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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why Formula Running Center?

What is the formula? What does it mean to find my formula?

At FRC we celebrate runners of every stride and fitness level. The formula is each runner’s unique mix of training, recovery, assessment and educational services that leads them to crush their performance goals. Your formula evolves as you grow with our community and FRC will be there with you every step of the way.

Why is this called a home for runners?

Our founders are both avid and passionate runners. As they progressed through training for various races and events and suffered their fair share of injuries and setbacks, they were unable to find a place to fulfill all their training and recovery needs. This was the beginning of the FRC concept – a facility that was all encompassing. A place that was built by runners, for runners – this would be OUR home. Welcome home.

Do I have to be a runner to come here?

Absolutely not! FRC is committed to helping you meet all of your fitness goals. We just strongly believe in using running to do it!  Running provides a significant number of benefits to your physical and mental health; it increases your cardiovascular health, builds strength, burns calories, relieves stress and releases those endorphins!  However, we offer a number of classes and recovery and assessment services that can be beneficial to anyone, not just runners.  Either way, FRC is here to help you every step of the way.

Do you have a beginner’s class?

While each and every class is designed for all fitness and skill levels, we will also be offering a class for beginners. In our Formula 101 class you will learn the fundamentals of running mechanics, find your pace, build your base and improve your running abilities! You are also always welcome at any and all classes. We encourage you to reach out and ask our expert coaches for guidance. We will make sure to inform your coach  if it is your first time so they can show you the ropes.

Why do I need to incorporate recovery services into my training program?

Proper recovery and wellness are essential to maintaining peak performance, staying healthy and reducing the potential for injury.  Even incorporating basic stretching techniques before and after workouts is something many athletes forgo. A complete runner knows their limits and takes a proactive approach with their self care.  At FRC we believe training and recovery are both vital elements to a successful runner’s formula.

What if I am new to running?

At FRC we celebrate runners of every stride and fitness level. Every class can be modified to meet your needs and goals.  To that end, the formula is each runner’s unique mix of training, recovery, assessment and educational services that leads them to crush their performance goals. Your formula evolves as you grow with our community and FRC will be there with you every step of the way.

Is this an elite training studio? I am a beginner, do I belong here?

FRC welcomes individuals of ALL strides and fitness levels to the tread empire. You do not have to be an elite athlete. It is not about how fast you can run, but how hard you run towards your goals. We believe in helping you become the best YOU that you want to be.

What does it mean to be a runner?

At FRC we aim to inspire the runner in everyone. Being a runner is not about how fast you are, or how long you can run for, it is about celebrating the run, the effort behind it and those that share in it. All that matters is that you keep moving forward, stride by stride, and FRC and our tread empire will be there to support you every step of the way.

How is Formula Running Center different from other fitness studios?

The FRC facility and programs offer the complete set of tools to create fearless runners. Through group training classes and programs that can be modified to meet your needs, recovery, assessment and educational services, all offered within a supportive community, we aim to bring out the best runner and endurance athlete in everyone. Our offering and depth is unprecedented. We strive to provide the best the industry has to offer by way of equipment and services to help you maximize your results and stay injury free. Where else can you go to have all your needs met under one roof? Come home to FRC and we will be happy to show you how we can help you achieve your fitness goals.

If I'm a runner, why do I need to strength train?

FRC strongly believes that strength training is an important part of everyone’s formula. Strength training has been shown to help improve overall muscular power and improve neuromuscular coordination. Strength training can even help prevent or minimize injuries by strengthening muscles and joints, including in those areas of the body that, if weak, could lead to movement deficiencies and ultimately result in injury. Try the Formula Train class or Formula T&T (Tread & Train) class and start seeing the benefits of adding strength training to your overall workout program.

What are the benefits of joining FRC?

As a member of FRC, you will be indoctrinated into our running community. This means you will have access to the finest running equipment, training from top industry professionals, educational seminars to improve your know-how, assessment and recovery services utilized by professional athletes and challenging group training classes that can be modified to meet your needs.

