Hello! My name is Michelle Swift and I am a runner turned yogi, turned cyclist, turned getting-there-swimmer, turned triathlete!
I love people and put much of my effort into creating and maintaining relationships and am a catalyst for motivating others in any way that I can help. I am outgoing, warm and energetic hence social activities light me up like a HOT PINK neon sign! I enjoy cooking, entertaining and delving into new cultures (whether that be in my own neighborhood or across the globe.)
I am the Membership Director for RunGR a local Grand Rapids, MI running group with around 250 members, a Coach and a passion to live train and run to our greatest potential. It’s a beautiful thing to arrive at a 7:00am long run and find yourself surrounded by 100 runners lacing up their shoes to hit the road!
My position as Membership Director is a perfect fit because I get to share my excitement and passions with our local community and surround myself with friends and athletes who inspire me. As a group RunGR seeks to generate a sense of health and wellness in our community and encourages all walks of life to test our local roads and trails with their own two feet or wheels. RunGR hosts local races such as, The Bridge Run and The Magic of the Mile in hopes of increasing awareness, competition and the love of running and walking in our community. We sponsor wellness programs and initiatives with local businesses and encourage community members to come and experience RunGR for themselves.
My goals are to help others reach their greatest potential through support, networking and motivation. To remind myself to be daring, otherwise new discoveries may go undiscovered. To never give up on dreams, goals or passions because (to quote an English proverb) “where there’s a will, there’s a way” and to smile often.