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Missed this opportunity? 
Check out Learn to Run Bend,
an in-person women's training group starting on 9/9/23...
contact me directly for options tailored to YOU!

Gain the running foundation and mindset mastery

that will get you moving and motivated

to finish your first 5K by the end of the summer!

Ready, Set, RUN is your Summer Fitness Solution!

This beginner-level women's 8-week virtual training group will give you the flexibility, education, accountability, and community you need to succeed as a beginning runner. 

We'll meet live online once a week to cover running and mindset topics...

You do your prescribed workouts at times convenient for YOU...

Access the recorded sessions and additional video content

whenever you like...

Enjoy quick answers to your questions from your experienced coach!

To say this changed my life might be a tad dramatic but honestly, it did! Today is Monday, and I am sucked back into my normal day of work, kids, etc but I am looking forward to doing my run later today! Learning to make my runs a priority for ME!! - that is golden!

Summer is a great time

to learn to run and train for your first 5k -

but how can you possibly fit it in around

ALL your summer activities?!

This is how it works!  You'll get:

  • A 15 minute 1-on-1 kick-off call with your coach

  • An 8 week training plan that will take you from not running at all to comfortably running a 5K!

  • Weekly, 60 minute LIVE Zoom sessions on Wednesday evenings at 5:30PM PDT - bring your fave evening beverage!

  • Wednesday sessions include foundational running clinics on breathing, running form, gear, warm ups, injury prevention, and...

  • Mindset strategies that unearth and strengthen your motivation to move

  • Biweekly LIVE Office Hours

  • All sessions are recorded - listen when you can, around your busy summer schedule!

  • Weekly on-demand video content covering key concepts

  • A private Slack group for community support, accountability, and silliness

  • Responsive coach contact via Slack direct message

  • An all-women class in which no running topic relevant to women is off limits!

  • An inclusive, upbeat environment informed by concepts of Health at Every Size, body positivity, and joyful and intuitive movement

  • 20 participant maximum

Hi, I'm your coach!

My name is Michelle Poirot, and I'm an RRCA-certified running coach and Duke University-certified health coach.

I'd been coaching beginner runners for years when I added the potent magic of mindset and motivation science into the mix.


I'm passionate about empowering women through movement and I absolutely love watching runners finish their first 5K!

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