by Dennis Dalman
Fitness, fun and friendship are the three key words in Tami Huberty’s new business called Moms on the Run.
The Sartell mother of three will launch her program from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, April 27 on the grounds of the Bernick’s Arena in Sartell.
Moms on the Run is a running activity for women ages 18 and up. Its members, depending on the options they choose, meet each Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and/or each Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. at Bernick’s Arena.
Moms on the Run is a franchise business. The parent company began in Forest Lake a few years ago. Huberty, the head coach and owner of the St. Cloud area franchise, decided to start her business when it became apparent there was nothing in the area similar to the now more than 30 Moms on the Run franchises in the Twin Cities area. She’d participated in those activities but decided she did not want to drive that far so often.
Huberty has been running recreationally since her college days. In recent years, she and her husband, Joseph, began to take running more seriously and ran many events, mostly 5ks (but some 7ks and 10ks) in cities throughout Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, Nisswa, Marshall and St. Cloud.
Moms on the Run is designed as a program ideal for beginning runners. It’s not a rigorous running program. The first class begins with a walk, and gradually the women start to jog. There is a proper way to walk and to run, which is taught during the course. It’s also non-competitive and stresses the fun factor, friendship, fitness without exhausting workouts, as well as making social connections, networking and busy working moms able to compare notes, so to speak. Children are also welcome to come along with their mothers.
“Moms on the Run is a great way to meet new people,” Huberty said. “Women can become happier, less depressive and have more energy all through the day.”
Huberty is a nurse practitioner for VirtuWell, an online clinic offered through HealthPartners. She and her husband have three children: Dalten, 9; Callum, 5; and Ada, 2.
To find out more about Moms on the Run, its fee schedules and options and to register, go to momsontherun.com. Then go to the tab labeled “Location,” choose “Minnesota,” then choose “St. Cloud.” That will link up to Huberty’s website.