Central Park Coaching - NYC Running Coach

NYC Running Coach

Central Park Coaching - NYC Running Coach is a best in class one-on-one coaching service by professional running coach, Sean Fortune.  Coach Sean is a former NCAA track and cross country coach and Nike sponsored athlete for his previous club team. He is a USATF Level II certified coach and former multiple time winner of New York Road Runners' races. He conducts personalized, science-based one-on-one coached running sessions for marathoners, youth runners, and kids.

 

 

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune specializes in working with youth track runners, both middle distance and distance. Since 2008, he's coached hundreds of middle school and high school runners to personal bests.

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune specializes in working with youth track runners, both middle distance and distance. Since 2008, he's coached hundreds of middle school and high school runners to personal bests.

Sean first helped our daughter love running, then improved her technique and built her self-confidence through serious competition. She loved the group and Sean’s approach to coaching.
— Father, Josh
NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune has national-level success privately coaching high school runners. Many of them have gone on to NCAA Division 1 schools, and some to the Junior Olympic Finals

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune has national-level success privately coaching high school runners. Many of them have gone on to NCAA Division 1 schools, and some to the Junior Olympic Finals

Sean truly transformed me from an average high school athlete, to a runner able to compete at a national level
NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune coaches post-collegiate elites to personal bests

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune coaches post-collegiate elites to personal bests

Running under Sean has been a great learning experience. He has helped me in my ambitions of becoming an elite runner and of becoming a coach in the future. Running with Sean I can say will make you a well rounded person. You will develop as an athelete and as an individual person. He emphasizes technical details and he brings a positive atmosphere to those around him. By far one of the best coaches I’ve had.
NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune coaches one-on-one year round in Central Park: winter, spring, summer, fall. When conditions are bad we go indoors onto the treadmill or indoor track

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune coaches one-on-one year round in Central Park: winter, spring, summer, fall. When conditions are bad we go indoors onto the treadmill or indoor track

Stop reading this testimonial and go run, preferably under the excellent coaching of Sean C. Fortune, also a good friend
NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune privately coaches one-on-one or groups

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune privately coaches one-on-one or groups

Having Sean as one of my coaches with a group of other girls was not only a ton of fun, but he also inspired and pushed each one of us to become faster, stronger, and all-around better runners. Sean commended our efforts and knew our strengths, and we all have great respect for his coaching!
NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune leads by example. His love of proper training and hard work rubs off on the runners he coaches

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune leads by example. His love of proper training and hard work rubs off on the runners he coaches

I began running with Sean a year ago, and in my time with him I cannot honestly say that there has been a single day when I have not wanted to go to practice. Sean has such a charisma, such love for running, which rubs off on all those around him, so every day we put all our hearts into our running. He has always been there helping us and guiding us, going out of his way to train us to reach our potentials, and because he will do anything for us, we will do anything for him. We, as a group, love Sean and love running with him because he is not the aloof impersonal school coach so many of us have had. He is the down to Earth coach, and friend, who teaches not only to run fast, but to love the sport of running as he does.
NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune coaches every middle distance and long distance event on the track, including the Steeplechase. He is a multiple time USATF Nationals Club Championships scorer in the Steeple

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune coaches every middle distance and long distance event on the track, including the Steeplechase. He is a multiple time USATF Nationals Club Championships scorer in the Steeple

Sean expanded my knowledge of the running community, increased my skills as an athlete and made me a better runner overall all while understanding the challenges of balancing my academic life with my love of running.
NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune creates open track and cross country schedules for heightened, non-scholastic competition

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune creates open track and cross country schedules for heightened, non-scholastic competition

Sean has truly helped me take my running to the next level. Under his direction, I’ve reached a level I previously couldn’t have imagined reaching, and, more importantly, had a great time!
NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune develops personalized marathon running plans to compliment one-on-one coaching 

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune develops personalized marathon running plans to compliment one-on-one coaching 

Ever since I’ve started working with Sean, my running has improved immensely including my love for the sport. Sean has helped me develop a training plan that Is customized for me and he has given me the structure and discipline I needed. He is an amazing teacher and is extremely patient with every little detail. I have more confidence and than ever that I can be the best runner I can be thanks to Sean!
NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune works privately with runners in a friendly environment to overcome weaknesses and build on a runner's strengths 

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune works privately with runners in a friendly environment to overcome weaknesses and build on a runner's strengths 