Will I have a personalized experience?

Although FRC’s training classes are group based training, FRC provides you with the opportunity to meet with members of our staff to help you find your formula and create a training program that works for you! You can also take advantage of our assessment services and track your progress through the metrics provided at every group training class to further customize your experience and ensure you are staying on track. Our coaches always have an open door policy and are ready and willing to help you crush your goals. And if you do want 1:1 coaching, we offer that as well! Schedule your initial consultation today!

Are there any benefits to purchasing a recurring membership package?

Absolutely! Currently, all FRC clients that have purchased a monthly recurring membership package are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Complimentary open tread access
  • 10% discount on retail merchandise, training programs and additional FRC services
  • Additional credits for purchase at the per credit discount price (based on the applicable membership package)
  • 24-hour early scheduling and pick-a-spot access
  • Free quarterly body composition analysis 

We do reserve the right to change, modify and/or terminate any or all of such benefits at any time.

I walk or do not run everyday, can I take any class?

Yes! FRC welcomes runners of ALL strides and fitness levels to the tread empire. Our workouts can be scaled and adjusted to your needs.

In the Studio

What level of intensity will each class be?

Our programming and classes are scalable so that you can attend any workout. We post the focus of the classes (endurance, speed, strength or a combination) for each day of the week. By their nature, certain classes, such as a speed focused class, may be more intense than an endurance focused class.  However, the intensity of each class can be controlled by you through making adjustments to your pace or the weight being used in a Formula T&T or Formula Train class. Our coaches can assist you with modifying a class to find the intensity that’s right for you.

How often should I come to the training classes?

We would love to see you each and every day, however, each runner is unique and how often you should attend classes will depend on your particular goals and overall fitness level.  We strive to help you find the formula that’s right for you. During your initial consultation or one of the assessment services our team can assist you with finding the mix of classes and services that is right for you.

What should I wear to the training classes and recovery and assessment services?

Leather jacket, denim, and shades. Oh and on Wednesdays we wear pink.

On a serious note, athletic shirts, pants/shorts and sneakers are required at all times during training and recovery classes and for assessment services.  No bare feet, socks-only, flip flops, sandals or dress shoes are permitted during training classes (no barefoot running please). In certain recovery classes, such as Yoga, the instructor may require you to remove footwear and socks, and it is of course permitted in these circumstances.  Many people also bring their own heart rate monitors, headbands and water bottles too. Leave your iPods (if you still use one) and other musical devices at home as we’ve got tunes covered. If you are unsure or need more specifics please review Client Policy, which can be found here.

For recovery services, the following attire must be worn at all times when using the indicated service:

  • Cold Water Soaking Tub – appropriate swimwear
  • Infrared Sauna – use of a towel, bathing suit or other appropriate attire
  • Compression sleeves – appropriate athletic attire; shoes must be removed but socks must be worn
  • Whole Body Cryotherapy – undergarments; boots and gloves and a robe will be provided
  • Massage Therapy – appropriate athletic attire
How do I track my progress?

Put away your trapper keeper. Our industry leading tracking software helps keep, monitor and record key metrics (like heart rate) during and after each and every class. Coupled with our fitness assessments (VO2 Max and RMR testing, running gait analysis and body composition analysis) you can find your baseline metrics to help formulate a training program that’s right for you. Our aim is to show you measurable results.

Can I take classes if I'm injured?

While any workout can be modified to fit your needs, our biggest concern will be to get you healthy. Sometimes that means NOT working out. You may be able to utilize the recovery services to get yourself back in good health before attending class. Depending on the severity of the injury we may request you do not attend classes. Please be sure to consult with your doctor prior to taking any class or using any FRC service while injured.  If your doctor is comfortable with you proceeding, be sure to let our coaches or staff know about your injury before class or use of the service.

