"I was introduced to Fleet Feet Sports Rancho Cucamonga in January, 2016. I think this was meant to be because the day I happened to call for information, was the first day for the No Boundaries Training for Spring. I was ready and open to try something new that would encourage me to get out and start moving from my sedentary lifestyle. I have a gym membership but hardly ever set foot in the gym. From the minute I met Eva, I was totally committed to give this training a try. I committed to go Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays. Eva, David and everyone at NoBo were very welcoming and encouraging. I never felt less than the others even though it was well established from the beginning that I was to become a turtle. I walk and "run" so slow but I was consistent. In 2016, I was training at least six days a week, I enrolled to NoBo for all three sessions, I participated in three-5K races and one-10k at the beginning of December. Unfortunately, after my last race, I experienced a flare up of my auto immune disorder and as a result I was not able to return to Nobo for Spring 2017. In fact, I could barely move, much less walk. This 2017, I have been concentrating in getting better, seeking many alternative and traditional treatments. Eva has always kept in touch and has remained supportive and motivating. In mid-June I started going out on a trail closer home, starting to walk slower than a turtle for 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes and now I am up to 40 minutes sometimes being able to hit 2 miles! This is such an accomplishment and I can't say enough about how great it feels to be back in the outdoors, enjoying and soaking in every second that I am able to be out there. Yes, I have better days than others but I have enrolled to go back to NoBo's Fall session! Through NoBo I met one of my best friends, Helen, and my life has not been the same. We are there to support and encourage one another and she has been there even during this difficult time and I am yet, so grateful that through NoBo I was able to meet such a wonderful soul. I hope that my story serves to encourage you out there who suffer from an immune disorder like I do and even if you do not suffer from any ailment to come meet us. Eva, David, their team and everyone at NoBo are very positive, encouraging, motivating, supportive, full of great positive energy that is totally contagious. I hope other turtles out there want to come and join me as I continue this great adventure with this awesome group. See you in September!"
Relocating from New Jersey and with all the transition weight gain resulted I was feeling a sense of loss and then found a great community of people.
You Kathleen Noelia Denise encouraged me and gave valuable tips. I discovered a community of support that is priceless words cannot express the gratitude I have for all your caring and interest in my goal To all no boundaries participants congratulations! Keep Calm and move just move one foot at a time
Remember We rise and We are " fabulous "- Maryann
"Eva thank you so much for being so inspirational. There were times I dreamt I was running."-Sheryl
"A BIG thanks to Eva for all her encouragement and coaching. I agree with Sharon we are better people and runners because of the program. Behind every great coach are mentors and my thanks for each one. Thanks again to the No Boundaries group (past and present) you made it all worthwhile. Before I started running I spent many dollars on shoes and gadgets. The No Boundaries program was the best investment I made in running!"- Mary Ann Sp. 2015
"Eva, the atmosphere of the group and it's success is really due to you, your hard work, your dedication, and your inspiring us, week in, week out! You're incredible:-). I also want to thank Kathleen, Denise, and Noellia for being awesome mentors, not just to me, but to Eleni as well! It's so great that she can run ahead of Mom (lol) with folks who both challenge and nurture her! This group has been a godsend to us both!- Despina SP 15
"Eva really is an encourager; although I didn’t make the 5K, I will be back in September to try it again!!"- Gayle, Spring 2015
"A big thanks to you for all that you did for us; the commitment to us to make us not only better runners, but healthier people. You were always there to push us and encourage us. It’s obviously more than just a business to you, you really care about the people too. I really believe you’ve changed a lot of peoples lives for the better-me for one. I can honestly say that I enjoyed every one of the members of No Boundaries that I talked to and felt a special bond with every one of them. Such a great group! I hope to continue for many years to come. Who knows, maybe I will attempt a Marathon before I turn 70 (well, one can dream…). First I have to run my first 5K and since I ended up sick on race day this year, we will try again next year. I was so sad to have had to miss it and was so looking forward to it ☹. A special thanks to Mentor Kathleen that always kept me moving even when I grumbled and complained, but did it in a fun, instructive way. Thanks for your dedication." S. Kennedy, Spring 2015
Thanks Fleet Feet Sports, You taught me how to run at my age (56). Never ran before. I now have finished several 5k and a 10k, doing ½ in Dec. THANKS ALL TO YOU!!! You got me there. THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!!!! Your NOBO training programs are the GREATEST!!! -TeriAnn 10/13/13
Comments from No Boundaries Fall 2012 Alumni
We are very thankful for being able to join this running /walking group. What a great group of people to share our passion with. It helps to get off the couch when you are accountable to get out there. We Appreciate the friendship and the knowledge we receive.---Steve and Lisa
Although I didn't/couldn't participate in all of the training I though that your program was very good. The race you chose was a good one as well. A lot of fun, festive activities. I will tell others to join the upcoming NoBo Program-it's always fun with a group. It was impressive the goals and success' that runners had with your program. Keep up the good work and smiles! --- Sandy