Mall of San Juan
1000 Mall of San Juan Blvd., San Juan, Puerto Rico 00924
Phone: (787) 302-0443
Fax: (787) 302-0444
Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm
Sun: 11am - 7pm
Name: Matt Marques
STORE EVENT CALENDAR:
Training Programs at Downtown St. Petersburg :
Fit2Run's Train2Run group training offers a supportive running group setting where you can grow as a runner, gain friends and have a great time also! We offer training programs throughout the entire year. We like to link them with a goal race, but we can accept athletes at anytime and train towards any goal race.
When was Fit2Run established? The father and son team, Bill and Parks Robinson, opened their first Fit2Run, The Runner’s Superstore, in 2006 in the Sarasota/Bradenton area and now have 15 stores in Florida and one in San Juan. The Robinson family has been in the sporting goods business for 3 generations and includes ownership of Athlete’s Foot franchises, Sports Fan stores, and Robby’s Sports stores (sold in 1988 and now known as Champs Sports).
Bill and Parks (photo below), both avid runners, started the company because they recognized a need to provide products and services to runners, walkers, and triathletes. “We pride ourselves on our strong community involvement and make strides to empower athletes of all fitness levels to embrace a more active lifestyle,” says Parks Robinson, co-owner. “My family has been in the sporting goods business since before I was born. I think that it’s in my blood! I love the retail business. My grandfather, uncle, and dad ran successful retail businesses and I want to continue this family legacy.”
How did you choose The Mall of San Juan? We look for areas that are vibrant, growing, and renowned for their uniqueness and tourism. We chose San Juan initially due to all of these plus there are great retailers and restaurants and a wonderful sense of community. Fit2Run feels we are a 'perfect fit' to The Mall of San Juan and combined with the growth potential of the area, wanted to be a part of their unique culture and community. We partner with many area marathons, half-marathons, triathlons, and many local races/runs. Our ‘local’ support coupled with our in-store programs (i.e. training programs, Free Weekly Fun Runs, and in-store events), set us apart.
What sets you apart the most from your competitors? We strive everyday to service our guests and exceed their expectations. As far as products, Fit2Run always strives to have the best products and services. Our slogan is GET IT FIRST AT FIT2RUN. We have the newest in Garmin, Polar, GoPro, Asics, Brooks, Nike, Under Armour, Mizuno and other leading brands. We also carry new and exciting brands that you can’t get everywhere else-like Oofos recovery sandals, Hoka and ON footwear and fashion tech apparel like Dona Jo, Onzie, Lorna Jane, and Stella Sport. Our main goal is to provide our customers with the best in accessories, apparel, and footwear and to make sure that they are running in the most appropriate footwear for their gait and stride.
What sets us apart from other specialty running stores is Fit2Run is family owned and proud to support all our communities, raising millions of dollars for local charities and wellness programs. Our passion is to custom ‘fit’ our Guests properly using state of the art footwear technology. Our goal? Empower our Guests to run or walk pain and injury free while exercising their passion.
At our store we have a lot of services that can help the new and the seasoned runner. You can:
- Get a complimentary Videotaped Gait Analysis to determine the most appropriate shoe for your specific foot type and style of running or walking (photo below).
- Step onto the iStep System that instantly identifies your foot type, pressure points and shoe size, and then recommends the ideal orthotics if needed and the best footwear based on your feet (photo below).
- Test shoes on Fit2Run's indoor track.
- Participate in the Fun2Runs, free weekly social fun runs with themed nights (photo below), parties, clinics, nutrition samplings and more!
- Train2Run in one of Fit2Run’s training programs. Programs for all levels are available and it’s a great way for those from novice to veteran runner to connect with others, learn from certified trainers, and stay healthy.
- Purchase gift cards and products ONLINE at www.Fit2Run.com , a great opportunity to send your favorite running products to others as gifts or purchase your own favorites. CLUB Fit2Run members even get FREE Shipping and other special benefits.
- Our Mall of San Juan store features an in-store Fitness Bar offering a delicious and nutritious selection of smoothies, acai bowls, sandwiches and more.
Excellent customer service, a great selection of products, Free Weekly Fun Runs, Training programs for all levels of runners, and our CLUB Fit2Run program which offers discounts and other opportunities, round out the list of points that make the perfect combination of reasons to make Fit2Run your favorite specialty running store.
Do you have any advice to novice runners? #1 would be to get the right shoes. At Fit2Run we can fit you professionally and offer you a wide range of footwear that can cater to your special needs, which can prevent injuries. #2- Start slow! Running is easy when you start slow. When you exercise it is a fact that you will live a healthier life and live longer. You also have an opportunity to meet new friends with the same passion for running and walking.
At Fit2Run, we have a lot of services that can help the new runner and walker including our free weekly, non-competitive Fun Runs.
There seems to be a rapid influx in running/workout technology (from iPhone apps to heart rate monitors and more). How, if at all, has your business adapted to the increasing presence of technological running products? Our slogan, GET IT FIRST AT FIT2RUN means we stay on top of the latest and greatest in technology and innovation. Our buying team ensures that we not only get the product as soon as it’s available for footwear, apparel, and accessories but also, in many cases, GET IT FIRST before other retailers. They evaluate what the latest and greatest products are and test them before bringing them into the stores.
Parks Robinson, co-owner adds, “Fit2Run’s trained and knowledgeable staff is committed to providing exceptional customer service. You don’t get this at the big box stores or at discounters. If you spend $300 on a heart rate monitor, you want someone there who can show you how to use it! It is a lifestyle. When you talk to the people that work here, it's pretty clear that we actually care about the customer and can relate to everything about running. We make well-informed recommendations and our customers appreciate this. Additionally, our new associates participate in an 8-week training program to further learn the Fit2Run culture.”
Any awards or honors? The Robinsons won Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013 by the Florida Business Observer. They are also recipients of the coveted national Ubuntu award for community service and numerous annual award for the 50 Best Running Stores in America.
There’s no stopping this dynamic father and son duo. Fit2Run is one big happy running family and happy to be a part of the San Juan community. For more information on store location, calendar of events, fun run schedule, and hours visit www.fit2run.com.