People who have seen the results
Our athletes conquered their race goals due to running knowledge, techniques, and with organized groups that helped them finish strong and set new PRs.
Just wanted to say thanks to Tina and Balanced Running. I had a very specific goal and a short amount of time to get there. From training with Tina I not only reached my goal but beat it. Highly recommended.
Donna D. Parrish
As a new runner, I had no idea how to get started. A huge thanks to, Tina Klein for developing a fun and informative training program that keep me motivated enough to help me restore my health. I never thought of myself as a “runner,” but because of her I am! Thank you for all the support and motivation I could not have done it on my own.
I was fortunate to meet coach Tina while training for the Peachtree Road Race. Her incredible support, unique stories, e mails, her passion for running, helped us all cross the finish line. I would never be the runner I am had I not met Tina Klein.
Tina helped me become a runner! Just a bit over three years ago, I thought I was not a runner, and Tina helped me go from running my first mile, to completing my first half marathon, my first marathon, and to eventually becoming a volunteer running coach myself. Tina pushed me and motivated me through fun, lighthearted, but well-structured training sessions. I remember struggling with a hill, and it was Tina's funny encouraging chants that helped not just through that hill, but also through all "allegorical" training hills later on. I still think of her many helpful tips when I hit a low point and struggle in my running. Also, Tina's fun motivational emails got me thinking about various aspects of running that I never thought about before. Finally, thanks to Tina and her engaging leadership style, I became a part of an amazingly supportive community of runners. Now I belong to an informal women's running group that formed as a result of us all attending a training program lead by Tina.
I recommend Tina's training programs to everyone, especially those doubting whether running is for them!
I met Tina in April 2008, and under her training programs I have trained for my first 10K -P'tree in July 2008, first Half marathon, Nov. 2008; and for my first marathon Disney Jan-2010; during all three programs I was able to run injury free and finish each race strong, with the ambition to keep running and increasingly improve my times and keep running, so today I can count 5 marathons under my belt.
Tina inspired me not only for her professionalism, but her sympathy and selfless dedication to help anyone who is interested in getting off the couch and start walk/running with her, regardless of fitness level, she will always have the perfect training plan according to your fitness level and needs. She has limitless pearls of wisdom, which always shares with her trainees without any selfishness and in the spirit of helping each individual become better athlete every day and always stay motivated. I just simply love her, and want to thank her because I am the athlete I am today, for her teachings and advice. Gracias!