We are so happy to have the opportunity to finally offer our brand of Group Fitness Classes to everyone! We have found our passion in teaching Core Strengthening and Bootcamp styled fitness. Our classes will have you working out and having fun all with a smile! We want what everyone wants and that’s to be […]
Started at ARM: September 2016 Favorite Bay Area Race: Since I just moved to CA and have only run one race I’ll have to say the Half Moon Bay International Marathon/Half Marathon (I ran the half). I suspect by the end of November though I will have a new favorite…ARM’s Gobble Wobble! Shoe of choice on race day: Hoka Bondi (road), Saucony Peregrine (trail) Why run? Running, for me, is the absolute best way to meet people and to learn their stories. It is the most natural and comfortable way for me to get to know someone. Over 37 years of running and racing, my most satisfying and memorable runs have been those done with someone else. The best is running with someone, sharing my passion for running with them and encouraging them to keep working towards their own goals. Why ARM? ARM=Family. Every customer who walks through the door is greeted like a long lost cousin and given extra special service. ARM staff all lead active lifestyles and strive to share their passion for movement with every customer. Each ARM staffer cares deeply about making sure every customer has what they need to pursue their own active lifestyle whether it’s new running shoes, advice on race day nutrition, friends to walk or run with from the store in the evenings, Zumba class or simply some encouragement to get out the door on a day they’d rather not. ARM is the most special of run specialty stores! Running accessory you can’t run without: A sturdy hair tie plus an an emergency spare (for me or to share)
Started at ARM: March 2016 Favorite Bay Area Race: ARM Summer Lights Shoe of choice on race day: Hoka ONE ONE Tracer 2 Why run? Some people go to church on Sunday mornings, I prefer lacing up my running shoes and hitting the pavement; nature is my cathedral. Why ARM? I’ve finally found a community that shares my values; running, customer service, and passion! Running accessory you can’t live without: The open road and my Garmin Vivoactive HR
Started working at A Runner’s Mind: August 2015 Favorite Bay Area Race: The Gobble Wobble Shoe of choice on race day: Saucony Ride Why run? To quiet my mind and push my body. And to get “Gym Swole” Why ARM? Join a great group of people who know a whole lot-a about running! Running accessory you cant run without: My headphones!
Started at ARM: May 2017 Favorite Bay Area Race: Miwok 100k Shoe of choice on race day: Pearl Izumi Trail N2 Why run? For something that seems so simple on the surface running can be very enriching. I don’t know of any thing else that offers so much fun and challenge and at the same time a community that is completely inclusive and supportive. Why ARM? Legit running gear, locally owned, and cares about the community. Running accessory you can’t live without: GPS watch
Started working at A Runner’s Mind: May 2017 Favorite Bay Area Race: Bay to Breakers Shoe of choice on race day: Brooks Launch Why run? My mission is to always be the best version of myself and running allows me to keep pushing the finish line of my own mental and physical abilities. Why ARM? I get to share a passion for healthy living with the great people in our local communities. Running accessory you cant run without: Balega Silver moisture wicking socks.
Started at ARM: June 2017 Favorite Bay Area Race: Presidio 10 Shoe of choice on race day: Saucony Freedom Why run? Best form of active meditation both physically and mentally Why ARM? In addition to running, our team embraces any movement that improves wellness and promotes longevity Running accessory you can’t live without: GPS watch
Started at ARM: February 2017 Favorite Bay Area Race: The North Face Endurance Challenge California Shoe of choice on race day: Asics Gel-Lyte33 v3 Why run? So I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want Why ARM? ARM is a family-oriented community with a vast array of knowledge about not only running, but living a healthy, active lifestyle. Running accessory you can’t live without: Just a pair of shoes and I’m good
ARM Burlingame Team Member / ARMTFS Coach / Nutrition & Sock Buyer
Started at ARM: November 2015 Favorite Bay Area Race: Oakland Running Festival Half Marathon Shoe of choice on race day: Adidas Takumi-Sen Boost Why run? It clears the mind! Why ARM? You get an instant feeling of community and mirrors my passion for running Running accessory you cant run without: Split shorts and & my Garmin 10
Started at ARM: March 2017 Favorite Bay Area Race: The North Face Endurance Challenge Shoe of choice on race day: Brooks Purecadence 6 Why run? Running is therapy. It lets me set goals for myself, work hard to achieve them and grow stronger. Why ARM? No agenda, no commission, just community. The goal is to make sure you have everything you need to go for your next PR or adventure! Running accessory you can’t live without: My trusty Balega socks.
