Founding Program Director: STRIDE Treadmill Studio
In the summer of 2016, I was invited to help create and build a new fitness studio concept in Pasadena called STRIDE. Co-Founders Misa Dugally and Katie Ownbey had written the business plan and found a location for this treadmill group fitness studio, but they needed a third partner to head up programming and coaching. I happily accepted and we began the journey of building STRIDE, which opened its first location in Pasadena in January 2017.
Stride offers treadmill-based HIIT and strength-training classes perfect for any level of walker, jogger or runner. Stride coaches lead you through a workout where you choose the speed and intensity. Classes are sound-tracked with electrifying, body-moving music. Participants wear Polar heart-rate monitors to track undeniable results and maximize their potential in each workout. Clients love us for our our intense workouts and our positive, welcoming community. We're not only interested in the physical transformations available through running, but also the spiritual and emotional joys that come through movement and community.
Leanne with STRIDE Co-Founders Katie Ownbey & Misa Dugally