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    I am totally out of shape and have not exercised in years. Can I be successful with the running 101 program?
    This program was designed for people who have NEVER been fit, or have not been fit in years. It assumes no base of physical fitness what so ever. I have successfully taught people who have NEVER exercised how to run a 5K. If you are willing to show up for each workout, and do your best, I can help you learn how to run. That being said, it is crucial to visit your doctor before starting this program to make sure that you are healthy enough to run.
    I am very overweight, can I still take your Running 101 program
    I have had students successfully complete this program who weighed well over 300 lbs. Because this program is aimed at the non runner, it starts off slow, and takes its time when it comes to upping the intensity. This slow progression allows your body the time it required to develop the protective musculature needed to help you avoid injury. This in turn makes this a good program for the heavier person who would like to learn how to run. For what it is worth, I was 293 lbs when I first learned how to run. I have been there (learning to run when heavy), and I know that it is possible. That being said, it is crucial to visit your doctor before starting this program to make sure that you are healthy enough to run.
    What if I am not able to run outside? Can I follow your program on a treadmill?
    You can definitely follow this program successfully on a treadmill. It is different from running outside, but not significantly so. Over the past two years, I have had dozens of people graduate from my program without doing a single minute of running outside.
    What do I need to know about running before I can start the running 101 program?
    You do not need to know anything about running to be successful with this program. It is specifically tailored for people who have no knowledge on the subject of running. Through the course of the program, I will teach you everything that you need to know.
    I can run for 3 miles but I am so slow. Should I take running 101 or running 201?
    This is an easy choice. If you can already do 3 miles (no matter how slow), running 201 is the way to go. It assumes no speed, just the aerobic ability to run three miles non-stop. The program will start with slow three mile runs, and go on to help you to develop your ability to run for longer distances, as well as to greatly improve your speed.
    I can run a mile or two, but not very fast. Should I be taking the running 101 program, or the running 201 program?
    If you can run at least two miles, and feel ok doing so, you should consider taking running 201. You may need to take a few extra weeks at the beginning (to build up to the starting point of three mile runs), but once you get there, you should enjoy the more intense workouts provided by this program. If are running closer to one mile, or if you don’t feel comfortable when running, you might be better off in the running 101 program. The 101 program will help you make sure that you establish the base fitness needed to be successful as you continue with your running. There may be some workouts that you find too easy when getting started, but this is a small price to pay when it comes to getting off on the right foot. Your best chance of success will come if you are conservative when choosing between these two programs.
    I have never exercised as an adult. Will your programs work for me?
    My Running 101 is specifically designed for adults who have never exercised. I will teach you everything you need to know, as well as give you the support needed to be successful. All you have to do is show up with a willingness to try, and I will help you with the rest.
    I have failed with other programs, what makes your programs different?
    There are two primary reasons that my programs are different from most other programs. The first is that these programs are based on the concept that gradual change is the key to success. Slow and steady are my watchwords. Improving in this manner allows your body and mind the time needed to be prepared for each new challenge you face. The second difference is that I understand that some of the lessons I teach can be challenging. I realize that there will be some failures mixed in with your successes. I help my students to learn to expect, understand, and overcome the ups and downs of developing or improving your ability to run.
    I have previously injured myself. Can I still take one of your programs?
    You can definitely take one of my programs if you have been injured in the past. I have had success with many students who have injured themselves with other running programs. These successes are due to the conservative way my programs progress. This being said, you should still always get checked out by a doctor before starting one of my programs.
    I have a pre-existing medical condition. What should I do before staring one of your programs?
    Everybody should visit the doctor before starting any running program. This is especially true if you are a pre existing condition. Please make sure that you have your doctors clearance before signing up for one of my programs.
    If I get hurt mid program, can I freeze my membership?
    I understand that injuries do occur. Therefore, I allow my students the ability to freeze their membership one time during the course of the program. If you have an injury (or hardship) that will necessitate time off from running, please send me an email explaining your situation. Once I receive this, I will arrange for your membership to be put on hold. Memberships can be frozen for a maximum of one year.
    What is the timeframe for your programs?
    My programs are intended to take 100 days. Most students will be able to successfully complete them in this timeframe. That being said, I also understand that some students will need more time to successfully complete these programs. To take this into account, all students will have access to the program materials and videos for 125 days from the day they sign up. On the off chance you need more time, please reach out to me by email. Requests for additional time will be considered on a case by case basis.
    Do you offer refunds if I am not happy with the program I purchased
    For the protection of the author’s intellectual property BradGansberg.com reserves the right to deny or approve refund requests on a case by case basis. In order to be considered for refund, a written request must be made to bradgansberg@gmail.com within 24 hours of the purchase being made along with a detailed explanation of the refund request. Requests will then be assessed on a case by case.

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