But, all you really need to know before coming into Fleet Feet Tucson is that we are here to serve you. So, whether you're walking, running, training, working out in the gym, or just want to be comfortable in your daily life, we're here for you.
Pete and Jeanne Snell, Fleet Feet Tucson owners, take pride in our commitment to provide outstanding customer service for every customer, every day. Talk to us, tell us what will make a difference in your efforts to be active, and we will do our very best to meet your needs. Stop in and let Pete, Jeanne and our outstanding staff help YOU run, walk and live a better life.
Opening Fleet Feet Tucson was the realization of Pete's lifelong dream to own a business centered on helping people achieve their fitness goals. Whether it's running the roads and trails or competing in a triathlon, Pete is excited about sharing his passion for healthy living with the Tucson community. As a small business owner for the past 20 years, Pete understands how to make each individual customer's visit to Fleet Feet Tucson special. He treats everyone the same - like family! As RRCA certified distance coaches, Pete and his wife, Jeanne, lead the multiple training groups offered by Fleet Feet Tucson. When you stop by, ask for Pete, and let him know what YOU need to run, walk, and live a better life.
Dan, a California native with an East Coast education, recently traded in his racing flats for a good pair of Arizona trail shoes. He'll tell you the transition from jamming along the Charles River and busy streets of Boston to the tranquil, yet rugged mountains of Tucson, has been great! Dan is a student of everything running--from training and racing to physiology and equipment. If you ask Dan what he enjoys most, though, he'll tell you it's helping people learn about their own running so they can better achieve their fitness goals.
Anne feels like she is cheating somehow by working in a place where she can share her passion for fitness and health everyday. She'll tell you it doesn't really feel like work. In fact, if she didn't work at Fleet Feet, she would probably be here every week anyway just to be around all of the great people. Originally from Atlanta, Anne moved to Tucson in 2010 from Madison, Wisconsin, where she worked for Fleet Feet Sports Madison for five years. She began as a part time staffer in Madison while attending graduate school, but soon left her PhD program to work full time because she loved working at Fleet Feet. She was thrilled to continue her work with Fleet Feet here in Tucson. An avid runner and triathlete, Anne enjoys participating in everything from 5K runs to Ironman triathlons.
Jan Stephenson, Fit Specialist
After a long career with the railroad – and many moves around the country – Jan and her husband retired to Tucson in 2009 and began their new life. So, what does she do now that she has all this free time? Travel and run, of course. In fact, she’ll tell you that the two go hand-in-hand. One of Jan’s favorite things to do is explore new cities on foot. Running just gets her through the towns more quickly. When she’s not traveling, Jan is working at Fleet Feet and competing in road races of all distances. We first met her when she joined one of our training groups. “Fleet Feet training inspired me to be a better runner and it made me want to help other people find joy in running. Working at Fleet Feet is a dream come true.”
Ryan Soriano, Fit Specialist
No stranger to an athletic lifestyle, Ryan was a strength and conditioning coach for Northern Arizona University while pursuing his degree in Exercise Physiology. Advising athletes on biomechanics and nutrition is second nature to Ryan, and he gets the greatest satisfaction from helping people reach their goals. In the future, Ryan plans to pursue his Phd. in Physiology or go on to medical school. But for now, he is so thankful to call Fleet Feet home. “I wanted to work here the minute I walked in as a customer. The time they spent with me and the attentiveness to my needs blew me away. That’s when I knew this was my chance to make a difference in people’s lives.”
Gail Leveque, Fit Specialist
A self-described “adult-onset athlete”, Gail was like a lot of women starting out……a little overweight and loaded with self-doubt. Her journey from non-athletic mother of two to elite age group triathlete and multisport coach has given Gail the ability to relate to athletes of all ages and abilities. She has completed more 100 triathlons, duathlons and running races since beginning training at 36, racing in Boston and Kona and a lot of small towns in-between.
Faced with a number of health changes in recent years, Gail has “retired” from competitive racing, but still enjoys the benefits of an active, multisport lifestyle and loves to do an occasional race with friends and family. She is excited to be a member of the Fleet Feet Tucson staff and looks forward to sharing her years of experience with runners and walkers of all levels.
Elsbeth Peterson, Fit Specialist
If you had asked Elsbeth a year ago if the map of her life would direct her to work for Fleet Feet Tucson, she probably wouldn't have believed you. It's ironic considering in her pervious career she made maps for a living in the defense industry. Originally from Seattle, Washington, Elsbeth found herself in the desert to attend the University of Arizona, and decided to make Tucson her home with her husband, Todd. A customer at Fleet Feet for many years, when the opportunity came to "cross the border" and become a staff member, she just couldn't pass it up. A runner and triathlete, Elsbeth is passionate about helping others find their inner-athlete and live a healthy lifestyle.
Elizabeth Warner, Fit Specialist
Elizabeth started running four years ago so that she would be ready for the run portion of her first sprint triathlon. After finishing that first race, she fell in love with running and triathlon and has since competed in numerous triathlons, 5ks, 10ks, and half marathons. In fact, her love of running and being a part of the running community led her to trade in her high heels for running shoes by leaving her job as a lawyer to become part of the Fleet Feet Tucson staff. When she’s not helping customers at Fleet Feet, you will find Elizabeth swimming, biking, and running with her favorite training partner, her husband, Travis. Even though she’s no longer in the courtroom, Elizabeth enjoys counseling others about how to reach their goals, and answering questions on how to best achieve a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Matt Tucker, Fit Specialist
Hailing from the Boise, Idaho area, Matt began competing in triathlons in the late 80's, eventually finding that running was his true passion. Serving the last 20 years in the public service field, Matt has found his solace in running. The stresses of his job would melt away as the miles were put behind him. In 2008 Matt decided to run his first marathon and hasn't looked back since. Working at Fleet Feet is a dream come true, because it combines Matt's love of running and passion for helping others--the perfect combination for a recipe for happiness.
Susan Mores, Fit Specialist
When Susan made the move from the Chicago area to Oro Valley, she immediately jumped at the chance to work at Fleet Feet Tucson. Having spent most of her career in a management position at an international manufacturing company, she always dreamed of working in the field of health and fitness. She earned a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion in 2007 and now she finally has the opportunity to put it to use as part of the Fleet Feet Tucson team. Susan began running in 1998 and has run 17 marathons, including Boston, while numerous other races ranging from 5K’s to 25K’s. Whether it’s running, walking or working out at the gym, Susan loves nothing more than helping people achieve their goals of overall good health and fitness.
Danielle Gimblett, Fit Specialist
Before joining the Fleet Feet team, Danielle was a long-time customer and comes from a family of runners. Some of her earliest memories are of cheering on her dad and uncles from the sidelines of their races. Danielle recently returned to Tucson from five years in New York City, where she completed her first half marathon in Central Park. Happy to be home, Danielle is proud to work for a company devoted to helping people get and stay healthy, and which has inspired her to train for her first full marathon.