We invited a writer from Twin Cities Moms Blog to one of our classes. It was a cold, rainy spring Minnesota day — not exactly the best day for the first class of spring season. Billing herself as the "Only-Runs-On-The-Playground Lady," Maureen was a bit nervous and excited. But she was about to learn what makes Moms on the Run so different from other running groups.
"The accountability and the energy that came with the other moms at Moms on the Run was just what I needed to know that I could actually learn to run," Maureen writes. "I left that class not only with a boost of long lost confidence, but I also left the class feeling the need to return."
Read more about Maureen's experience here.
For today's Training Tip, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, introduces a great exercise to tone our triceps (back of the arms): tricep dips. In this video, Carrie offers three different varieties of dips to try. If you are a beginner, start on the floor. If you are familiar with tricep dips, either elevating your body off the floor or using a chair are perfect variations. Dips can be hard on the shoulders, so if you have any shoulder issues, do not attempt these. Otherwise, make sure to push your shoulders back and have your arms directly behind you with the tops of your hands right under your butt.
Moms on the Run was just named in Entrepreneur Magazine's list of 'Top 100 Franchises For Less Than $50,000.' The list features the top 100 franchises that can be started for less than $50k, ranked on the scores they received in the 2019 Franchise 500. Moms on the Run is proud to receive this recognition for our low investment business opportunity.
Based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, Moms on the Run began offering franchises in 2012 and just signed its 50th franchise in Louisiana. With the recent addition of new locations in Texas and Colorado, Moms on the Run is located in nine states. "The geographical expansion of our program is paramount to our mission," says Karissa Johnson, Founder & CEO. "We look forward to inspiring and transforming more women's live, as well as entire communities, with fitness, fun and friendship."
Johnson says the business opportunity is truly unique due to both the low investment risk and the high amount of flexibility provided to franchise owners. "Whether a mom is looking for a hobby coaching a few hours a week or a much larger opportunity overseeing multiple locations with a coaching staff, we have the resources in place to help support women who are self-motivated and serious about growing a business." For more information about our part-time opportunity for women, please see our franchise site.
The Twin Cities metro area is home to some fun, picturesque, engaging places. We invite you to our next contest: the 2019 Twin Cities Photo Run!
We have compiled a list of places around the Twin Cities metro area for this adventure. Your challenge, if you decide to take it, is to find the locations listed, head there, and take your photo. The more places you visit, the better chances you have to win. You can make it as creative as you'd like: show us your team, your friends, your family, your furry family member.
The rules are as follows:
For today's Training Tip, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, introduces one of her favorite tools that you may have right in your own home: stairs. Whether the weather is a bit rainy or you just need to get a quick workout in, having a few stair exercises in your tool belt is useful. (If you don't have stairs, you can always find some at a mall or outside, as well.) In this video, Carrie shares three exercises that are great for cardio and quickly increasing your heart rate, plus strengthening your leg muscles. Hint: Make sure you watch the last five seconds to find out Carrie's little secret.