When should I arrive for class?

You must be physically present at least 5 minutes prior to the start of your scheduled FRC service or class or your spot may be given to a waitlisted client. For the safety of our members and the integrity of FRC classes and services, if you arrive more than 5 minutes late for an FRC class or service, you will not be allowed to participate in such FRC class or service (regardless of whether or not your spot was given to a waitlisted member).  If it is your first time we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early so that we can provide you with a tour and show you how to work the treadmill or other equipment that you will be using for your class or service.

Why does the coach provide me with chalk before the class?

Writing your goals will help provide you clarity and intention. Other than the occasional game of hopscotch and keeping your palms from getting too sweaty (looking at you Crossfitters) – writing your goals is linked to higher rates of achievement of those goals. When you get to class write your FORM:

F – First Name

O – Other information (any accommodations you may need, such as for pregnancy or injuries, or whatever else you want the coach to know)

R – Running Ability Level. Indicate which category you most closely fall into (beginner, intermediate or advanced).  This helps our coaches get a sense of everyone’s ability level.

M – Motivation. Decide your intention and let us know your goals – don’t be shy.

Writing out your FORM helps our coaches get to know you and your goals and allows them to help guide you through the workout in a more efficient manner. There is also nothing more powerful than writing a goal, highlighting your progress and watching those items come to life. When you come to class, be ready to OWN YOUR TREAD!

Can I take classes if I'm pregnant?

First and foremost, congratulations! Yes, you can take a class if you are pregnant; however, please consult with your doctor beforehand to ensure there are no individual restrictions. Please also let us know before class so we can properly accommodate you and work with you to adjust and modify your workout accordingly.

Can I leave a class early?

You can, albeit we want you to stay. You are free to leave class anytime you like for any reason. This class will be treated and charged as an attended class on your credit pack or membership.

What is a typical class format like?

FRC has a variety of classes which you can read about here. Each class is slightly different but you can expect:

  • 60 to 75 Minutes a Class
  • Classes Focused on The Following Main Themes: Endurance, Speed, Strength or a Combination
  • Coach Inspired, Instructed and Modified for You
  • Built in Recovery
  • High Fives, Cheers, Fist Bumps and More

While each class type has its own focus and structure, coaches will also incorporate some of their own programming, bringing their own flavor to every class. You can read a more thorough breakdown here.

Recovery and Assessment Services

What is the recovery room?

Our recovery room is located between our two locker rooms. It contains our major recovery equipment like a whole body cryotherapy unit, full spectrum infrared sauna, compression sleeves, and a cold water soaking tub. The recovery room is also equipped with entertainment and a TV so that you can relax while you recover.

Do I have to bring my own yoga mat or foam roller?

No. We will provide all the equipment you need to be successful. If you would like to bring your own yoga mat or foam roller, you are more than welcome to.

What should I wear to the training classes and recovery and assessment services?

Leather jacket, denim and shades. Oh and on Wednesdays we wear pink.

On a serious note, athletic shirts, pants/shorts and sneakers are required at all times during training and recovery classes and for assessment services.  No bare feet, socks-only, flip flops, sandals or dress shoes are permitted during training classes (no barefoot running please). In certain recovery classes, such as Yoga, the instructor may require you to remove footwear and socks, and it is of course permitted in these circumstances.  Many people also bring their own heart rate monitors, headbands and water bottles too. Leave your iPods (if you still use one) and other musical devices at home as we’ve got tunes covered. If you are unsure or need more specifics please ask a staff member.

For recovery services, the following attire must be worn at all times when using the indicated service:

  • Cold Water Soaking Tub – appropriate swimwear
  • Infrared Sauna – use of a towel, bathing suit or other appropriate attire
  • Compression sleeves – appropriate athletic attire; shoes must be removed but socks must be worn
  • Whole Body Cryotherapy – undergarments; boots and gloves and a robe will be provided
  • Massage Therapy – appropriate athletic attire
Where can I find out more information about the benefits of each recovery and wellness service?

