and who we want to be, who we believe ourselves to be. Through running, we fulfill our destiny as physical beings, and on the foundation of a fitter physical being, we can build a better life.
Our course uses science and a deep understanding of how physiology works – how running works. We know exactly what it’s like to help a fitness professional or coach become an expert and be successful, and we also understand the pleasure of making that happen.
When you earn the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification, you not only get the best running education in the world; you get a complete running experience, because what we do serves as the proof of what we believe.
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
At the heart of REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ is its name, which includes an acronym of the 3 physiological factors that determine running fitness and performance:
RUNNING ECONOMY | VO₂MAX | LACTATE THRESHOLD
REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ offers the most credible running education experience through its home-study online course. It offers value by doing what other certification courses can’t, including curating and incorporating the most influential scientific research, from as recent as yesterday to the pioneering classic studies of the 1920s. It’s our objective to establish REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ as the most recognized and respected running education brand in the world.
• Physiological factors that influence running fitness and performance
• Specific workouts to increase VO₂max, lactate threshold, and running economy
• Specific workouts to target metabolic energy systems
• How to design training programs for runners of different levels and for different races
• How to start revenue-generating running programs at your club
• Specifics of running technique and how to teach it
• How to teach the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ group treadmill classes
• Secrets of avoiding running-related injuries
• Important training concepts to help clients
• Nutrition for runners
• How to train clients to lose weight through running
• A whole lot more!
BE INSPIRED. JOIN THE REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ TEAM
• Build credibility with clients and add value to your services
• Market yourself as a running expert and increase revenue
• Earn continuing education credits for national fitness certifications
• Align yourself with one of the premier experts and education providers in the industry
• Get a PhD-level education in exercise physiology and the science of running
• Become part of the exclusive REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ brand
• Be promoted to tens of thousands of people through our social media channels and email list
• Use the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ logo to market your coaching services
• Teach REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ classes at gyms around the world
• Future option to become a REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ Master Trainer and get paid to teach live courses
• Receive discounts on running shoes/apparel/nutrition from our partners
Is there a big enough market to justify becoming a Certified Running Coach?
There were 64.2 US million gym members in 2019, up 2.7% from 62.5 million in 2018 [IHRSA 2019]. Gym attendance statistics show that these 62.5 million health club members use a club or studio for an average of 104 days a year [IHRSA 2019].
Running is one of the most popular and practiced sports worldwide. In the United States alone, almost 60 million people participated in running, jogging and trail running in 2017. Walking for fitness drew more than 110 million participants in the U.S. in 2017. [Statistica 2018]
Among people in the United States aged six years and older, the number of participants in triathlons amounted to approximately 4.04 million in 2017. [Statistica 2020].
NOTE: Many competitors in triathlon may need help with running, while others want a coach for all 3 disciplines. We also offer a triathlon coach certification.
In short, 10s of millions of people want and need your help.
You can also use our online software to work with running clients anywhere in the world. Get a free trial. http://gymgo.com/nesta
- Extensive Video of Live Course
- Sample Training Programs for 5K, 10K, Half-marathon and Marathon
- Dr. Karp’s Best-selling book “The Inner Runner” (digital version)
- 100-Question Multiple Choice Online Exam
- Official Certification from NESTA and REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™
- Entrance info the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ Certified Trainer Directory
- Continuing Education Credits from 10+ Associations
Your Learning Modules:
Module 1: Running Physiology
Running includes a beautiful integration of cardiovascular, muscular, metabolic, and neurological systems that operate cooperatively to influence the transportation of oxygen, the extraction and use of that oxygen, and the use of the muscle fuels of fat and carbohydrate. Understanding how energy is produced to run is the basis for understanding how to train most effectively. If a runner wants to get faster or run without injury, every workout he or she does should have a specific, physiological purpose.
Module 1 takes a comprehensive look at energy production through the 3 metabolic energy systems; the cardiovascular, metabolic, and muscular factors of running fitness and performance, including stroke volume, cardiac output, blood flow, hemoglobin, capillarization, mitochondria, and enzymes; carbohydrate and fat metabolism, including how each is affected by running pace; the physiology of the 3 running fitness and performance factors that make up the acronym of the certification’s name—running economy, VO₂max, and lactate threshold; women-specific physiology, including the menstrual cycle, bone density, and pregnancy; and the physiology of aging and how it affects training.
Module 2: Running Technique
Most people who run just walk out the door and start running. They concern themselves with training-related variables, like pace and heart rate, but pay little or no attention to how they run. Proper running technique is the first step in becoming a runner or preparing for a race. Learning how to run more skillfully can help prevent injuries and enable runners to tolerate greater training loads since they will be undertaking the training with better skill. To become a better runner, start by running better.
Module 2 dissects running technique and biomechanics, discussing elements of the running stride, including stride rate and stride length and their influence on speed, muscle activation, foot strike, pronation, leg shank angle, and arm swing. It even includes a cameo appearance from famed physicist Isaac Newton to explain how to optimize kinetic energy and ground reaction forces, and shares several running technique drills with instructions, pictures, and videos, and provides information on how to select running shoes.
