Woodbury Moms on the Run is beginning its 11th year with a refreshed spring calendar and race preparations. The fitness group welcomes women and moms at all fitness levels as they learn to incorporate running and fitness into their everyday lives and train for optional races. And it’s not just about fitness. “This group is unbelievable. They are so supportive, so encouraging … and we have had so many great victories and successes. Women who have never run before have run 5Ks, 10Ks and even marathons,” says Kristina Ticknor, owner, head coach and mom of four, who has also served as a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine for 18 years.
After welcoming her second child, Ticknor searched for a mothers’ fitness group where she could find community. “Moms and women need support—people to do life with. I was searching to find a group to not only bond with, but to work out with as well,” she says. Ticknor discovered Moms on the Run and reached out to the CEO of Moms on the Run and purchased the Woodbury franchise.
Woodbury Moms on the Run welcomed the warmer weather with a kickoff event in late April, but those interested in joining can start any time, even in the middle of a class. The group frequently meets at the Woodbury High School track and local parks in the warmer months or at Urban Iron Fitness in the winter, with spring and summer workouts emphasizing interval running and ending with total body strength and flexibility exercises and a quick education session.
For signup information and class schedules, visit momsontherun.com/woodbury.