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Dear Friends,

Welcome to Take The Magic Step! On behalf of our entire team I wish so much that we could be right there beside YOU every day to help YOU on the road to better wellbeing.

The articles and other information in this “YOU” section are intended to do just that. They have been organized into three distinct groups—”Beginners,” “Athletes,” and “Families”—to make it easier for you to find the most relevant content and featured topics.

I wish you happiness and good health!

Truly yours,

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Beginners

Beginners

Are you looking for guidance to feel better, get healthier, or even change some aspect of your life? We offer valuable concepts to help you to get started – and keep progressing – on a new path to achieving your fitness and health goals!

Uta’s Yoga and Stabilization Guide for a Better Running Technique

Uta’s Yoga and Stabilization Guide for a Better Running Technique

Runners, especially, can benefit from a well-balanced yoga and stabilization program. Uta suggests effective combinations of poses and exercises that have helped her gain the flexibility and balance that can lead to a better running technique for everyone.

Running on Warm Summer Training Days

Running on Warm Summer Training Days

Training in the summer heat means taking some extra precautions to make sure your body does not overheat. If your goal is a marathon, a 5K, or a weekend fun run, here are some tips to keep you cool—and make your training more successful.

How a Clever Mental Focus Can Get You Through Running Injuries

How a Clever Mental Focus Can Get You Through Running Injuries

Running injuries can be devastating, but learning to focus mentally can speed up the healing process. Uta explains how the forced break from running can actually provide future benefits.

Athletes

Athletes

Explore ways to improve performance by reading articles about inspiration, nutrition, and training routines written by Uta and associated coaches and fitness experts. You will also find ideas that can help you minimize and recover from sports-related injuries.

Training Advice for the Second Build-Up Period of Your Marathon Preparation

Training Advice for the Second Build-Up Period of Your Marathon Preparation

You are almost there—and the upcoming weeks are important in determining how well you run in your race. I hope you can stay focused and take advantage of your training during this second build-up period, with the highest mileage and your longest runs, so you can be best prepared for your marathon.

Marathon: Training Advice for Your Recovery Weeks

Marathon: Training Advice for Your Recovery Weeks

Proper recovery is essential for your successful training and an important component of your marathon preparation. I have included specific mileage for your Recovery Weeks and suggestions for the intensities of various running sessions during these easier phases of training.

Key Training Principles for the First Build-Up Period of Your Marathon Preparation

Key Training Principles for the First Build-Up Period of Your Marathon Preparation

Continuing to improve your form during your first build-up period will ensure that you will be well-prepared for the second build-up period—and give you the best chance of reaching your full potential in your marathon. I also have included information on the signs of overtraining.

Families

Families

Helping your family get healthier may be the greatest gift you can give them. Leading by example and having the knowledge to incorporate fitness and nutrition into their daily lifestyle can be as fun and rewarding for you as it is beneficial for them.

Enjoy Your Summertime Fitness: Part II—Proper Hydration and Summer Nutrition

Enjoy Your Summertime Fitness: Part II—Proper Hydration and Summer Nutrition

Summer is the time for delicious new nutritional treats that can help you achieve optimum fitness. Plus, knowing how to stay healthy and stress free while you exercise during the hottest time of the year can make your fitness routine even more effective & fun.

Benefits of Exercise for Children

Benefits of Exercise for Children

Physical fitness, confidence, stronger self-esteem, more energy, and better memory are only some of the benefits that exercise can have on children—and they are surprisingly easy to achieve.

When I Started Running: Lasting Lessons, Chasing Dreams, and Fond Memories

When I Started Running: Lasting Lessons, Chasing Dreams, and Fond Memories

Remember, even champions once were beginners. Here I describe my early days in an awesome sport that has the advantage of keeping you fit without requiring much more than a pair of running shoes, somewhere to run… and a little love for it.