Member Spotlight – February – Julia Andrews

Member Spotlight – February – Julia Andrews

Our members come from all walks of life and are of all strides. Our Member Spotlight is one way to get to know your fellow runners.

This month’s Member Spotlight is Julia Andrews:

What is your formula? What are the common classes or recovery elements this member does/uses?
I love ALL the classes: Formula FastTrack, Formula Train, Formula A.B.S, Formula Tread and Train, and Formula Move. If my schedule and fitness level allowed it, I would also add yoga and HIIT to the list!
Why did you start running?
I ran my first mile in elementary school gym class and was hooked. But before then, I used to race my friends and neighbors. I have always loved fitness. Growing up I played tennis and was on a jump rope team.

What are your hobbies?
Running is my main hobby, from participating and racing to spectating. I also love live entertainment, like tennis tournaments and Broadway shows.

What is your pre-race ritual (meal, sleep, general preparation, etc.)? Post-race?
I love to have a good meal, lay out my racing gear, and go to bed early. In the morning, I like peanut butter toast, coffee, and water. 

What is your Post-race?
Cheering on other runners. And going to brunch!

Why did you join FRC?
I knew from FRC’s motto that “A Home for Runners” would be a home for me. I love everything about FRC, especially… everything. More specifically, the staff and coaches and the classes. The coaches are experts and they are incredibly motivating and supportive. The staff is very welcoming and fun, and so are the other members.
What is your PR in your favorite distance?
My favorite distance is the mile. My PR is from back in high school, when I ran a 5:24 in the 1600.

Do you have a favorite class/service?
Open gym is my favorite thing about FRC. I love the Cryotherapy Chamber and cannot get enough of the sauna!

Favorite workout tunes/music?
I often run without music. I love anything with a good beat though, from hip hop to pop (new or old school).

Goals for 2021?
I want to stay fit and healthy and get FAST! I want to lower my current mile and 5K times.

What has been your favorite part of being a member at FRC?
The support. The encouragement. The fact that it has become easy to be consistent, which used to be my number one challenge.




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Staff Spotlight – February – Ryan Widzgowski

Staff Spotlight – February – Ryan Widzgowski

We take your training and recovery at FRC seriously. That’s why we have the best team to help support you. From Olympians, professional runners, Ironman athletes and other highly experienced running and training coaches and staff members, we have the experience to empower all levels of runners to train to be their best! Our staff all shares a PASSION for running and are here to get to know you and make sure that you find your formula and achieve your goals.
Name and Nickname: Ryan Widzgowski AKA Widge

Ryan hails from New England, and brings an impressive coaching background to FRC. After graduating from Keene State College with a degree of Exercise Science, he’s moved up in the ranks of coaching starting with youth programs, High School/College and now Post-Collegiate runners. He’s also the General Manager of District Track Club based in the DMV. He enjoys working in the community, being active and chatting about running or anything new in your life! Ryan hopes that your experience at FRC is fun, stimulating and educational! Be sure to stop by and introduce yourself!

Fun fact: Has a two year old Australian Shepherd named Willow.

Quote: “If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you. You haven’t done much today.” – Coach K

Make sure to say “hello” to Ryan the next time you see him at the front desk! 

To learn a little more about Ryan or any of our other amazing staff members, READ MORE HERE.

Recipe: Overnight Oats

Recipe: Overnight Oats


Recipe: Overnight Oats



  • 1 clean jar with lid
  • ½ cup rolled oats (½ cup = about half the jar)
  • ½ cup milk (eg. soy milk, almond milk)
  • 2 tbsp nuts of choice (and/or seeds)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground (or other spices like cardamom or vanilla extract)
  • 1-2 tsp honey (or your favorite vegan sweetener)


  •  tbsp chia seeds
  • some slices of fruit (again, any are possible. Well, maybe not avocado. Or tomato.)
  • any berries (fresh or frozen)


1. Throw everything in a jar, screw the lid on top, shake, and off it goes into the fridge.
2. The next morning add a dash of milk, a sweetener (if you want) and enjoy