We offer a wide variety of recovery services and we encourage you to check out our Recovery and Wellness section of our website linked hereYou can also speak with some of our coaches and staff to learn more.

Why use assessment services?

For most athletes, especially newer runners and indoor runners, keeping track of your progress and seeing measurable results can be a challenge. While fitness trackers are encouraged in and out of class, you need more to help formulate a training program that’s right for you. Using tests like VO2 Max, RMR and body composition analysis will help you get the most precise idea of your current health and fitness level and the best path to achieve your goals. Whether you want to lose weight, reach a new marathon time or see how far you can push yourself, these assessments will help you find your formula and tell you if its working! You can read more about these services on our Assessment Services page.

Can I use the recovery services if I'm injured?

While it depends on the severity of your injury, you may be able to use recovery services to aid your journey back to being a healthy runner or athlete.  Please be sure to consult with your doctor prior to using any FRC service while injured.  If your doctor is comfortable with you proceeding, be sure to let our staff know about your injury before use of the service.

Can I use the recovery services if I'm pregnant?

First and foremost, congratulations! If you are pregnant please check with your doctor beforehand to ensure there are no individual restrictions. For your safety we expressly prohibit the use of the whole body cryotherapy unit or full spectrum infrared sauna while pregnant.

How often should I take recovery classes and use the recovery facilities?

The frequency you attend classes or use the recovery services depends on your goals and current condition. We will work with you to advise on the frequency you should be using this equipment. That being said, we highly recommend warming-up and dynamic stretching before and foam rolling and static stretching after every training class. Lastly, we have built our membership packages with the philosophy that each athlete should strive to incorporate recovery into their overall training plan in at least a 2 to 1 ratio (training to recovery). For example, we offer a 6 credit a month membership package with the hope that at least 2 credits a month are used for recovery services.

What are assessment services?

FRC offers a variety of services to help you improve your self-awareness about your body and abilities. These assessments deliver diagnostics and metrics that can help you precisely set and measure your goals. These assessments can help determine things like how effective your stride is to the muscle composition of your body. The specific assessment services FRC offers include:

  • Gait Analysis
  • Complete Runner’s Assessment
  • Runner’s Tune-Up
  • VO2 Max
  • Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Nutritional Counseling

You can read more about what each assessment will help you do on our Assessment Services page.

Training for our newest members or first timers

Do you offer a discount rate or special class for first timers?

Please check our Pricing Page for any current introductory pricing options and details on memberships, class packs or other FRC services.

What if I’m not a runner?

There’s no such thing! We believe everyone has a runner within them, you just have to let her or him out! The first step is committing to incorporating running into your fitness routine. Come try our facility; it will be our honor to help you discover and unleash your inner runner!

Our classes cater to runners of every stride and fitness level with modifications available for intensity and strength in order to accommodate injuries or any other life events or needs. No matter what your goal is, our classes and services coupled with the FRC community will be here to support you every step of the way.  And who said you have to run on your first day anyway. You can also try one of our Formula 101 classes for beginners or sign-up for an initial consultation with a member of our staff. Our coaches have worked with novice and beginner runners all the way up to experts – you’re in good hands.

What should I do to prepare for class?

In order to be successful in class you should get yourself well hydrated, get a good night’s sleep and above all things come ready to work hard, have fun, make new friends and conquer your goals.

What if I can’t do it?

If you’ve signed up for a class, even just one, you’ve already come with intention. Intention breeds habits and habits create actions which sustain goals. You have unwavering support from the tread empire including your peers and our coaches to persevere through each and every workout. Maybe it’s not your day or maybe you’re recovering from an injury, but our support will never be contingent on your abilities! Our coaches are there to help you modify the workouts to meet your needs while keeping you challenged. We know you can do it and soon you will too!

What if I’ve never run on a treadmill before?

