City Coach was formed in 2000 as a partnership between elite athlete Christopher Bergland, and his long-time coach Jonathan Cane. Jonathan – better known as Coach Cane – remains the Head Coach, and Christopher serves as a consultant, while focusing on his work as an author and blogger for Psychology Today.

We work with a wide variety of runners and multisport athletes, ranging from beginners to World Champions. Our services include customized online training programs, and one-on-one coaching in swimming cycling, and running. Coach Cane oversees all training programs and works with a variety of qualified coaches.

In addition, we oversee group training programs for JackRabbit Sports in New York, offering Beginner Running programs, as well as groups for the NYC Marathon, Brooklyn Half Marathon, and the NYC Triathlon. We also offer Corporate Fitness training programs, having recently worked with the Time Warner Fit Nation program, and have conducted Corporate Health Fairs for Active.



  • Online Coaching

  • One-on-One Coaching

  • Group Coaching

  • Corporate Coaching

  • Training Camps



  • Health Magazine – How to Start Running Again After an Injury
  • well + GOOD – Understanding the Surprising New Research on Barefoot Running
  • well + GOOD – 7 Inspiring Couples We Love
  • That’s Fit – Train for a Triathlon and Get Your Best Body
  • Runner’s World – Fast or Slow?
  • Runner’s World – Cheaters Beware
  • NY Post – Running a Scam
  • Greatist – I Want to Run a Half Marathon
  • Women’s Health – You Can Be a Triathlete
  • Active – Be a Guru on Your Bike
  • Active – Six Reasons Why You Should Run on a Treadmill
  • Elle Magazine – Tips from Fitness Models
  • MapMyRun - Don’t Make These 5 Common Taper Mistakes
  • Gotta Run With Will - Jonathan Cane leads a discussion about Nike's #Breaking2 event
  • NPR - Meet 2 Race Sleuths Trying to Keep Marathoners Honest

  • Aaptive - Toning vs Building Muscle: What’s the Deal?

  • Polar - I’m running or riding a lot but I’m not losing weight: Why?

  • Polar - 7 signs you need a rest day

  • Polar - How long does it take to start losing fitness?

  • Men's Journal - How to Properly Recover From a Marathon