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David Siik at Equinox puts benefits of running into a fitness class

David Siik at Equinox puts benefits of running into a fitness class

Before Tabata. Before Spinning. And definitely before pole dance classes. "If you take everything away," says David Siik of Equinox Fitness, "every barbell and dumbbell and even the building this club is in, all you have left at the end is the run." Even though running is the most natural thing in the world, Siik says it's gotten lost in the fitness shuffle and is underrepresented in most gym offerings. There are exceptions — including Barry's Bootcamp, which has workouts based on treadmill routines, and Crunch's Tread N' Shed classes. "On the professional side, we have all this pressure from the media to create the next new craze, the...

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