Module 3: Running Training
Whether someone wants to run around the block or qualify for the Boston Marathon, how he or she trains can have a dramatic effect on his or her performance. Most runners do arbitrary workouts without having a systematic, progressive plan and they do workouts at suboptimal speeds because they don’t understand the purpose of the workouts. Understanding all the training components and putting them together in a systematic training plan gives runners the blueprint for success.
Module 3 begins with 18 important training concepts, delves into how runners adapt to workouts, and then explains the purpose of all the components of training and shows how to implement them. Specific topics include how to target the 3 metabolic energy systems; how to train VO₂max, lactate threshold, running economy, anaerobic capacity, and anaerobic power; specific details about how to design interval workouts with work periods and recovery intervals; how to plan and increase weekly mileage; how to plan training around a woman’s menstrual cycle and pregnancy; how adaptation to training occurs and what that means for how to plan the training; week-by-week planning of training programs for different races, from half-mile to marathon; periodization; cross-training; strength training; altitude training; running in the heat; stretching; recovery nutrition and hydration; and aging.
Module 4: Running Workouts
Running physiology, technique, training, injuries, and nutrition are all very interesting subjects and important to know to be an effective coach. But what the runner really wants to know is, “What’s the workout on Tuesday?”
Module 4 gives detailed examples of workouts for all the training components with instructions and paces for each, including easy and long runs, lactate threshold runs and intervals, VO₂max intervals, anaerobic capacity (speed endurance) intervals, anaerobic power (speed) intervals, hills, fartleks, race prep workouts, group workouts that can be done as games, and a variety of treadmill workouts.
Module 5: Running Injuries
It’s an understatement to say that runners hate to be injured. It affects their lives in innumerable ways, none of which seem positive at the time it’s happening. When runners lose their ability to run because of injury, it’s easy to feel helpless, vulnerable, and even scared, because the fitness and vibrancy they get from running is taken away. Like a parent kissing his or her child’s boo-boo, it’s your job to make it all better.
There’s no good reason why so many runners should get injured. Yet it happens all the time, mostly because so many runners don’t train intelligently, or they follow programs that are faulty in design. The main reason why running injuries happen is because the physical stress is too much for the body to handle at that time. That stress can be due to biomechanical factors that cause excessive movement of the foot when landing on the ground and/or to training factors. Either case can cause too much force, a higher frequency of force, or a longer duration of force, which negatively impacts the joints or tissues.
Module 5 describes the intrinsic and extrinsic factors of running injuries, shares 13 secrets of how to prevent running injuries, and describes the causes, symptoms, and treatment for the most common ones—just in case.
Module 6: Running for Weight Loss
Not all people who run want to get faster or run races. Some run to lose weight. Running is the best exercise to lose weight and keep it off.
Module 6 explains the 3 major reasons why running is effective for weight loss, delves into the principles of weight loss, discusses calories and metabolism, provides a review of the weight loss research, and explains strategies for burning calories and how individuals can use running to lose weight. It also includes a discussion on the partitioning of calories, eating to lose weight, and research-based recommendations for macro and micronutrients. Cameo appearances are made by French scientists Antoine Laurent Lavoisier and Pierre-Simon Laplace, who were the first scientists to study metabolism.
Module 7: Running Programs in Gyms
Running is the most popular exercise in the world, the most effective and fastest way to get fit, and the world’s best calorie-burner. Thus, gyms can benefit from offering running programs to their members. Because running changes people’s lives as well as their waistlines, they will keep coming back and bring their friends, which will increase gym member retention and new memberships.
Module 7 explains different types of running programs that you can implement at gyms, including treadmill interval running classes (and how to teach the classes), fat-loss programs, race training programs, and one-on-one coaching, along with how to market the programs.
Module 8: REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ Group Treadmill Class
REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ takes advantage of the most popular exercise in the world with this one-of-a-kind treadmill group running experience. Participants will get sculpted legs, a big heart, unbridled self-confidence, and an inspiration that burns inside them for the rest of their lives. The REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification certifies you to teach REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ group treadmill interval classes at fitness clubs. At the heart of REVO2LUTION RUNNING™ classes is its name, which includes an acronym of the 3 physiological factors that determine running fitness: Running Economy, VO2max, and Lactate Threshold. To achieve results, the biology of running requires that workouts be designed to maximize these physiological factors. That’s the secret of REVO2LUTION RUNNING™.
Module 8 describes the group treadmill program and how to teach the classes, including communicating with the class, warm-up, cueing the workout, cueing technique, and cool-down. It also offers a menu of classes with descriptions and sample workouts, marketing the class, and license agreement.
Module 9: Running Coaching
Great coaches are great leaders. They don’t just develop people; they equip people to develop themselves. To be an effective leader and coach, you must be self-aware. You must observe and, more importantly, reflect on how you and others do things.
