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In Focus | Rene Unser of PACE Sports Fitness

Rene Unser has a gift for inspiration. Her work is helping to motivate those around her as they pursue fitness and running goals. Regardless of where you're starting, Rene and PACE Sports Fitness can design a plan to help you reach your targets. It's not all work though, Rene also knows how to let down her hair - relaxing with a nice beverage or enjoying time with friends. It's a healthy mix In Focus.

What do you always find yourself saying?
Trust in the process

If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select?
My Step Mom, Mary

If you were to receive any existing public award, what award would you like to win?
Best Mom in the World Award :)

Who inspires you?
My family and PACE athletes

What are 3 things on your bucket list?
Gosh, I don't have a bucket list. I have been very fortunate to live a full life of travel, family and racing/recreating. Every year my family and I talk about places we want to visit, things we want to accomplish/experience and then we prioritize and make plans from there.

What are you passionate about?
Helping others;
Running/Cycling and being in the mountains;
Good espresso & vino ;)

What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Starting my home based business P.A.C.E. Sports Fitness. I never imagined how rewarding it would be to share my passion for trail running. What I didn't realize is how much joy it brings me, my family and my community. What started off as a running business has turned into a lifestyle where people come to train, meet friends, socialize and make dreams happen.

Where is your favourite place to dine in Kelowna?
Soban Korean Bistro

What is your favourite activity or event in Kelowna?
Road riding and trail running followed by espresso or a glass of vino

What is the name of your business/organization?
P.A.C.E. Sports Fitness

What does your business/organization do?
P.A.C.E. offers trail running clinics and personalized coaching.

Where can people find you or your business online?

Where can people find your business on Facebook?!/pacesportsfitness

What is your Twitter account?

What is your mission?
Create a positive, fun and safe environment for people in my community to trail run, train and make memories.

If you could achieve one thing within your field, what would it be?
To continue to inspire and motivate others to achieve their running goals, live a life filled with adventure and build memories doing what they love.

What 3 qualities do you feel that your business/organization exemplifies?
Certified/experienced coaching that produces positive/successful results;
Fun, motivating and social environment where lifelong friends are made;
Charity orientated by giving back to the community

What would you like to say to your employees/volunteers?
Thank you for trusting your health, fitness and running goals with me.

How does your business/organization impact the community?
Providing an outlet for people to obtain their running goals in a fun, safe and challenging manner. People who train with PACE make life-long friends and have life-changing experiences. I also hold annual charity events and sponsor a trail in MBPP.

If I could change 1 thing about Kelowna, it would be:
Revitalize downtown with a safe city park;
Sustainable development without clear cutting and removal of trail systems

What do you think makes Kelowna great?
I am fortunate to be born and raised in Kelowna and there is lots that I LOVE about Kelowna. Locally grown fresh fruit and produce and an abundance of outdoor recreational activity.

In Focus is our gift to the community. A way for us to help show our recognition for the people, businesses and organizations that help make our city great. The team at is passionate about this community and the people that make it amazing. We want to show our friends, neighbours, family and colleagues that we notice them and the fabulous things that they do. We encourage you to leave your comments and words of support below, and submit your own nomination by clicking HERE. You are also welcome to submit a form of your own by clicking HERE. Thank you, Kelowna!







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