Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Time Changes at The Balanced Athlete

Summer's Almost Here

Red Town Trailhead
~ Cougar Mountain
The running season here in the Pacific Northwest is slowly gaining momentum for a summer of personal best, new experiences, and new races. With the changing of season you may have noticed a little more sunshine, a little less rain, and if you've been into the store within the last couple of weeks you may have noticed some new faces. It's important that The Balanced Athlete keeps pace with an ever growing community of athletes by providing you with knowledgeable, experienced, and professional guidance from our employees. When we grow as a community we grow as a company, so we want to welcome our two newest employees to The Balanced Athlete team: Caitlin and Trey.

New Employees at The Balanced Athlete

Caitlin, a seven year amateur multi-sport and running athlete, has an optimistic attitude toward her athletic ventures and prioritizes enjoying all aspects of training, and has no problem taking on new and exciting challenges. Currently training for her second Ironman Triathlon, Caitlin, hopes for a second sub-12 hour race. Caitlin comes to The Balanced Athlete from a background in sales and public relations and will combine her knowledge of running and triathlons with her passion for outstanding customer service.

Trey, a runner from the deep south, moved to the Pacific Northwest this May from Georgia. Having run cross-country and track competitively in high school and college, Trey brings a passion for helping others achieve their goals through education, enthusiasm, and hard-work. Trey has worked in the running retail for just shy of three years and at his previous company he headed the weekly group run and the 5k, 10k, and Half-marathon training programs.

We'll Miss You, Cory.

On a more clouded note, Cory, a long time employee here at The Balanced Athlete will be headed back to his roots in Denver, Colorado by June's end. Cory came to The Balanced Athlete as a competitive college runner at Western Washington University. He's been described as the Swiss Army Knife of running, competing and remaining competitive in a myriad of distances ranging from the 1500m on the track to the marathon. Cory brought experience, knowledge, and an overall desire to help other in achieving their goals; a perfect member for The Balanced Athlete team of employees. From new runners to veteran triathletes Cory always greeted everyone with a smile and ensured that their experience at The Balanced Athlete wasn't just about product, but also about education. A staple at the group runs Cory will be sadly missed, but we're happy for him and wish him the absolute best.

Come Meet The New Employees and Wish Cory Good-Luck!

The Balanced Athlete
Its been a long winter and we hope that when you stop-in for summer gear, new shoes, or one of our free weekly group runs you take the time to say, 'hello' and introduce yourself to our newest team members and wish Cory good-bye and good-luck. See you soon!

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