Inspirational Women in Fitness
Join Coach Stephanie of the WOW Team as she brings you an exciting addition to women’s fitness.
The Fit Women Series, From Couch to Accomplished, offers in-person and virtual conversations with women who have made fitness their business and/or their lifestyle.
Meet Loretta Green-Williams on July 18 in Walnut Creek
At 58 Loretta is just getting up to speed.
“Lo” recently came in second in her age category for 100m and 200m sprints at the California Senior Games for the Senior Olympics and is headed to the finals! She is a certified Special Olympic Track and Field Coach with previous positions at LA Fitness, 24-Hour Fitness, and Club One Fitness Centers and has constructed fitness programs with the New York Female State Police, and US military.
She is founder of OFAAFO Holistic and Fitness Programs ™ that conducts nutritional research, health and fitness programs, such as Dancin Tru’ Culcha: Intercultural Communication Through ‘Afro-Caribbean Dance’ and ‘OOO Girl Walk’n Programs. As an Asana Yoga Instructor “LO” has presented her unique style of “Chair Yoga” training.
Lo is founder of Women of Concern Professionals & Strategic Conscious Networking, and Women of African Diaspora Griots. She created and produces Sumatra: The bold, strong & smooth blog talk radio show (www.blogtalkradio.com/Sumatra).
Like all of our inspirational speakers Loretta has overcome obstacles such as the death of a daughter along with other challenges in life. She has met those challenges and found a place in running to push herself and strive toward the best with purpose, dedication, and commitment. Come and hear her story.
July 18 – August 22 – Details on our Speakers’ Series Continue
From world class racers to fitness experts in nutrition, Chi Running, psychology, injury prevention, to women who started running after fifty (or have run for most of fifty years!), this series offers insight into the women who have overcome obstacles and chosen to make good health an integral part of their lifestyle. Each woman will share a segment of her own personal struggle and where she is now with fitness in her life. Finally each will offer tips and tricks to help us in our pursuit of a fit lifestyle.
Come meet these women and hear their stories at our Wed workouts starting June 20. Locations alternate between Walnut Creek and Piedmont. Their talks will come right before our clinic each week on improved running, just for us women. Be there on time. This is an honor and a gift to have them present their stories.
All are welcome! The talks are free*
July and August Speakers
July 18, Walnut Creek – Loretta Green Williams, 58 qualified this year at Stanford for the National Senior Olympic Games in the 100m. We can’t let age hold us back!
July 25, Piedmont – Rosalia Mariz, a traditional naturopath, originally from Tijuana, Mexico. Rosalia studied at UC Berkeley and at Trinity College of Natural Health.
August 1, Walnut Creek – Lucretia Ausse will talk about Chi Running and Walking
August 8, Piedmont – Dr. Sandy Baird, Specializing in ART (Active Release Therapy) and already treating several WOW Members. Sandy will share how she moved from civil engineering at UC Berkeley to chiropractic, currently with Innersport Chiropractic in Berkeley.
August 15, Walnut Creek, TBA
August 22, Piedmont – Dr. Michelle Cleere, PhD, will share her journey from an obese childhood to an accomplished athlete and skilled sports psychologist and motivator. Changing the way she thought, changed her life and Michelle explains “Perhaps you think there’s something special about me and that you can’t do the same. I can tell you that’s not true.” Come and listen to Michelle’s story and her commitment to help people change the way they think. With the right guidance and support, all of us can do it. Mental Training Elite Performers, Web/blog: www.drmichellecleere.com
*Your first workout with WOW is complimentary and all talks are free. After that, if you wish to participate in the track clinics or join WOW there is a fee. Please join us on meetup at www.meetup.com/gowowteam or view our web site at www.GoWOWTeam.com for more information and to RSVP. Thank you. Go WOW Team!
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San Jose Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Oct 4
Humboldt Redwoods Half Marathon Oct 21
Walk Your First Marathon
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