Each of our Strides in Recovery coaches came to us on a different path, but we are each moving forward toward the same goal. We are here to change lives. We are each here bringing our unique skills and background to support people on their journeys to long term sobriety.
Since 2013, while volunteering at a West LA residential treatment program, Leslie has coached hundreds of people in their first year of sobriety across the finish line of the LA Marathon. She saw first hand how life changing the experience was for the participants.
In 2018, she could have retired from a 30+ year career in healthcare consulting, and taken life easy. Instead, she decided to start Strides in Recovery to bring the healing power of exercise to more addiction recovery communities.
Today, in addition to leading Strides in Recovery, she still coaches the LA Marathon Team, as well as several of the Strides in Recovery teams.
Our Dedicated Volunteers
We couldn't do what we do without the support of our dedicated volunteers. Our assistant coaches show up every week to make sure everyone feels supported, welcome, and included, regardless of level of fitness. No matter what pace someone is going, a volunteer is there to offer uplifting conversation and make sure that nobody moves forward alone. We also have people who give their time behind the scenes, keeping everything running smoothly, from social media to accounting and more.
If you would like to volunteer with Strides in Recovery, click here