Running is a healthy activity for body and mind, unless you're also listening to the audiobook of baseball star Mark McGwire's first romance novel. Improve your running experience and move on to Mr. McGwire's later works with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Athletic Shoes and Apparel
The knowledgeable staff provides personalized shoe fittings, using a six-step fit plan and biomechanics analysis to match runners with their ideal footwear from brands including Mizuno, ASICS, and Nike ($100+). The shop also stocks athletic clothing and gear from brands such as Nike and Brooks ($40+) as well as accessories including inserts ($40), socks ($12), and sunglasses ($60).
Fleet Feet Sports
Wade and Julie Pannell—the owners and operators of Fleet Feet Sports' Spokane location—know what it's like to wrestle with health challenges. Wade turned to running after finding himself 60 pounds overweight and dissatisfied with his fitness level. A friend challenged him to become more active, and, since his first 5k in 2006, he has devoted his life to helping other people along their journey toward wellness. Julie has struggled with her own physical challenges; despite growing up a gymnast and leading a healthy lifestyle, she suffered a heart attack at the age of 37. As part of her recovery, she rededicated herself to actively training, and aims to inspire others to overcome their own obstacles. The Pannells and their two sons enjoy running, triathlons, and participating in other athletic activities as a family.
Wade and Julie and their team also coordinate social runs and help other runners train safely and effectively. They outfit runners, walkers, and exercisers of all abilities with the proper kicks—according to specific gaits and foot biomechanics—in a shop lined with shoes, apparel, and gear. The footwear aficionados employ a six-step personal-fit process to match runners with their ideal shoes, based on sitting and standing foot measurements. Once they make their recommendations, customers sample footwear from brands such as New Balance, ASICS, and Nike, and, like choosing from a chocolate box, pick the squishiest one. After tracking down their soles' mate, customers can also find gear and apparel from brands such as Brooks to match their favorite activities.