Certification details and modules outlines

The X-Training School


Presented live virtually during the pandemic
Fall 2021 certification is sold-out
2022 schedule coming soon

With the ever increasing popularity of running & racing it’s time to rewire your knowledge!

Stride innovation
Get inspired to learn
Gain singular knowledge
Your runners will simply get faster

Chloë provides decades of experience working with new to running all the way to Olympians.
Her extensive knowledge and evidence-based research optimize
run economy, training adaptation, injury prevention and race results.
She is fun, articulate and passionate

look. listen. feel.
Learn to analyze a runner quickly and effectively
Spot the weakness and set it right using drills, verbal & visual cues as corrective and performance enhancement tools.

Gain practical experience through case studies, interactive group assignments and hands-on evaluation
Designed to provide multidimensional skill set to work with
a wide range of runners, body types, fitness levels, and for all distances and terrain.
(Learn relating the objective data to the subjective history of the runner)

There is no perfect running mechanics, only a relax stride !

Certification includes five modules and six hours masterclasses:

Run Mechanics
Trail-Mountain Run Mechanics
REWIRE Mechanics
Run Analysis & Advanced Run Analysis
 Masterclasses of your choice

” Chloë makes it feel like she is standing there right with you. This past fall she was efficiently able to set up a running analysis conference in our clinic from a distance that did not take away time or detract from the course. The visual aids she uses for online learning make it constantly engaging and very efficient on top of her amazing energy. I’ve learned more than I thought possible in just a weekend course. ”
Andrea Dillon, DPT Physical Therapist, Mammoth Lake CA

We focus on runners from track, road, trail-mountain, Ultra and triathlon
Live case studies, video analysis and hands-on individual evaluation
Once certified you will be listed on our website as a running professional
Be part of a global running community and supportive network

one-to-one live video sessions with instructor
detailed booklet for each module
certificate of completion
continuing education credits

All modules are live via Zoom
Times of modules are scheduled to facilitate different time zones and to accommodate people living in Europe and North America
Times are schedule in Central European Time
The certification needs to be completed within two years of the start date
Modules can be taken individually respecting the prerequisites
If you feel you have the prerequisites you can apply with proof of previous course completion

Modules & Hours
Run Mechanics :  two modules  12 hours / 295 euros for individual module
Rewiring mechanics : one module  6 hours / 295 euros for individual module
Run-Gait Analysis : two modules  12 hours /  295 euros for individual module
Masterclasses of your choice: 6 hours total

If you sign up for the full certification and pay in full in advance, you will receive a 10% discount
Total hours & cost of certification: 40 hours / 995 euros
36 hours of modules and 4 hours of evaluation
Payment plan available
Register early space is limited
Payment can be done via Paypal: run@xtrainingschool.com
or via European bank transfer
To register or for info contact us

The fundamentals of running mechanics starts on flat
Prerequisite: good understanding of functional anatomy and the muscular system
6 hours
295 euros for individual module
Running is technical and form matters
Functional anatomy & physiology of a runner
The runner’s individual posture and impact on running form
Optimizing running form for greater economy and injury prevention
The running cycle: the dynamic rhythm of running
The spinning wheel, the hamstring
Foot placement, 3D
Stride & cadence variations
Practical application of running joint mechanics during running cycle
Triple extension: timing, propulsion components, muscles involved
Maximizing elastic energy
The runners posterior and anterior kinetic chain and physiological DNA
Greatest source of gait energy waste
Aerobic capacity versus running economy
Intensity training and impact on running form and economy
Ground versus Air Runner
Interrelationship between ground force, energy transfer and running economy
Misconceptions and latest research

Form economy for all terrain

Prerequisite: Running Mechanics
6 hours
295 euros for individual module

The fundamentals of single track running form : the PYRAMID foundation
Functional anatomy & physiology of a trail-mountain runner
The key driving muscles for uphill and downhill running and their physiological DNA
Run economy: gears, speed, foot placement, terrain variation, distance
The overstriding & foot placement SYNDROME
Mechanics efficiency for uphill & downhill running: posture, running cycle, cadence, gears, foot placement
Rewiring the brain for technical terrain: intermuscular coordination, training strategies
Cueing techniques to enhance proper running form with the runners natural posture
Fatigue factors on running form, overuse injuries and performance
The science of BRAIN-mechanics, REWIRING
Interrelationship between ground force, energy transfer and running economy in uphill & downhill running
High volume vs high intensity training and the impact on mechanics, injury risks and performance
Stride & cadence variation: different distances and terrain
Misconceptions and latest research

Fundamental of running skill development to
optimize running fitness and economy using high-performance techniques
Prerequisite: Running mechanics
6 hours
295 euros for individual module
Practical application
Skill development training: running cycle, cadence, triple extension, coordination, agility
Running light & forward
Stride training
Elastic energy and eccentric training for greater run economy, faster time and injury prevention
Runner’s performance platform : functional core and a series of run specific drills and exercises
Brain over mind : neuroplasticity training

Step by step functional flat running assessment
Prerequisites: Running mechanics & Rewiring Mechanics
6 hours
295 euros for individual module

Runners faulty mechanics, spot the weakness and set it right!
Skill set to analyze running form
Case studies & video analysis
Treadmill versus road analysis guidelines and pro’s & con’s
Prioritizing cadence
Runners posture & joint mobility
Runners Body Tool: step by step primary and secondary assessment, includes work sheets
Analysis of force-vector on the kinetic chain
Functional joint testing for foot, ankle, hip and spinal mobility
Dynamic testing for toe-off, triple extension, hamstring elasticity, lower leg & foot strength
Factors influencing stride & cadence variation
Cuing techniques to enhance proper and natural mechanics
Platform of corrective and performance drills & exercises

Prerequisites : Running mechanics, Trail-mountain running mechanics and Running analysis
6 hours
295 euros for individual module
Flat, rolling terrain, uphill and downhill: road & trail-mountain
Case studies & video analysis
Musculoskeletal imbalances and the impact on running form
Quantification of mechanical stress, evaluating mechanical overload
Prioritizing form analysis, the 3 steps
Lower leg and foot mechanics analysis
Neuromuscular control analysis
Uphill and downhill running gait assessment and economy training strategies
Cuing techniques for uphill & downhill running to enhance proper and natural mechanics
Form factors : speed, distance and terrain
Fatigue factors, assessment and strategies
Platform of corrective and performance drills & exercises
Performance enhancement and gait re-education techniques : REWIRING THE BRAIN

Have a look at our Run-Injury & Performance Rehab Certification

Program Director: Chloë Lanthier
Chloë is internationally recognized as a leader in biomechanics, sport injury and high-performance training. Published, a speaker and renowned for her forward thinking material that sets her apart and putting complex science into effective practical application. She has a dynamic teaching style and always keeping her audience engage. She is an expert in run mechanics, injuries, prevention and performance training. She’s been offering running camps for three decades and coaching runners of all levels to success.
Chloë is the lead instructor
The certification is 25+ years of Chloë’s work, dedication and passion for running
Ms Biomechanics & Human Performance
BA Science in exercise physiology
Running Coach NCCP level 3
Accomplished ultra-trail runner & ultra-endurance cyclist, a Patagonia ambassador
Author of the bestseller Trail, les clés pour performancer sans se blesser, Glénat 2020 – Trail, Perform without getting injured