By combining modern science with the ancient principles of T'ai Chi, ChiRunning and ChiWalking are quickly becoming a popular choice among runners and walkers alike.


The technique behind ChiRunning is based on the principles of Yoga, Pilates and T'ai Chi, namely: strengthening core muscles, fusing mind and body, and focusing on improving overall long-term performance and wellbeing. Additional benefits of ChiRunning include helping reduce or eliminate:

  • Shin splints
  • IT band syndrome
  • Hamstring injury
  • Plantar faciitus
  • Hip problems
  • Knee injury


The technique and theory behind ChiWalking is very similar to that of ChiRunning, but with a few differences. ChiWalking encourages participants to use good posture, loose joints, engaging one's core muscles, and relaxing the peripheral muscles of the arms and legs. This approach to walking makes it easier on the body and helps improve the aches and pains that are associated with walking incorrectly. ChiWalking also includes a 'menu' of walks tailored to different needs:

  • Cardio walk
  • Aerobic walk
  • Flexibility walk
  • Loosening walk
  • Focusing walk
  • Energizing walk
  • Walking meditation

These are just seven of the 12 different styles of walks available in the program. For more information, visit or