I’m Aly, the Owner and Coach for Motivational Movement. I think it is important that I give you a small glimpse of who I am and an explanation of “why” Motivational Movement exists.
I started my fitness journey when I was three…well, at least that is when I ran my first 5k. I ran throughout my Junior High and High School years. Off to college I decided to get in the boxing ring, but quickly turned back to running after a year of learning I couldn’t dodge a punch. After my first child I started to compete in Xterra Off-Road Triathlons….in which I was highly competitive, usually winning my age group and gaining edge on the Pro’s.
I have raced many areas around the globe: Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Washington D.C., Virginia, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, California, Utah, Wyoming, Illinois, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, and Japan.
Soon after having my first child I began my career as a Fitness Trainer. I was hired on at several military bases to train military members that needed help to pass their fitness tests. After a handful of years doing this I have since left the military sector and have trained thousands of civilians. I have worked with those ranging from the beginner level to the very competitive. I have been training others now for over 13 years. I LOVE helping others find their way with fitness, reach goals they never thought possible, watch energy levels raise and attitudes turn towards the positive.
Training others is a choice that I know I will always pursue to carry out in one fashion or another BUT it is not my ultimate “love”. The reason I breathe…. what makes me smile and glow from head to toe (besides my kids, of course) is running. I cannot live without running. It is my “why”.
So, "why" Motivational Movement?
Getting to hear the crruunnnchhhh sound of fallen leaves- Aspen, Hickory, Baobab...they all sound different.
The smell of running next to the Potomac in Washington D.C. an almost dense smell compared to the softness of Schultz Creek trails in Flagstaff, AZ.
The sun rising up and breathing life into the new day in the Tetons will make you feel unstoppable versus the cafe's and cobblestone roads in parts of Sicily that draw you to stop and just breathe!
The way people connect, act, move about depending on which country/city/town they are from varies widely, remarkably, and interestingly.
I would happily spend all my free time running new trails, in new places, with unique and fun "run loving" people.
So, let’s do it! Come run with me! I will do all the dirty work: find the location, find the trails, check the weather, make the bookings, clean up, let you know what you need to pack, learn what sights need to be visited, and call the local run groups to find the BEST running area’s (yes I’ve pointed that out twice…but that’s important). We’ll make it competitive, you’ll create awesome ever lasting friendships, run some of the best trails in the world, and chase down your very own pFKT on a superb trail.
Come run with me! Let’s Run Everywhere!
30+ years of running (18:48 5k, 40:21 10k, Ultra's, 1/2's, Mud Runs, Mountain Climbs, Tri's, Duathlons, Etc.)
4+ years Travel Guide
5+ years traveling and racing around the world
12+ years of Personal Training (ACE Certified)
4+ years Corrective Exercise Specialist
Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness
3+ years Running Coach (RRCA Certified and UESCA Running Coach and Ultrarunning Coach Certified)