Moms on the Run is honored to be named one of the 25 largest Twin Cities-based franchise companies in the United States. Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal recently featured Moms on the Run in their franchise listing, as well as in an inspiring story about how we are making it through the pandemic year here.
"They did a great job of spreading our positive message for business during a tough economic year," explained Founder and CEO Karissa Johnson. "I didn't get to choose everything they included in the article of course. They missed my emphasis on how awesome our franchisees are and how everyone's teamwork and positive attitudes are getting us through this challenging time!"
It is true: Moms on the Run would not be possible without our franchisees, our members and our sponsors. Thank you!
Imagine living in a community where people are already going without food. Enter in a global health pandemic — experts predict COVID-19's impact will leave 265 million on the brink of starvation this year — and you have an even bigger problem. Since our inception, Moms on the Run has chosen to donate 10% of our profits to our charity partner, Feed My Starving Children. This year, Moms on the Run is proud to sponsor the Race to Feed Kids, Sept. 21-26, encouraging families to outrun 2020 and step in the gap against global hunger.
You can be a part of the race by creating a fundraising page here, choosing your activity goal and recruiting family and friends to join you. Your "race" can be any activity you want: run, bike, do chores, rake leaves. This event takes the place of FMSC's annual in-person fundraising gala. Join us in the Race to Feed Kids. For more information, click here.
If the current pandemic has taught us anything over the last six months, it’s that our Moms on the Run community rocks! We had 500 participants at our first-ever LIVE national virtual race on Aug. 23.
National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, started us out with a live warm-up via Facebook, then participants logged onto the Charge app to start the race, get cheered on in real time, listen to our personalized race playlist and view race results as our runners crossed the virtual finish line.
What should we do on non-run days? Moms on the Run National Fitness Director, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, offers some fantastic tips in the video below. And if you're looking for extra resources regarding strength training or other exercises you can do at home, Moms on the Run Founder and CEO Karissa Johnson shares five quick tips about working out from home on our blog here.
by Karissa Johnson
If this pandemic has taught us anything about what we need to be successful in our fitness goals, it’s that we need to have a plan that we can do at home! On our non-run days, I love to get to the gym to get some strength training in, but I’m thankful that I have the tools to get that workout in at home for the times I just can’t get out of the house.
Working out at home doesn’t have to be complicated or intimidating. Choose simple, effective exercises to become comfortable with and make a part of your regular routine. Here are a few tips to feel confident in your workout at home.