For the next four weeks, Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, will be sharing exercises we can do to strengthen our glutes. When we run, our glutes hold our pelvis level and steady, extend our hips, propel us forward and keep our legs, pelvis and torso aligned. However, when our glutes are weak, they disrupt the kinetic chain and can lead to common running injuries. Here's part one featuring the single leg deadlift. Listen in!
Imagine moving across the world to a foreign country, where you are not fluent in the language nor know many people. Jacksonville (FL) Moms on the Run member Mariko DeMeyer did just that 15 years ago, when she moved from Japan to the United States. She says people had a hard time understanding her English and she often felt embarrassed, so she isolated herself, never considering the idea of joining any American groups or clubs — until she saw a Moms on the Run ad on Facebook. What happened next surprised even her. Read more of Mariko's story and learn why she's our inspiring member of the month.
At Moms on the Run, February is MOTRvate28 — a month-long challenge aimed at helping you to set and maintain healthy habits. Today, our National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, gets us moving with a quick exercise: 45-seconds of burpees. Add it into your workout today! Let's go!
“I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history. We cannot just limit black history to 30 days of a month. Black history, American history, is everyday of the year.” – Dr. Rolanda Schmidt
Today we feature Dr. Rolanda Schmidt, an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, author and podcaster who lives in Minnesota and is a friend to Moms on the Run. Schmidt has long sought truth, justice and the desire to strengthen minority families. Her story began after surviving kidnapping and abuse at the young age of 12.
River City Live, a daily talk show of WJXT Channel 4, featured Jacksonville (FL) Moms on the Run on Feb. 19. Franchise Owner/Head Coach Amy and Coach Ginger talked to host Eden Kendall about Gate River Run training and how Moms on the Run is helping women all over Jacksonville get moving together! Watch the video below.