Hey there! My name is January Pugh, and I am a highly dedicated, RRCA Certified Run Coach with over 11 years of Health Coaching experience. As the founder and owner of All Things January, LLC, I have cultivated an extensive professional background involving running, wellness, health, and nutrition, and made it my mission to help others succeed with their goals and unearth their full potential.
As an avid runner based in Atlanta, my story started in high school when I signed up for the track and field/cross country team. I quickly discovered that running was a sport that provided me with an outlet, allowing me to relax while also challenging me mentally and physically. Though I stopped running for a bit, I ultimately returned back to it 20 years later and have, to date, completed numerous 5k's, 10k's, 15k's, Half Marathons and Marathons. Furthermore, I have over a decade of experience as a Health Coach and Consultant at Precision Health, am a graduate of Creighton School of Law, a proud UCLA Bruin, and of course, a passionate RRCA Certified Run Coach.
Whether it be running for fitness, fun, or to compete, nothing makes me happier than being a valuable resource for others to overcome barriers, capitalize on their strengths, and build the confidence necessary to thrive. Overall, I have a true passion for my career and demonstrate my devotion by providing excellent coaching services, which can give you the peace of mind that you are in the best hands to live the most fulfilled, happiest, and healthiest life that you deserve. In the end, you already have what it takes within you to achieve short/long-term fitness and performance goals, and I am here to help surface that so you can finally see it for yourself! LET'S PLAN, FOCUS, EXECUTE AND ACHIEVE!
CERTIFICATIONS: I am certified to coach adult runners through the Road Runners Club of America. CPR/AED/First- Aid Certified. Nutritionists on my team are certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
SPECIALIZATIONS: Beginner to Intermediate Runners | Road Running 5k to Marathon | Online Coaching | In-person Coaching | Strength and Conditioning | Cross Training | Running Technique | Nutrition Advice
COACHING PHILOSOPHY: My goal when working with athletes of all levels is to create routines, maintain consistency, build a strong and robust aerobic base coupled with strategic intensity workouts to help them meet individual goals all with minimal risk of injury. I act as a sounding board and a source of support while providing efficient training to build mileage safely. I approach coaching with with a sense of balance in mind: keeping the running journey both challenging and fun while accomplishing the athlete's objectives.
FUN FACTS: Favorite Pieces of Gear: Garmin Forerunner 955S, On Cloudmonster & Cloudsurfer Shoes, goodr sunglasses Proudest Running Moment: 1st Marathon - 2018 Publix Marathon, Atlanta, GA Favorite Race to Run: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race (10k) Most Impactful Coaching Project: Active Resolute Connected's "Stride to Thrive" program supporting women in their cancer journey with an opportunity to be empowered in mind, body and spirit through running. Current Book Recommendations: "Choosing to Run" by Des Linden & "26 Marathons" by Meb Keflezighi Marathon Goals: To run all 6 World Marathon Majors "The Six Star Journey" (Completed: New York 2021, Chicago 2021, Berlin 2022, Tokyo 2023, London 2023) (Remaining: Boston Marathon 2024) Current Abbott World Marathon Major status: 5 Stars ★★★★★ Recent Marathons Completed: Tokyo 2023, London 2023 Upcoming Marathons: St. Jude Marathon 2023, Boston Marathon 2024(Official Charity to be announced in September/October 2023)