Athlete Performance & Lifestyle

PARTNERS IN A NEW KIND OF PERFORMANCE

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New York City has it all. Until it doesn’t. The athletes we work with are familiar with the grind, and they often play the edge until it grinds them down. As part of our multifaceted approach to complete athlete health and performance, we partnered with BMW to give NYC athletes access to refreshing experiences in nature—just outside the city.

With BMW, we provide a small fleet of beautiful, low-emission, performance vehicles that shepherd athletes as they make their way through more natural landscapes. As an added bonus, we do so without diminishing the quality of the air they breathe.

 
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NYC TO ROCKAWAY BEACH

100 runners joined MOTIV NY for 20 miles from Manhattan to Far Rockaway Beach. They made the run on a grey summer Saturday in preparation for the Berlin Marathon. 

The route took our runners though 3 boroughs, above and under trains, and through a heavy storm. Motiv and BMW were there every step of the way, fueling the runners and giving them brief respite from the tough condition.

 
 
 

8AM

ROUTE DESCRIPTION AND PREP

At the meet-up, we made sure that athletes could effectively prepare for the run both mentally and physically. They warmed up and did their activation exercises, picked up last minute supplies, and were briefed on all the moving parts of a 20-mile, point-to-point run. Athletes were reminded that part of training is learning to respond to the unexpected, and inclement weather is often part of racing.

 
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820AM

LEAVING MANHATTAN

The weather held for the first few steps. Just long enough to cross the Williamsburg Bridge into Brooklyn. The morning chatter that precedes a long effort was high.

 
 

830AM

THE STORM

Then, the weather shifted. If you’ve ever wondered what torrential looks like, here’s a good reference.


 
 

930AM

RESPITE FROM THE STORM

With the BMW i3, hydration and nutrition were provided at multiple checkpoints along the route. Additionally, bike support rode alongside athletes for supplementary hydration and nutrition and to ensure safety.

 
 

1030AM

FUELING STOP 2

Quick stop for fuel then back to the grind.

 
 

1140AM

ARRIVAL

Athletes arrived at Rippers, a Rockaway Beach classic for oceanside bites and drinks. While the athletes reaped the rewards of their efforts, they were offered recovery essentials—specific nutrition and hydration, as well as compressions boots. Some relaxed on the beach. Others took a plunge.

 
 
 
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