Meet the Coaches

 

Amy is a newly certified RRCA running coach and currently coaches our New Boundaries 5K Training Program. She began running almost seven years ago and quickly discovered her love of running and sharing that joy and knowledge with others! She is honored and grateful to have been given this opportunity to help others in our community reach their fitness goals through Fleet Feet’s Training Programs. There is great satisfaction and joy in helping someone else learn something new and achieve a dream. When not at Fleet Feet as a coach or Fit Specialist, Amy stays busy with her husband and five sons.



Em moved to Fort Mill in December 2014 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Spanish. Always the athlete, Em competed in swimming for 16 years before an injury to her shoulders moved her to start running in 2011. Em joined the Fleet Feet team to begin gaining more knowledge on running health and lifestyle. She hopes in the future to help meet not only her own running goals, but to help others that she coaches with Fleet Feet meet theirs.


 

Erin - I have been distance running for over 20 years. In that time I have completed numerous races including marathons, half-marathons, 10k's and 5k's. In 2011 I decided to become a certified running coach and share my love of running with others. I get just as much satisfaction helping a client meet their goal as I do when I reach my own. To me running is as emotionally beneficial as it is physical. It has always been my outlet for dealing with the stresses of life. The only thing I love more than running is my amazing family. I am the mother of two very active boys, Jackson (10) and Luke (7). And if it wasn't for my husband David's constant support, meeting my goals would not be possible. 


  

Debbie Pitsos- 2007 US Figure Skating / PSA Sports Science Coach of the Year & 2007 USOC “Doc” Councilman Science Award for Figure Skating.

"I enjoy working with athletes, of all ages and levels, to help each athlete reach his/her potential."

Debbie Pitsos has taught exercise for 30+ years. Debbie is the owner of Concepts in Fitness, a personal training business, she trained figure skaters from beginner through World and Olympics, and she directed the Off-Ice Training Program at Detroit Skating Club for sixteen years. She has taught classes in conditioning, strength training, jump technique, plyometrics, and flexibility. Debbie is constantly researching the latest techniques and implements them into her training programs for her clients.

Debbie holds a liberal arts degree with a concentration in exercise science. She is a certified instructor through the American Council on Exercise, a member of IDEA, the National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer, and she is a Certified Fitness Specialist through the YMCA. Debbie is also a Registered Rated Professional Ice Dance Coach through the Professional Skaters Association.

Since 1995 Debbie has served on several of the USFSA committees and faculties including the USFSA Sports Medicine Committee, and the Sports Science Council. She has been a faculty member for the USFSA/USOC Sports Medicine & Science Camps, Team USA Camps, National Novice Seminar 2002, 2006 & 2010, Junior Nationals Reach for the Stars Seminar, and she is a faculty member for the USFSA Outreach Program. Debbie served 3 years on the Michigan Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness, Business Sub-Committee, and she is a member of the Professional Skaters Association. Debbie skated freestyle, figures, Moves in the Field, and she is a Gold dancer. She is also a two-time national silver medalist in synchronized skating.


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