Back in 2009 I signed up for the Tunnel to Towers Run. My goal was just to walk/jog and just finish. Low and behold after putting my mind to it I was able to jog (very slowly I may add) but didn’t stop the whole time. Shortly after this event, and doing extensive research I came across Sean Fortune. It was because of the time I spent with him as a coach, that has allowed me to go further than I ever have. He takes the time to explain things, analyze you and above all else gives you the encouragement you need to succeed. It is because of him that I will end up being a lifetime runner. I may not be the fastest person out there, but because of him I have grown to love the sport.
NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune creates a judgement-free environment where a new runner can focus solely on getting better and improving their running

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune creates a judgement-free environment where a new runner can focus solely on getting better and improving their running

I never realized running could be so fun. Sean is such a terrific coach. He’s patient, encouraging, inspiring. He has a bag of tricks that has broken down the whole mystery of running and how it is I can actually get better at it.
NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune coaches experienced marathoners and ultra-marathoners. He implements a wholistic approach that includes strength training, stretches, recovery modalities, and diet,  to help keep the runner healthy and continually training

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune coaches experienced marathoners and ultra-marathoners. He implements a wholistic approach that includes strength training, stretches, recovery modalities, and diet,  to help keep the runner healthy and continually training

I can’t swear on many things but one thing I am sure of, training with Sean will make you feel better in every sense of your body and mind. He focuses on your strengths and weakness in running form and your racing strategy. What I like about Sean is he explains each detail of running in how you can benefit to making your running effective and fun. He has adjusted my workouts to my level and has made me a stronger runner. He has given me the confidence and guidance that I need to motivate me to do more than I would ever do on my own. When I am training with Sean I am increasing my mileage and have been eating less junk food, I highly recommend Sean, you won’t be disappointed. I have been training with Sean for the past 2 years and has gotten me ready for each race, half marathon and for the NYC marathon and I have been very pleased with the results.

LIZ AGE 33 ASPIRING ROAD RACER AND MARATHONER

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune never "dumbs down" workouts or training. He respects all levels of runners and adjusts workout intensities to the individuals ability and goals

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune never "dumbs down" workouts or training. He respects all levels of runners and adjusts workout intensities to the individuals ability and goals

When I first started training with Sean a year ago, as soon as he mentioned being a running coach, my immediate response was “I’m not a runner, I can’t run.” A year later, somehow he’s transformed me from someone afraid of running to someone who’s pursuing racing plans. His coaching and guidance has shown me that my body can do things I never thought were possible. I can proudly say now, that I am, after all, a runner, and that’s all thanks to Sean.
For UES Running Coach Sean Fortune his coaching profession is personal. It's not just a "job." Coach Sean lives, breathes, studies, and practices running daily.

For UES Running Coach Sean Fortune his coaching profession is personal. It's not just a "job." Coach Sean lives, breathes, studies, and practices running daily.

I have really enjoyed getting to know, and training with Sean, both individually and with the group. I feel that I have become faster and stronger under his guidance. In addition, running with the group has also been great. I look forward to continuing to work with Sean in the coming years.
New York City Running Coach Sean Fortune is a successful  competitive runner having won multiple New York Road Runner's races. He understands the needs of every type of runner - from beginners to elite. He relies on his over 20 year experience of running (both individually and on Nike sponsored team), USATF Level II education, and vigorous healthy lifestyle to inform his coaching decisions

New York City Running Coach Sean Fortune is a successful  competitive runner having won multiple New York Road Runner's races. He understands the needs of every type of runner - from beginners to elite. He relies on his over 20 year experience of running (both individually and on Nike sponsored team), USATF Level II education, and vigorous healthy lifestyle to inform his coaching decisions

I can’t think of any other open running program to join besides running with Sean. During cross country season in the fall of 2011, I wasn’t in the leading group, not even close. However, Sean’s running program brought me from being an average - inexperienced runner, to a runner who is capable of training 6 days a week and placing well in the fast heat the last race. So far, I am surprised by how fast I could run my favorite events. Not only that, I enjoyed the program, the people I ran with and right now I feel more confident about earning medals in some of my school’s races.

LIZ AGE 46 ASPIRING ROAD RACER AND MARATHONER

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune loves working with all ages, abilities, and levels, of runners. Master runners enjoy a renewed love for running when working with Coach Sean

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune loves working with all ages, abilities, and levels, of runners. Master runners enjoy a renewed love for running when working with Coach Sean

For over 25 years I have chosen running as my preferred method of working out. However, it wasn’t until I began training with Sean last spring that I would call myself a runner. Sean has re-taught me a life lesson through his couching - Argue for your limitations and they are yours to keep. He has shattered all of my mental limits! I didn’t even consider — no fathom that I had the ability to run as fast or as far as I now have! All of my limitations were in my head. With Sean’s help and guidance — this year I will be running my first 1/2 marathon … next year the full! It doesn’t matter if he is training/coaching current athlete’s — past athlete’s-reformed couch potatoes — he opens your doors to the possibilities that lIe within you! I could write more, but I owe him 4 miles today :-)
NYC Running coach Sean Fortune consults with a new runner to define their goals, motivation, and training history. He factors in their lifestyle, history of injuries, time constraints, to create a workable training schedule that fits their unique needs

