Our Coaches

Mercedes Cimino

Organizer - Phoenix FIT

It is hard to believe that this will be my 11th year as organizer with Phoenix Fit and my 13th year associated with the program. The time has flown by and it seems like just yesterday that I showed up for my first meeting a little nervous that I was going to be intimidated by hard-core runners. That preconception could not have been farther from the truth. Everyone I have met in association with Phoenix Fit has been friendly and supportive. The coaches are approachable and the members are eager to share their running experience and learn from one another.

Until I joined Phoenix Fit I had spent most of my running time solo. I have since come to appreciate the benefits of running with a group. Not only have I learned many tips from coaches and fellow runners, I have made friendships that will last a lifetime.