Mud Runs for Fun and Everyone!

Fun and Fit interview Mud Runner, TV personality, and FitFluential Ambassador, Carissa Bealert

Mud run

Ready to relive mud puddles and dressing up in fun costumes while getting fit? Join us as we get all the dirt (and mud) dished up on the latest craze in the workout and “running” world: MUD RUNS

We asked Carissa — a certified personal trainer, fitness blogger at Fit2Flex, race announcer and TV host who is pursuing a second career as a registered dietitian — to fill us in on the mud run fun. Her key tip: “Finish HAPPY!”

  • For those of us who have never done a mud run, tell us what it’s like.
  • Why do you think Mud Runs have gained such popularity?
  • How would you recommend someone train for a mud run?
  • What are your tips to have a successful Mud Run?
  • You are doing the Dirty Girl Mud Run in Atlanta with FitFluential. Tell us about that race.

You can catch Carissa at Fit2Flex where she and her husband tackle fitness and healthy living with a practical, fun approach. In addition to being a certified personal trainer, Carissa is a respected TV host, sports reporter, and race announcer. She has been seen on CBS College Sports, Home Shopping Network, and at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports.  Carissa is also one of the announcers for the Run Disney Endurance Series at DisneyWorld and DisneyLand.

Recently, she  returned to school to get a second degree in nutrition to become a registered dietitian.  

Carissa’s goal as a blogger and fitness expert is to show people that being healthy and fit isn’t a major change, but the result of little changes that make a BIG difference.  She believes preparation is the key to lifelong fitness success! You can  follow Carissa on Twitter, Facebook, and online.

You can follow us over at Fun Fit and on our YouTube channel. Burn some laughing cals on the way over!

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About Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams

Identical twins and fitness pros Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MAhave been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studio opened–with them–on the European continent back when leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage. Their fitness experience spans 3 decades on land, sea, and airwaves.

Kymberly has taught fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages for 30 years to more than 10,000 exercisers. She is former faculty at University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies. IDEA, the International Association for Health and Fitness Professionals tapped her to serve as the inaugural editor for Fitness Edge, a publication devoted solely to group exercise leaders. Finally she knew enough people in the exercise world that she became a three-time nominee and finalist for IDEA’s Program Director of the Year award.

Kymberly also worked the mind attaining a Master’s Degree in English. Her true specialty was conducting business writing seminars and helping professionals communicate more effectively in the business world. From hosting an international fitness TV program to serving as grammar expert on a live show, Kymberly has led, moved and grooved with energy and good grammar for all.

Alexandra has been teaching, presenting and writing about fitness for over 25 years (since she was 7 and 1/2)! Currently on staff in the Exercise Studies Department at UCSB, she is also a contributing editor and writer for IDEA Health and Fitness Association’s many publications. As an international presenter, Alexandra enjoyed her honeymoon in Venezuela after judging their national fitness championships.

Alexandra has her advanced degree in counseling, which qualifies her to ask nosy questions of her two teens. Combining her love of words and the microphone, she has also had a successful run as a radio presenter, emcee and comedian. She loves to work, so she also writes for her blog and is a frequent guest contributor to a variety of blogs about business and health.

Kymberly and Alexandra are also the Hosts of Fun and Fit on WomensRadio. Fun and Fit offers answers to audiences’ fitness questions, shares Fun Fit Facts, faces Freak Out Fit Facts head on and helps listeners cut through the hype and fat to reach their fitness goals. Learn, laugh and live it up on your road to health and fitness!


  1. Hi ya K&A

    I came here looking for new insights from across the ‘corpus callosum’ if you will allow,as I often but not always feel women have a more sensible view on ‘things’.

    This segment didn’t give me much hope, for gender-gap bridge building, or whatever they call it.

    Imagine for one moment if you can, if the situation was reversed and a man were to say something similar. It needn’t be a man-only radio (I guess some folk might say they all are)-but any station where a man said essentially that which this mud running person- said.

    Admittedly, I just wished to be mud running as I heard it, and was so eager—I had a conditioned reflex to type my concern over the ‘except for’ warning.

    Or, maybe it was the lecherous thought of never seeing Ms Bealert in a tutu. Then Carissa would have a point.

    Nonetheless, it seems a fun thing to do; and with the ‘give in the ground’ much easier on the knees of this older male athletic specimen (2 of the 4 attributes pertain now).