All in-Person Group Runs Resume with COVID-19 Social Distance Standards
Joseph Shayne and Jennifer Blalock stay on the run — just 26.2 miles a time. As co-owners of the membership-based running club We Run Kings, the couple provides structured programs for all abilities, whether you’re attempting a first 5k or training for your third marathon.
While Jennifer’s a longtime athlete who ran high school track in her hometown of Rome, Georgia, Joe, a native New Yorker, wasn’t always about that life. He started running seven years ago, after witnessing a friend’s transformation while training for the New York City Marathon. “He was a drinker and a smoker, and he stopped cold turkey to focus on the goal,” says Joe, 36. “Watching him get that focused drew me in.”
Although he now has 14 marathons under his belt, in his early days Joe often felt like an outlier in the world of competitive running. “The running community in New York City is vast, but when it came to training for races and specific goals, those groups weren’t geared toward people of color,” says Joe, who found either elite teams that were predominantly white or POC groups that concentrated on non-competitive, just-for-fun runs. Go to Black Owned Brooklyn to Read More
Dads, moms, leaders, brothers, sisters, physicians, teachers, deans, directors, social workers, planners, helpers, husbands, entrepreneurs, wives, friends, doers, runners. Our reasons for running are are as diverse as we are. Yet we are united not by running, but by our thirst for life, our affinity for accepting a challenge and our commitment to each teammate’s success.
We run as an expression of our character, an open letter to our community and a moving metaphor for chasing one’s dreams.
We. Run. Kings.
Our Coaches take your fitness goals seriously. Why? Because we're right out there training with you!
We understand that long distance running can be a daunting task. We break everything down into actionable steps so it does not become overwhelming. Our goal is to help you overcome hurdles and reach your goals. We analyze your needs to create your individualized fitness plan.
Just in the past year, we trained 25 people for the 2019 NYC Marathon. We also trained runners for the 2019 Boston Marathon, 2019 London Marathon, 2019 Berlin Marathon and 2019 Chicago Marathon. All 25 of them successfully completed the race, uninjured.
We are capable of analyzing your running history and current fitness level to create a training plan that's right for you and will help you reach your goals.
We understand that adapting new fitness habits is difficult and often fails. Our goal is to improve your view on fitness so that it becomes part of who you are and your lifestyle. We strongly believe that if you practice healthy habits, you will be able to obtain a healthy lifestyle.
TeamWRK offers a number of ways to get involved. Whether you are a seasoned marathoner, just getting your footing, or you're coming off injured reserve, there is a spot for you as long as you're willing to 'do the WRK.'
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All Sessions will be take place within Social Distance Standards of groups of 25 or less.