Nike Run Club

Best Free Workout Motivation, July 2007
Wend your way through the streets of Beverly Hills—Wilshire to Rodeo, over to Crescent, and down Roxbury—but don’t bother bringing your wallet. This isn’t a shopping spree; it’s a weekly run for up to 300 people at a time. Leaders of theNike Run Club and NikeWomen Run Club direct the course and keep the pace. The idea behind the free workouts, which take place every Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m., is that camaraderie between runners and encouragement by athletes affiliated with the company will lead to improved times and endurance for anyone who can merely walk the course.  » Niketown, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-275-9998; NikeWomen, 189 The Grove Dr., Ste. G60, L.A., 323-954-0450.