Started at ARM: July 2017 Favorite Bay Area race: San Jose Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon Shoe of choice on race day: Nike Zoom Streak LT 3 Why run? Running, in my opinion, is the ultimate test of character. It strips you down to the barest of bones and shows you who you really are. Why ARM? Everyone I have met at ARM has been extremely supportive of my goals and aspirations. They give me a sense that my dreams are really possible. Running accessory you can’t live without: My Garmin Forerunner 25
ARM Los Altos Team Member
Started at ARM: November 2017 Favorite Bay Area Race: Silicon Valley Turkey Trot Shoe choice: Mizuno Wave Inspire Why run? Running keeps me healthy and sane, and pushes me to be the best version of myself Why ARM? ARM is a great group of people who are dedicated to the community and truly believe in what they do Running accessory you can’t run without: Nike Dri-Fit shorts
ARM San Francisco Team Member
Started: June 2017 Favorite Race: Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon Shoe of Choice on Race Day: Brooks PureGrit Running accessory you can’t run without: Earbuds!!! Why run? Because getting lost in a run is awesome, since I can just tune out the world. Besides that, finishing races is one of the best feelings in the world. Why ARM? Great community, nice people, all dedicated to running (what’s not to love?).
Started at ARM: September 2016 Favorite Bay Area Race: Not quite in the Bay Area, but I loved the Half Marathon on Monterey Bay. And my local Devil Mountain Run 5K is a great small town big race. Shoe of choice on race day: Saucony Fastwitch, Topo Fli-Lyte Why run? It makes me happy and keeps me sane – way cheaper than therapy! Satisfying my competitive streak by competing against myself and pushing my limits. The feeling you get when you stay strong and focused, and show that little nagging voice of doubt inside your head that you CAN do it!
Why ARM? Such a fun team and a feeling of community and family. Getting to spend all day talking shoes and running with people who are equally passionate. Running accessory you can’t run without: My Garmin, and on long runs a hydration pack full of Tailwind
Started at ARM: May 2017 Favorite Bay Area Race: Bay to Breakers Shoe of choice on race day: Brooks Hyperion Why run? I love how transformative running is. It can be fun & social with friends, a test of mental fortitude & grit in intense training and meditative & introspective while out there alone connecting with nature. Why ARM? ARM is not just a running store, it is a community built by passion for running. The people working at ARM are all dedicated and hard working runners who use & love the products they sell. You will see them on the trails, roads, at races and expos supporting local running enthusiasts! Running accessory you can’t live without: 3″ Shorts and Garmin
Started ARM: 2010 Favorite Bay Area Race: Gobble Wobble, BCE Spirit Run, Hillsborough Fun Run Shoe of choice on race day: Mizuno Sayonara, Brooks Racer ST, Nike Lunar Racer Why run? Because I can—and so can you. Humans were made to run, walk, and move. Running is the best way for me to relieve stress, enjoy happiness, and enjoy life. Why ARM? ARM is not just a store—it is a brand, an experience, a lifestyle. ARM is how we live, and we invite everyone to join us. Running accessory you cant run without: ARM Shirt & Garmin Fenix
Started at ARM: May of 2015 Favorite Bay Area Race: Double Dipsea Shoe of choice on race day: Mizuno Sayonara Why run? For the post race beer Why ARM? Because it’s ARM Running accessory you can’t run without: My Stance socks. They are bright, bold, and colorful!
