Exercise is a pleasurable activity for both would-be athletes and recovering pyromaniacs desperate enough to settle for burning calories. Stock up for fitness regimens with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 toward running shoes, apparel, and accessories at New Balance of Philadelphia & South Jersey. This Groupon is valid at the Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Wayne; Mount Laurel, New Jersey; and King of Prussia locations.
With an expansive collection of the latest shoes, apparel, and running-related gadgets, New Balance of Philadelphia & South Jersey outfits runners with the gear they need. Each store employs a team of expert shoe fitters that measures both feet for length and width and then performs complimentary gait analyses to help pair runners with sole mates. Tenderfoots can enjoy a smooth ride with a pair of well-cushioned New Balance 880s ($99.99), while minimalists feel at home in the Minimus shoe ($84.99), which emulates being barefoot without leaving feet covered in sidewalk chalk. Lightweight athletic shorts ($27.99) and running skirts help wick away moisture during humid dog days, and wind-resistant jackets ($49.99) battle wintry elements and feature light-reflecting seams and MP3 player–friendly pockets. An array of accessories includes hatchback gloves and duffle bags, which can make gift giving for aspiring gazelles easier than running off a cliff in an Acme-sponsored cartoon.
The staff at New Balance isn't concerned with simply selling shoes—their mission is to pair customers with the footwear that will carry them comfortably through life’s arduous steps. Understanding that an ill-fitting pair of athletic shoes can cause pain to joints and potentially damage knees, hips, and the back, associates measure the length and width of each client's foot and conduct a gait analysis to chart the trajectory of their stride when walking normally or running through ball pits. The data are collected to help the staff match clients with their ideal shoe, keeping them running longer and looking good while doing so.