Running to Your Own Beat

My name is Nicole DiMercurio. I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia but now live and train at ZAP Fitness/ Reebok in Blowing Rick, North Carolina. I began running with my dad my last year of middle school. I absolutely hated running, but loved that it was something my dad and I did together. I ended…

Can Your Running Community Help You Get Out The Door?

This post was submitted by Brandon Doughty. Brandon is a ZAP Fitness athlete and former student-athlete for the University of Oklahoma. When not running, Brandon enjoys cooking, camping, sports (especially the Green Bay Packers), and going to church. Being involved in a running community can be beneficial for all types of runners. Elite and beginners…

Tips for Staying Safe When Running Alone

Hi everyone! My name is Joe Stilin and I train and compete full-time for Soleus sponsored Zap Fitness, an elite running team based in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. I ran for Princeton University and the University of Texas during my college years, and I now enjoy the professional runner lifestyle immensely…

Tips and Tricks

Hello there! My name is Johnny Crain, I am a professional distance runner for ZAP-Fitness/Reebok. My goal today is to help give you guys some tips and advice on preparing for a race! I wanted to talk a little bit about the mental side of preparing for a race. The physical side of running I…

Becoming a Runner

Blog post submitted by Aaron Nelson, ZAP Fitness runner. When does one become a runner? Is it the moment we finish our first race, or the first time we lace up the shoes and head out the door for a run? I have been running and training competitively for nine years now. During my time…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Race Day Success

Hello readers, first, I would like to take a sentence or two to introduce myself. My name is Matt McClintock, recent graduate of Purdue University, and current long distance runner for the Soleus sponsored club ‘Reebok ZAP Fitness’. I am writing this blog to not only give you a little insight into how those of…

Different Distance Devices

Different types of runs warrant different types of equipment. For long or harder workouts I may wear a slightly more cushioned shoe and for shorter runs I typically wear a very minimal shoe. I’ll often carry some fuel in a belt during long runs and I have two pairs of shorts specifically that I always find…

Running Lingo 101

Hey there guys and gals. My name is Andrew Colley and I am your liaison in charge of keeping you hip and with the times when it comes to running terms you need to know. You already have your killer Soleus watches, so you have to match your style with some cool lingo. Get ready…

Four Fast Breakfasts for Runners

I like to keep my meals simple. Easy ingredients, easy preparation, easy cleanup, yet of course still remaining nutritious. Below are a few of my regular go-to breakfast or lunch options that fit the above requirements and most importantly taste great! The bonus is that all can easily be packed away in the morning for…

Running Watches For Any Runner Budget: GPS Turbo Feature

Not only is our GPS Turbo trending in color, it has all the features you need at an affordable price! Don’t believe us? Just read this article from Women’s Running Competitor where our GPS Turbo is featured in the 3 Running Watches For Any Runner Budget article. “Gearing up for any sport—even one as simple as running—can…