You are not alone! We have novice and beginner runners attend our classes all the time – some with and some without treadmill experience. Our industry leading treadmills are made so that you can comfortably use them within your first class. Our coaches will be notified that it is your first time and they’ll show you the basics before class, including how to work the treadmill and use the other equipment necessary for the class; just remember to arrive approximately 15 minutes before class starts.

How early should I arrive?

You must be physically present at least 5 minutes prior to the start of your scheduled FRC service or class or your spot may be given to a waitlisted client. For the safety of our members and the integrity of FRC classes and services, if you arrive more than 5 minutes late for an FRC class or service, you will not be allowed to participate in such FRC class or service (regardless of whether or not your spot was given to a waitlisted member). If it is your first time we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early so that we can provide you with a tour and show you how to work the treadmill or other equipment that you will be using for your class or service.

Can I walk?

Yes! Each runner is encouraged to go at their own pace and intensity. Sometimes this means walking and sometimes sprinting.

What should I eat before and after class?

Girls Scout Cookies (Tagalongs are recommended. 🙂 Ultimately, everybody is different so we recommend that you consult with our dietician to find out the nutrition plan that’s right for you. 

Generally, you should eat a meal or snack that is low in fat and contains complex carbohydrates and a little protein 30-60 mins before class. You should eat familiar foods that you know you can tolerate during a workout. Drink 10-16 ounces of water 1-2 hours before class and another 4-8 ounces right before you start.

What you eat after class determines whether your muscles will recover effectively and its therefore important that you get proper nutrition timely after class. Generally, you should eat a meal or snack with carbohydrates and protein within 30 minutes of class completion and then eat again within 2 hours. You should also drink at least 24 ounces of water (please note that how much water you need is based upon the number of pounds of body weight you lost during the workout). You are welcome to help yourself to some of the nourishment we have available in our Pit Stop or for sale in our lobby.

Memberships and Class Packs

What are your membership policies?

Our membership policies are outlined in our Client Policy and in our Terms and Conditions.

Can I transfer or share my credit pack or membership?

While we’re happy to welcome new members to the FRC community, at this time, FRC does not permit the transfer of credits or memberships. Please see the FRC Terms and Conditions for additional details.

Can I freeze my membership?

Credit Packs or monthly memberships may be frozen one time during any calendar year for up to 60 days in-person at any FRC facility and by completing any required paperwork. Please see the FRC Terms and Conditions for additional details.

Can I cancel my membership?

You are free to cancel your membership in accordance with, and subject to the terms of, the FRC Terms and Conditions.

Do my credit packs expire?

Credits have an expiration date as described in the credit package or promotion details provided at the time of purchase. Credits and gift cards are not the same product. Unlike credits, gift cards never expire. Assessment services and massage and related services have an expiration of one year from the date of purchase. Please see the FRC Terms and Conditions for additional details.

Booking It

How do I book a class, service or program?

You can book a class online through our portal linked here, a service through our portal linked here or on our mobile app (iOS and Android). Additionally, you can stop into the facility and book in person if you wish, however, spots and times may be more limited for walk-ins.

Can I book my specific treadmill and floor spot (where applicable)?

Absolutely! During the checkout process, you are given the option to book your specific treadmill or floor spot ahead of time.

What is your cancellation policy?

You must cancel any FRC class or service at least 12 hours in advance.  

You may cancel any class or service on any FRC website or mobile app or by calling or stopping by the facility. If you fail to attend (or arrive more than five (5) minutes late) or fail to cancel any FRC class or service at least twelve (12) hours prior to the applicable service:

  • For any FRC class or service other than assessment services, personal coaching sessions, nutritional counselling sessions and massage therapy and related services, you will be charged and/or forfeit such FRC class or service; provided, however, if you have purchased an unlimited or all access monthly membership package and you fail to attend or to cancel the applicable FRC class or service at least twelve (12) hours in advance (or arrive more than five (5) minutes late), you will be subject to a $20 penalty charge; or
  • For any assessment service, personal coaching sessions, nutritional counselling sessions and massage therapy and related services, you will be charged and/or forfeit such service. 

