MEET THE COACHES

Monica Motta - Director of Training & Coach 
Interesting Fact About Me: I wasn't a runner in my younger days. I played Softball and Volleyball for most of my youth and did some track but never long distance running. It wasn't until after having children that running came into my life.
Fitness Goal: Let just say I have a pair of jeans from college I can still wear and instead of getting on a scale I just put those jeans back on and I know where I stand with my fitness. I enjoy all fitness activities from walking my dogs, riding bikes with my boys, spin, weight lifting, hiking, trail running and distance running. I live to have a healthy lifestyle not just stick to one thing.
Favorite Race: So many to choose from....I truly love trail running so my favorite trail run so far is the Miners Revenge 16 miler in Auburn Ca.
Favorite Product: Must I choose?? My hydration belts/packs are the best! I can't do a long run with out them and they are so comfortable. My Fitletic Hydration belt and Nathan Water pack. 
What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: Im not just a coach. Im a friend, a mentor, a therapist, a consultant, an advocate, a shoulder to cry on and so much more. It's family that is what I love most!  
Half Marathon & Full Marathon Coaches:

Denise Burris - Training Coach
Interesting Fact About Me: Fact about me: I'm the youngest of 9 children.
Fitness Goal: My dream is to qualify for the Boston Marathon. I am an average runner and the process of trying to improve my running to meet this goal is very much a learning process.   
Favorite Race: Avenue of the Giants Marathon - it is a beautiful race!
Favorite Product: A good pair of running socks!  And of course my favorite Mizuno shoes. 
What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: Hands down the people I get to know and work with.  Our training groups are a very friendly, very caring group of people. It's exciting to bring in new people in and see them evolve and enjoy being part of our group.  I really have benefited personally from having this opportunity.  

Rachel Carl - Training Coach 
Interesting Fact About Me: I didn't start running until the age of 40. I was a whaleboat rower for 16 years and would sporadically run a few miles for my rowing cross-training/conditioning.
Fitness Goal: To maintain a healthy lifestyle and have fun doing so. 
Favorite Race: My favorite race is the Oakland Running Festival Full Marathon. It was my first full marathon. 
Favorite Product: Bodyglide...can't run without it!
What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: Fleet Feet is a great place to be a coach because there are many people at all levels and abilities who join our training groups. I love seeing runners break through their mental barriers and hit new running milestones as they develop strength and confidence by following our structured training program. I love seeing and reading their FB posts sharing that they just ran their longest mileage ever or realized that what was once a tough hill early in the training program was not as hard in week 8. I find joy in helping people feel good about themselves as they see the results of their hard work by way of their dedication to training. 
Kim Schrutt - Training Coach 
Interesting Fact About Me: 
Fitness Goal: Is to just run!
Favorite Race: Santa Cruz to Capitola Half Marathon
Favorite Product: I use Nuun for every run!
What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: I love coaching because I can help other people realize their goals. Since I'm not a born runner, I have to work at it just like everyone else. I love coaching at Fleet Feet because of all the support I get from the Fleet Feet family. 
Lisa Feldmann - Training Coach 
Interesting Fact About Me: My husband and I are huge NASCAR gurus/fans. My bucket list consists of seeing every race at every track once I retire (and win the lottery!). 
Fitness Goal: My goal is to maintain my current fitness level and active lifestyle.
Favorite Race: I have two favorites! Jailbreak Half Marathon in Wisconsin- it was sponsored by the local Sheriffs office and all the proceeds went to vesting their dogs (plus I thought Jason, my husband, was going to jump out of the woods at any moment to get me and that made the experience creepy, yet running at the same time). CIM 2014 - I ran my first and last marathon, however what made this so special is that I trained and shared this experience with six other individuals that I have become life-long friends with and that is what I loved about this race. 
Favorite Product: Any capri's sold at the store with deep side pockets. These are perfect for my phone, gels, keys, etc. I never worry about anything falling out. I also love my Orthaheel flip flops. 
What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: I love helping and watching others succeed at reaching their goals. Plus, I get the pleasure of meeting new people and making life-long friends and that is a precious gift to me. 
Rodney Smith - Training Coach 
No Boundaries 5k Coaches & Mentors:


Liz De Hart - Head Coach
Fitness Goal: To remain healthy physically and mentally so I can keep up with my daughter!
Interesting Fact About Me: I'm a member of the 100lb weight loss club!
Favorite Race: Shamrock'n 1/2 Marathon 
Favorite Product: Garmin 920
What I Love Most About Coaching At Fleet Feet: Sharing stories and experiences, laughs, tears and motivating our training group members. There is simply nothing more rewarding then helping and inspiring someone to reach their goals and realize what they are capable of. 

Kevin Engle- Mentor
Interesting Fact About Me: I was a member of the Space Shuttle Rescue Team while stationed in Germany
Fitness Goal: Return to marathon and beyond ability.
Favorite Race: Any trail race in the Marin Headlands
Favorite Product: Nuun
Why I became a Fleet Feet Mentor: To help others reach a goal that they set for themselves.


Coreen Levin - Mentor
Interesting Fact About Me: I'm not a natural runner.  I started running in 2004, which was shortly after the Air Force changed their fitness test to the 1.5-mile run. 
Fitness Goal: Stay active and healthy for as long as possible
Favorite Race: Davis Moo-nlight 5 or 10K.  One year I was not able to run it, so I walked the 5K just so I could get the glow-in-the dark race shirt!
Favorite Product: Huma gel, which you can purchase at Fleet Feet
Why I became a Fleet Feet Mentor: I've been through the No Boundaries training programs and have experienced the positive impact of running with a group of people in a supportive environment.  Now it's my turn to help others discover the joy of running and show them the incredibly supportive community right here at Fleet Feet.


Joy Soares - Mentor
Fitness Goal: To gain the strength and endurance needed to complete a sprint tri. 
Interesting Fact About Me:  I am a member of the 100lbs weight loss club, and ran my first mile ever at age 40!
Favorite Race: Sacramento's Run To Feed The Hungry
Favorite Product: Garmin 
Why I became a  Fleet Feet Mentor: to encourage beginners to set and achieve their goals. 
Kyle M. - Mentor
Fitness Goal: Manage my weight.
Interesting Fact About Me:  People say I'm 6'5"....but I'm really 4'29".
Favorite Race: Windsor Green 5k
Favorite Product: Feetures & Balega socks
Why I became a  Fleet Feet Mentor: To meet new people. 

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