Team Reeve® athletes begin exclusive 24-week training program

Short Hills, NJ -- (June 8, 2010) The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and LA PALESTRA Center for Preventative Medicine, an elite New York City based exercise facility, are coming together to provide an exclusive training program to Team Reeve® marathon participants for the 2010 ING New York City Marathon.

On May 26, over 60 Team Reeve® athletes began training for the 26.2 mile marathon which will take place on November 7, 2010. LA PALESTRA has designed a 24-week full marathon training program specifically for Team Reeve. The program will include training and nutrition seminars at the LA PALESTRA facility in New York, group training runs in Central Park and virtual training for any out-of-state participants.

LA PALESTRA currently occupies the former ballroom of a New York landmark, Hotel Des Artistes. The two level facility includes a cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment area, physical therapy rooms, steam rooms, a medical library and more.

For marathon day, Team Reeve® competitors will be supported throughout the race by LA PALESTRA medical and fitness practitioners and specialists. LA PALESTRA will have 'water stops' stationed along the course for the Team Reeve athletes. Team Reeve will also be providing charter bus transportation from Central Park to the start in Staten Island for their athletes on race day.

This unique partnership between the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and LA PALESTRA originated in 2009 when Reeve Foundation Board Members John McConnell and Matthew Reeve trained at LA PALESTRA in preparation for the 2009 ING New York City Marathon.

"LA PALESTRA is the best training facility bar none," said McConnell. "Having the expertise of the LA PALESTRA trainers is truly an extraordinary luxury. They will ensure the Team Reeve athletes will have a memorable experience and wonderful race."

"We at LA PALESTRA are very happy to be partners with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation for this year's 2010 New York City Marathon," said Pat Manocchia, President of LA PALESTRA. "We are extremely confident that our contributions will provide Team Reeve® with a superior and exciting experience, and we are proud to be involved in such a clearly worthy cause."

About the Reeve Foundation
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. For more information please visit our website at or call 800-225-0292.

LA PALESTRA Center for Preventative Medicine is a hybrid between the medical and fitness industries, providing programs that integrate comprehensive medical analysis with exercise prescription. With the guidance of a select staff of health professionals, we strive to improve the quality of our clients' lives through a healthy combination of Exercise, Education, and Community.