Megan Madion creator and founder of Modus45.

 Megan Madion creator and founder of Modus45.

Excuses and exhaustion inspired a fresh approach to wellness.

Standing in her newly adopted daughter’s room, Megan Madion had reached the end of her rope.

“I was so tired that the thought of going to a class was dreadful. I just wanted to lie down,” she said. “While my daughter was sleeping, I laid down on her floor and began moving just a bit.

“I started feeling better, more energized, and realized I could do a little more.”

Before she became a mom, Megan spent years competing in triathlons and Nordic skiing. Maintaining her athleticism was important, but almost impossible with work and family demands.

“When training to compete, every second counts, and those seconds are few and far between for many of us,” she said. “I knew if I was going to work out, I had to be as efficient as possible.”

Recognizing the power of sustained, tiny movements, Megan blended in bursts of cardio to increase the heart rate and move lactic acid through the body. After weeks of experimentation, an efficient 60-minute mix of cardio, strength training, and flexibility evolved.

Friends joined her, loved the results, and the Modus community was born.