Fitz Koehler is one of America’s most prominent and compelling fitness experts and race announcers. As the voice of the Los Angeles Marathon, Buffalo Marathon, Big Sur Marathon, Gasparilla, DC Wonder Woman Run Series, Quad Cities Marathon, and 30 others, she brings big structure, energy, and joy to endurance sports. With a Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences and decades of experience teaching fitness worldwide, Fitz has helped countless people live better and longer by making fitness understandable, attainable, and fun. As CEO of Fitzness International, she masterfully uses every form of mass media to lead people toward health and athletic adventure. She’s appeared on national media outlets and has worked as a spokesperson and speaker for corporations like Disney, Tropicana, Oakley, and Office Depot.
In 2019, Fitz was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her healthy and athletic body was brutalized by 15 months of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgeries. Instead of shutting down, she turned the volume up on her career. She also strategically orchestrated her own healthy cancer comeback from sick, scrawny, and weak to a strong Boston Marathon finisher. Her memoirMy Noisy Cancer Comeback: Running at the Mouth, While Running for My Lifewas released in 2020 and has been a massive source of motivation for those facing hardships of all sorts. Fitz shares inspirational lessons from her cancer-crushing whirlwind in her keynote presentations, convincing global audiences that they “can do hard things,” too.
Fitz’s next two books, Your Healthy Cancer Comeback: Sick to Strong and the Healthy Cancer Comeback Journal will be released in January 2023
Fitz’s successful school running/walking program, The Morning Mile®, has inspired millions of children, their families, and teachers to get moving in the mornings.
In her free time, Fitz enjoys water sports, strength training, obstacle course races, animals, hugs, sarcasm, getting muddy in her Jeep Wrangler, and travel. She lives in Gainesville, Florida.
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