“We opened up May 30 of last year.”
It’s been a year since Troy Burk and Victoria Gouletas opened the first Fleet Feet Sports Store in Stamford, and they’ve been making strides ever since.
“We’re really thankful that Stamford its surrounding community has welcomed us,” says Burk.
But Burk says Fleet Feet is more than just a sports store. He and his wife Victoria have been very much involved in the Stamford community, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
“Becoming involved with local races, becoming involved with local charities and organizations here in town, and just trying to help getting everyone active and physically fit,” says Burk.
Each week, the store hosts several themed community runs including a women’s run, pub run, and family fun run. The store also provides training programs open to walkers and runners of all abilities.
“We have our ‘No Boundaries,’ which is a beginner couch to 5k training program, and then we also have our ‘Momentum’ 10k training program with someone whose a little bit more seasoned of a runner.”
In the past year, Fleet Feet has been involved with local youth organizations as well, encouraging kids of all ages to get moving.
“About once a month, we’ll go over to the Boys and Girls Club and I’ll run with the kids that are over there and then also we try to do the same with Domus Kids,” says Burk. “I’m also involved with the Stamford Hospital Obesity Task force and one of the things that we’ve learned as being a part of that task force is that it really starts at a young age and if we can get kids physically fit and active at a young age, those habits translate into a lifetime of physical activity.”
Burk says the store plans to expand its programs and will continue to be a growing presence in the community. For more information and upcoming events, visit fleetfeetstamford.com