An important aspect of running is the effect it has on others in your family.  Yes, you may be the only runner in the house, but hopefully as a role model you are instilling a love of some sort of exercise in your children.  As a personal trainer in addition to being a running coach, one of the best things to do is to work out with your kids when they are young enough to do so and still enjoy your company.  I have developed a series of videos that go over some fun exercises that you can do with your kids that to them seems like fun and games.   The introduction video link is attached:

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The exercises start out easy and get harder as you get used to them.  They also get harder as your child grows older and heavier.  Either way you both get a chance to bond.  A healthy family is supportive of a healthy runner!

Trials of Miles!

Coach Nick



Exercise 1 – Lift While Jumping

Exercise 2 – Blast Off!

Exercise 3 – Side to Side Flying

Exercise 4 – Around the Globe Flying

Exercise 5 – Fly Around and Crash!

Exercise 6 – The Flip!  


A HUGE thanks to Elinor Cohen and her daughter for helping me out in these videos…..

Nickolas Joannidis
Nickolas Joannidis
I have been running for over 35 years, having done practically every possible racing event or distance from the 100 meters 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 well over 200 road races since then, including 20 marathons with a lifetime best of 3:14:50. I was the president of the Hoffmann LaRoche corporate running team for 7 years, growing the team from 25 to over 90 during his tenure. I coached many of these runners to achieve their goals, whether they were beginners or advanced. In 2011 I was an assistant coach for the Fair Lawn Recreation track team, helping the 10 to 14 year old group. I am currently personally coaching dozens of runners, from beginner levels to advanced levels and getting them to be prepared to meet their goals.

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