Core-Strength-Power Training

Core-Strength-Power Group Training

  • Join expert Coach Bill Leach for this small group training program designed to strengthen the body's "core" - that is, the muscles of the hips, abdomen, back, and torso.

  • Sessions also include strength and power exercises for the muscles that propel you forward while running.

  • Runners of all ability and fitness levels will get results and have fun with this program.

  • This small group training program is limited to 10 participants per session, providing you with the opportunity to interact with your coach on a personal level.

Upcoming Sessions: 

  • Participants are recommended to attend two sessions of their choosing each week. Each session lasts approximately 60 minutes.

  • For October 26, 2020 - December 17, 2020 sessions: Sessions will be held Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., outdoors at the CARA board (across from 2800 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago). Indoor sessions, if/when necessary, will occur at 2460 North Halsted Street, and will include some deviations from the past CSP Training format, in accordance with and respect for ongoing COVID-19 safety guidelines. Coach Leach will contact participants via text on the morning of each session to confirm the location. *Note, there will be no session on Thursday, November 26 due to Thanksgiving Holiday 

  • January, March, and October sessions meet indoors at 2640 N. Halsted, Chicago on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

  • May, July, and September sessions held outdoors at the CARA Board (across from 2800 N. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago) Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sessions move to 2640 N. Halsted when inclement weather is present.


REGISTER: To register, click on the program dates below you wish to register for.

Program Dates: Fee
January 6 to February 28, 2020 (8 Weeks) $180
March 9 to April 30, 2020 (8 Weeks) $180
May 11 to July 2, 2020 (8 Weeks)  $180
July 13 to September 3, 2020 (8 Weeks) $180
September 14 to October 22, 2020 (6 Weeks)  $140
October 26 to December 17, 2020 (8 Weeks) - Registration $180

Rate Details:

  • CARA Supporter Level members receive a 15% discount on the program fee.

Credit Card Fees:

  • Credit card registration fee payments are subject to a service fee by our registration provider. To avoid online credit card fees, send the check for the amount owed to CARA, 1100 W. Cermak Rd., #231, Chicago, IL 60608. Provide full name, e-mail and note that check is for CSP program fees and session requested. CARA will then contact to complete registration.

Terms / Details:

  • Fees are not prorated for late entry.

  • Refunds: No refunds will be issued for any reason.

  • Credits / Deferrals: Participants may withdraw from the program prior to the first day of training (Monday, week of first group session) for any reasons and receive a credit to any CARA program or event of equal or lesser value. Credit expires at the end of the next calendar year. Complete terms and conditions will be provided upon request.

Weather Policy:

  • Please review CARA's weather policy HERE. (Applies to outdoor training sessions)


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