Running Program

USA FIT San Francisco members are just like you. We each decided one day that we would like to get into better shape, make new friends, and perhaps run a  half or full marathon! Some of us are just starting, others have been running for a while, and some are Boston Marathon qualifiers. But regardless of the specifics, we all share one common goal: having fun.

Ask previous members, and they will tell you that San Francisco FIT is a non-intimidating environment, and we really do motivate people to get fit, and enjoy themselves.

The general format of San Francisco FIT is as follows:

  • An organized training run each Saturday morning with a group of runners whose training pace is similar to yours. Each pace group is designated by a color: Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, and Orange.
  • A seminar on hydration, training, nutrition or other fitness-related topic is presented the first six Saturdays before our run to help you learn the fundamentals of successfully improving your fitness.
  • Time for discussion with your color group members and instruction from your coaches each week before/after the run.
  • A schedule of training runs to be completed each week on your own, or if you choose, with other members of the group.
  • Group get togethers to have fun and get to know other members scheduled by the coaches.  (optional)

San Francisco FIT is highly successful because it follows the format of the USA FIT program, which has been refined and improved since its beginning in 1989. The USA FIT programs have improved the health, fitness and wellness of thousands of people each year throughout the U.S..