Grandview Pro Running Club

The Grandview Pro Running Club (GPR) utilizes advanced scientific strategies to help runners of all levels train more efficiently and safely while promoting physical activity and healthy living to the Central Ohio community.  GPR believes that knowledge and education are the keys to helping runners achieve at their peak potential while avoiding setbacks such as injuries and mental burnout.  GPR has an affiliation with the Performance Medicine Institute at Grandview Pro Fitness which allows for access to cutting edge technologies usually only available at elite universities and Olympic training facilities. 

GPR athletes have access to a diverse group of human performance specialists including physician, physical therapist, registered dietitian, licensed massage therapist, personal trainer, biomedical engineer, certified nurse practitioner, registered nurse and clinical pharmacist.

GPR has an affiliation with the Performance Medicine Institute at Grandview Pro Fitness which allows for access to cutting edge technologies usually only available at elite universities and Olympic training facilities. 

Whatever your goals are, GPR will create an individualized race plan that will fit your schedule and allow you unlimited emails/texts/ phone calls with your endurance/run specialist.

Performance Medicine Institute Laboratory Assessments include:

Maximal Oxygen Consumption (V02max)

Maximal Oxygen Consumption (VO2 MAX) is a measure of the ability of an athlete to produce energy aerobically. Normally, a higher VO2MAX indicates more work can be performed during a given time period. This simply means that an individual with a higher VO2MAX should be able to run faster than a comparable runner with a lower VO2MAX. One might say that maximal oxygen consumption gives a runner an idea of how large an engine he or she has to work with. A high maximal capacity to deliver blood (w/oxygen) means there is the potential for more muscles to be active at peak levels simultaneously during exercise.

Running Economy

Running Economy, one of the key variables in running performance, is the amount of oxygen being consumed relative to the runner's body weight and the speed at which the runner is traveling. Unnecessary body motion results in an increase in oxygen consumption and thus a decrease in running economy. Running economy can be expressed either as the velocity achieved for a given rate of oxygen consumption or the VO2 needed to maintain a given running speed.

Resting Metabolic Rate 

Your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is the number of calories you burn each day while at rest.  GPR measures your RMR with an indirect calorimeter.  After RMR is determined, the number of calories burned per day from movement (both exercise and non-exercise) needs to be calculated to get your Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE).  Once your TDEE is known, the physician or registered dietitian at GPR can sit down with you and design a custom nutritional plan including calories and macronutrients (protein, carbs and fats) to help you achieve your optimal body composition as well as optimal nutrition needs for your training regimen and goals.

Hormonal Profile 

The registered nurse will draw a venous blood sample which will be sent to a clinical laboratory for hormonal analysis.  The Performance Medicine Institute most commonly tests testosterone in men and estradiol, progesterone and testosterone in women, but also has the ability to check a wide range of hormones including growth hormone, IGF-1, insulin levels, A1c, cortisol, thyroid hormones (TSH, free T4, free T3) and pituitary hormones (FSH, LH and prolactin) and more depending on your specific needs.  If you are found to have low hormone levels, the GPR physician may prescribe hormone replacement (testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in men or bio-identical hormone replacement  therapy (BHRT) in women.

Lactate Threshold

Lactate Threshold is a measure of metabolic fitness. Lactate is an organic by-product of anaerobic metabolism, and its accumulation in the blood is used to evaluate the intensity that a runner can maintain for extended periods of time, usually thirty minutes or more. Lactate threshold (LT) and maximal steady state lactate levels (MSSLL) are indications of how well one's muscles are trained to do endurance-type work. Most people, except the most highly trained athletes, are limited by metabolic fitness rather than cardiovascular fitness. Highly trained endurance athletes become "centrally limited" meaning they can work at extreme heart rates w/out severe muscle fatigue. An untrained individual might reach LT at about 50-60% of their Max Heart Rate (MaxHR), whereas a well-trained runner won't reach LT until about 80-95% of their MaxHR.

Body Composition

Body Composition refers to the tissue make-up of the body. Maximal oxygen consumption is usually defined relative to body mass and expressed in units of milliliters/ kilogram/ minutes. By lowering one's body mass, a runner increases their VO2 Max by a proportional amount. The body has three major types of tissue, lean body mass (LBM), fat mass (FM) and bone mass (BMC). The impact on running performance can be tremendous if these two components are maintained at optimal levels.  Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is the gold standard for measuring LBM, FM, and BMC, and the use of this technique allows the runner to determine their optimal body mass based on well documented scientific principles. For optimal performance the runner needs optimal body mass, and this may only be obtained through body composition analysis.

