Meet your owner and coach!
Jenna Allerson is the proud owner and coach of the Apple Valley and Farmington Moms on the Run locations. Jenna first became involved with Moms on the Run in 2016 when she was a member of the Burnsville location. Jenna fell in love with running, the accountability, and the support that Moms on the Run provided.
Fast forward four years, Jenna continued to run and became a certified holistic health coach, an ACE certified group fitness instructor, and a certified Barre Above instructor. Jenna is so passionate about fitness, wellness, and creating community for women, she decided to invest in a Moms on the Run franchise - well two franchises. In 2020, Jenna purchased the Apple Valley and Farmington locations.
Jenna lives on the border of Lakeville, Apple Valley, and Rosemount with her husband Matt, three children, Owen (7), August (4), and Adeline (9 months) and fur baby Lucy.
If you have any questions, please reach out anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
meet head coach heidi!
I live in Farmington with my husband of 26 years. We have three kids (ages 18, 19, and 22) and 2 crazy dogs, Louie and Luna. I have been a Special Education teacher for 29 years and coached both Track & Field and Cross Country for about 18 of those years.
I've always been a runner and have found that it is a great stress reliever, as well as a way to connect with others who love running. I have run everything from 5Ks to Half Marathons to Ragnar Relays.
I have been an MOTR Coach for almost a year, and I love the variety of workouts and the friendships I’ve made.
meet coach margarita!
Margarita lives on the boarder of Rosemount and Apple Valley with her husband, Mark, of 18 years and their children Valery (22) and Alex (17). She is a Master Level social worker and works full time for Hennepin County as an adult protection investigator.
Margarita has always been active and did ballet for many years. She enjoyed ice skating and cross country skiing with her family growing up. She also participated in ballroom dancing prior to college.
Margarita began running about 16 years ago when she was still new to the US and did not know much about gyms and running groups. Since then she's ran various distances such as 5Ks, 10ks, several half marathons and two full Twin Cities Marathon in 2017. She's been coaching MOTR since 2017 and have met some amazing women whom she continues to admire and whose company brings her so much joy and happiness.
Her most recent (for the past two years) obsession has been CrossFit. She attends five times per week while continues to run and coach with MOTR on the weekends.
meet coach nancy!
Hello! I live in Farmington and have been a preschool teacher for 15 years. I have two children aged 19 and 20 yrs old. Other than running, I enjoy reading, going to music concerts, and being outdoors.
I have always been interested in running and thought "it looked fun." I found Moms On the Run about 5 years ago and have been a member ever since. I started out walking, then to running intervals, and completed my first 10k in 2021! I'm a testament that anybody can do it!
I'm excited to be apart of this amazing group of women to offer encouragement, support, and a good laugh!
meet coach cheryl!
Cheryl was an avid triathlete, completing three Ironman triathlons before having kids. She lives in Lakeville with her husband and two boys, and works as an ICU nurse in Minneapolis.
While running is not her favorite sport, she has many marathons under her belt. Having started out power walking marathons, she still prefers the run/walk method for completing marathons. She enjoys all outdoor sports including cycling, cross country skiing, swimming, and mountain biking.
This is her first year coaching with MOTR. She is excited to share her love of fitness and the outdoors with others. This group has given her so much support and genuine friendships.
interested in coaching?
We have volunteer coaching opportunities for women who love running and have a strong interest in motivating others. Coaches receive free membership and other perks. Contact us today!
If you would like to learn more about our program or have any additional questions please get in touch with us!