For additional details on our cancellation policy, please see the FRC Terms and Conditions.

What if I miss a class?

If you miss class without cancelling you are subject to the consequences as outlined in our cancellation policy, as described above and more fully in the FRC Terms and Conditions.

How does the credit system work?

We want our members to have the flexibility to find the formula that’s right for them. To make things as easy as possible to reserve classes and most recovery services, we have developed a flexible credit system.

Credits may be used for classes or recovery services as specified below. Assessment services, sports massage therapy, nutritional counseling, personal coaching and the training programs will be subject to separate pricing packages. Credits can be used in the following manner:

1 Credit:

  • Training Classes
  • Yoga Classes
  • Stretching Classes
  • Infrared Sauna Sessions (45 Minutes)
  • Compression Sleeve Sessions (30 Minutes)
  • Cold Water Soaking Tub Sessions

2 Credits:

  • Cryotherapy Sessions
  • Couples Infrared Sauna Session (45 Minutes)

Credits cannot be used for:

  • Assessment Services
  • Sports Massage Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Personal Coaching
  • Training Programs
How far in advance can I reserve a class, service or program?

Generally speaking, classes become available 7 days in advance of the date of the class. However, as a benefit to our clients that have purchased a monthly recurring membership package, classes become available an extra 24 hours in advance (i.e. 8 days in advance of the date of the class).

What if I'm late?

For starters, anyone that’s late owes us 10 burpees for each minute they are late. No exceptions! 😉 However, if you are more than 5 minutes late to any class or service you will not be allowed to participate and you will be subject to the consequences outlined in our cancellation policy, as described above and more fully in the FRC Terms and Conditions, which can be found here. Showing up late to a class or service can cause disruption to other members and jeopardize the integrity of our classes or service offerings. Additionally, if you are not physically present within 5 minutes prior to the start of a class or service we reserve the right to offer your spot to someone on the waitlist.

Are walk-ins allowed?

Certainly! You will be required to check in at the front desk so we can get you situated for a class. Classes may fill up quickly though so we encourage you to sign-up ahead of time.

How does the waitlist work?

Classes can fill-up quickly so make sure to sign up ahead of time. If no reservations are available for a particular training or recovery class, you may join the waitlist. As reservations become available, they are offered by email and/or text (depending on the preferences set up by each of our clients) to our clients on the waitlist on a first come, first served basis. If you are offered a reservation off the waitlist, you will have a maximum of 30 minutes to accept or decline the invitation. If you fail to respond to the invitation within the 30-minute time period, we have the right to offer the reservation to the next client in order on the waitlist. If you are offered and accept a reservation off the waitlist, you will be added as a participant in the class and be subject to the our cancellation policy. If a reservation becomes available within 60 minutes of the start of a class, the reservation will not automatically be offered to clients on the waitlist. Those reservations will be assigned to clients or staff at our  discretion.

The Studio and Its Amenities

Do you have locker rooms with showers?

We have full locker rooms for men and women. Locker rooms include showers, bathrooms, and lockers with customizable codes. These locker rooms are stocked with EO essential oil shampoos, conditioners, shower gels and lotions. Towels and robes are also available. There is no need to bring your own lock. Lockers are for day use only.

What amenities are available in the locker rooms?

Beyond towel and robe service, FRC is proud to be partnering with EO essential oils to provide top of the line shampoos, conditioners, shower gels and lotions. To find out more about EO essential oils and their products, please visit our Partnerships page here. Other amenities such as blow dryers, razors, mouthwash and are also available.

What food do you offer before and after class?

