Blake Dircksen   By Design

By Design is a space to provide learning and training opportunities to a broad audience - clinicians, fitness professionals, training clients, and to the general population. The running performance team specializes in a comprehensive training approach, utilizing strength and conditioning and monthly biomechanical & fitness evaluations to create a well-rounded athlete. Coming soon will be the learning center, with original blog posts and resourced content to present info and create dialogue.


I earned my B.S. in Exercise Science at Indiana University where I competed on the Men's Track & Field and Cross Country teams. Two years ago I made the move from Indiana to NYC to begin my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at New York University.

My favorite thing about the career I've selected is the ability to define what PT means to me. Since my move to the Big Apple, I've enjoyed working with a variety of clients at New York Athletic Club as a CSCS personal trainer, and I've been able to spend my summers working with some of the country's most talented high-school distance runners at Team Prep USA in Crested Butte, Colorado. My love for human performance and the sport of running is something that I hope to share with you.


New York, NY
United States

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


1-on-1 Coaching, Consultations, Group Coaching, Local Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training, Training Camps, Run Analysis

Sport Types

Running, Personal Training, Adventure Racing, High School Cross Country, Collegiate Cross Country, Corporate Wellness




400 Broome Street, Apartment 404
New York, NY
United States