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Fitness Runs: Not Your Average Run in the Park

11.04.2013

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Location: New York, NY

Classes Offered: The FITNESSRUNS, Run + Yoga, Run + Drills

Owner: Nathaniel Oliver

Why You Should Check Fitness Runs Out: 

  • 5 great outdoor locations so you can enjoy the beautiful NYC parks and waterfront all year long: 6th St and FDR; Battery Park City; 44th & 12 Avenue (Pier 83); 70th & Riverside Park; and 108th & Riverside Park 
  • Both 30 and 60-minute classes are offered to fit your schedule
  • Every workout focuses on dynamic drills, strength training, flexibility and, of course, running to help make you a stronger and more balanced runner, burn calories, increase metabolism, reduce tightness, and release stress

Know Before You Go: 

Bring water, a towel and ID (no yoga mat required for the Run + Yoga class).  

Citi Bike is a great way to get to class, and many people also run to and from class to increase their mileage.   

Advice for First-Timers:

Beginner runners should start with either the 30-minute Run+Drills or 60-minute Run + Yoga class. Both classes stay in one location the whole time so it is easy to stop and take a rest if you need one.  The coaches will also help you to modify the workout if needed.  For the FITNESSRUNS class - which moves from one location to another - it is recommended that you be able to run at least a 9-minute to 10-minute mile pace.  If you're not sure, take the Run + Drills or Run + Yoga class first and the coach will help assess whether your readiness for FITNESSRUNS.

Ready to try it out for yourself? Check out Fitness Runs' schedule here

Nathaniel Oliver, fitness expert, personal trainer, avid marathon runner and triathlete, developed FitnessRuns™ after spending over a decade delivering customized in-home personal training to some of New York’s busiest executives, actors and models looking to maximize “bang for their buck” with the time they spent on fitness. Over the years, he has perfected the most time-efficient, calorie and fat-burning routines and is inspired to share his learnings with the growing number of NYC time-squeezed, health-conscious individuals. Nathaniel is certified by The American Council on Exercise and is also a Medical Exercise Specialist from American Academy of Health, Fitness, and Rehabilitation Professionals. He has been featured in numerous publications including: Time Out NY, Allure “Total Makeover”, New York Magazine's “Best of New York”, and Weight Watchers.

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