Hi there,

My name is Maree.

I am 42 years old, Personal Trainer, Running coach, Event Reviewer, Interviewer, Pilates instructor, Event owner and Manager, Blogger, Mother, Wifey, Ultra runner and Entrepreneur.

A Little Of My Story

Six years ago I was 35kgs heavier.

I had just had my baby girl Amelia and through the years of trying for her unfortunately I went through having 2 stillborn babies and a little girl named Katie who passed away at 6 weeks old.

So after a successful birth with Amelia I was at a very unhealthy weight for my frame. Because of the years of absolute devastation of our losses I had gained weight and lost myself in the process.

I wanted to turn my life around and I knew the only way to do it was find something that shifted my weight, something extreme. And I found out that thing was running!

I taught myself to lamp post run (never run before in my life) and from there on built up to doing my first 6k to now 60k event.

The process was long and tough especially carrying so much weight at first. But from the running came good eating habits and my results progressed. I met some amazing people along the way that inspired me and pushed me out the door to train for these massive goals. I finally found myself again and a passion for running, giving my body the attention it deserves and achieving some pretty awesome goals along the way.

In the 6 years I have taught myself to run long distance, trained to become a Pilates Instructor, Coached running and trained to be a Personal Trainer. I was also SO lucky to have been a Guide for Achilles NZ team 2016 and travelled to New York for this epic bucket list Marathon. I have an massive interest in helping women like me do what they can for their health. Even though my goal was to lose weight I gained so much more from the process. A real understanding of my body and how it reacts to certain exercise not just running. What it takes mentally to pull through these tough events not to mention the amount of commitment needed for the long arduous training sessions.

I can confirm that for me the mental toughness and growth is by far the best gain I have received through my running.

I feel blessed that I can go forward and offer my knowledge of not only running but personal stories, tips and tricks I have learnt along the way.

Its tough as women to balance everything in life especially when you add running and training into your life. So I came up with Go Run Girls to help guide you through and I really hope you pick up something to use in your life and running.

I know we all have our own stories and I am so happy to share my journey with you, going through my darkest time and using it as my motivation plays such a big part in who I am today.

Now I am in the spot light proving to all you girls that anyone can take on the challenge even if running is just to keep you fit.

SO MY MESSAGE TO YOU….

is to stay strong, give yourself the attention you deserve
and the benefits will come in more ways than one.

Happy running girls x

Coach Maree.