Conquering the Marathon (and Well Beyond)
Take …The First Step Founder & Coach Lynn Gray, an experienced marathoner and RRCA certified coach has been an age group winner for over 30 years. Her experience includes over 45 years of long-distance running and over 90 marathons. She specializes in the long-term goals of marathon and half marathon distances.
Lynn develops fitness programs to support reshaping and reducing through vigorous plyometrics, spinning, and weight training. She also coaches and gives workouts for walkers who aspire to become joggers or speed walkers, as well as provide the skills which will lead them to the aerobic ability and muscular strength to participate in fitness goals such as 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon and marathon distances. Currently Lynn is the trainer for races such as the Miles for Moffitt and the Women’s Half Marathon/5K event.
Walk to Run© and Core and More© Programs For Permanent Fitness
Take …The First Step offers physical fitness programs which supports the female and male participant who want a permanent plan of aerobic exercise which fits their lifestyle. We have aerobic programs which support walking, jogging, cardiowalking, distance running, and integrative running programs for the triathlete. Our Core and More© - a boot camp for women, develops both aerobic and muscular strength to support athletic goals, weight loss, and body reshaping. Lastly, we offer yoga and tai chi classes to enhance balance, posture, muscular strength, and relaxation.
Lynn Gray has published the following books: Run Fit and Faster – 100 Workouts for Walkers and Runners, Cardio Walking for Weight Loss, and Conquering the Marathon. Lynn holds various seminars relating to permanent aerobic fitness for women. Corporations hire Lynn to train women and men for distance goals. Her seminars reflect not only a variety of ways to become fit, but teach the participant the “abc’s” of how to become fit. Her teaching reflects over 24 years of instructional experience with two “Teacher of the Year” awards from the Hillsborough County Public School System.