Started at ARM: October 2015 Favorite Bay Area Race: Presidio 10 (reminds me of the Soldier Field 10, shout-out to Chi Town!) Shoe of choice on race day: Asics DynaFlyte Why run? Hitting the pavement is my therapy and the empty sky is the only witness I need in this life. Why ARM? ARM is a place to call home with a group of people who feel closer than family on the road that is life. And life is good at A Runner’s Mind. Running accessory you cant run without: KT Tape, preferably with a pirate-inspired print
Started at ARM: August 2016 Favorite Bay Area Race: Bay to Breakers Shoe of choice on race day: Nike Vaporfly 4% Why run? Running teaches me how to push past my physical and mental limits, making me not only a better runner, but a better person. In the words of Rocky, “It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” Why ARM? Running is my biggest passion in life, and at ARM I get to be part of a community where I can share that passion with other runners every day. I get to show up to work every day and genuinely make a positive impact in people’s lives. ARM allows me to help people achieve their goals, whether it be to run their first 5K, become a Boston Qualifier, or anything in between and I feel honored to be a part of the ARM community. Running accessory you cant run without: Garmin Forerunner 645
Started at ARM: January 2018 Favorite Bay Area Race: Bay to Breakers. Tied together in a centipede with my teammates – Impala Racing Team – dressed in costume is the most fun and competitive race experience. Only in the Bay Area can you race like that! Shoe of choice on race day: Currently the Hoka Tacer but experimenting with Nike Vapor Fly Why run? Why not!? Running has challenged me mentally and physically – which I love! And it’s brought me some of the coolest people into my life, who have become my closest lifelong friends. Why ARM? ARM is a family. To share my passion of running with the community and be around great people all day is exciting! Running accessory you can’t live without: Garmin 935 (and when injured KT Tape has saved me and gotten me to the starting line!)
Started at ARM: 2010 Favorite Bay Area Races: Gobble Wobble, Payton Jordan, BCE Spirit Run, Hillsborough Fun Run, Giants Race Shoe of choice on race day: Hoka Clifton, Nike Zoom Victory (1500m), Mizuno Sayonara Why run? The most durable fabric that binds runners together is pain; that inside-out pain that we routinely subject ourselves to in order to make us better; better in ways that are deeply meaningful, intensely personal, and wonderfully gratifying to each of us, down to our souls. Why ARM?A Runners Mind’s commitment is to inspire you to pursue life-long running and to use running as a platform to build character. ARM is more than a top US specialty running store. A Runners Mind is the place we arrive when we finish, come to rest, and see life for all its possibilities. Running accessory you can’t run without: Garmin 620, CEP Compression socks, Tifosi sunglasses, Glide
Started ARM: 2010 Favorite Bay Area Race:AVON 39 (walk a marathon one day and a half marathon the next. No running allowed!) Shoe of choice on race day:Brooks Pure Cadence OR Brooks Adrenaline Why walk? We were born to walk!!! It’s fun, great exercise, and gives you plenty of time to solve the world’s problems with friends along the route! Why ARM? We started ARM to have a place for runners and walkers of all levels and all ages to come together to share a common interest; where everyone is treated with honesty and respect; where you can find “the right shoe for you”…..and much more! Accessory you can’t walk without:Great shoes and socks.
Started at ARM: November 2015 Favorite Bay Area Race: The Crystal Spring Cross Course (CCS/ Serra Invite) Shoe of choice on race day: Brooks XC Flat Why run? During runs you get the chance to create memories that help shape lifelong friends! Why ARM? We get awesome food during staff meetings and ARM is a great community and gives great company.
Started at ARM: February 2016 Favorite Bay Area Race: Crystal Springs Cross Country Course Shoe of choice on race day: New Balance MD800 Spikes (for Track) Why run? Everyone can run, and it’s a lifelong sport! After a stressful day, there’s nothing more I’d rather do than put on my trainers and go for a run. It takes my mind off of things and keeps me in shape. I hope I continue running for the rest of my life. Why ARM? It’s more than just a running store, it’s a full community. Everyone cares about the customers, and it’s not just about selling shoes. Unlike other running stores, ARM establishes a connection with the customers and employees and makes working there really fun! Running accessory you can’t run without: Garmin Forerunner 235 watch