There’s a lot more to coaching than writing a training program. How do you go from the training programs you write to your clients running personal best times and continuing to get better year after year? How do you keep them motivated? How do you deal with different personalities? How do you change what you say and how you say it depending on whom you’re speaking to? How do you develop your emotional intelligence to balance your cognitive intelligence? How do you influence people to pay for your services? How do you teach your clients and athletes in addition to training them? How do you lead?
Module 9 goes beyond the physiology and biomechanics details of coaching, focusing on important coaching topics such as leadership, personality, behavior, goal setting, how to establish trust, how to communicate with your clients, motivation, influence, coaching styles and philosophies, and the business of coaching.
ABOUT DR. JASON KARP: It started with a race around the track in sixth grade in Marlboro, New Jersey. Little did Jason know how much it would define his career and life. A Brooklyn, New York native (you can take the boy out of Brooklyn, but you can’t take Brooklyn out of the boy), he grew up playing baseball and soccer and running track. It was intoxicating. The passion that Jason found as a kid for the science of athletic performance (one of his earliest questions was how baseball pitchers throw curveballs) placed him on a yellow brick road that he still follows as a coach, exercise physiologist, author, speaker, and creator of the REVO₂LUTION RUNNING™ certification program for coaches
and fitness professionals around the world.
Dr. Karp has given hundreds of international lectures and has been a featured speaker at the world’s top fitness conferences and coaching clinics, including Asia Fitness Convention, Indonesia Fitness & Health Expo, FILEX Fitness Convention (Australia), U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Convention, American College of Sports Medicine Conference, IDEA World Fitness Convention, SCW Fitness MANIA, National Strength & Conditioning Association Conference, and CanFitPro, among others. He has been an instructor for USA Track & Field’s level 3 coaching certification and for coaching camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
At age 24, Dr. Karp became one of the youngest college head coaches in the country, leading the Georgian Court University women’s cross country team to the regional championship and winning honors as NAIA Northeast Region Coach of the Year. As a high school track and field and cross country coach, he has produced state qualifiers and All-Americans. He is also the founder and coach of the elite developmental team, REVO₂LUTION RUNNING ELITE.
A prolific writer, Jason is the author of 10 books: The Inner Runner, Running a Marathon For Dummies, Run Your Fat Off, Lose it Forever, Sexercise, 14-Minute Metabolic Workouts, Running for Women, 101 Winning Racing Strategies for Runners, 101 Developmental Concepts & Workouts for Cross Country Runners, and How to Survive Your PhD. He is also editor of the sixth edition of Track & Field Omnibook. He has more than 400 articles published in numerous international coaching, running, and fitness trade and consumer magazines, including Track Coach, Techniques for Track & Field and Cross Country, New Studies in Athletics, Runner’s World, Running Times, Women’s Running, Marathon & Beyond, IDEA Fitness Journal, Oxygen, PTontheNet.com, and Shape, among others. He also served as senior editor for Active Network and is the founder of and principal agent at JK Literary Agency.
Dr. Karp is a USA Track & Field certified coach, has been sponsored by PowerBar and Brooks, and was a member of the silver-medal winning United States masters team at the 2013 World Maccabiah Games in Israel.
For his work and contributions to his industry, Jason was awarded the 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year (the fitness industry’s highest award), is a two-time recipient of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, & Nutrition Community Leadership Award (2014, 2019), and was a 2019 finalist for Personal Fitness Professional Trainer of the Year and 2020 finalist for Association of Fitness Studios Influencer of the Year.
Dr. Karp received his PhD in exercise physiology with a physiology minor from Indiana University in 2007, his master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Calgary in 1997, and his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science with an English minor from Penn State University in 1995. He is currently pursuing his MBA at San Diego State University. His research has been published in various scientific journals, and he serves as a journal expert peer reviewer.
Continuing Education Units: 2.0 NESTA CEUs, 1.9 NASM CEUs, 20 ISSA CECs, 2.0 Spencer Institute CEUs, 2.0 MMACA CEUs, 2.0 ITCA CEUs, 2.0 ACE, 15 AFAA, 4 CanFitPro, 8 PTA Global, 4 USAT,8 WITS, 14 Fitness Australia
Recertification Requirements: Certification is valid for (2) two years. You are required to complete 2.0 units (20 hours) of CEUs (continuing education credits) to keep your certification valid. Simple process and our team will assist.
Learning Format: 100% online, self-paced, 8 hours of comprehensive and easy-to-follow online training videos, informative lectures, color graphs, easy-to-understand charts, and a detailed, printable workbook.
Online Exam Requirement: Exam is multiple-choice, 100 question exam. Passing requirement is 80% or higher. You will be given 150 minutes (2 1/2 hours) to complete the exam. Three attempts are given. Results are known instantly.
Retest Fee: $95 retest fee applies if the passing requirement is not met at the end of the third exam attempt.
Completion Time: Approximately 2 – 3 weeks (Must complete within one year of purchase).
After successful completion, you will earn the professional title of “Certified Revolution Running Coach” on your certificate.