NYC Running coach Sean Fortune consults with a new runner to define their goals, motivation, and training history. He factors in their lifestyle, history of injuries, time constraints, to create a workable training schedule that fits their unique needs

Training with Sean has completely transformed me as a runner. I have a new understanding of the sport, my body, and training methods that have made me an exponentially better runner since I started working out with Sean. I came to him with goals for the winter, and under his coaching and dedication, we turned them into realities.
NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune creates innovative treadmill workouts when the weather is unsafe to train outdoors. As a former certified personal trainer at Equinox - 85th St. on the UES of Manhattan, she has years of experience personal training running and strength training to gym goers

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune creates innovative treadmill workouts when the weather is unsafe to train outdoors. As a former certified personal trainer at Equinox - 85th St. on the UES of Manhattan, she has years of experience personal training running and strength training to gym goers

Sean’s been inspirational and motivating. I have been a runner for 20 years. After a hamstring injury a few years, I had been unable to regain my momentum. Since working with Sean, my running has been completely reinvigorated.

Luca -- age 14 --  56 sec 400m PR, 24.00sec 200m PR, Regional qualifier in the Junior Olympics 400m, 2012 Gotham Games Champion 400m

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune is a former Nike sponsored runner through his previous club team. As a successful competitive runner who's won multiple New York Road Runners' races, he understand the unique needs of highly competitive runners.

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune is a former Nike sponsored runner through his previous club team. As a successful competitive runner who's won multiple New York Road Runners' races, he understand the unique needs of highly competitive runners.

Practice with Sean always had me working hard. I never felt like I could go home with extra energy. I could never be more thankful for the hard work that brought my 400 time down 5 seconds in the course of 3 months

Dan --age 33--  1/2 marathon 1:38, aspiring marathoner 

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune has created a specialized stretch routine that he uses for himself and all of the runners that he coaches. It's an integral part of any runner's program. It contributes to being injury-free and heightens any athletes mobility and flexibility which adds in a more dynamic and ultimately efficient and faster running stride

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune has created a specialized stretch routine that he uses for himself and all of the runners that he coaches. It's an integral part of any runner's program. It contributes to being injury-free and heightens any athletes mobility and flexibility which adds in a more dynamic and ultimately efficient and faster running stride

In 2012 I made the decision to get healthy and start running. I
consider myself a competitive person and it wasn’t long before I moved
from novice runner to aspiring marathoner. One name came up every time
I asked around for the best coach...Sean Fortune. Sean is not just an
extremely attentive and skilled trainer, he is an elite runner
himself. He understands the ups and downs a runner goes through in
their quest to just get in shape or prepare for a marathon. He’s the
best in the business.

Alisa -- age 37 -- former high school and college track athlete

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune specialize in training runners for the New York City Half Marathon, NYC Marathon, and the Boston Marathon. Since 2008, he's coached hundreds to personal bests in all distances

NYC Running Coach Sean Fortune specialize in training runners for the New York City Half Marathon, NYC Marathon, and the Boston Marathon. Since 2008, he's coached hundreds to personal bests in all distances

I have always loved running. I ran track throughout high school and college and when uninjured, run every day. I thought I was a good runner too- until one day I saw Sean Fortune working with another runner on a treadmill and I could not get over how fast he was running. I started training with Sean shortly after and was amazed by what Sean could get me to do. One run with Sean felt like ten runs that I would do on my own. Sean somehow finds a way to get you to surpass your previous boundaries and reach new goals. Each session, he delivers a training regimen filled with intervals that get your heart rate up more than you ever thought was possible. He keeps detailed records of your past runs and helps you to beat those past times. Each time I train with him, I feel like I worked harder than the time before. It has helped me stay in shape after pregnancy and has allowed me to run faster when I run on my own. He is also genuinely concerned and attentive to any injuries/physical limitations – when I injured my foot, he immediately referred me to an excellent physical therapist who dealt mainly with runners. I look forward to running with Sean time and time again because I know I am guaranteed my hardest workout of the week.

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Package training sessions are non-refundable, non-transferable, and expire in 1 year

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Central Park Coaching LLC  kindly requests a 24-hour cancelation policy. In the event of a cancelation within 24hrs, session is charged to client

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