Co-Founded The Run Experience with Nate and has been a long time endurance athlete and entrepreneur. He ran Division I Track and Field (specializing in the 3000m Steeplechase) and Cross Country at Rice University in Houston. He has run most of the large US marathons, including 3 Boston marathons and completed his first Ironman triathlon in 10:51:51. He continues to train and stay active in San Francisco, where he enjoys biking, running, lifting and playing the guitar.
Co-Founded The Run Experience with the goal of reaching a broader audience of runners and outdoor enthusiasts who want to be able to run and enjoy the outdoors and remain injury-free. He has helped athletes finish their first races, conquer new distances, overcome pre-existing injuries, set new PRs, reach the podium, and qualify for national and world level events. Nate Helming is based in San Francisco and in addition to coaching runners and triathletes of all levels, he trains Olympic level cyclists, professional triathletes, elite mountain bikers, and national-level ultra runners on strength and mobility. Nate has traveled around the world to speak about better strength training for endurance athletes, and regularly publishes videos and articles on how runners can do it better! You can visit him in person in San Francisco for one of his classes or one-on-one sessions.
Certifications: USA Triathlon I, CPR/First Aide, Cross Fit I, CrossFit Mobility, CrossFit Endurance, Carl Paoli’s Free Style connections.
Holly is a personal fitness trainer and professional contemporary ballet dancer in San Francisco, CA. Though originally from Northern Virginia, for her undergrad Holly chose Utah (go Utes!) for its renowned BFA Ballet Performance program. During her time there she discovered Utah’s unparalleled hiking and running trails, she had become an avid trail runner by the time she’d left.
Holly’s latest pursuits in the personal training industry have been some of the most rewarding yet. She believes that anyone is capable of change. Self motivation and the ability to work hard can be taught and procured with consistent direction and accountability. When she isn’t in rehearsal or performing, in the gym with or without her clients, she’s without a doubt running up any trail she can find…just as long as there’s a view of the Golden Gate Bridge 🙂
Holly is always excited to meet and work with new athletes of all abilities! Shoot her a message if you’re in the Bay Area and looking to amp up your running 1-on-1!
Originally from San Diego but living in Alaska since 1985, Edward brings a new enthusiasm to The Run Experience. Having started running in his early 50s, he literally has found his stride as a runner over the past few years.
His new-found passion for running and coaching gave him an opportunity to find and then integrate the TRE running, mobility and strength tools into his own 2019 Boston Marathon qualifying training.
As both a geek and a nerd, his love of learning, science, engineering, and analysis has brought him here. He knows he has a lot to learn and a lot to contribute and is looking forward to a long tenure with TRE, where he hopes to be able to give back to the TRE community in full measure for what he’s personally gained.
Morgan caught the running bug at a young age, competing in events like the 400m hurdles and pole vault from middle school all the way through her freshman year of college at SUNY Fredonia. When Morgan decided she wanted to study exercise science, she knew that she wanted to not only increase her own running abilities but to also use her knowledge in the sport to help others find the joy in healthy running. 😊
Morgan has recently entered the ultrarunning world since moving to the Bay Area. It has made her fall in love with running all over again. If you are in the area she would love to show you some of her favorite trail in the Marin Headlands.
Morgan has her sights set on running the 6 major marathons: NYC, Chicago, Boston, Berlin, London, and Tokyo. In 2019 she will get her first chance when she competes at the Boston Marathon.
Melissa was born, raised, and still resides in Southern California. She started her running journey at the age of 50 to support her husband who wanted to run a 5k. She took spin classes and hiked but, she did not run at all prior to starting the journey with her husband. Not ever!!!.
For Melissa, running was different. It hurt and felt good at the same time. Melissa was hooked after her first 5k race. She has gone on to run several 5ks, 10ks, half-marathons, and a couple of Ragnars.
Melissa’s bucket list goal is to run a race in every state. Melissa stumbled upon TRE when searching for an online half marathon training program. She says she loved the personal guidance from the coaches and the support of the community. She never felt like she was training alone. The strength, mobility, and support of TRE has helped her work through several injuries. This has allowed her to use her experiences and wisdom with others. Her favorite part of coaching is helping other runners reach their goals and be the best they can be.
When not running, Melissa likes to travel, spin, hike, cook, and spend time with her family.
Andrew is a Certified Personal Trainer and Professional Coach. A keen sportsman throughout his younger years and still playing football (sorry Soccer!), Rugby, and Golf as well as competitively throwing Javelin. He was never a runner.
English born but Australian through choice these last 9 years. Having chosen to leave the big corporate life he now runs his own Coaching and Fitness business in Perth, Western Australia pursuing his true passion; helping others achieve things they never dreamt possible.
With a history of two knee and two hip operations whilst preventing spinal surgery for a large posterior herniation through rehabilitation and patience, it is no wonder Andrew first found TRE for Injury Prevention over 5 years ago now! He also, therefore, understands all too well the frustration and challenge that injury brings. Joining as a member, becoming a Captain, and then joining the Coaching team to do what he loves and feels compelled to do which is to “give back”.
Falling into running when he could not even run a mile around his block back in Shropshire, UK; the result of putting his career ahead of his own health led to him tipping the scales at 271lbs/126kg. Andrew’s epiphany of being a better version of himself for his young son kickstarted his pursuit of health and fitness. In doing so he quickly developed an appreciation for the escape and release that
running can provide for our mental health and the daily grind.
