Jeff Grider: Working with Joe has pushed me further than I imagined I would go with regards to my fitness. Over the course of one year, I went from a casual runner to a competitor, and I directly attribute this to being a student of Coach Bails Running. Joe helped me consistently improve, stay healthy, and remain motivated through 14 half marathons and two fulls from January 2011 to January 2012! Even as I transition to training for an Ironman, I'm continuing to work with Joe for his guidance and expertise. I'm very grateful to be working with someone who believes in my goals as much as I do!
Dona Abel: Joe Bails helped me become a better runner. I thought I was destined to always be the slowest runner in every group, but he proved that is not the case. I was able to and did get faster with his guidance. He was always available to answer questions and to give me encouragement before a race. He’s helped me become a more confident runner, which makes me a more confident person. Highly recommended!
Paula Boyd: I worked with Coach Kelly as an individual trainer for about 9 months, first to prepare for a 6 mile leg of a marathon relay (my first race ever) and then for a 15k. In January, I started running 1-minute intervals and thought I'd never make it. By September, I completed the 15k about ten minutes under my goal time. I am very busy with a full-time+ job and two small children, but Kelly met with me individually to discuss what I wanted out of running and came up with a training schedule that fit easily into my life and progressed at a very manageable rate. Having regular training assignments really motivated me to stay on track. Kelly provided encouraging feedback and great advice at every stage of training. At the 15k, she even ran back and met me at the final mile marker and ran the last mile with me! I am so grateful to Coach Kelly for helping me gain confidence and experience the fun side of running. Now I feel like there isn't any race of any distance that I can't set my sights on and prepare for.
Jim Dobbins: I was lucky enough to meet Joe and work with him on problems I was having with my running form. He has excellent knowledge of both the physiology and the bio-mechanics of running and he was able to make slight changes in my form as well as to recommend more appropriate shoes. Since making these changes I am back to running with pleasure instead of pain.