Up & Running is more than a workout…
It’s a portal to amazing growth and transformation — the kind that happens when you get off the couch, out of your head, and back into your body. And it’s not just for the skinny, the svelte or the superhuman… it’s for YOU!
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 coach marathoners and help exercise beginners get Up & Moving. We’ve got a vibrant members forum for our e-course rockstars. Plus free wisdom, on our blog.
Whether you’re in Australia or Antarctica — and whether you’re a size 2 or a size 26 — our practical and passionate programmes 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).
Julia (a big-time reader and admirer) convinced Shauna that she didn’t need to be “skinny” to start running, and nudged a reluctant Shauna into her first 5K training programme.
Shauna said YES. Then what-the-eff-have-I-done. Then sweet-Jesus-I’ve-DONE-it!
A decade of emails 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 new level. Long-distance running meets personal development, with e-courses and goodies and 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 and courage.
Not bad for two ladies, a pair of laptops, and a dream.