While many animals are proficient at running, the human animal is the only one that can do it in slow motion while emitting neon sports drink from its pores. Dramatize your workout with today's deal: for $25, you get $50 worth of running shoes at Charlotte Running Company's Dilworth location.
Owned and operated by nationally renowned athletes Scott Dvorak and Donny Forsyth, Charlotte Running Company equips runners and walkers of all abilities with the gear they need. Shoes sport the nametags of many major brands, such as Nike, New Balance, Asics, and Saucony. The shop's helpful staff includes marathoners and fitness runners, and each member is fully trained to assess shoppers' strides and steps using video gait technology. After shoe seekers spend a couple of minutes on a treadmill chasing a suspended cookie, the resulting video feedback is analyzed so that their tootsies can be slipped into shoes with just the right amount of cushion, stability, and motion-control properties by the hands of a handsome 19th-century prince.
Performance apparel and other exercise accessories are available to complete running outfits (though cannot be purchased with your Groupon), and twice-weekly group runs allow patrons to socialize with fellow gazelles while logging mileage.
Charlotte Running Co.
A treadmill might not be the first thing you’d picture in an athletic store, but for the skilled staff of Charlotte Running Co., it’s a key step in the art of finding the perfect fit. After lacing up or sweet-talking on a pair of shoes from Adidas, Nike, or Saucony, patrons hop aboard the treadmill, and the ‘gait analysis’ begins. Aided by a video feedback system, the specialists analyze each both the customer’s strides and the performance of the shoes to identify the ideal levels of support and cushioning, as well as the perfect fit–a process made much more precise by seeing the fancy footwear in action.
In addition to running shoes that can help increase speed and safety, Charlotte Running Co. can outfit its patrons in other jog-friendly gear. The FuelBelt keeps much-needed fluids at the ready on long runs, while shirts from Nike help to keep bodies cool, reducing runners' need to jog in the penguin habitat at their local zoo.