RUSS and TINA COILLOT
You have heard the expression “When Pigs Fly” right? We really thought that would happen before my wife Tina and I found ourselves here at Fleet Feet Aptos. Amazing things happen when you follow your passion. Participating in and promoting a lifestyle of fitness, health and fun in a community atmosphere is our passion. Over 6 years ago, I weighed about 330 pounds, smoked two packs a day, and was a heart attack waiting to happen. We decided to lose weight, I quit smoking and we signed up for Fleet Feet Training programs in Sacramento; this changed the course of our lives. Overweight, out of shape, sedentary and stressed with high pressure careers, we were absolutely stunned and delighted to experience that, even we, had an inner athlete just waiting to be unleashed. And unleash it we did! A proud “front of the back of the pack-er”, Tina’s love is running marathon and 50K distances on the trails, and through coaching, inspiring others to enjoy the journey and accomplish goals they did not think possible. Our oldest son, Jake, a high school varsity athlete in Cross Country, Water polo, and Swimming, is an accomplished local Triathlete and is looking to add Olympic distance and Iron distance to his races this year. Ben, our youngest, participates in his elementary school running club, gave Water polo a try this year, competes in local triathlons, and is particularly proud to have his very own road bike. I participate in half marathons and marathon distance events, love trail events, but I especially enjoy triathlons. In addition to putting in long hours in the store, I will be spending some long hours on the bike, running, and swimming as I prepare for Ironman Coeur’d Alene, Idaho in June. Saying that is the part that makes me look up toward the sky for pink things that might be flying overhead. We have been moved by Fleet Feet Sports to “move for life and health and strength”. Fleet Feet Aptos is not just a shoe store. It is a place to come and get inspired to move beyond where you may be now. Our promise is to make the experience at Fleet Feet Aptos a “Wow” experience, kind of like when pigs fly. Come see us and be part of the movement.
GARETH EWING: Graduate of UC Davis as a double major in Technocultural studies and music composition. Gareth enjoys running the trails of Nisene and Wilder. Gareth usually leads our Saturday morning fun runs and is fast becoming a customer favorite in our store.
Haley Jouras: Former UC Irvine Anteater, and local Capitola Jr. Guard hot shot. Haley spends her time away from the store teaching boot camp and overseeing the Jr. Guard instructors at Capitola Beach each summer. Haley has a passion for fitness and a passion for people.
ALISON JANECKA: When Alison is not working at Fleet Feet she can be found playing soccer or watching one of her three children (one set of twins) play soccer. Alison and her family reside here in Aptos and are long time residents of the area.
JOANIE DARROCH; Another long time Aptos resident, Joanie has been an accomplished runner who now focuses on raising her two daughters who play competitive soccer.
SASKIA WRIGHT: "Saki" recently graduated from Cal Poly and is awaiting acceptance into a nursing program. While she is waiting, she is competing in the local tri scene and running trails with her father, who she will be pacing at the 2013 Western States 100.
JAKE MEANS: Our oldest son Jake is off to school at Cal Poly for his Freshman year, but will be back for special events, expos, and the holidays.
MICHAEL YOUNG: Super fast Michael can be found running with the Hartnell XC team most days. On a few days he can be found fitting shoes and wearing compression socks at the store.
CLAIRE LOVE: Claire is all about getting that workout in. Claire spends her time away from the store teaching spin classes and training clients at the Bike Dojo in Santa Cruz. Claire's charm and warmth radiate when she is working at the store.
JESSICA CHAMBERS: Jessica is a phenom when it comes to dance, where she spends her free time perfecting her moves. Jessica has had a long career in retail and we love her on our team.
Russ and Tina's amazing staff is trained in gait analysis and foot biomechanics. Terms such as pronation, plantar fasciitis, arthrodesis, and bunionectomy are as familiar as apple pie. Everyone on staff enjoys helping you achieve a good fit.
Your feet are in good hands!