"We runners don't run for the trophies or the records or the recognition, we run because a rapidly beating heart pumps more life through our veins."
As a ChiRunning® instructor, I help you learn effortless, injury-free running so you can implement running into your plan. I offer on-line and on-site private or group coaching.
Jill Burchmore has been in the fitness industry for over 25 years. As a Running Instructor and Wellness Coach she helps her clients establish and focus on healthy habits to excel, prosper and succeed in all areas of their lives. At the young age of 21, Jill underwent emergency surgery for a perforated ulcer as a result of high stress and anxiety. She understands first-hand that wellness of the mind and body are the main ingredients to combat stress and anxiety. Her positive energy and optimism is contagious. The tools and strategies you take from her are life transforming.
In high school, Jill was overweight, out of shape and generally unhealthy. She was on the swim team and ran track. She was so bad at running, she switched to the “shot put”. Her swim competitions were grueling. She entered college and experienced headaches, fatigue and lack of motivation. Her academics suffered. After a routine visit to the doctor, she learned she had high cholesterol (258). At age 19, she decided to “turn her life around” and become more healthy, productive and successful. Her cholesterol decreased to 185 from diet and exercise alone. Let her share some secrets and motivation techniques to” turn your life around” today. “Being alive is a gift, living life healthy is a choice.” A Short Documentary my son made about me and why I run:
I encourage anyone who has even the slightest secret wish in their heart to run at all – even a mile – or tackle Imogene to sign up for Jill’s running class. Don’t let another year go by and wonder what could have been. Make this your time – it’s your season!
Melissa Ramponi, Telluride
I enjoy the structure of Jill’s running program. The Wednesday class makes me get out and do things I would not ordinarily do (interval training, hill sprints). Jill is the best! I never ever thought I could be a runner or find running fun but it is actually fun!
Heidi Pierce, Telluride
I look forward to the Wednesday workouts! They are fun, challenging and a great way to meet other people. This class also pushed me to do things I didn’t think were possible. I love Jill! I am so glad I joined class and can’t wait for more running adventures and challenges!
Charlene Downing, Telluride
Thanks to Jill’s class, I conquered things I never thought possible; run up hills, run more than 10 miles and run Imogene! Thank you so much for getting me into shape – Imogene is something I never thought I would or could do!
Karen Overn, Telluride
Thanks for a great season!! I feel so much stronger this year than last…of course, I was more committed to the schedule and those long, hard ass trail runs!
Debbie Pruett, Telluride
Jill was instrumental in getting me prepared for the Imogene. Her routines were extremely challenging, and her motivational attitude effective. She exceeded my expectations for what a coach might provide informationally and inspirationally. Plus she’s just a great person to work with.
Chris Chaffin, Telluride
I loved this workshop. Jill really seemed to care about me and what I needed for longevity movement. She provided me with tools I can use for the rest of my life.
Sharon Krahe, Aspen
Jill, you are the best, best, best running teacher. Thank you so much. You make it fun. You are so encouraging and a great demonstrator.
Grace Enbring, Telluride
I had such a wonderful time and I could not be more elated with my new skill set. Thank you for your time and for sharing your passion with the seasoned runners and the newbies like me. I felt accepted yet challenged!
Chelsea Bridges, Aspen
Jill is expert at providing practical training and advice for the Imogene Pass Run. She has best practices down to a science. Of equal significance, she helped me discover how to actually enjoy training and racing by learning how to benefit mentally from the time outdoors becoming physically fit. Jill’s support and help in reaching this goal – a goal I NEVER imagined possible for myself – empowered me in a way I will always be thankful for
Emo Overall, Telluride
Working with Jill helped me achieve my goals, even surpass them! I could not have completed my first 1/2 marathon without her! The last mile was so hard and I couldn’t have made that mile without her coaching. Seeing Jill at the finish line was the best!
Tiffany Osborne, Telluride
I got out yesterday for a run and it was invigorating. I’m so thrilled to be on this path of taking better care of myself and finally making time for me to exercise. Thanks so much for all your enthusiasm and support. I ran in my first race ever on January 1st. It was a breeze! I would have never ever, ever, considered doing this six months ago. Yeah to Jill and 180 Wellness!
Mary Jo Guerrero
I am a better person because of my wife Jill. Her energy and motivation is contagious and I’m lucky to be around her every day.
Jill is a excellent choice as a speaker for your next conference, meeting company retreat, or employee orientation.
Prior to opening 180 Wellness, Jill served as Executive Director, Program Manager, Board Member and Bookkeeper for various non-profit organizations. She has a systematic process of helping people determine what is most important to them, finding focus and clarity and therefore adding the necessary ammunition, motivation and productivity to any job.
Personal, Professional, Management and Leadership Skills.
Have you ever noticed how some people seem to be successful, happy and living their life purpose; yet others seem to be stuck in a rut, going through life unhappy, unfulfilled and in a job they don’t like? Whether you work for a company, own your own business or manage your home, Jill will help you find the clarity to succeed and live a life you deserve. Talks range from 1-4 hours.
Overcoming Fears, Living in the Present.
In 2009, Jill, along with her husband and two sons, rafted the Grand Canyon. Jill was terrified and didn’t want to go. As hard as she tried to control her fate, she could not get out of the trip. Full of anxiety and fear, she reluctantly joined her family and hoped for the best. After 7 days deep down in the canyon, she emerged with a completely different attitude and appreciation for her life. She is the published author of Groovin’ in the Canyon, an inspirational story about overcoming fears, living in the present moment and always taking opportunities. This talk is great for anyone stuck in the “rat race”, realizing they want to live their life on purpose, be proactive and how to make changes to succeed. Talks range from 1-2 hours.
Health and Wellness.
In high school, Jill was overweight, out of shape and generally unhealthy. She was on the swim team and ran track. She was so bad at running, she switched to the “shot put”. Her swim competitions were grueling. She entered college and experienced headaches, fatigue and lack of motivation. Her academics suffered. After a routine visit to the doctor, she learned she had high cholesterol (258). At age 19, she decided to “turn her life around” and become more healthy, productive and successful. Her cholesterol decreased to 185 from diet and exercise alone. Let her share some secrets and motivation techniques to” turn your life around” today. “Being alive is a gift, living life healthy is a choice.” This talk is great for anyone wanting to take charge of their life and become more healthy. By establishing healthy habits, you can prosper, excel and succeed in all areas of your life. It takes commitment to make a change. The choice is yours, turn your life around today and witness excellence. Talks range from 1-4 hours.
Jill's Book Groovin' in the Canyon is an inspirational story about overcoming fears, living in the present moment and always taking opportunities.
Groovin’ in the Canyon is an inspirational story about Jill, as a wife, mother, daughter and friend, who experiences a profound life changing experience after floating the Grand Canyon with her family. Life without control is possible and liberating when she places all her trust in her guide who she hasn’t seen for twenty-four years.
Ride the rapids with this group of twenty-nine people as they embark on a 7-day journey into the greatest depths of our world. Groovin’ in the Canyon will raise you up to a higher plateau and leave you contemplating life’s priorities.
Groovin’ in the Canyon is available in both paperback and e-book versions from lulu.com. Click here, or on the book cover, to order.