Trails are where Andrew is happiest. Away from the noise and buzz of daily life simply enjoying the serenity that nature brings. It was only through the cajoling of friends after a 25km trail race in Jarrahdale, WA that Andrew ran his first marathon back in 2016. Now a healthier and happier 187lbs/85kg, having now racked up innumerable ultra-marathons, multi-day Ultra races, both in Perth and Melbourne, it is safe to say that Andrew prefers his races long, gravelly, and in nature.
Whilst trails are his true love, having run the New York and Berlin marathons, he would love to run a few more of the majors; notably Boston, London, and Chicago. The ultimate goal is to tick off his 100 miler, however, this is now more sensibly managed with his long term health and recovery from surgeries.
Follow Andrew on:
Instagram @ true_brit_down_under
Liz is a Certified Personal Trainer based in Central Massachusetts who hopes to help others build a love for running, fitness, and overall love for the human body. She is also a Certified Spartan SGX Coach as well as a Certified Movement and Mobility Specialist.
Liz started running and weightlifting in high school but, In her early 20s, she stopped in order to focus on her job and developed anxiety, depression, and gained almost 20 lbs. After finding a new job she revisited running and strength training.
After an accidental 10 miler, she signed up for her 1st race ever, a 10K race in September 2010 – Run to the Rock in Plymouth, MA – and finished in 50:43 loving every minute of it! This ignited her love for pushing her body and the “Run Love” seed.
She has since raced in numerous distances such as 5Ks, a few 10Ks, Half Marathons, a Trail Marathon, and a 50K Trail Ultra Marathon. She has also raced in numerous Obstacle Course Races such as the Warrior Dash, numerous Spartan Sprints (5 miles 20 Obstacles), Spartan Supers (8+ miles 25 Obstacles), 1 Spartan Beast (13+ miles 30 Obstacles), Sprint Triathlons, Ragnar Relay Trail Races and a 2nd Place overall female win in a local Mini Triathlon.
Through the years she has battled IT Band syndrome, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis. It wasn’t until finding The Run Experience, applying the mobility, strength, running drills, and use of their YouTube videos, that she was able to move through and heal these ailments. This, ultimately, rekindled her love for distance. She has utilized The Run Experience Beginning Runner Program, 30 Day Challenge, 5K, Running Strength, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon programs to complete a 50K.
When not working, Liz can be found romping around her local trails with her trusty dogs, Gator and Shiah, and hiking with her husband and daughter.
Nora dog is our fearless mascot, who accompanies us in the office, on filming days and of course on runs. 🙂
Berns for short. She is a Digital Marketing specialist and author of A Holistic Approach to Dog Health. She loves dogs and nature.
Berns has been on her own weight loss journey which, she battled being overweight for years. She weighed 62kg (136.6lbs) for several years and she finally found the secret to losing weight. Staying active and eating clean foods. She is now weighing about 51.5kg (113.5lbs) through her hard work!
Berns loves doing fun runs to support causes. She is a person who believes in “paying it forward” and because of that belief, she supports young women who are less privileged by donating money to help pay for their education. Her reward is seeing them graduate, land a decent job, and in turn, be able to help THEIR families. She wants to instill hope for these kids who have lost hope in finding better lives for themselves and their families, teach them how to survive, and hopefully, they will continue the chain of hope.
Berns was a victim of domestic abuse but has found the courage to get out of that relationship and is actively helping the community in her own way through this newfound strength. She is also a member of Toastmasters International since April of 2017.
She is thankful to have found The Run Experience as her work with us provides her the means to help her cause even in small ways. Every Christmas, her family celebrates the tradition of giving something to the poor. Even if she is away from her family this Christmas due to the COVID pandemic, she is still able to continue that tradition from where she is residing. TRE made it possible for her to continue her tradition every Christmas and also continue her goals of helping teens have a better education.
Stephanie was born and raised in the town of Cebu, Philippines. She is a savvy digital marketer who’s been helping a few clients for more than a decade and feels blessed to be part of the support crew on the TRE Team.
When she is not working she’s either on Pinterest (Pinteresting), playing with her kids, or gardening. Due to the recent COVID pandemic, she has unleashed her inner teacher by taking over the teacher role in her household and homeschooling her children.
If not online, you can also find her spending quality time with her family on the beach. She loves spontaneous adventure with the family and they all love the jungle too!
“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Chris McCandless
Jeff Loope is a photographer and video editor living in Virginia. Jeff’s work has been displayed in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, London, and Budapest. His fine art photographs also hang in the private collections of many top cigar makers including Carlito Fuente, Pepin Garcia, Jorge Padron, Rocky Patel, William Paley, and Glen Case. In 2015, Jeff’s work was included in the publication, “Rich Community: An Anthology of Appalachian Photographers”.
Originally from Washington State, Jessica currently lives in North San Diego County. After many years of nondescript back pain with seemingly no solution, Jessica stumbled across TRE and decided to give it a shot. The combination of strength training and mobility work alongside running has made all the difference, and has resulted in a healthy, injury free runner!
Though she started with a few road marathons, Jessica soon transitioned to the trail and never looked back. Most often accompanied by her dog sidekicks on training runs, Jessica gravitates toward the ultra distances for races. She’s not fast, but she’s got endurance for days!
When not running, Jessica spends time cooking vegetarian meals, reading, and working in her garden.