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Zap Fitness in Blue Ridge Mountains

Go from racer to winner at Zap Fitness in the Blue Ridge Mountains    Photo: courtesy, Wikipedia

Zap Fitness
Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Best For: Decent runners who want to start breaking ribbons
A Reebok-sponsored running camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Zap Fitness was designed to train Olympic hopefuls. But the six-year-old retreat also welcomes amateurs? of all levels. Guests come for weeklong visits, during which they train with would-be Olympians on three-to-ten-mile morning runs through Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. Coach Peter Rea teaches proper running form for hills and flats, and runners take yoga classes and receive massage therapy. Evening recovery sessions include bluegrass performances by local musicians. Accommodations are spare—the bathrooms are shared—but that just makes it easier to wake up and run. From $720 per week;

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