Claire is the co-founder and owner of tread HAPPY®. She has a PhD in Education & Adult Learning from UVA's Curry School of Education and is an RRCA-certified running coach. She loves smushy French Bulldogs, hip hop jams, & cheesy cheesy pizza. When she's not in the studio you can most likely find Claire training for her once-yearly marathon (she's run 9 in the past 10 years!) or camping out in the Blue Ridge.
Sara is the co-founder and owner of tread HAPPY®. She has a Masters in Kinesiology from UVa's Curry School of Education and is an RRCA-certified running coach. A former phys ed teacher in Albemarle, Sara's got energy & loves sushi and wine. She's the life of the party wherever she goes & is always down for a dance off (dirty hip hop, natch) so watch your step!
Chelsea's not just our Director of Operations. As a former athlete on the women’s Cross Country / Track & Field team at the University of Virginia, Chelsea has channeled her passion for running with the Tread Tribe®. She's NASM-certified but that's not even the half of it. You can find her out on the track with our ClubTREAD kids or on the mic in the studio bopping around to her bumpin' beats. In addition to coaching, Chelsea is also our resident studio chef and will happily throw down a big juicy double-stack burger with you any day.
Caroline's not just the studio manager; as an RRCA-certified run coach, she's a spitfire in the studio and a motivator out on the streets/trails! When she's not motivating the treadTRIBE in studio, you can find Caroline out running or giving impeccable design advice as the manager of Pottery Barn in Cville or posing for selfies with celebs at the next big film festival.
A certified & incredibly talented yoga instructor, Courtney brings much needed balance for the treadTRIBE in her uber popular FLOW class. A teacher in Albemarle Co. by day and instructor at Fly Dog Yoga here in town, Courtney always leaves our runner-yogis rejuvenated & inspired.
A California girl born and bred, Coach Erin made her way to RVA in 2011. Her love of donuts goes hand in hand with her love of running and cycling - it knows no boundaries. This RRCA-certified coach recently completed her second marathon and she’s not stopping anytime soon! You can find Erin running on the TREADs and around town...or back at home snuggling her beloved doggy Sam.
Originally from Miami, Kalene (or Kay Kay!) brings the heat in her studio classes as well as pacing the treadTEAM out on the mean streets of Cville & RVA. Kay complements her RRCA-run coach cert & UVA Econ & Philosophy degree with lively discussions about the merits of what makes a killer margarita.
Cassie is another Florida native and former track speedster who brings all the rock n' roll vibes to her TEMPO classes. A hopeless wanderer / world traveler, girl's got stories to tell and tons of energy to fire you upon the tread. You'll leave Cassie's classes not only stronger & fitter but also perhaps a bit hipper as well.
One of the original treadTEAM coaches, our beloved Maddie is a former All-American dancer & talented marathoner! With her BQ under her belt & RRCA run coach certification, she's off to Richmond to blaze new trails for the treadTEAM...find her regularly on RVA studio schedule or guest coaching in Cville!
A member of our RVA Tread Tribe®, Coach Dudley loves good vibes, positivity, progress...and also all the dirty throwback rap jams! And girl's got knowledge to go with all that sweet swag: RRCA run coach certification and so much group fitness experience! A marathoner and full-time group fitness instructor at several local studios, Dudley loves to run and is always excited to watch her TREADers reach new heights and push them to be their very best inside and out of the studio. When she's not coaching, catch her on a run with her pup, Hank, or hitting up a mimosa bar around RVA!
Hailing from the City of Brotherly Love, Jake's passion for fitness pales in comparison to his love of great food. Outside of the studio, Jake designs streams (cool, right?) for a company in Scott's Addition. On weekends, he may be hard to find due to his endless pursuit of the outdoors, music, and bagels. A fan of '90s boy bands, he strives to make his classes fun through upbeat music and punny jokes. Jake’s favorite part of the treadTRIBE® is working with each TREADer to be their very best - he uses his knowledge of running & training (RRCA certified, duh) and wit to balance the huslte with the HAPPY!