Our Pit Stop houses basic amenities provided completely complementary to our members. This includes, but is not limited to, water, coffee, tea, snacks (bananas and nutrition bars) and other supplies that you may need during a run or training session. Additional performance drinks, running gels and snacks are also available for sale.

Is there Parking?

There is a parking garage under our building (entrance on North Herndon Street) but we do not validate. Otherwise, there is metered street parking available. Other options include rideshare, metro (Clarendon Metro Stop is across the street), scooters, biking, busses (4 ART stops and 1 WMATA stop are within a block) and of course walking/jogging/running.

Are towels available?

We have a complimentary towel service with daily laundering to provide you with the freshest towels.

What equipment do you use and what are the benefits?

FRC is committed to using some of the industry’s leading equipment and products to meet our members’ training and recovery needs. Details about the equipment utilized and partnerships created for our facility can be found here.

Is there a place where I can charge my phone?

Yes! We have charging ports near the front desk. Please be mindful of your items as we take no responsibility for lost or stolen items.

Do I need to bring a lock?

No! We have lockers with temporary codes that you can program with your chosen password. Lockers are for day use only.

Education 101

What educational seminars and workshops do you offer?

Our educational seminars and workshops are aimed to improve your know-how as an athlete and as a runner. You can track our events on our Events page linked here. Most seminars and workshops are free but occasionally there are paid events.. Topics range greatly from strength training, proper running techniques, injury prevention, proper nutrition while training and much much more! If there is something you are interested in learning more about please let us know as we may be able to accommodate your request.

Can anyone attend educational seminars and workshops or do you have to be a member?

It all depends on the specific seminar or workshop. Some are open to the community and others are reserved for members only. If you wish to bring a guest please let us know by emailing [email protected].

The Logistics – App and Website

How do I download the app?

Search the Apple App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) for “Formula Running Center” and download the app. Your username and email are the same that you use to login to the portal on our website.

What if I forget my login information?

You’ll owe us all donuts. You can get your login credentials back by using the recovery method on the login portal. You can also call us and we can guide you through getting back into the system.

Is my data secure and private?

We value transparency in our policies and your data is stored securely. We do not sell your data at any time for any purpose. We value your trust and you can read about your data security in our Privacy Policy linked here

Can I access my metrics from the app?

Yes! Staying accountable is important. You may access your metrics and stats from the app or your online account.

House Rules

How do I purchase a gift card?

Gift Cards can be purchased on our website or in our studio. The easiest way is to do so through our website at our Gift Cards page.

Do you have childcare?

We certainly love kids, however, we currently do not offer childcare.

Are you open on holidays?

We may be closed or have modified hours on certain holidays throughout the year. Members will be notified of any changes to our schedule via social media, the website or email/text.

Do you have a rewards program?

Yes! Members are rewarded based on the number of credits they use! Members are automatically enrolled upon signup. When members use credits they earn rewards at designated milestones:

  • 50 Credits Used – FRC Branded T-Shirt
  • 100 Credits Used – $50 Credit on Your account
  • 200 Credits Used- $150 Credit on Your account

To redeem, please call, email or stop by the facility! Start earning today!

Can I use my cell phone or camera at FRC?

Use of your cell phone or camera is strictly prohibited in training and recovery classes, locker rooms and other private spaces, including, without limitation, the recovery room, massage room, cryotherapy room, infrared sauna room and consultation room. Use of your cell phone or camera in other locations of the facility, such as the lobby and waiting area, is allowed (with permission from other members at the studio, if necessary, of course!).  Please see FRC’s Client Policy for additional information regarding our policies for cell phone and camera usage.

How old do I have to be to come to FRC?

We welcome runners of all levels ages 18 and above. At the discretion of FRC management, a minor aged 16-17 may participate or use FRC services with a parent or guardian present.

Do you have a referral program or are there any benefits for referring someone to FRC?

