When the weather is warm or even when there's just a hint of a chill in the area, it's obvious to think about running outside. But when the weather turns, for those runners that don't want to battle the elements, there is a studio that will allow them to continue comfortably with oxygen-enriched air!
We headed to Precision Run which is founded by athlete, David Siik who created a program within Equinox Gyms and who has a standalone studio in Flatiron. Precision Run's indoor treadmill class has custom Woodway Treadmills where you will increase your speed, incline as well as activate your recovery periods. This workout method is an interval training done in 3 parts. In each part you have a serious of increased movement. In the first section, you run for a minute and recover for a minute, in the second portion you run for 90 seconds and recover for 90 seconds and in the final section, you run for 2 minutes with 90-second recovery. Within these regimented periods, the instructor guides you through the various challenges you need to do with incremental adjustments.
As you advance throughout the 50-minute classes, there are visual cues that alert you when you're engaging in the next step of the run or transition into recovery. The music also changes to go along with the various portions of the run and the screen allows you to see your progress. Guests can access their app which keeps all the data of the races you have run. In addition, when you come to class, your machine is already set with your stats as well.
After taking this performance-based class, you leave knowing about your PR - Personal Record the fastest speed in miles per hour that you can maintain for 1 minute. We enjoyed this total body core workout as well as after the run there are a series of workouts you do on the treadmill on your back to work your muscles as well as to begin the process of stretching.
The amenities offered at Precision Run studios includes a recovery station with a number of products by Hyperice to target your muscles in the way that works best for you. All lockers also have USB charging outlets and the bathrooms offer premium amenities for use after class. There is also a bar area where you can purchase performance beverages as well as bars.