This workout's
for you if...

  • you want to lose weight.
  • you’d like to avoid the gym.
  • you need to detach and de-stress.

Running

The Basics

Running is the oldest and simplest of exercises, and despite the modern advances of the 21st century, it’s still one of the most productive, most practical and most loved. And what’s not to love? Even with minimal time and equipment, running provides a highly aerobic workout, meaning you’re burning a maximum amount of calories. Plus, the more regularly you run, the more your body will experience an “afterburn” where it keeps burning calories even after you finish your workout.

Apart from the weight loss benefits, running boosts your immune system, increases bone mass and lung function and strengthens your heart, which reduces your risk of heart attack.

All exercise produces mood-boosting endorphins, but running is one of the fastest ways to get you out of the dumps, and is even used by some professionals as treatment for depression and other psychological disorders.

The Gear

  • Proper running shoes (Ask an expert! Shoes make or break you.)
  • Moisture-wicking clothing

The Lingo

The 20 Degree Rule
Dress to run as you would to walk around if it were 20 degrees warmer.

Pronate and Supinate
The way your foot rolls inward (pronation) or outward (supination) when it hits the ground affects the type of shoe you buy to avoid pain in the shin, foot and knee.

Resources

RETAILERS & TRAINERS

10 Fitness
Multiple locations
Details: Treadmills

A Kick Above Personal Training Studio
Little Rock
Details: Treadmills

Anytime Fitness
Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Jacksonville, Greenbrier & Morrilton
Details: Treadmills

Athletic Revolution Riverdale
Little Rock
Details: Teaches and trains running technique, speed, acceleration and injury prevention programs

Bill Torrey’s Rock City Running
Little Rock
Products offered: Shoes, Gear & Apparel

Carousel Fit 4 Life Wellness Center
(501) 372-3348, North Little Rock
Details: Outdoor trails, Running and walking club

Clubhaus Fitness
Little Rock
Details: Treadmills

Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center
Two locations in Conway
Details: Treadmills, Indoor track, Outdoor track, Outdoor trails

CrossFit Align
North Little Rock
Details: Running mechanics workshops, Running clinics

CrossFit Midpoint
Little Rock
Details: Endurance programs

Custom Fit By Nicki
Sheridan
Details: Treadmills

D1 Little Rock
Little Rock

Downtown Athletic Club
Little Rock
Details: Treadmills

Fit Factory Little Rock
Little Rock
Details: Treadmills, Indoor track

Fleet Feet Sports Easy Runner
Little Rock
Products offered: Shoes, Gear & Apparel
Details: Outdoor trails, No Boundaries (5K/10K training), The Full Effect (marathon training), The Half Project (half marathon training) Outside, Run Dirty (trail running group)

Foot Solutions Little Rock
Little Rock
Products offered: Running/Athletic Shoes, Custom and OTC Arch Supports

Go! Running
Little Rock
Products offered: Shoes, Gear & Apparel
Details: Offers summer camp training, trail training and weekly Thursday runs from the store

Health & Fitness in the Heights
Little Rock
Details: Treadmills

Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center
Little Rock
Details: Treadmills, Indoor track, Outdoor track, Outdoor trails

Little Rock Athletic Club
Little Rock
Details: Treadmills, Indoor track

Little Rock Racquet Club
Little Rock
Details: Treadmills

McClure Fitness
Benton & Little Rock
Details: Outdoor trails

North Little Rock Athletic Club
North Little Rock
Details: Treadmills, Indoor track

Orangetheory Fitness
Two locations in Little Rock

Snap Fitness
Little Rock
Details: Treadmills, Outdoor group fun runs (seasonal)

Triumph MMA & Fitness
Greenbrier
Details: Outdoor trails

Wellness Revolution Crossfit
Little Rock

INDOOR TRACKS

You can run year-round at one of these local gyms we love.

Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center

Fit Factory Little Rock

Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center

Little Rock Athletic Club

North Little Rock Athletic Club

The Time

As long as you want!

The Burn

500 -1,400

calories per 60 minutes
*Averages sourced from Harvard Medical School