Rachel Gersten is a licensed therapist and the co-founder of Viva Wellness, a mental health practice & wellness company based in Brooklyn. She believes that a healthy lifestyle looks different on everyone, and works closely with clients to help them achieve goals that are realistic for them. When she’s not busy working, you can find […]
The NYC running community is as diverse, unique and inspiring as any in the world. We open our doors as a “clubhouse” to any club, crew or group who desires to host runs or events -private or public- at either of our locations.
The following weekly runs* are scheduled out of our Park Slope location:
Wednesday, 6:30pm: Brooklyn Track Club
Thursday, 7pm: Dashing Whippets
Saturday, 9:00am: Brooklyn Track Club
Saturday, 9:30am: Badass Lady Gang
Sunday, 9:00am: Adidas Runners (Jessie Zapo)
1st Sundays, 10:30am: Trail Women BK
* All groups runs out of our shops are currently suspended due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19; please visit the respective groups’ websites (hyperlinked above) and/or social media channels to learn more about their respective missions and stories, or email us and we will be more than happy to advise based upon your preferences.
Below we provide updates, informative pieces, share news and most importantly: tell the compelling stories of runners who comprise our community. This Community Spotlight initiative was born out of a desire to share our fellow runners’ passions and achievements with the intent of inspiring others.
Zach Lacher’s Top 10 Quarent-ivities 1: Cook The kitchen can be one the most therapeutic places in your apartment. Wake up, make yourself a home cooked meal. Maybe even something you’ve never tried before? Just don’t start a fire! 2: Be Creative So I have no weights in my apartment, my gym is closed and […]
On March 27th, David Kilgore, an athlete and employee for ON Running, ran 100 miles in his home state of Florida. Incredible feat as it is, David coupled this mind bending act of athleticism with a two-pronged fundraising effort. David asked for donations to be made so that he could use the money to buy […]
It’s a Thursday night. Or maybe a Wednesday, it’s a little bit hard to tell anymore. I’m watching a show about pirates after a day of filling a day. The phone chirps and my heart constricts because it’s a Facetime request. I don’t face time. I don’t know my angles and my hair always looks […]
(Updated from the original article published in March 2016) How long do running shoes last? It is an age-old question. We hear it every day. The answer typically provided by shoe retailers and manufacturers alike has been of the one-size-fits-all variety: “a typical running shoe should last 300-500 miles”. Zzzzzzzzzz. If someone tells you your […]
If you know George Grullon, you likely know him to be a man of few words. An admirable trait in today’s noise and content crowded society. His actions and brilliant photography do the speaking on his behalf. George is a fellow member of the NYC running community, getting much of his mileage in on the […]
Kelly Roberts is a Brooklyn based running coach and creator of the storytelling platform She Can & She Did, the #SportsBraSquad, an initiative redefining what strength looks like, and the Run, Selfie, Repeat podcast. What got you started running? And what keeps you going? Honestly, I was just desperate enough to start running. I was […]
Allison’s love for Girls on the Run comes from a desire to inspire other through fitness, to engage others in healthy lifestyles and to empower young girls. Team sports have always been a part of Allison’s life, and she enjoys the camaraderie of such and is honored to help young girls build friendships and confidence, along with a love for running, through the program. Allison began volunteering for Girls on the Run NYC in 2006, and started in 2007 as a volunteer coach, and in 2012 transitioned into her current staff role as Executive Director.
(Updated from the original article published in March 2016) How long do running shoes last? It is an age-old question. We hear this inquiry every day in our shop. The answer most often found in articles or from shoe retailers and even the manufacturers alike has been of the one-size-fits-all variety: “a typical running […]
Johnny Nuzzela is a resident of -in his words, and we agree- the greatest place in the world, Brooklyn, NY. When running, you can find him getting miles in with Prospect Park Track Club, Off The Hook Track Club, or anyone else trying to do the same! He is an Army veteran and a recent […]