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Author, endurance athlete, mother, and one of Australia’s most sought after motivational speakers, Turia Pitt, is taking the indomitable spirit, grit and determination that she is known for and channelled it into a new online running program, designed specifically for Mums.

It’s been ten years since Turia was trapped by an out-of-control grassfire during a 100km ultra-marathon in the Australian desert, leaving her with full-thickness burns to 64 percent of her body, Turia has defied almost every expectation placed upon her. Told she would never run again, she not only recovered but went on to compete at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii just five years later.

Now, the mother of two is helping Aussie Mums learn that they too can run, with the launch of her “RUN With Turia” online program, which costs $249, she says has nothing to do with losing weight and everything to do with gaining confidence, fitness, desperately needed ‘me time’ and that unbeatable feeling of accomplishment.

When we asked Turia if anyone, whatever their size, could potentially run, she replied with enthusiasm, “RUN with Turia is 100 percent for any woman of any shape and size – all we ask is whether you’re ready to do something for yourself. If the answer is yes, and you can get yourself into some running shoes, then BOOM – you’re good to go.”

If you’ve ever thought that you could never run, you’re not alone. “I can’t tell you how many of our past program participants have said that they spent their lives thinking “I could never be a runner” and have since proven themselves wrong! We really encourage you to go at your own pace. If you start out only being able to run 10m before you need a walking break, absolutely no dramas. Start where you are. This isn’t about competing with anyone, it’s about following a plan to get you to a goal. And the process will reward you not only with physical fitness but improved mental fortitude, stamina and strength.”

EVERYONE HAS TO START SOMEWHERE

“I know what it’s like to start from the beginning. After my accident, I was told I would never run again. Heck, I had to learn to walk again! So I get it. Running is HARD. But I also know that the plan we’ve put in place works, if you work it!” Turia shared.

Turia also shares that running doesn’t have to be a solo sport, “One of the best things I’ve found with the RUN program is also the incredible sense of community. Once you sign up, you join our private Facebook group and it is so supportive and encouraging. People are leaving their egos at the door and posting about their fears, their runs, their red faces when they’ve finished, their struggles, their triumphs and it’s honestly so inspiring. You only need to check in there to see that there is no “one size” fits all approach when it comes to this program. If you’ve got legs, you can run. I promise!”

  • Turia, you are an inspiration to everyone but I also know I couldn’t run without ending up in hospital. I have degenerative arthritis in my spine and it’s a struggle just to walk and that’s using walking sticks. Good running to everyone who does your program and know that I will be there with you all but only in spirit.

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  • I’ve tried running, too hard on my body. I take long walks and think the benefits are just as good

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  • Shes right in the aspect of exercise. But running isn’t for me. But yes getting out an exercising in a form you enjoy then all else falls into place with what she has said.

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  • Great article. Turia is an inspiration. However running isn’t for everyone. People need to find a type of exercise they enjoy and motivates them

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  • She’s amazing and inspirational. However I fully appreciate I’m not a runner. With a very large bust, very fast power walking is my limit and yes I need to do more of it.

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  • Good on Turia for pursuing her passion.

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  • I hate running! Wish that I enjoyed it but I hate everything about rinbing

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  • A very inspiring woman, but running just isn’t for me.

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  • She is such an inspiring and strong person to go through what she did and continues to do what she loves. I see people outside going for runs all the time and tell myself I should do the same. Unfortunately I just don’t like running and lack that motivation.

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  • What an inspiring lady she is. Endured so much, and yet she still keeps excelling in all aspects of her grateful life. I feel ashamed when I keep complaining so much about my life.

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  • Turia appears to be an excellent motivator and I I have many of her books . She has an incredible strength and is quite inspiring.

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  • Great for inspiration. Bad for long term injury to ankle, knee, and hip joints causing later life invasive surgery unless you are trained by a sports science specialist.

    Better swim or power / fast walk concentrating on gentle heal and toe placement of your feet as you walk. Why do you think we see so many “oldies” using walking aids?

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  • I love her! That’s great advice.

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  • Turia Pitt is amazing, Her resilience demands so much respect. What a woman :)


    • I watched an interview she gave and it really was so inspiring.

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  • Very inspirational and so true- I run every morning and while I complain about the early starts, it just gives you such a feeling of well-being and a great time to think.

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