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Moninder Bhogal(Mo)

Coach

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"Why blend in when you were born to stand out"

Mo(ninder) is an RRCA Certified Running Coach and his journey to running could be summarized in three words “ICU to Marathon''. Mo is a highly optimist, passionate, energetic and fun-loving individual with a firm belief in Healthy Lifestyle. His Mantra and belief system is “Find your WHY (Motivation)? – If you find a single reason to make it happen rather than finding 99 excuses not to, everything else will fall in place” . Mo has found his - which is not to be confined in the boundary of his backyard and feel pitiable by friends and family”

Mo lives in South Brunswick, NJ and is blessed with a very talented and wonderful wife (Sujata), a beautiful daughter (Aditi) and a handsome boy (Angad). Mo loves music, food and traveling and does Karaoke singing with Sujata for relieving stress and feeling good.

Mo works as a Global Head of Cloud Practice with GlobalLogic Inc. (A Hitachi group company) based out of San Jose, CA

Until Jan-2020 (when he turned 51), Mo had never run any long-distance race in his life. He has never been an outdoor person at all, in fact he used to laugh at the people when he saw them running on the road, parks etc. Nonetheless, Mo enjoyed a very active lifestyle, going to gym for 45 min to 1 hour, 4-5 times a week. He was doing at least 2-3 hours of Power/HIIT Yoga every week (which turned out to be a lifesaver for him). On June 20, 2019, Mo had a major health scare which was a life changing event.

Mo has started a YouTube Channel called “Yoga for Runners”, where he uploads the strength training workouts along with the Breathing techniques and short videos on quick remedies for injuries.

Mo has completed 1 full marathon fully geared with emotions and tears in May-2021 and have completed 7 half-marathons till date (RHWB & Philly Virtual). Will be training for his 2nd full marathon (NYC/Philly) in 2022 with a goal of completing it under 6 hours

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