Fleet Feet West Lafayette is a locally owned and operated store located in the University Square shopping center. We are committed to enhancing and growing our local running and walking communities by offering specialty products, educational resources, and training opportunities to assist the community in achieving their fitness goals. As we continue to be a vital resource in the community, we are committed to becoming more than just a store people shop at. We want to become a place that the community visits often because they feel comfortable and are truly amazed by the world-class customer service that we provide. We want to be a resource for all of West Lafayette / Lafayette's running and walking needs. We want to be a place that inspires every person, on every day, in every fitness activity they do.
We are a collection of people who share two passions: one for being active, and one for helping others achieve their fitness goals. We hope to share that with you! We run the same roads and races. We have experienced the highs of achieving a goal, and the lows of trying to rebound from an injury. We exist to share that knowledge and wisdom with you, and welcome you to our family!
Greg, former Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning with the Purdue University Athletic Department, spent thirty years training athletes. He has an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology & Biomechanics from Purdue. A former certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, is also a certified Running Coach through the Road Runners Club of America. Dawn, also a Purdue graduate, is the Facility Management Team Leader at Evonik Corporation in Lafayette, but you will find her in the store or working behind the scenes on nights and weekends.
West Lafayette has been Cory's hometown for many years. He graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Information Systems and Programming. Cory has been with Fleet Feet since the day the doors opened in March 2012. He is an RRCA Certified Coach, and was previously a tremendous leader for our Training Programs. Cory is passionate about running and helping others see the true beauty of running while achieving their goals. For Cory, running is a stress reliever and relaxation tool. He enjoys the challenge of setting goals, working towards his goals, and meeting or exceeding his goals, which he believes has a positive influence on his kids and others. Some of his hobbies include spending time with his family, training for marathons, and competing in them.
Alisha is from Francesville, IN and is a Purdue graduate, receiving a degree in Retail Management and Entrepreneurship. She has been running since she was in 6th grade and was involved in cross-country and track throughout middle and high school. Now she enjoys running for fun and spending her time outdoors. Other than running, some of her favorite activities include playing basketball, cooking, camping, hiking, and spending time with her dog.
Abby Sengsanith - Fit Specialist
Abby Sengsanith is a native of West Lafayette and is a student at Harrison High School where she runs cross country and track. She has been going to road races with her parents since a very early age and started running in the 4th grade for fun. Her immediate goal is to improve on her cross country and track times. Her long term goals are to go college and possibly study chemistry, sports science or computer graphics. Abby runs for the competition and the sole enjoyment of it. She enjoys running with her teammates and friends. Other activities she likes include: drawing, reading, shopping, Netflix binge-watching, eating food, and spending time with friends and family.
Jennifer spent the first few decades of her life not knowing how much fun running can be. However, running a 5K was on her bucket list, so in 2012 she signed up for Purdue’s Cancer Challenge 5K. While her finish time was not very impressive, the 5K was so much fun that she decided she wanted to learn how to run a 5K “the right way.” As luck would have it, a new running store named Fleet Feet was opening in West Lafayette, and they had a tent at the 5K with lots of information for new runners. Jennifer signed up for Fleet Feet’s first training program, and has been running with them ever since, first as a participant and later as a mentor coach. To date, she has run 6 half-marathons, two 10Ks, and dozens of 5Ks. Jennifer likes to encourage other new runners in every age bracket and often points out, “If I can do it, you can do it.” When she’s not running, Jennifer also works as a program coordinator at Purdue University and enjoys spending time with her husband, Nick, and their little dog, Scout.
Alex Lugar - Training Program Coach and Fit Specialist
Alex is originally from Southwest Iowa and received her B.S. degree in Biology from Iowa State University. She currently is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer at Club NewTone and enjoys helping her clients reach whatever fitness goals they can dream of. She is a big believer that “anyone can be a runner” and loves to help people see their potential. Alex started her running career with track and field and cross country and then continued with it in college, competing in triathlons, off road adventure races, and numerous road races. She currently runs for fun and trains for marathons and half marathons. She also leads a running group each week to help others in the running community improve their running. Some of her current goals include qualifying for the Boston Marathon and running in a trail marathon or 50k. Alex enjoys being outside with her dogs, rock climbing with her husband, weight lifting, and being with friends and family.
