Here's What Our TREADers Are Saying About treadHAPPY

(all reviews & comments unsolicited)


I tried out treadHAPPY for a month and was hooked: the coaches are great, the equipment is so nice and you can’t argue with a 10k time that is six minutes faster than last year. Thanks to the very cool coaches at treadHAPPY who showed me I can push my ceiling, raise my floor, find strength I didn’t know was there and, sure, enjoy running!
— Kiah
treadHAPPY is a place that pushes you to what you THINK your limit is and challenges you through it...You never know what you’re capable of until you make it through to the other side. I always leave with a smile on my face! So glad treadHAPPY came into my life! I love being a TREADer!
— Erica
As I am just starting my marathon training the one thing I was not looking forward to was doing speed work. TreadHappy has changed that! I have been to 2 classes now and each time I have left feeling stronger and faster than when I walked through the door. Never have I ever gone above a 7.3 (~8:30/mile) or 2 miles on a treadmill. Today, I hit 5.4 miles and a speed of 8.8 (~6:50/mile). They make doing intervals fun and keep your spirits up the whole way through your workout! Highly recommended!
— Cory
The ladies of the #treadTRIBE say that if you run, no matter the distance or speed, you are a “runner”...This time last year, I didn’t even fit THAT definitely of a runner and I never could have imagined running an 8k today, let alone the Cville 10-Miler that is fast approaching! Thank you Sara, Claire, Caroline and everyone else at treadHAPPY for creating space for me to develop the confidence, motivation, and skills to make it happen!
— Caitlin
Thanks to treadHAPPY I’m not only in the best shape I’ve ever been in but I have cool people to run with too!
— Carolyn
In two months of going I have hit my highest mileage today in TEMPO went from 3.5 miles to 4.8! Couldn’t have done it without the motivation from the coaches at tread!
— Kayla
Last week I was grumbling to a friend about how fake a lot of our local fitness club/boutique fitness/etc. pages are. The sweat-less, make up perfect, hair done, super model women peering back at me from my Instagram feed intimidated me into not wanting to go to the classes being offered. I mentioned that treadHAPPY has “the realest” page and decided that I would try a class! I am SO GLAD I joined the “realest” and met these gals. There I am. Post class. Full sweat, smeared make-up hidden by my shutter shades, rocking my (love them) loud pants, hair a mess. It was the best workout I’ve had in awhile because these ladies welcomed me and made me feel totally comfortable! Yes, of course, I stepped out of my comfort zone and took a RUNNING HIIT class. But stepping out of my fitness comfort zone doesn’t mean I also don’t deserve to be in a space that makes me feel supported and loved. Thanks for welcoming me treadHAPPY!
— Aimee
Love those coaches and our treadTRIBE :) I never considered myself a runner and really didn’t like running at all. After being at tread for 3 months, I have noticed a HUGE cardiovascular improvement and love it! In the words of my good friend Forrest.. ‘I just kept running’
— Cyndy
I love this place!!!! Excellent work outs that are challenging and super fun! The instructors are great and I always feel very comfortable in this studio! This is an AWESOME addition to the C’ville exercise scene
— Ashley
I am so grateful for these three amazing women coaches Caroline, Claire, & Sara and the roller coaster they’ve taken me on! In August I couldn’t run a single consecutive mile, and yesterday there we were at the Charlottesville 10 Miler crushing it at a sub 11-minute/mile pace! I cannot thank you enough for believing in me and encouraging me every step of the way! It meant the world to me! Y’all are the perfect amount of crazy in my life to push me to do things I never though I could do! Also, doesn’t hurt that I ran yesterday’s race 22 pounds lighter than when I started. For the first time in my life I can honestly say that I am a runner. Thank you for getting me here!
— Tara
Do you ever shock yourself? Well tonight I did! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would EVER say this...I just had an awesome time doing speed work at the track! The treadHAPPY treadTRIBE made it fun while pushing me to run my fastest 800s. Running is really challenging for me so I feel super lucky to have found this crew! #treadTRIBE!
— Holly
In middle school and high school I had my XC & track coaches to hold me accountable. In college, I had my track coaches and teammates to hold me accountable. Now, I have the #treadTRIBE. So thankful to have found a running community here in Virginia that motivates me to keep pushing myself and work towards my goals!
— Kelsey
Loving treadHAPPY! Definitely super challenging but the classes fly by. I’m so excited this studio is in Charlottesville—it’s exactly what I’ve been needing!
— Brittany
The positive instructors and challenging workouts keep me coming back for more! As someone who previously hated running, I actually look forward to these classes. Great workout!
— Amanda
OMG! I ran a 10 Miler today! I can’t thank the #treadTRIBE enough for the wonderful coaching and support. Not kidding when I say I never thought I’d be able to do this!
— Emma
Well I’m tread SMITTEN. If you haven’t checked out Cville’s new running studio, you should. So much fun!
— Chloe
I am really happy after one of these workouts :) the instructors are so encouraging and the music is pumping. Go do it! You know you wanna!
— Chae Yeon
Just finished a treadFLOW class and loved it. Perfect balance of working hard and yoga stretching between awesome tread sections! Can’t wait to come back!
— Kelly