The Coaches

Melissa

I started with Denver Fit in 2007 with my first mile ever ran. Over the years, I’ve completed 2 full marathons, over 20 half marathons, an ascent, and too many 5k, 10k, and relays to count. I LOVE running, meeting new and old friends, and choose my races based on their medals. This will be my 6 season coaching and 5 season organizing. Can’t wait to help you reach your goal.

Liz

I started with Denver Fit in 2016 and trained for my first marathon with the group. To be honest, ‘training for my first marathon’ is not a phrase I ever thought I would say! My first half marathon was in 2013 and I have been working on running a half or full marathon in every state since. I recently completed my second half marathon and look forward to running half and full distances in the future! I love the sense of community running can bring for people, regardless of their speed or goals!

Matt

I started running with Denver Fit in 2015 when I moved to Denver from Massachusetts. My first marathon and half marathon was in 2013 and I have been running in race distances from 5K – Marathon ever since. This past year I ran the Boston Marathon and completed my first 50 miler. I am also working on my goal of running a half or full marathon in every state so I am always looking for new races! My goal for this year is to complete my first 100 mi, the Leadville 100. I am really excited to help coach the group and help you reach your running goals.

Mike

As a former runner, I switched to walking because of injuries and to reduce bodily impact. I began racewalking to improve my fitness, weight loss and to manage diabetes 21years ago. I regularly compete in 3k, 5k, and 10k races. My current goal is completing the 50 state half marathon challenge. Many exercisers who walk would like to be faster. My greatest satisfaction is helping walkers meet that goal by teaching improved form and technique for both speed walking and racewalking. I have been a USA Fit Denver member off and on since 2003 and I’ve had the pleasure of coaching Denver Fit walkers for four years.