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A Sweaty Appointment with New York City’s Fitness Physician

From Stethoscopes to Spendez

Well and Good—July 21, 2014

To say Dr. Metzl is a man of many hats is an understatement. His practice at Hospital for Special Surgery, has more than 20,000 patients and he’s regularly named in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors issue (including this year’s).

But he was initially drawn to sports medicine because of his passion as an athlete. This year, he’s running his 32nd marathon and doing his 12th Ironman triathlon. About three years ago, he developed an interest in teaching fitness classes and created his own method, IronStrength, which he now teaches a few times a month in Central Park or at Equinox during colder months.

And he’s published two books with Rodale, The Exercise Cure and The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies, with three more on the way.


This article originally appeared on wellandgood.com.


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