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AboutAlexandra

USA Track & Field Certified Running Coach, Alexandra Champ has been running races for 20 years. She comes from a lifelong background in sports, including lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, tennis, cross country/track, adventure racing, gymnastics, and skiing. After playing Division 1 lacrosse at the University of Pennsylvania, Alex moved to NYC, where she began to run many road races, training with the New York Road Runner's club and the New York Athletic Club. Learn to RUN, LLC was founded in Tenafly, NJ in 2010 as a way to help other runners and athletes improve their form, speed and endurance.

 

Alexandra is the Head Cross Country Coach at Dwight-Englewood HS in Englewood, NJ. She is also the Head Girls Lacrosse Coach at Northern Valley Demarest High School. In addition, she is part-owner and teacher at Jumping Frog: A Center for Fitness in Tenafly, NJ. Alex was a Run Ambassador at lululemon athletica and has been mentioned as one of Bergen County's foremost fitness coaches in Bergen Mama for the past four years. Her motto is: In order to gain fitness and improve, you must "be comfortable with being uncomfortable." Alex lives in Demarest, NJ with her husband and three sons.

 

IN THE PRESS:

 

ACCOLADES:

- 1st Place Overall Female, Garden State Plaza 5k 2015

- 2nd Place Age/6th Overall Female, Oradell 5k 2015

- 2nd Place Age/5th Overall Female, Demarest 5k 2015

- 2nd Place Age/6th Overall Female, Harrington Park 5k 2014

- 3rd Overall Female, Allendale Rec 5k 2014

- 1st Place Age, Norwood 5k 2014
- 1st Place Age/4th Overall Female, Oradell 5k 2014
- 2nd Place Age, Haworth 5k 2014
- 1st Place Overall Female, Midland Park 5k 2014
- 3rd Age Group, Haworth 5k 2013 (6 weeks pregnant)
- 3rd Overall Female, Westhampton BBPA 5k 2103
- 1st Place Age Group, New Milford 5k 2013
- 3rd Overall Female, Mary Rose Mahwah 5k 2013
- 1st Place Age Group, River Edge 5k 2013
- 1st Place Overall Female, Habitat for Bergen 5k 2013
- 1st Place Age Group, River Edge Run 2013
- 1st Place Age Group, Norwood 5k, 2012
- 2nd place Overall Female Oradell 5k, 2012
- 2nd Place Age Group Haworth 5k, 2012
- Dwight-Englewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame, 2012
- Lululemon Run Ambassador, 2011-12
- 1st Age Group, Bronx Christmas 10k, 2nd place overall, 2011
- 5th in the female elite division at the 2011 Super Spartan 8M obstacle race
- 13th of 1100 women overall in the 2011 Divas Half Marathon 
- 3rd Overall in the Hi-Tec Adventure Race
- Top 10% of the NYC Marathon.

"I truly love this class. Alex Champ got me back into great shape. It is not just physically challenging but mentally challenging as well!"

-Alexis P. , Tenafly, NJ

What some happy running students/parents say:  

"I must tell you how excited Jordyn was yesterday that she ran as fast as she did. Also [my husband] said he noticed a difference in Dylan's running already at his baseball game this past Sunday!"

 

- Stacey G., Tenafly, NJ (mom)