RRCA Certified Coach
A Snail's Pace Running Academy Director - North County
Joy has been running since 1987 and has been an ASP Running Academy coach since 2007 and is a RRCA Certified Running Coach. Prior to being promoted to North County Director of A Snail's Pace Running Academy, along with coaching, she has worked in various capacities for A Snail's Pace starting as a sales associate at the Fountain Valley ASP store, then as an Administrative Assistant in the ASP accounting and HR departments, and finally as the Apparel & Accessories Buyer for all four ASP stores. Joy has completed three marathons, 50+ half marathons and numerous 5k, 8k, 10K, and 18k's. When asked why she runs, Joy said, "It would be a bummer to miss out on all those awesome early morning run sunrises!"
The goal of the Running Academy is to create a Group Running environment where almost anyone can improve their level of fitness and their running ability, and learn to incorporate running into their very own Fitness Lifestyle.
There are several courses available in the Running Academy, designed to accommodate virtually any fitness level. The Running 101 and 102 courses are designed for novice runners, or experienced runners returning to running after a layoff. Both of these courses are based on the Run/Walk method, and each course is 12 weeks long, 3 days per week, for a total of 36 sessions. These courses may be repeated as many times as desired (a new tuition is required for each repeat) before moving up to the more extensive training of Running 201 (the 12-16-week Half-Marathon training course), and Running 301 (the 20-26-week Marathon training course). Participants must be 18, or over, to enroll in any of the Running Academy courses.
You get expert certified coaching, personal training schedule, access to the "Member Zone", weekly email support, and group support. You also get informative training clinics on: footwear injury prevention/management, nutrition, and more. You also receive a network of medical support, an official Brooks A Snail's Pace Running Academy Training Shirt and Cap, A discount coupon for $15 off Brooks Shoes usable in our shops, a coupon for $15 off any purchase of $50 or more at our shops, and 10% discount on all store purchases for the duration of your training. All this and "SATISFACTION GUARANTEED"
Tuition for all courses
Alumni*: $ 125.00
*Completed any Running Academy Course in the last 90 days.
RRCA Certified Coach
A Snail's Pace Running Academy Director - South County
Michelle has been running since 1985 and she still loves it just as much as when she started. Michelle joined A Snail's Pace Running Academy in 2002 and worked in A Snail's Pace Running Shop in Fountain Valley for four years prior to being promoted to Director of A Snail's Pace Running Academy. Michelle has completed nine marathons, 40 half marathons and numerous 5 and 10k's. When asked why she runs, Michelle said, "describing the thrill of completing a race is like trying to describe a color to someone who was born without sight".