Fluid Running is a high intensity deep water running class that provides a total body workout without any impact. Fluid Running has revolutionized fitness by bringing running to the deep water which eliminates the harmful impact of land running while providing additional cardiovascular and muscular benefits. Set to upbeat music and guided by motivated instructors, participants can work out harder, get their heart rates up higher and burn more calories than running on land: all without impact or fear of getting injured.
Full Body Workout
Legs, arms, core and stabilizer muscles are used when Fluid Running. The resistance of water is 800 times greater than air, making this an amazing workout.
Burn More Calories
Running against the resistance of the water burns 40% more calories compared to running on land because water is 800 times denser than air.
Improve Cardiovascular Fitness
Working against the water requires muscles in your arms and legs to work harder and use more oxygen resulting in a high heart rate and improved cardio fitness.
Fluid Running takes place in the deep water. Wearing a specially designed running belt participants never touch the bottom of the pool creating a non-impact high energy form of exercise.
Workout While Injured or Recovering
Many injuries preclude you from working out on land. Fluid Running is a non-weight bearing exercise which allows most people to workout whether injured or recovering from surgery,
Set to high energy music, certified Fluid Running instructors combine low-to-moderate aerobic running sets with high-intensity intervals and sprints. Fluid Running is the only certified deep water running program in the United States.
To make people happier and healthier by providing an amazing, pain-free running based workout.
Fluid Running was founded by Jennifer Conroyd – USATF coach, A.C.E. personal trainer, marathoner and Ironman. Jennifer got injured six weeks prior to the Chicago Marathon. This marathon was of particular importance to her as she was running it along with her siblings in support of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Jennifer’s nephew was diagnosed with the disease at a very young age. Determined to run the race, she discovered deep water running, and trained solely in the water for those six weeks. She successfully completed the marathon and it inspired her to create Fluid Running.
As the demand for classes grew, so did the need for instructors. Fluid Running became the first certified instructor course in the nation. Instructors now lead classes in Illinois, Colorado, California and Oregon.
Fluid running classes challenge the weekend warrior and the most intense athletes while offering an innovative, accessible path to fitness for people with joint problems, injuries, and physical limitations. The joy of Fluid Running continues to spread as more and more people experience this amazing pain free workout.
I broke my foot on Feb 11, 2015 while training to make the time standard for the Olympic trials marathon. I was crushed. That’s when I found Fluid Running. I learned a whole new way of running in the water that worked not only my cardio, but my running specific muscles including the core and upper body.
Once I was back to my land workouts, I was shocked how fit Fluid Running kept me AND I was injury free. I competed in my first marathon in over 6 years after only 5 months of actually land running. I not only completed the race, I won the women’s title and got the course record with a of time of 2:58. I do not believe this would have been possible without Fluid Running.
I am a Fluid Runner with severe orthopedic issues. Once I found Fluid Running my world opened up to the possibility that I could get back to regular exercise without risk of injury. Fluid Running is the only exercise that allows me to challenge myself while working my joints (legs) without worry. I feel confident after my workouts because I know they are keeping me physically fit and safe from further injury.
I love Fluid Running. Despite two hip replacements, I am able to have a safe, vigorous, full body workout. Because each class is designed with modifications I can easily control my effort level so I get just the workout I need on any given day. I count on Fluid Running at least twice a week to help me stay in shape.
Never much of a runner, preferring yoga and long walks with my dogs, I decided that I needed to add cardio to increase my health and endurance. Fluid running has been ideal. The instructors lead us through well executed work outs that concentrate on increasing then easing intensity of effort, all without the jarring impact of land running. When I went to visit my daughter, who was studying in New Zealand, I was able to join her on intense hiking and climbing that I am sure are a result of the hard work I do while Fluid Running.
We have been fortunate enough to have the wonderful Fluid Running instructors conduct classes at our newly established facility, WEST Superior Training. The level of energy and excitement that the instructors bring to each class have those who participate coming back for more! Each instructor accommodates the runners’ needs to ensure they get the most out of their workouts. There have been group classes, trial runs, private lessons, and semi-private lessons that have drawn in clients that swear by the aquatic workout. We have seen an influx of interest and demand in the Fluid Running programs, as well as our facility programs in general, since opening last summer. We could not be more pleased with how well the classes are being received, but more importantly, how well they are run.
Jennifer Conroyd introduced me to this life-changing activity that has helped me immensely in my training as an ultrarunner. I will utilize Fluid Running throughout my career to become a better, stronger runner!
The Oak Brook Park District is extremely proud to have been the launching pad for Fluid Running. The innovative nature of this program and its health benefits quickly gained national recognition. We are thrilled to be able to provide new wellness and therapeutic opportunities to people of all ages in and around our community. The Fluid Running program has added new energy our water exercise offerings and has helped generate thousands of dollars in new revenue each year. We are excited to see the progress that our participants have made and the fresh approach to aquatic exercise.
Named One Of The "20 Best Workouts In America" By
People have spoken and they agree, Fluid Running is one of the best workouts available. Fluid Running participants get all the benefits (and more) of a land run workout – but without the impact! Classes are high energy and led by some of the best instructors in the nation. That’s why Men’s Journal named Fluid Running one of the 20 best workouts in America.