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Why I coach.

Fly Feet Running - Heidi Coaching

When I was a sophomore in high school I tried out for the volleyball team. We had two weeks of practice that served as a tryout and at the end of the two weeks we were told which team we’d be placed on. I worked my tail off those two weeks doing everything I could to show the coaches that I was up for the challenge, but at the end of the tryout, I was the one girl who didn’t make the cut.


I remember being so frustrated, not necessarily because I didn’t make the team, but because (in my overdramatic, teen-aged brain) I didn’t feel like I got the same coaching that lots of the other, notably more talented athletes received. All I wanted was the support of a coach who could teach me something and help me get better - even if that meant playing second string in every game. I wanted a coach to believe in me and take a leap of faith.


Since then, I’ve had many coaches - some in the gym, some in life and the best ones, by far, have been those who are most willing to set their ego aside and dedicate their time to ensure that I leave each session or practice with a new skill or a new way to approach learning a skill. They are not just teachers, they truly are coaches.


At Fly Feet we train Coaches - with a capital “C”. People who are invested in your training. As soon as you walk into that studio you know that those two people have your back. Our coaches are here to ensure that you feel supported and empowered as you navigate your way through a training session. We’ve done the workouts, we’ve practiced the movements and we are in the trenches with you every step of the way. Our coaches are trained to get in there and work with each athlete at their own level to make sure that everyone has an experience that feels personal and tailored to them.


When I get on the mic and open that studio door for you guys everyday, I am there for YOU. Whether you’re brand new to Fly Feet or it’s your 200th class, I hope you leave feeling like you learned something and like your coaches had your back every minute of your training session.


When I look back now, I realize those coaches on the volleyball court did teach me something, and it has inspired me to get where I am today. They taught me the importance of making personal connections and supporting the team, win or lose.


We are excited to announce the opening of our second location in Wayzata this winter and we are looking for individuals who are just as passionate about empowering our #treadmighty. If you or someone you know is looking for the opportunity to learn how to be a Fly Feet coach, email us at lets.fly@flyfeetrunning.com!


All Hail the Treadmighty,