Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips to help us in strengthening our running and fitness. Our members who have been with us through at least one training season realize how important proper form, breathing and other mechanics are to running and to help reduce injury risk. For others who are heading out to run for the first time or after a long hiatus, it's important to start out slow. Check out this quick tip and follow Moms on the Run for expert tips on this fun sport.
Dear Moms on the Run Family and Friends,
As we wade through the mucky waters of a sudden national crisis, I find myself searching for the good. Looking for those silver linings that represent what positive could possibly come of this situation. And one thing that is really standing out to me is neighborly support, and a concerted effort from so many community members to ask how they can support small businesses at this time.
We too are a small business. Many of them, actually! Moms on the Run is 51 locations independently owned and operated by 31 different business owners. Our central team that supports this is only five employees.
Our mission at Moms on the Run is to inspire and transform women’s lives through fitness, fun and friendship. Like most other small business owners this month, we find ourselves completely shifting how we do business in order to continue our mission in these challenging times. But unlike many others, due to the seasonal nature of our business in most climates, 50% of our entire year’s revenues come in March and April, with the majority of that in March. As you can imagine, registrations for group fitness activities are not a thing on people's radars this month!
In light of all the recent events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Moms on the Run want to share uplifting stories about what our members are doing to stay active, to continue to crush goals, and to remain in community as a team. If you or your team are doing something fun or unique or cool, please email us here. We'd love to share it with our members.
Dana Parisi, a coach with Eau Claire Moms on the Run, was on track to run her first marathon — the Eau Claire Marathon — on May 3. Like many others training for a particular race, she was disappointed to learn it was rescheduled to September because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Down to tapering her runs in her training schedule, Dana decided to run a solo marathon — something she'll never forget as her first. Read on to learn more about her story and what her family did to commemorate her experience.
Want some fun exercises you and your kids can do together? Karissa Johnson, founder and CEO of Moms on the Run, is excited to bring you a kid-friendly full body workout video starring her and her son, Kai! This short video (six minutes) is sure to get the heart pumping and some smiles as you and your kiddo break a sweat together. Click here to watch the video.
Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, regularly shares training tips regarding strengthening our running and fitness. Today, in the midst of all the unknowns regarding the COVID-19 crisis, it's impossible to know how to plan our training for upcoming races. We want you to have race goals to look forward to, yet we realize some of those races are being postponed or cancelled. Today's training tip helps remind us to be flexible, follow our training plans and continue to stay active!