About Us

Get Fit Atlanta

Get Fit Atlanta is a health, lifestyle, wellness and fun company. Get Fit Atlanta provides structured running, walking and triathlon group training programs. Our mission is to coach and encourage personal growth, empowerment and lifestyle change through physical fitness and endurance training.  The Get Fit Atlanta Coaches and Mentors are committed to accepting, educating and inspiring individuals of all abilities and experience. We ensure a FUN, safe, supportive training environment via certified coaches and training methods. We are committed to the wellness, balance, team, fun, sportsmanship, commitment, community, leadership, volunteerism and enjoyment of the Get Fit training cycles; helping our members achieve life changing goals.  We Join us and Change Your Life today!

Get Fit Atlanta Marathon and Half Marathon Training

The Get Fit Atlanta marathon and Half Marathon Training program provides you the support you need to complete a half marathon and/or marathon and meet your goals.  This is true whether your goal is to simply finish your first half marathon or to achieve a new personal best.  This support includes:

  • Training program for your target race(s)
    • Our training program is realistic, healthy, science based and attainable and has enabled hundreds of members to reach their goals.
    • The program first assures you have the appropriate training base, then adds distance to provide the endurance you need to finish your race, interval training to improve your speed and moderately fast shorter runs known as tempo runs to improve your fitness
  • Training with your own group of similarly paced members
    • Our members are grouped by their pace, from beginning walkers to our fastest runners.
    • These groups assure that you have people of similar ability and pace to train with year round
    • They will be like family—all different, but all fun and all focused on helping one another reach their goals
    • These groups are designated by color (Purple-walkers and runners @ 13 minute miles or less, Yellow--13:00-11:30 minute miles, Orange--11:30-10:00 minute miles, Blue--10:00-8:30 minute miles, Red--8:30 minute mile or faster)
  • Experienced coaches to support you in attaining your goals
    • Each running color group has a team of coaches who organize each group runs and set the pace and workout objectives
    • Our coaches have one primary goal—to help you reach your goal safely, all while having fun
    • Our coaches have "been there" and "done that"—they have collectively run hundreds of races, hit dozens of walls (and pushed past them), and worked with other members just like you
    • Our coaches are there whenever you need an answer to questions, advice, or just a little encouragement
  • A myriad of group workout opportunities each week
    • We have a variety of runs each week to give you a chance to train with other Get Fit Atlanta members
      • Tuesday evening runs (TNR) in Buckhead
      • Thursday Night runs (ThNR)   in Kennesaw and Downtown Atlanta.
      • Saturday morning group long Runs/Walks
        • In summer, these are held around the Silver Comet trail, and begin at the Mableton Kroger (4875 Floyd Road, Mableton, GA 30126)
        • In Winter, we run as a club, moving around the metro area to provide variety in our training venues.
      • Sunday morning group long Runs/Walks in Kennesaw
      • Intervals as appropriate during the year
  • Education
    • Seminars on key topics, including race preparation, cross training, nutrition and more
    • Online resources
    • Member Only Online Community - Interactive with all your social media outlets
  • Variety of other benefits
    • Get Fit Tech T-Shirt, Reflective Vest, Emergency Shoe I.D. tag, and access to personal training peaks account.
    • Member discounts with Get Fit partners and sponsors
    • Group Target Races: 5k, 10k, Ekiden Relay, Full/Half marathons & MORE!

Running Locations

Although we have activities during the week in a variety of locations around the Atlanta area.  Our main "locations" are centered around where we do our longest runs of the week. Our oldest and largest marathon and half marathon training location is centered in Cobb County/Smyrna, on and around the Silver Comet trail. The Cobb/Smyrna summer long runs begin at the Mableton Kroger (4875 Floyd Road, Mableton, GA 30126).  During the winter season (usually November – March), to provide training variety and challenge, our Saturday long runs move to various location around the metro Atlanta area (Buckhead, Alpharetta, Kennesaw, Decatur, Midtown, Grant Park.)

Get Fit Atlanta Triathlon Training

The Get Fit Triathlon Training Program is designed to provide you the support you need to meet your goals and complete your target triathlon—whether a sprint, Olympic, half or full iron distance event.  The program is designed for all levels of participants—from beginners who want to complete their 1st triathlon, to experienced or intermediate level athletes who want to improve. In addition to ALL benefits and training opportunities of the marathon program, you get the following triathlon specific benefits and training activities:

  • Training program for your target race(s)
    • One of the most challenging aspects of triathlon training is learning to fit in a wider variety of workouts each week than many people are accustomed to and appropriately balance those workouts
    • Our training program eliminates this planning challenge by providing you a detailed schedule of activities each week
    • Because we know you have a busy life, our training program is designed to be realistic and attainable
  • Experienced coaches to support you in attaining your goals
    • Our coaches have one primary goal—to help you reach your goal safely, all while having fun
    • Our coaches have "been there" and "done that"—they have collectively completed in dozens of triathlons, hit dozens of walls (and pushed past them), and worked with other members just like you
    • Our coaches are there whenever you need an answer to questions, advice, or just a little encouragement
    • USAT & USATF Level I, CPR & First Aid Certified Coaches
  • A myriad of group workout opportunities each week
    • As a member of the triathlon training group, you may participate in any Marathon and Half Marathon training activities, including:
      • Tuesday evening runs (TNR) in Buckhead
      • Thursday Night runs (ThNR)   in Kennesaw and Downtown Atlanta.
      • Saturday morning group long Runs/Walks
    • 6 Scheduled Swim Clinics &/or Open Water Swims during the season
    • 6 Scheduled Group Bike Rides / Clinics at various locations
    • Thursday Brick (Ride/Run) workouts
    • Access to all member bike rides, swims Activites & Clinics thru out the season and off season
  • Education
    • Seminars on key topics, including race preparation, cross training, nutrition and more
    • Weekly Online Live Coaching sessions and Clinics
  • Variety of other benefits
    • Get Fit Tech T-Shirt, Reflective Vest, Emergency Shoe I.D. tag, water bottle
    • Member discounts with Get Fit partners and sponsors
    • Group Target Races: Sprint, Olympic, Half Iron & Ironman distances
    • LT & HRZ Field Tests available upon Request

Learning More About Joining Get Fit Atlanta

Our “training year” typically begins in April of one year and extends through March of the following year.  Depending on your goals and current level of fitness, you can join us year round.
We hold informational sessions in April and a variety of other times throughout the year.  Click here for information about upcoming information and sign-up sessions.