At Custom Performance, ALL of our staff are specially trained to work with runners of all abilities
Running Analysis with Optogait
VO2 Max & Lactate Threshold Testing
We offer a one hour comprehensive biomechanical Running Analysis to evaluate your movement patterns and stride using video analysis. Real-time results help us create a tailored plan to increase efficiency and decrease injury.
Along with filming your gait, we collect Optogait Data which provides us with personalized information about your:
This information assists us in developing a custom plan for you as well as injury prevention.
Greg Laraia, ATC:
Gregory Laraia is an Athletic Trainer and Running Consultant at Custom Performance. Greg graduated from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, where he was a student athlete on the Cross Country and Track teams. Greg is FMT Rocktape Certified and an RRCA Certified Coach. He remains a competitive runner in the New York area and can be seen out running on the city streets day or night.
In collaboration with Custom Performance, Greg recently launched Streets 101, a team on a mission to bring runners of all abilities together. In the runner's gym, during group classes, and in one-on-one sessions, Greg sees the untapped potential in every athlete and client. He works tirelessly, continuously tailoring individual training plans to help each individual achieve their goals.
Contact Greg: firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer a pin prick test to directly read lactate levels during a maximal effort running test
Lactate threshold is defined as the intensity of exercise at which lactate begins to accumulate in the blood at a faster rate than it can be removed. This is problematic because as a result, unbuffered acid is added to the blood and hinders performance
You can tailor training programs to increase your lactate threshold and aerobic capacity by training just below this threshold
This gas exchange test measures how well you utilize oxygen which is directly related to your endurance. You will be working at your maximum effort on our Woodway Treadmill at incremental changes of speed and incline.
The revolutionary AlterG Pro utilizes NASA technology to enhance your training experience by drastically reducing weight impact while improving performance. Athletes use the AlterG to get performance results faster and more effectively.
Custom Performance is one of the few centers in NYC who has this advanced treatment available for your use.