Woman running in the mountains at sunrise

Using running to build mental health and wellbeing

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Tailored to you

Through support, guidance and programme design that draws on your unique circumstances

A one-size-fits-all "Couch to 5k" programme this is not


We will assess your current fitness level, help you with goal setting around your mental health and well-being as well as fitness and running.


We will teach you to reflect on your running, lifestyle, relationships and overall well-being in order to keep you running and living as healthfully as you can.


With our support you can avoid the vicious cycle that so many runners face: the “I’m feeling too down to run” trap.

Evidence Based

The scientific literature surrounding the treatment of mental health issues consistently reveals exercise to be an effective form of treatment. Our programme draws on the latest research to help educate you about the most effective ways to manage your mental health using running as a tool.

You don't need to be a runner already... But you can be!

Our programme is focused on you, the unique individual with all your strengths, talents, obstacles and commitments, we can work with all levels of fitness and running experience.

Anyone (and we really mean anyone) can enjoy the mental and physical benefits of running.

New to Running/Regular Exercise

For the absolute novice we begin with walking and then progress to run/walking or fast paced moderate intensity walking if that is what suits your needs best.

Experienced Runners

If you’re already a regular runner we will target your training around your goals, be it 5k, marathon or something beyond! But our real focus is on your mental health and well-being and making sure your programme fits with your health goals.


Total Wellness
12 Weeks

  • Initial Skype Consulation (up to 90mins)

  • 3 x 4 Weekly customised training programme

  • Skype review after every 4 week block to check you are on track

  • Unlimited email and text message support

  • Access to the Run 2 Wellbeing closed Facebook support group

Frequently Asked Questions


Nicole on a trail run at Otatara Pa

Nicole Sattler, Running coach, BSW, MSW and avid runner

Nicole graduated from The University of Newcastle, Australia with a Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2007. Since then Nicole has worked in various counselling roles, largely with people experiencing a wide range of mental health issues, as well as working extensively with survivors of trauma. In 2014 Nicole obtained a Masters of Social Work postgraduate degree from Monash University.

Nicole has been an enthusiastic and passionate runner for over 13 years. In that time she has completed too many half marathons to count, 7 marathons and 4 ultra marathons. One day she would love to run the length of Aotearoa New Zealand. Nicole is an accredited running coach and loves to share her passion for the sport with her clients.

Nicole lives in sunny Hawke’s Bay, NZ with her husband and business partner, Mark (also an avid runner!) and three wonderful children.

UESCA certified coach


I'd would love to hear from you and discuss how Run 2 Wellbeing can make you feel the best you've ever felt!


1/15 Moeller St
Napier, Hawkes Bay
New Zealand


+64 204 063 6902