Get ready San Francisco: we’re hosting another free #GoFitYourself event with Sports Basement and TrackGirlz!
Here are all the need-t0-know details:
Date: Saturday, August 26th
Time: 9am — 11:30am
Where: Sports Basement Berkeley
Capacity: Unlimited. Bring all your friends.
It’s your chance to race an Olympian. At this event, you’ll learn Track and Field inspired movements and proper running mechanics from the TrackGirlz Fitness and Nutrition expert, Jennifer Nash Forrester, Olympian and Founder, Mechelle Lewis Freeman, Olympian Deena Kastor and Olympian Alysia Montano.
It’ll all kick off at Sports Basement Berkeley, and then the group will head out for some sweaty fun and good times.
Post-workout, we’ll head back to the store for a Q&A with these impressively fit ladies who run on the importance of creating a balanced lifestyle, self-care and their approaches to workouts, nutrition and recovery. Recovery refreshments and healthy snacks will be provided by CLIF.
As a bonus: you can enjoy a 20% discount all day long provided by Sports Basement.
A big thank you to Sports Basement, our partners in San Francisco for hosting us at their space! Read more about this quirky local SF sports store and their Presidio location here.
Jennifer Nash Forrester: A native of Sacramento, Ca., Jennifer attended and ran track at the University of Washington. Forrester is a fitness and nutrition specialist who is committed to helping others lead a healthier more active lifestyle. Her unique approach to fitness includes track inspired circuits and other fun dynamics that keep your body guessing and engaged. In 2017 Self Magazine named Jennifer one of the “Top 28 Fitness Pros you Should be Following on Instagram” Her work has been featured in a number of publications including Vogue, Self, Cosmopolitan, and many others. Jennifer is also the owner at Nourish Allyn, a functional training studio and all natural smoothie bar. You can connect and learn more about Jennifer by going to jennifernashforrester.com.
Deena Kastor is an American long-distance runner and ASICS ambassador. She holds American records in the marathon, half-marathon, and numerous road distances. She won the bronze medal in the women’s marathon at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. She is also an eight-time national champion in cross country.
Mechelle Lewis Freeman: A Maryland native, Mechelle Lewis Freeman is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she obtained her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Mass Communications. She was a member of the 2002 Women’s Outdoor Track & Field team who brought the first National Championship in any sport to the university. Mechelle is a track & field 2007 Pan American Double Silver Medalist, 2007 World Champion, and 2008 Olympian. Her events included the 100 meters and the 4×100 meter relay. Off the track, Mechelle turns her focus to TrackGirlz, her company she founded to expose the influential women and girls in track and field in an effort to inspire all women and girls through athleisure apparel, camps, and fitness events. You can learn more about Mechelle and TrackGirlz at trackgirlz.com.
Alysia Montano (née Johnson) (born April 23, 1986) is an American middle distance runner. She is a six-time USA Outdoor champion 2007 (1:59.47), 2010 (1:59.87), 2011 (1:58.33); 2012 (1:59.08); 2013 (1:58.67); 2015 (1:59.15) and the 2015 USA 600m Indoor Champion(1:26.59) She perhaps gained more notoriety for the 2014 race that she did not win. In fact, she finished dead last in the field, running 2:32.13 while 8 months pregnant. She has represented the United States at numerous international championships including the 2012 Olympics. She distinguishes herself by wearing a flower in her hair while running, a personal affectation she adopted to assert her femininity while training with men.
“My life philosophy has been to be bold and courageous” — Alysia Montaño