About
Me

I have been running for over 35 years, having run every running event through the marathon. I competed in varsity high school cross country and track at Saddle Brook High School in the mid-1980’s, varsity cross country and track at Division II Pace University and finished over 225 road races since then, including 23 marathons with a best of 3:14:50. I recently set PR's in the 10 mile, 20K and 13.1 mile (half marathon) distances.

Listen to our customers

  • I started working with Nick over a year ago, and I came to him because I wanted to get serious about being a runner.  He Is by far the most professional coach whom I have met (I have worked with several fitness coaches in the past).  Since working with him, my performance has tremendously improved, I have lost weight, I have stopped smoking and my overall confidence has increased.  Nick is a caring coach, always checking up on me to make sure I show up to practice or that I am completing my program.  He always gives so much value out of his pure passion to give the best service possible.  I would say his top strength is being motivating, positive and straight to the point.  He never let’s me make excuses as to why I cannot achieve something, always provides a positive perspective on my bad days and most importantly, he constantly reminds me of the small wins along the way – which motivate me to push forward to achieve beyond my goals.
    Elinor C.
  • “Nick is an amazing coach! He somehow knows exactly how much I am capable of, even when I don’t realize it, so he uses me to do my best. He is always encouraging and upbeat; his attitude never fails to spur me on. Nick’s approach to running is smart and health focused. That means fewer injuries. Thanks to him I just got a fifteen minute PR in the Montreal Rock and Roll Half Marathon.”
    Amy P.
  • “I've been working with Nick for about 2 years.  During that time I have completed 2 half marathons and several 5Ks and 10Ks, with several PRs.   Nick will work with you based on your goals, schedule, and ability. He creates easy to follow workout plans that match my needs, skills, and goals, so that I can build both speed and stamina, while working around my schedule.   He is especially patient with beginners--no experience, no problem!  He takes the guesswork out of training.  With Nick's help, I have stayed focused, injury-free, and motivated.  Nick has tremendous knowledge of not only running, but also nutrition and conditioning.  Nick truly loves all things running and his enthusiasm is contagious.”
    Carol M.
  • “After a rough 2 years of injuries, foot surgery, (and some personal worst times) Nick has gotten me back on track.  There's quite a few running coaches in the area that provide training plans, but few have the motivation, patience, and knowledge to work with you personally to achieve your goals.  His training plans have helped me reach my times from 2 yrs ago, without injury..which is a big deal to me since I'm so injury prone with high mileage.  If it weren't for Nick's motivation, willingness to run parts of long runs with me, and education on nutrition, I wouldn't have had the courage to sign up for my 1st marathon. If you're looking for structure, training plans, running partners, and a fun time running (w/out injury which is more important than pr's)- Nick is the perfect coach!!”
    Danielle I.
    DPT
  • Yesterday I Ran The Garden State Plaza 5K and came in Second Place, with the help of Nick.. I have took off 5 minutes off from my last 5-K I feel I definitely have improved, I could NOT have done it with Nick's telling ME, how much He believed in ME! Yes I did the work, not without Nick Hard Work. I will always be grateful for His Kind Heart and His Passion in People, Nick is ONE of A Kind will, there is NO one like HIM, Nick You are my Hero, You made me believed again, Thank You For ALL you Have done for ME!! Anyone who wants to contact this Amazing person who is a Running Coach, He is the BEST!!”
    Joanne A.
    personal trainer

Do You Want To Be A runner?

If you have never run before, I can make most people into runners within 9 weeks. This will help you feel better, increase your cardiovascular endurance and get into better shape for the summer.

Do You Want To Be A Better Runner?

If you already are a runner, I can make you a better one. I will focus my efforts to find a schedule that will put you in position to do well in your goal race. There is always room for improvement. Some improvements are also not measured in time - are you now less injured, for example. Whether it is your 1st 5K or your 23rd marathon, I can help anyone get better. I have put together the most comprehensive running program available and have brought together the absolute best in the industry to cover all aspects of running training including: strength, speed, running technique, injury prevention, sports massage, recovery, nutrition and more! Come and join us for a couple of group runs or workouts with no strings attached.


Last Blog Posts

December 4, 2017

On Running and Rest…..

People hear the word “rest” and thoughts of a bed and warm covers come into their head.  Lazy mornings with waking up super late and maybe […]
December 4, 2017

On Sportsmanship……

When I was in 3rd grade I had a classmate, (we will call him Roy Jones), scream in people’s faces when he scored a touchdown or […]
November 28, 2017

On Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis

After a couple of months, we go back to another common running injury – heel pain from plantar fasciitis.  For me, when my pain flares up, […]
November 20, 2017

On Turkey Trots – 2017 Version…

Every year I remind people to run on Thanksgiving morning!   It’s turkey time – and that means food, football games, food, family, food, holiday sales […]
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