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Many runners don’t understand how the gym can benefit them, believing strength training will slow them down or make them muscle-bound. The truth is, appropriate and relevant resistance exercises will actually improve your running; to be a good runner takes more than running alone.

Running is a high impact activity. This puts mechanical stress on the skeletal system and muscles of the entire body – not just the legs. Therefore, it makes sense to train the body as a whole, making it more robust and efficient.

If you wish to run safely, muscles need to be conditioned and limber; otherwise they will begin to fight back.

Resistance training increases bone density and enhances the thickness and strength of the tendons and ligaments. It improves posture, joint stability and co-ordination. With lean muscle-gain metabolism is also raised, especially at rest. All work to compliment your running.


Dragonfly Clinic

The Samurai Centre, 49 New England Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GQ

Esporta / Virgin Active

Village Way, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9SG

Fitness First

78-81 Queens Road , Brighton, BN1 3XE

LA Fitness

Tower Point, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YR


Sport Centre, University of Sussex, Sport Centre Road, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RB



David Lloyd

Brighton Marina Village, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 5UF

The Gym

Unit 9, The Terraces, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1TB



King Alfred Leisure Centre

Kingsway, Hove, BN3 2WW

LA Fitness

St. Heliers Avenue, Off Portland Road, Hove, BN3 5RE



Brighton Bootcamp

26 – 28 Franklin Road, Portslade, BN41 1AF

CrossFit Connect

Unit 9, Hove Enterprise Centre, Basin Road North, Hove