Currently she operates New Journey Wellness specializing in Boot Camps and continues to coach New Journey Runners: Learn to RUN – for women only running group. She also manages to keep everyone in line and where they need to be as the Registrar Board Member for HaliFAST Athletics Track and Field Club. Although Naté has only been running for five years she has managed to cross the finish line in nearly 100 road races and fun runs to date.
Naté is also a coach with the confidence boosting Girls Gone Gazelle Running Club, the heart of Sole Sisters Women’s Race Series. She is an advocate for all women. Along her journey Naté is continually dedicated to helping women and girls achieve their healthy lifestyles, her motto: “Healthy living is not easy, but aren’t you worth it?”
After starting to learn how to run and completing four races, life got in the way and took her off the track. She refocused in 2014 and kept a blog to inspire and entertain us!
Each year she trains for Sole Sisters and will be the first to admit to you – it’s not easy. As an Ambassador and an ambassador coordinator, Sarah will be at the Socials, online and at the race, for YOU! Run/Walk with her, ask her questions, ask her for support.
She wants to help you get on track and have the BEST TIME EVER!
She works for a non-profit by day and when she does run, she prefers to hit the road over the treadmill and will stop for a dance break if the right song comes on.
Never having run before she did a race in 2013 without doing any training at all (something that she strongly discourages now). But at the end of that race, having met wonderful people that she is still friends with today and receiving a big shiny medal, she was hooked!
She credits Sole Sisters Women’s Race Series with saving her life.
She is the first to admit that she loves her bling and has traveled to Nashville and Bermuda to get the coolest medals. She believes that anybody can change their life, they just have to want to. Encouraging women to take control of their health is something she strives to do everyday!
The running “bug” stuck the day she ran her first race and saw the look of pride on the faces of her husband and two young daughters. Even more heartwarming was when her daughter told her, “Mom, you’re awesome!” After that day, she signed up for multiple races and this year will be participating in seven in total, two of which are the Sole Sisters Women’s Race Series event.
Amy’s gentle touch but exuberant personality and stubbornness will undoubtedly help any beginner overcome their fears and reservations!
Amy is a role model to her daughters and hopes to quickly become a cheerleader to you as you begin your journey of improving your walking/running skills!
When not running, she can be found at either of her two jobs, or involved in some committee within Eastern Passage, her hometown. When she does have down time, she can usually be found around her yard with her flock of pet ducks in tow!
In 2013, a friend asked if she would take her place in the Bluenose Marathon 5K. She enjoyed the walk, and haven’t looked back since! Her 2017 goal is to improve her running skills along side fellow Sole Sisters!
Sole Sisters is important to her because supporting and empowering women and young girls makes such a big difference. As a mom of two kids, one of whom is a girl, Joanne wants her kids to grow up strong, fit, and confident. What better way to do that than to lead by example? Come run with us and be a Sole Sister for life!
Donna now shares her story with others and helps get other women walking and trying a program of their own making, be it a gym or made up program at home.When she discovered Sole Sisters she was hooked! Sole Sisters helped her heal more than she can say. So she now feels its time to give back.
Feeling like a new person she decided to go one step further; a friend mentioned a good place to start was Sole Sister’s Women Races. With great hesitation and plenty of support from her awesome husband she signed up for the June 11 2016 race. Being self conscious of her ability, she started going to the Sole Sister Socials for encouragement. These ladies were AWESOME! After that race she was hooked! Now with even more confidence she has completed many races in the past year.
Rhonda hopes to be a beacon for those who feel that something is holding them back, and pay it forward the support she received from ‘Sole Sisters’. She wants you to ‘Be your BIGGEST Competitor, Challenge yourself each day to be better than you were YESTERDAY! … and most importantly, to know that you are not alone’.
Denise proudly points out that she is running faster now in her late 40s than she ever did in her 20s!