Mindy Solkin is the Owner and Head Coach of www.TheRunningCenter.com™. She is certified by USA Track & Field (USATF) as a Level III Running Coach (the highest level) and by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a personal trainer.
Known as "Coach Mindy" to her runners, she has coached thousands of people over the past ten years, helping them to achieve their goals on the open roads and the winding trail, whether it is running their first mile or pursuing their personal best in the marathon.
As a contributing writer and spokesperson on running and fitness, her articles and quotes have appeared in national publications. She is a frequent lecturer, presenting running clinics to runners, fitness centers and corporations and is the running advisor to many Internet websites. Mindy has also appeared on the television shows Today In New York, Good Day New York and Good Morning America.
Service and Achievements
Mindy was the creator of the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society's Team In Training marathon program in New York City and served as its Head Coach from 1994 through 2001. During her tenure, she coached and wrote training programs for over 50 teams that included training over 3,000 runners to run marathons in Anchorage, Bermuda, Chicago, Disney World, Dublin, Honolulu, London, Napa Valley, New York City, Paris, San Diego and Vancouver.
Her seven years of service to Team In Training ultimately led to raising over $8 million dollars for the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society. She has left a legacy that knows no equal.
In 2001, Mindy received the 2001 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) "Community Service Award" for her service to runners and sports medicine professionals in New York City.
Since 1995, Mindy has been the Head Running Coach at Reebok Sports Club/NY. She is also the creator of the Polar Heart Bra® and has been a PowerBar® Team Elite athlete since 1994. From 1994 through 2000 she served as a clinical advisory board member for the American Running Association.
Mindy has been a runner for over 20 years, competing in over 100 races from distances of one mile to the marathon, and is a frequent age-group award winner. Her passion for the sport of running and her compassion for her runners is exemplified in all aspects of what she brings to The Running Center. Mindy's philosophy is…
"There is no better measure of competition than that which is against thyself."