Gary Smith



Gary Smith – “I have been running for about 20 years and doing marathons for the last five years. While I love running marathons, my favorite runs are on the trails in San Pedro and Palos Verdes.

Running Accomplishments

  • 15 marathons (PR 3Hr 32min)(LA Marathon 5X,  Catalina 4X, Long Beach 4X, Big Sur, Palos Verdes Marathon)
  • 2 UltraMarathons (6Hr 30min)
  • Many 10K’s (PR 42:00)
  • Former Cross Country Runner in High School

For me ChiRunning® is all about making running easier and more enjoyable again for people. About making running a practice that can grow you physically, mentally, and spiritually. I learned ChiRunning from Danny Dreyer and Kathy Griest in 2005. Teaching ChiRunning® dove tails into my job as a college instructor, empowering people by teaching them tools to improve their lives.”

Currently I am in training as a certified Yoga Instructor studying under Rosie Good of Yoga Bindu in Los Angeles. Yoga has been instrumental in keeping my muscles flexible which helps rest and recovery.

Personal Running Training and Coaching

I am available for personal coaching to teach ChiRunning or Trail Running or Speed Work on Tracks. I have trained over a thousand people improve their running as an official coach of the Beach Runners marathon and half marathon training program

I can help you learn…

  • ChiRunning- learn to run naturally, efficiently, and injury free
  • Trail Running-techniques and principles of running on natural surfaces
  • Speed Work-techniques for making you faster whether on trails, marathons, or 10k’s
  • Relaxation/Restoration-for training peacefully and with your whole body/mind

Areas I’m available to coach include…

  • South Bay (Palos Verdes, Hermosa, Redondo, Manhattan Beach, Torrance)
  • Santa Monica/Westside
  • Long Beach/San Pedro

Email me for more details and rates

or call 310-508-7133

Sunset on trails of Palos Verdes