Josh is from Columbia City, IN and has been serving in the United States Army since 2006, and currently serves as a Career Counselor and works out of the Lafayette Armory. He is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership. Josh loves to be a part of something far bigger than himself. He is passionate about running and enjoys helping others push themselves to new levels. Josh has completed numerous races, Runs for the Fallen, a handful of half marathons, six marathons, and three 50Ks. He loves to challenge himself and he has run at least one continuous mile a day since October 26, 2014. Aside from keeping his Run Streak alive, he has a goal to qualify for and run the Boston Marathon. He enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, two dogs, hanging out with family and friends, cycling, hiking, anything dealing with the great outdoors, and he’d consider himself a sports fanatic.
Melissa Kovich - Fit Specialist
Melissa Kovich grew up in West Lafayette and happily returned to the community 3 years ago. She obtained her undergraduate degree in nursing from Purdue University and spent many years as a registered nurse in various fields, practicing in Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky. She earned her Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in retail health, primary care, and plastic surgery. Most recently, Melissa taught undergraduate nursing at Purdue. In the fall, Melissa begins work on her PhD in Nursing with a concentration in health promotion and wellness. She believes that variety is the spice of life and enjoys the opportunity to learn new things and guide others in pursuit of health and happiness. Her running journey began a few years ago as an effort to decrease stress, but she now finds pleasure in fun runs, 5K’s, 10K’s, and half marathons. In her free time Melissa enjoys reading, cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.
Maggie Ogle - Fit Specialist
Maggie is originally from Russiaville, a small town in central Indiana. She currently is a sophomore at Purdue University studying Medical Laboratory Science. She grew up running recreationally, but never had time to run on a team because she danced competitively. On occasion, when the opportunity arose, she would run 5Ks. Maggie really enjoys fitness and finds it very important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. She is currently a member of the Purdue Contemporary Dance Company, and enjoys choreographing contemporary pieces. In her spare time, she also enjoys biking, hiking, and swimming.
Alissa Lustgarten - Fit Specialist
Alissa is currently a Junior at Purdue University studying general education and minoring in wildlife and global studies. Her hopes are to go into environmental education and teach about nature and conservation. She is from Avon Indiana and has been running since 7th grade on the track and cross country team. She currently competes with Purdue run club and runs in her free time. Her hobbies include running, cycling, hiking and teaching PIYO. Alissa is looking to keep running and competing in the future as she hopes to complete in many more 5K's, 6K's, her 6th half marathon and eventually a full marathon.
Jacob Williams - Fit Specialist
Jacob is currently a Senior at Harrison High School and is a member of both the track and cross country teams. He started running track in 7th grade, and started cross country in 9th grade. His favorite event is the 800 meter run. Jacob plans to continue his running career in college and study accounting, but is currently undecided on which university he will attend. Other activities he enjoys includes playing basketball, spending time with friends, watching TV, and listening to smooth jazz.
Brianna Accinelli - Fit Specialist
Brianna is a senior at Purdue University studying elementary and special education. She plans on teaching in inner city schools before pursuing a PhD in educational justice and equity. She is from Greenwood, Indiana and ran and jumped on the school’s track team from seventh grade to graduation. Brianna currently enjoys running recreationally and looking for a sand pit to relive her glory days. In her free time, Brianna enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with friends/family. She hopes to continue running and living an active lifestyle as she finishes college and begins teaching.
Eleanor Sammons - Fit Specialist
Eleanor is a native of West Lafayette and is currently a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying marketing and finance through the business school. She runs cross country and track and field for the badgers. Eleanor originally was looking to play soccer collegiately, but changed her mind in her senior year to pursue running. Her hobbies include running, playing soccer, fishing, writing poems, and spending time with her family, especially her dogs, here in West Lafayette..