Lifestyle Fitness Programs for
Runners, Joggers, Walkers and
All Endurance Athletes.
Read below, then sign up for our excellent training programs.
Our 3-step enrollment process
1. Choose Your Fitness Level:
Read the fitness level profiles (below) and choose a “best-fit.” Confirm your fitness level with one of our fitness experts in step 2.
2. Fitness Confirmation:
Newcomers: Please sign up for a qualifying call with one of our fitness experts. Veterans (familiar with our system) please proceed to payment.
3. Pay Deposit & Begin
A $50 non-refundable deposit gains access to a 2-week (6 workout) trial period before full enrollment and final payment.
Newcomers, who pay the $50 deposit, immediately receive our 8-file wisdom topic album on Enjoyable Hill Training.
Full commitment day is two weeks after the first workout, when the balance of the $250
tuition is due.
Upcoming BC Endurance Programs
Open Water Swim Training
Preparing intermediate and advanced racers for the Waikiki Rough Water Swim (September 3, 2022) and the North Shore Swim Series of five summer races (June 18 to July 30).
Honolulu Marathon Training
Preparing intermediate and advanced athletes for the 50th annual Honolulu Marathon on December 11, 2022.
Oahu Trail Training
Preparing beginners to run, jog, or walk on Oahu’s mountain trails. Also preparing intermediate and advanced athletes for selected races in the summer 2022 HURT trail.
Baby Boomer Fitness Training, Pt 2
Preparing Boomer-age beginner athletes for basic fitness, with light exertion walking and limbering exercises, plus a 3-part course on sensible eating.
The Five BC Fitness-Level Profiles
Non-Athlete to Novice
Transitioners are in transit between staying in-doors exclusively and getting out to exercise several times a week. Transitioners need constant, supportive mentoring and facilitation to develop the basic habits needed to enjoy raising their activity level with easy, non-injurious workouts.
Novice to Beginner
Launchers past the age of 30 are on a downward fitness slide. A dearth of exercise has put them on the brink of chronic illness. Yet their aversion to exertion, along with time and energy considerations, can easily preclude immediate commitment to a regular exercise regimen.
Beginner to Intermediate
Practitioners need to develop a regular, non-injurious fitness regimen, including a minimum of three scheduled workouts each week and lots of focused practice. By the end of the program, their work will have qualified them as full-fledged intermediate athletes.
Intermediate to Advanced
Racers want to do a specific race but they aren’t clear about how to train for it effectively. Their training is fraught with pitfalls based on limited experience, incorrect ideas, and haphazard planning, all of which prevents them from becoming fully racing fit. They attempt with will power what requires finesse.
Advanced to Master
Masters are not necessarily above a certain age, but experts in their field. They have vast experience with the year-round training process. They know how to train hard several times a week, while recovering regularly and adequately for months, without injury, illness, or exhaustion.
WHY JOIN BCET?
A Stress-release Outlet
Are you unable to get out the door for a walk or jog because you’re feeling stressed out and exhausted from your workday? Are you tired of putting yourself on the backburner because you “have to” take care of others in your life?
Do you hate yourself for sitting on the couch unable to move when you want and need to go outside for fresh air and enjoyable exercise?
You don’t have to feel that way anymore. Here’s a convenient way to get your workouts in while you connect with other positive people who are committed to taking care of themselves so they can do more in life.
We recommend doing program workouts “live,” three times a week with our friendly supportive staff and a group of like-minded athletes who are also at your fitness level. Your friends and trainer provide a show-up-and-train discipline and habit that you may not already have when it comes to training by yourself.
Our Promise to All Athletes
We consider skills, posture, shoes, injuries, pacing, and other training factors to be important aspects of every fitness level program.
As such, you’ll increase your basic health and fitness or accomplish your racing goals safely, competently, and enjoyably, with a proven training program, expert coaching, and friendly group support.
Online and In-Person Group Training
We are committed to staying within governmental COVID restrictions. All programs include three weekly workouts scheduled with your group and facilitator at mutually convenient times.
Where possible, we will meet in person and train in ability groups once a week at a pre-arranged location for purposes of evaluation, mutual support, individual instruction, and grouping.
For safety during the pandemic, however, you’ll be connected to your teammates and your facilitator during some workouts via a Blue-tooth-enabled telephone conference call. On the call, you can listen to the trainer’s instructions and have relevant discussions with your teammates, as if you were training together in an “in-person” group.
