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Pose Running Coach Ozzie Gontang in San Diego CA
Ozzie Gontang
aka ozziegontang
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Location San Diego, CA
Tel.: 619.281.7447
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  • Pose Method® Certified Running Coach Level I
  • Professional Coach & Sport Psychology Consultant
  • Director, San Diego Marathon Clinic
  • Presenter on Psychology of Marathoning: San Diego Track Club Marathon Training
  • San Diego Fit
  • Captain: Rock and Roll Marathon-San Diego (since 1998)
  • Ph.D., Psychology, U.S. International University (1989)
Mindful Running
2903 29th St
San Diego, CA 92104
SPECIALTY: I work with walkers and runners of all levels from beginner to professional athletes; from running for exercise to ultra-marathons. The focus is on proper form and style, focused mind, breathing, and posture.

San Diego Marathon Clinic (De Anza Cove) Sunday Mornings - 8:00 AM. 35th year of teaching proper running form and style plus injury prevention. Introduction to Pose Running. Easy 3 to 4 miles of walking/running focused on proper use of the Pose Technique.

  • California Community Colleges Counselor Credential - Valid for Life
  • California Community Colleges Instructor Credential: Psychology - Valid for Life
  • California Licensed Marriage Family Therapist-#7645
  • American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy-Clinical Member
  • Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine - Staff
  • National University - Adjunct Faculty
  • The Rockport Company National Walk Leader Award Recipient-1989
  • Tom Sturak's 50 miler-200 Lap(Santa Monica CC) 9th

My running career started as the first Running Therapist taught by Thaddeus Kostrubala MD, author of The Joy of Running. Therapy took place while walking or running. The San Diego Marathon Clinic was founded in 1975 with the idea: If you're in a rat race, you better learn to run. We started with marathons and worked back from there.

Over the years, I because fascinated with proper running form and style and all things related to posture and correct movement. I have taught several thousand walkers, runners and marathoners. My practical experience came from the many miles that led to 88 marathons, a 50-K and two 50-milers. It also came from walking and running with many patients and the classes I taught on running. For about 10 years I was active on the user group rec.running as the Keeper of the FAQ. During that time I came to have my answers questioned. I was aligned with Pose even before I knew Dr. Romanov while battling the world of heel strike, One of my goals is to share as much of the folklore that I can with fellow runners and walkers. Also over the yearsI have learned so much from so many regarding injury prevention.

One reason that has made Pose Running start to move the world away heel striking is two words: Pull/Pose.

It was in the early 90's that I began to hear about Pose Running. It resonated well with me. Dr Romanov clarified many of my intuitions with his research based understanding and practical exercises. The coaches he has trained have added much to visualizations and images to get the concepts across to runners. It is about locking the experience of proper running into their bodies and their movement. I am pleased to champion the result of Dr. Romanov's lifetime commitment to the Pose Method as he continues to show that it applies to all sports and to all movement.

My mission in 12 words or less: Coaching people to be better runners and walkers; and world class humans.


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