Raymond Cooper, owner of Finish Strong Sports, has been an athlete all his life. Raymond started out jogging to relieve stress and control his weight and in 1995, truly fell in love with running. He’s now a competitive runner who participates in a variety of races from the 200-meter sprint to the marathon.
Raymond got the motivation to open an Athletic Shoe and Apparel store to serve the community after hearing the numerous reports that Americans are getting more and more out of shape. Raymond wanted to do something about it! He began searching for a way to share his passion for staying fit with the entire community.
Research shows that many people start exercise programs but fail to stay with them. Raymond believes a big part of this problem is that consumers are exercising in the improper equipment. People must feel comfortable when exercising! Yet many start an exercise program without determining their foot type or exercise in apparel that’s doesn’t fit correctly or breath. People exercising in the wrong shoe may not stay with a walking or running program because, inevitably, they will develop aches and pains that are attributable to the shoe problem. Wearing the improper shoe can cause pain in your back, legs, feet and can even lead to serious injury.
So, Raymond Cooper opened Finish Strong Sports, a retail store specializing in the sale of true athletic footwear and apparel. The store focuses on the sale of a full assortment of men's, women's, and children's running, walking and cross training shoes and accessories. We pride ourselves on providing consumers with technical knowledge on the proper fit and style of athletic footwear for their various needs.
Raymond Cooper’s goal is for Finish Strong Sports to be the footwear and apparel headquarters for all Houstonians. Houston has one of the largest and most sophisticated community athletic programs in the United States. Raymond and Finish Strong Sports will be an active participant in and supporter of the Houston Athletic Community and also plan to develop youth and adult running clubs to promote a healthy lifestyle through exercise.