Friends In Training (FIT) Newsletter

December 26th, 2014   “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do that by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the…

Friends In Training (FIT) Newsletter

December 18th, 2014   “Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a…

A Thank you note By Vivien Arguelles

Hi Marcelita! Now that the season is over I want to thank all of you, the coaches, the trainers, the speakers, the runners, the walkers………..for a wonderfull 2009 season. I have been member now for 10 years and I can truly say that you and your staff (please convey this message to them) have really […]

By Jocelyne Norris

In 2004, I went for a routine checkup and was told by my mean doctor that “I was overweight, out of shape, had high blood pressure and high cholesterol”. Wake up call! I refused to believe that I had gotten so far removed from health and fitness and taking care of myself that my body […]

By Ben Padilla

Only 1 in 1 million make their dreams come true to become a professional athlete. If you do not make it, you look for plan B which is to become a college athlete. Everyone has their life reasons for not making it either way. The problem here is what happens to that person that is […]

By Don Oxley

I am a former athlete myself, but in 2008, I was unable to participate in any sports due to knee problems for over three years. I was an avid basketball and softball player, and lifted weights from time to time. I have always enjoyed an active lifestyle, now unable to do anything, and 40 extra […]

Humbled…By Brent Nein

It’s Thursday night, my last training run before the marathon, and I’m getting ready in an almost unconscious routine. The dog is looking at me as I put on my shoes, and I know she’s thinking; “there here goes again, off without me, not like when he used to take me along”. Strap on the […]

By Alan Carter

Hi Marcela, I wanted to express to you and the other FIT members my happiness and gratitude to find a group of like-minded individuals and so close to home as well. It seems so long ago that I used to be a pretty serious runner (but never very fast). I miss those days when I […]

Success Story By Tammy Guess

I joined Friends in Training in August 2006 at the request of a friend who thought it would be a great idea to train for a half marathon. I surprised myself when (without hesitation), responded to the request with a nonchalant, “Sure”. Those who know me are well aware that when it comes to physical […]

Success Story By Kimmie Briley

My name is Kimmie, I’m a baby to F.I.T. just joined over a month ago. I met Marcela when I use to work at Motorola. She watched me struggle with my weight for many years. I have been battling with this issue since the age of 18. My heaviest weight was 297 pounds. At age […]