Nini B., Richmond, VA Running Coach

Nini B.



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18+ years running experience competing on the international level View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
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  1. St. Christopher's School, 711 St Christopher's Rd, Richmond, VA

Coach is willing to travel up to 10 miles


Light Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

3 session package with Coach Nini. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$130 3 sessions ($43/ea) + one-time fee

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Trial Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

1 session package with Coach Nini. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$45 1 session + one-time fee

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Standard Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

5 session package with Coach Nini. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$200 5 sessions ($40/ea) + one-time fee

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Elite Package
In-Person Training for a single athlete

10 session package with Coach Nini. 60 minute session length

Session Length: 1 hour

$400 10 sessions ($40/ea) + one-time fee

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  • 7 years

  • Qualified Private Coach

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Marathon, Middle Distance

  • Breathing, Pacing, Stride, Form


  • 7 years

  • Qualified Private Coach


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Marathon, Middle Distance

  • Breathing, Pacing, Stride, Form

More About Coach Nini

I am originally from Algeria and am an experienced runner with 18+ competing on the international level. I previously ran with the Algerian team. I am passionate about running and helping others reach or exceed their potential. I am fluent in English, French, and Arabic.

I am US Track and Field Level 1 Coaching certified. I am trained in CPR.

I have coached in Algeria, Germany, New York City, and assisted a high school in San Francisco, and most recently had success in coaching private athletes reach their PRs.

My philosophy is for my athletes to be safe, while challenging themselves as I help them to be stronger, both physically and mentally. I think that running should be fun and I love to share my passion for the sport with others. I have an ability to see the athletic potential in people and I enjoy helping them exceed their own expectations.

In High School, I ran the 800m in 1:52, the 1500m in 3:53, the 3000m in 8:25 and in the 5000m I ran in 14:45. After High School, my PRs were: 1:50 in the 800m, 3:41 in the 1500m, 13:55 in the 5000m. In the 10,000m I reached 28:44; In the Half Marathon, 1h:06.

It is important to first work on technique through exercises and drills. This will lead to proper running form to avoid injury. We will work on core exercises as well to ensure that you are building a strong base for growth to stay injury free. We will work together to set achievable goals.

For runners looking for distance training, it is important to work on our endurance combined with intensity.

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Client Reviews

Coach Nini is patient with a positive and encouraging attitude. I have learned a lot from him and would recommend him to people looking to improving their form and results.

Great coach!!!

Coach Nini brings outstanding knowledge and energy to every coaching session he has with my high school aged son. Coach Nini's excitement for running permeates everything he does and my son looks forward to each session. We highly recommend Coach Nini and look forward to working with him through track season and beyond.

Very impressed with my son's first session. He is 17 and runs year round but was looking to improve his overall technique and speed. I can already tell these sessions will be very beneficial for him. Coach Nini is very friendly, encouraging, and provides great feedback and direction. We're looking forward to what the future holds.

Outstanding! Personable, knowledgeable, and tremendously helpful. I was hesitant to sign up for 5 sessions initially, but after the first session, I’m sure we will have more than 5! Within the first session, Coach Nini had my son running stronger and faster, but most of all, believing in himself. Thanks, Coach! Looking forward to working with you more.

Coach Nini has helped me tremendously. His mantra is safety first and this was the reason, I selected him. I just finished my first 3 miles and I feel great.

Thank you, coach!

My first session was awesome!! Coach Nini makes training fun!! I am looking forward to my next session!! 😊

Coach Nini is amazing, I can’t say enough great things about him. He is always positive and encouraging. He’s taught me to enjoy running and have fun even during challenging workouts. My pr’s have improved by a great amount thanks to him. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to get better, because he will help you achieve your goals!

Nice gentleman and is genuinely in helping to improve your running technique.

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Coach Nini is awesome! Training was fun and positive. I can’t wait until the next session!

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Coach Nini was wonderful. He is extremely knowledgeable and is so enthusiastic. He makes you realize why you love running so much. He gave me suggestions that are already helping me improve my 6K times. I am a college level runner but I feel he could help and level of runner improve.

Great coach! Very motivating, builds a plan to help me run during the training sessions and on my own. Thanks for all the help, Coach Nini!

Coach Nini is very energetic, and combined with a deep understanding around the how and why of running makes him an excellent coach.
He always brings a positive voice of encouragement that makes you want to try harder.

Nini is a great coach and full of energy. He helped me find energy and enthusiasum for running even when I didn't want to. His tips are very practical and can be easily applied. I look forward to future training sessions.

