Joe Nakamura

Heart Zones Clubs Sales Manager, Southern California

Joe Nakamura is an ultra-marathoner, husband and father with over 23 years of experience in managing fitness programs and facilities. Joe currently serves as co-owner & founder of Run Republic® a specialty run store & fitness studio with Southern & Northern California locations.  Joe also owns a fitness consulting company responsible for client net profits in excess of 12 million dollars.

Over the past 9 years Joe has sat on the board of directors for the 100 Mile Club®, a non-profit working to fight against child inactivity. The 100 Mile club works with 1.2 million kids and over 5,000 schools in all 50 states. His involvement with the 100 Mile Club has helped kids make positive connections with exercise through cooperative community involvement. Joe is co-race director for the 100 Mile Club and current board treasurer.


As a teenager Joe was a judoka and all-state wrestler earning an NCAA Division I athletic scholarship. While attending college he worked as a fitness instructor and developed a strong passion for helping others through exercise science. In 1998 during his first year as a CPT, Joe began using heart rate monitors. It was then that he began to see the invaluable benefits of heart rate training as his clients excelled along with his business.


Joe understands how to increase club revenue by improving the employee and member experience. Proper implementation of our Heart Zones technology and methodology will benefit your clubs bottom line.