Yes! If you make a referral for a potential member to FRC that signs up for a 10 Credit Pack, 20 Credit Pack or recurring membership, then you will get at a free credit or a $25 credit on your account. You can refer as many people as you want. NO LIMIT.  Any referral program will be in accordance with the requirements outlined in the FRC Terms and Conditions, which are available here.

Other Services: Pit Stop and Events

What is the Pit Stop?

The Pit Stop is a spot to fuel up and catch up. Located in our facility past the front desk, the Pit Stop is designed to provide nutrition, hydration, basic running supplies and current events at the facility to our members. During the nicer months of the year we will also feature an outdoor pitstop to use as a hub for your runs. Feel free to take a complimentary snack or use the running supplies.

Is the Pit Stop always open?

The indoor Pit Stop is open whenever the facility is open. It is stocked daily so that members have access to fresh food, fuel and other supplies. The outdoor pit stop is more seasonal!

Do you offer corporate events and programs?

We love encouraging a healthy lifestyle and inspiring more runners. We do offer corporate programs and larger group rates. Please email us at [email protected] with your request.

Can I host a party at FRC?

Yes, we would love to host training or recovery based group events or parties at FRC. We have ample space and can accommodate a variety of ideas (mini-retreats, lunch and learns and team building activities). Please email us at [email protected] with your request.

Who can use the Pit Stop?

Any member is free to use the pit stop and its amenities. We ask that you are respectful of any items you take from the Pit Stop and only take what you need and that you plan on using before, during or after your current training session or run. Please do not remove Pit Stop items that are for future use. The items are designed for the entire FRC community to enjoy.

What is offered in the Pit Stop?

The Pit Stop includes a variety of items including: hydration (water, gatorade, etc.), snacks (bananas, nutrition bars, etc.), running gels, coffee and tea, first aid and kinesiology tape. In addition, a phone charging station is available at the front desk.

If I’m running with a friend who is not a member, can they also use the Pit Stop?

The Pit Stop is provided for the benefit of our members so that they are able to refuel and have access to supplies while training. If you’re out for a run and want to stop in with a friend or running partner who is not currently a member, we’re happy to allow them to refuel in the facility (and see why they should join the FRC community). We do ask that you are respectful of any items you take from the Pit Stop and limit yourself to only what you need. The items are designed for the entire FRC community to enjoy. Any guests will be asked to sign a liability waiver before they are permitted to enter the facility.

Do you host or participate in any charity events or classes?

We are proud to be teamed up with a variety of partners that you can read more about here. We look forward to moving the community forward and encourage you to reach out at [email protected] with any requests.

Race Training Programs

What race training programs do you offer?

Running fearlessly means you’re focused on your race. We offer group training programs during the year focusing on: 5K races, half marathons and full marathons. In addition, we can prepare personalized monthly training programs or training programs for any other race distance. Programs will appear on our Training Programs and Personal Coaching page linked here.

Will the race program be tailored to my personal goals?

Your race. Your goal. Your results. Your formula. Everything is setup and will be geared specifically for you.

How are the group race specific training programs structured?

Group race specific training programs are based on a first come first serve basis. Sign-ups for each program will be released separately from the regular FRC class schedule. Participants will work with a coach who will help formulate your customized training program based on your current skill level, pace and goals. Generally, the programs will consist of both group runs (typically starting and finishing at the FRC facility) and individual training sessions on your own as prescribed by the coach. All skill levels and paces are welcome. Members will have the ability to contact their coach for updates and motivation. More information on each training program will be available during the initial sign-up period for each program. Programs will appear on our Training Programs and Personal Coaching page linked here.

Will I have access to a coach throughout the program?

Yes! Accountability is a key tenant to success. We will be there to encourage you every step of the way. Correspondence is generally limited to email.

What if I’m slow, will I be running alone?

FRC welcomes runners of every stride and fitness level. No matter what your pace, you will find a running buddy and support at FRC. During our group runs our coaches will arrange pace groups to ensure no one runs alone. We are one team and we are all in this together, mile after mile.