We had the good fortune of connecting with Junko Kazukawa and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Junko, how does your business help the community?
I am a personal trainer, endurance running coach, Fitness instructor, and an ultra runner My business is to promote Health and fitness, an active lifestyle to everybody. I coach endurance runners, not only for running programs but also strength and conditioning for all levels and ages. I organize the Run club at The Colorado Athletic Club Tabor, and often am a part of many panel discussions to share my experiences on running races, and also features on social media, magazines etc. I love to give some of my expertise on coaching, training, and also motivations to give a positive effect on people’s life and help achieving clients’ goals. I am a 2 times breast cancer survivor so that I can keep giving lots of hopes and inspirations to the people who are suffering from recovering illness or demotivation as long as I can keep on going to share my experience and guidance. I would love to help and influence the community with positivity and the fun aspect of being active and healthy through my knowledge and experiences of Health/ Fitness/ Training etc.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My brief background : I was born and raised in Japan, I came to Colorado to study Exercise science in the University by myself. I received my Master degree in Exercise Physiology, and started building up my career in the Health and Fitness field. I challenged myself to have many different experiences in the fields. I have instructed many exercise classes, conducted some workshops, worked as a Physical therapist aid, Cardiac rehabilitation internship, Corporate fitness/wellness specialist etc. With my experiences, I am now working as an owner of Junko Mountain Training-Endurance training coach and Fitness influencer, Personal trainer, Fitness instructor at Colorado Athletic Club at Tabor. I am an ultra runner and am a part of the Altra Red team and influencer. My passion is to promote and assist health, fitness, and wellbeing with an active lifestyle. I love helping people to achieve their fitness and Athletic goals by guiding with my knowledge and experiences. I have overcome many obstacles in my life ( still going on!!) – language barriers ( by being a foreigner) , 2 times breast cancer experience etc. I learned that challenging spirit and having goals/ dreams gave me the lots of positivities and brighten my life. That experience gave me a sense of confidence and led me to many great friends! With all help, I was able to achieve many of my life goals and survive illness. My story :https://www.irunfar.com/2021/02/werunfar-profile-junko-kazukawa.html

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would love to take friends/visitors to have outdoor experiences- Running or hiking on my favorite trails around here such as Red rocks, Morrison area, golden, and driving up to Leadville for hiking beautiful mountains. ( so many great trails !!!!) Introducing Local Running store Berkeley park running company for shop Running gears Hanging out at 16th street, Rino art district for strolling Coffee spot at Crema coffee house in Rino Dining at Central market in Rino, Izakayaden/Sushi den on Pearl street, Pho’s in the federal area, Korean restaurants in Aurora.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
All friends in the running community – friends from current local team Berkeley Park Running Company, Colorado Athletic Club Tabor, Leadville Race series ( my story – https://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/2021/01/leadville-history-week-junko-kazukawa/). Altra Red Team, Team Nuun, and Former team Runners roost Ultra team. Recent media: Great story of mine written by Morgan Tilton: https://www.irunfar.com/2021/02/werunfar-profile-junko-kazukawa.html Thank you for putting my story for Leadville race series. https://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/2021/01/leadville-history-week-junko-kazukawa/ Thank you for Patagonia Trrailrunning to feature me on Story . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBajeBPTzGM

Website: https://www.junkomountaintraining.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/runjunkorun/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/junko-kazukawa-124aaa40/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/runjunkorun

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/junko.kazukawa

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBajeBPTzGM

Other: my story written by Morgan Tilton https://www.irunfar.com/2021/02/werunfar-profile-junko-kazukawa.html Leadville race series https://www.leadvilleraceseries.com/2021/01/leadville-history-week-junko-kazukawa/

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