Welcome to FitandAble.net! We’re really happy to have you as part of our health and fitness community that we like to call Team Fit & Able.
If you’re like most of our visitors you’re committed to leading a life of good health, physical fitness, and personal wellness. Whether you’re an experienced athlete or just trying to figure out your first steps, you’re set in mind, body, and soul on pursuing those goals.
Pursuing good health and fitness isn’t just an adventure. It’s a life long journey.
Our mission is to help you along that journey.
There is no get fit quick scheme. At least not one that’s actually healthy for you.
Making big life changes is incredibly intimidating. We know! But we also know that it is possible for you to be successful.
Better yet once you see the results you’ll want to keep going. We don’t want to call it an addiction but . . . you won’t want to quit.
Fit & Able has been staging events, training athletes, and educating the public for over 20 years now. That’s a ton of accumulated experience we have to share with you! Each week we are adding more resources to help our community.
If it’s your first time here, we know how overwhelming it is to sort through everything we have here for you. That’s why we’ve created this page just for you.
This page will guide you through our best resources, all our activities, and anything else we believe will help you start your journey to better health and fitness.
Step 1: Get to Know Us
If you’re knew to Fit & Able and haven’t already, check out our About page. There you’ll learn about Fit & Able’s mission and story and get to meet the team behind the organization.
While you’re there, please drop us a comment at the bottom and introduce yourself. We’d love to hear where you are on your journey and what topics or resources would be most helpful to you.
Step 2: Join Our Community
As you’ll hear again and again, we believe that one of the keys to success is surrounding yourself with people who support you. For one, it’s so much harder to do this all by yourself. And, two, the more the merrier, right?
So, first, please subscribe to one of our newsletters. Yes, we have a couple of them.
Depending on what you’re wanting from us we have different lists so that we are only delivering exactly what you want to see.
Don’t worry; we don’t share your email with anyone else and you can unsubscribe or change lists whenever you want with a click of a button.
Online Content Newsletter
We post all of our new content plus updates and links for all of our events and training programs here and it’s the easiest way to stay up to day on what’s going on with Fit & Able. We’d love for you to be a part of these communities.
Finally, if there’s something you need or if there’s anything you’d like to suggest, contact us directly! We can’t help you best if we don’t know what you want or need. Feel free to zip us an email to ask questions, suggest new topics for podcasts and blog posts, or to just give us some feedback. We’ve only got a small team and will try to respond as fast as possible.
Step 3: Explore What We’ve Got For You
FitandAble.net is our HQ. We aren’t a gym like the YMCA and we don’t sell canned fitness programs like Beachbody. But everything we do have you can find right here.
Why might you want to dive into the world of health and fitness? Because of all the ways it can benefit and enhance your life.
Here are just a few of the ways it can do that.
5 Reasons We Love Fitness
Better Energy – To some it may seem odd but exercising actually boosts your energy. This increased energy will help power you through the day, be more productive at work, and generally feel better.
Weight Loss – This is a no brainer. Exercise is the other part of the weight loss equation. Eating right will only get you so far; exercising will seal the deal.
Improved Relationships – This isn’t saying that people will like you more if you’re in shape. Rather you’ll have more energy, less stress, and be ready to do all the things that make relationships with your friends and family strong.
Positive Mental Attitude – Exercise doesn’t just make you physically fit. It also makes you mentally fit. The positive changes you see your body making, your new boundless energy, and great relationships do wonders to how you view yourself and the world.
Do the Things You Love – Nothing makes people happier than being able to do the things we love with those we love. With both energy and physical ability you will be able to live your dreams each and every day.
Our Best Resources
If you’re here to learn, we’ve got a lot here waiting for you.
We’ve got resources that you can read, put into action, and, most importantly, share with other people on the journey with you.
Each week we post a new article designed to help you overcome a particular problem. Sometimes they address big issues and sometimes they’re small issues. Whatever the topic, you will walk away with a handful of action items that you can immediately implement.
Let us put in the skull-sweat developing the know-how so you can focus on the hard work.
Our material is only helpful if people will use it and we know not everyone has the time to read a full article. So if you’re on the go all the time, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.
Our podcast network brings all of our written content to audio with the additional bonuses of in-depth interviews with coaches, athletes, and people just like you.
Sometimes we can’t fit everything we know into a single blog post or podcast episode. And we also don’t want you having to string together information from several related posts.
To make teaching everything we know on some subjects both comprehensive yet convenient for you, we bundle all that great information into a single ebook. This allows us to pack in more advanced tools and resources for you to take with you and use on your journey.
Who doesn’t love a good video, right? Short, to the point, and not as tedious as a long article. We hope to bring more great content to you each week that you can watch whether you’re on your laptop or phone.
When you’re ready to do, now you’re getting to where Fit & Able really shines.
Fit & Able staged it’s first event almost 20 years ago. Now we have over a dozen events each year for three main sports: running, track & field, and triathlon.
You can find all of our upcoming events on our race calendar.
But hey! Do you need someone to stage or time your race?
Not only do we host our own series of Fit & Able events, we also manage and time races for other organizations. If you’re interested in our event management or race timing services, head on over to our Timing & Management page to learn more.
If you’ve gone through all of our online materials but feel ready for more then you need to check out Team Fit & Able. This is our premier four-season training team.
Endurance Magazine named Team Fit & Able the Best Charity Training Team in the Triangle in 2015.
Team Fit & Able’s Training Calendar:
- Triangle Track & Field Team – March – May
- Triangle Triathlon Team & Summer Conditioning Team – June – August
- Trail Blazers Running Team – September – November
- Winter Training Team – November – January
Beginner’s Getting Start Plan
Getting started with a new training regimen or exercise program is always the toughest part. One day you’ll be in the shape you want but getting your mind and body moving is intimidating of many people. That’s why we’ve crafted these five guides to help you get started on your new health and fitness journey.
How to Find Your Current Fitness Level – The first step of any new fitness plan is to find out where you are now. Here are a few easy fitness tests to find your current fitness level. This will help you find the physical or fitness areas you may want to improve on.
How to Set Your First Fitness Goal – Once you know where you are you can decide where you want to go. But to be successful you need to put serious thought into your fitness goal. This guide will help you craft a S.M.A.R.T. goal that will ensure you make the big changes you want.
Developing Your First Training Plan – With your fitness goal set you can create the plan that will see you through to the end. This action plan will detail step-by-step each phase of your training and will help you measure your progress. If you follow your plan you will be successful.
How to Beat the Temptation to Quit – Making big life changes is hard. When we face roadblocks the natural inclination is often to quit. This guide will give you a variety of tools that you can use to keep yourself focused on your goal, beat the negative self-talk, and achieve your fitness goal.
Training Gear for Beginners – Sports and exercise activities have so much cool gear that it can be hard to sort out what you need to start with. We’ve pulled out the basics for what you’ll need to get started with running, swimming, and cycling. You can always get more gear later.
Are You Ready?
If you’ve made it all the way down here, then you’ve seen everything we have and know that we’re here to help you.
But here’s the tough part. It’s up to you to do the hard work and put the time in. No one has lost weight just by reading how to lose weight. And looking at a picture of a guy doing pushups is not the same as doing it yourself.
It’s time to get up out of your chair and get moving!