Fit Right NW is a locally owned business dedicated to providing customers superior products, excellent service and unique events.
Founder Dave Sobolik established Fit Right NW Running and Walking Store in Portland’s popular Northwest retail district in the fall of 2000. It currently operates under the direction of Dave and co-owner Robb Finegan.
Fit Right NW was created out of need and entrepreneurial vision. Dave and a partner opened Pace Setter NW at Northwest 23rd and Northrup, offering complimentary videotaped gait analysis as part of a multilevel fitting process. The store offered Portland’s running and walking community superior customer service, a detailed fitting process and quality product selection - services that remain the core of the Fit Right NW model today.
In fall 2003, the opening of second store in Vancouver, Washington, prompted the name change to Fit Right NW. Today Fit Right NW remains the only running specialty store serving the Vancouver running and walking community.
In spring 2010, Fit Right NW Portland moved just four blocks to a spacious new location at Northwest 23rd and Raleigh. The expanded space features a two-lane track surface and allows the store to offer a wider selection of products and to host a wide variety of events year-round.
Today, Fit Right NW is considered one of the best running and walking specialty retailers in the United States. How do we maintain our loyal customer base?
- We offer a wide selection of the best running, walking and fitness products.
- We provide excellent customer service and individualized fitting. This includes our video-taped gait analysis for in-store customers and online gait analysis for those shopping via the web.
- We ensure our staff is well-trained and knowledgeable about everything from shoe manufacturing to injury prevention to the best local running routes, so they can provide a great shopping experience.
- We connect our customers with successful training programs for runners and walkers through our Get Fit Live Fit training programs, produce or sponsor over 80 local events annually, and participate in a wide variety of community activities to advance our customers’ health and wellness.