Health & Running Coach
Long-Distance Runner. Elite Vegan Athlete.
“We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
The movement branch of Verde Ops provides Holistic Health and Running Coaching services, born out of Coach Broadbent’s innate love for running and all forms of movement/physical activity! She exemplifies the scholar/athlete duality as an accomplished, national-class competitive long-distance runner (from the mile to the marathon) and a Health & Running Coach. Coach Broadbent is an Elite Vegan Athlete, thriving on a 100% whole-foods-plant-based diet/lifestyle. She is a USA Track and Field (USATF) and Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) certified running coach. Coaching Female Masters Runners! BEST Masters Running Coaching… By Women, For Women! Dr. Broadbent completed the Menopause for Athletes course certification offered by Dr. Stacy Sims, a forward-thinking international exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who aims to revolutionize exercise nutrition and performance for women. Dr. Broadbent offers her female Masters runners clients the science-based knowledge and research they need to understand the changes happening to their body and give them strategies to optimize their performance and health.
Coach Broadbent exemplifies the scholar/athlete duality as an accomplished, national-class competitive long-distance runner (from the mile to the marathon) and a Health & Running Coach.
What Can Coach Broadbent do for you?
Coach Broadbent offers one-on-one health and running coaching with a science-based plan she designs just for you. This includes bringing mindfulness into the pillars of health:
Connecting with Nature
Coach Broadbent provides you with customized training plans, and plant-based nutrition with the accountability, support, and care essential for your success.
Coach Broadbent’s Bio & Running Highlights
One Runner. Two Countries. United States of America & Puerto Rico
P.R. National Masters Record Holder in various distances from the 5K to the marathon.
Member of USA Track & Field (USATF) Mid-Atlantic Region.
Invited to join and raced for the elite female Masters team, Athena Track Club (2010-2015), the team holds national and world records at various distances.
Since 2016, has been racing for the Philadelphia Masters Track & Field Association team; and for Puerto Rico Masters Association since 2019.
Member of the Philadelphia Masters Track & Field Association from 2016 – 2021.
Joined the Puerto Rico Masters Association (PRMA) in 2019 to represent her homeland at the North Central America and Caribbean World Masters Athletics Championships (NCCWMA) in Toronto, Canada.
Joined Greater Philadelphia Track Club at the end of 2021.
Boston Marathon 2009.
North Central America and Caribbean World Masters Athletics Championships (NCCWMA) July 2019 – Bronze medalist, Cross Country 8K (representing Puerto Rico).
Invited as an Elite athlete to run the 40th International Marathon Modesto Carrion, November 2016 – Puerto Rico 10K.
Member of Atlanta Track Club, LeHigh Valley Road Runners and Oiselle Volée (By women. For Women).
Races about 35-40 races a year. In 2020, raced 3 live events, and 54 virtual races (including distances from 100 meters to the half marathon).
Blue Cross Broad Street Run 10-Miler (Philadelphia) – Completed this course 15 times, earned an Age-Group spot on the podium four times (2011, 2014, 2019, 2021), always finishing in the top 10 in age group. Earned “Seeded Placement” in the past 10 consecutive years. This is the largest 10M race in the United States.
Peachtree 10K (largest 10K in the world) – 2018, 2019, 2020.
Garden Spot Village Half Marathon (New Holland, PA): 2018, 2019, 2021 Female Grand Masters Champion.
Mile time trial at 52 – The Perk Mile 5:42 (June 29, 2020).
Coach Broadbent was inducted into the prestigious T. Colin Campbell certification and Great Vegan Athlete (GVA) global platform as an Elite Vegan Athlete, thriving on a 100% whole-foods-plant-based lifestyle.
Principles of Food and Health.
Female Althete Advocate
Voice in Sport (VIS) Expert, a community of professional experts across Sports Psychology, Sports Science & Research, Sports Media and Sports Nutrition with a passion for bringing more visibility, support and knowledge to female athletes. As a VIS Expert, she works behind the scenes to advocate for female athletes working with the VIS Creators and VIS Brand team. VIS’ goal is to arm female athletes with the information and tools they need to have a better journey in sport. VIS’ mission is to bring more visibility to female athletes and together elevate our voices!
Served in the Board of Directors of Girls On the Run of Hunterdon, Bucks, and Warren County Council. Girls on the Run is a national non-profit organization that designs programming that strengthens third- to eighth grade girls’ social, emotional, physical and behavioral skills to successfully navigate life experiences.
Dr. Broadbent is certified Equine Massage Therapist (Delaware Valley University, 2012) offering clinically proven, best-in-class therapeutic equine massage, in collaboration with equine professionals to meet your horse’s unique and evolving needs.
The power of touch. Dr. Broadbent uses her hands to feel muscle tension in a horse. Equine massage therapy is a non-invasive, highly effective, and very powerful therapy. She customizes the massage to each individual horse. A massage session covers the horse’s full body from head to hoof. Equine Massage Therapy uses a variety of massage techniques and strokes to stimulate blood flow to different areas of the body. This encourages blood flow and brings in oxygen and other nutrients, at the same time removing lactic acid build up and eliminating other metabolic waste from the body. This encourages injured muscles to heal, and healthy muscles to stay flexible and pain free.
Benefits of our therapeutic equine massage sessions: Increased mobility and muscle tone. Injury prevention. Reduced inflammation. Improved circulation. Faster recovery.
Time with a Horse
To be in the presence of a horse is to be fully present in the here and now. Clients benefit from this mindfulness practice, experiencing peace, quiet time of reflection, clarity, stress relief, joy, gratitude and love.
The sessions do not involve riding.