John Goldthorp

John, recently named "Philly's Best Running Coach" by Philadelphia Magazine and founder of, has been coaching since 2001 and attempts to leave no stone unturned when working with his clients by looking for their unique gaps in performance, movement, and mental approach.  Always viewing things holistically, he believes in quality before quantity, precision before progression, and has found those who strive to master the basics and move with grace generally win.  In addition to his B.S. in Kinesiology from Penn State, he's a certified ACE Personal Trainer, a Functional Movement Screen Expert, Neurokinetic Therapy Level 3 practitioner, Road Runner Club of America and Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified.

Kari Smith

Over the past decade Coach Kari Smith has cultivated a philosophy that blends both the mental and physical side of performance.  With a strong focus on teaching her athletes how to balance the stress-recovery equation, Kari has been successful in helping athletes achieve consistent, progressive results throughout her career.  In addition to 10 years of personal running experience, Kari has earned coaching and training certifications from USA Track and Field, Road Runners Club of America and the National Academy of Sports Medicine.