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No need to brave the Big Apple’s unpredictable weather in order to get your miles in. In the spring of 2019, go-to luxury fitness brand Equinox is giving the people what they want — a dedicated treadmill studio called Precision Run Lab.
The Precision Run concept is nothing new. The class was created by the company’s own employee David Siik, now the franchise’s program and content director, back in 2014 in an effort to integrate treadmill training into group fitness in a fun and exciting way. Led by a trained run coach, the class welcomes avid runners or those just lacing up their sneakers for the first time. And it became so popular that Equinox launched Precision Run Lab studio.
Currently, you can find Precision Run classes in existing clubs in London, Santa Monica, California, and Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. But starting with NYC’s standalone location, the studio will operate as a separate, Equinox-owned company, available to both club members and non-members.
So what makes Precision Run different from other treadmill-based workouts? Well, in true Equinox form, they’ve included some luxury features that make this class a step above the rest. The 50-minute sweat session takes place in an oxygen-enriched setting with customized lighting and music-driven, interval-based sets to get you out of your comfort zone. And your “track”? Select one of the approximately 30 customized Woodway treadmills where you can easily view your performance data, so you know if you need to push just a little more to hit that PR.
Whether you’ve never set foot on a treadmill or you’re a seasoned pro, the Precision Run Lab studio offers two carefully-curated classes to choose from. Simply looking to get your legs moving? Sign up for Precision Run, a method-driven approach to indoor running. Want to incorporate some cross-training in your running routine? Then you’ll want to book Precision Run: Circuit designed to make you a faster and stronger runner through high-intensity intervals. No matter what class you take, you’ll conclude your cardio-heavy workout with a dedicated stretch to reset your muscles and recharge your mind.
While details about the Manhattan studio schedule and exact opening date have yet to be released, you’ll definitely want to keep your running shoes close by. Equinox’s first standalone Precision Run studio will be setting up in the Flatiron District in April 2019, and word is they’ve got some well-laid expansion plans, starting with a second space in Los Angeles later this year.
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