2019 Cotton Row Training Program Coaches & Mentors

No Boundaries 5k Training Program

Fleet Feet AM - Tuesday/Thursday 9 AM

Gia Schuetz - Coach

My life made a turn for the better when I signed up for No Boundaries training four years ago.  Today, I enjoy running 5k's, participating in sprint triathlons, and Nordic walking.  I believe in "sustainable exercise":  Exercise that integrates easily into your life and can continue throughout your lifetime--without restrictions of location, class times, equipment, gym memberships, cost, etc.  To me, the ultimate "sustainable exercise" is running and/or walking.  My biggest accomplishment in running is having the honor of being a No Boundaries Coach.  I love to help light the fire of a healthy lifestyle in people.  If that healthy fire is started, it grows--through families, into neighborhoods, and into the work place & schools.  Since healthy people are happy people, hopefully this will help create more caring & peaceful communities.

Fleet Feet PM - Monday/Thursday 6 PM

Jonni Smotherman - Coach

My running debut started with Running of the Bulls No Boundaries Program in 2012. My husband thought I had completely lost my mind when I signed us up for a running program in the middle of the summer. Maybe I had, but I am still out there running. When I started I could barely run 30 seconds without feeling like I was going to die. But my awesome mentors and coaches pushed me to push myself. They helped me make it fun. I am blessed to call the coaches and mentors I have had along the way my friends, my running partners! They still push me to push myself, and vice versa. The best thing about No Boundaries is there are NO BOUNDARIES!! We walk. We run. We laugh. We dance! I run for FUN!! I run to stay healthy. I am an interval runner, meaning I walk and run all of my races and training runs. I ran my first half marathon in 2013 and completed 14 in 2017. Having the Fleet Feet/Run 256 running community in our backyard is a blessing!! There is always someone to help hold you accountable and to help you achieve your goals. As a coach and mentor, I will make it one of my goals to help you reach yours!

Madison - Tuesday/Thursday 6 PM

Andrea Beasinger - Coach

I began running in 2009-2010 timeframe.  I signed up with several friends to take the No Boundaries running course for Liz Hurley.  I was the only one who was able to complete the training program….my friends had to drop out due to various reasons and I didn’t have any friends almost 2 weeks into the training.  Luckily the running community and those in the NOBO program are very friendly and I quickly gained some great friends.  I was in the Air Force and hated to run and it wasn’t until taking the NOBO training that I learned how to properly run and found joy in it.  I needed the accountability that the NOBO program provides and having friendly faces to help me through made any struggle I might have worth it!  I now have a core running group to plan run-cations…which is essentially a vacation with a run thrown in. I look forward to helping you find your running or walking stride!


10k Finish/Fast + 5k Fast Training Program

Eric Fritz - Coach

I'm not an engineer, I love to run extreme distances and I'm currently the Huntsville Track Club President.


Aleisha Chaffin - Mentor

A wife, a mom, a counselor, a friend, and a runner.


James Falcon - Mentor

I am a financial advisor helping people stay financially fit. I have been running ~35 years, every distance including ultras and triatlons. My wife and kids are also runners and we direct the Alabama A&M 5k XC race.

Melissa Hopper - Mentor

I began running in 2013 and have since completed distances up to 50K. I am very involved in the running community, including photographing various races, and I am the race director for the Cookie Dash 5K.

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