Gait Analysis

A Gait Analysis is a biomechanical analysis of your running. High-speed video is used to film you from several angles while running on a treadmill.  The video will then be analyzed by a physical therapist using Coach's Eye software, which allows detailed calculations of angles, and positions of your body during running.  After data collection and analysis, GPR will review your running biomechanics with you, making suggestions regarding modifications to your gait and exercise prescription, which are intended to improve your gait.  You also receive a digital copy of your running and biomechanical analysis.


Meet our physical therapist, Kaitlin Hartley

a La Carte Testing

VO2Max                            $125

Lactate Threshold               $125

DEXA Scan                          $75

Gait Analysis                      $175

Resting Metabolic Rate        $75

Hormonal Profile Lab Draw   $25

VO2 Max, Lactate Threshold,

DEXA, and RMR Combo        $325

Endurance Athlete Package

$150 per month or $1,500 per year if paid upfront


Each month you receive:

  • V02Max

  • Lactate Threshold

  • DEXA Body Composition Analysis

  • Resting Metabolic Rate

  • Individualized Running, Nutrition, and Strength Training Plan optimized from the above testing results

  • Unlimited access to your running coach or endurance specialist


Also included is a once a year video gait analysis with the physical therapist

(3 month minimum)

who are we?

Amy Louthan


Endurance Specialist

Amy is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. While at Johns Hopkins, she also swam on the Varsity Swim Team.  Amy is very passionate about running, fitness, and anything that improves health and overall wellbeing.  After her swimming career ended, she became interested in running and triathlon events. Before moving home to Ohio, she worked as a  trained shoe fit specialist and run club coach for Fleet Feet in Greenville, SC and received her certification as a NASM Personal Trainer. To date, Amy has completed an olympic distance triathlon where she placed 2nd in the women’s division at the Father’s Day triathlon in Orlando, Florida.  She also placed 8th in her division in Ironman Florida 70.3, finished in the top 10% of her division in the Louisville Ironman 140.6.  Amy has also run 8 full marathons, including the Columbus Marathon where she achieved a Boston Qualification.


Cell: (407)-267-0277

Kaitlin Hartley, PT, DPT


Physical Therapist, Gait Specialist, Running Injury Specialist

Kaitlin is a 2017 graduate of The Ohio State University where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She also graduated from Miami University in 2014 with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health.  Kaitlin's special interests include orthopedic injuries, running injuries, injury prevention/wellness, and postpartum rehab.  She is eager to help people of all ages and activity levels feel better, move better, and accomplish their goals to get back to enjoying life pain-free. Kaitlin grew up in Pickerington and now lives in Columbus with her husband, Scott. She enjoys exercising, baking/cooking, spending time outdoors, and enjoying quality time with her family and friends.



Shawn Bailey, MD


Team Physician

Dr. Bailey is a 2001 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  He completed his Internal Medicine Residency Training at Riverside Methodist Hospital in 2004.  He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.  Dr Bailey has completed an Ironman 70.3, a full marathon and several half marathons.  Although weight lifting is his passion, running also has a special place in his heart, even if he isn't the world's fastest runner.  Dr. Bailey is well versed in cardiopulmonary physiology, nutrition and metabolism, hormone physiology as well as athletic related injuries.



Personalized Training Programs

Do you want to build muscle, lose weight, get off the couch and run a 5k? Maybe you want to finish your first half marathon?  First full marathon? Qualify for Boston? Whatever your goals are, GPR will create an individualized race plan that will fit your schedule and allow you unlimited emails/texts/ phone calls with your endurance/run specialist.  If you choose to add on testing from the Human Performance Lab at GPF, your run plan will incorporate HR intervals and paces based on your VO2max and lactate threshold measurements. 

Contact Amy Louthan for details or to schedule your consultation.


Cell: (407)-267-0277



840 Grandview Avenue
Grandview, OH 43215


Open 24 hours per day to members via keycard access


Staffed hours

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8am-4pm

Tuesday/Thursday 8am-8pm

Saturday 8am-noon

Or by appointment!

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