When Molly Thorson’s alarm goes off at 4:45 a.m., hitting snooze is not an option. Three days a week, she coaches a 5:30 sunrise bootcamp class with Rochester Moms on the Run. Crazy? Maybe. Dedicated? Certainly. That’s why Molly is September’s Most Inspiring Member of the Month.
Nominated by Rochester co-owner Cosette Nasiedlak, Molly is in her fourth year coaching MOTR moms. “It takes a dedicated, inspiring and caring person to encourage 5:30 a.m. workouts,” explains Cosy. “Molly continues to introduce new moves and workouts to keep things fresh and work new muscles. I consistently hear from members how great they feel after her workouts.”
Molly says what keeps her motivated are the women she has the opportunity to help and how great she feels the rest of the day. “We love starting our day outside, watching the sun rise. It’s like filling our cup with friends, conversation, advice, and good workouts. When I get home my family is just getting up for the day and I can check my workout off my list. If it doesn’t happen at 5:30 in the morning, it doesn’t happen.”
The rest of Molly’s day is filled juggling family life as a wife to John, mom to Max, Norah and Ruby (ages 10, 8 and 6), and working full time as director of training and development for United Healthcare. Her career is centered on helping others achieve their best, which matches her goal in coaching Moms on the Run, as well.
According to her regular participants, Molly's philosophy works. “Thanks for leading such a great workout! Definitely started my day off right!” and "516 calories burned for me!! Love it and coffee's gone already...maybe 2?" Added another: “My favorite workout ever!”