No Boundaries and Fleet Feet Sports have completely changed not only my life, but the life of my family as well. I started running for the first time in my life 3 years ago with No Boundaries. I was close to 100 pounds overweight, had severe asthma, a heart condition and never dreamed of being an athlete. I spent the next 12 weeks doing things I had never imagined I would be able to do. I ran up hills and down hills, did core work in the snow and broke through barriers that had always held me back. For the first time in my life I began to believe that I could change, that I could be a runner and that anything was possible. The support and encouragement I received during the program was amazing. I felt like a rock star, even if I had only completed 2 miles of run/walk intervals.
Since first beginning No Boundaries I have gone on to loose 92 pounds and completely transform my life. I have completed 6 1/2 marathons, several sprint and Olympic distance triathlons and in 1 week will race my first 1/2 ironman. My heart condition is completely resolved, and my asthma is barely detectable. In addition my kids now have a role model for a fit and active lifestyle. My 6 year old has run several 5Ks and is anxious to begin racing triathlons.
- Ariel Garl