My name is America. I am Denver FIT.

Now training for her 11th marathon, America says peer pressure brought her to USA FIT Denver.

“My friend wanted to check “marathon” off her bucket list and asked me to join her,” said Paz. “I had never done anything like this before and kept showing up to support her even though I hadn’t planned to actually finish the program.”

After every long run, the sense of accomplishment kept Paz coming back. After reaching her goal, Paz continued training on her own but then returned to USA FIT Denver.

“Training alone was hard. With USA FIT Denver, you never run alone. There is always someone that can match your pace and the coaches are very supportive. It’s more like running with a friend than a coach,” said America.

America says she keeps coming back because the program works.

“Anyone can do this. I started because of my friend, but now I’m doing it for me.”

America, Joined in 2008