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.
She used to be active but recognizes that over time, finding a work and life balance can be challenging. She decided to put a focus on her health and running his helping her achieve that goal. She loves encouraging other runners to take that first step and loves hearing each person’s success story and challenges. She even convinced her stepmother to start running at the age of 65!
She enjoys volunteering with Sole Sisters on race day and has not missed one event since her first race.
Joining a women’s running club and attending the Sole Sisters socials have continued to inspire and encourage Megan to learn to love to run. Megan is a proud “Back Of The Pack” runner and has run many 5kms, several 10kms and completed her first half marathon last October. Megan wants to help encourage other women to get started running – You don’t have to be fast to call yourself a runner!
Emme is thrilled to be a youth ambassador with Sole Sisters. She believes girls can do incredible things and hopes to inspire them. Emme loves the positive atmosphere at Sole Sisters’ events and can’t wait to cheer you on!
Erin started in Sport at a young, swimming, playing basketball and rugby. After 13 years away from sports, Erin rediscovered her love of being active. When she was told “there’s no way you could do a triathlon”, she took that doubt as a challenge and made it a reality.
11 years later, Erin has completed over 30 triathlons, went to 3 (soon 4) ITU world championships on team Canada and has accompanied 6 junior athletes to the 2017 summer Canada Games. Running has always been a part of what she does, however After being diagnosed with a degenerative syndrome, Erin has re-focused her life to coaching and inspiring others to find their inner runner/athlete.
Erin had been an active volunteer for all of the Sole Sister’s races and is super excited to be one of the 2018 ambassadors.
Denise returned to running in 2005 after a 15-year hiatus. After joining a friend at work for three mile runs during lunch (which she says she struggled through) they decided to do a marathon. Well Denise won her very first marathon and was hooked – and with lots of training and dedication Denise even managed to come in 11th overall female at the 2008 Boston Marathon racing as an ELITE!
Denise proudly points out that she is running faster now in her late 40s than she ever did in her 20s!
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 a 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.
Crystal did it with the support of so many friends and family, some of whom came from Toronto to join her in attaining her goal! She’s done the race every year since then & has also added some other races along the way too. This past August marked 10 years since that debilitating penicillin reaction and she decided to take control of her health by signing up for some yoga classes which she enjoys very much. When the opportunity arose to apply for Sole Sister Ambassador, Crystal felt like it was the right time to take the next step in improving her own health and helping to encourage others to do the same and have fun while doing so. She says she’ll never be the fastest walker on the race course, but if she can walk 5k, anybody can and she will do her best to inspire others to get out there and join the Sole Sisters family.