Staff

Michelle sugar woods 600Michelle Andersen
Owner, Newton Certified Running Coach

Besides enjoying anything from short runs to half-marathons, Michelle is an avid trail runner and is currently training for her first ultramarathon. Michelle is a Newton-certified running coach after completing study and training in natural running form and coaching at Newton headquarters in Boulder, CO.

“As a mom, I know how important running is for my emotional health as well as my physical fitness. Running is my time to release some stress and catch up with my girlfriends. My goal is to ensure every customer is able to get out there and run or walk with whatever their goals are, without pain, frustration, or injury.”

John log jump 600John Andersen
Owner

John has competed in everything from 24 hour mountain bike races, to triathlons, to marathons and ultramarathons. His passion is trail running and just getting outdoors.

“What I love about running is that the only limits we have are those we place on ourselves. It’s amazing what we can accomplish – or not accomplish – simply by our outlook. Our bodies are amazing machines capable of so much more than we realize. I truly believe that everyone has an inner athlete just waiting to come out if they let it.”

joanneJoanne Deale

joannejoanneFitness and running have been an integral part of Joanne’s life for nearly 40 years! One of her biggest accomplishments was qualifying for Boston in the 1996 Marine Corps Marathon. In the past few years she has gotten into biking and swimming (in addition to running), and has been a top age-group finisher in sprint triathlons in the area.

“Staying physically active is my passion! To me, running is an important way to develop discipline and maintain a properly balanced life. Running certainly improves my physical health, but it also keeps me mentally sane! Beyond me, I am most proud of the example that my dedication has set for my two daughters, who are active and fit!”

Mikey RoseMichael Rose

After running cross country in high school, Michael is currently a student at Liberty University and you will find him at Crozet Running on weekends.