Excelent coach .Upbeat and always has my son smiling. My son has added some new tricks to his arsenal that im sure will help him succeed in the future.

After her first session with Nini my daughter had much greater confidence in her ability and was excited to push herself.

“Show me something beautiful!”--Nini

Nini has changed my life!

He has transformed my view of running. Running has ALWAYS been something to avoid, an extra chore that only insane people or “runners” do. However, Nini has shed new light on this subject. As we’ve been working together for several months I’ve started to enjoy it because of Nini. His enthusiasm is infectious, his support is unwavering, and his patience is admirable. Nini’s professionalism is first class.
A natural talent and former running world champion

The reason why I love running is mostly because of Nini. Nini is a professional runner, winner of several races with many types of drills ranging from beginner (myself) to expert marathon runner. Nini focuses on the trifecta: technique, strength and endurance channeling each area to support the other. For example, the technique is used throughout the drills to change bad habits. Strength training is channeled into the run in order to build endurance slowly overtime while solidifying the technique. He complements this with a few recommendations on nutrition such as drinking a lot of water. This way it allows someone to quickly gain comfort and confidence at their own pace without anxiety, fear or injury. He makes it fun by mixing up the drills and enthusiastically supporting his client at any level!

Why is Nini different?
Most trainers (and I’ve had many) aggressively demand more, pushing trainees harder, faster, then make comments about their (my) weak, ineffective dedication to exercise, running or personal health whether it’s in the gym or on the field. The difference between Nini and other professional trainers is Nini genuinely loves running.

Nini, “You make me happy because you did a good job.”

His objective, is an unbiased, non-judgmental, patient analysis for a well though-out customized, go-at-your own pace plan. He knows how far to push and when to let up. He then begins to inspire through his personal love and opinion of running.
It is difficult to find people who are really good at something and really love it as well. When you can find someone that has both these attributes then they are on their way to greatness. Everyone should sign up with Nini because he’s fantastic and makes running fun and beneficial. Sign up with Nini and ask for the “vertèbres extensible” this is fantastic. Nini even stretches you out, it’s nice. If you do a good job he may buy you a coffee.

Coach Nini is a great coach! After one session I feel like a whole new athlete. His training and techniques are top notch. Coach Nini also showed me the mental side of running, how to relax and focus. I would recommend Coach Nini to anyone.

Coach Nini's first session was wonderful. He made me feel comfortable from the get go and we did an early assessment to analyze my running which was key to figure out the path forward with my goals. His drills were explained in a very thorough manner with enough practice for me to get it right! He is very enthusiastic and a great person to talk to. I would highly recommend him as a running coach! Thank you Nini!

+++ Update +++
By now I've had many more sessions and I still like working with coach Nini. I like how he changes things up on the track, so no workout session is the same. He also included the hurdles on my last session to do some spiderman exercises. I liked these as a good warm up. I also like the fact on some of my runs where I do not meet his time goal, he stressed that it's important to still finish strong versus not finishing at all. Great coach overall and happy to book more sessions!

Nini is extremely knowledgeable and fun to work with. He helped me improve my running form and running times. I highly recommend him.

Coach Nini totally lives up to his impressive resume and then some! He analyzed my running form and provided immensely useful feedback in improving my technique. He's very personable and makes sure that that sessions are both helpful and enjoyable at the same time. He thoughtfully took into account my running history in order to tailor my training program for my next marathon. I highly recommend Coach Nini for any runner looking to bring their performance to the next level, as he has sparked a newfound motivation in me to grow as an athlete.

Coach Nini Is a fantastic coach. He makes training safe and fun. He knows what he is doing and can help you accomplish your goals.

Nini has been a dream come true. After running a few half marathons and developing knee pain, I became concerned that I had never learned proper form. I found Nini because he mentioned specifically being focused on form and safety as a first priority. From the first few minutes of our first session, he immediately made me feel comfortable, confident, and excited to exercise. He perfectly adjusts all the workouts to my level and availability, while giving the right amount of "homework" for between sessions. Perhaps what I love the most is how fun he is! He is always smiling and cheering me on. I look forward to continuing working with him and will be recommending him to all my friends. 6/5 stars :)

Nini is an awesome coach! He is very detailed when it comes to certain exercises and is very helpful! Since working with Nini I've pushed past my mental limits and work hard every session! I would definitely recommend Nini to all runners!

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