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Recommended Retailter: Moti

June 18, 2009

Sportsister recommends Moti, a fantastic example of a local sports retailer who does more than just sell trainers!

Moti specialises in running and triathlon as well as kit for general fitness. There are currently two shops, one in Bristol and the other in Cardiff, with another planned to open in Reading soon, as well as an online store.

The extensive selection of products on offer in their shops and online store has been thoughtfully chosen so there is something for everyone at Moti. Whether you like bright and bold or understated and classic, Moti’s range includes technical kit that all looks fantastic, but most importantly everything they sell will help you run in comfort and compliment your performance. Look out for ‘Moti Rating’ labels on each item of clothing in-store, they tell exactly what each piece of kit is great for and why they’ve chosen it.

They stock a variety of brands including Nike, 2XU, Asics, Gore, Salomon and Odlo. They are also developing their own branded goods, including running vests in the Moti trademark green and yellow.

Moti staff are key to the un-intimidating welcoming atmosphere in store. They are all keen sportspeople, with a good mix of serious competitors and those who just enjoy keeping fit. They are really friendly and certainly know their stuff about everything from trainers and tops to socks and supplements. As well as excellent knowledge about the stock, their sporting experience enables them to offer extra advice on areas such as training, injuries and nutrition.

Highly experienced qualified therapists are also part of the Moti team, including physiotherapists, osteopaths, podiatrists and sports massage specialists. Reserving a session with a Moti therapist couldn’t be easier with a simple online booking system, alternately you can phone the relevant store or pop in.

The Moti team are always on hand for advice on the right therapy for you and to guide you through the options.

The extras don’t stop there. Moti offer a free hip to toe assessment in order to make sure every customer walks away with exactly the right pair for shoes for the individual way in which they run. Shoe Fit Lab is Moti’s own Biometric Profiling tool, which enables them to identify each aspect of your individual gait. The process takes about 15 minutes and involves a video of you running for a short period on a treadmill. A slow motion analysis of this footage is preformed to show and explain you biomechanics. From here specific running shoes can be recommended in order to make your running style as efficient as possible and help reduce the risk of injury.

Moti can compare up to four videos of your running biomechanics in different footwear side by side to find your perfect running shoe.

Shoe Fit Lab also helps if you are experiencing discomfort or have developed an injury, as Moti are able to save your gait analysis video so that one of their therapy team can use it to assist with a diagnosis.

As well as providing this free service in-store, Moti have taken their video gait analysis on the road, visiting local gyms and clubs in an effort to ensure everyone is wearing their optimal running shoe.

Good news for us girls because in addition to fitting trainers, Moti also provides a sports bra fitting service!

With nearly 80% of women exercising in the wrong sized sports bra, this added extra is priceless… in fact it’s completely free!

For Moti, ‘Be Active, Feel Great’ is more than just a motto; they are keen to get their local community involved in getting fit and feeling fab by organising weekly group runs. The evening running sessions last approximately one hour and are geared towards beginners and intermediates. In addition to this Moti offer their own coaches to steer you in the right direction, provide advice and work with you to create your own training plan. As well as one- on- one coaching, Moti also run small group technique courses to help prepare for specific events or just to improve endurance, strength, efficiency and speed.

To keep up to date with Moti events, and get regular tips and advice from the team as well as special offers sign up to their newsletter and check out their website www.mymoti.com. Or if you are lucky enough to live near a Moti store Sportsister strongly recommends you call in and see the team to fully experience their great service.

Factfile:

Stores:
Moti Bristol
49 Whiteladies Road
Bristol
BS8 2LS

Tel: 0117 973 7000

Moti Cardiff
The Globe Centre
Albany Road
Cardiff
CF24 3PE

Tel: 02920 020 800

Email: team@mymoti.com

Online:
www.mymoti.com

Moti’s offerings online are much larger than what is actually available in their store and refreshingly they will only advertise what is actually in stock, so no long waits for your order to arrive.

The online store is clean and modern and most importantly easy to navigate, allowing you to search by brand, product area or jump straight to the sale area in search of a bargain. Alternatively you can type in the search box exactly what you’re looking for.

Sports and activities catered for:
Running and Triathlon.

Strong on:
Providing a service beyond selling sports gear. Moti really care about their customers and offer services above and beyond that of your standard sports retailer. They are passionate about getting people active and feeling great, developing the brand from a simple sports shop to a friendly club.

Special features:
Moti Shoe Fit Lab, bra fitting, in house therapists, running groups, coaching sessions to name a few… make sure you check out www.mymoti.com to keep up to date with their vast range of services.

Hannah Galloway, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

More recommended retailers on Sportsister:

Recommended Retailer – Running Bare

Sportsister recommends: Runner’s Need

Recommended retailer – Eve Activewear

Recommended Retailer – Sheactive – women specific multi sport retailer

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