Private online New York City (NYC) & New Jersey (NJ) RRCA, USATF and Daniels VDOT certified running coach welcoming clients of all fitness levels & experience. Inquire about group & event specific training.

I’m delighted you have discovered my online running and marathon coaching resource! You will find that I offer a variety of services to help you achieve your running goals – whatever they might be. Choose to partner with me and receive highly personal coaching and benefit from an experienced, certified running coach and local elite runner. 

While most athletes typically focus their training on conventional race distances from 5k to the marathon, I encourage you to connect to discuss your coaching needs. All coaching services are customized for each individual client – including (but not limited to) current fitness, training targets, running history, race goals and lifestyle.

Though I am currently in the greater New York City (NYC) area I have coached clients remotely all over the globe – from California to Australia. My intention is to share my passion for running and to help you become a smarter runner which hopefully translates into a healthier, happier, faster you.

Take the guesswork out of your training and benefit from hands-on coaching. Get started today!

A Proven Process Produces Results


Anaerobic tolerance and anaerobic power intervals lead to improvements in cardiac output, aerobic capacity and lactate threshold.


Develop a greater tolerance for lactate. Doing so will serve to increase your lactate threshold. It is also effective for increasing your aerobic capacity and improving efficiency at faster paces. Inclusion of yoga, pilates or free weight training will build functional strength.


Improve your tolerance to the orthopedic stress of exercise, laying the groundwork for higher intensity training. Aerobic “base” pace and intensive aerobic “tempo” pace.


Rest is not an avoidance of training but, rather, a major component of it. The body adapts during rest periods: sleep and easy days are where we become stronger. No recovery method will overcome sleep debt or poor dietary choices-these are performance killers!


Balance Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins. Adequate carbohydrate intake fuels workouts, brain and muscle recovery. Adequate intake of “good” fats decreases inflammation, reduces soreness, heals injuries. Proteins build and repair body tissues, especially during heavy training.

Coaching Philosophy

My Belief

Private coaching is not just for elite athletes – coaching is for anyone who wants to improve their running.

My Goal

To help you become a smarter, faster runner and a more balanced person.

My Approach

Balanced, proven coaching theory derived from science coupled with specificity of training and the accountability and expertise of a professional partnership.


What I appreciate the most about Gary is that he takes running seriously…but not TOO seriously. Working with him is a great reminder that it’s important to keep a sense of humor and have fun along the way. Training is more enjoyable when you have a coach to laugh with!

Gary has added a level of specificity and analysis to my training that was missing for the past two decades. I know he spends a great deal of time crunching numbers and perfecting the workout plan–something that is way beyond my area of expertise, even as a seasoned runner. I love that my runs are intentionally designed and customized just for me.

He’s also a forever optimist, which comes in handy when the self-doubt starts to creep in. Gary is president of my fan club, for which I am very grateful.

I’ve worked with Gary for several years now and give him very high marks for his investment in clients, his love of running, and his thoughtful approach to training.

Sheyna H., New York, NY

I want to thank Gary for the training plan he prepared for me in preparation for the 2018 Brooklyn Half Marathon. This was the first time I really felt prepared for a half marathon. I was able to go into this race feeling the most confident I’ve ever been – beating my half marathon personal best by 10+ minutes was just an added bonus.

Tony L., Brooklyn, NY

Working with Gary was great! From the very beginning, he set up a program that was challenging but necessary in order for me to achieve my goals. Throughout the process of training he held me accountable while maintaining a positive attitude. When thoughts of doubt crept in, he was right there offering words of encouragement and his faith in my abilities and my training. It all worked! I hit my goals, had a 10 minute PR and qualified for Boston in the 2015 Chicago Marathon. I can’t say enough good things about the whole experience!

Matthew K., Brooklyn, NY

I finished the 2014 NYC Marathon at an all-time low. I was injured and dejected after failing to meet my marathon goals on three attempts in three years. After battling back from injury I knew I needed help if I wanted to qualify for Boston (knocking at least 10 minutes off my best attempt). I began working with Gary at the outset of my marathon training cycle with my sights set on the 2015 Chicago Marathon. His positivity, understanding of the science, and ability to adapt and customize my training to meet my specific needs were instrumental in my progress. With his guidance, I quickly PR’d at 5k, 10k, Half-Marathon and then in October I ran the marathon of my life, knocking more than 15 minutes off my PR and coming in nearly 6 minutes under Boston Qualifying time. And the crazy part? It was the easiest marathon I’ve ever run. No wall, no bonk, I trusted my training, I trusted my coaching, I trusted my race plan and I trusted my coach. Thanks to Gary I was better prepared physically and mentally than I’d ever been.

If you know what your realistic goals are, and you are 100% willing to do the work, Gary will get you there. I am unbelievably grateful for his coaching, and I firmly believe that I would not have been able to cross this huge goal off my bucket list without him.

Brian R., Nashville, TN