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In a Nutshell

Instructors assess a client's running form and help correct any errors during a class; participants also take home a Galloway running book

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Call ahead to check class schedule. Must make appointment in store at least 24hrs prior to class. Must sign health waiver prior to class. Only valid for location purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

$30 for a running-class package (a $69.90 total value)

  • Phidippides Great Form running class (a $49.95 value)
  • Galloway running book (a $19.95 value)

Clients come into the store to schedule their class and discuss what it will entail. Prior to the class, each person is filmed running so the trainer can pinpoint and help to correct any issues with their form. Instructors then perform a full biometrics exam and help identify errors that can lead to injury. The class itself teaches participants how to run. Participants also take home an instructional book by Olympic runner Jeff Galloway.


The year was 1972—a time when the running boom was reaching a head in the United States, and Jeff Galloway was living his dream. The young runner held the American record for the 10 mile, participated in the Munich Olympics, and finally convinced his parents he wasn't being chased by invisible wolves.

But he realized that there was something missing from the running scene—a specialty running store. So he opened one himself, Phidippides, and it quickly grew into 35 franchise stores. Even with such success, Galloway is committed to personally helping runners and continues to oversee both locations in his hometown of Atlanta.

Named after the Greek messenger who ran the first marathon, Phidippides running stores help athletes achieve their own goals through great shoes. The staff first assesses a client's level of activity and physical needs, and takes into account important factors such as any previous injuries and performance goals.

Next, customers slip on a pair of diagnostic shoes so the professionals can analyze their natural run or walk and make the appropriate shoe recommendations. Finally, the client selects the shoe based on function, personal comfort, and how well it coordinates with their running partner's eyes.

After they take their shoes home, clients can meet up with Phidippides again during running events.

Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Sandy Springs

    220 Sandy Springs Circle

    Atlanta, GA 30328


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  2. 2

    Lindridge - Martin Manor

    1544 Piedmont Rd NE

    Atlanta, GA 30324


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