60-Minute Triathlon, Endurance, or Running Coaching or Obstacle Race Training at Wellness As Rx (Up to 51% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Coaches help runners, triathlon athletes, and obstacle course participants push themselves to new standards of strength and endurance

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. New customers only. Must sign waiver. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $59 for 60-minute triathlon or endurance coaching ($120 value)
  • $59 for 60-minute running coaching ($120 value)
  • $59 for 60-minute obstacle race preparation training ($120 value)

The Runner’s High: A Dose of Happiness, One 5K at a Time 

Once dismissed as myth, the euphoria some experience after a run or an intense workout is rooted in our brain chemistry—read on to learn more. 

The runner’s high is that elusive burst of euphoria that can transform a grueling marathon into a walk through the clouds. Many athletes claim to feel it every time they exercise, whereas others insist it’s only a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Since the 1970s, conventional wisdom has held that the feeling is the result of a rush of neurochemicals called endorphins. Since endorphins attach themselves to receptors in the brain associated with pain relief, runners felt a high similar to that of morphine, only without a nurse having to keep up while wheeling an IV cart close behind.

For years, though, scientists doubted endorphins’ role. The chemicals may have shown up in a runner’s blood after exercise, but the molecules were too large to pass through the barrier between the cardiovascular system and the brain, making any effect on pain receptors unlikely. In 2008, however, German researchers used newly developed chemicals to detect the presence of endorphins in the brain with a PET scan—trumping the previous method of an invasive spinal tap. Comparing brain images taken before and after a two-hour run, the Germans showed not only that endorphins were present, but that they attached themselves to parts of the brain associated with emotions. The runner’s high wasn’t a shot of morphine—it was literally a love of running.

Still, more recent studies have altered even that theory. It now seems likely that the high results from a cocktail of multiple neurochemicals, each of which moves along its own neural pathway. One possible culprit is anandamide, part of a class of chemicals called endocannabinoids. A 2012 study found that anandamide showed up in the bloodstream of both humans and dogs after exercise, suggesting it may have played an evolutionary role in developing humans’ distance-running and frisbee-chewing abilities.

Wellness As Rx

Signature Service: Thai yoga bodywork

Established: 2014

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: No

Staff Size: 1 person

Parking: Parking lot

Minimum Age Requirement: 18

Customer Reviews

Was my first massage. Jessica did a great job and made me feel comfortable with the experience. Definitely recommend.
Jeffrey S. · January 4, 2017
Thai massage was amazing!
Faina · September 8, 2016
I really enjoyed how William incorporated both deep tissue massage and so great stretching. Thanks so much! Definitely recommend!
Lindsay A. · August 20, 2016
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    Framingham

    3 Pierce St

    Located in the lower level/back of the building.

    Framingham, MA 01702

    +15086582779

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