Fitness Run Classes
It's A Full Body Outdoor Workout, Designed By New York City Fitness Guru Nathaniel Oliver, The Founder Of Type A Training
Fitness Runs™ Is More Than Your Average Run In The Park!
Not All Fitness Classes Are Designed To Help You Reach Your Specific Fitness Goal. Pilates And Barre, For Example, Can Help You Tone Up, But Doesn't Really Boost Your Heart Rate Or Create An After-Burn That keeps Your Metabolism Elevated Even Hours After You've Finished Your Workout At The Gym. For This To Happen, You'll Need A Higher-Intensity, Faster-Paced Workout. Oh, hello Fitness Runs!
About Fitness Runs Classes
Our Classes are a hybrid of the normal classes that you take because we fuse several key fitness elements together to create the ultimate workout class with science to back it up. What is even more exciting get to train in some of the best outdoor places in Manhattan. Take a break from indoor classes and come out and run with us.
Fitness Runs classes
- The Fitness Run
- The Fitness Run 2.0
- Run + Yoga
The Original Fitness Runs class starts with our signature dynamic warm-up, followed by long running intervals along the river, broken-up by strength and cardio drills every 2/3 minute or 14mile (depending on class), each designed to work key areas of the body that improve running performance, balance upper and lower body strength. Yoga-inspired running stretches wind-down each class and minimize injury risk. Classes will begin and end at the same starting point.
The Fitness Run 2.0 classes have a more traditional format. We start with our signature dynamic drills to warm you up, then we run the entire class to a location (depending on location of class) do an intense 30/35 minute strength and drills class and then run back to the location you started. Light stretching and cool down at the end.
The new RUN + YOGA format combines an intense 30 minute cardio burst of running drills, followed by a 30 minute yoga format designed specifically for runners that infuses strength and flexibility exercises, which are critical for optimizing your body’s performance. Expert running coaching and yoga instruction are on-hand to ensure proper technique and inspiration throughout this combo class!
Our unique yoga program specifically for runners, cyclists and athletes to help you perform at your best. Whether you’re an average runner to elite runner or a competitive cyclist to a 3x a week soul cycle or flywheel fan we can help you perform at your best!
- For the FITNESSRUNS class - which moves from one location to another - it is recommended that you be able to run at least 10-minute mile pace. I'm sure you can! Test yourself on a treadmill.
- To make the most of your first class, we recommend arriving 5-10 minutes early so we can explain the workout and answer any questions you may have.
- Bring water, a small towel and ID
- NO BAGS unless you willing to run with it, which is not recommended.
- Citi Bike is a great way to get to class, and many people also run to and from class to increase their mileage.
Classes are year round. Unless it is severe weather such as heavy snow and ice, rain storm, thunder or extreme heat; classes will go on. Please check your emails, our facebook and twitter pages for all the latest updates on any changes or cancellations due to severe weather.
We will make every effort to determine whether or not to cancel class due to rain or inclement weather no later than two hours before the scheduled start time of the class, based on available hourly forecasts. In most cases, drizzle or light rain do not constitute cause for cancellation. If classes are cancelled due to inclement weather, either a make-up class will be scheduled, credit towards a new period will be applied, or, if you so request, a refund will be issued at the end of the present period. You will always get the number of classes you pay for!
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
Monthly Memberships W/ Perks
Monthly memberships have a NO CANCELLATION POLICY. Instructors and classes are subject to change. All sales are final. Packages are non-refundable, exchangeable or transferable. A minimum commitment of 3 consecutive months is required before canceling.
Talking On The Phone
No! It’s dangerous and distracting to others. We know how vital it can be to keep that phone with you, but please, for that hour you’re with us, pop it in the locker or put it to one side.
About Nathaniel/ Owner and Founder
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.