Program Overview

The program is simple, but powerful. Through safe and steady coaching, members progress from little or no running base to race condition. Members follow our carefully developed training schedule during the week, then on the weekends, the entire group meets for ability-based long runs. These group meetings are great for lots of reasons. First, they’re a good chance to share the challenges and joys of training with others who are going through the same thing. Second, the weekly group meetings are important because members receive educational seminars on running-specific topics that round out their training with essential practical and strategic information. Our emphasis is on safety, fun and achievement, and we find that often, these meetings represent the beginning of many lifelong friendships. We hope you’ll join us.

When someone completes their first marathon or half marathon, the experience is so powerful that they carry it with them for the rest of their lives. The physical and psychological benefits gained from this intensive training are truly remarkable. Here at USA FIT, our goal is to safely bring these benefits to as many people as possible, including couch potatoes, Boston-qualifying athletes, and everybody in between.

USA FIT started in 1989 in Houston, TX. Beginners, walkers and even non-runners have been with us from the early days, and since that time, USA FIT has enjoyed solid growth with programs in over 50 cities across the nation and in Europe. Our training has expanded from marathon-only distances to a variety of programs including Triathlon, half marathon, Stay FIT, Couch to 5K, Advanced Training (ATP), and more.

Why it works

Over the last two decades, we’ve learned a lot about how to help people accomplish their goals. We bring together our members in a positive environment with other like-minded athletes, give them a carefully refined training structure to guide them, coach them skillfully, and watch the achievement happen. Participants show up each week to run or walk, to support each other in a common goal, and to hold each other accountable. In these ways, USA FIT is more than a training schedule; it’s a way of life that helps members thrive both on and off the track.

The common thread between most everyone has been a positive experience in stepping out of our comfort zones and discovering the ability that we each have to challenge ourselves beyond our expectations. All with the goal of runnning a marathon or half marathon.

Our goal is to educate and inspire each member through informational seminars. Safety, education, and motivation are the three key elements that enable our members to reach their goal and USA Fit Shreveport provides these elements in a fun, well organized atmosphere.

So if you want to make new running friends, get into the best shape of your life, and maybe even run that marathon or half marathon you’ve always dreamed about, sign up today!

Informational Seminars

We include regular seminars on various running and general fitness and nutrition topics that pertain to both runners AND walkers that will educate and inspire you. You will hear from a variety of experts on many subjects including nutrition, injury prevention, clothing, etc. We urge you to join us after the Saturday group run  to learn more about these and other topics.

Facebook Page

Please join our Facebook Page at USA Fit Shreveport for postings by the coaching staff, participants and our seminar consultants.

In Summary

We look forward to working with each you over the next six months to set and achieve your goals whether it be a faster marathon/half marathon time or just getting off the sofa and walking! We will be pleased to help you succeed!