Staying active is essential to living a healthy lifestyle. We’re here to inspire and guide you.

Active: Run. Walk. Train.

From Fat to Finish Line embraces an active lifestyle. Whether you walk, run, train, or participate in a sport, our community is here to help motivate and celebrate all of your fitness activities. We offer a new kind of accountability. Not aggressive or comparative, but supportive from start to finish. We welcome you where you are… today… on your fitness journey.


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Training Plans. Tips. Coaching.

It’s often said, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Having a plan to follow is the surest way to get to your finish line. Whether you are trying to tackle your first mile or your first marathon, we’re here to get you there.


If you’re ready to start your journey, you’ve come to the right place. Find instant support within our community, read articles and advice about everything from how to pick the right pair of shoes to how to keep going when you feel like quitting. Keep an eye out for advice from our Head Coach Rik Akey who will be posting great tips to help you as well.

FFTFL team captain, Rik Akey developed my training plan and was always just a call, text, or email away. He had total confidence in me from the very beginning, even though I had very little confidence in myself.

Here was someone who had gone before me and knew me. I trusted him. I trusted the process. Rik’s support along with the support of the entire From Fat to Finish Line community, whom I consider my tribe and my people supported my journey and helped me get to the finish line of my first marathon.

-Lorrie Bamford

FFTFL Member


Running Programs for Beginners

How to Start Running and Totally not Hate it 10 Tips for Beginning Runners

About.Com: 30 days to 20 minutes of running

Running Shoes

Road Runner Sports

Ragnar Relay

The Ragnar Relay Race is a 200 mile relay race. Ragnar hosts race events all over the country. The relays are designed to be a fun, bonding, race experience that can cater to runners of most levels ranging from beginners – elites.

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Training to run your first mile nonstop is empowering and can be life-changing. Sign-up to receive a FREE 12-week Run Your First Mile Training Plan. SIGN UP


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Success Stories

From weight loss to non-scale victories to finish lines, be inspired by our community members. READ MORE