Improved Fitness Guaranteed
Whether your fitness goal is to more easily climb a flight of stairs or finish a 5K fun run, we believe you’ll feel and perform better after training consistently with us three times a week for only several weeks. You’ll have more energy, plus greater skill and confidence in your new fitness ability. If, however, you are not completely satisfied with your BC Endurance program experience, we will refund your tuition (minus the $50 deposit) completely without questin.
Full-proof Injury Protocol
We employ the hard-easy system in training all our athletes. Developed originally by Brian’s University of Oregone track coach, Bill Bowerman, it’s the most effective system yet devised for training endurance athletes.
The goal is to improve fitness without injury. But, since injury is common, we will teach you the BC injury protocol so you know how to recognize, measure, and get rid of unwanted pain at its earliest stage.
Or, if you’re already injured, we will help you manage your exertion so you can rehabilitate quickly and thereby resume regular fitness training without pain. All injuries go away when they are handled correctly.
Fitness for Boomers by Boomers.
We are an age-inclusive fitness program, but we specialize in working with the Baby Boomer generation (currently 58 to 75 years old). We know how difficult it is for older adults to get out the door and to sustain a year-round walking, stretching, strengthening, and sensible eating regimen.
Our team of boomer-age facilitators will assist you to build your fitness safely, enjoyable, and sustainably, without pain or discomfort. We’ll give you the support you need to get away from work, family, or passive entertainment, to develop an enjoyable pre-workout routine, and to leave your anxieties about “fitness exercise” at the doorstep.
Here is the link to our Boomer Fitness page so you can learn more about this excellent training program.
I’m Brian Clarke
I learned the Hard-Easy System in the mid-1960s under Bill Bowerman, my track coach at the University of Oregon.
One of my goals, when I began my coaching career in 1979, was to better understand the Hard-Easy System I learned from Bowerman so I could train my athletes as effectively as he trained me.
BC Endurance fitness programs accelerate the learning process so you can avoid the perennial training pitfalls. If you are serious about learning, our team of trainers is serious about teaching.
Stories and Articles
Coach and runner, Brian Clarke, goes the distance with his fitness athletes.
Steven Mark wrote this article for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Craig Kojima did the photos. Craig has been a news photographer for 50 years. Steven did an outstanding job of representing Brian's ideas. The article and the photos provide a glimpse of the...
Our Hapalua 2022 Program Heroes
Candice Box. Joyful, enthusiastic and wise, Candace was so committed to her personal training that she rarely missed a workout, doing them on her own even when she was unable to attend our sessions because of her busy work schedule. She introduced her husband,...
A Racer Comments on Her Hapalua Half-marathon Training
The King’s Runner 10K Course Visualization Workout. The workout last Sunday for the King's Runner 10K went well. I enjoyed an easy pace and running the Kaka'ako/Ward areas where I used to run 12 years ago. The Waterfront Park area was the nicest and I didn't see...
My son is a high school freshman who loves competitive running. But he is currently unable to train because he is recuperating from a second debilitating running injury sustained during the recent cross-country season. Brian offered to teach Ethan about the training...
Thank you again for this experience (the Hapalua Half-marathon Training, Spring 2022) as I am finding joy again in running. When I did races in the past I pushed myself well beyond tolerable discomfort. In training for the Kauai virtual half-marathon in 2020, for...
The BC Endurance Training helped me to stay on track with my workout goals and introduced me to a wonderful community of people. The conference-call workouts kept me accountable and more likely to show up for myself and others. And the guidance from Brian was so...
After the orientation session for the Hapalua Half-marathon training for racer athletes, Maiju wrote the following email: That was a good session this evening. I always learn something from your talks. They have led me to a greater understanding of the 'science'...
From Deteriorating Health to the Honolulu Marathon
During the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, I put on unwanted weight and my health deteriorated. So I joined BC Endurance Trainings to improve my health and fitness. During the 12-week training program, I lost a good deal of weight and I could jog continuously...
Dealing with Injuries
Running shoes wear out and compress much more quickly than street shoes. Often the uppers can look brand new, but the compression is hidden in the mid-sole. Even minor wear and compression can cause significant injury. You know you’re injured when you develop a...
How to Buy Shoes
How to Buy Shoes. People always ask me what shoes they should buy. What they should ask is how should I go about buying shoes? Go to a reputable running shoe store. Take your old shoes with you. Knowledgeable sales people will start with your feet and your old...
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