Mile High Run Club - Upper East Side


Mile High Run Club - Upper East Side

New York City, USA

The Mile High Run Club Story

Mile High Run Club was founded in 2014 by David Robinson, Debora Warner, and William Heath and offered New York’s first dedicated boutique indoor running concept in Upper East Side. They have since expanded to three locations in the city, with studios also in Noho and Nomad. The brand, often abbreviated to “MHRC”, also organizes outdoor runs and has a location in Drop Fitness in Montvale, New Jersey.

Their coaching team is made up of accomplished runners who are true experts on the sport, which means you don’t just get a motivating session, you’ll also get tips and advice on correct and effective running technique.

How did Mile High Run Club Upper East Side score overall?

The full client experience at Mile High Run Club UES was excellent, achieving The Fit Guide 4-Star Award.

The class was also very good, winning our 4-Star Class Experience Award.

The Highlights

The class was an enjoyable, high-intensity session. The music and lighting helped made it a fun and intense experience.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“This was an enjoyable, high-intensity class.”

“The music and lighting added to the overall experience.”

“The coach was really engaged during the class and gave the impression he wanted to be there.”

What To Expect From A Mile High Run Club Session

Mile High Run Club (often abbreviated to MHRC) has, as you would expect from the name, a big focus on running. To support their commitment to New York's runners, they’ve invested in top-of-the-range Woodway treadmills which offer a rugged feel similar to outdoor running. Strength is an important element of being a good runner, so MHRC has added in resistance training into some of their sessions.

In DIRTY 30, their shortest session, you can expect to run 2-4 miles over 30 minutes; HIGH 45 is interval training over 45 minutes covering 3-6 miles and with their DISTANCE class, you’ll hit a full hour and roughly 5-7+ miles.

If you want to add strength work to your run, go for their 45-minute DASH STRENGTH class which mixes 30 minutes of interval running with 15 minutes of kettlebell and running-focused strength training.

The Reception Service

While staff members were friendly and efficient during arrival and departure, overall there was little attempt to connect both before and after the session.

More of an effort being made to get to know our experience level and help us continue our running journey with the club would have enhanced the service.

The Class Experience

Mile High Run Club UES received The Fit Guide 4-Star Class Experience Award, making it one of New York’s stand-out offerings.

Our evaluator was used to running outdoors, so was intrigued about what to expect from a running-only indoor class. They were pleasantly surprised with how enjoyable it was and enjoyed the high-intensity workout. To improve the experience, the coach could have conducted an injury check and provided more personalized attention and guidance for first-time clients.

The Equipment And Studio

The high-tech Woodway equipment and studio were clean and in good condition. The lighting added a nice effect and feel to the studio space, but there was a lack of interesting or distinctive branding elements.

The Facilities And Public Areas

We found the industrial-styled public areas to be functional and clean but were lacking branding or interesting design elements. A good selection of amenities was provided. There were no food or snack options, which we were seeking out after pushing ourselves hard in the session.

Workout and shower towels were available free of charge. Lockers were provided with number locks. Free water refill stations were available.

Digital And Technology

The online booking process was user-friendly and relevant information could be found on the website, such as detailed coaching bios.


Mile High Run Club offers an introductory deal of two classes for $40 for first-timers. 

If you’re looking for a longer-term commitment, memberships are available from $159 for six classes per month up to $219 for unlimited classes.

Drop-in sessions are available at $36 per class, with smaller commitment packages also available, starting at a three-pack for $99.

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