Up & Running is closed.
The next class is coming in January 2024.  Stay tuned for more details!

You want to be a runner. Maybe even run a 5K.

But right now you can’t make it to the end of your driveway.

How the f*ck will you ever become a runner?
I see you. I know you’re frustrated. But I’ve got some good news for you.

You’re not too out of shape. I know you don't exercise in public because you think everyone in your neighborhood is secretly judging you.

You’re not too fat. I know you keep your running goal a secret from your coworkers because you don’t want their pity.

You’re not too old. I know you don’t tell your family you want to start running because you think they’ll laugh at you.

You’re not too slow. I know you don’t make eye contact with anyone at the gym because you’re embarrassed about how you look on the treadmill.

 How do I know? 

Because I was you.

I know what it’s like:

  • To show up to a ‘beginner-friendly’ training group and be left behind after a quarter of a mile.

  • To hear someone cheer you on and wonder if it's only because you’re overweight.

  • To get to week 3 of Couch to 5K and quit because it’s just too hard.

  • When the trainer at the gym doesn’t take you seriously - and gives you a nutrition plan instead of a 5K training plan.

  • To feel like everyone else comes first, and there’s no time left for you.

  • To see all your friends running 5Ks and half marathons and feel left out because you can’t keep up.

I know what it’s like to feel embarrassed, ashamed, frustrated and defeated because you can’t do the things you really want to.

I also know what it’s like to feel confident. To prove everyone wrong. To be a real runner in the body you have right now.
Hi. I’m Jill Angie. I’m 55 years old, I’m fat, and I’m a runner.

I’m also a certified running coach, and I’ve helped thousands of women just like you start running so they can get fit, feel confident, and be proud of what they’ve accomplished.

I don’t teach running like anyone else, because a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for everyone.

I’ve made it my mission in life to help women who have never felt athletic start running safely so they can finish their first 5K and feel unstoppable. 

How do I do that?

By meeting you where you are, and understanding your specific challenges:

Maybe you gained weight and everything hurts - especially your ankles and knees.

Maybe you’re self-conscious about how you look in running gear and you can’t stand the thought of people looking at you while you run.

Maybe you’ve recently lost a bunch of weight and you don’t know where to start.

Maybe you’ve been sedentary for awhile and running feels really hard.

Maybe you're over 50 and you think you're too old to start running.

Maybe you believe you're not athletic and you don't want to embarrass yourself in front of a bunch of strangers.

UP & RUNNING will help you with all of that, and more.
Up & Running is a 30-day online class that will teach you the foundational skills of running in an easy-to-follow progression so that you can start running safely - and feel confident that you’re getting stronger and more badass with every run.
  • Proper running form, breathing, and pacing
  • How to utilize run/walk intervals to run faster and farther

  • How to manage your mindset so you stay motivated and excited about running.

  • What to wear to feel and perform your best.

  • The right stretching exercises to keep your body strong, flexible, and injury-free.

What will you feel like after 30 days?

You’ll be stronger, fitter and amazed at how much you’re capable of.

You’ll start showing up for yourself in a whole new way - making yourself a priority instead of always taking a back seat.

You’ll begin to see what’s possible for you if you keep going - maybe a 5K, maybe a half marathon, who knows!

But the benefits of this program go way beyond becoming a better runner.

More Restful Sleep

 No more sleepless nights. Regular exercise helps you sleep more deeply, which in turn gives you more energy for running (and the rest of your life, too). 

Increased Productivity

 Running gives you energy and clears your mind, so you can show up for your life feeling focused and ready to take on your day. 


 There’s a reason they say running is cheaper than therapy! Getting your sweat on is a proven way to improve your mood and reduce anxiety. 

Better Relationships

 Running is your time. And when you take time for yourself, you feel rejuvenated - which helps you show up for everyone else in your life on a whole new level.  

A Brighter Future

 Running opens up a whole new world, because now you’re someone who’s not afraid to try new things and put herself first. Get excited about your future because now that you’re a runner, the sky is the limit! 

Stronger Bones

 Running is a high-impact, weight bearing exercise, which means it makes your joints and bones stronger. And strong bones mean you’re less likely to break them as you age.  


 When you start doing things you used to think were out of reach
you feel like a total badass. And badasses have swagger. Instead
of worrying about what other people think, they move through life with confidence and self-assurance. Doesn’t that sound like fun? 

Increased Fitness

 Running improves your cardiovascular fitness better
than any other exercise. And a stronger heart and lungs mean that activities of daily living - like running after your kids, or
sprinting to catch a flight -
become much easier. 

Your Knees Will Thank You

 Running doesn’t ruin your knees. Inactivity ruins your knees. With proper form and accompanying strength training, the weight-bearing aspect of running will actually stimulate your joints to become more durable - greatly reducing your chance of knee problems in the future. 

Sounds awesome, right? 

Here are the details:

The next Up & Running class will begin in January 2024.

Stay tuned for more details!

Sorry gents - this program is only open to women. We’ll be addressing a number of women-only issues in the group and I want to keep it a safe space for everyone to share.