Up & Running is a movement. A mantra. And a belief.
It’s a portal to exhilarating growth & transformation — the kind that happens when you get off the couch, out of your head, and back into your body.
We offer e-courses for super-new and seasoned runners tackling 5K, 10K, and half-marathon runs — and training guides to keep the momentum rolling, between races. We’ve got a vibrant members forum for our e-course rockstars. Free wisdom, on our blog. And a big mission to fulfill — one million women, Up & Running.
Whether you’re in Australia or Antarctica — and whether you’re a size 2 or a size 26 — our practical & passionate programs will get you on your feet, out the door, and into the world.
Just trust us. You’ll see.
Meet Your Makers
Up & Running was created by expert Running Coach Julia Jones (an American in Italy) and Community Director Shauna Reid (an Australian in Scotland).
Our virtual friendship began in 2001 when Shauna posted her now-infamous Things To Do When I’m Skinny list on her blog, The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl. #1 on the round-up of skinny-activities? “RUN!”
Julia (a big-time blog-fan & admirer) convinced Shauna that she didn’t need to be “skinny” to start running, and nudged a reluctant Shauna into her first 5K training program.
Shauna said YES. Then what-the-eff-have-I-done. Then sweet-Jesus-I’ve-DONE-it!
A decade of emails, virtual coaching calls and platonic love notes later, Julia pitched Shauna a bold new idea: an online coaching website for women who want to transform their bodies, and take their lives to a gorgeous new level. Long-distance running meets personal development, with e-courses & goodies & forums, galore!
Shauna said YES. Then no-thank-you-just-kidding. Then swung back, with a resounding LET’S DO THIS!
We met in person for the very first time in January of 2011. Up & Running was born a month later. Since then, we’ve helped hundreds of women run, walk, skip and sprint over all kinds of finish lines — building not only strong bodies, but self-worth & courage.
Not bad for two ladies, a pair of laptops, and a dream.